Captain Gavin Witherspoon, and Samuel Rosamond, fought under Francis Marion in South Carolina. Gavin is the son of Signer John Witherspoon. Allegedly he was given land in the World by King William of Orange. Samuel’s brother James fought against King George as well. What I am going to put forth is the question of Kingdom verses Democracy. I believe Jesus was a Patriot and led a revolution against Caesar ‘The Slave Master’ who ruled Judea, thus ending The Kingdom of God. There was a battle for the temple that the Jews, and other peoples, lost. A Patriot is bid to do the right thing in order to keep a Democracy alive. A subject must obey the will of a King without question. The Scotch-Irish rebelled against the King of England. They did most of the fighting. They had a great voice about what the Constitution would say.
It is my belief the Presbyterian is America’s Church, and God’s church, above the rest. This church did the right thing in accepting all people’s in its doors. Lady Liberty is a friend of the Presbyterians. Come home – to Freedom!
I would like to see the Presbyterian Patriots reach across the Atlantic and form a Union with the British and Dutch People now that they are a Democracy.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.
The Reformed theologian Loraine Boettner writes “It is estimated that of the three million Americans at the time of the American Revolution, nine hundred thousand were Scotch or Scotch-Irish origin,” or Presbyterians.
Further Boettner writes that “Presbyterians took a very prominent part in the American Revolution.” Quoting Bancroft, he writes “The Revolution of 1776, so far as it was affected by religion, was a Presbyterian measure.” Further, Boettner states “So intense, universal, and aggressive were the Presbyterians in their zeal for liberty that the war was spoken of in England as ‘The Presbyterian Rebellion.’ An ardent supporter of King George III wrote home that he fixed all the blame for these extraordinary proceedings upon the Presbyterians.
I highly suggest members of the Orange Lodge, found all over the British Commonwealth, March in the streets, take back the Government, put Cameron back in power, and declare the Brexit vote null and void. This will be done in the name of William of Orange and those devoted to his cause, which was to save Protestant England that is on the brink of total collapse. William of Holland founded the first European Union when he invaded England. His ancestor was a Swan Brethren in Holland, as were my kindred. The Rougemont name connects us to the Knight Templars and Denis de Rougemont a co-founder of the European Union. The Rougemont Templars owned the Shroud of Turin.
For the reason the Orange Order associates itself with Jewish Tribes in the Diaspora, that were dispersed all over Europe and the World. let there be a purging of all bigotry and racism, even from the Lodge itself, so the world can own a true example of how to live a quality life – for all!
The Commonwealth served Britain before a true Democracy arrived in 1918. Let us return to the precedent of ruling for the Common Good, and, hold another vote if necessary.
Above is my kindred, Bennett Rosamond, Grand Master of the Orange Lodge in Canada. In one days march, things will be rendered as they were. Only the Orange Order can turn back the hands of time – and restore order! Revive the Glorious Revolution on this day.
Make it so! Play all videos at same time.
While total membership in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) continued a slow but steady decline in 2016 that dates back to 1965, the losses slowed somewhat last year.
Total PC(USA) membership at the end of the year stood at 1,482,767, a loss of 89,893 members from 2015. The denomination experienced an all-time low in total member losses, but also an all-time low in total member gains.
Every category of both gains (profession of faith, reaffirmation of faith, certificate of transfer, and “other”) and losses (certificate of transfer, death, and “other”) declined in 2016. And, once again, “back door” losses—members simply removed from the rolls of congregations (75,064)—were greater than transfers and deaths combined (70,095).
The number of child baptisms declined by 1,516 in 2016—to 13,427—but the number of adult baptisms increased by 606 to 4,775—the most in many years, according to Kris Valerius, Assistant Stated Clerk and manager of denominational rolls and records for the Office of the General Assembly.
The number of PC(USA) congregations declined by 191 to 9,451, but the number of congregations dismissed to other denominations declined to 99—the fewest dismissals since 2011. Those 99 churches accounted for 29,970 dismissed members.
The racial composition of PC(USA) congregations remains virtually unchanged. PC(USA) membership is 90.93 percent White; 3.46 percent Black/African American; 2.94 percent Asian; 1.4 percent Hispanic; .57 percent African; and less than one-third of one percent each Middle Eastern, Native American, and “other.” Those numbers do not reflect participation in new worshipping communities and other fellowships, which are not formal PC(USA) congregations.
A total of 151 of the 170 presbyteries in the PC(USA) contain 15,000 or fewer members. Three presbyteries reported membership growth in 2016: Atlantic Korean, Nevada, and Western Colorado.
The ten largest presbyteries at the end of the year were: Greater Atlanta (35,360), Grace (31,754), Charlotte (31,505), National Capital (29,814), Chicago (28,949), Philadelphia (28,514), Pittsburgh (27,673), New Hope (27,235), Salem (23,778), and Coastal Carolina (23,601).
The total number of ministers in the PC(USA) declined by 356 to 19,721. The total number of ordinations declined by 34 to 215. And the number of candidates for ordained ministry increased by 21 to 653.
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.
Representation of the People Act 1918 Prior to the passage of this act only 60% of British men had the right to vote and women had no right to vote at all. And even this previously existing bare approximation of representative democracy dated only to 1884 with the passage of Representation of the People Act 1884 which built on theSecond Reform Act of 1867 which extended the male franchise from its previous 20% level to 40%. Which means that during almost the entirety of the time that England was the dominant world political and economic power, power that was largely driven by the Industrial Revolution itself, and prided itself on its centuries old system of Representative government as expressed in the House of Commons in Parliament, it was considered right, proper and natural that only 1 man in 5 even had the smallest voice in selecting the political leadership of even that part of Government that represented the people. And this doesn’t even touch the role of the Monarchy and of the unreformed House of Lords which didn’t even pay lip service to democracy.
The English noun “commonwealth” in the sense meaning “public welfare; general good or advantage” dates from the 15th century. The original phrase “the common-wealth” or “the common weal” (echoed in the modern synonym “public weal”) comes from the old meaning of “wealth”, which is “well-being”, and is itself a loose translation of the Latin res publica (republic)
The Reformed theologian Loraine Boettner writes “It is estimated that of the three million Americans at the time of the American Revolution, nine hundred thousand were Scotch or Scotch-Irish origin,” or Presbyterians.
Further Boettner writes that “Presbyterians took a very prominent part in the American Revolution.” Quoting Bancroft, he writes “The Revolution of 1776, so far as it was affected by religion, was a Presbyterian measure.” Further, Boettner states “So intense, universal, and aggressive were the Presbyterians in their zeal for liberty that the war was spoken of in England as ‘The Presbyterian Rebellion.’ An ardent supporter of King George III wrote home that he fixed all the blame for these extraordinary proceedings upon the Presbyterians. The prime minister of England, Horace Walpole said in Parliament that ‘Cousin America has run off with a Presbyterian parson,’ referring to John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence.”
Last, Boettner quotes a J.R. Sizoo who tells us that “when Cornwallis was driven back to ultimate defeat and surrender at Yorktown, all of the colonels of the Colonial army but one were Presbyterians elders. More than one-half of all the soldiers and officers of the American Army during the Revolution were Presbyterians.”
Loraine Boettner concludes by simply stating “The United States of America owes much to that oldest of American Republics, the Presbyterian Church.
John and Janet were first cousins. They were both grandchildren of James Alexander Witherspoon and Louise “Lucy” Welsh or Welch. John’s father was James and Lucy’s son, David. Janet was the daughter of James and Lucy’s son, James. Lucy was an interesting character in her own right. She was born in France while her father, Rev. John of Ayr Welsh, was in exile under orders of King James VI of Scotland. John had started life as a border reiver, but got religion and became a Scottish Presbyterian leader, combining an anti-aristocratic politics with Presbyterian religious thought. A story for another time.
In Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan : Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, John and Janet are identified as “Scots Presbyterian weavers and farmers.” Their emigration to Ulster corresponded with a significant emigration of Scottish Presbyterians during 1690 – 1710, escaping economic distresses affecting southern Scotland at the time.
Some Witherspoon descendants refer to religious persecution as a driving reason for the Witherspoons quitting Scotland for Ulster and then emigrating from Ireland to the American Colonies. In fact, Robert Witherspoon references such in his 1780 memoir referring to harassment in Scotland by “Papists” and his family’s participation in field meetings. The reference to field meetings implies they were Covenanters, and certainly that is how their American descendants view them.
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 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.
LANARK’S ORANGE LODGE.
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.
I will be launching a crusade to establish Living National Treasures here in the United States, and Holland. I believe Drew Benton and myself should be declared National Treasures, and our creative endeavors funded by the American Tax Payer who is being subverted by the Dixiecrat minion of Jessie Helms who bid ignorant neo-Confederated Trailer-trash and Nascar Drunkards to use the National Endowment of the Arts for target practice.
Drew and myself are heirs to the Dutch Renaissance, the Reformation, as well as the founders of the Abolitionist Republican Party that has been taken over by the false Evangelical religion who use our tax structure as a means to empower the Ignorant and the Destructive so that our young people will go willingly on another of their crusades against Islam. Dixicrats have alway been the Americsn Taliban, who will never get over Confederate Traitors and Terrorists losing the Civil War that began when they seceded from the United States of America.
That this fake religion empowers our military in their evil cultural warfare, poses a threat to Western Culture as established by so called Renaissance Men. Without these men, America would be ruled by the Pope in Rome. There would be no Democracy. The Papacy, who demanded to be the only Christian religion in the world, not once considered founding a democracy. Indeed, they have done their damnedest to crush the very thought. This very day the Papacy pretends to embrace the Mormons and Evangelicals, but behind closed doors, labels these newcomers a heretical church – along with the Protestant church.
Godeschalk Rosemondt was the model Renaissance Man who I discovered in the thousands of hours spent studying our family history and genealogy. I got paid no salary, and have exalted my family – forever! They will be immortals as I reveal Rosemondts important contribution that has been hidden from view, his history all but disappeared due to the struggle the Reformers had with the Inquisition. Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code is fiction. Here is the real thing. What Baigent and Leigh eluded to in their book ‘Holy Blood, Holy Grail’ is substantiated in my fourteen year study of The Rose of the World.
Rosemondt and other esteemed faculty members were forced to take part in the Inquisition after Inquisitors accused the whole faculty of being heretics and supporters of Martin Luther. This amounts to a purge of men of art and intellect, and is the reason these Renaissance Men vanish from history, they forced to pass jusgemt on men who became famous martyrs of the Reformation. In this Loyalty Check, the Reformation is born, for these men suffered for their Sophia, their divine knowledge that was sympathetic to new ideas, as the Knights Templar allegedly suffered for the same reason.
In letters written by the Renaissance Man, Erasmus to Rosemondt, and in a letter to Renaissance Man, Thomas Moore, the liberalism of my kindred is discussed, he asked to mediate a meeting between Erasmus and his accuser, a famous Dutch Inquisitor. Rosemondt was the executor of Pope Adrien’s Will, and founded a Pauper’s College which was the beginning of Affirmative Action and a Level Playing Field, which is at the root of Democracy and the idea that WE ARE ALL CREATED EQUAL IN THE EYE OF OUR CREATOR.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
For two thousand years the church had set the guidelines and perimeters for all human pursuits – especially when it comes to our sexual being – a tactic that is on the rise as the Red State Mormons lauch their cultural warfare against Culture itself. This is to say, if you are one of them, and pay taxes, you are special. Your penis and vagina is sanctioned by the Christian-right while 47% of us are guilty of misusing our naughty parts, and should be punished, be denied the same rights believers enjoy. The 47% percent – will be judged by Men of God, while their own ilk will be forgiven when they go to Confession. Indulgences are back in the form of voting the Republican ticket and contributing to a Tea Party candidate who is a guaranteed Patriot, while, those people – are Traitors!
Above is a painting by Bosch titled ‘Seven Deadly Sins’. Next to it is Godeschalk Rosemondt’s theological masterpiece ‘Confessionales’. This work – by the Master of Louvain Catholic college – employs The Seven Deadly Sins. It is my contention that my kindred contributed to Boshes painting, by commissioning, and suggesting its content. Beause Rosemondt was the Master of Falcon Art College where he taught theology, it stands to reason he saw Art as a means of communicating religious ideas such as we behold in Bosch’s painting ‘The Wedding Feast at Cana’ that contains members of Swan Brethren of which the House of Rosemondt belonged. The Seven Deadly Sins is attributed to a student of Bosch, which suggests Master Rosemondt had total control over some of Boshs work, some that was commissioned by the Swan Brethren. Is it possible Godeschalk Rosemondt was an artist himself? Rosemondt was a good freind of Adrien before he became the Pope. Adrien was the tutor of Charles Von Habsburg. The Habsburgs were famous patrons of the art,and would surely want young Charles to be exposed to the Arts of the Renaissance. Did they hire Rosemondt to teach Charles art history – and how to draw? That Rosemondt employes the Eye of the Creator, and Master, suggests Rosemondt is not only the Hidden Artist, but, is kin to Jesus Christ, who was called “Master” This idea is seen by the fully open rose on the BRANCH.
Rosemondt admonishes the rich is his Seven Deadly Sins. Surely he has studied the poverty of Jesus, and the truth he came for the poor. For this reason the Pope trusted him as his executor.
When I was informed I would be inheriting $28,000 dollars from the Rice Trust, my first thought was to give it all to my daughter and grandson who I beheld as the inheritors of Rosemondt’s Renaissance Legacy. I was shocked to see how she employed Bill Cornwell to refuse this amazing legacy for the reason my daughter is a ignorant fool who only wants cold hard cash. When I could not give my money away, I contacted a old family friend, Tim O’Connor and asked him if I could stay on his boat because I am conng to Holland to do research on my Swan Brethren kindred.
For so many reasons I am positive certain Creative People should be declared National Treasure, and give generous grants so they can pursue their vision, behold the world thorugh their pupil, without bein labeled mad, or, a “parasite” by people close to them, even, related to them. Jealous Monsters have plagued the landscape of the Artist ever since they were elevated by Renaissance thinkers, they more then servants, but a God-given tool to portray the Divine – and the Sublime!
Men, and women, with no vision are drawn to the poor artist because they want to touch the idea of immortality. They label artists insane, and then take everything they own, especially their offspring. This has theft has to be studied – from the eyes of an Artist – so the world can see the real parasites, and know how they work so that we can better PROTECT our National Treasures.
When I behled ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ with Jesus is the empty space of pupil with the world at his feet – complete with crescent moon and stars – I thought of my death where I saw a crescent moon on the horizon accompanied by bright stars. Did Rosemond see Jesus? Christine and Vicki saw an angel at the foot of their beds when they were five and ten years of age. This vision, that captured a beautiful angel – inspired me to begin our autobiography ‘Bonds With Angels’. I suspect these bonds come down to us via our DNA that beings are aware of – beyond death? The Renaissance is said to have come about due to the plague the Black Death, that bid all good men to be more introspective, and search for the meaning of life after death, as well as what constitutes a good life as a Christian. Rosemondt was there. He was like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. When we took LSD we employed ‘The Tibetan Book of the Dead’ as our guide to a New Way, a way other then war that killed more people in the world then the plague.
Peace – Brother!
Jon Rosamond Presco
Confession Godschalk’s book Rosemondt, 1554
This book is known as the Latin version of the confession Godschalk book Rosemondt.
This Rosemondt was a theology professor who worked Eindhoven Godschalk and lived in Leuven. He died in 1526. His exact date of birth is not known but is around 1483. To his acquaintances included a.o. Erasmus and Pope Adrian VI. The confession book is published at Leuven in 1554 but the first edition dates from 1518. The beautifully ornate book band dates from 1575. The book is written in Latin and covers mainly the seven deadly sins and is a theological and sacramentlogische effects of confession. In addition, one can see the book as a scholastic and scientific work that especially intended for theology students and scholars who obviously Latin mighty were.
Rosemondt was a extraordinary professor of theology in 1515 and ordinary professor in 1520. For the half-year August 1520-February 1521 he was rector of the university and it was at this time that he was in communication with Erasmus (cf. Allen Ep. 1153, 1164 & 1172), who called him in one letter: “Vir melior quam pro vulgari sorte theologorum”. Rosemondt was less dogmatic than most inquisitors and his writings have been compared with those of Erasmus. He was also known as an eloquent vicar and friend of the Dutch Pope Adrian VI.
Between 1516 and 1519 he composed many devotional works, all but the Confessionale in Dutch. The Confessionale is partially a translation of the Boecxken van der Biechten but is far more detailed and lengthy. It shares some of its content as well as its amiable tone with the Boecxken, published one year earlier. The content reflects the fact that it is intended for a better-educated reader. It is the first book in which the Summa of Thomas Aquinas is used for resolving conflicts of conscience. For his audacious statements in chapter XX, ‘De excommunicatione’ Rosemondt was rebuked by Pope Benedict XIV, who considered the book to be in discord with the views of the church. Although Rosemondt based his arguments on old concepts of Catholic clerical law, he expanded these principles to a much greater extent than the church was prepared to accept. The conrector of the Latin School at Antwerp, Levinus Linius (+1533) contributed a laudatory poem, printed on the verso of the title. Tentler considers the Confessionale as ‘A work of learning and pastoral wisdom’.
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