Friday, November 3, 2017

Bankruptcy caused by profligate spending - long time Manchester habit

Connacht Tribune:  Family History - To give you a sense of Manchester finances

Duke’s bankruptcy
In the Bankruptcy Courts, Dublin, on Friday, before Mr. Justice Pim, the case of the Duke of Manchester, a bankrupt, was in the list on a motion directing the sale of chattels, etc., in Kylemore Castle, County Galway. The matter had been adjourned with a view to settlement between the two parties.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

HRH Prince Leonard is Queried regarding Manchester's Diplomatic Status

First published on the Duke and Doxie of Manchester - Friday, July 12, 2013

Wendy and Melinda as a question of HRH Prince Leonard

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster <>
1:39 PM (10 hours ago)

to phr.mfa

Re Diplomatic status of Alexander, 13th Duke of Manchester for the Principality of Hutt River

July 12, 2013

His Royal Highness
Prince Leonard
Sovereign of the Principality of Hutt River
By Electronic Mail

I am writing both to inquire on the matter above and bring to your attention issues which may have evaded your notice.
Included in this transmission as an attachment is a certificate you signed on August 17, 1987 naming Alexander Charles David Francis George Edward William Drogo Montagu as an Ambassador at Large for the Principality of Hutt River.
We would like to know what lead you to name Manchester as an Ambassador at large and if you were aware he had recently been incarcerated for 22 felonies at the time of the appointment.
What services did Manchester carry out on behalf of the Principality of Hutt River?
On this certificate you note his titles as Viscount Mandiville, Baron Montagu, and Duke of Manchester, which is incorrect. The previous duke, Manchester's father, Angus, the 12th Duke, did not die until 2002. Was the use of the title of Duke an oversight?
Manchester's former wife, Wendy, the mother of his two children, and I, maintain a website providing accurate and documented information on Manchester in hopes we can to some extend protect the public from his unfortunate tendencies. When we noticed the certificate up on one of Manchester's sites maintained by his present wife, Laura, we decided we must contact you to ascertain how this had come about.
The Time Line on the website provides a record of Manchester's activities over the years which you might find interesting.
At present, Manchester is the subject of two open cases in Las Vegas, where he lives. One is for passing a bad check to Speedy Car Loans, Case No. 11F21867X. The second isCase No. 12F20159X for child abuse in the aftermath of having pointed a gun at two little girls, ages three and six.
Does Manchester still hold an office on behalf of the Principality of Hutt River as an Ambassador at Large? We did not find him listed on your website.
Thank you in advance for your attention on this.

In hopes of hearing from you,

Wendy Buford Montagu and Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

Wendy and Melinda receive a response to our query

To HRH Prince Leonard - Query as to Diplomatic Status

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
Re Diplomatic status of Alexander, 13th Duke of Manchester for the Principali...
1:39 PM (10 hours ago)
PHR - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
11:26 PM (1 hour ago)

to me

Thank you for your email and the information supplied.

In the early days of this Principality, 'Ambassadors at Large' were appointments presented to many people, those who were apparent supporters of the Province (as it was known at the time) and it was simply in recognition of their stated support and recognised the fact that they wished to promote the Province in their travels.
The appointment was not a diplomatic appointment thus was not issued on our Diplomatic Appointment Certificate and no territory was appointed.

All Diplomatic Appointments are issued with a signed certificate (not on a letterhead as seen in this case) and are supported by a renewable Diplomatic ID card (generally requiring replacement yearly) or a Diplomatic Passport issued for a period of 5 years (issued to Diplomats who have already proved their worth of such an appointment).
It is this ID card or Passport that is required to be produced by Diplomats when called upon, not a certificate which is purely for the appointee's own 'office display'.
Any production of the certificate you provided would be seen as a non-diplomatic appointment which carries no weight or position.

The appointment of 'Ambassadors at Large' by this Principality ceased many, many years ago, though we do still appoint some non-diplomatic positions, such as Ambassadors to Sport and Cultural Ambassadors etc.

Details as to the appointment of the gentleman you refer to is much lost on us after so many years, after all the certificate is dated 1987 and is thus irrelevant today and if a Diplomatic Posting we would not entertain such discussion as here.

Our records show that the appointment was however cancelled in it's early stage (no reason shown) though the fact that nothing is shown on the record would indicate that we heard little or more likely nothing from him after the appointment. He had no tasks to perform for this nation as such, his only expectation was that he was to promote the Province in his travels.

His appointment would have required references at the time for consideration to be given and references as to his claimed Titles.
Who provided the required references is of course unknown, as again, we are talking of 1987 and his main file was destroyed years ago, only the merest of details concerning him remain on our records for the archives.

I will make note of your information on the file but have little interest as to the claims made as once again, any matters are irrelevant today and we have no interest in investigating your claims for validity at this stage. I am interested to note however that for such a "bad man", an ex wife is still., bearing and using his surname????

Maybe it would be far more relevant that the British Crown be made aware of your claims since you state that he does in fact carry the Title of the 13th Duke of Manchester, a British Crown issued Title I would assume?

Thank you for bringing the matter to our attention, I have forwarded it to our Diplomatic security Force for their possible interest.

For: MFA
PHR Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Principality of Hutt River
Via Western Australia 6535

Wendy and Melinda Respond


Thank you so much for your prompt response, which is very much what we suspected would be the case.  

The British Crown is well aware of Manchester's behavior, as he has also attacked them. Wendy says he was probably off his meds.  

 2012  January 16th - Duke on Sick Attack on Royal Family 

Every  time we think nothing he did could be worse he surprises us.  

I believe Wendy kept his name because her children use the name Montagu.  

The title was given by the British Crown, but to a much earlier generation.  At the time, the family was highly respected.  

This, unfortunately has changed due to several generations of Manchesters who share much in common with the 13th Duke.  

Again, thanks for your response and for clearing up this issue.


Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

Monday, October 2, 2017

1996 Divorce - Alexander Montagu vs. Marion Stoner Montagu Application for Non-Payment of Filing

Marion Joanna Stoner Montagu was left with her two children, one handicapped, to support.  But at least Alex was not around to use her for target practice with a spear gun again.   

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Alexander, 13th Duke of Manchester, manages to get out of the slammer

From:  Daily Mail

NOTE:  Scroll down the page for the short note 

Ex-con Duke tries to clean up image with 20-year-old snap
The thrice-married bigamist Alexander Montagu, 13th Duke of Manchester, has been let out of jail after serving four months for attempted burglary in his adopted home city of Las Vegas.
The 54-year-old Duke is not only at large once more — to the distress of past victims — but is also hoping to reinvent himself via his Facebook page.

Alex, a felon released from jail in Australia for multiple frauds in his early 20s.  
Th thrice-married bigamist Alexander Montagu, 13th Duke of Manchester, has been let out of jail after serving four months for attempted burglary in his adopted home city of Las Vegas
The Duke this week posted as his new cover photograph an image of himself dating from at least 20 years ago — utterly unrecognisable from the brutish figure who appeared shackled in court in January. The Duke’s erstwhile neighbour Jason Ballensky, who claims Montagu threatened to kill him and his wife and children, is alarmed. MORE

Friday, August 18, 2017

In response to a civil inquiry from outside the US

A query on the status of our subject, Alexander, 13th Duke of Manchester, was received and we searched the data base and found no sign he was not still secured within the prison system of Nevada.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Inquiring Minds Want to Know. Just a tad.

The copy and paste title for a lawsuit brought by 'The King of Condos,' appeared in my email box via the comment app on this site.  The return email was 'sally,' with a fake URL.  This excitement occurred in the lives of Alex and Laura in 2013.  I talked to the Plaintiff, the person not his corporation or attorney. Others also emailed or otherwise contacted me with further updates.  Now, why would either Laura or the nastiest little psychopath in the world, Morgan Gell, have sent this?  

I overlooked it because of the surge of alerts coming up from the tragic Manchester event of late.  

King of Condos Inc, Plaintiff(s) vs. Laura Ann Montagu-Manchester, Alexander Montagu-Manchester et al., Defendant(s)
Clark Nevada Court System | Unknown | 13C017268 | 07/23/2013
Defendant - Montagu-Manchester, Laura Ann Doing Business As International Security Trust | Unrepresented
WestCorp Mangement Group, Landlord(s) vs. Alexander Montagu, Laura Montagu-Manchester, Tenant(s)
Clark Nevada Court System | Las Vegas Township Justice Court | 16E011415 | 06/01/2016
Other - Montagu-Manchester, Laura Also Known As Montagu, Laura | Attorney Represented
Los Angeles County Superior Courts | Torrance Courthouse | YD054850 | 10/24/2008

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Where Alex is now residing......HIGH DESERT STATE PRISON (HDSP)

Here is Alex, as found in their demographics.  But watch out.  The gun-toting jerk is scheduled for a parole hearing, not likely for good behavior.  


Offender ID: 1173104 

Gender: M      

Ethnic: CAUCASIAN      

Height: 5 ft.       11 inches.

Weight:  195            

Complexion:  FAIR    

Hair:  BROWN   

Eyes:  HAZEL   

Institution: HIGH DESERT STATE PRISON       

Custory Level: CLOSE   

Prior Felonies:  NO  (I guess no one told them about his record in Australia) 


And although he was given another 30 months because of another offense Alex, the ducal destroyer, is scheduled for a parole hearing on May 11, 2017!!!!

The hearing will take place 



To schedule a visit with Alex, 13th Duke of Manchester:

Phone (702) 879-6774 or (702) 879-6775 and ask for Visiting.

The HDSP Facility
Visiting Rules and Regulations
Visiting Schedule

P.O. Box 650
Indian Springs, Nevada 89070-0650
22010 Cold Creek Road
Indian Springs, Nevada 89070
(702) 879-6789

    Administrative Staff

    Brian E. Williams Sr., Warden
    Jerry Howell, Associate Warden
    Jennifer Nash, Associate Warden
    Perry Russell, Associate Warden
    Bruce Stroud, Associate Warden


      The High Desert State Prison is the largest major institution in the Department of Corrections. It is the first institution in what will become a large Southern Nevada prison complex. High Desert was designed to incorporate much of the best technology available to corrections to provide for officer safety and the management and control of inmates. The complex totals approximately 1,576,000 square feet of space. The institution opened September 1, 2000 and became the reception center for Southern Nevada.


        High Desert State Prison is administered by the Warden and 4 Associate Wardens. Command Staff consists of 10 Lieutenants and 13 Sergeants. There are approx 400 security staff and 67 support staff.


          New construction was completed in 2009 to add 1,344 beds to the original 2,671. Total capacity is approximately 4,176.

            Programs: Vocational Training, Educational Opportunities, and Treatment Services

            High Desert State Prison offers educational assistance to inmates who want to obtain their GED or High School diploma as well as some college courses. Vocational training includes Automotive & Mechanics Training, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Carpentry.

              Prison Industries

              The Prison Industries building complex is comprised of one building of approximately 65,000 square feet. The Prison Industries building houses six work bays of approximately 10,000 square feet. Each of the bays has camera surveillance capabilities and a dining area for the workers.

                Monday, April 3, 2017

                Noel Gallagher mocks 'middle class' Russell Brand

                NOTE:  ""He says, 'Come on mate, back us' and I'm like, 'If you make me the Duke Of Manchester then I'm in'."  One has to wonder if the fellow actually knew much about Alex.  

                Noel Gallagher has called out Russell Brand for being "middle-class" - despite him being a self-proclaimed man of the people.
                The 49-year-old rock star was a guest on Russell's return to live broadcasting with X Radio on Sunday (02.04.17) and Noel wasted little time in ridiculing his long-time friend, telling listeners the actor lives in a £7 million home overlooking the River Thames in London.
                Noel said: "Russell has got the River Thames as his garden. This is how middle class he his." MORE

                Saturday, March 25, 2017

                Thanks for stopping by!

                Thanks, Lola, yes, we know that but it is delightful to have you weigh in.  I'm respecting your privacy, Lola,  since the Manchesters are connected to some really nasty types.  

                Through the Manchester contact form. 

                I'm sure Alex's probation officer and jailer would love to see the same story Alex is using is that of his father's before him.


                In 1959 Dad took me to hear something he through was important.

                He was right.  Dr. Arthur F. Pillsbury, my father, was a life-long Conservative who understood the problems we still face today with pollution, water, air and land.  Dad was named to the first EPA in 1969.

                This is a transcription of this speech made for the convenience of readers and researchers. A copy of the text of this speech exists in the Senate Speech file of the John F. Kennedy Pre-Presidential Papers here at the John F. Kennedy Library.
                No change in a fast-changing world presents a greater challenge 2– no problem in a world full of problems calls for greater leadership and vision – than the control of nuclear weapons, the utter destruction which would result from their use in war, and the radioactive pollution of our atmosphere by their continued testing in peace-time.
                It is not a simple problem with simple answers. The experts disagree – the evidence is in conflict – the obstacles to an international solution are large and many. But the issue of nuclear tests and their effects is one which should be discussed in the coming months – not as a purely partisan matter, but as one of the great issues on the American scene.
                It was well, therefore, that this issue was raised last Sunday in a constructive way by the Governor of New York. His statement contributed to the dialogue on this basic issue – it represented the position of a leading figure in the Republican Party – and he did not attempt to evade the question. So I commend Governor Rockefeller for stating his views, and I hope they will be considered and debated by interested citizens everywhere.
                But I must also express my own emphatic disagreement with his statement, which called for this country to resume nuclear test explosions. Such a proposal, it seems to me, is unwise when it is suggested just prior to the reopening of negotiations with the British and Russians at Geneva on this very question. It is damaging to the American image abroad at a time when the Russians have unilaterally suspended their testing and the peoples of the world are fearful of continued fall-out.  And, while Mr. Rockefeller did suggest that the testing take place underground to prevent fall-out, he also – according to press reports – “discounted” the harmful effects of fall-out – which I am unwilling to do.
                While many competent scientists agree that there has been no great harm done to mankind as a whole from the amount of radiation created by bomb tests so far, it is also true that there is no amount of radiation so small that it has no ill effects at all on anybody. There is actually no such thing as a minimum permissible dose. Perhaps we are talking about only a very small number of individual tragedies – the number of atomic age children with cancer, the new victims of leukemia, the damage to skin tissues here and reproductive systems there – perhaps these are too small to measure with statistics. But they nevertheless loom very large indeed in human and moral terms. Moreover, there is still much that we do not know – and too often in the past we have minimized these perils and shrugged aside these dangers, only to find that our estimates were faulty and the real dangers were worse than we knew.
                Let us remember also that our resumption of tests would bring Russian resumption of tests – it would make negotiations even more strained – it would spur other nations seeking entry into the “atomic club”, with their own tests polluting the atmosphere – and, in short, it could precede the kind of long, feverish testing period which all scientists agree would threaten the very existence of man himself.  And, perhaps even more importantly the ability of other nations to test, develop and stockpile atomic weapons will alter drastically the whole balance of power, and put us all at the mercy of inadvertent, irresponsible or deliberate atomic attacks from many corners of the globe. This problem – called the nth country problem, because we do not know how many nations may soon possess these weapons – is at the real heart of the Geneva negotiations. For once China, or France, or Sweden, or half a dozen other nations successfully test an atomic bomb, then the security of both Russians and Americans is dangerously weakened.
                The arguments advanced in favor of a test resumption are not unreasonable. The emphasis is on weapons development – the necessity to move ahead “in the advanced techniques of the use of nuclear material.” This reason is not to be dismissed lightly. Our basic posture in world affairs relies on technical military superiority. We need to develop small tactical nuclear weapons and so-called “clean” nuclear weapons, in order to deter their use or other forms of limited aggression by the enemy, and in order to facilitate a decision to respond in good conscience with atomic weapons when necessary. We need to increase the flexibility and range of weapons in our arsenal in order to increase the flexibility and range of diplomatic possibilities. This is not, I might add, justification for cutting back our ground forces and our ability to wage conventional warfare – but it is nevertheless important. Certainly the destruction rained upon us all by a small nuclear battle – and this our weapons development program is intended to deter – would be many times the damage caused by all the test fall-out in the future. But such a weapons development program cannot be suspended indefinitely in a free country without our scientists and technicians scattering to other positions in other laboratories.  In addition, France and other nations on the verge of becoming nuclear powers will resent a ban – and their goodwill is also important.
                But it is even more important that we find a way out the present menacing military situation.  And let us remember that our present test suspension is implicitly conditional on a continued Russian test suspension. If we are not developing new weapons in the absence of tests, so, in all probability, will they. And the facts of the matter are that, generally speaking, we are ahead of the Russians in the development of atomic warheads of all sizes but behind in the development of delivery systems. Until this lag can be overcome, there is a lesser value for us in testing and developing further “techniques in the use of nuclear material.” In short, for both sides to resume atomic tests today might well turn out to be more of a disadvantage to the West militarily than a help. The Soviet Union – which apparently made great progress in it 1958 tests – is quite as likely as we in any new tests to score a break-through with some new means of destruction which will make all the more delicate the present balance of terror.
                I would suggest, therefore, the following alternative position:
                1. First, that the United State announce that it will continue its unilateral suspension of all nuclear tests as long as serious negotiations for a permanent ban with enforceable inspections are proceeding with tangibly demonstrated good faith, provided that the Russians do not meanwhile resume their own tests. The latest extension of our test suspension announcement expires on December 31 – and we cannot take the chance of continuing it indefinitely without an inspection system – or afford the cost of extending a temporary suspension so long that our scientists disperse and our laboratories break down. But neither can we afford to undercut negotiations close to success – to resume polluting the atmosphere while the Russians pose as moral leaders. As long as serious, good faith negotiations continue into the early month of 1960 – and are not prolonged indefinitely beyond that – we must continue our suspension beyond December 31.
                2. Secondly, the United States must redouble its efforts to achieve a comprehensive and effective agreement to ban all nuclear tests under international control and inspection – and this means developing a single, clear-cut, well 2– defined, realistic inspection proposal of our own. We do not have this today. We have not made as concentrated and effort on techniques for preserving mankind as we have on techniques of destruction. Nor do we have a clear, concrete policy for the general arms control of disarmament program which must necessarily follow an agreement on testing if it is to be meaningful. But the whole international climate could benefit from this demonstration that East and West can reach significant, enforceable agreements. At least a part of the burdensome arms race would come to a halt. The danger of new nuclear powers emerging would be lessened. For the first time the Russians would have accepted effective international controls operating within their own territory. The hazards of health would be over. Such an agreement, in short even if not perfect – even, for example, if it looks to further modification regarding inspection systems for underground or outer-space tests – would nevertheless be worth far more effort than we are presently exerting. And it would be far more valuable than the military benefits to be gained from test resumption.
                3. Third – if our best efforts do not succeed, the negotiations collapse, the Russians resume testing and it becomes necessary for our test to resume, even then they should be confined to underground and outer-space explosions, and to the testing of only certain small weapons in the upper atmosphere, in order to prevent a further increase in the fall-out menace – and in hope, moreover, that the Russians and others will be forced by world opinion to follow our example.
                4. Fourth and finally, we must step up our studies of the impact of radioactive fall-out and how to control it, through the Public Health Service here at home and a special United Nations monitoring commission abroad. Let us not discover the precise point of danger after we have passed it. Let us not again reject these warnings peril as “catastrophic nonsense” (to quote Mr. Nixon), as they were rejected in 1956 when put forward by a great Democratic standard-bearer, Adlai E. Stevenson. There is every indication that had a test ban been accomplished then, it would have been far more useful, far more easily accomplished and far more beneficial to our national security than it would today, now that the missile gap had widened so far.
                These four policy positions that I have stated are no magic solution – nor can they be achieved overnight without effort. The course which I am suggesting is full or risks. It will require more effort, more leadership, more moral courage than merely “running scared.” But the new and terrible dangers which man has created can only be controlled by man. And if we can master this danger and meet this challenge, we will have earned the deep and lasting gratitude, not only of all men, but of all yet to be born – even to the farthest generation.

                Friday, March 24, 2017

                A Kind Reader Sends A delightful Insight

                A Kind Reader named Cindy gifted us with this clipping from the history of the Manchesters.  It originated from the  Chicago Tribune The date of publication is May 12, 1935.

                I guess some things do not change.  I wonder if Laura, Duchess of Manchester, will include this in her own postings?


                "LONDON, May 11.-UP)-The duke of Manchester, clad in drab prison garb instead of the double-breasted gray suit he wore in court yesterday when be was sentenced to nine months' Imprisonment for fraud, cooled his heels today in a South London jail while his lawyers attempted to gain his pending appeal.
                The portly duke, who was found guilty of obtaining $3,250 through pawning jewels belonging to the estate of his late American born mother, breakfasted on the usual prison fare of bread, and tea.
                HIe was housed In the prison hos- pital because of a bad heart."

                                                                                 Different Duke, same habits