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Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock

(1819-1907), Naval officer and Arctic explorer

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 8 portraits
Admiral and Arctic explorer; entered the navy, 1831, and first saw service in the Arctic in 1848; established a reputation for his long explorations by sledge and did much to perfect Arctic sledging. McClintock commanded the famous search for Sir John Franklin, 1857-59, which confirmed the loss of Franklin's 1845 expedition and which McClintock described in a widely read account; knighted, 1860, and served in various commands until his retirement in 1884.

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Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock, by Unknown photographer - NPG x20199

Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x20199

Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17566

Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1878
NPG Ax17566

Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG x133386

Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, published 1878
NPG x133386

Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock, by Mayall & Co, published by  Eglington & Co - NPG Ax27651

Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock

by Mayall & Co, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1893
NPG Ax27651

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Sir Francis Leopold McClintock

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax38757

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Sylvia McClintock Wright

22 June 2017, 22:18

He was the son of Henry McClintock and his wife Elizabeth Melesina Fleury, daughter of the Ven. George Louis Fleury, Archdeacon of Waterford. The Fleury's were a French Huguenot family that came to Ireland when Elizabeth's Great Grandfather Rev Louis Fleury was one of William of Oranges Chaplains and was present at the Battle of the Boyne. The McClintock family had lived in Ireland since the early 1600's, first in Co. Donegal and latterly at Drumcar, Co. Louth. The 1st Lord Rathdonnell was F L McClintock's 1st cousin.

Henry & Elizabeth had a numerous family. They lived in Dundalk, Co. Louth.

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