De Rougemont of Lloyds



The cote of arms of Lloyd’s contains the cross and sword of Saint George who saved a fair maiden from a dragon, and thus the dragon of the City of London, the wealthiest place on earth. I believe the Rougemont family of Lloyd’s springs from the Noble_Order_of_Saint_George_of_Rougemont.

Herbert de Rougemont of Lloyd’s of London

Herbert de Rougemont of Lloyd’s of London

The coat of arms of Llloyd’s of London contains the same Knight
Templar cross and sword that we see in the City of London coat of
arms. The modern buildings of Lloyd’s of London, and Swiss Re,
dominate the heart of the City of London where Templars allegedly
controlled Britian’s banking, and from them rose the Gnomes of
Zurich Switzerland. This merger may have only taken place in the
cityscape above, where the dome of Swiss Re is in back of the
Lloyd’s of London building. Together, they make a city of tomorow, a
global city that gathers together all the Hugenot Banking families
whom fled to Geneva, and then England. The Herbert de Rougemont
family was one of them. My Huguenot Rougemont ancestors lived in
Basel where Swiss Re has its roots, and then fled to England and

Herbert de Rougemont was there in the beginning of Lloyd’s. His
genealogy says he was an underwriter who lived in Craven Hill
Gardens and had six servants. He is the great grandfather of Sir
Michael John de Rougemont Richardson whose mother, Audrey de
Rougemont, married Arthur Wray Richardson. The Rougemont home later
became the Hempel Hotel.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2006

Audrey de Rougemont Born: 2 Jun 1905 – Marr: – Arthur Wray
Richardson Died:
Arthur Wray Richardson Born: – Marr: – Died: – Father: Mother: Other
Spouses: Wife
Audrey de Rougemont Born: 2 Jun 1905 – Died: – Father: Herbert
Edward de Rougemont Mother: Edythe Caroline SaundersOther Spouses:

1. Michael Richardson Born: Private – Died: –
2. Patrick Brian Richardson Born: Private – Died: –
op=GET&db=settlej01&id=I4601 ·

Herbert de ROUGEMONT · Sex: M · Birth: 1833 in Highgate, Middx ·
Death: 1916 · Occupation: Underwriter and Insurance Agent ·

Living 31 Craven Hill Gardens, Paddington 1901. 6 servants

Father: Dennis Alexander ROUGEMONT b: 30 NOV 1802 Mother: Jane Grant
GLENNIE b: 1801 in LondonMarriage 1 Isabella Louisa DANIELL b: 1842
Married: JUN 1869 in Kensington Children Herbert ROUGEMONT b: 3 AUG
1870 in Carshalton, Surrey Isabella ROUGEMONT b: 1871 in Carshalton,
Surrey Dennis L ROUGEMONT b: 1873 in Carshalton Mabel ROUGEMONT b:
1875 in Carshalton Margaret J ROUGEMONT b: 1878 in Paddington Sybil
E ROUGEMONT b: 1879 in Paddington Alice Mary ROUGEMONT b: 1880 in

The Hempel 31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, W23EA The Hempel hotel is a
stunning Boutique hotel located in west London’s beautiful Craven
Hill Gardens. Created by acclaimed British designer, Anouska Hempel
this hotel is both Stunning and refined, whilst modern and eclectic.
With accommodating staff and renowned chefs, this hotel truly is a
haven of bliss. A memorable experience will be had by all.

“ROUGEMONT Herbert de Of Lloyds, article in Chambers”

In November 1996, the Corporation acquired, through a United Kingdom
holding company, Capital Re (UK) Holdings, 100% of the issued shares
of Tower Street Holdings Limited (now known as RGB Holdings, Ltd.),
the holding company for RGB Underwriting Agencies Ltd. (“RGB”). RGB
is a managing agency and presently manages five syndicates operating
in the Lloyd’s of London (“Lloyd’s”) insurance market. In November
1997, RGB Holdings, Ltd. acquired 100% of C.I. de Rougemont Group
Limited, the ultimate holding company for C.I. de Rougemont & Co.
Ltd. (“CIDR”), another Lloyd’s managing agency. CIDR manages two
syndicates, one marine and the other non-marine.

1685, Geneva housed many of the Huguenot refugees chassed out by
Louis XIV. A good number of today’s private bankers in Geneva are
descendants of the French Protestant immigrants.

The Huguenot network of bankers abroad remained of considerable
assistance to Samuel Bernard during the period of his financial
ascendancy, while he was the ‘banker of the Protestants’ in exile.
Some of the Huguenot bankers in exile achieved astonishing pre-
eminence, witness the careers of two of them who became founding
directors of the Bank of England. In order to assess the
significance of the Huguenot banking exodus, however, we need not
merely to look at French nationals abroad, but at Genevans. Many of
the Genevan bankers were French-born Huguenots, and Geneva took full
economic advantage of its neutrality during the War of the Spanish
Succession. There is no doubt at all that Huguenots and Genevans
were primary investors in English stocks in the early eighteenth
century. The number of Protestant bankers at Paris in the later
eighteenth century remained totally disproportionate to the number
of Protestants within the population as a whole.

Jane O’Beirne’s letters are a treasure trove preserved by the La
Touche family all these years and never before published. Jane, the
granddaughter of an Earl, helped educate and befriended Anne
Caroline Tottenham, the future Mrs. John David La Touche. This Irish
family with Huguenot roots were important bankers and leaders; major
investors in establishing the Bank of Ireland, still the biggest
bank in Ireland and now headquartered in the building that housed
the Irish Parliament which was dissolved in 1800 after the
disastrous rebellion of two years before. Jane’s letters are full of
names that will become famous in history in Ireland and the United
States. We are grateful to David A. La Touche, Ph.D., to his
ancestors and especially to his great-great grandmother, Anne
Caroline La Touche, for preserving these letters.

1685, Geneva housed many of the Huguenot refugees chassed out by
Louis XIV. A good number of today’s private bankers in Geneva are
descendants of the French Protestant immigrants.

Lloyd’s of London is the world’s leading insurance market, its
underwriting syndicates providing a wide range of insurance cover to
the marine, offshore and aviation industries, in addition to
commercial and domestic sectors.

The Lloyd’s Agency system is a worldwide network of companies which
are selected and appointed by the Corporation of Lloyd’s, to provide
surveying and investigation services and to supply local information
on events or occurrences which may be of interest to Lloyd’s
In the event of a loss or damage which may give rise to a claim on a
Marine Insurance Policy or Underwriters at Lloyd’s, the Lloyd’s
Agent is able to provide invaluable assistance in protecting the
interests of both Underwriters and the Assured.

A Adamson & Company are the appointed Lloyd’s Agents at Glasgow,
also having a sub-agency at the port of Leith. We also undertake a
wide range of surveys in addition to those required in connection
with insurance claim purposes – these include verifying the stowage
and securing of cargo, out-turn inspections, towage approval
surveys, and hatch/hold and vessel condition surveys.

Swiss Re was founded December 19, 1863 by the Helvetia General
Insurance Company in St. Gallen, the Schweizerische Kreditanstalt
(Credit Suisse) in Zurich and the Basler Handelsbank in Basle.

Swiss Re is the world’s largest reinsurer, now that it has acquired
GE Insurance Solutions (Ligi 2006). Founded in 1863, Swiss Re now
operates in more than 30 countries.

Templars in England

The history of the Templars in England began when Hughes de Payens,
Grandmaster of the order visited the country in 1128 to raise men
and money for the crusade. The first house was in London and early
patrons include Earl Robert de Ferrers, Bernard de Balliol, King
Stephen of England and Queen Matilda. Henry II granted them land
across England, including some land by Castle Barnard on the River
Fleet where they built a round church. They were also given the
advowson of St Clement Danes. In 1184 their headquarters was
transferred to the New Temple where once again they built a round

JPMorgan Cazenove is one of the UK’s leading investment banks.
Jointly owned by JPMorgan and Cazenove, it combines innovative and
impartial advice with a broad range of capabilities and proven
execution skills. It is committed to providing its clients with the
highest quality of services based on a deep understanding of their
needs which has been built up over many years.
Headquartered in London, it has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing,
Singapore, Shanghai, Frankfurt, Paris and New York as well as access
to JPMorgan’s extensive global network. It provides a full range of
investment banking services, including financial advice, M&A,
investor relations, debt and equity capital markets advice and
execution and equity research and distribution.
JPMorgan Cazenove is committed to acting as an effective link
between providers of capital and its commercial, industrial and
financial customers.

Cazenove Group

Private CompanyIncorporated: 1954 as Casenove & Co.Employees:
1,134Sales: £292.9 million ($500 million) (2004 prorated)NAIC:
523110 Investment Banking and Securities Dealing; 522293
International Trade Financing

Cazenove Group plc is one of the United Kingdom’s oldest and most
venerable investment bankers, providing capital management and
equities and international market investment services to the
country’s elite. The company counts the Queen of England among its
clients, as well as nearly half of the country’s largest 100
companies. With a history reaching back to the early decades of the
19th century, Cazenove has been forced to undergo a sea-change at
the beginning of the 21st century in order to remain a competitive
banking force. Operated as a partnership for most of its more than
180 years, Cazenove converted to a corporation in 2001 and even
toyed with the idea of going public. Instead, at the beginning of
2005, the company spun off its investment banking business into a
joint venture with JPMorgan of the United States, creating JPMorgan
Cazenove Holdings. In this way, JPMorgan achieved an entry into the
dynamic London investment banking sector, while Cazenove obtained
the deep pockets and career perspective capable of attracting the
financial industry’s top talents. Nonetheless, soon after the launch
of the joint venture, the company announced the defection of three
of its senior members. The agreement also gives JPMorgan the right
to acquire full control of the joint venture as early as 2010.
Cazenove traditionally conducts most of its operations from its
London offices, and in the early 2000s the company closed a number
of its overseas offices, notably in India and Australia. Cazenove
maintains subsidiary offices in the United States, Germany, France,
China, Hong Kong, and South Africa. The group posted turnover of
£292.9 million ($500 million), prorated for the full year 2004 in
order to align itself with JPMorgan’s calendar year. Cazenove is led
by chairman David Mayhew, who joined as a partner in 1968.
Huguenot Origins in the 18th Century

Cazenove’s roots lay in the Huguenot exile, following the revocation
of France’s Edict of Nantes, which had established guarantees of
religious freedom for the country’s Protestants in 1685. Many
Huguenots moved to Geneva, where they became leading financiers. By
the late 18th century, the Huguenot population had begun to emigrate
to other parts of Europe and to the United States. England, already
the financial center of Europe, attracted many Huguenot banking
families, notably the Cazenove family, led by James Casenove.

James Casenove’s youngest son, Philip, was born in 1799 and entered
the financial world in 1819, joining brother-in-law and fellow
Huguenot John Menet at his brokerage. By 1823, Philip Casenove had
become a partner in that business, marking the beginning of the late
Cazenove Group. Menet died in 1835, and Cazenove then formed a
partnership with Joseph Laurence and Charles Pearce.

In 1854, however, Philip Cazenove formed P. Cazenove & Co. in a
partnership with his son and nephew. That partnership quickly rose
to prominence, in large part because of its involvement in the
financial side of the railroad industry. Yet a part of Philip
Cazenove’s success was also attributed to his relationship with the
powerful Rothschild banking family, which served as a patron and
later as a financial partner in many of Cazenove’s transactions. In
1859, for example, Cazenove joined with the Rothschilds to act as a
broker for the raising of capital for the San Paulo Railway Company.

In 1862, the company served another important client, acting as
broker for the formation of the Bank of Hindustan. Cazenove’s
interests in India extended to the construction of the country’s
railroad industry. In the 1870s, the company served as broker for
His Highness the Nizam’s State Railway Company. In 1883, the company
helped raise funding for the launch of the Bengal Central Flotilla
Company, which operated a steamship service between Khoolna and
Burrisaul. Closer to home, Cazenove’s helped raise the funding for
the Atlantic Telegraph Company, launched in 1863, and the Great
Eastern Railway Company in 1868.

Through the end of the 19th century, Cazenove was involved in a
number of exotic transactions, such as the issuing of land mortgage
bonds in Russia in 1874, as well as the creation of the Metropolitan
District Railway Company, which built the London Underground. The
partnership’s reputation as a preeminent investment banker was
solidified when it acquired such prominent clients as the British
royal family. Indeed, into the 21st century, the Queen of England
remained a steadfast Cazenove client.

Weathering Railway Nationalization in the 1940s

Philip Cazenove died in 1880, leaving behind one of England’s most
important financial houses. The Cazenove family remained prominent
members of the partnership through the 19th and 20th centuries,
during which the firm continued to bring in new partners. One of the
most important of these was Swainston Howeden Akroyd, who joined the
partnership in 1889. Considered one of the “fathers” of the London
Stock Exchange, Akroyd brought in his brother, as well as his name,
to the partnership, which became known as Cazenove and Akroyd.
By then, Cazenove had already established its rather exclusive
recruiting practices. Partners seemed more or less required to have
attended elite schools such as Eton or Winchester and to have been
members of the Brigade of Guards. The partnership also became famous
for its embrace of formality and tradition, enforcing highly
restrictive dress codes into the “casual dress” era of the 1990s and

Cazenove made a number of acquisitions of other brokerage and
private banking firms in the early decades of the 20th century. The
partnership later extended its name to Cazenove Akroyds and
Greenwood & Co. in order to reflect its expanded form. Much of
Cazenove’s financial success had been linked to its longstanding
involvement in the British and worldwide railroad industry. Cazenove
had played a prominent role in the development of the British
railroads, which in turn were a major stimulant to the country’s
economic and industrial growth through the 19th century and into the
20th century. The British railroad system, like that of the American
railroad industry, had been largely built up and controlled by
private interests.
Into the 1940s, Cazenove’s fortunes remained entwined with the
railroad industry, notably with its involvement in the Butler-
Henderson Great Western Railway, as well as its dealings in railway
shares. Yet the outbreak of World War II, and the nationalization of
Britain’s railroad system, nearly spelled disaster for the Cazenove
partnership. As the London Times pointed out in an article in
1968: “Before the war it was said that … if the railways
disappeared, Cazenove would go bust. In fact, it has adapted itself
so well since nationalization that it is more powerful than ever.”

Jane O’Beirne’s letters are a treasure trove preserved by the La
Touche family all these years and never before published. Jane, the
granddaughter of an Earl, helped educate and befriended Anne
Caroline Tottenham, the future Mrs. John David La Touche. This Irish
family with Huguenot roots were important bankers and leaders; major
investors in establishing the Bank of Ireland, still the biggest
bank in Ireland and now headquartered in the building that housed
the Irish Parliament which was dissolved in 1800 after the
disastrous rebellion of two years before. Jane’s letters are full of
names that will become famous in history in Ireland and the United
States. We are grateful to David A. La Touche, Ph.D., to his
ancestors and especially to his great-great grandmother, Anne
Caroline La Touche, for preserving these letters.

Marine Society to merge with Sea Cadets

By David OslerJune 03 2004

Lloyds List

THE Marine Society is to lose its independence and merge with the
Royal Navy-controlled Sea Cadets, after being forced to discontinue
its trainingship activities for financial reasons.Both decisions –
announced at the organisation’s annual meeting in Londonyesterday,
which was addressed by the Princess Royal – appear to
reflectfinancial realities determined by the continuing decline in
UK seafarernumbers.The accounts given to attendees showed that
subscription and donationincome totalled just ?43,700 ($80,320) last
year.Expenditure of training activities alone – most notably on the
vessel TSEarl of Romney – was over 10 times that figure.But although
Earl of Romney offered basic sea experience to more than 560adults
and young people last year, the 1957-built vessel is to be paid
offthis year, and not replaced.There is no immediate financial
crisis, given that the organisation hasbuilt up fixed assets of
around ?8.8m in the centuries since its foundationin 1756.However,
chairman Clive de Rougemont admitted: “Over the past year,
thecouncil has been doing much soul-searching over the future of the
society.”It would be “problematical to say the least” to find the
cash for a newtraining ship, and a radical solution was needed.Thus
it had been decided to pool resources with another
complimentarycharity and to merge with the Sea Cadet Association.The
new organisation will be called The Marine Society and Sea Cadets,

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Noble Order of Saint George of Rougemont

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The Confraternity of the Knights of Saint-George of Burgundy

[hide] 1 History 1.1 Origin (1390)
1.2 The Confraternity (1430-1484)
1.3 The Equestrian Order (1485-1788)
1.4 From the French Revolution to the Abolition (1789-1824)
1.5 From the private association to the Apostolic association (1825~2004)
1.6 The Confraternity of the Knights of Saint-George of Burgundy (2004 – present)

2 Sources

History[edit source]

Origin (1390)[edit source]

The noble Brotherhood of Saint George was created in 1390 by two gentlemen of Franche-Comté to honor the relics of the megalomartyr that had been brought back from the Holy Land. Philibert de Mollans, squire to the Duke of Burgundy, was its main driving force. His second-in-command, Jehan d’Andelot, was the son of Sir Jean of Andelot-les-Sallins, and of Marie of Usier, Lady of Vaudrey and Rougemont, where lived the precursors and was held the annual chapter.

The Confraternity (1430-1484)[edit source]

By the time Philip the Good created the Order of the Golden Fleece, on 10 January 1430, there were 24 holders: after the Grand-Master came immediately His Majesty William III of Vienna, in order of precedence. The governor gathered around 1435 or 1440 a certain number of Knights to honor the relics in a chapel that he owned close to the city of Rougemont. Then he decided to celebrate every year the day of the St. George, patron saint of the nobility because he had also been a knight, and was often represented riding his horse with a spear.

The qualities required were sixteen quarterings of nobility, catholic religion, birth in “Franche Comté”, to be sixteen years of age and to donate 300 livre.

The governor general was elected for life by the knights. The other officers were a prelate, a chancellor, a treasurer and two secretaries.

Since then, the most important lords of the region wanted to be accepted in the confraternity and gathered every year at the Chapel of Rougement on 22 April, to celebrate the Day of the Saint.

At that time their insignia was a medal of St. George killing the dragon, suspended from a gold chain.

Philip the Good authorised the confraternity to wear the medal suspended from a red ribbon identical to the one of the Golden Fleece.

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