Robert Henry Clarence

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Robert Henry Clarence
Hereditary Chief of the Miskito Nation
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Reign 11 November 1890 – 7 August 1894
Investiture 11 November 1890
Successor Robert Frederick
Born (1872-09-06)September 6, 1872
Public General Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica
Died January 6, 1908(1908-01-06) (aged 35)
Public General Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica
Burial Kingston, Jamaica
Spouse Irene Morrison
Issue Princess Mary Clarence
Father Prince William Henry Clarence
Mother a Lady from Rama

Robert Henry Clarence (September 6, 1872 – January 6, 1908) was Hereditary Chief of the Miskito Nation.[1][2] He was born at the Public General Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. He was the last hereditary chief of the Miskito in 1890–1894 and briefly during July to August 1894.

Clarence succeeded to the chiefdom on the death of his cousin Jonathan Charles Frederick, Hereditary Chief of the Miskito, in July 1890. After his downfall, he was rescued by a British warship that took him into exile together with 200 refugees to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, and later to Jamaica. He was granted a pension by the British government of £1,785 per annum,and remained head of the "royal house" in name until his death.[3]

Clarence died after an operation at the Public General Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica on 6 January 1908. He was married once to Irene Morrison, with whom he had two children, one of which was the "princess" Mary Clarence. He was succeeded as head of the royal house by his cousin Robert Frederick.[1]


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  1. ^ a b Buyers, Christoper. "Mosquitos". The Royal Ark. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  2. ^ Soszynski, Henry. "Mosquito". Genealogical Gleanings. University of Queensland. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  3. ^ Royal Ark