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Henry McClintock, the admiral's father, was the fourth and youngest son of John McClintock by his marriage to Patience Foster. According to the archives of the Northern Rangers, he was known as Harry. Harry served in the 3rd Dragoon Guards as young man but retired on marrying Elizabeth Melesina Fleury, a daughter of the Ven. George Fleury, Archdeacon of Waterford, who was himself a descendent of the French Huguenot (Protestant) Pastor of Tours. He became Collector of Customs at the Port of Dundalk and settled at Kincora House in Dundalk which, as of May 2015, was due to be turned into student accomodation. Although relatively poor in comparison to his relatives, he was extremely popular and well regarded in the county. His journal includes fascinating references to such events as the Wildgoose Lodge Murders and the presence of a velocipede (bicycle) in Dundalk in 1819 while I doff my cap to his doctor who told him to have three glasses of claret a day. They had five sons and seven daughters. Their oldest son Louis was a tearaway who ultimately vanished in British Guiana, while the others included Alfred Henry McClintock, Master of the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, and Sir Leopold McClintock, who became one of the greatest Arctic explorers of the Victorian age. There is masses of detailed information in a day-to-day diary that Harry penned that has been painstakingly transcribed by historian Pat O’Neill in a book called ‘The Journal of Henry McClintock’, published by the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society.



Harry and Elizabeth's eldest son George Louis (known as Louis McClintock) was born in 1810 and was the apple of his father's eye. However, he was a naughty fellow, being "sent down" from Oxford (or Cambridge?) when in debt and later being dispatched to Demerara where he is said to have died young. His cousin William Charles Helden Foster McClintock (mentioned above) was also in Demerara and is thought to have been connected to this. Do we know more of him?



The Arctic explorer Admiral Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock was born 8 July 1819, the same year that his father took part in an extraordinary speed test on a velocipede from the Barracks in Dundalk to the Market Square. Watch this space for events in October 2019! Lepold's early careeer was on board HMS Samarang with his cousin Captain William McClintock Bunbury, and the admiral really deserves a much fuller account than than I give here. David Murphy's book 'The Arctic Fox' is a very good start. Leopold actually sailed on three Arctic expeditions during the 1850s. On one he embarked upon a solo sledge-journey of 1,400 miles and discovered 800 miles of previously unknown coastline. In 1857 he answered Lady Franklin’s call to find her missing husband when he delivered a passionate speech to the Royal Dublin Society: “It is in our power to rescue the survivors, or, at least, to ascertain their fate, without periling a single life, and at a comparatively trifling expense. That we refuse to do so is a deep national disgrace.” Captain McClintock was given unpaid leave from the Royal Navy for the expedition, as was his 2nd-in-command, Lieut. Wm Hobson. In 1857 they set sail in a small 177-ton steam yacht, the Fox, only to become trapped in ice in Baffin Bay for 6 months during the ensuing winter. They finally reached King William Island in 1858 where Leopold ordered his men to search the perimeters of the island. They journeyed on winter sledges, variously drawn by men, dogs and an ingenious system of kites and sails, a technique that would lead Leopold McClintock to be hailed as the father of modern sledging. A search party under Hobson’s command discovered the ‘double story’ document in Franklin’s cairn that confirmed his death. McClintock was amply rewarded – a knighthood (1860), a promotion to Rear Admiral, Freedom of the City of London, a channel named in his honour – and later fetched up in command of Portsmouth Dockyard. (I’ll skip his short-lived political career for now!)

He married Annette Elizabeth Dunlop (or Delap, as the name was pronounced in its native Ayrshire in the 16th century) of Monasterboice House, Co Louth, a niece of the 10th Viscount Massereene & Ferrard. (Is this Sir Leopold's “Lady McClintock” on this Pathe News clip?). There is some useful background on the Delap/Dunlop family here. In 2013, University College London’s Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership created a database of the individuals who were paid compensation when slavery was finally abolished in the 1830s. Among at least 170 people from Ireland who were comepnsated was William Drummond Delap / Dunlop of Monasterboice House, son of Robert Delap and Mary Ann Bogle, and brother of Colonel James Bogle Delap and Samuel Francis Delap. WDD's first wife Catherine Foster was a niece of Speaker John Foster and he himself became Governor of Drogheda Infirmary. He also held some or all of the St James Orange Estate (sugar and rum) in Jamaica, and recieved £901 in compensation in 1835. An earlier note I had says he recieved £1,933 but it seems this was shared with a Mr Lee (who recieved £1012) and that this was for their combined loss of 95 slaves. His brother Colonel James Bogle Delap, a friend of George IV, received £4,960. Two members of the banking La Touche family recieved £6,865 between them, while Howe Peter Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo, recieved £5,425). By far the largest beneficiary was Charles McGarel of Larne, County Antrim whose claim for 2,777 slaves on twelve different plantations yielded him a payment of £135,076. In total, £20 million was paid out by the Slave Compensation Act. (To explore the documentation relating to Ireland, see here). [Family archives include a letters from Robert Delap to his father Samuel in Rathmelton in 1767, as well as a '3,000-word homily against doctors and the perils of fleshpot London, where he was about to go which he recived while at Trinity College in 1775 from his Jamaica-based uncle Francis Delap.)

Sir Leopold and Annette had three sons and a daughter.

"VICE-ADMIRAL SIR LEOPOLD M‘CLINTOCK. The Army and Navy Gazette announces that Vice- Admiral Sir Leopold M'clintock has been appointed Elder Brother of the Trinity House, in the room of the late Admiral Sir Richard Collinson. Trinity House is a corporation intrusted with the regulation and management of the lighthouses and buoys of the shores and rivers of England, having general supervision over the Scotch Commissioners of Northern Lights and the Irish Ballast Board. The present Master of Trinity House is Vice-Admiral his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.” Dublin Daily Express - Monday 25 February 1884

Sir Leopold and Annette's eldest son Major Henry Foster McClintock (1871-1959), known as Harry McClintock, served as a captain in the 24th Middlesex R. V. in his younger years, and was later a Captain and Honorary Major with the 8th (City of London) Battalion, the London Regiment (Post Office). It appears that he was also Assistant Private Secretary to Lord Stanley, the Postmaster-General, in 1906 and he may well have held similar office for considerably longer. He went on to become First Class Clerk of the Secretary's Office at the General Post Office; on 28th September 1920, he was granted a 'Retired Allowance’. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland in 1926. Though not a frequent contributor to the RSAI’s Journal he wrote for it an article on an "Engraved Bone Plate in the National Museum’ and a short study on a piece of Irish costume, 'The Mantle of St. Brigid at Bruge’. In 1943 he published 'Old Irish and Highland Dress, with Notes on That of the Isle of Man' (Dundalk: Dundalgan Press, 1943), an authoritative work that ran into a number of editions and is still regularly consulted. He was also the author of 'Old Irish Dress and that of the Isle of Man', published by Dundalgan Press in 1950. He married Marion Gledstanes from Fardross, Co. Tyrone and lived at Red House outside Ardee, County Louth. While they had no children, their nephews, nieces and indeed the next generation of the family have fond memories of growing up at Red House. An inscribed brass plaque by the 17th century Flemish chandeliers hanging in St Peter’s and St Stephen’s Chapels at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, reveals that they were presented in 1957 by ‘Major H. F. McClintock of Ardee’ and erected by the Society of Friends of the Cathedral. Harry died in March, 1959, in his eighty-eighth year.
While working on 'Dublin Docklands - An Urban Voyage' in 2007, I met and interviewed the late Gus MacAmhlaigh, who was the first secretary of the Custom House Development Authority (a forerunner of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority). He told me that his mother was Major H. F. McClintock’s cook. Her husband had been in the Irish Guards since 1932 and went on to serve at Tobruk and in the Palestinian Police Force. In about 1940, pregnant with Gus, she took up work for the Major who was then completing his 'Highland Dress' book.
When Harry died, he left the house to Marion. She immediately offered it to her nephew Nicky McClintock, son of Colonel Bob McClintock, and his wife Pam.

[As Bob and his wife Mary were living in Nigeria at the time, and unsure of their future plans, Marion decided she would still pass it on to him and stay there herself and pay all the bills. Hence, Bob's children spent every summer in Ireland between 1962-1969. In July 1969 'Aunt Marion' died and Bob and Mary had to decide what to do. With the Troubles in Northern Ireland brewing up a storm, and a lack of land, they very reluctanctly decided to sell. The Red House was initially bought by a Mrs Heiton [sic], a divorcee lately settled in Ireland. She then sold it to Lord Dillon and this is the house where Michael Dillon and his siblings grew up. Red House was also the childhood home to the beautiful Conolly sisters, Nicky and Joanna (Fennell).]

Their second son Commander John William McClintock, aka Jack McClintock, served with the Royal Navy under Admirals Carden and de Robeck during the Gallipoli campaign and 'won honours for his conspicuous bravery and gallant deeds in the recent terrible conflict.’ In 1920, he married the Hon. Rose O’Neill, second daughter of Lord and Lady O’Neill; Shane's Castle, her family home, was burned down by Republicans two years later. Archbishop D’Arcy (a former resident of Bishopscourt) headed up the officiating clergymen and Lord Rathdonnell attended, while Captain Harry McClintock, Jack’s older brother, was best man. Dr D'Arcy later recalled it as a 'specially charming' day ... 'most delightful in its circumstances and beauty of setting ... Shane's Castle with its splendid demesne, spread out along the shores of Loch Neagh, and its traditional fame; the beautiful church adorned for the occasion; the company of children strewing flowers in the path of the bridal couple: all come back to me as a dream of the past; a touching dream, when it is realised that these two, so happily wedded on that day, enjoyed to brief a union, so far as human feeling can determine.'
Jack and Rose Annette bought Red Hall in the 1920s. The house, which sits in its own parkland, dates back to the 16th century while its grounds form one of the locations in the 'Game of Thrones’ series.
Jack and Rose had three children - (1) Annette, who married Raymond Firth, (2) John, who married Anne ____ and Eithne (who died young.)
John and Anne had four children - the present John McClintock of Red Hall (who is in telecommunications and married Irene); Alexander (who married Kathryn and has two daughters, Olivia & Antonia); Catharine (known as Kathy, who married Mr Courtney and is mother of Sarah) and Lulu (or Lucinda, who lives in Aberdeen, Scotland).

[MARRIAGE OF LORD O'NEILLS DAUGHTER INTERESTING EVENT AT SHANE’S CASTLE. A PICTURESQUE CEREMONY. The Honourable Rose O’Neill, whose marriage with Captain John William Leopold McClintock, C.B., D.S.O., R.N., was solemnised on 15th inst., in Drummaul Church, Randalstown, is the first Miss O’Neill to be married from Shane's Castle for two hundred years. Long before the bridal party was due, the church was crowded. All the country side were there, as well those from the immediate district, filling the cool dim seats, and struggling to get close to the cords which divided them from the guests who were there by special invitation. A large party had been asked to the wedding, but crowds came uninvited —crowds that filled the church, that swelled out into the porch and the grounds, and the road beyond. It was scarcely to be wondered at that this wedding should arouse such eager interest. It was in every way an event in the history of the district. The bride, who is the second daughter of Lord and Lady O’Neill, belongs to a family who are descendants of a line of kings in Ireland, and whose name is intimately asaociated with every remarkable event that has occurred in Ulster for many centuries. So numerous have been their valiant deeds that a mere outline of them would fill a volume. But the Red Hand of Ulster, the historic symbol of our province, ever keeps fresh in our memories the self-sacrifice and courage of the O Neill, who founded the race and supplied Ulster with kings for centuries. The present Lord Neill represented Antrim in Parliament for many years, and now his son, Major the Honourable Hugh O'Neill, is the member for Mid-Antrim. During the war, the bride rendered invaluable service in the trade division at the Admiralty, in a war hospital. The bridegroom, who is a son of the late Admiral Sir Leopold McClintock, K.C.B., the famous Arctic explorer, has won honours for his conspicuous bravery and gallant deeds in the recent terrible conflict. The crowd in the church waited in eager anticipation of a wedding of far more than ordinary interest. The bridegroom and the best man, Major H. McClintock, the bridegroom's brother, arrived early, the officiating clergymen —the Archbishop of Dublin (Most Rev. Dr. d’Arcy), the Dean of Armagh (Very Rev. F. G. Le P McClintock, B.D.), Canon Chichester, and the Rev. T. J. Forsythe, B.A.—took up their positions. The choir of St. Anne’s Cathedral, with the organist. Mr. C. J. Brennan. F.R.C.A.. Mus. Bac., and the Rev. G. C. Olden, M.A., Minor Canon, had come specially from Belfast for the occasion, assembled at the door of the church, and an intense stillness settled down on the congregation. The dreamy notes of the organ floated through the silence. Then there was the usual sudden stir as the bride appeared and walked slowly up the aisle on the arm of her brother, Major the Honourable Hugh O'Neill, M.P., who gave her away, her father being prevented from appearing at the church. She was preceded by some of the clergy and the slow going deliberate choristers, their heads bent over their hymnbooks, their voices rising pure and clear. Ballymena Observer - Friday 30 January 1920]

Sir Leopold's third son Robert Singleton McClintock (1876-1968), known as Colonel Bob McClintock was married firstly to Mary Howard Elphinstone, youngest daughter of Sir Howard Crauford Elphinstone, who won a Victoria Cross during the Crimean War. They were parents to four children, namely:
(i) Lt. John Leopold Elphinstone McClintock, RN (1910-1941). He was blown up by a mine while on convoy duty off Spurn Head on 10 June 1941. He was commanding HMS Pintail. He had gone to aid another ship which had also hit a mine. He is buried in Douglasbanks Cemetery, Rosyth, Fife.
(ii) Ann Arabella McClintock (1915-1986, known as Araby, married Cyril Carter).
(iii) Nicholas Cole McClintock (1916-2001) (aka Nicky McClintock), father of:
(a) Sylvia McClintock, who m. Malcom Wright;
(b) Alexander Edward, aka Frank, who had three children by his first wife, Lulu Luckoc, namely Archie, Araby & Alexandra. He is now married to Daniela, an Austrian. They live in Portugal and run the Quinta da Barranco da Estrada.
(c) Michael Leopold Elphinstone (Mike), who has a son Jonathan by his former wife Ann, and is united with Sue Verstage.
(d) Elizabeth Melesina, who married Anthony Loring and has four children, Frances, Josh, Tom and Eddy.
(iv) Patricia Jane (1919-2015), known as Patsy, who married Dr James Cyriax, known as Jimmy, with whom she had two sons, Peter and Oliver.
After the First World War, Bob was an officer on half-pay with limited funds. Having supported his sister's desire to marry Bernard Greenwell, his loyalty paid out when the Greenwells offered him a plot of land near Godstone in Surrey, where he built a house, Brakey Hill. At the age of 88, Bob was married, secondly, to Diana Lenox-Conyngham, widow of Lt. Col. Marcus Clements, mother of Marcus and Kate (Lady Hall, formerly Okuno) and grandmother of Charlie, Nat & co. He duly moved to her house in Ravensdale, Co. Louth, and passed away at the age of 92. His granddaughter Sylvia Wright recalls him with a ring of white hair around his head and twinkling blue eyes. My parents stayed with Colonel Bob McClintocksoon after their marriage in 1965 and then went up to Anaverna to meet my mother’s Lenox-Conyngham relatives: my father's cousin Kate Okuno was among them while Dad also knew Vere L-C as they had served together for about six weeks on HMS Belfast in the early 1960s.

Sir Leopold's eldest daughter Anna Elizabeth, known as Annie, was born on 3 June 1873. When she sought to marry Major Bernard Eyre Greenwell (1874–1939), a decorated Boer war veteran, Lady McClintock reputedly disapproved because the Greenwells were in ‘trade’. His father Walpole Lloyd Greenwell of Marden Park, Surrey, founded W. Greenwell & Co., one of the wealthiest stock-broking firms in the City of London. In 1906 Walpole was created 1st Baronet Greenwell, of Marden Park in Godstone, by the king; when he died in 1919 his son succeeded as Sir Bernard. Sir Bernard was sometime chairman of the County of London Electric Supply Company Ltd. Annette’s brother Bob McClintock had been one of the few people to support her marriage to Bernard, which went ahead on 19 November 1902.
Sir Bernard Greenwell, MBE, died on 28 November 1939 at age 65; his widow Annie (aka, the Dowager Lady Greenwell), died on 22 June 1957. Like her sister Bessie, she suffered from TB, which settled in her bones so that she was practically bedbound in later life.
Sir Bernard's son and heir, Sir Peter McClintock Greenwell (1914-78) often sleep outside in a tent as a child, because his parents were so afraid that he might catch TB. He married Henrietta Rose Haig-Thomas, known as Grundy, who I recall meeting as child because she had a tremendous sense of fun and once sent the salt pot whizzing down the dining table towards me. Sir Peter was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir Edward Greenwell, who married, firstly, Sarah Anley, and secondly, after Sarah’s passing, to Daphne Clare de Courcy Hunter. Sir Edward’s brother, Major James Peter Greenwell, married Serena Jane Dalrymple, while their sister Julia married Alexander Trotter, 14th of Mortonhall and 5th of Charterhall, with whom she has Henry, Edward and Rupert Trotter.

Sir Leopold's youngest daughter Elizabeth Florence Mary, known as Bessie, was born on 18 August 1882. She and her sister Annie were sent to South Africa in the early 1900s to escape the winters in England. It seems likely they stayed with the family of Sir Leopold's brother Theodore (see below). Bessie died of TB on 3 March 1913 at 16, Queensbery Place, South Kensington. (Clifton Society, 6 March 1913, p. 12).



Alfred Henry McClintock, MD, LL.D, FRCSP, third son of Harry and Elizabeth, was Master of the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, and President of the Royal College of Surgeons. He wrote several treatises on the rise of Midwifery in Dublin. Born on 21 October 1821, he was educated under Dr. Bunker at Louth Infirmary in Dundalk, and then went to Dublin where he entered the Park Street School of Medicine. He became a licentiate of Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, in 1844 in which year he received his doctorate from the University of Glasgow. He subsequently studied in Paris. On the advice of his teacher, Charles Johnson (1795-1866), then director of the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, he concentrated his efforts in obstetrics and gynaecology.

He subseqeuntly became an assistant to Johnson in the hospital, and with his colleague Dr. Samuel Little Hardy (1815-1868) published a report on the hospital entitled: Practical Observations on Midwifery. In 1851 McClintock became a Licentiate of the King and Queen’s College of Physicians (Ireland). From 1854 to 1861 he held the position of head physician at Rotunda Hospital Dublin. As President of the Dublin Obstetrical Society, Alfred gave an address on 'The Rise of the Dublin School of Midwifery' - which, of course, included an account of Bartholomew Mosse - that was published in The Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science of 1 Feb 1858.

He was created an Honorary Fellow of the American Gynaecological & Obstetrical, Society 1881.

Alfred died of apoplexy at his Merrion Square residence on 21 October 1881, his 60th birthday. His obituary in the Illustrated London News on Saturday 29 October 1881 read: 'McCLINTOCK. Alfred Henry McClintock, M.D., LL.D., ex-President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, died at his residence, Merrion-square, Dublin, on the 21st inst., on his sixtieth birthday. This distinguished physician was the next youngest brother of Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, the Arctic explorer, and second son of the late Mr. Henry McClintock, of Dundalk, by Elizabeth-Melesina, his wife, daughter of the Ven. George Fleury, D.D., Archdeacon of Waterford. He was consequently a cousin of the first Lord Rathdonnell. Dr. McClintock married, on May 2, 1848, Fanny, daughter of John Loftus Cuppaidge, Esq., nephew of the first Viscount Castlemaine, and leaves issue.'

He was married on 2 May 1848 to Fanny Cuppaidge, daughter of John Loftus Cuppaidge. See here. Leopold often stayed with Alfred when he was on leave and they were reputedly best pals; their elderly mother was also living in Dublin at that time.

On 20 Februay 1864 he recieved a letter from his first cousin George McClintock (b. 1822) which provided a date of 12 August 1769 as a birthday for their [grandfather?] John McClintock (1769-1855, who married (1) Jane Bunbury and (2) Lady Elizabeth Trench). The letter also referred to Alfred’s sister Louisa, b. 1814, and her husband, Mr Tipping.

Alfred's second son (James) Fredrick Foster McClintock (1858-1920). Trinity College M.A., Land Agent, lived at Rath House, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth, close to his McClintock cousins at Newtown House. I am told there's a good ghost story connected to Rat House, connected to horse hoof imprints on the steps. Frederick married Clara Elizabeth Charlotte Adams (daughter of Ambrose Going Adams and Anne Jane Foster Deering) and was father to:

a. Melesina Fleury, b 1894. d. date unknown. Married Ernest Agustus Phipps of Fermoy. No issue.

b. Geoffrey, Commander, Royal Canadian Navy, b 6 April 1900, enrolled in navy in 1916, died 17 April 1970 in Vancouver, Canada. No issue. [UK, Royal Naval Officers' Service Records Index, 1756-1931] He came to Dublin on a visit in the 1960's. Who was the Geoffrey McClintock who served as a Midshipman on HMS Centurian and apparently died on 15 April 1916?

c. Fanny. b 1902. d - date unknown. Married Henry Holmer Peard. They managed Phoenix Park Racecourse, Dublin. No issue.

d. Alfred Foster (1911- 2002), educated Portora, served in WW2 as Captain 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars 1940-45. Served at El Alamein and D-day. Married Margaret Scott Thompson, Towcester, Northants in 1941, with whom he had two children, viz.
i. Patricia Fay. Born 1942. Served in the WRENS.
ii. Patrick Foster, aka Paddy McClintock (1944-Dec 2018). As he put it in an email to me in 2018, he 'was given a Reserved Cadetship to R.N. Dartmouth (out of Portora) but rejected it in favour of show-biz ... joined Telifis shortly after it opened, directed 'Seven Days' just before he left in the early 70's, and went free-lance - jobbing for many years usually as Producer or Director.' Paddy also drove from London to Sydney twice in 10,000 mile races, in 1968 and 1993, and from London to Mexico in 1995. 'I prefer dry land!'




Lt. Col. Theodore Ernest McClintock (1829-1900), fourth son of Harry and Elizabeth, was born on 9 March 1829 and married on 5 November 1863 to Anna Maria Holden (1846-1899, born at the Cape). He served in the Commissariat Department for at least thirty years, starting as a clerk in 1850 and rising to be Assistant-Commissaries-General in 1860 and Staff Paymaster in 1869.[1] In the latter year, the officers of the hitherto uniformed civilian service transferred to the new Control Department as commissioned Army officers and Theodore duly became part of the Army Pay Department. He retired in 1881 with the honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. In the "Major General's Song" in The Pirates of Penzance (1880) by Gilbert and Sullivan, the Major-General boasts that when, among many other bits and pieces of seemingly elementary or irrelevant information, he "know(s) precisely what is meant by commissariat", he will be the best officer the army has ever seen (satirizing 19th century British officers' lack of concrete military knowledge). Theodore and Anna had 3 children, Frederick William McClintock (born in Capetown in 1864); Edgar Stanley Victor McClintock (1865-1931) and Agnes Laura McClitnock (born at the Cape in 1867).

[BIRTHS. M'Clintock—Aug. 10, at The Castle, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, the wife of T. Ernest M'Clintock, Esq., Assistant-Commissary-General, of a son. Dublin Evening Mail, 4 October 1864]

[1] To be Deputy Assistant-Commissaries- General, Commissaries Clerks - Theodore Ernest McClintock (Dublin Evening Mail - Monday 04 February 1850)
Commissariat Department—To be To be Assistant-Commissaries-General : — Deputy-Assistant-Commissary-Generals John Moiro McLean Sutherland, vice Kean Osborn, deceased; Theodore Ernest McClintock , vice Widdrington Tinling , deceased ; Alexander Walter Turner , vice George Shepbeard , placed upon retired pay (The Scotsman - Thursday 20 December 1860)
Assistant-Commissary-General T. E. M'Clintock to the staff-paymaster. (Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser - Saturday 2 October 1869)
WAR OFFICE, PALL MALL, 2ND April, 1878. ARMY PAY DEPARTMENT. To be Staff Paymasters from 1st April, 1878. Paymaster Theodore Ernest McClintock, from the Pay Sub-Department. (Naval & Military Gazette and Weekly Chronicle of the United Service, 3 April 1878)
Staff Paymaster and Honorary Major Theodore Ernest McClintock retires on retired pay, with the honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. (Naval & Military Gazette and Weekly Chronicle of the United Service, 24 August 1881)
William Maroni, in succession to T. E. McClintock, retired : 24th August, 1881. (Naval & Military Gazette and Weekly Chronicle of the United Service - 2 November 1881)
Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Theodore E. McClintock, late Staff Paymaster, Army Pay Department, has been permitted to commute his retired pay: 7th November, 1882. (Naval & Military Gazette and Weekly Chronicle of the United Service - 6 December 1882)

Captain Frederick William McClintock, the eldest son of Lieutenant Colonel Theodore E McClintock, was born in Dublin on 10 August 1864 and educated at the Public High School, Dublin. He proceeded to South Africa aged 21, joining the Education Department of the Natal Civil Service. He subsequently took up an appointment in the Cape Forestry Department; went to the Transvaal in 1895, where he acted as Secretary to some mining groups, and became identified with the Krugersdorp branch of the Anti-Asiatic South Africa League under the presidency of diamond tycoon Sir Abe Bailey, Member of Parliament for Krugersdorp and spokesman for respectable English speaking South Africans. At the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War he joined the Prince Alfred's Guards as Second Lieutenant, ‘this being the only permanent Colonial Corps which is entitled to carry its colours into action—a privilege obtained for the regiment by Duke of Edinburgh, after whom it is named.’ At the close of hostilities, he retired with the permanent rank of Captain, in recognition of services rendered during the war. He then returned to the Transvaal, where he was ‘engaged in secretarial duties in connection with the Commission investigating Burgher Claims upon the Imperial Government, ultimately taking up an appointment in the Mines Department, of the Transvaal Civil Service.’ He was the author of “Hints: A Handbook for South African Volunteers”. On 10 August 1896, he married 24-year-old Florence Louisa Soundy, daughter of Josiah Tunmer Soundy (1829-1906), of Cradock, Cape Colony. They are thought to have been the parents of Ernest McClintock (died 1960) who married Ethel Bingham (born 1899, daughter of James Bingham (1861-1936) and his wife Charlotte (nee Miller) of Belfast) and had three children – June, Ronald Victor McClintock (1926-2015, born in South Africa) and Robert.[2]

[2] By his wife Lorraine Miller, Ronald Victor McClintock had a son Donald McClintock and two daughters, Gayle and Karen; this connection came via Gayle (who married Willem F Eckhardt and has three daughters, Liesa, Kirsty and Claie). I think this is a different family to the R.V. McClintock mentioned as the father of the bride here: GLENCRAIG WEDDING Barr—M‘Clintock The wedding took place at Glencraig Church, Craigavad, of Mr. Jaye Barr, younger son of the late Mr.and Mrs. Alexander Barr, Chichester Avenue, Belfast, and Miss Elizabeth Margaret M’Clintock, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. V. M'Clintock, Bangor Street, Newtownards. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. J. Chisholm, M.A., rector of St. Mark's, Newtownards, and Mr. W. F. M’Bratney was at the organ. The soloist was Miss Rhona E. M’Clintock. The bride was In a trained gown of ivory Chantilly lace, with veil of French net mounted on orange blossom, and she carried a bouquet of pink carnations and lily of the valley. The bridesmaid, Miss Mary M'Clintock. and child attendant. Miss Dorothy M'Clintock—sisters of the bride —wore gowns of turquoise poult. Mr. Lex Barr. M.Sc., F. S.S., attended his brother as best man. Subsequently a reception was held at the Old Inn, Crawfordsburn. (Belfast News-Letter - Tuesday 06 April 1954)

Edgar Stanley Victor McClintock (1865-1931), Colonel Theodore McClintock’s second son, was born at the Cape on 18 September 1865 and died in Victoria, British Colombia. He was married on 19 April 1898 to Augusta Julia Inskip, daughter of H. L. Inskip. Their only son, Leopold Digby McClintock was born in Vernon, BC, on 7 April 1899 and died in Victoria, BC, in 1978.

Col Theodore McC's daughter, Agnes Laura (1867-1916) married Lt. Col Henry Wathen Court (1865-1947), son of Philip Wathen Court, from an old Worcestershire family. Henry attended St. Andrews College, Grahamstown, South Africa (Left June 1881; Boarder Day. Form II-VI. Sen. Prefect. Sgt. C.C. XI. XV. Ath VL '81. Mat '81; successful in Athletics; in '82 threw Cricket Ball 130 yards at Port Elizabeth) and then moved into banking (P.W. Court till sole proprietor P.W. Court & Co. P.E.; closed down 1914). He also had a military career, serving as a captain in the Langeberg campaign, being a Captain in 1897, a Lt. Col. of the P.A.G. in 1899 and serving as a Lt Col and Major in the Anglo-Boer War and Great War, latterly with the Gloucester Regt. He was commanding the 3rd Infantry Regiment of the South West African Expeditionary Force when the war broke out in 1914. He was based at General Headquarters Staff, The Curragh, in June 1918. [Register of St. Andrew's College Grahamstown Fourth Edition 1855 - 1959].
The Wathen Court’s eldest son Capt. Eric McClintock Wathen Court (1890-1916) was also at St Andrew’s College, and served as a Beacon Inspector with the Department of Mines at Salisbury, Rhodesia (aka, Harare, Zimbabwe). He went missing in the Gallipoli campaign in August 1915 and was reported killed the following year.
Agnes and Henry’s youngest son Lt. Col. Conrad Vaisey Wathen Court served in the South West African Expeditionary Force, being attached to the 3rd Infantry Regiment, before going to France in the Great War. He was gassed in about September 1917, and was slightly wounded in the spring of 1918, but continued on duty. He was awarded the MC (1918) for gallantry as Brigade Signal Officer, 24th Infantry Brigade, and won a Bar on the Somme, still as Brigade Signalling Officer, in 1918. (Bill). He was wounded eight times in total.He married a Meta J Biggar in 1926 in Kensington, London, and died in December 1964. See more on him, including photo, here.
Agnes and Henry’s older daughter Vera Faye Court, b. 1886, married Fred Baker.
Agnes and Henry’s younger daughter Aileen Vivienne (1890-1963) was married twice, firstly in 1911 to Leslie Maunsell Hunt, the Castlecomer-born son of banker Aubrey de Vere Hunt and Emily Foott. (In the 1901 census, the Hunt family were living at Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare.) They had one son, Eric Pfeilitizer Hunt (1911-2007). Leslie was a Lance Corporal in the South African Infantry when he died in March 1918 at Pozieres, France, aged 38. She was married secondly in 1920 to Harold Pawson Pope, who died in South Africa in 1944. She lived at 247, Main Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria, and died in South Africa in 1963.

Sylvia Wright (nee McClintock) recalls her mother telling her that when Sir Leopold's youngest daughter Bessie was ill with TB, she and Aunt Annie (Greenwell) were sent to South Africa in the late 1800s for two consecutive winters to stayed with some McClintock cousins - could this have been Theodore Ernest's family? Sylvia also remember that her grandfather Bob was in an old photo with Bessie in South Africa while he was fighting in the Boer War.


Charles Fortescue McClintock, Royal Irish Constabulary (1836-1907), fifth and youngest son of Harry and Elizabeth. Born at Drumcar on 13 June 1836, he entered the Civil Service; first serving in the Crimea (his Crimean medals awards are mentioned on his Civil Service record of service) and then as a staff member (civillian clerk) of the Royal Irish Constabulary Office in Dublin Castle, rising to a senior position in the Administrative Division. In 1887 he was recorded as First Class Clerk (under Alfred Crawford) in the Administrative Branch of the R.I.C. Office in Dublin Castle. He retired on pension on reaching his 65th birthday. He was awarded a 'Visit to Ireland' medal as part of Queen Victoria's visit in 1900 and may well have been presented to her. Charles and his wife Mary, a Catholic from Dublin twelve years his junior, were living at 13 Breffni Terrace, Glasthule, Dublin, at the time of the 1901 Census, along with Kate Kane, a 19-year-old Longford girl who was employed as their cook and domestic servant. Charles died on 19 December 1907 at Silverton Cottage, Dalkey. (Thanks to Peter McGoldrick and Jim Herlihy)



Isabella Marion McClintock, eldest daughter of of Harry and Elizabeth, married (1) T. Shallcross Battersby (who died 17 March 1847) and (2) E. Spencer Dix, MA. Her sister Emma Patience also married a Dix brother, see below.


LOUISA TIPPING (1814-1900)

(Anna) Louisa (de Fleury) McClintock, the second of Harry and Elizabeth's daughters was married in 1832 to Francis Hall Tipping, with whom she later emigrated to New Zealand. As their great-great-grandson Paul Tipping relates in his 2005 book “The Tippings of Canterbury – The Story of Two Anglo-Irish families” (ISBN 0–473–1 0388–5), Francis was one of twin boys born on 8 October 1804 to Francis Tipping (1758-1819) and his wife Christina Fforde (1765-1855). He grew up at Bellurgan Park, a 2,000 acre estate with a Georgian house near the village of Ballymacanlon, County Louth. On the watch of his extravagant, travel-obsessed elder brother, Edward, the estate was almost bankrupted during the Famine and had dwindled to 1245 acres by 1876.

Francis and his twin brother James were educated at the Royal School in Armagh. In 1822, 18-year-old Francis went to Trinity College Dublin, graduating with a BA (1829) and MA (1832), and he appears to have been destined for a career in the Church of Ireland. In 1827 James married Catherine Elizabeth Fforde, a cousin, and settled at Castletown Cooley where they had 10 children. Five years later, 27-year-old Francis called in on Henry McClintock, who wrote in his diary on 13 July 1832: “Francis Tipping proposed for my daughter Louisa last night, and she referred him to me, so this day he called to speak to me upon the subject. Bessy and I gave our consent to their being married but not for some months or until he is ordained.”

Francis was ordained a deacon soon afterwards and he married Louisa McClintock in Saint Nicholas’s Church, Dundalk, on 18 September 1832, just two months after he secured her parents' consent. As it happens, the 27-year-old did not pursue his church career, aside from a visit to Dungannon to enquire about a curacy in June 1833, as recorded in his father-in-law’s diary. Instead, he began farming, initially on 75 acres leased from Lady Bellingham at Draughanstown, near Dunany, on the coast just south of Dundalk. Their first child Melesina, known as Minnie, was born on 11 August 1833. Two more children were born at Draughanstown before the Tippings moved in March 1838 to a 103-acre farm at Kilcreagh, near Donabate, Co Dublin. They spent the next 14 years at Kilcreagh, during which time another six children were born while Francis’s elder brother Edward nearly lost the family estate during the Great Hunger crisis.

In 1852 Francis and Louisa moved to a third farm, Mulgeeth, near Enfield, on the Meath-Kildare border. A further two daughters were born here, so that the family now comprised of nine daughters and two sons. On 11 October 1861 the Tippings moved once again, taking on a substantial three story house with 93 acres at Viewmount, near Longford town, which they least from the Earl of Longford. However, all was to change the next year when Francis’s twin brother James left for to Cantebury Province in New Zealand with his entire family, departing from London on 4 September 1862. On 10 September 1863, a year after his twin brother James’s emigration, Francis and Louisa set sail for New Zealand with their nine children. They arrive in Lyttleton 96 days later. Francis established himself as a farmer in the Waikuku district north of Kaiapoi, about 25km from James.

On 10 November 1864, their daughter Minnie Tipping married William Bayly Jones, a ship’s purser from Gloucestershire. Her sister Laura was married on the same day to Arthur James Poole. [Many of the other siblings married and had children, as did James's children, all of which is recorded in Paul Tipping's book]. Mininie and William were fated to be among 131 drowned when SS Tararua, a passenger steamer, sank off the New Zealand coast on a voyage between Port Chalmers and Tasmania. It was the worst civilian shipping disaster in New Zealand's history.

Francis Tipping died, aged 70, in New Zealand on 3 March 1875. His widow Louisa survived him by quarter of a century, dying on 29 July 1900, aged 86. She is buried at Holy Trinity Church, Christchurch, New Zealand. She had 11 children 35 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.



Emily Caroline McClintock, third daughter of Harry and Elizabeth, was married, firstly, in 1840 to Captain Charles Henry Paget, RN, of Samarang fame, and (2) 1848 Lt. Col. J. B. Gardiner, 17th Regiment.


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Above: Emma Patience McClintock and her husband Henry Dix, with their children Reginald
Ernest (later a printing specialist) and Julia P. (With thanks to Sylvia McClintock)


Rosa Melesina McClintock, fourth daughter of Harry and Elizabeth, was married on 18th April 1848 at St. George's Church, Dublin, to Dr. Benjamin Willis Richardson of Upper Gardener Street. He became chairman of the Court of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons. They lived in a house which is now part of the Castle Hotel, off Parnell Square, Dublin, owned in 2014 by Fionn MacCumhaill who has conducted some research on the buildings history. (Thanks to Ronan Connolly whose grandmother Frances Richardson may be Rosa and Benjamin's great-granddaughter).



Florence Gertrude McClintock was the fifth daughter of Harry and Elizabeth. On 8 December 1847, she was married at St George's Church, Dublin, to Dr George H. Alloway (d. 1881). of 2 Gardiner's Place, Dublin. Her brother Leopold stood as witness for her husband, while Alfred McClintock was witness for his sister. The Rev. Charles M. Fleury (uncle to the bride) officiated.

George was the third son of William Johnson Alloway, of the Derries, Queen's County (now Laois), who had died before their wedding.

In 1878 George's nephew Willam Forbes Alloway married Elizabeth MacLaren (1853-1926).

Records of relevance to George Alloway.


Report of the smallpox commissioners, appointed by government : with an appendix, Calcutta, 1st July 1850 To Dr. George H. Alloway, M. R. C. S.
Dear Sir,
— The Smallpox Committee desire me to apply to you, with a request that you will obligingly favour them with answers to the following questions : —
1. In what way are the provisions of the Vaccine Extension Act of 1840 carried out in Ireland, and more especially in Dublin ?
2. What class of professional men are engaged or contracted with for vaccinating the poor ?
3. What remuneration is given for such cases?
4. How are the accuracy of their Returns, and the success or failure of their operations ascertained ?
5. Is Vaccination popular in Ireland? To what extent is it practised in Dublin ?
Your early reply will very much oblige the Committee.
Your most obedient Servant,
D. STEWART, M. D., Off. Secy, to the Committee.Calcutta,

May. 1850. Dr. Alloway's Reply to the above. Calcutta.
Dear Sir, — It gives me great pleasure to reply to the questions submitted to me through you, by the Smallpox Committee.
1 . The Provisions of the vaccine Extension Act" of 1840 are carried out in Ireland by the different “ Boards of Poor Law Guardians" in their respective districts, in the following manner. In some districts once in 12 months, and in others once in every 6 months, candidates possessing the necessary qualifications are publicly requested to send in tenders for contracts for the ensuing period, at so much for each successful case. It does not follow that the lowest offer is accepted ; the Board have the power of taking into consideration other reasons for determining their choice. In Dublin the same course is pursued, except that each Poor House district is subdivided ; the contracts are frequently given to a Hospital when centrally situated, and where there is none such, to some resident practitioner approved of by the
2. None but a properly educated and (where possible) experienced Physician or Surgeon is now selected; many cases of Vaccination are imperfect, which might be certified as successful by an inexperienced person, and which would be no protection against Smallpox, and would only tend to bring Vaccination into disrepute with the lower orders of the people. This was found to be the case when the Act was first put in force in the country parts of Ireland; the Boards of Guardians through mistaken economy giving the contracts to Apothecaries and their assistants, who considered it quite sufficient to per- form the operation; but not carrying out the spirit of the Act, they were enabled to take the contracts at a low rate.
3. The remuneration in Ireland was at first about the same as the average in England, namely, 1^. ^d. for each successful case, but for the reason mentioned in the last paragraph it was found needful not to take the lowest tender in all cases, as it was a matter of great consequence in Ireland, to take every possible step to inspire the lower order of people mth confidence in Vaccination, and to remove their strong prejudices in favour of Inoculation, and this could not be more effectually done than by taking great care to ensure success for the first few years.
The contracts afterwards approved of, were generally at 2^., or in some remote places 2.?. 6c/. for each successful operation.
4. The accuracy of the Returns must, of course, depend greatly on the integrity of the Vaccinator; this was one reason why it was found inexpedient in Ireland always to take the lowest offer.
No cases were returned unless those certified as successful. If there was any cause apparent Avhy success should not follow the operation of Vaccination (such as disease of the skin, &c.) it was removed before another attempt was made ; if there was no apparent cause, it was repeated with additional precautions to ensure the absorption of the Vaccine lymph; but in no case was there any Return of failures enjoined.
Each Vaccinator was furnished with a book of Certificates in the form of a Bank Cheque Book. On the success of each case being ascertained one of these Certificates was filled up by him and delivered to the parents of the child; another book was also kept by him in which each Case was noted ; when this book was filled, it was deposited with the Secretary of the Board of Guardians. The people were enjoined to preserve these Certificates, and it was held out to them that future advantages would result to the possessors of them in entering Government employ, and in other ways ; and latterly emigrants were refused a free pass- age unless they could produce evidence of the younger members of the family having been vaccinated. In England this was not so necessary where there was little or no prejudice in favour of Inoculation ; but in Ireland where Inoculation was practised to a large extent in the agricultural districts, and where Small- pox annually raged, it was at first necessary to hold out some prospect of future benefit to induce them to come forward willingly.
5. Vaccination was not at all popular in Ireland at first; we were obliged to bring many to punish- ment before the itinerant Inoculators were suppressed ; and even in many cases to extend the punishment to the parents^ whicli in Ireland seemed to have more effect. Vaccination is now general, — being the rule, — and Inoculation the rare exception : in Dublin for many years Vaccination has been general. I do not believe that any case of Inoculation ever occurs there now.
I am, dear Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
(Signed) G. H. ALLOWAY.


Age (Melbourne, Victoria), Monday 12 July 1858, page 5
Dear Sir, —
Having read your communication to the Melbourne Age of the 23rd ult., and having taken great interest in the question of cotton growing in Australia, I am tempted to address you on the subject and to give you the history of a 'similar application of mine to the Secretary for the Colonies, with a similar result.
Some years ago, when on medical service in India, I was obliged to seek a colder climate for a short time, to rest and recruit my health, and having obtained ten months' leave, I spent the time in exploring the coasts of Australia and visiting Java and other places in the Indian Seas. I then was struck with the natural advantages presented by some of the islands on the N.E. coast, inside the Barrier reef, for the growth of cotton, the increased production of which is every day becoming of such vital importance to England.
Some of these islands are low and sandy, well suited for the growth of Sea Island cotton ; others are hilly, and of sufficient elevation to produce coffee, spice, &c. I found the nutmeg growing on some of them, and bearing good fruit.
Service prevented me from taking any further step in this matter, but nothing was forgotten.
During the Crimean war I had frequently talked over the matter with a brother officer of mine, and we came to tho conclusion — along with the conclusion of the war— to see what we could do in the way of getting a grant of the islands, or a long lease. My friend was most willing to leave the service, and being a man, not only of scientific knowledge, but also of great energy and practical experience as an officer in the Royal Engineers, we thought the proposal would be favorably received. I called myself on Mr Labouchero, and had a long interview with him, and after explaining all, I asked him, would the Government give us a grant or long lease of the places named, and pointing out amongst other advantages, that of having a station in a part where many wrecks took place every year.
He listened very attentively, but his answer was to the effect that the application must come through the Governor of New South Wales. On which I pressed him as to what might be the result in case all the red tape routine had been attended to and gone through.
Alas ! It was to the same effect as your own — 'The Government were not prepared, &o.'
The fact is, every extension of territory gives them more work, and no more pay, and, therefore, the Colonial Office is not in favor of such enterprise. It has become a settled law in England that everything of commercial enterprise must be accomplished in spite of the Government, and not by its aid or countenance. Our project, therefore, fell to tho ground, and my friend is still in the Royal Engineers and on his way to India, where I hope he will compare his knowledge of cotton in the West Indies — where he was stationed — and Georgia, with that of East India.
I did not go in close or land on the north shore, but from what I did see and have heard, I should say the north shore of Australia would be favorably situated for the growth of cotton. The latitude does not quite correspond to that of Georgia, where the Sea Island cotton grows. Georgia is in 30 ° N. lat , Victoria R. in about 15 0 S. lat. About 20 ° S. lat. is the same as 30 ° N. lat., but if the soil is of the same sandy quality, the difference is not very great.
I have heard that a sample of very good cotton was sent to England from Moreton Bay, and approved of; but I have not been able to ascertain whether it! was long stapled or short stapled. Any place that will grow long stapled Sea Island is worth a dozen gold mines.
One advantage of your locality over mine is, that it is so close to Malay labor, which you can have cheap and plenty; and, if well treated, there are no better men. We had intended getting Coolies from the East Indies, but the Malays are closer and not be troublesome, and,- I think, bettor workmen. I have no doubt that one day cotton will form a large proportion of the exports of Australia, — in fact, equal to what wool is now, but which, I fear, is not to be much longer, unless a change of opinion may soon prevail amongst the powers that be.
Pray excuse this letter. It was some relief to me to write it, and also to find that there is some enterprise left ia Australia.
I am, dear Sir, Yours faithfully,
Late Staff Surgeon. Australian Club
Sydney, July 2, 1858.


The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) Saturday 15 January 1881 p 5
The news which arrived by the Hydaspes'e Mail yesterday of the death of Mr. G. H. Alloway will be a source of regret to his many friends in Sydney where he practised with acceptance as a surgeon for' nearly 23 years. He was at one time President Of the Medical Board for Visiting Asylums. In 1867 he visited Europe for nearly three years, and on his return embarked in an unprofitable cotton growing venture in Fiji, after which he returned to practice, but was obliged to seek rest for a time. A severe attack of paralysis caused his retirement to England, where he lingered in until the time of his death. Mr.Alloway has left widow and a daughter, who is in England.

With thanks to Douglas Hull.



Emily Patience, sixth daughter of Harry and Elizabeth, was married in 1854 to Henry Torrens Dix. (Her sister Isabella Marion also married a Dix brother.) Their son Ernest Reginald McClintock Dix (1857-1936), a Man of Letters and an expert on Irish printing, was interested in Early Irish printing, bibliography, book collecting, Irish history, Irish language and printing history. When I was working on the history of the Docklands, Gus MacAmhlaigh, whose mother was cook to Major Henry Stanley McClintock, told me that H. Ernest Reginald McClintock Dix was a bibliophile whose book on Irish language books is the holy bible for a subject which Gus and his son are greatly enamoured. His collection included a large numbers of novels translated into Irish such as Wuthering Heights and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Ernest was married, late in life, to Elizabeth Mary Rachael Leech, aka "Brenda"... “Brenda” was the nom-de-plume of Úna McClintock Dix [née Elizabeth Rachel Leech; 1880-1958), one of the few Irish language women authors of the Free State era and author of Cailín na Gruaige Duinne [The Brown Haired Girl] (1932) published by An Gúm; she was educated in Neuchatal, Switzerland and Alexandra College, Dublin and emigrated to Canada, where she taught German and English immigrants, and met Ernest on her return to Ireland. (See Art of the Free State: A Burns Library Exhibition, Boston College; online.)
vii. Emily Anna McClintock m. 1857 George Crozier, MA, son of William and Jane Crozier, who died in 1874. George was a nephew of Francis Crozier (1796-1848) who disappeared with Sir John Franklin in the Arctic.


With thanks to Sylvia Wright (nee McClintock), Irene McClintock, Brian Walsh (Co. Louth Museum), Gayle Eckhardt, William Bunbury, Andrew Bunbury, Olive Brown, Tom Barr, Liesa Eckhardt (Gayle's daughter) and the McFarlands.