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The Late Show interview with David Letterman (Feb.16/12)
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The mystery of the Indian Princess of Tasmania
by Kirstin Duffield, Clutterbuck Genealogy Researcher
There has been a rush on queries in the last few months about a lady by the name of Ann(e) Clutterbuck who lived and died in Tasmania.
It appears many descendants have been told a story of Anne being the unwanted daughter of an Indian Maharajah or an Indian Princess. The English/Indian Aristocracy is fairly well documented and any reference she may have used to refer to herself as Anglo/Indian may be purely down to having grown up there. At the age of 19 she travels as a servant to a Ship’s Captain’s Wife – not a great standing of a lady or Princess. And all other evidence goes a great way to undermining any such story as being based on truth and may merely be a fanciful tail once told that was taken as fact and passed down.
What is known is:
1. An Ann listed as Anglo/Indian arrived on the barque “Research” from Calcutta, India on 14 Dec 1831. This was a convict ship from Fort William in Bengal. It would be very odd for any lady to be on board unless she was connected as a companion or in the employ of a senior ranking officer. Ann (who was listed on her journey as Anglo/Indian), along with two others, was listed as a servant to a Captain Davidson who was accompanied by his wife.
The manifest clearly states that “Passengers from India were Mrs Davidson and Servant”
There was a Clutterbuck Family in West Bengal Samuel and Sarah who had a daughter Dorthea in 1818.
2. A William Kingston was transported by The Adrian Ship from England (Convicted in Buckinghamshire on 27 July 1829) leaving to New South Wales 27 Apr 1830 from Portsmouth arriving NSW 20 AUG 1830 with 169 men embarking sailing for 115 days with Wm sadler as master and G H Weatherhead as Surgeon.
but some entry states William Kingston came to Australia aboard WOODMAN in 1826 as a convict but there is no record of this on the NSW Government State records.
3. Ann Married William Kingston who was born in 29 MAY 1803 in Staffordshire. They married in Hobart Town by William Bedford, Senior Chaplin on 21 May 1832.
4. William was a convict at the time of the marriage but received a pardon and the couple settled on a farm he purchased at Bream Creek. Ann ran the farm for a while William went to the Goldfields in Victoria and is listed as a shareholder of the Ballarat Mine, Victoria in 1868 (Source: Government Gazettes in the Genealogy Society of Victoria)
5. They had children
a. William George 21 OCT 1835-29 APR 1917 who married Elizabeth Dunbabin 28 JUL 1856 (1839-1909) daughter of John and Anna (Eccles)
b. Stephen 25 SEP 1837- 15 APR 1881 m Jane Williams b1843 (8 Children)
c. Lucy Ann 1841-1888 m Harry Smith 6 OCT 1857 (12 Children)
d. Charles 1 FEB 1844-31 OCT 1922
Sadly noting there was only a month between the death of William Kingston and his daughter Lucy Ann and as her last child would only have been 6 at the time it would have also left Harry with a great deal of children and no wife. Then Stephen who dies in 1881 left his wife Jane with their children prematurely with the youngest of the 8 being only 2 years old. It was surely hard times.
6. Ann died of Debilitus 11 Aug 1879 in Sorell, Tasmania, Australia, and is buried with her husband in Marion Bay Cemetery. William died 10 Aug 1888.
However other sources make a connection with the English Royal Family. In fact a John Clutterbuck married Mary Anne Lyon, daughter of the Hon Thomas Lyon and Mary Elizabeth Wren on 31 OCT 1821. He lived at Warkworth, Northumberland. There is a well-documented connection of Thomas Lyon and the current Queen’s Mother through the Bowes Lyon line. However this John was born in 1784 which is along time to have a sister born 1811. There is an Anne in his siblings but it appears she was born in the 1780’s. And for Anne to be a servant to a Ship’s Captain’s wife would be a fall in society somewhat!
There is no connection of Clutterbuck’s women or men in India at the time for Anne to be born. The Indian records are surprisingly good especially in respect of the military and the English living there.
So what other Anne’s do we have in England:
1810 daughter of Thomas and Eleanor in Watford Northumberland, through tracking other records I don’t find a death/burial nor a marriage nor a census return for this Anne, which if she were to leave the UK somehow than maybe that would be a reason.
My conclusion is that she is either the daughter of Thomas and Eleanor, but how she came to be in India is still a mystery or she is the daughter of Samuel and Sarah who we do at least know were in India at around the right time. There is a Samuel Clutterbuck who married Sarah Bishop in 1797, it would be possible Sarah was still having children in 1818 i.e Dorthea (and Anne along the way in 1811.)
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by Kirstin Duffield, treemad at btinternet dot com
Figure 1 Family of Lydia Clutterbuck b1860 and William Lester and 12 childrenBut in my searches of passenger lists I did find a 21 year old Lydia Baker sailing from Plymouth to Geelong in 1857 on the Thomas Arbuthnot, but no sign of William so far. Looking further ahead I found a listing page from the local Nelson, NZ paper of the 1860’s which not only listed other children of William and Lydia but also Williams own demise on 2nd August 1875. In total William and Lydia had 7 children but definitely lost four of those in childhood. So far it is only the line of Lydia b1860 and Frances b1862 that we have connected up, what happened to William is still unknown although he is suspected to have also died young. What the obituary entry did introduce was that William snr was in fact William Blacksely Clutterbuck, the first time the middle name had been seen. He was known to be the only 40 something aged William in Nelson and married to Lydia, there was no confusion on who he was, but what it did mean was there was for the first time a secure connection to The Book, because on page 125 there in black and while was William Blakesley son of Joseph Clutterbuck and Frances. The IGI confirmed a marriage between Joseph and Frances in 1825 in Stonehouse, Gloucs. Added to this Sonja confirmed the Blacksley name came from Frances Drew’s mother’s maiden name so again another firm connection. The names are rare anyway, and the Drew name was not native to Gloucestershire except one line from which Frances Descends.
Figure 2 Joseph Clutterbuck b1788
Figure 3 John William Clutterbuck b1833
What's the thing with Clutterbucks and mountains?
If you've arrived at this corner of the worldwide web because you're a Clutterbuck or by any other name a member of the Clutterbuck gene pool, you really should take a minute to leave your marker on the Cluterbuck Family Map.
by Dan Clutterbuck
Since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, and again in the aftermath of the terrorist bombings of the London Underground transportation network, we've often thought how much the world of counter terrorism has changed since the death Major General Richard Lewis Clutterbuck, whose career was devoted to defeating terrorism.
From War Zone to ClassroomRichard Clutterbuck wrote several books, and his work is often cited whenever the subject of terrorism and counter insurgency is studied. Dr Richard Clutterbuck, a pioneering scholar in the field and a former member of their advisory council, generously willed to the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews his invaluable collection of research materials, books and periodicals covering the whole field of terrorism and political violence.
Richard Clutterbuck, who has died aged 80, distinguished himself in two separate, if overlapping, careers. For 35 years he was a professional soldier, rising to the rank of major-general, and for the remaining 25 years he was an academic specialising in indeed almost inventing - the study of violence in politics.
Like his father and grandfather before him, Clutterbuck was a sapper, commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1937 after graduating in mechanical sciences from Cambridge. After Dunkirk, he went through both the Western Desert and Italian campaigns with no wound other than a front tooth knocked out when the driver of his scout car had to break suddenly and reverse.
I met him first in Germany towards the end of the second world war, when he arrived to take over 245 (Welsh) Field Company, Royal Engineers, the scruffy, piratical, matey territorial outfit in which I was a raw sapper. The Welsh mafia who really ran the company were at first suspicious of this English professional soldier, but were grudgingly impressed when, in the early days of peace, he hired a comely young German woman, Frau Schumacher, as his secretary.
Because he was a regular officer, Clutterbuck soon left us to go to a regular unit, 55 Field Company. This happened to be going to Trieste, and in retrospect this was the move which planted in him his future interest. Trieste was the site of the very first of the little civil wars and near-wars which have flared up since the big war. It had all the ingredients: political jockeying between Tito's communists and their enemies, ethnic tensions between Slavs; and Italians, and violence that included the assassination of a British brigadier.
The army helpfully sent Clutterbuck to a further 13 hotspots over the years, from Palestine (1947) during the Irgun Zvei Leumi's terrorist campaign, to a comic opera crisis in Anguilla.
In 1956, up against Chinese communists, Lt-Col Clutterbuck shed his rank badges to go on patrol as an ordinary soldier. As chief engineer Far East, 1966-68, Brigadier Clutterbuck put into practice in northeast Thailand the counter-terrorist philosophy he was gradually evolving.
Isolated villages were pre guerrillas. He got his sappers to build a road linking the villages to each other and the rest of the country. "Suddenly they had a bus service," he told me, "and there's a Latin American guerrilla saying that when the bus comes along it's time for the guerrilla to move out." His next job after Thailand was the top one, as Engineer-in-Chief (1968-70) at the Ministry of Defence. While in the Far East, however, he had started to read for a PhD in politics. In 1968, he enrolled at London University. It was pleasing to think of the E-in-C popping round to see his tutor in the Official staff car embellished with a major general's two stars on a crimson plate, I suggested. Sadly, not true, he said; he went by tube.
His last army post was back in the specialisation he had created for himself, as chief army instructor of the Royal College of Defence Studies, devoted to peacekeeping or "low-intensity Operations" as they were now termed. His Who's Who entry gave his recreations as "sailing, canoeing and the study of revolution". On retirement in 1972 he became Dr Clutterbuck, and marched straight into the Post of lecturer in political conflict at Exeter University.
Though the revolutionary fervour of the late 1960s had played itself out, students remained suspicious of military men. One piece of student journalism written ahead of Clutterbuck's arrival was so libellous that it had to be retracted. Once he was in. stalled, not surprisingly, his students found him refreshing, and judged his lectures unmissable. They found him enthusiastic and eccentric, with spectacles colour-coded according to their strength and a wallet so Often repaired with tape that the original leather had disappeared. He retired from teaching in 1982 but remained an honorary research fellow of Exeter. By now he was a world authority in his field, constantly in demand at conferences and the author of a score of books, beginning with Protest and the Urban Guerrilla in 1972, followed by Riot and Revolution in Malaya and Singapore, and gradually extending the borders of his subject to take in crime and other recourses to violence. His last work, completed shortly before his death, is Families, Drugs and Crime. Under the pen name Richard Jocelyn he also wrote a novel Across the River (1957), based on his experiences as a sapper officer in the Italian campaign.
In his last years he suffered heart trouble and feared that his mental powers might be endangered. But his family believe he had completed all that he wished to achieve. He is survived by his wife, Angela, their sons Peter, Robin and Julian, and three grandchildren.
Paul Wilkinson Writes: Richard Clutterbuck's gift for teaching flowered at Exeter University, but his strengths as an educator reached far beyond the walls of the campus. There can be few senior military and police officers who have not at some stage benefited from Richard's mastery of his subject and his patience and good humour in tackling the most difficult questions.
As if these achievements were not enough for one lifetime, he also helped to pioneer the development of he Control Risks Information Service, briefing business and industry on political violence around the world. The success of this work can be gauged by the number of security companies and businesses which depend on the methods of security analysis and briefing which he developed.
Richard was that rare combination; an intellectual former soldier who made a major contribution to a fresh field of academic study and succeeded in the wider work of Public education through his books and contributions to the media.
Richard Lewis Clutterbuck, soldier and student of revolution, born November 22, 1917, died January 6,1998.
Extract from The Guardian, Friday 9th January 1998. page 16
As Richard Clutterbuck, a well-known author of several works on terrorism to include Northern Ireland, observes in Guerrillas and Terrorists, "All those who write (on Northern Ireland) are, with varying degrees of passion, partisans of one side or the other."1 In the midst of Clutterbuck's substantial contributions to the literature and his numerous revealing insights, this concise observation is perhaps his most profound. In one brief sentence he describes the emotions, the biases, the polarity and distorted objectivity which confront the uninitiated researcher and leave him dazed and wandering like the legendary Irish traveller wading through a pasture of Ireland's mythical "sleepy grass."
With the end of fox hunting, whatever is to become of Hornby Castle?
Julia and Roger Clutterbuck have introduced the bison – better known as the buffalo of Hollywood westerns – to Hornby Castle, near Bedale.
They are to be farmed alongside the castle's 180 red deer to produce high-quality meat being sold from the Clutterbucks' shop and to local restaurants.
Mr Clutterbuck said: "Bison meat is the most heart-friendly you can buy, with the lowest cholesterol level and very little fat. It has a very distinctive taste – sweeter and richer flavour than beef. Once you taste it you won't forget it."
So far Hornby Castle has six bison cows and one bull – the only ones in the North of England. There are only 124 in Britain.
They should not be confused with the European water buffalo, pioneered in North Yorkshire by Paul and Kate Langthorne, of Brompton, near Northallerton, which produce meat and milk to make mozzarella cheese.
Mr Clutterbuck said: "They are gentle giants, but they have a tendency to be single minded – a full-grown one weighs almost one ton and you can't tell them where to go. However, they are remarkable because they will not cross a line, whether it's a single strand of wire or a railway line."
The Clutterbuck family bought Hornby Castle in 1936 after the estate was broken up by the Duke of Leeds, whose ancestors had passed it down through marriage since 1179. Recently the land has grown arable crops but it is reverting to grassland under a 20-year restoration programme following a Countryside Stewardship agreement.
The bison have been established with the help of a Rural Enterprise Scheme grant. Yorkshire's first "native" bison should be born next summer and when the breeding herd is established they will be sold on to other farmers. Income will fund restoration of the historic parkland, which is attributed to a pupil of Capability Brown.
Mrs Clutterbuck said: "Much of the original parkland had been given over to growing arable crops or grazing stock. As a result it's been broken up with stock fences. Our plan is to remove these and return it to grass. Once this is under way, most of the area will be opened up for riders and walkers to enjoy and explore.
"It's difficult to get a clear picture what it would have originally looked like. The estate was broken up in the 1930s and most of the original documents were lost. What we are recreating is an approximation of the original, but it will be as close as we can get it and will certainly look very different to its current appearance."
Rural Development Service spokeswoman Rebecca Clarkson said: " It is exciting to see a combination of old and new coming together at Hornby Castle to provide it with new income for the future. The new business adds authenticity to the park and the bison are a novel introduction. Both will help fund restoration work and provide alternative income."
Bill Langhamer, of Business Link York and North Yorkshire, said: "This is a great example of diversification. Farming faces many challenges and the Clutterbucks have spotted a niche. They are building the market for heart-friendly meat and providing a novel new food."
Recently, we linked to some historic Clutterbuck letters submitted by Timothy Walker, who has now sent in some interesting Clutterbuck postcards addressed over a hundred years ago to Clutterbucks in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Hundreds of supporters gathered to watch the 110-year old hunt and its harrier hounds meet at Hornby Castle, for the last time, before the ban on hunting with dogs came into force earlier this year.
The hunt gathered at Hornby Castle where the Vale of Lune Harriers officially began 110 years ago.
Clive Richardson, master huntsman who bred the hounds, said: "I have bred every hound here today and when I take them back to the kennel it will be for the last time."
However, the Vale of Lune Harriers will continue to hunt using a pack of the Three Counties Bloodhounds which follow a scent without killing the animal.
On Saturday a fell runner was given a 20-minute head start and the hounds were released. The bloodhounds followed the scent of the runner's shoes.
Mr Richardson said: "This is as close as you can get to replicating the hunt, but it is the unpredictability of the hunt that attracts people. "With the bloodhounds it is now just a cosmetic exercise."
Hounds used in the hunt will be continued to be bred at the kennels in Hornby to keep the original lineage alive.
Mr Richardson said: "Hunting has to survive until a day when the tradition can be reinstated."
In a column written a few years ago, a Canadian journalist noted the diplomatic role of a Clutterbuck in the discussions leading up to the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
It was a letter delivered by the delightfully named Sir Alexander Clutterbuck, the British high commissioner to Canada, that set things rolling. In that letter, British Prime Minister Clement Atlee formally proposed to [Canada's Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie] King a meeting with the United States on a North Atlantic alliance.You can read more about Sir Alexander Clutterbuck here, too.
Talks got under way in earnest in Washington in the spring of 1948, and, from that point on, Canada, having done its usual matchmaking gig, moved obediently to the sidelines.
It's Oscar Night in Hollywood. And you'll find a Clutterbuck behind the scenes for one nominee, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Harry Potter and his friends, Ron and Hermione, return for their third year at Hogwarts School, where Harry learns that a dangerous escaped prisoner is searching for him. While terrifying creatures known as Dementors patrol the school, Harry and his fellow students learn to defend themselves under the tutelage of a new professor who has his own dark secret to hide.Working with Roger Guyett, Tim Burke, John Richardson and Bill George and the Visual Effects team for this film was CGI Supervisor, Simon Clutterbuck of The Moving Picture Company (MPC). Here is Simon's filmography.
There's lots of information of interest to Clutterbuck researchers in the Victoria History of the Counties of England, which is part of the greater British History Online.
Manor and other estates of Leonard Stanley
A small farm-house, later called STANLEY DOWNTON FARM, west of the road at Downton, apparently occupies the site of the house of Richard Clutterbuck of Downton, yeoman (d. 1629), (Footnote 36) and was apparently rebuilt in the 1660s by his third son, John Clutterbuck (d. 1677). (Footnote 37) By 1701 it had probably passed to John's nephew, Richard Clutterbuck of Peckstreet House, King's Stanley, who then had property in Leonard Stanley, (Footnote 38) and in 1830 Richard's descendant, John Clutterbuck of Peckstreet House (d. 1839), owned Stanley Downton Farm with 68 a. (Footnote 39) The house is of coursed rubble with a gable and some stone-mullioned windows on the west; the windows on the east were replaced in the 19th century. In the late 19th century extensive stables in variegated brick were built north of the house.
Manor and other estates of Great StanmoreIn the Victoria History there are also references to the significant estates of Frampton Court and Newark Park, about which we will save much more for another day on the blog.
The Clutterbucks had held property in the parish at least since 1749, when a messuage was granted to Thomas Clutterbuck, a brewer. (Footnote 4) In 1762 he had acquired the Vine at the top of Stanmore Hill and in 1763, on behalf of his son Thomas, a brewery which stood a few yards farther north on the opposite, western, side of the road. (Footnote 5) Although not large landowners in Great Stanmore, the family had acquired many buildings, including the Crown in 1769, the Black Horse on a lease in 1851, and the Load of Hay in 1868, as well as many wastehold parcels. (Footnote 6) The purchaser of the manor was described as of Great Stanmore in 1844, of Red Hall (Herts.) in 1847, and of Micklefield Hall in 1851. (Footnote 7) The manor passed in 1895 to his son Thomas Meadows Clutterbuck (d. 1919) and to his grandson Captain Rupert Clutterbuck (d. 1933), both of Micklefield Hall. (Footnote 8) Many manorial rights were sold in the 1920s, including those in the common and Stanmore marsh, for which Hendon R.D.C. paid £1,000 in 1929. (Footnote 9) The last rights were extinguished by Captain Clutterbuck's widow and her co-executor, in whom the manor was vested, in 1935-6. (Footnote 10)
Andy was looking on the Internet for pictures of computer desks to see what kinds of environments people compute in. What did he find?
All these people proud of their sleek and stylish workspace. All these modders living their clutter-free G33k lives within their Sheng Fui'd desktops. A tidy mind is a productive mind.He posted a picture of his own computer desk, and challenged others to come clean with photos of their own. Check out the competition for the most-cluttered computer desk as it enters Rounds 8 & 9.