There are hundreds of hits on the web when one googles the names Jesus and Pharamond. I will examine these two men believing they are mythical – but are not useless! Some authors have made a pretty penny connecting these two men together. I might be one of them, because I can join them to THE SECRET NAME that Jesus speaks of in John Chapter 17. When I reveal this name in my book, and its source, then I will own the greatest genealogical tale of all time! It will be Epic – and Biblical! Will it be a Fairytale? What is not a Fairytale?
I have told my readers about the uncanny attempts of family members to UNBORN me. This is another legendary way of electing THE RIGHTFUL HEIR – THE CHOSEN ONE! These children are cast out, and are Foundlings destined to become great leaders, prophets, and kings.
Plantagenet, Capetian, Angevin, and
Merovingian Royal Ancestry of
By John Major Scott Jenkins
Charibert, Count of Leon
Charlemagne (Holy Roman Emperor)
King Louis I (of France)
Earl Robert I
Hugh the Great
William, The IX Duke of Aquitaine (the “1st Troubadour”)
Eleanor of Aquitaine
King John Lackland
King Henry III
King Edward I
King Edward II
King Edward Plantagenet III
Thomas Plantagenet (Prince)
Anne Plantagenet (Duchess)
John Bourchier (Duke)
Humphrey Bourchier (Sir)
Anna Bourchier (Lady)
Thomas Fiennes (Sir Knight)
Thomas Fiennes (Baron Dacre)
Margaret Fiennes (Baroness Dacre)
Joseph Corey Barnum
Lucy Permelia Barnum
Anna May Moreland
Beatrice Moreland Riffle
William Barnum Jenkins
John Major Jenkins
To my cousins and siblings: Our direct line (parent-to-child) ancestors include Martin Barnham, King Edward III, Geoffrey Plantagenet, William the Conqueror, Fulk Nera, Ingelgar the First Count of Anjou, Eleanor of Aquitaine, King Louis I of France, Hugh Capet, Charlemagne, Dagobert I, Clovis I, and Pharamond, the semi-legendary founder of the Merovingians. And what does it mean? As much as you want it to.
The genealogical story begins with the first Merovingian king, Merovech. But a mystery going further back in time splices into the line via Merovech, a mystery that takes us across the Mediterranean to events in the Holy Land and, ultimately, back in time to the early patriarchs of the House of David. For Merovech was, according to legend, the son of two fathers, one named Clodio, in turn son of the semi-legendary Frankish leader Pharamond, the other a mysterious creature from across the sea who impregnated his mother. Merovech (or Merovee) comes from “of the sea” or “child of Mary.” Also, to be the son of two fathers seems to be a way to refer to a dynastic alliance of two family lines – a tactic which was commonplace in Medieval Europe and which defined Merovech as the founder of the new Merovingian dynasty. As we will explore later, the Merovingians were long-haired monarchs who claimed the divine right to rule from being descended from the House of David. Let us save that speculative journey for later, and begin the tracing of our parent-child descent from Merovech’s Frankish grandfather Pharamond.
Descendants of Jesus
Laurence Gardner in his book “Bloodline of the Holy Grail” (Barnes and Noble, 1997), shows in a chart called “Bloodline of the Grail” (page 236 of the hardback version), that Jesus Christ, by Mary Magdalene, has descendants today.
The supposed descent is of course purely fictional, but I show it here, for purposes of determining whether any portion of it, is actually based on genealogically acceptable documentation.
1. Jesus the Christ and St Mary Magdalene
2. Joseph the Rama-Theo born 44 AD
4. Aminadab and Eurgen, daughter of Lleiffer Mawr (Lucius)
5. Catheloys (Castellors)
8. Boaz (Anfortas)
9. Frotmund (Frimutel)
10. Faramund died 420 and Princess Argotta
At generation eleven, the line splits into three branches. One branch begins with Clodion, father of Meroveus, father of Childeric, father of Clovis the King of the Franks.
A second branch begins with Fredemundus, father of Prince Nascien I, father of Celedoin, father of Nascien II of Septimania.
The final branch, begins with Frotmund, from whom descends the House del Acqs and the Counts of Toulouse and Sires of France
The Merovingian Kings were rulers in what is now France from 481 through 752. In history, the Merovingians were a dynasty in what is now France, which was at the time called the Frankish area. The name was given to them because of Merovius (also known as Merovech), who began the family, and who attained near mythical status with his skills and feats. His descendants all proudly called themselves Merovingians.
The Merovingians were thrown out of power by the Pope in 751 with the “Donation of Constantine” – where they were called pagans and renounced. The Pope feared their power and replaced them with the Carolingian dynasty, of which Charlemagne was a member. Still, they worked on in secret, claiming to have direct bloodlines to Jesus Christ (through Mary Magdalene, his lover) and wanting to redeem themselves. They felt the Papacy had become a refuge for thieves and liars, and that it fattened itself on the profits it made from the poor. The Merovingians wanted to return Christianity to its for-the-people roots.
The Knights Templar and Freemasons, who came from the same background, continued to work towards freeing the “real people” from the bureaucracy and control of the established Catholic church, and to allow the power of the Messiah to help and touch the people.
The Merovingian family is famous for their connections with the Knights Templar, and the Search for the Holy Grail. It was even said that Merovius’ ancestors came from Atlantis, and were from the stock of a race of very intelligent, powerful, caring people. Merovius (the historical ruler) claimed to have documented that he was descended from Jesus and Mary. Of course that documentation was never shown or saved 🙂
Little is actually known about Merovius, and many Pagan god attributes somehow got assigned to Merovius’ history. Gregory of Tours (538-594) was the Bishop of Tours and wrote about Merovius in his “History of the Franks”. Note that Gregory was writing this history a full 100 or more years after it happened. Gregory claims that Merovius was the child of Chlodio the Longhair, who was a chief of a Frankish tribe. Merovius claimed both Chlodio and a “sea monster” as being his dual fathers. The sea monster was part of the pagan legend. Note that because Chlodio had long hair, his sons all wore long hair as well and felt it gave them power. Sampson, anyone? Chlodio’s (426-447) claim to fame is that he wrestled control of Cambrai back from the Roman guards there.
Gregory says that Chlodio’s father was Pharamond, who lived in the early 400s. Pharamond is usually listed as the “first” leader of the Salian Franks, and came from the Germany region. Pharamond’s legacy is that he pushed towards France over the Rhine river valley to extend his control. However, historians are not sure if these connections are true or myths. Nothing is known about Pharamond’s parentage.
So in any case, there is no proof that Merovius was at all related to Mary. Heck, there’s no proof that Merovius was fathered by a sea monster either. There’s no proof where Mary went after the crucifixion. The Merovians were claiming links to pagan gods, to sea monsters, and to Mary at various times in their careers. They really seemed to be after power and wanted to justify it in whatever language suited the moment.
Again, to reiterate, there IS no documentation linking Mary to ANYONE. The Merovingians claimed that they came from Mary’s bloodline – but they also claimed they came from Atlantis and from sea creatures at other times. The earliest known Merovingian king was back in the 400s – nothing at all is known or documented about his parentage.