At 6:30 P.M. I awoke from one of my infamous ‘Old Man’s Nap’. I went far. It took me some time to come back into my body. I opened my eyes, and I had solved the ridlle as to where I had seen Eric Swalwell’s face before. I had just posted the photograph of my family in our car in Concord California. I suggested members of Eric’s facebook get a grassroots movement going, like the Tea Party. I suggested the name ‘Swalwell’s Swamp Patriots’ after Francis Marion, who my great grandfather, James Rosamond,and his brother, Samuel, fought under. Francis was depicted in the movie ‘The Patriot. The Rosamond family named their children after Francis because he had no children. He married late in life.
I was born in Oakland. My father made a loan for Jack London’s daughter. Jack was an oyster pirate. I awoke from my old man nap, and put a black patch on Swalwell’s eye…
The Swalwell Swamp Rangers’ are born this day. We are modeled after Real Patriots. Our first mission is to protect women in the military who are being sexually abuses and trespassed upon. Ranger comes from the Dutch word, Rangar – Strider!
The second mission is to sue the Trump administration to produce the papers he showed the public that our President claimed was proof on his divestment. They should be immortalized in the archives of Congress. See my letters below I exchanged with my Congressman.
The third mission, is a lawsuit in my behalf, that will evict all Republicans from the party founded by my kindred, for failure to maintain Good Faith and upholding the principles of John Fremont and the Radical Republicans. Trump promised he would get our nation out of the swamp. He lied. He is the swamp! This is breach of contract.
Here is an article about Eric not passing a Constitutional test by saying the word “woman” does not appear in the Constitution.
I wish I was by his side to say this;
“Excuse me. Our Founding Fathers did not give women the right to vote, thus, they are half of WE, not fully a citizen. Also, they did not free the women who were slaves. Add it up! If you were a black woman when the Constitution was signed, then you were an enslaved half of a woman – who was not allowed to bare arms. When were women in the military allowed to fight in combat? When our Army went over there to fight the fight royalty fought, how many women in America could vote for the Peace Movement?”
The bad aspects of the Old Swamp Fox, is gone. We have to take our Democracy back. This nation was half-built by un-armed women – who were to busy picking up their babies and children, to pick up a gun. The new Swamp Fox lays down his gun, and sets all people free. Our women in the armed forces will willing fight for us, now that they can. We must fight for them. Sexual assault is violence. We must march to military camps, and the Pentagon and demand this undermining of our National Security – be stopped. When should it stop?
I assume these big bad armed boys in uniform believe a woman in uniform – is half a patriot – and thus you can rape them.
Eric only got 1% of the Demorats behind him. I like those odds. I grew up seeing that patch on the Hell’s Angels jacket. They were bad Oakland Boys – as were the Black Panthers. No one gave us hippies a chance to make peace in the world, but we did – for a little while!
Why did Francis Marion get married to when he was 54 years of age. It is alleged his wife had two children by him when she was 49. Does not compute. What I heard, is that Francis was in love with his black slave, Oscar Marion, and they were homosexuals. His cousin suggested a pretend wedding so the history books would be good to Francis.
Swalwell’s 1%. Looks like Eric is the Long Shot candidate, and the champion of losers. Looks like some folks have deserted Eric. That’s good, because I am inviting old Black Panthers, old Raider fans, and old Hell’s Angels to get behind Eric and his Swamp Raiders. Indeed, I challenge the Hell’s Angels to change some of their bad ol way, and ride against Putin’s Knight Wolves down in Venezuela. As for moving the Oakland Raiders out of Oakland – again – we don’t want you back. We got our new team! The Oakland Patriots!
I hereby challenge Putin to a football game at the Oakland Coliseum a week before the Super Bowl. Put together a team from your Knight Wolves, Putin, and we will get it on. May the best team win!
Women are encouraged to try-out for the team – that will be the most politically correct team ever put on the field of play!
The Woman’s Peace Party (WPP) was an American pacifist and feminist organization formally established in January 1915 in response to World War I. The organization is remembered as the first American peace organization to make use of direct action tactics such as public demonstration. The Woman’s Peace Party became the American section of an international organization known as the International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace later in 1915, a group which later changed its name to the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
Mary Esther Marion (Videau)
|Birthplace:||Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States|
|Death:||February 27, 1815 (77)
Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States
|Immediate Family:||Daughter of Pierre Nicholas Videau, III and Ann Videau
Wife of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion, “The Swamp Fox”
Francis Marion (c. 1732 – February 27, 1795) was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Acting with the Continental Army and South Carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the British in their occupation of South Carolina and Charleston in 1780 and 1781, even after the Continental Army was driven out of the state in the Battle of Camden.
Marion used irregular methods of warfare and is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare and maneuver warfare, and is credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers and the other American military Special Forces such as the “Green Berets“. He was known as The Swamp Fox.
The call for another Crusade is coming from many leaders. Pope Francis uses language that puts a Crusader Sword at the foot of President Barack Obama, as does Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba United Arab Emerate.
Above is a photo of a black man sitting at a table of European Leaders. Millions of Americans hate our President, and the truth he was born of a white woman who married a black man. Hatred of Interracial Marriage is common amongst neo-Confederates in the Red States. In this blog I identify racism as the No.1 enemy of America, and the world, now that our President is called upon to take military action against a truly evil enemy. I am going to publish a small book calling for the formation of the New Knights Templar. I will describe the true enemy of these Knights which will not be difficult. All I need do is compare ISIS to the Confederacy that employed ministers to preach the enslavement of men women and children. When other Americans did not buy the lie that Jesus was pro-slavery, disloyal Americans armed themselves and committed acts of treason and terrorism. If We the People are going to fight terrorists wherever they are found, then it stands to reason anything, or anyone, who resembles ISIS, is OUR enemy.
Patriot, Francis Marion, owned a black slave that was his good friend. Oscar Marion was honored by President Bush. My kindred fought for Francis in North and South Carolina. The Rosamond and Witherspoon family named their children after Francis for he was childless. No children for Oscar has been found. There is a genealogy for slaves with the name Marion that means “Star of the Sea”.
Francis (Frenchman) is considered the Father of Rangers, a special military force of the kind being summoned to fight ISIS. The word “lineage” is used in describing the Rangers that comes from Rangar, or Rover, and thus the roving Norseman, the Vikings.
Bernard Dramelay was a Knights Templar who was elected after Hughes de Rougemont. These Knights are kin to the family that came to own the Shroud of Turin, that has been a banner for Christians when there were no democracies in the world. Denis de Rougemont co-founded the European Union and the United Nations. Consider the halo of stars around the head of Stella Maris. What banner will the Templar Knights of Francis Marion carry into battle? The TKFM will dedicate ourselves to making sure the flag of the Confederacy is identified as a ISIS banner, and, see to it that it never again fly over this Land of the Free!
In the spirit of my Fremont and Benton kindred, who co-founded the Abolitionist Republican Party, I encourage black men and women to join the TKFM, and existing Special Forces of the United States.
Francis Marion (c. 1732 – February 27, 1795) was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. Acting with Continental Army and South Carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the British in their occupation of South Carolina in 1780 and 1781, even after the Continental Army was driven out of the state in the Battle of Camden.
Due to his irregular methods of warfare, he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare, and is credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers. He was known as the Swamp Fox.
The bloodline of Hodge and Rosamond families are found at the base of South
Carolina’s history. The Hodge family also fought under Marion, as did the
Witherspoons. We shed our blood for Liberty. Our blood rises from the ground in
South Carolina. Our graves are still being found. A New South has risen. The Old
South is cut off, and withers away.
Oscar Marion was the servant of General Francis Marion (1732–1795), the legendary “Swamp Fox.” In December 2006, Oscar Marion was recognized as an “African American Patriot” in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, and a proclamation signed by President George W. Bush expressed the appreciation of a “grateful nation” for Oscar Marion’s “devoted and selfless consecration to the service of our country in the Armed Forces of the United States.”
It is believed that, following custom, Oscar was made to take the last name of his owner, and he was one of perhaps 200 slaves (many with the last name of Marion) who served Francis Marion. But there may have been a close personal connection between the general and his slave, as some accounts of the general comment on the constant companionship and “faithfulness” of his servant Oscar, according to genealogist Tina C. Jones, a descendant of some of Francis Marion’s slaves.
To: Congressman Peter de Fazio and Senator Ron Wyden
At his press conference, Donald Trump produced a stack of legal documents he would not let reporters see. He says the read, and signed, papers, turned his business over to his children who will get everything when he dies. Why not leave everything to the American People, now, and let his children make their own money, like most of us who don’t have a legacy? Many suspect there were blank pieces of paper inside. Is this a hoax?
I am asking my Congressman and Senator to put these documents in the public domain. There is a precedent for doing this, being Revolutionary War Veterans, and their Widows, had to submit papers to the United States Government, and, undergo questioning, in order to receive some of the first monies given by our Founding Fathers to our first citizens. This was the case of my kindred, Captain Samuel Rosamond, and his first wife, Ann Pressley, also spelled, Presley. There was even an instance where cash grants were given to families who were on the brink of starvation due to our desire to be free. Why not author a Trump Trust that goes to paying off the National Debt? Every three months Ivanka can recite how much debt has been paid by the Trump Dynasty. When Trump leaves office, he and his children would be free to make, and keep, as much money as they want. Who knows, Obama might give Donald an award – before he takes office!
In looking at my family tree, and these records, we see slaves being left in the Wills of brave men who founded one of the strongest democracies the world has ever known, thus these chained men and women contributed to the financial strength of our nation’s first families. They took care of the children and property of these fighting men. I suggest that anyone who can produce evidence they were the property of these world famous Rebels, be compensated. I suggest the First Family to be, offer a Freedom Bounty to the grandchildren of slaves. This amount can be determined by our elected Lawmakers, or, by all members of the Trump family who subscribe to economic incentives – and higher education! A thousand dollars can go to school supplies.
Because Trump and Putin have a great interest in Coats of Arms, any slave descendant of a family who owned a Coat of Arms, will be awarded a special Freedom Coat of Arms that will contain the image of The Liberty Tree, along with their family name.
Because the Republicans put before our Lawmakers one frivolous Bill after another, may I suggest a Bill be introduced that forbid President Trump from forming a motorcycle club modeled after the Knight Wolves of Russia, who are considered Putin’s storm troopers. The leader of the Knight Wolves wants additions made to the Russia Coat of Arms that Putin installed, that contains a SERPENT and TWO-HEADED EAGLE!
“And the President will wear no colors of any motorcycle club lest it appear his intention is to ride hard all over the countryside, and with other lawless men, terrorize the good citizenry.”
Elvis Presley was kin to President Carter, and may be in my family tree, along with Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor.
That he is the son of Samuel and Sarah Rosamond both now deceased. That his Father the said Samuel Rosamond was a soldier and served in the War of the Revolution in the South Carolina Militia. That he held the rank of Lieutenant and Captain in Colonel Anderson’s Regiment — and for proof of the services of the said Samuel Rosamond he refers to the evidence hereto annexed. And deponent further states that he is informed and believes that the said Samuel and Sarah Rosamond his parents were legally married in Abbeville District South Carolina on the __ day of __ 1785. And deponent further states that the said Samuel Rosamond died on the 11th day of August 1814 in Anderson District South Carolina leaving the said Sarah Rosamond his widow and that she remains his widow to the period of her death.
In 1724, my ancestor John ROSAMOND and his friend William Ray were arrested in Abingdon, Berkshire, England for stealing a hat, periwig, 30 pounds British sterling, five pairs of shoes, and a brown gelding. They were held in the gaol in Reading, Berkshire, after their trial where they were sentenced to be exiled to the colonies for 14 years hard labor. By March 1725, they were transported to Newgate Prison and held there until they boarded the convict ship “Forward” owned by Jonathan Forward, and captained by Daniel Russell. The ship set sail on 28 September 1725 from London via the Thames River. The ship arrived disbarked at Annapolis, Maryland on 8 December 1725. We don’t know who bought his indenture, but he is recorded as being in CPT Beall’s militia of Prince George Co, Maryland between 1734-1737. By 1747-1765 we find John ROSAMOND living in Augusta Co, Virginia and listed as a master shoemaker, owned land, paid tithes, served in the militia, etc.
Deep in the wilderness of the Peninsula, he emerged from dense forest into a “dream-like” town—brand-new houses built on a trim grid of parallel streets and right angles. Yet the place was eerily deserted and there was “no sound but of the waves.” Stevenson had unwittingly stumbled into the recently constructed Methodist camp that would eventually become the town of Pacific Grove.
Stevenson’s long, ranging hikes took him around the rocky shore of Point Pinos, which reminded him of Scotland. He admired “the lighthouse in a wilderness of sand” with an expert eye. He delved deep into what is now Pebble Beach’s Del Monte Forest and haunted the area’s groves of live oak, which he called, “the kind of wood for murderers to crawl among.” He lurked through the grotesque, wind-sculpted Monterey pine and cypress: “No words can give the idea of the contortion of their growth,” he writes. “They might figure without change in a circle of the nether hell as Dante pictured it.”
Twenty-something Laura Reynolds is a free spirit who questions social conventions, laws and regulations. A struggling artist, she lives in a secluded beach-side cabin in Big Sur with her nine year old illegitimate son, Danny, on who she has instilled her values.
Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters Pension application of Samuel Rosamond W4579 Sarah fn55SC Transcribed by Will Graves 12/4/09 [Methodology: Spelling, punctuation and/or grammar have been corrected in some instances for ease of reading and to facilitate searches of the database. Also, the handwriting of the original scribes often lends itself to varying interpretations. Users of this database are urged to view the original and to make their own decision as to how to decipher what the original scribe actually wrote. Blanks appearing in the transcripts reflect blanks in the original. Folks are free to make non-commercial use this transcript in any manner they may see fit, but please extend the courtesy of acknowledging the transcriber—besides, if it turns out the transcript contains mistakes, the resulting embarrassment will fall on the transcriber.]
State of Georgia will County: Special Inferior Court January 14 day 1845 On this day of January 1845 personally appeared before the Honorable the Inferior Court held in and for said County and State the same being a Court of record, Mr. James Rosamond a resident of said County and State aforesaid aged 38 years past who being duly sworn according to law saith that the following statement is true to the best of his knowledge and belief and according to the information given him by his parents in which he verily believes to be true viz. That he is the son of Samuel and Sarah Rosamond both now deceased. That his Father the said Samuel Rosamond was a soldier and served in the War of the Revolution in the South Carolina Militia. That he held the rank of Lieutenant and Captain in Colonel Anderson’s Regiment — and for proof of the services of the said Samuel Rosamond he refers to the evidence hereto annexed. And deponent further states that he is informed and believes that the said Samuel and Sarah Rosamond his parents were legally married in Abbeville District South Carolina on the __ day of __ 1785. And deponent further states that the said Samuel Rosamond died on the 11th day of August 1814 in Anderson District South Carolina leaving the said Sarah Rosamond his widow and that she remains his widow to the period of her death. That she died on the 25th day of April 1844 without ever applying for a pension leaving Elizabeth Phyles, Ezekiel in right of wife Margaret Powell[,] Barksdale in right of wife Sarah Garrison[,] Abner in right of wife Lucinda Clark[,] James S in right in right of wife Jane Liddel[,] Madison Rosamond, Richard Rosamond, Mary Clark and James Rosamond, this deponent — her only surviving children and legal heirs then living. That this affiant was informed in the winter of 1844 that the act of Congress of 7 July 1838 gave pensions to widows of soldiers that were married prior to 1794 for the military services of their husband. That this affiant made some exertions prior to the death of his said mother Sarah Rosamond by letters to procure the necessary proof in order to procure her pension and that she died on the day aforesaid and never made application for pension. That He has qualified as administrator on the Estate of his mother Sarah Rosamond and makes this Declaration to obtain the pension due her at the time of her death. S/ James Rosamond
[fn p. 8: in August 1845 in Anderson district South Carolina, Mrs. Ann Pressley, 84, submitted the record of the births of her children in support of her assertion that she was acquainted with Samuel Rosamond a Captain in the war of the revolution and Colonel Anderson’s Regiment and his wife Sarah Hodges before their marriage; that they were married prior to the birth of her 2nd child, James Pressley in August 1787 and that they lived together as husband and wife during her acquaintance with them. That family record reads as follows: David Pressley & Ann Edmiston was maried Novr 16th 1784 Pressley Junior was born January 29th 1786 and departed this life March 21st Insuing James Pressley was born August 7th 1787 Mary Ann Pressley was born June 26 1789 David Pressley Junior was born March 26 1791 Abner Edmiston Presley was born January 27th 1793 Esther Brown Presley was born May first 1795 Janet Pressley was born December 8th 1796 and died October 8th 1797 Jean Miller Presley was born March 15th 1799 Elizeth Pressley was born April 3rd 1800 Agnes Pressley was born February 17th 1802 Rachel [illegible] Presley was born December 10th 1803 A Daughter born October 3rd 1805 and departed this life on the 25th day of her age being 3 weeks & 4 days old
[fn p. 12: Abner Clark testified on April 21, 1845 in Walton County Georgia that Sarah Rosamond’s home was burned in 1834 along with all its contents which may have included the Bible record of the marriage of said Sarah to Samuel Rosamond and the birth dates of their children.]
[fn p. 33] State of South Carolina Abbeville District Be known that the 14th day of May 1844 before me John C. Waters a Magistrate in and for the District aforesaid personally appeared Thomas Moore1
a resident of the said District and State aged 82 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following statement that he was acquainted with Samuel Rosamond and served in the company [indecipherable word or words] with said Samuel and that said Samuel was Lieutenant and Captain in the war of the Revolution the deponent states the dates he does not well recollect that the said Samuel was Lieutenant in this militia before independence was declared under the command of Captain Jones and as soon as volunteers was called for the said Samuel volunteered and held a commission of Lieutenant under Captain Crain Jones Colonel Robert Anderson and General Andrew Pickens until about the year 82 the said Samuel was appointed Captain (after the Resignation of said Captain Crain Jones) the deponent further states that he [was?] not with the said Samuel during the war of the Revolution with the exception of one small Tour that was at a station called Due West Corner against the Cherokee Indians and that the said Samuel held the command of Lieutenant at that Tour the deponent thinks that tour was in the year 79 Due West Corner is in the district and State aforesaid the deponent further states the reason he cannot give a full detail of the said Samuel’s Tours is that he the deponent as soon as he was large enough to do militia duty enlisted and was in the lower part of the State when the Principal Battles was fought in the upper part of the State but when he the deponent returned home he was informed from the most respected men that the Samuel was at the siege of Ninety Six and also at a battle at Kettle Creek in the State of Georgia, the said [affiant] further states that the said Samuel Rosamond and Sarah Hodges he believes was lawfully and at any rate they settled in Abbeville District in the said State and lived together as such and was understood by all that
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knew to be man & fife [sic, wife] and after a number of years then moved to Pendleton District and that he has been informed that the said Samuel died in Pendleton District but he does not recollect the day when he moved or when he died. S/ Thomas Moore
State of South Carolina Abbeville District: Be it known that on this 15th day of always 1845 before me John C. Waters a Magistrate in and for the District aforesaid personally appeared Thomas Moore a resident of said District aged 83 years past who being duly sworn according to law saith on oath that he resided in Abbeville District ever since and before the Commencement of the War of the Revolution and did himself rendered services in the American cause and that Peace was ratified in November 1783 — And that he deponent was married in September 1785 near 2 years after Peace was ratified and that deponent’s oldest Child was born September the following say 1786 — deponent further states that was personally acquainted with Samuel Rosamond who was a Captain in the South Carolina militia in Colonel Anderson’s Regiment and Sarah Hodges before the Commencement of the War of the Revolution and knows that they were married in the course of the year following after deponent was married namely in the year 1786 – prior to the Birth of deponent’s eldest child in September 1786. s/ Thomas Moor
Rev. William H. Hodges. The father of our subject was James L. Hodges, a native of South Carolina, where he was born about 1787, and was the son of William and Elizabeth Hodges, also of South Carolina. Mr. Hodges, Sr., was married, in about 1810, to Sarah Comings, and they were the parents of eleven children: Francis, Nancy, Thomas, Elizabeth, William H., Sarah, Margaret, James, Mary, Martha and Benjamin F. William H. was born in South Carolina on March 22, 1822, and came to Mississippi with his parents when but eight years of age, where he was reared on a farm. He was married, in 1844, to Sarah F. Roseman, a daughter of Samuel and Frances (Hill) Roseman. After his marriage he settled on a farm, where he resided until 1869. As the result of this union the following children were born: James S., Casandria E. (deceased), Thomas H, John F., William A., Benjamin F. (deceased), Marshall L., Sarah F., Archie N. (deceased), Emmett L. and Joseph T. They also have twenty-seven grandchildren. Mr. Hodges commenced preaching the Gospel in Choctaw County, Miss., in 1863. In 1869 he came to Arkansas and settled in White County and in Cane Township, on 240 acres of land, of which he now has about 100 acres under cultivation. Mr.Hodges is pastor of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. He has been a very active worker in his labors and has organized four churches in this neighborhood.
Notes from Jimmy Rosemond :
Came to Mississippi with his parents in 1830. He became a Baptist Minister in 1863 in Choctaw County, Mississippi. He moved to White County, Arkansas in 1869. He married Sarah Frances Roseman, daughter of Samuel Roseman and Francis Hill Roseman.
On 9 January 1813 while cruising between Curacao and the Spanish Main FELLOWES retook a brig and learnt that she had been taken by one of three American privateers in the area.
He went in pursuit and discovered her the next morning off Porto Cabello and after a long chase he got within range at 2 o’clock on the morning of the 11th. and drove the privateer ashore on Point Hicacos.
Her commander and 24 men were drowned trying to reach the shore. She proved to be the ROSAMOND of 8 heavy guns and 105 men and she had on board 100,000 dollars in specie beside other plunder.
On 9 January 1813, Fawn captured the Spanish brig Teneriffe and sent her into Port Cavello. From her Fellowes found out that her captor was one of three American privateers that had come from a rendezvous between Beata and Saint Domingo. Fawn set out in pursuit and on 10 January Fellowes sighted a strange vessel. After a long and arduous chase during which the batteries of Port Cavello fired on the privateer to prevent her entering, Fawn succeeded in chasing the American privateer Rosamond, of eight guns and 105 or 120 men, on shore. Rosamond ran on shore on Point Hicacos where her captain and 24 men drowned in attempting to reach the land. Rosamond had on board $100,000 in specie and valuable merchandize, the plunder of various English and Spanish vessels.
An Act for the relief af Alexander Scott. July 22, 1813. Be it enacted, eye., That the Secretary for the Department of State Account to be be directed to cause to be settled the accounts of Alexander Scott, for “”l°d· his trouble and expenses in liberating from confinement, in supplying with provisions and other necessaries, and in sending from Porto Cavello to the port of New York, the crew of the private armed schooner Rosamond, who were confined on board a Spanish armed vessel at that place; and also for his trouble and expenses in supplying with provisions and other necessaries, and in sending sundry distressed American seamen from Porto Rico to the port of New York; and that he allow the said Alexander Scott full reimbursement for all expenses incurred for the purposes aforesaid, and also such compensation for his trouble therein as may be deemed just and equitable. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a sum not exceeding nine Appropriation. thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purposes aforesaid
Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, or China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, often engaging Japanese forces superior in number.
The 75th Ranger Regiment is now a light infantry combat formation within the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). The six battalions of the modern Rangers have been deployed in wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and saw action in several conflicts, such as those in Panama and Grenada. The Ranger Regiment traces its lineage to three of six battalions raised in WWII, and to the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional)—known as “Merrill’s Marauders”, and then reflagged as the 475th Infantry, then later as the 75th Infantry.
Hughes de Rougemont of Villersexel was a Grand Master of the Knight Templars. Who is he?
Statement of Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba On Challenging Regional Extremism
Islamic extremism is a Middle East problem but it is quickly becoming the world’s problem too. It is a transnational challenge, the most destabilizing and dangerous global force since fascism.
For certain, the United States and the West have a big interest in this battle. But no one has more at stake than the UAE and other moderate countries in the region that have rejected the regressive Islamist creed and embraced a different, forward-looking path.
Now is the time to act. The UAE is ready to join the international community in an urgent, coordinated and sustained effort to confront a threat that will, if unchecked, have global ramifications for decades to come.
Any action must begin with a clear plan for direct intervention against ISIS but must address the other dangerous extremist groups in the region. It is also critical to tackle the support networks, the entire militant ideological and financial complex that is the lifeblood of extremism.”
By this Charter, Ponce de Moysia, prior of Gigny, together with John of Chalon, count of Burgundy, soul, Lord of Coligny and of Andelot and Hugues de Rougemont, Grand Ma tre of the Temple, gave its seal authenticity to a famous donation. This was the one that Manasses of Coligny, brother of soul, made to the order of the Temple by receive Knight of the suzerainty of Montagna, Broissia, Eperigna (closed at Montfleur) and Holy Fountain (La Balme of Epy). This Charter, which also contains the name of the property, is one of the oldest written in French language. It mentions a large number of sites across the country and is of interest in more than one respect. Since this donation, the village of Montagna was nicknamed the Templar by distinction of Montagna-le-renewed, near Saint-Amour.
Excerpts from the history of the Canton of Saint-Julien sur Suran in Franche-Comté, book of Marius de VEYRE, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences, Belles Lettres and Arts de Lyon (1965).
Hugues de Payens: the birth of the Templars: the memory regainedBy Thierry Leroy (Champagne historian
Humbert de Rougemont owned the Shroud of Turin
“June 1418: The widowed Margaret de Charny marries Humbert of
Villersexel, Count de la Roche, Lord of St.Hippolyte sur Doubs.”
Humbert de Villersexel is Humbert de Rougemont.
“1208 – Pons de la Roche presents to Amadeus de Tramelay, Archbishop
of Besançon, the Shroud that his son Othon de la Roche, Latin Duke
of Athens, had sent him from Constantinople.”
Aymon 2 de Rougemont was the Seigneur of Villersexel. He married
Guillemette de Ray, the daughter of Othon 2 de la Roche.
Othon 1 de la Roche (-before 1161) had a son named Pons de la Roche
the Seigneur de Ray. He first married Marguerite Tilchatel who may
be a Rougemont who came to own Til-Chatel. Guillaume, Gui, Humbert4,
Gui 2, and Thibaut 6 were Seigneurs of Til-Chatel. Othon then
married Pontia de Rougemont/de Dramelay the daughter of Thiebaud 2
de Rougemont. They has three children. Humbert, Thiebaud, and
Sibylle de la Roche. This union makes the Shroud the Rougemont
family icon, or relic.
It has long been suspected the Knights Templars came to own the
Shroud of Turin, some scholars suggesting it is the Holy Graal
itself. Here is evidence this was the case.
Jeane de Vergy, the grandniece of Othon de la Roche, son of Pons de
la Roche, presented the shroud to Amadeus de Tramelay, Archbishop of
Besancon, and Latin Duke of Athens. Tramelay is also spelled
Dramelay, as in the case of Bernard Dramelay/Tramelay, the fourth
Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Fromond Dramelay married
N.Rougemont, and from them descend the de la Roches, they the Lords
of Neufchatel. You can follow the Rougemont line to Aumiry de
Rochefoucauld who was the Grand Master of the Templars in Paris.
The fifth son of Guy II of Rougemont and Guillemette de Coublant,
was lord of Pichanges. In December 1265, having
recalled the donations made to the temple by Aimon IV and Guy II, he
gave to the Templars, with the agreement of his elder brother, Jean,
Lord of Rougemont, the right of pasturage on his lands of Pichanges
and Spoy. He died in 1271 and was buried before the altar in the
chapel of Fontenotte and conferring his Templar rank of Preceptor
Humbert of Villersexel
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Humbert of Villersexel (1385-1437) County of la Roche, Lord of Villersexel, Maîche, ORB and Saint Hippolyte.
Lordship: the Épy Balme depended on Justice of the marquisate of Andelot. The inhabitants, freed the dead hand in 1211, should their Lord the watchtowers and guard at the castle of Andelot, maintenance of fortifications, the ride, the rights of RRR, chores, four cases of franchise cash tax, in chickens, goats, etc. They were required to follow at all times the Horn and the cry of their sire.
He had moreover a fiefdom, says the fief of Virechatel, composed of a large House, with a high tower a circular which still exists in part, land and several seigneurial rights. He was, at the time of the revolution, Mr. de Maisonforte. In 1191, Aymon, prior of Gigny, plaça part of the property of his monastery under the protection and custody of Stephen II, count of Burgundy, and her ceded, the consent of all its religious, which belonged to Sainte-Fontaine.
In 1227, the prior Ponce, together with John of Chalon, count of Burgundy, soul, Lord of Coligny and Andelot, and Hugues de Rougemont, grand master of the temple, put their seal to the donation made by
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Manasses of Coligny, brother of soul, to the order of the temple, to be making receive Knight, of several villages, and among other things, the suzerainty of the village of Sainte-Fontaine. This suzerainty was bought by the Lords of Andelot. Part of the tithes belonged to the sacristan of the Priory of Gigny.
The Gaulin mill was accense in 1426 and by Jaber de Coligny d’andelot, Pierre and Jean Gaulin, through the annual pension of six quartaux of wheat, half wheat and oats. Guillame of Coligny allowed the new owners to carry this mill to the Ford.
The noble Brotherhood of Saint George was created in 1390 by two gentlemen of Franche-Comté to honor the relics of the megalomartyr that had been brought back from the Holy Land. Philibert de Mollans, squire to the Duke of Burgundy, was its main driving force. His second-in-command, Jehan d’Andelot, was the son of Sir Jean of Andelot-les-Sallins, and of Marie of Usier, Lady of Vaudrey and Rougemont, where lived the precursors and was held the annual chapter.
The Confraternity (1430-1484)
By the time Philip the Good created the Order of the Golden Fleece, on 10 January 1430, there were 24 holders: after the Grand-Master came immediately His Majesty William III of Vienna, in order of precedence. The governor gathered around 1435 or 1440 a certain number of Knights to honor the relics in a chapel that he owned close to the city of Rougemont. Then he decided to celebrate every year the day of the St. George, patron saint of the nobility because he had also been a knight, and was often represented riding his horse with a spear.
The qualities required were sixteen quarterings of nobility, catholic religion, birth in “Franche Comté”, to be sixteen years of age and to donate 300 livre.
The governor general was elected for life by the knights. The other officers were a prelate, a chancellor, a treasurer and two secretaries.
Since then, the most important lords of the region wanted to be accepted in the confraternity and gathered every year at the Chapel of Rougement on 22 April, to celebrate the Day of the Saint.
At that time their insignia was a medal of St. George killing the dragon, suspended from a gold chain.
Philip the Good authorised the confraternity to wear the medal suspended from a red ribbon identical to the one of the Golden Fleece.
The Equestrian Order (1485-1788)
The Confraternity was an association of gentlemen of good will who formed at the beginning a “pie Union” but on the request of Philip the Good, in 1485 the pie Union was made canonically into an equestrian order, immediately approved by Pope Innocent VIII.
Already granted prerogatives by Philippe l’Asseure, then by all the Kings of France from Louis XIV to Charles X, the order benefited from special spiritual favours bestowed as much by the Roman pontiffs than by the oriental hierarchs.
In 1648, the Confraternity sat up in the Imperial city of Besançon and not at Dole, then capital of Burgundy. In fact the confraternity took a political position, opposing itself to the Parlement of Dôle.
A room was dedicated to the confraternity in the tower of Montmartin after a decree of the town of Besançon. The Knights of Saint-Georges were the only nobles of the city to benefit from this privilege. Nevertheless, the confraternity also seemed to gather many times at Vesoul, which has St. George for its patron saint.
On 25 April 1661, the confraternity gathered at Salin and decided to meet at the convent of the Grands Carmes (Besançon) founded my a fellow member: Jean de Vienne.
After the French conquest in 1668 and the annexation of the Franché-Comte to France, with the Treaty of Nijmegen in 1678, Louis XIV decided to tolerate the confraternity, despite their resistance to the invaders. The king authorized the knights to wear their medal of St. George suspended this time from a blue moiré (watered) ribbon, identical to the Order of the Holy Spirit; this in order to obtain the support of the local nobility who provided him with soldiers for his army.
Louis XV and Louis XVI maintained the same privileges and even gave their own portrait to the confraternity with the mention “Given by the King to the Knights of Saint-George”. The portraits decorated the room of the convent of the Grands Carmes with the portrait of the Prince of Condé, protector of the order, unfortunately the room was destroyed during the revolution.
The coat of arms were registered in 1696 and during the general assembly on 25 April 1768 new statutes were written.
BROTHERHOOD OF SAINT-GEORGE . She was instituted in the county
ofBurgundy, l’an 1390 by Philibert de Molan, lord partly of
Rougemont.He was the first head, under the title of barristers
president; thefellow-members take their row according to l’ordre of
theirreception in THE BROTHERHOOD without regard to dignities of
whichsome d’entre them could be covered; they mutually make vSu
s’aiders’ils are made prisoners, and to take care of the interests of
thewidows and the orphans, to which effect one names each year of
thepolice chiefs, during l’assemblée general.In 1569, one added to
the old statutes that the fellow-members wouldmake oath of living and
dying in the catholic religion, and inl’obéissance and tender due to
their legitimate sovereign; and l’ongave to the barristers president
the title of governor.This company had during a time the name of
BROTHERHOOD of Rougemont,because Philibert de Molan fixed it in this
country, in 1431. Itsassemblies were held above in l’église Large
Carmelite friars ofBesancon.The members of this association must show
sixteen districts ofnobility; their distinctive mark is SAINT-GEORGES
with horse, boringits lance a dragon , the whole d’or and attached to
the buttonholeof their dress by a moire celestial blue ribbon.
PRESENTATION of the NOBLE BROTHERHOOD of the knights of Saint-
Georgein the county of Burgundy
The brotherhood of Saint-Georges was one of rare
voluntaryassociations gentlemen of a French province under Ancien
Régime. Thestudy of this brotherhood is made in three times. First of
all thestudy criticizes testimonys on the brotherhood, then the study
ofthe political role of the brotherhood through a lawsuit with
theParliament of Besancon, and the attitude of the knights of
GeorgeSaint at the time of the Revolution. Finally the statutes of
thebrotherhood and the list of the knights are analyzed under all
theiraspects. In conclusion, the instruction of the intendant,
thelawsuit and the analysis are compared to try to characterize
thedichotomy and the conflict between two types of nobility in
Franche-Comté and France at the XVIIIe century. The last part of this
workconsists of a dictionary prosopographic of all the knights of
Saint-Georges who lived between 1679 and 1789.
With – Small history of the brotherhoodThe noble association of the
knights of Saint-Georges was founded inRougemont about the year 1300
by the sovereigns of the county ofBurgundy to gather Burgundian
gentlemen of former knighthood. Theirbadge at that time was a medal
representing holy George with horseembanking a dragon, suspended with
a gold chain. This brotherhoodwas destroyed at the end of XIVe
century by the wars. She wasrestored by Philibert of MOLLANS(3),
knight comtois who would havebrought back Holy Land of the relics of
Saint-Georges. Heconsequently thought of offering them to the
nobility of the countyof Burgundy. He thus joins together about 1435
or 1440, a certainnumber of knights comtois to honour these relics in
a vault which hehad with the castle of Rougemont. And it solved to
celebrate eachyear the festival of a saint, that the nobility
regarded as itsowner, because it was knight and that one represented
it with horsearmed with a lance. Philibert of MOLLANS was undoubtedly
the firstgovernor of the order elected by the body of the knights.
Consequently, the largest lords of the country hastened to be
madereceive in the brotherhood, and were assembled each year in
thevault of Rougemont on April 22, takes care of the George
Saint.Philippe the Good authorized the order to carry the suspended
medalto a red ribbon following the example that of the Golden Fleece.
In1648, the brotherhood settled in Besancon and not in Dole,
thencapital county of Burgundy, indeed the brotherhood had already
apolitical role while being opposed to the Parliament of Pares. Aroom
in the tower of Montmartin was granted to him by a treaty withthe
town of Besancon, as well as the exemption of the housing ofpeople of
war for the knights residing in Besancon. The knights ofSaint-Georges
were besides only noble city of Besancon has to profitfrom this
inappreciable privilege. However, it seems to have metseveral times
at Vesoul, city which has as Saint-Georges patronsaint.
Then on April 25, 1661, the brotherhood is assembled inSalins and
decides that henceforth it will meet in Besancon, withthe convent of
the Large Carmelite friars, rested by a fellow-member: Jean of
VIENNA. After the conquest, Louis XIV decided totolerate the
brotherhood, in spite of his resistance to the invader.He made it
possible even to the knights to carry their medal ofSaint-Georges
suspended to a blue moire ribbon like that of theorder of the Holy
Spirit, this in order to adapt has lower cost partof the nobility
comtoise, which would provide him executives devotedfor its army.
Besides Louis XV & Louis XVI, continued the policy ofthe Sun king
with regard to the brotherhood, they addressed to thecompany
portraits the them same ones, in foot, where one couldread: “Given by
the king the knights of George Saint of his countyof Burgundy.”.
These portraits like that of the prince of COP,special guard of the
brotherhood decorated the superb room with theLarge Carmelite friars
of Besancon, unfortunately destroyed at thetime of the Revolution.
The plank of the woodworks of the room wasdecorated series of the
blasonnés ecus of the alive knights, withtheir confined inscriptions
of their four districts, which onedescended at the time of their
death to be carried in ceremony withthe church, then suspended with
their row in the nave where one sawa great number of it which had
decorated a long time the vault withRougemont. The church which was
papered blazons of the knights ofGeorge Saint was also paved of their
tombs, “as if they had wantedto join together in this place emblèmes
of human vanity to thetestimony of his nothing”. At the time of the
general assembly ofApril 25, 1768, new statutes were written, they
will be studied here.
B – Organization of the brotherhoodThe brotherhood was organized by
statutes written at the generalassembly of April 25, 1768, you will
find these statutes below.
1 – Statutes of reception
Article Ier – in the knighthood only gentlemen of name and
weaponswill be allowed, which, after having shown their nobility, in
theform and manner prescribed hereafter, will lend the
oath….,between the hands of the governor of the province, in case
that itis present at the assembly, or between the hands of the
governor ofthe knighthood; they will oblige of more than non-
seulement observethese statutes, but still those which will be done
in the future,nevertheless these statutes and ordinances would have
beendeliberated in their absence or against their opinion.
Article II – All the gentlemen applicants with being allowed withthe
number of the knights, will be held to submit request to thegeneral
assembly, to have police chiefs, and to join to theirrequest, the
inventory of all their titles, with their family trees,painted and
blasonnées; so that the inventory having been read, andthe family
tree examined by all the knights composing the assembly,the governor
takes the voices of each one to know in particular ifthe titles
carried in the inventory appear sufficient to proverequired, and to
obtain police chiefs; in which case it will begiven by it two to the
plurality of the voices.
Article III – The gentlemen applicants will give between the handsof
the police chiefs named their titles, inventory and family tree,six
weeks before the following assembly, where they will have tosubmit a
report of it, with less however that the sixteen districtsof the
applicants were not already sworn in this knighthood; inwhich case
the police chiefs will be able to submit theirreport/ratio of the day
at the following day, in the same assembly.
Article IV – The applicants will justify their nobility of
sixteendistricts, knowledge: four paternal great-great-grandfathers
andgreat-great-grandmothers, and four maternal great-great-
grandfathersand great-great-grandmothers, noble, not anoblis of their
head, andwithout it being derogated there by their descendants; going
uptheir nobility at a hundred and thirty years for the
fifteendistricts of alliance; and as for the stem, or name of
presented,the proof will go until the tenth ascending one, presented
notincluded/understood; which proof will be done by production
ofsufficient titles, and such as they are given in the
Article V – The titles which must be used for the aforementionedproof
just as with that of filiation, are the extracts baptistaires,the
wills, the divisions, the marriage contracts, the acts ofconvocation
to the banns and arriere-bans, the appearances at theassemblies of
noble, the acts of faith and homage, the oldinscriptions on public
monuments, the epitaphs, employment, servicesand qualifications of
rider or knight, and all other acts approvedin sovereign justices.
Article VI – The drawn copies on the originals will not be takenany,
which they were not collated in the presence of the policechiefs with
the examination of the proof, or appointed somebody oftheir share on
Article VII – The copies which will come from the foreign
provinces,though collated and legalized, will not make any faith,
unless theyare not supported and are supported by certificates of
thesovereigns, republics, room of the nobility to the states, run
ofParliament, room of the accounts; all other certificates
Article VIII – The districts of nobility which will not have
beensworn in this knighthood, will be it by four knights; and
thosewhich will have been it, will be sworn by two knights
only.Article IX – All the evidence made in stem will not be
startedagain, but one will go up them only to the already proven
Article X – No applicant will be received that it is not known
forcatholic, subject of the king, born or domiciled in the province
ofFranche-Comté, man of probity without reproach, pleasant with
thecompany, of the sixteen years age, that it does not lend the oath
inaccordance with the present statutes, after which the governor
ofthe order will give him the accodance according to the
chevaleresqueform, will give in hand the cross-belt and the
decoration of theknighthood of Saint-Georges, and will exhortera it
to continue tolive as a gentleman and faithful vassal of its
Article XI – The whole filiation of the received knights,
andChristian names of all ascending the and ascending ones to the
great-great-grandfathers and great-great-grandmothers inclusively,
and thetenth ascending one in stem, or name of presented, will be
recordedwith each reception; and will be held the new receipt to
leave withthe secretariat its family tree, and the inventory of its
producedtitles, to rest with the files of the order, and y to have
Article XII – the new receipt will pay 300 pounds with the
treasurerof the order, unless his/her father or some of his/her
brothers werenot already received, in which case it will be exempted
to pay them;if not it will deliver them before lending the oath.
Article XIII – If a knight knew some defects in the evidence of
thegentleman claiming, which can prevent it from being allowed with
thenumber of the knights, it will be obliged in honor to
deliveropinion of them to the assembly, in time that the police
chiefs willsubmit their report/ratio; and the secrecy will
inviolablement bekept of all that will occur in the assemblies.
Article XIV -Statutes of this kind obliging the knights only with the
service ofGod and that of the sovereign, those which will have
qualitiesrequired there will be received, though covered with another
thatand order of knighthood, relative with the former practices
andhabits of the order.
Article XV – One will admit in theaforementioned knighthood two
ecclesiastics, of each noble collegeof the province, to represent
there, where necessary, the interestsof their chapters, which always
were supported and protected by theknights from Saint-Georges; these
ecclesiastics applicants withbeing received in the order, will make
the accustomed evidencethere, though they already inserted them in
the chapters of whichthey are members. 2 – Attributes and badges of
the brotherhood a)The large seal – the files of Doubs has a large
round seal of 34Misters Voici the description of this seal: In the
field, asénestréSaint-Georges, vêtu with the antique and horse, plant
his sword inthe throat of a dragon that its horse presses with the
feet. Around:SIGIL. NOBIL. SEQUAN. D. GEORGIO. DICATAE. b) The badge –
theknights or fellow-members of Saint-Georges carried originally to
thecollar, then with the buttonhole, fixed by means of a
suspensionbrace and of a ring at a cord or a blue moire ribbon like
that ofthe order of the Saint Spirit, of a quarter of ell of length,
asmall equestrian figure of George saint, out of gold or money
gildedc) the armorial bearings – mouths with a George saint of gold.
The stick – Every year, the brotherhood named a kind of
prosecutorcalled barristers president who carried a richly engraved
moneystick, surmounted by a statuette of George Saint to horse. 3 –
Theoath – Here the oath that all the knights at the time of
their admission were to lend to the brotherhood, and this between
the hands of the governor of the county of Burgundy, or in the event
of absence of this one between those of the governor of the order: ASK:
Don’t you promise on the saints Gospels of God and your honor,to
profess in all and everywhere the catholic, apostolic and Roman faith?
ANSWER: Thus, I swear it and promise ASK: Don’t you aspromise to be
faithful subject of the King, to seek on any occasion its glory, to
prevent as no wrong is made to him, from employing forthis purpose
your life until the last moment, and to observe thestatutes of the
order? ANSWER: Thus, I swear it and promise ASK: Don’t you promise in
accordance with the statutes about lending support and help to your
brothers in arms, and to comprise you inall in the aforementioned
order as valiant knight, honest andvaliant knight? ANSWER: Thus, I
swear it and promise This oathgathers in its centre all the values of
the chivalrous ideal, thedefense of the catholic faith, fidelity
towards the sovereign, his service, the mutual mutual aid of the
knights, and the assistance oftheir widows and their orphans. This
lent oath, the governor gavethe accodance to the new knight according
to the chivalrous form while giving to him in hand the cross-belt and
the medal of theknighthood of Saint George, it exhorted it with being
a vassalfaithful gentleman of its sovereign. It is to be announced
that the new member was to pour a kind of contribution of 300 pounds
to the treasurer of the order, has less than his father or his/her
brotherwas not already received. 4 – Statutes of internal order
Article I -In all times the nobility assembled under the invocation
of Saint-Georges, will be chaired and controlled by one of its
members,elected official with the plurality of the voices, which will
carrythe title of governor.
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