Sunday, October 29, 2017

Morgan - Certification of Medical Authority - Copy




Morgan - Melinda's Permission for the Adoption noticed by Tulare Superior Court - May 3, 1979





Morgan - Adoption by Pillsburys - 1979

This was mailed to Melinda as confirmation the process of adoption was proceeding.  




Morgan - Contingent Custody - May 24, 1979


While Melinda was willing to let her parents adopt Carolyn (Morgan), she was concerned about what would happen if they died before Carolyn reached maturity.  


Morgan - Adoption by Pillsburys - January 29, 1979

Melinda's parents asked to adopt Carolyn, who had been living with them most of the year and spending summers with Melinda, then married to Ronald E. Foster.  Melinda consented on the condition she would have custody if anything happened to them and they would be responsible for Carolyn's expenses.  This, they failed to carry out.  Melinda's mother, Mary Alice Reasoner Pillsbury died when Carolyn, who had begun calling her self Morgan, in 1987. 

Morgan was then living with Melinda's sister, Anne Pillsbury Gripp, in Goleta, CA.  Anne had been asked to take Morgan because she was attempting to seduce Anne's clients from the Orchid Nursery, according to what Anne told Melinda when she called to demand Melinda take her.  Morgan was then 19 years old.  

Shocked, Melinda did not believe Anne at the time.  Later, she found out these were the simple truths and only part of the ugly truth about Morgan.  



Morgan Adoption - February 9, 1979 - Letter to Melinda for Consent






MORGAN - Birth Certificate


This is the birth certificate for  Carolyn Anne Barteaux, the child of Melinda Pillsbury-Foster and Richard Lee Barteaux.  Carolyn was first adopted by Ronald Edward Foster, the second husband of Melinda, and then by Melinda's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Francis Pillsbury. 

She changed her name, by usage, to Morgan when she was about 18.  She is now known as Morgan Pillsbury Gell.  



Thursday, October 12, 2017

REPOST: Australasian Post May 11, 1991 - Naughty Viscount


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

by Murray Thompson
This article was published in the  Australasian Post May 11, 1991. When this was originally posted, provided by a journalist from the UK, the entire text was unavailable. 
Because of the startling candor shown by Lord Alex, the reader gets a fr closer glimpse into who his mind works.  
This places Montagu in court slightly before he is known to have been, again, arrested for violating immigration law, in Canada, article there appearing on September 21st of the same year. 
Naughty Viscount

ARTICLE - Mailonline - Duke faces court over a dud cheque


First Published on The Duke and Doxie of Manchester Monday, June 9, 2014


From:  Mailonline 

May 28, 2014
 
The Dukes of Manchester have shamed the aristocracy down the generations, and the present Duke is upholding the ancestral tradition: he is being arraigned in an American court today charged with buying a car with a dud cheque.
This coincides with the sad news that his sister, Lady Emma Montagu, has died aged 48 having undergone a recent lung transplant operation.
Lady Emma was the daughter of Angus, 12th Duke of Manchester, and sister of Alex, the 13th and current Duke.
Upholding tradition: Alex, the 13th and current Duke of Manchester, is being arraigned in an American court today charged with buying a car with a dud cheque. Above, Alex is pictured at his home in California in 2007
Upholding tradition: Alex, the 13th and current Duke of Manchester, is being arraigned in an American court today charged with buying a car with a dud cheque. Above, Alex is pictured at his home in California in 2007


Pointedly, no dukes feature in her death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald. Indeed, it might be said that Alex has been erased from history.
Four generations of the Manchester family have ended up behind bars, including Alex, a bigamist who has twice been imprisoned, deported from Canada and divorced from two wives. He now lives in Las Vegas with his third wife, Laura.
His father, Angus, was charged in 1985 with defrauding the NatWest Bank with a female friend who ran an escort agency. Although acquitted on that occasion, he was later jailed for three years in the U.S. for fraud.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The New York Times - March 7, 1901 AMERICAN WOMAN SUES DUKE OF MANCHESTER; Miss Portia Knight Charges Breach of Promise to Marry. The Duke Said to Have Been Served with the Writ on His Arrival at Liverpool, but He Denies This.

The New York Times - March 7, 1901




Miss Portia Knight Charges Breach of Promise to Marry. The Duke Said to Have Been Served with the Writ on His Arrival at Liverpool, but He Denies This




Around 2004 - Red Dwarf, and the movie

From Red Dwarf, and the movie 

The Duke of Manchester

"Whilst Naylor was in Australia, he got a call. The man on the phone claimed he had £60 million to invest in movies, and asked how much of it Naylor wanted. After careful consideration (“3 nanoseconds”), Naylor decided that £60 million would do just fine.
Naylor and the Duke agreed to meet, but then the Duke asked if Naylor could pay for his airfare and let him sleep on his couch.
Yeah.

However, after some research it was discovered there was in fact a Duke of Manchester (who knew?) and the family had moved to Australia at the beginning of the 20th century.
So, even that faint glimmer of hope was enough to convince them to keep on going. They asked to speak to the Duke's bank manager, but of course, he was a very busy man and couldn't possibly find time to speak a movie director on behalf of one of his multi-million pound clients.
They did manage to get the Duke to fax over a bank statement showing an account with 100 million US dollars (“completely faked of course”) and, finally, after he tried to convince them they were speaking with a famous Australian actress (“'I've got such a bad cold', she insisted, 'but I really am the famous actress'”) the dream finally plummeted...

...Back to Earth

Despite the proclamation that he hoped to miss the next Dimension Jump due to filming commitments, the Duke effectively signalled the end of the road. There were no more official updates, no more statements."

Cincinnati’s Helena Zimmerman: The “Real” Downton Abbey Heiress?


First published on the duke and doxie of Manchester on Monday, January 4, 2016

Cincinnati’s Helena Zimmerman: The “Real” Downton Abbey Heiress?

From:  Cincinnati Magazine

COMMENT - Wow.  Now we see how early bigamy, infidelity, profligacy and other nasty habits started in the Montagu family.  Thank goodness Alex's sibs and kids are different. 

January 2, 2016

by Greg Hand


You have heard the story: A Cincinnati heiress marries into a noble but cash-strapped British family.
Fans of the PBS Masterpiece Classic television series Downton Abbey will recognize the marriage at the center of the saga. Cincinnati heiress Cora Levinson (Elizabeth McGovern) married Robert Crawley, the 7th Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), to resolve his family's financial problems.
But Downton Abbey fans may not know that a story identical to this unfolded in Cincinnati in 1900. A British lord really did marry a Cincinnati heiress to resolve his family's financial problems. From there, however, reality intervened.
The Duke of Manchester and his Cincinnati heiress (note the money bag next to Cupid) as published by The Cincinnati Enquirer 10 August 1900.
The Duke of Manchester and his Cincinnati heiress (note the money bag next to Cupid) as published by The Cincinnati Enquirer 10 August 1900.
From Cincinnati Enquirer 10 August 1900; image extracted from microfilm by Greg Hand
The heiress in question was Helena Zimmerman, born in 1878 to Cincinnati railroad magnate Eugene Zimmerman and his wife, Marietta Evans. Helena's father, Eugene Zimmerman, was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where his father owned a factory. He was orphaned at 13, and came to Ohio to attend Kenyon College. When the Civil War broke out, the factory Eugene inherited from his father was burned down. Now penniless, Eugene enlisted in the Union Navy. He served with distinction, and was promoted often. He left the service as a 20-year-old lieutenant. By investing wisely, Eugene acquired extensive holdings in oil, which he sold to John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company, gaining a substantial block of stock and a seat on the company's board. He then plowed his profits into a number of successful railroads. At the time of his daughter's marriage, he was worth an estimated $10 million. (With inflation, that would be about $280 million today.) The Zimmerman mansion still sits at the southeast corner of Auburn and McMillan.

Helena was Eugene and Marietta's only child. The couple married in 1876. Helena was born in 1878 and was only four years old when her mother died of peritonitis in 1882. Helena was sent to France for her education and lived there for many years, becoming proficient in fencing and horsemanship. By 1900, she was described as "one of the most beautiful young women" in the summer resort at Narragansett, Rhode Island. According to The Cincinnati Enquirer [23 July 1900]:  MORE

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Marriage Certificate May 7, 1993 Buford - Montagu Marriage Certificate Wendy Buford to Alexander Montagu May 7, 1993

First published on the duke and doxie of Manchester Wednesday, May 16, 2012



Marriage Certificate
Wendy Buford to Alexander Montagu
May 7, 1993


Request for Restraining Order - September 5, 1984

The Marriage to Marion Stoner


Request for Restraining Order 

September 5, 1984









Application for Divorce - August 31, 1984







Judgement for Reserved Issues - Montagu v Montagu

Judgement for Reserved Issues - Montagu v Montagu
Case No. 06D010327
Honorable Judge Mark S. Millard, Presiding
Reporter's Transcript of Judge's Ruling 
September 15, 2008

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

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