The Rosamond Woolen Mill

In my my Bond novel ‘The Royal Janitor’ I have Victoria Bond getting mixed up with the Orange Lodge. Bennett Rosamond was the Grand Master of the Orange lodge. She is following the clue of the Rouge Thread. Tens of thousands of evangelicals believe Donald Trump is the embodiment of King David – and he wants to run again! Has the present President of the United States come t believe he is a descendant of Ruth the Moabite? Does Trump read this blog?

John Presco ‘Turn Left At Moab’

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Living Museum of the Holy Democratic Grail

Posted on July 10, 2013by Royal Rosamond Press

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I have long been envious of Templar scholars who travel, they given the money to do so by publishers and folks who support their cause, which in some cases is to find proof Jesus founded a lineage of divine royals who have blessed western man with many attributes, but, not with the Gift of Democracy.

When you are a British subject, ones history if full of royal history and their reign over commoners. thus, any theory that these royals were bid to do the will of Jesus in any manner, falls short of claiming Jesus and God wanted us to be ruled in a Democratic manner. Having pointed this out to several Templar groups I belonged to, I found myself ousted, set out in the gutter because I refused to straddle the fence and pretend I am a wanna-be royalist member of the British empire. Being an American citizen of a true democracy, I am automatically disqualified by all European – thinkers?

Yesterday I took a train trip to Salem Oregon that I had signed up for month earlier. I did not know what our destination was the Willamette Heritage Center until I arrived at Mill. I was blown away because this mill looked like the Rosamond Mill in Almonte Canada. When I began to question the woman at the desk, I felt faint, because she is telling me Marion County was named after Marion Francis the Swamp Fox. I had her repeat this so I could capture this amazing fact on camera, for, here is the core of my blogs, and search for the Rose of the World Grail. I told this woman my grandfather Frank Rosamond was named after Francis, as were other Rosamonds because James and his brother, Samuel Rosamond, fought alongside Francis. Also, the Witherspoon family named their descendents after Francis. According to the historian at the Marion County historical Society located next to the mill, early settlers had read the book the ‘Life of General Francis Marion. Unbelievable! What is going on here? Here is the marriage of the Rosamond and Benton family history that also came together when Christine Rosamond Presco married Garth Benton. There is a Benton County.

I took photos of the beams that reminded me of the photos of the beams in the Rosamond Mill.

Jon Presco

A visit to the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill is a stroll through the history of the Willamette Valley. The five-acre campus is home to fourteen historic structures that present the stories and richness of Oregon’s past.

Pioneer buildings at the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill take visitors back to the early settlement of western Oregon. The 1841 Jason Lee House, arguably the oldest standing wooden frame house in Oregon, pre-dates the first wagon trains crossing the Oregon Trail. These structures provide a glimpse into the lives of the missionaries and pioneering families when these early founders were putting down roots in the Valley.

The 1895 Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, one of the best-preserved Victorian-Age factories in the West and designated an American Treasure by the National Park Service, vividly tells the story of industrialization in the West. See how it was to work in what was once a leading textile factory in Oregon, the legacy of which is continued today by Pendleton Woolen Mills. Changing exhibitions at the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill explore and highlight the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Mid-Willamette Valley.

One Large County
It was not always so. In the early 1840s, when officials delineated the four districts that comprised the Oregon Country, Champoeg/Marion stretched east from the Willamette to the Great Divide and south to the California and Nevada borders. By 1853, when Washington Territory was separated from Oregon, the northern, southern, and western borders remained as they are today but, easterly, the County extended to the Rocky Mountains. Not until 1856 did Marion County acquire its present boundaries.

Name Change to Marion
Champoeg County had been renamed Marion in September of 1849 – – a total departure from the previous use of local names as the other three original districts were Clackamas, Yamhill, and Tuality. As of Oregon’s receiving Territorial status, many new counties were formed from those districts: Washington, Linn, Benton, and Polk (all of which reflected a place or person significant to Oregon’s history).

How, then to account for Marion, named in honor of a Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, the legendary “Swamp Fox?” As General Marion was long gone from the American scene by that time, having died in South Carolina in 1795, and, as most of the new Oregon officials had not served with Marion’s militia troops in the Revolution at all, there must have been some other reason for his name being chosen for a county 3,000 miles away.

It is tempting to speculate that some of the earliest settlers might have been from South Carolina and urged the adoption of one of their state’s most illustrious heroes for the County name. Not so in this case, for most were Yankees from New England, New York, and points in the Northern tier of states; none had originally come from South Carolina, although there were two Southerners prominent in Oregon’s Provisional government: Georgian James O’Neil (who had provided the form for Oregon’s Constitution), and Virginian Joseph L. Meek (Oregon’s first U.S. Marshal).

There is however, the possibility that one of Oregon’s very earliest settlers actually knew of General Marion during the Revolution, William Cannon. By 1780, the main theater of action in the War had moved to the Southern colonies; Cannon, born in 1762 Virginia, would have been old enough to serve with some of the Southern militia units and, either heard firsthand of Marion’s exploits, or may have even met him on the battlefield.

Another possible explanation may be that pre-1849 settlers had come from states that already had Marion Counties, or they were familiar with counties by that name through which they had passed on their way to Oregon. In the Eastern states were 14 so-named counties, the closest to Oregon being that of Marion County, Iowa, and one Eastern county even had a Salem for its Marion County seat – – Illinois. Those Eastern states with Marion Counties in them were Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Adding Oregon, Kansas, and West Virginia later, the total is now 17.

A further logical reason behind the change from Champoeg to Marion at that particular point in time is that the latest of at least three version of General Marion’s life had been published just five years before, extolling the hero’s exploits in the War for Independence. Or, perhaps, the choice of Marion for our County’s name was simply a combination of all three of these circumstances.

One of my grandfathers was named after Francis Marion ‘The Swamp Fox’ who fought the British in the thick growth of the swamp.

Marion Francis “Frank” Rosamond (1848-1935)

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.

Marion Francis “Frank” Rosamond (1848-1935)

Francis Marion (c. 1732 – February 27, 1795[1]) 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 is known as the Swamp Fox.
The British especially hated Marion and made repeated efforts to neutralize his force, but Marion’s intelligence gathering was excellent and that of the British was poor, due to the overwhelming Patriot loyalty of the populace in the Williamsburg area.

Colonel Banastre Tarleton was sent to capture or kill Marion in November 1780; he despaired of finding the “old swamp fox”, who eluded him by travelling along swamp paths. It was Tarleton who gave Marion his nom de guerre when, after unsuccessfully pursuing Marion’s troops for over 26 miles through a swamp, he gave up and swore “[a]s for this damned old fox, the Devil himself could not catch him.”[6] Once Marion had shown his ability at guerrilla warfare, making himself a serious nuisance to the British, Gov. John Rutledge (in exile in North Carolina) commissioned him a brigadier general of state troops.

Marion was also tasked with combating groups of freed slaves working or fighting alongside the British. He received an order from the Governor of South Carolina, to execute any blacks suspected of carrying provisions or gathering intelligence for the enemy “agreeable to the laws of this State”.[7]

Benjamin meets with his former commanding officer Colonel Harry Burwell (Chris Cooper) and is given the rank of colonel to lead the local colonial militia due to his combat experience, tasked with keeping Lord Cornwallis’s (Tom Wilkinson) British regiments pinned south through guerrilla warfare. French Major Jean Villeneuve (Tchéky Karyo) helps train the militia and promises more French aid. Benjamin’s militia harass British supply lines, capture goods including some of Cornwallis’ belongings, and burn half the bridges and ferries leading to Charleston. Lord Cornwallis perceives these actions as uncivilized and blames Tavington for creating this reaction with his brutal tactics. Irritated at his lack of progress and insulted by Benjamin’s clever ploy to free some of the captured militia, Cornwallis reluctantly allows Tavington to use whatever means necessary.

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.

In the Bayeux Tapestry we see a knight carrying the gonfanon of William the Conqueror. Some say this is Eustace, but Wace in his Roman de Rou, says this is Turstin FitzRolf. Wace says Raol “famous wolf” de Toeni – the ancestor of Fair Rosamond – was the official Standard Bearer for William. Eustace and Raol are kin to William, thus they would carry the cote of arms of William and his kinsman.
Is “Son of Wolf” kin to William? All three men of the ganfanon are proven companions of William.

Bennett Rosamond was a Grand Master of the Orange Lodge who carried the gonfanon of William of Orange in parades. Bennett was the owner of the Rosamond Woolen Mill and descends from a family of weavers in Europe who belonged to weaver’s guilds.

It is alleged Eustace and Matilda commissioned the Bayeux Tapestry that Wace provides much of the history of. King Henry commissioned Wace to author ‘The Roman de Rou’. As to who made this tapestry, I suspect it was woven in Louvain, that was the weaver’s capital of Europe. Eustace and Raol are kin to the Dukes of Louvain. Gottschalk Rosemondt was a Master of Louvain College that used to be weaver’s hall. The Rosemondts were weavers in Holland and England. After the Weaver’s Revolt in Louvain, thousands of weavers left for Holland and England.

The Rosemondt cote of arms depicts a dancing wolf ‘The Duke of the Woods’. Are we kin to FitzWolf? Did my ancestors work on the Bayeux Tapestry? Consider the Sleeping Beauty Princess name Rosamond and her finger pricked with a weaving needle. Consider that Wace authored a Arthurian around William, and instruduced Excalibur and the Round Table. How about Authur’s gonfanon and Wace’s Roman de Rou that is about Rollo, a name that means “famous wolf”.

The Bayeux Tapestry is now a family legend, as is the Rougemont Templars who wore a weaver’s needle when they went on Crusade. The cross in the Rosamond cote of arms is made of a weaver’s needle. The Roman de Rou can be about the Rougemont Templars who came to own the other most famous cloth in western history, the Shroud of Turin.

Above is a painting by Waterhouse of Fair Rosamond in her maze-bower being discovered by Queen Eleanore via the red thread. Rosamond is working on a tapestry. Both women are kin to Rollo and William the Conqueror. I own this legend, this thread, that has been traced by me to the the House of Stewart, Princess Diana, and Prince William.

This ‘Son of the Wolf’ will carry my rose gonfanon into battle when I push the haters of Art into the molten sea of hell. FitzWolf will lead the Pre-Raphaelites in a new direction, and give rise to Knights of the House of Wolfen who will destroy the red state slave holders of the dead confederacy.

Last but not least, FitzWolf owned Caerleon Castle that is Camelot. It is clear Wace created a Grail legend when he took the gonfanon from Eustace (where it belonged) and put it into the hand of FitzWolf in order to ground his Norman King Arthur in real history. Raol de Toeni holds Arthur’s gonfanon for a little while, because King Henry wants to honour the ancestor of his paramour, Rosamond Clifford. This is a very ancient love story that lie hidden for 1,300 years until I asked “What is in a name?”….and looked at my Rosamond Family Tree.

Those closest to me who delighted in calling me “mad”……have had their day. The Wolf Lord has returned!

“He was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as holding as a sub-tenant, the castle of Caerleon, at the southern end of the English frontier with unconquered Wales.”

It is my hope that one day my grandson, Tyler Hunt, will find his birthright that has been denied him, and carry my quest, and my sword, Excalibur, into the future.

Jon Presco

Copyrght 2013

Almonte’s Oldest Citizen Goes To His Reward
From the Almonte Gazette
A week or two ago we announced the illness of James Rosamond, Sr., little expecting we would so soon be called upon to chronicle the news of his death which took place on Wednesday morning. The old gentleman attended the Orange gathering here on the 12th July and owing to the dampness of the day contracted a cold which was followed by an attack of bronchitis and other troubles and after the wear of so many years his constitution had not the vitality to withstand the attack of the disease and shortly after midnight the end came calmly and peacefully.
Mr. Rosamond was born near Ballinamore, County Leitrim, Ireland on the 14th Feb., 1805. His parents were Bennett and Fanny Rosamond and his father followed the three fold occupation of reed maker and linen weaver and farmer. The subject of this sketch came to Canada in 1827 with his brother. The latter died at Prescott seven or eight years ago. For about two years after coming to Canada, Mr. Rosamond lived at Ogdensburg, New York where he learned the distillery business. In 1830 he removed from New York to Carleton Place. In 1831 he was married to Margaret Wilson of Ramsay, a lady who although of naturally an amiable and retiring disposition, has proved a faithful wife and helpmate for one who has led such an active life as her husband. Some years ago Mrs. Rosamond met with an accident from which she suffered considerably for some time and which prevented her from going out much among her friends but she is still hale and hearty although beyond the allotted three score and ten years. Their marriage has been blessed with seven children, four of whom survive namely Bennett, Mary Ann (Mrs. A. Bell), William (of Cobourg), James and Rosaline (Mrs. De Hurd).
After coming to Carleton Place, Mr. Rosamond was engaged in the distilling business for about three years and then went into the sawmill and gristmill business in partnership with John McEwen. Their mill was the only one in this section of the country at that time. This partnership lasted for four years when it was dissolved and a new one formed with Messrs. R. Bell and Company. The new firm determined to extend their business and had a carding and cloth – dressmaking establishment also the only one in this part of the province. The firm rented the mills in Carleton Place from Mr. Bolton for 16 or 17 years and continued for that time in business in that village, which was then known as “Morphy’s Falls”. In the course of time Mr. Rosamond went into the spinning, weaving and manufacturing of such goods as satinettes, etoffes, etc. These enterprising early manufacturers kept constantly adding to their machinery and increasing their business and towards the close of their lease wanted to buy or rent the water power but the owner Mr. McLaren of Beckwith would do neither. Just then an employee of Mr. Rosamond came to Almonte—at that time called “Waterford”—and succeeded in forming a company known as the Ramsay Woolen Manufacturing Company. Among those who held stock in this company were John Scott and the late John Patterson who about the year 1853 or 1854 one year after the company was formed, went to California but before going, disposed of their shares in the company to Mr. Rosamond. The mill was burned shortly afterwards.
In 1856 Mr. Rosamond moved to Almonte and bought his present residence from Edward Mitcheson. After the mill was burned, a sale was called and the site—the one on which the #2 mill is built—was knocked down to the late Albert Tesky for about 90 pounds. Mr. Tesky afterwards repented of his bargain and sold the water power to Mr. Rosamond who built the #2 mill on it moving his machinery from Carleton Place to Almonte in 1857. The #2 mill was built in 1856 and additions were made to it afterwards by Messrs. Bennett and William Rosamond who put in more machinery and gradually increased its capacity. In 1861, too close applications to business beginning to tell on Mr. Rosamond’s health, he leased the business to his sons Bennett and William and afterwards sold to them. In 1860, Mr. Rosamond and his sons formed a joint stock company with capital of $100,000 to build a large mill which resulted in the erection of #3 mill. When Mr. Rosamond retired from active business he retained an interest in the #1 mill and at the time of his death was still a share holder in it. He was also fro some time in the tanning business his tannery being situated on the site of the present dye room of #1 mill. Although always widely and actively engaged in business, Mr. Rosamond did not forget his obligations as a citizen and was always ready to assume his share of public duties. He was a member of the Carleton Place School Board from 1833 until he removed to Almonte. He has been an active and useful member of the Almonte School Board for about 35 years and occupied a seat there ever since he came to town, with the exception of a year and a half (about the year 1869) when he moved to Vineland, New Jersey for the benefit of his health. He has filled the position of Justice of the Peace for the County of Lanark continuously for over a half century. He was also a life long member of the board of the Ottawa Protestant Hospital. Shortly after Mr. Rosamond took up residence in Almonte, he took an active interest in the union Sunday school which was attended by churches of all denominations. Later on he founded St. Paul’s Sunday school of which he was superintendent for over twenty years. He has always been a devoted member of the Anglican Church and was for many years church warden or lay representative to the Synod for St. Paul’s Church. He was an enthusiastic Orangeman, a strong Conservative in politics and a great admirer of the late Sir John MacDonald. Though Mr. Rosamond attained to a ripe old age he retained to a wonderful degree the use of his mental as well as physical faculties, his mind to the last being clear.
Bennett Rosamond
Bennett Rosamond was born on May 10, 1833 at Carleton Place, Ontario. At the age of 26 he joined the family business, the Victoria Woolen Mills at Almonte and in 1862 he took over the business from his father. He served on the township council, served as Reeve and was elected mayor of Almonte. He was elected as the federal Conservative member of parliament for the riding of North Lanark in 1892 and sat in the House of Commons until 1904.
Rosamond was a major employer at Almonte and voting days saw his employees turn out en masse to vote for him. As a major benefactor of the town he donated the money to build a hospital in Almonte which was named after him. He died on May 18, 1910 in England while preparing to return to Canada. Rosamond was a member of L.O.L. No. 389, located at Almonte and had served as master of the lodge. He also served as County Master of Lanark for a number of years.
Rosamond Memorial Hospital, Almonte, Ontario c. 1910

Samuel Rosamond fought the forces of Lt. Gen. Charles Lord Cornwallis who believed Ninety-Six would be crucial to control of the backcountry once the British Army moved northward out of South Carolina.

I have been called a “parasite” for lounging about at my computer recovering lost family history all day. Surely I am redeemable – even though I am defending the President of the United States from political Liars and Traitors For Jesus, a pack of nobodies who borrow my history so they will be noticed – for doing nothing but lie all day!

Above is the marker for the Battle of Kettle Creek against those loyal to Cornwallis and his king – whose kinsfolk were devout Christians who fought as Protestants the Papal army at White Mountain – and lost! This caused the Huguenots to flee to all parts of the world. Surely Jesus was on the side of these brave men who fought for religious freedom long before Samuel Rosamond helped found MY Democracy! Mine – not Jesus’!
Jon the True Patriot
The American Revolution in South Carolina

Above is the Rosamond cote of arms that has a cross made of a weavers needle on a mount with two flowers. You can not have a cross in your cote of arms unless your kindred went on crusade. Did the Lords of Rougemont and Florimont go on Crusade? I believe they went as Knights Templar.

The Rosamond family were weavers for countless generations. Surely we took interest in the story of Sleeping Beauty. Perhaps, it is a family yarn whose woof and weave connects us to the bloodline of the Swan Knight? Hans Ulrich Rosemond was a weaver. Ulrich means “wolf ruler’, and Hans is John.

A month into World War Two, German troops entered the city of Louvain and utterly destroyed it because freedom fighter were allegedly sniping at the Kaizer’s men. Atrocities were committed. Nuns were stripped naked in search of weapons. Citizens were herded off to concecration camps. Louvain College was burned to the ground along with four Art Colleges. One of them was the Falcon Art College of which my ancestor Godeschald Rosemondt was the Master. Was his artwork lost in the flames?

Above is a photo of Rosemondt’s book that he signs with a Rose and Mont. There is a Habsburg cote of arms and a emplem for the Falcon College. The Rosemondts were members of the Swan Brethren who wore a pen of a closed rose surrounded by thorns.

Here is the story of the Sleeping Beauty Princess named Rosamond and a beautiful city full of Artists and Thinkers that is destroyed because of the Kulturekumpf (cutlure war) The Kaizer is waging against Catholics. Louvain is a famous Cathlic University that was established in a Weaver’s Hall donated by another Godeschalk Rosemondt. Losing a Weaver’s Rebellion, many weaver families fled to England.

I just found out about the destruction of Louvain this morning. I believe much of the Rosemondt Family history was lost. I believe I was born to raise it from the ashes. I am The Rose of the World.

The cote of arms of Louvain depicts a open book with empty pages. Consider the Faun showing Ofelia the book of the Crossroads – the Rose Crossroads. The Louvain atrocity preceeds the atrocities of Franco against the Freedom Fighters of Spain, and the Jews of Germany. Louvain was a portal into the future, a bell that sounded a warning.

A Seer said I go each knight to a place the Rosicrucians discovered called ‘The Catherdral of the Souls’ where I have a reserved seat at a great wooden table. There is a hood figure standing behind because I am……..The One.

Awake and rise my dear Roses! Arise!

John Ulirch Rosemond

Copyright 2012

Peter Rosemond further reported
information from the Records Office in Basle that “before Basle the
family resided in Holland up to 1338, and it is said they descended
from the estate Rosemont, near Belfort, in France, where also the
village Rougemont is found.” A family coat-of-arms was registered
in Basle about 1537 when the first Hans became a resident there. A
reproduction of this coat-of-arms in the writer’s possession shows a
weaver’s crook conspicuously, and it will be remembered that in
Ireland our people were linen weavers and farmers, and that Edward,
the elder, was a weaver in this country. Peter Rosemond had seen in
print the letters from Erasmus to Gotschalk Rosemondt. He noticed
that a seal used by a Rosemont in Holland, bearing a jumping fox,
was like an emblem he had noticed in a wall of the house Rebleuten-
Zunft in Basle. This seal dated back to 1430, whereas the coat-of-
arms above mentioned dates from 1534, it seems.

” This James (or Jacob, for these names were once interchangeable) was the son of Hans Ulrich Rosemond, born 1623, a weaver; who was a son of Hans, a weaver, born
1581; who was a son of Fred Rosemond, born 1552, a weaver, member of town council and a local captain; who was the son of another Hans whose date of birth is not known, but he too, was a weaver and became a citizen of Basle in 1534. His father was Erhart de Rougemont who bought in 1495 “the house called Rebleuten-Zunft in Basle in the
Freistrasse.’ Peter Rosemond further reported information from the Records Office in Basle that “before Basle the family resided in Holland up to 1338, and it is said they descended from the estate Rosemont, near Belfort, in France, where also the village Rougemont is found.”

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    The Pope visited Canada. The Rosamond family – would have protested!

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