Mary Madalene de Orange



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Two days ago I discovered the writing of Ralph Ellis. He contends that Mary Magdalene was of the House or Orange, and, there is a lineage connected to William of Orange, whom my ancestor, Sergeant Rosamond , fought under and became a member of the Orange Lodge. According to Ellis who wrote six books on this Orange connection, my grandmother, Mary Magdalene Rosamond, is linked to this Magdalene line, when she married my grandfather, Royal Rosamond. This union produced four beautiful daughters, one of them being my mother Rosemary Rosamond. Any suggestion there is something divine, or special about me, now has credence, thanks to Ralph Ellis. There is no one else name Mary Magdalene Rosamond connected to the House of Orange.

Jon Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

n 1925 William Sam Rosamond did a relatively complete genealogy. His research indicated that we were descended from a Huguenot born in France sometime in the mid to late 1600s. He discovered that his earliest traceable ancestor was a “Sergeant” Rosamond who left France following the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes on 22nd October 1685. He found that Sergeant Rosamond supposedly travelled to Holland where he joined the army of William III, went to England, and from there went with William’s army to Ireland. He fought in the Battle of the Boyne on 1st July 1690 (by the old calendar – 12th July by the new calendar) and then remained in County Leitrim, Ireland. (There is still a family of Rosamonds in County Leitrim.)

There is more evidence than this, of course, but the evidence to be found in France will never proceed beyond the cir­cumstantial. This was a family in exile, so it would be foolish to believe that there would be some great monolithic tomb waiting to be discovered. No, the evidence is circumstantial, yet strangely compelling, for the Mary Magdalene we know from the Nag Hammadi Gospels was clearly a Gnostic; yet it was similar independent gnostic thought (independent scientific thought) that powered the Reformation. The Orange Reformation, that great Europe-wide revolution in thought and free­dom, was for some reason centered upon the small and isolated City of Orange in the south of France, and promoted by its fearless and tenacious Princes of Orange.

Jan/Feb 2012 – #91

Mary Magdalene and the House of Orange

European History Would Not Be the Same Without Her


Mary Magdalene founded the royal Dutch house of Orange? Is this an all-fool’s-day joke? Actually, no. And one of the pri­mary reasons for thinking that this may be so is that the House of Orange is not Dutch, nor was it French. In fact, the House of Orange was originally from Septimania—the small province in the south of France in which the fabled City of Orange is situated, the province where Mary Magdalene is supposed to have been exiled in the first century AD.

In my previous works Cleopatra to Christ and King Jesus I followed the new historical evidence for the biblical family, provided in the works of first century historian, Josephus Flavius. It is commonly said that there is no historical evidence whatsoever for the biblical Jesus, but this is not true; if readers only understand that the biblical Jesus was called Jesus of Gamala, then we suddenly find that there is a whole host of contemporary historical information about the biblical Jesus. And, not surprisingly, this new evidence concurs very well with the biblical accounts.

Thus we find that Jesus (of Gamala) was the leader of a new and radical sect of Judaism, called the Fourth Sect, or the Galileans; and he was said to be the leader of 600 rebel fishermen. This is why the New Testament calls its hero “Jesus of Galilee” and the “Fisher of Men.” It is also said that Jesus (of Gamala) became high priest of Jerusalem, just as Hebrews Chapter 7 affirms. In addition, if you follow the threads given to us by the Talmud and the research of Professor Robert Eisenman, we find that Jesus (of Gamala) was also married to Mary of Bethany, a lady who turns out to be one and the same as Mary Magdalene.

So far, so interesting. But here is where we begin to diverge from biblical history.

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If we continue to follow these records of real first century history, we eventually find a family history for Jesus (of Ga­mala) that is rather different from the one we have been taught by the religious authorities. We begin to discover that Jesus was actually rather wealthy: he owned a castle near Tiberias, and he controlled a 600-strong army (of so-called fishermen). In addition, Mary Magdalene was called Mary Boethus, in the historical record, and she was said to have been the richest woman in Judaea. And it was Mary Magdalene who supported Jesus and the disciples financially, out of her great wealth, just as it says in Luke 8:2-3. This might seem like a radical departure from biblical history, but it actually makes sense. King Herod would never have been afraid of a pauper carpenter, but he might well have been afraid of the strategic ambitions of a popular aristocrat and royal prince.

And there is more. If you begin to link the various threads of this new history together, we begin to discover that Jesus (of Gamala) was actually a royal prince called Izates, the son of Queen Helena of Adiabene (Queen Thea Muse Ourania). And we know that these two characters are closely linked, because Josephus Flavius specifically blames the leaders of the Fourth Sect (including Jesus of Gamala) for the Jewish Revolt. But later on, Josephus says that the leaders of the Revolt sur­rendered to the Roman army commander, Titus, and the foremost leader was called King Izates, the King of the Jews. But Josephus also mentions the fact that Izates had a nickname, and that was Izas. If you have an open mind to these matters, it is quite clear that King Izas was the biblical Jesus, who was also called the King of the Jews. Remember that Jesus was only being hailed as a king in the New Testament because Mary Magdalene had enthroned him as the King of the Jews when she anointed him with the sacred oil of spikenard at the house of Simon in Bethany. This anointing was, after all, the traditional ceremony for the coronation of a monarch—the same ceremony and anointing that was applied to Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain—and Mary Magdalene’s central role in this enthronement ceremony clearly demonstrates her power and authority within the Nazarene Fourth Sect.

So here we have the royal couple of Judaea—King Jesus, the King of the Jews, for that is how he was known in this era, and his wife Queen Mary Magdalene. And, as the first century Talmud and the Medieval Golden Legend both indicate, they were not only royal but the richest couple in Judaea.

Perhaps the biggest deviation from biblical history here is the late date for these events, for King Izas (King Jesus) only became embroiled in a war with the Romans in the late AD 60s—the Jewish Revolt that was quelled by Vespasian and Tit­us, the two Roman army commanders who eventually became emperors of Rome. The reasoning for this late era is not go­ing to be explained, at this moment in time, as the reasoning is quite complex; and besides, in some respects the date of these events is largely immaterial. But nevertheless there is copious evidence in my books to demonstrate a later date for the crucifixion; an event that Josephus describes as happening in the Kidron valley after the siege of Jerusalem in AD 70.

King Izas (King Jesus) lost the war against Rome, and was exiled to England, but that is yet another story. Instead, what we want to look at in this article is the fate of Queen Mary Magdalene. From here on the evidence and history is mostly based upon mythology, but there is a strong body of rumor and myth that indicates that Queen Mary Magdalene was ex­iled to the south of France. She is said to have landed at St Maries de la Mer in Provence (Septimania), and this would have been in the early AD 70s, according to this new chronology. And from there the trail of mythology grows thin and weak until it tails off into rich speculation and bizarre theories.


So did Mary Magdalene sail to France? And if so, how is this connected to the Dutch House of Orange?

I am not sure how well this Medieval history is known in Holland—not very well, I think—but the House of Orange is not Dutch. The House of Orange was originally founded in the independent City of Orange in southern France, in the re­gion then known as Septimania.

The first Prince of Orange that we know about was the eighth century Guillaume de Orange (Guillaume de Gellone), a well connected prince who had Judaic origins and a Judaic aristocracy. In fact, the influential book Holy Blood, Holy Grail tried to link Guillaume directly to the bloodline of Jesus, through the line of the Merovingian kings of France. That link is not entirely certain, but what is known is that Guillaume was so powerful and well connected that his sister became Queen of the Franks, and he was able to openly threaten King Louis of France at a court banquet. Here was a powerful baron or prince, if ever there was one. Indeed, it was Guillaume and his influential Jewish banking family who financed the Septimanian-Frankish army that defeated the Muslim invaders of France and reclaimed Western Europe in the name of Christianity.

Of course in later centuries, as this family gained ever greater links and ties to the Germanic House of Nassau, the fami­ly name “Guillaume,” meaning “guide and navigator,” changed to Guillhalme, then Wilhelm, and eventually to the English William. This is, of course, where the current holder of the royal title, Prince Willem-Alexander of Orange, got his name and why the Dutch Orange celebrations are … well … so orange.

So how did this royal title get transferred from Septimania, in southern France, to Holland? This answer lies in the Wars of Religion, the great century-long war that prosecuted the Orange Reformation and the Enlightenment Era. The Dutch princes had inherited the independent City of Orange, the city that had become one of the primary supporters of the Protestant Reformation. So King Williams I, II, and III, from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, were not only in­volved in a desperate struggle to save northern Europe from Catholic hegemony and oppression, they were also desperately trying to keep the little principality of Orange in the south of France safe, too. This was no easy matter, for the War of Re­ligion was a bitter and divisive, century-long civil war that set Protestants against Catholics across all of Europe—a bitter struggle that saw all of the French Huguenots killed or forced into exile, while the population of Germany fell by more than a third.

Victory in the Wars of Religion was at last achieved in 1690, when William III of Orange became King of England, and thus had sufficient power to threaten the Catholic Louis XIV of France. The City of Orange was safe at last, and the Orange Reformation and the Age of Reason were allowed to blossom and the Industrial Revolution could begin. Every­thing we see in the modern world around us, all of our technology, all of our modernity, all of our freedoms of speech and freedom of thought, came from the great victory by William III, King of England and Prince of Orange, over James II of England and King Louis of France. Catholic oppression and terror had been put back into its Medieval box, and free­dom of speech and freedom of research could flourish for the first time since the Roman-Greek era. Science was no longer a heresy to be persecuted and exterminated;  it had become an essential tool to improve the human condition.

Unfortunately, while the Orange Reformation left a lasting legacy in northern Europe and the modern world was able to take shape, the rather lonely City of Orange in Septimania was not so lucky. King William died without issue in 1702, and the English throne was filled by Queen Anne, whose father was the despised and exiled Catholic King James II. Thus King Louis XIV of France, emboldened and vengeful, wasted no time in taking revenge upon the lonely, unprotected Prot­estant City of Orange. In a deliberate genocide, each and every citizen of Orange was killed or forced out of the town and into permanent exile. Here was a brave city that had withstood 100 years of civil war—a golden beacon for the Orange En­lightenment in the midst of a sea of Catholic darkness—and yet its defiant golden light was extinguished at the very last minute and the city was left as an empty shell, a mere husk of its former self. Liberal and free-thinking Orangeism had been irrevocably displaced from southern France and relocated in the progressive, tolerant and prosperous lands of Hol­land.


But what, readers may ask, does all this have to do with Mary Magdalene? The answer lies in the fact that Mary and Martha are said to have lived in Tarascon, just south of the City of Orange. But did they move further north by a few ki­lometers? It so happens that Orange was known in antiquity as the Latin Aurania, a name that is very similar to the Dutch pronunciation for Orange. But the family of Jesus, that I have been tracing for the last ten years, was also called Aurania–for they were descendants of the Egypto-Persian Queen Thea Muse Ourania (nee Helena of Adiabene). In the original Greek, the name Aurania (or Ourania) referred to the Heavens above—ouranos ouranos. But in the Latin, that same name has been transferred on to all things golden—‘aur’ in the Latin or ‘or’ in the French, meaning “gold.”

The link between these two strands of etymology (between ‘heaven’ and ‘gold’) is the Sun itself. Like King Louis XIV of France, the Ouranian royal family were known as Sun Kings and so the symbology they adopted was of all things gold­en and circular, just like the Sun. That is, of course, where the orange symbology for the royal House of Orange came from—for the humble orange fruit was an obvious similitude for the sacred Sun. This is why the coat of arms for the City of Orange is graced by three oranges. Since Mary Magdalene was linked to this royal family, she, too, was linked to all things golden. Thus she invariably wears golden or orange clothes, and she is always depicted with ginger or golden hair— just like William Alexander, the current Orange prince. This was the Midas family—the royal House of Orange and House of Gold.

There is more evidence than this, of course, but the evidence to be found in France will never proceed beyond the cir­cumstantial. This was a family in exile, so it would be foolish to believe that there would be some great monolithic tomb waiting to be discovered. No, the evidence is circumstantial, yet strangely compelling, for the Mary Magdalene we know from the Nag Hammadi Gospels was clearly a Gnostic; yet it was similar independent gnostic thought (independent scientific thought) that powered the Reformation. The Orange Reformation, that great Europe-wide revolution in thought and free­dom, was for some reason centered upon the small and isolated City of Orange in the south of France, and promoted by its fearless and tenacious Princes of Orange.

Ralph Ellis is author of the recently published, Mary Magdalene: The Princess of Provence and The House of Orange, an E-publication available only on the Kindle ( and the iPad (the iBookstore).

In 1925 William Sam Rosamond did a relatively complete genealogy. His research indicated that we were descended from a Huguenot born in France sometime in the mid to late 1600s. He discovered that his earliest traceable ancestor was a “Sergeant” Rosamond who left France following the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes on 22nd October 1685. He found that Sergeant Rosamond supposedly travelled to Holland where he joined the army of William III, went to England, and from there went with William’s army to Ireland. He fought in the Battle of the Boyne on 1st July 1690 (by the old calendar – 12th July by the new calendar) and then remained in County Leitrim, Ireland. (There is still a family of Rosamonds in County Leitrim.) He had three sons, two of whom went to the American colonies and settled in the mid-Atlantic region. One of the sons’ names was either John or Thomas Rosamond. Current researchers have not been able to confirm this connection. It appears probable that the American branch of the family are descended from John “The Highwayman” Rosamond who arrived in Annapolis, Maryland in 1725. He was sentenced to be transported into 14 years servitude for robbery from the Oxford Assizes. This John could be the son of Sergeant William Rosamond, and the mix up in names likely stems from the fact that his father-in-law’s name was Thomas Wilson.
2. Mary Jane Loya of California, whose mother was born in County Leitrim, Ireland, still has cousins living in England, some of whom are also researching the family history. Her family there has the same story of Sergeant Rosamond except that they show his name as James, and say that he took part in the Battle of the Boyne on 1st July 1690. He distinguished himself during the battle and William III, following the battle, knighted him. The family in England, specifically her cousin Jane, has a Coat of Arms for the family name, which is supposed to date back to that date.


Mary Magdalene, House of Orange, The Reformation & The Threat of Islam

Nov 1, 2011

Ralph has been researching biblical and Egyptian history for more than 30 years. Being independent from theological and educational establishments has allowed him to tread where others do not dare, and it is through this independence that Ralph has discovered so many new biblical and historical clues about what might be the truth. He just finished a new book called, “Mary Magdalene, Princess of Provence and the House of Orange,” which we’ll talk about in this interview. Ralph attempts to tackle the history not only of Mary Magdalene, but also the epic struggle of the Reformation and Enlightenment. This was a crusade for freedom of thought, freedom of religion and freedom of speech that cost the lives of millions of people. And the genesis for this epic struggle was Orange in France, the very same city that may well have been established by Mary Magdalene herself. We’ll talk about where she came from, the real history of Orange, Jesus as a mason and the Protestant/Catholic war. In the second hour for members, Ralph starts talking about the modern Catholic Church, who is constantly at the center of a scandal. We move on to discuss what we gained from the Protestant Reformation from technology, to science and spirituality. Ralph says we’ve forgotten what we fought for and now are going backwards. He’ll explain how we’ve stagnated. This leads us into a controversial topic about Islam as a threat to our Enlightenment. We’ll talk about the Quran, not as a book of peace. Now days it is not politically correct to scrutinize the religion of Islam as it is viewed as a hate crime, yet Christian religions face constant scrutiny and attacks. Ralph urges people to read the Quran for themselves. Later, we discuss the destruction of the west and deliberate forced integration for political reasons. Is it time for Islam to have a reformation? We end talking about multi-culturalism verses multi-nationalism, an idea that worked well in Rome. Also, we talk about guilt based cultures that have become too liberal.

Relevant Links

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William the Silent

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Age of Enlightenment

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Martin Luther

Freedom of speech


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Mohammed Bouyeri

Louis XIV of France

Avignon Papacy

Hero of Alexandria

Fragment from world’s oldest Bible found hidden in Egyptian monastery

New 2016 edition.

*** Mary Magdalene – Princess of the Dutch House of Orange ***

Did Mary Magdalene travel to Provence, in France? Ralph Ellis follows the trail of mythology and reveals compelling circumstantial evidence that she did, and that her presence there has left its mark on the history of the region. In addition, Ralph suggests that the legacy of Mary Magdalene was bequeathed upon the city of Orange in southern France, the city that was central to the Royal Dutch House of Orange, and thus central to the entire Reformation and Enlightenment movement. The book then goes on to explore the Orange Enlightenment and the Age of Reason, the twin religious reforms that created the modern rational and technical world that we live in today.

But this era of rationality and reason is now threatened by forces of darkness that seek to extinguish the gains of the Enlightenment. Will the twin fundamentalist forces of Environmentalism and Islam take us back to the Dark Ages, and into a new era of fear, ignorance and oppression? In this section, Ralph Ellis tackles some ancient and modern taboos, with his characteristic hard-hitting style; each and every politically-correct stone is overturned, in this robust defence of the intellectual freedoms of the Enlightenment.

The King Jesus Trilogy (in four parts)
Sequel to ‘Jesus, King of Edessa’.


AArenaAbove is painting of Queen Eleanore finding the core of a ball of scarlet yarn that will lead her to Fair Rosamond whom her husband, King Henry, has hidden in a labyrinth. In the queen’s other hand is a cup, or, graal, containing poison that the jealous queen will force Rosamond to drink.

When my surviving sister, Victoria Presco, heard my newfound daughter came into my life, she plotted on how to get her away from me and into her camp. Vicki would use all the dark cunning she learned from her parents in order to turn this sixteen year old beauty against her father who was asking good questions as to how his older sister, Rosamond, drowned.

Vicki was able to complete her evil deed with the help of Heather Hanson’s family who were beside themselves when they heard I was into genealogies that suggested the Family of Jesus had begat the Kings and Queens of Britain and France.

“Get near the money – and away from that drunken fool!”

Heather aspired to be a famous Country Western singer, and her kindred saw my sister’s fame as a leg up. They believed there was gobs of money in my family, and, Heather was due this money because I was her father who was not around when she grew up. Of course, this had to be my fault.

When folks line up for money, they are spotless – without sin! Today, Heather is an immaculate conception, which in a way – proves my case!

And I laugh at them, as they thrust a lance in my side; for I see from wence the Scarlet Threat came, and where it go, and for this – I will become a king!

Above is a photo of my Muse, Rena Christiansen. Today she is models as Tea Tephi, Princess of Judah, that my kindred, Bennette Rosamond, worshipped long before Dan Brown authored his “Rose Line” clue in 2002, two years after my daughter disappeared from my life. The pressure the Evil Ones put upon her to get next to my Rosy kindred, and away from the Mad Man, was too much!

And, again I laugh at them as a torrent gush from my side and maketh a moat around the Bower at Woodstock.

Here are the names of the women who lined up to get money generated by Rosamond’s fame – but did not contribute any words about Christine Rosamond Benton since she died in 1994, while I applied a hundred thousand!

Vicki Presco
Shannon Rosamond
Drew Benton
Heather Hanson

All the above own Rosamond prints, yet they have done nothing to promote her, make her a famous name in the Art World. Why is that?

It was Christine’s Dream to be known as a world famous artist – after her death! Rosamond wanted to be an Immortal. Thanks to me – she is! So are the villains in this a-MAZING story!

Anyone who would poison the heart of a child against her father, or, his grandfather, is a Villain’s Villain.

Here are more of my people, Alan Fox, who await my book that will trace the Scarlet Thread to the Stone of Scones, King Arthur, and the Holy Grail. I will reveal how the Stone was used in the Temple.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2013

Above is a photograph of Bennett Rosamond the Grand Master of the Orange Order in Canada. Bennett is with members of Lodge 389 in Lanark, or, Almonte. The image on the banner is that of William of Orange who is carried in Orange Parades. That is Bennett on the far right, looking like Gandalf, or, a Levite Prophet.

According to the History of the Rosemond Family by Leland Rosemond, the Rosamond family were members of the Orange Order in Leitrim Ireland, and fled to Canada after a Rosamond son killed a Catholic lad who was invading the Rosamond home with a gang bent on doing my kindred harm.

Bennett may have been a Freemason as well – and an Oddfellow. There is a long history of the Rosamonds belonging to Guilds. They were members of the Swan Brethren.

My grandparents, Royal and Mary Magdalene Rosamond, begat my mother, Rosemary Rosamond, and her sisters, Lilian, Bonnie, and June Rice.

Jon Presco

British Israel students among my readers will know that the Red Hand
is the symbol of the Zarah line from Judah, reunited in the purpose
of God with the Pharez line of the Davidic monarchy through the
marriage of Milesius the Heremon, of the Zarah line, with David’s
descendant Tea Tephi, of the Pharez line, in Ireland. This Heremon
was a king of the Scarlet-thread branch of Judah and his genealogy
can easily be proved through study. The symbol of this branch of
Judah is the Red Hand, symbolising the scarlet thread placed round
the wrist of Zarah by the midwife (see Genesis 38).

Genesis 38:27-30 tells the story of Judah and Tamar’s birth of twins that would split the Judah tribe into two different Judah historical time lines.
In the story of Judah, Tamar bore twins for Judah. The first born, Zarah revealed his right hand, a scarlet thread or cord was tied around the wrist, but his brother Pharez would steal his brother’s birthright by coming out of the womb first. Pharez becomes the messianic bloodline, the golden lion nation of Judah and Zarah becomes the Gaelic Christian bloodline or scarlet (red) lion nations of Judah. This breach that took place within Judah wouldn’t be healed for 2500 years when these two blood lines of Judah would come together again in North Ireland in a planned marriage that would reunite the crown over one Judah and prepare for all the commonwealth nations to come.

Ancient Irish histories indicate there were two prominent eastern ladies—both of whom appear to have been daughters of Zedekiah—who were later connected with the people of Ireland: SCOTA and TAMAR TEPHI.

1) SCOTA was apparently the older of the two celebrated women, and some biblical scholars believe Scota was one of Zedekiah’s daughters. Scotch-Irish records explain that this eastern lady, Scota, had previously married Niul—one of Pharaoh Hophra’s mercenary soldiers—while she was living as a royal refugee (a “daughter”) under the adoptive protection of the Pharaoh Hophra, who had a royal “house” or palace at Tahpanhes, Egypt (see Jer. 33:9; 44:30). It was this Scota whose name the people of Ireland later adopted—as Ireland was subsequently called “Scotia” until the 10th century AD (Moore’s History of Ireland, vol. 1). Later that name, Scota, was applied to North Britain (i.e. Scotland) and still later Scota was applied to a province in Southeastern Canada called NOVA SCOTIA.

Notice the following account of what happened to “JACOB’S PILLOW STONE” in connection with King Zedekiah’s daughters: TEA TEPHI and SCOTA— “It [this “Pillow Stone” or “Stone of Destiny”] was saved from destruction with the Temple, was cherished as a palladium by the Jews; and, after the death of Zedekiah, was carried by a migrating colony, with ‘SCOTA the King’s daughter’ under the leadership of the Prophet Jeremiah…. It was taken to ‘The Isles of the Sea,’ and preserved as a Stone of Destiny, by the ‘People of Scota’…. Finally, it was ‘stolen’ by Edward, King of England, and placed in the Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey where it still is” (THE STONE OF DESTINY, by F. Wallace Connon, p. 15).
The Voyage of Zarah is a historical research paper that re-examines the lost history and roots of western civilization. Zarah is a person and he is the father to the Gaelic tribes of Western Europe. Zarah’s voyage starts when he was born as a twin in 1883BC to the tribe of Judah. Genesis 38:27-30
Zarah was the first born son of Judah but his brother Pharez would breach his birthright and come out of the mother’s womb first. Pharez becomes the bloodlines of the Jews and kings over Judah and the other tribes of Israel. Zarah on the other hand was the first born but has a whole other history timeline, but remember Zarah is connected right back to this main bloodline with Judah and right back through to Jacob-Isaac – and Abraham.
Zarah are the tribes that make-up all the Gaelic – Celtic – Saxon – Norsemen tribe’s that cultivated Europe’s first civilized people and nations.
And the sons of Ju’dah; Er, and O’nan, and She’lah, and Pha’rez, and Za’rah: . Er and O’nan died in the land of Ca’naan. Genesis 46:12.
The tribe of Judah will come back into the story with the Zarah tribes starting in 583BC and different times with the connection with the Irish, Scot, Welsh and English Saxon. Also, the other tribes of Israel come into the confused story in the British Islands from about 400 BC onward in different times to our present day.
The story of the Voyage of Zarah is about the Zarah Hebrew tribes of Judah, and not about the Jews and the tribes of Israel before and after the great exodus out of Egypt. That is the history and journey of Zarah’s twin brother Pharez of Judah and the times of Moses, and onward down to David and Jesus and other 11 tribes of Israel.

TAMAR TEPHI was apparently the second of King Zedekiah’s “daughters.”
Tamar means Palm. When Tamar is combined with Tephi (Heb. “beautiful”) it means palm beautiful—that is, “Beautiful Palm.” In Irish history, Tamar Tephi was also known by the name Tea Tephi. When “Tea” (Heb. wanderer) is combined with “Tephi” (Heb. “beautiful”), we get Tea Tephi (Beautiful Wanderer). We shall soon see why this beautiful princess was called a “Beautiful Wanderer.”
Along with the Sinclairs, the Stewarts have been titled a Rex Deus family meaning they are kin to Jesus and a divine ruling lineage. In the Ulster Red Branch Knight legends, there is a lineage that descends from a Davidian King and a Egyptian princess. This legend existed hundreds of years before Dan Brown and others came along. With the revelation that the Preston family in America descends from the Stewart line that was involved in the plantations of Ulster, comes a true prophecy that brings together under one banner my fourteen year genealogical investigation that begins with these words.
“In 1825, in the village of Fenagh in county Leitrim in Ireland, a gang of Catholic youths attacked the Rosamond home. The Rosamonds were staunch Protestants. James, aged 20 (born 1805) and his brother Edward, aged 15, attempted to protect their mother. A shot was fired by Edward and a youth was dead. The boys fled to Canada. James went
to Merrickville where he worked for James Merrick as a weaver. Edward, still fearing arrest, worked his way eventually to Memphis, Tennessee.”

Almonte’s Oldest Citizen Goes To His Reward
From the Almonte Gazette
A week or two ago we announced the illness of James Rosamond, Sr., little expecting we would so soon be called upon to chronicle the news of his death which took place on Wednesday morning. The old gentleman attended the Orange gathering here on the 12th July and owing to the dampness of the day contracted a cold which was followed by an attack of bronchitis and other troubles and after the wear of so many years his constitution had not the vitality to withstand the attack of the disease and shortly after midnight the end came calmly and peacefully.

Mr. Rosamond was born near Ballinamore, County Leitrim, Ireland on the 14th Feb., 1805. His parents were Bennett and Fanny Rosamond and his father followed the three fold occupation of reed maker and linen weaver and farmer. The subject of this sketch came to Canada in 1827 with his brother. The latter died at Prescott seven or eight years ago. For about two years after coming to Canada, Mr. Rosamond lived at Ogdensburg, New York where he learned the distillery business. In 1830 he removed from New York to Carleton Place. In 1831 he was married to Margaret Wilson of Ramsay, a lady who although of naturally an amiable and retiring disposition, has proved a faithful wife and helpmate for one who has led such an active life as her husband. Some years ago Mrs. Rosamond met with an accident from which she suffered considerably for some time and which prevented her from going out much among her friends but she is still hale and hearty although beyond the allotted three score and ten years. Their marriage has been blessed with seven children, four of whom survive namely Bennett, Mary Ann (Mrs. A. Bell), William (of Cobourg), James and Rosaline (Mrs. De Hurd).

After coming to Carleton Place, Mr. Rosamond was engaged in the distilling business for about three years and then went into the sawmill and gristmill business in partnership with John McEwen. Their mill was the only one in this section of the country at that time. This partnership lasted for four years when it was dissolved and a new one formed with Messrs. R. Bell and Company. The new firm determined to extend their business and had a carding and cloth – dressmaking establishment also the only one in this part of the province. The firm rented the mills in Carleton Place from Mr. Bolton for 16 or 17 years and continued for that time in business in that village, which was then known as “Morphy’s Falls”. In the course of time Mr. Rosamond went into the spinning, weaving and manufacturing of such goods as satinettes, etoffes, etc. These enterprising early manufacturers kept constantly adding to their machinery and increasing their business and towards the close of their lease wanted to buy or rent the water power but the owner Mr. McLaren of Beckwith would do neither. Just then an employee of Mr. Rosamond came to Almonte—at that time called “Waterford”—and succeeded in forming a company known as the Ramsay Woolen Manufacturing Company. Among those who held stock in this company were John Scott and the late John Patterson who about the year 1853 or 1854 one year after the company was formed, went to California but before going, disposed of their shares in the company to Mr. Rosamond. The mill was burned shortly afterwards.

In 1856 Mr. Rosamond moved to Almonte and bought his present residence from Edward Mitcheson. After the mill was burned, a sale was called and the site—the one on which the #2 mill is built—was knocked down to the late Albert Tesky for about 90 pounds. Mr. Tesky afterwards repented of his bargain and sold the water power to Mr. Rosamond who built the #2 mill on it moving his machinery from Carleton Place to Almonte in 1857. The #2 mill was built in 1856 and additions were made to it afterwards by Messrs. Bennett and William Rosamond who put in more machinery and gradually increased its capacity. In 1861, too close applications to business beginning to tell on Mr. Rosamond’s health, he leased the business to his sons Bennett and William and afterwards sold to them. In 1860, Mr. Rosamond and his sons formed a joint stock company with capital of $100,000 to build a large mill which resulted in the erection of #3 mill. When Mr. Rosamond retired from active business he retained an interest in the #1 mill and at the time of his death was still a share holder in it. He was also fro some time in the tanning business his tannery being situated on the site of the present dye room of #1 mill. Although always widely and actively engaged in business, Mr. Rosamond did not forget his obligations as a citizen and was always ready to assume his share of public duties. He was a member of the Carleton Place School Board from 1833 until he removed to Almonte. He has been an active and useful member of the Almonte School Board for about 35 years and occupied a seat there ever since he came to town, with the exception of a year and a half (about the year 1869) when he moved to Vineland, New Jersey for the benefit of his health. He has filled the position of Justice of the Peace for the County of Lanark continuously for over a half century. He was also a life long member of the board of the Ottawa Protestant Hospital. Shortly after Mr. Rosamond took up residence in Almonte, he took an active interest in the union Sunday school which was attended by churches of all denominations. Later on he founded St. Paul’s Sunday school of which he was superintendent for over twenty years. He has always been a devoted member of the Anglican Church and was for many years church warden or lay representative to the Synod for St. Paul’s Church. He was an enthusiastic Orangeman, a strong Conservative in politics and a great admirer of the late Sir John MacDonald. Though Mr. Rosamond attained to a ripe old age he retained to a wonderful degree the use of his mental as well as physical faculties, his mind to the last being clear.

Bennett Rosamond
Bennett Rosamond was born on May 10, 1833 at Carleton Place, Ontario. At the age of 26 he joined the family business, the Victoria Woolen Mills at Almonte and in 1862 he took over the business from his father. He served on the township council, served as Reeve and was elected mayor of Almonte. He was elected as the federal Conservative member of parliament for the riding of North Lanark in 1892 and sat in the House of Commons until 1904.
Rosamond was a major employer at Almonte and voting days saw his employees turn out en masse to vote for him. As a major benefactor of the town he donated the money to build a hospital in Almonte which was named after him. He died on May 18, 1910 in England while preparing to return to Canada. Rosamond was a member of L.O.L. No. 389, located at Almonte and had served as master of the lodge. He also served as County Master of Lanark for a number of years.
Rosamond Memorial Hospital, Almonte, Ontario c. 1910

The Perth Courier – October 18, 1962
Lanark Orangemen Heard Sir John A. Talk Confederation In District Lodges
Local Lodge One Of Oldest In Ontario East
Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister and “Father of Confederation” first campaigned for Confederation in the Orange lodges of Lanark and Leeds Counties. Confederation was the union of British colonies in North America as a buffer to U.S. expansionism or “manifest destiny”, which saw all North America as one great American country.
Sir John, a resident of Kingston, was an ardent Orangeman who saw the possibility of having one Federal Parliament and separate Provincial Legislatures modelled on the Orange Association, which eight years prior to Confederation had decided on such a constitution for itself.
What the Orangemen had been able to do inspired him to attempt, Sir John gladly admitted, “for the sake of the future of Canada.” Thus, Confederation was born when the Orange Order boasted 1,400 lodges and tens of thousands of members. The year was 1867.
Perth One of Oldest
Perth was there with one of the oldest Orange Lodges in Canada, L.O.L. No. 7, at Drummond Centre. Old records show how politicians stumped up-and-down the rural routes selling ideas in lodgeroom, on the street, over the fence, in parlor and country store. Only five [six] older lodges exist, LOL No. 1 at Brockville, LOL No. 2 at Pine Hill, North Leeds County, LOL No.3 at Foxboro in South Hastings, [LOL No. 4 at Toronto] LOL No. 5 in Peel County and LOL No. 6 at Kingston [the lodge Sir John joined in 1841].
Minutes of these lodges show that Canada’s first Prime Minister or his representative spoke in them all. The first Orange Grand Lodge in North America was founded in Brockville, just 40 miles from Perth, by an immigrant Irishman Ogle R. Gowan, who rose to become Member of Parliament and Colonel of Militia. He was also Grand Master of British America in 1830 – 1846, 1854 – 1855 and 1856.
Although Orange lodges existed in Canada from Wolfe’s conquest of Quebec in 1759, the first Grand Lodge warrant was only granted on April 23, 1832, signed by Field Marshal, Ernest Duke of Cumberland, Grand Master of the Empire. The warrant was brought home to Brockville and given great display about the countryside. The first Grand Secretary of the first Grand Lodge of British America was Alexander Matheson of Protestant Hill, Perth.
Thus almost 140 years after the founding of the Orange Confederacy in 1688, the Orange influence reached into the Perth area. This influence was strongest in the United Empire Loyalist, Army and Navy settlements throughout Canada, the Order having been founded on military lines to protect Protestant interests in troubled Ireland. Perth was a military settlement.
Ruling body for Lanark County Orangemen is the Imperial Grand Council of the World, with Captain Sir George A. Clark, Bart., DL, of Ireland, the Grand Master. Next comes the Grand Lodge of British America with eleven provincial bodies, of which the Grand Lodge of Ontario East is one with 25 county jurisdictions.
The Orange Association of the County of Lanark is part of Ontario East and boasts three districts with 13 primary lodges. The primary lodge is the basic unit of the Orange Order. The lodge in Perth is LOL 115 which meets at the Orange Hall on Gore Street East. Lodge Master is Herbert Campbell and secretary James Kirkham, both of Perth.
The Grand Lodge of Ontario East has met nine times in Lanark County since 1830, in Peth 1865, 1933, 1943, in Smiths Falls 1890, 1902, 1911, 1922, 1945, in Carleton Place in 1929. His Honor Judge J.A. Scott of Perth was Grand Master of British America in 1911 – 1914. Reverend Canon J. W. R. Meakin of Almonte, currently is Honorary Grand Chaplain of Ontario East, while Lieutenant Colonel Hon. T. Ashmore Kidd of Kingston, has been Imperial Grand Master of the World, and Grand Master of British America in 1930 – 1933 and 1940 – 1947.
County Master Roy Haveron, of Perth notes a trend to larger lodges in Lanark County which prove more efficient and active. Biggest problem today is lack of publicity and dedicated organizers with the time to devote to the demands of ritual and degree work.
LOL No. 90 of Lombardy won the Duncan Alexander MacLeod trophy for the largest increase in membership – 47 per cent this year. LOL No. 1 Brockville remains the largest lodge in Eastern Ontario with over 150 members. The Orange Order has exerted an influence in Lanark far in excess of its numbers, although its numbers have never been large. It’s a grass roots movement with “few aristocrats” or people with “aristocratic notions” included in its membership. The rural influence has a leveling effect, so it seems.
What do Orangemen do? First, they support the reformed faith. Next comes strong support of British democratic ideals and parliamentary government. The Bill of Rights of 1689 is the Order’s Bible. “Equal rights for all and special privileges for none,” has been the battlecry of the Order for ages. Prime Minister John Diefenbaker used an abbreviated form of this slogan in his 1957 general election campaign.
Orangemen support benevolent causes, including two Orange homes for children. There is an active insurance program and many bands. Perth, Smiths Falls and Carleton Place boast OYB [Orange Young Briton] bands.
District Masters and Officials
District Masters: Kenneth Leacock, Smiths Falls; Wm. Evans, Pakenham; W. H. Shaw, RR 2, Perth; Secretaries, Lyle Jordan, Smiths Falls; W. A. Fulton, Pakenham; Roy Haveron, Perth.
Primary Lodges: [master and secretary], LOL 7 Drummond Centre, Edward Wright, D. A. Devlin; LOL 88 Smiths Falls, Harvey Leacock, Ken Leacock, LOL 92 Innisville, George Gardiner, Gordon James. LOL 115 Perth, Herbert Campbell, James Kirkham. LOL 190 Montague Corners, John Kidd, Elmer Fox. LOL 202 Fallbrook, Cecil Ennis, Russell Fair. LOL 378 Almonte, Glen Ireton, M. Giles. LOL 381 Franktown, Glen Irvine, Milton McCaul. LOL 512 Montague, Russel Burchill, W. Rice. LOL 529 Rusenham, Forbes Evans, E. A. Connery. LOL 749 Wemyss, Carl Larmon, L. J. Patterson. LOL 788 2nd Line of Drummond, O. P. Dowdall, J. B. Hands.
Lanark is bordered by North Leeds with three districts and eleven lodges, Carleton with eight districts and 33 lodges, Lennox and Addington with two districts and 13 lodges, Renfrew with four districts and 21 lodges.

William Henry Boulton
William Henry Boulton was born on April 19, 1812 in York [Toronto], Upper Canada, the son of D’Arcy and Sarah Ann Boulton [nee Robinson, daughter of Sir John Beverley Robinson]. Boulton was born into one of the most prominent families of Upper Canada; his grandather, D’Arcy Boulton Sr. Was chief justice of Upper Canada and his uncles included John Beverley Robinson. Boulton studied to be a lawyer and was called to the bar of Upper Canada at the age of twenty-three.
Boulton was to become one of the social leaders of early Toronto, his estate “The Grange” being the setting for many of the young city’s most prominent social gatherings. As a member of parliament for Toronto from 1844 to 1853, Boulton supported conservatives William Henry Draper and Henry Sherwood. As a member of one of the old established families he was a strong defender of the privileged position of the Anglican Church with regards to the clergy reserves and education.
Aside from provincial politics Boulton was heavily involved with Toronto affairs. He served as an alderman for St Patrick’s Ward from 1838 until 1842 and after a two year absence from municipal politics he again served as alderman for the same ward from 1844 to 1847. During this time he was elected mayor of Toronto for three successive terms, from 1845 – 1847. After his terms as Mayor Boulton continued to sit on council as an alderman in 1852 and 1858, again being elected Mayor of the city in 1858.
During his term as mayor an agreement had been made between the province and the city over the distribution of judicial powers. The Mayor and aldermen had now ceased to act as magistrates and cases were heard by police magistrates. Boulton got into a fierce argument with the chief constable of Toronto, Samuel Sherwood, and resigned as mayor. He then ran again for Mayor in 1859 in the first election that was held by popular vote, but lost to Adam Wilson.
He then retired from politics and lived at the grange. After his death on February 15, 1874, his wife continued to live there and she later married author Goldwin Smith in 1875. Today “The Grange” is owned by the Art Gallery of Ontario. Boulton had served as the Master of Enniskillen L.O.L. 387 in 1858 and was the Deputy Grand Master of Canada in 1854.


It was in the fifties too that the first secret fraternity unfurled its Orange banner in this village. An elevated site was chosen for the Lodge room of the Loyal Orange Lodge, the exact spot being near where Mr. William Spalding’s storehouse now stands. The lodge succeeded in gathering beneath its colors a large and flourishing membership and it looked for a time at least that this was one of Lanark’s permanent institutions. But something happened one night that stopped a lodge career. From Buffam’s tavern to the lodge room the brethren cleaved the air with their discontent. An eye-witness says it was certainly a rough night and obviously he was not referring to the weather. When you hear a brother shout “Paice, bhoys, paice and brotherly love,” while he belabors you with a drum stick it is high time to call a halt and that is exactly what the Orangemen of Lanark did. They held no more meetings, the building fell into disuse and later was removed to its present stand where it serves the public faithfully day after day and is known as Darou’s bakery. The Buffam’s Tavern referred to stood where the residence of Mr. R.F. Robertson is now. At one time this building was occupied by the McLaren family as a store, the scene of many boyhood experiences of the Hon. Peter McLaren, of Perth, whose father was the merchant.

John Monroe This man is dangerous. Regardless of whether he intends or would use physical violence, he is being emotional abusive and manipulative. He is clearly mentally ill, but he is also highly intelligent. Based on my research he comes from a family with incredible abuse but also high capacity. ( and…/christine-rosamond/)

This guy isn’t making simple errors. He is a very ill person. But he is also highly abusive, and we should be protecting those who are being targeted. On top of that, I don’t see how this isn’t also a case of male domination. Regardless of his mental space, that is patriarchical BS. Our community should be made aware that he is a threat to young women.

12 Cited for Criminal Trespass After Refusing to Leave City Manager’s Office After Hours
Cited and Released were:
1. Bollman, Aurthur Frank 12/31/63 Eugene Trespass II
2. Burch, Belle Erin 11/21/90 No Address Trespass II
3. Shepard, Helen Marie 07/12/85 Eugene Trespass II
4. Monroe, John Lee 11/06/85 Eugene Trespass II
5. Smith, Charles Anderson 11/08/50 Springfield Trespass II
6. Williams, Terra Renee 02/24/88 Eugene Trespass II
7. Marcroft, Sabra Marie 05/15/66 Eugene Trespass II
8. Stacey, Jean Anderson 08/23/45 No Address Trespass II
9. Valkrie, Alley NMI 12/20/81 Eugene Trespass II
10. Wales, Geran Straford 09/15/90 Eugene Trespass II
11. Holtham-Keathley, Ambrose Stormrider 02/06/92 Eugene Trespass II
12. Grotticelli, Peter David 07/16/88 Eugene Trespass II

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