I Own The Rose Grail

Bonds With Angels

by

John Presco

Copyright 2020

Yesterday, around 3:30 P.M. my friend, Casey Farrell made a declaration;

“You found the Grail!”

I had laid out the betrayal of my daughter that I declared was my Mordred, her mother, Morgana, a goddess witch who stole my daughter, Heather, with device of her womb – and hand this innocent baby over to a famous criminal and con-artist, who could not sire a child, which caused his Sicilian mother to suspect the Hanson family had a evil spell put on it – that was not lifted with the birth of Heather Marie Delpiano. You can’t make this up, yet the Family Fable continues with the testimony of the third ghost writer, Julie Lynch, who claims Rosamond’s kindergarten teacher attested to how brilliant of an artist my sister was at an early age. The name and age of this school teacher – is not given! Why? Perhaps she was my teacher, I being a year older. She had to be close to ninety when she was found. How she was found – is the real story!

Why are there so many authurs telling the story of how a woman became the hightest earning artist of her – age! Only the Arturian Legends have more authors. There is a movie script. The Rush to own THE ROSE OF THE WORLD – has been going on for many years. Last night I found a rose in the middle of The Round Table. I found the stalls of the Grail Knights in Saint George Chapel where meet the Knights of the Garter. I was searching for the name of the Knight that lay in repose – feet away from my alleged Grandfather, William Wilson, the father of John Wilson, who was born at Windsor Castle. Why was Rosamond’s autobiography disapeared? Answer:

THE CONSPIRATORS were going after a movie made from Snyder’s lying bio that would shut THE HEIRS out in the cold. Not both heirs, but THE ADULT HEIR. My niece Shannon Sidle, who calls herself SHANNON ROSAMOND. was attacked at the start by Vicki Presco and her son, Shamus Dundon.

Just now I decided to put my Grail Revelations under the title of the self-help book I began in 1992 two years before my sister, Christine Rosamond Benton, drowned under mysterious circumstances. She had not gone to Rocky Point with her eight year old daughter, Drew Benton, to look at tide-pool creatures. A party was planned to celebrate Christine’s first sober birthday, in Alcoholics Anonymous. This is key, because Jesus performs a ritual with A CUP when he judges the woman accused of adultery. I alone figured out what JESUS WROTE IN THE DUST, because it WAS my destiny to find the Holy Grail. I have found it…with the help of MY ANGEL. alas I saw, what is in a name. BONDS -JAMES BOND! My character, Victoria Bond was on THE TRAIL OF THE GRAIL.

I am kin to Ian Fleming via Elizabeth ROSAMOND Taylor who I have proven is my cousin. Because of the lies and treachery of my other kin, that was sanctioned by the law firm of Robert Brevoort Buck, I present my Grail Story to Andrew Getty, the son of Christopher Wilding and Aileen Getty. Christopher Wilding is the son of a ROSE OF THE WORLD. His mother is Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor.

In being shown this Grail Linage, I found Thomas Wilson who I announced in this blog was MY CANDIDATE for the author of Shakespeare’s work. This Rose Line showed that I am kin to this Bard via the Webb family who were Puritans who came to America. I put forth a theory that many Puritans were Masters of Rhetoric! This person who is erasing My Rose Line – read my theory – and wants to claim it…along with a Bohemian Kingdom. He knows I am sitting on – A GOLD MINE! He wants to book tours, which is what I will be doing, now that MY STUDY IS PROTECTED by the Getty Foundation whom I will give MY GRAIL to go with a MOUND OF ART the Buck Foundation is DEVOID OF. Buck had their chance with my sister – and destroyed my natal rose linage. Robert Buck put it in the hands of non-artists, non-poets, non-thinkers, non- scholars and un-humans who too delight in mentally torturing me and UN-BORNING ME because they knew that was the only way they could own THE CREATIVE LEGACY I began! I was Rosamond’s teacher – and inspiration! Why this can’t be said, and put in writing, is what ELECTS ME, as THE PARSIFAL OF THE GRAIL – and THE PENDRAGON of Rougemont!

I am the only Grail writer who ever filed a Grail Claim in a Probate. It sit in the Superior Court of Monterey. My claim was taken seriously – but not that seriously. There exist a LEGAL SEAL that anoints me. If Robert Brevoort Buck and his partner, Syney Morris, had done as I asked – and worked with me – then the Buck Foundation, and Alcohol Justice would be the replicant of….THE HOLY GRAIL! I gave them SEVEN CHANCES! Consider The Seventh Seal.

I will now e contacting producers of shows on Grail Subjects. I want to be filmed as I reveal THE SECRET OF THE GRAIL. Why is my tenth grandfather buried next to this reclining Knight of The Garter? Was he a Garter Knight? Queen Elizabeth will be buried next to William Wilson. How about The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? How about Harry – and his wife – Meghan? I suspect the falling out between the son of Princess Diana ‘England’s Rose’ was about present Knights of the Garter did not want a black woman interred in the Chapel of White Knights. This is – SACRED GROUND. Did Harry trying to explain this to Meghan – after he informed her he would take his place of honor? There is A ROSE in the center of The Round Table. What be – that rose! What is in a name?

For the reason I might get the coronavirus and die, and because I have many enemies in this world, I give the name LANCELOT to the Knight of Saint George. Last night, I found the Grail Author, ULRICH VON ZATZIGHOVEN, who allegedly gave Hugh de Morville his Lancelot story. Morville was one of the three men who murdered Beckett. I have long wondered if Beckett and King Henry were on The Trail of the Holy Grail.

When I was in a yahoogroup with Grail authors in 1997 – 2002, I read their claims that the Holy Grail was in England, and the Knight’s Templar were the Grail Guardian. I argued with Ian Sinclair about Roseland Chapel being built by Templar Masons. In studying the name ULRICH DE ROUGEMONT that the Rosamond Family genealogist had traced to Bern Switzerland, I found Rougemont Castle and the Order of Saint George de Rougement. Then I found the Rougemont Templars who I proved owned the Shroud of Turin. I am of the opinion that The Rougemont Templars – searched for the Holy Grail in Israel. They may have found it. I suspect the owned The Grail Genesis.

On this day I found a new order of Saint George of the Dragon Master, and bid The Duke and Duchess of Sussex became royal representatives. I would like them to be The Sovereigns of the Prussian Kingdom of California which is being devastated by a plague, which did come to England when King Edward was setting up his version of The Knights of the Garter. To have Lancelot play such a important role in the story of Camelot, suggests Queen Guinevere may have been torn between two kingdoms, and did go with Lancelot to his Kingdom near Bern. This is to say Guinevere went for the real deal and not the facsimile. I descend from the Real Rose McCoys. There were two round tables with two different rose at the center.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

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Ulrich von Zatzikhoven composed his Middle High German version of the LANCELOT romance, the Lanzelet, after 1194 or 1195. He seems to have been closely connected with the imperial court of the Hohenstaufen. According to linguistic evidence, Ulrich originated in southwest Germany and based his German translation, as he states, on Huc of Morville’s Lanzelete, which does not exist today and which is not identical with CHRÉTIEN DE TROYES’s LANCELOT. Ulrich claims that he did not alter his source at all when he translated it into Middle High German, but there are clear signs of influence from Chrétiens’s and HARTMANN VON AUE’s Erec and Yvain (Iwein) and WOLFRAM VON ESCHENBACH’s PARZIVAL.

S. burnt in 1870), Ulrich’s posterity remembered him with great respect. In the Manessische Liederhandschrift (ms. C), the fictionalized portrait of Waltram von Gresten shows the latter and his lady reading Ulrich’s Lanzelet. The romance deals with a young prince whom a mermaid kidnaps and raises in her fairyland.When he is 15, he wants to become a knight and learn his name. This will be revealed to him, however, only once he has defeated Iweret von Belforet.Many of the subsequent events bear great similarity to those experienced by Parzival in Wolfram’s romance, except that Lanzelet participates in a grand tournament and wins the prize.He rejects King ARTHUR’s invitation to his court, however, because he does not know his own name. Only once he has learned his identity does he travel to Arthur, but many battles and serious conflicts erupt, which Lanzelet overcomes all the time. At one point he is made prisoner, but can escape with the help ofWalwein, Tristant, Erec, and Karjet. Subsequently a mighty sorcerer has to be defeated, and finally the triumphant protagonist can assume the government of his inherited kingdom.

Ulrich’s name and his place of origin (Zezikon in Switzerland) are only known definitively from the work itself. However, it is generally accepted that Ulrich is the same person as a lay priest (“Leutpriester”) from Lommis in the canton of Thurgau by the name of Uolricus de Cecinchoven, who occurs as a witness to a deed of gift dated March 29, 1214, executed by the family of the Counts of Toggenburg in favor of the monastery of St. Peterzell.

Hugh de Morville and three other of King Henry II’s knights, Reginald FitzurseWilliam de Tracy, and Richard le Breton (or de Brito), plotted Thomas Becket‘s murder after interpreting the king’s angry words (supposedly “What miserable drones and traitors have I nourished and brought up in my household, who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric?”) as a command. They assassinated the archbishop in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170. After Henry advised them to flee to Scotland, they subsequently took refuge in de Morville’s Knaresborough Castle.

I am looking for descendants of Philip Rosemond and Moses Morton Rosemond
who lived in Guernsey County, OH in the mid-1800s. This family descended
from a James Rosemond who lived in County Leitrim, Ireland in the early
1700s. Other members of this same family settled in Lanark, Ontario, Canada.
The southern Rosamond family is also said to be descended from this same
family, as are the Rosamond families in Australia and New Zealand. I am
trying to tie all the branches of the family together. The information on
the family in Guernsey County, OH is shown below. I’d appreciate hearing
from anyone who has any information regarding this family.
The reference for the earlier generations of this family is the booklet “The
History of the Rosemond Family” by Leland Eugene Rosemond, 1939.
Thanks.
Descendants of Moses Morton Rosemond
Generation No. 1
1. MOSES MORTON11 ROSEMOND (PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8, UNKNOWN7, JAMES
“JACOB?”6, HANS ULRICH5, HANS4, FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE ROUGEMONT)1,2,3,4

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Rougemont Templars of Til-chatel

Posted on July 19, 2016by Royal Rosamond Press

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Rougemont Family Templars Worshipped at Fontenotte and owned the Shroud of Turin.


In January 1344 Edward III held the ‘The Round table Tournament’ at Windsor, where the King and 19 Knights fought all comers for 3 days. Edward III announced the founding of a round table to number 300 Knights, with blue robes, St George as their Patron. The Scala Chronica and Froissart give the date of the founding of the order of the garter as 1344, but this is probably his intention to create an Arthurian order such as that of King Alfonso of Castile, Spain who founded an orer of the band in 1330 based on the Arthurian legend.At a feast on St Georges day 23rd April 1348 Edward III announced that the order would consist of a smaller and more select number of knights. The Order, consisting of the King and Prince Edward each leading a team of twelve knights, making twenty six in total, was intended by Edward III to be reserved as the highest reward for loyalty and for military merit. The number of knights in the order fitted the number of the round table constructed at Winchester, and was probably the number of Jousting teams of the time. New appointments to the Order of the Garter were made as knights died.The founder-knights had all served in the French campaigns of the time, including the battle of Crécy, three were foreigners who had previously sworn allegiance to the English king, four of the knights were under the age of 20 and few were much over the age of 30. In the stalls at St Georges chapel Windsor, they would pray with each other in teams as at the jousts. Later in the year of 1348, the Black Death was to reach Englands shores

That’s because Prince Harry is not yet a Knight of the Order of the Garter (and neither is Meghan). As royal expert Marlene Koenig explained to Harper’s Bazaar, “The Duke of Sussex is not a Knight of the Garter and will probably not be invested until his father is King.”

She continued, “the Duchess of Sussex has never attended and will probably not attend until Harry is named.”

Typically, royals are not appointed to the Order until they are in their 40s. For example, Princess Anne was appointed in 1994, and Prince Edward and Prince Andrew were appointed in 2006. But in 2008, Prince William was invested as the 1,000th Knight, when he was just 25-years-old, likely a nod to his future role as king.

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The patron saint of the Order is St George (patron saint of soldiers and also of England)  and if there are vacancies in the Order, appointments are announced on St George’s Day (23 April). The spiritual home of the Order is St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Every knight is required to display a banner of his arms in the Chapel, together with a helmet, crest and sword and an enamelled stallplate.

These ‘achievements’ are taken down on the knight’s death and the insignia are returned to the Sovereign. The stallplates remain as a memorial and these now form one of the finest collections of heraldry in the world.

Today, the Order includes the Queen, who is Sovereign of the Garter, several senior Members of the Royal Family, and twenty-four knights chosen in recognition of their work. Knights of the Garter are chosen personally by the Sovereign to honour those who have held public office, who have contributed in a particular way to national life or who have served the Sovereign personally. These have included Marshal of the RAF, Lord Stirrup, and former Prime Ministers Sir John Major and Sir Winston Churchill.

Motto: Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shame on him who thinks this evil)

Chapel: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor

Ranks: Knight or Lady

Post-nominals: KG or LG

Founded: 1348

Garter Day

The annual iconic Garter Day procession, where The Queen and the Knights process in grand velvet robes, glistening insignia and plumed hats, is one of the most traditional ceremonies in the Queen’s calendar. 

Every June, a grand procession of the knights takes place at Windsor Castle, accompanied by a marching band and Officers of the Order, all in grand ceremonial dress.

The day begins with The Queen formally investing any new Companions with the Order’s insignia in the Throne Room of the Castle. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh entertain the members and officers at a lunch, and then all process on foot to a service in St. George’s Chapel. There is a short service where any new Companions are installed. The Sovereign and other members of the Order then return to the Upper Ward of the castle in carriages and cars.

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History

Origin (1390)

The Noble Brotherhood of Saint George of Burgundy was created in 1390 by Phillibert de Mollans in Franche-Comte (Burgundy) to honor the relics of Saint-George that he had brought back from the Holy Land. Phillibert de Mollans was squire to Philip II “the Bold”, the Duke of Burgundy. It is helpful to examine the development of the Order in the context of geopolitical and historical developments of the day including that of other great Orders of the time. Burgundy at the time was a fiercely independent kingdom and as such had an ambiguous relationship with France.

The History and Legend of St George

In 1348, George was adopted by Edward III as principal Patron of his new order of chivalry, the Knights of the Garter. St George is the patron saint of England and among the most famous of Christian figures although little is known of the man himself.  Early writings, in 322 AD, tell of a soldier of noble birth who was put to death under Diocletian at Nicomedia on 23 April, 303.  However, no mention was made of his name, country or indeed his place of burial. It is thought George was in the Roman army and held the rank of tribune and was eventually beheaded by Diocletian for protesting against the Emperor’s persecution of Christians. George rapidly became venerated throughout Christendom as an example of bravery in defense of the poor and the defenseless and of the Christian faith.

The Acts of St George, which recounted his visits to Glastonbury, while on service in England were translated into Anglo-Saxon.  George was subsequently adopted as the patron saint of soldiers after he was said to have appeared to the Crusader army in 1098 at the Siege of Antioch, and won a great victory. It was told how George had appeared to Richard the Lionheart during his Crusade against the Saracens and was to serve as a great encouragement to his troops.  He became the great “knight in shining armour” to which every young soldier aspired. His legendary tales of heroism were gradually transferred from Palestine by the returning armies through Europe, across to England.

Many similar stories were transmitted to the West by Crusaders who had in turn had heard them from troops in the Byzantine army.  Subsequently, these stories were further circulated by the troubadours. In 1191- 92 when King Richard 1 was campaigning in Palestine he put his army under the protection of the banner of St George. This banner, which depicts the red cross of a martyr on a white background, was to become the flag of England and also the White Ensign of the Royal Navy. During Edward 111’s campaigns in France in 1345- 49, pennants bearing the red cross on a white background were ordered for the king’s ship and uniforms in the same style for the men at arms.

The virtues associated with St George and indeed the chivalry of the knights of St. George of Burgundy, such as courage, honour and fortitude in defense of the Christian faith, remain as important as ever. St George is also venerated in the Church of England, by the Orthodox churches, the Churches of the Near East and by Ethiopia. The supposed tomb of St George can be found at Lod near Tel-Aviv and in a convent in Cairo there are personal objects that are believed to have belonged to George.

There are several stories that are associated with Saint George; perhaps most famously, the ‘Golden Legend’ in which a dragon lived in a lake near Silena, Libya. Although whole armies had gone up against this fierce dragon, all were defeated. The villagers pacified the creature by feeding it two sheep each day, however when mutton was scarce lots were drawn in local villages, and maidens were now to be substituted for the sheep. When St George heard about the plight of the villagers and that a princess was to be eaten, he crossed himself, rode to battle against the beast and killed it with a single blow of his lance. George then held a magnificent sermon and converted all the villagers.  He was then given a large reward by the grateful King which George swiftly distributed to the poor, before riding away.

St George is venerated as the patron saint in a large number of places today, including Aragon, Catalonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, Germany and Greece, Moscow, Istanbul, Genoa and Venice where St George is second to St Mark.

Early Burgundy:

The sixth century kingdom of Burgundy was one of the earliest Christian Gallic states but, based at Arles, had little connection with the Capetian duchy established in the fourteenth century, other than its name. In the early ninth century an artificial Burgundian kingdom was created, following the death of the Emperor Charlemagne, to provide a suitable inheritance for his youngest son. This was short lived and, by the middle of the century, it had been divided into what are now generally known as Provence, the Franche-Comté (or County of Burgundy, attached initially to the Crown of Lotharingia but later an immediate fief of the Empire), and the Duchy of Burgundy, which became a fief of the French Crown. This last, with its capital at Dijon, was given by King Robert I of France to his third son Robert before 1043. With the death of the latter’s last male descendant in the male line, Philip I, Duke of Burgundy, in 1361, it returned as a fief to the Crown.

The Duchy, with all that it possessed in the County of Burgundy, was then granted as a Duché-Pairie (Duchy-Peerage – the premier Peerage of France) by John I, King of France, to his fourth son Philip of France and his heirs and successors 6 September 1363. These required that, like all peerages, it revert to the Crown in the event of the failure of heirs. This donation was confirmed the following year by Duke Philip II’s elder brother, now King as Charles V, 2 June 1364;  denying the pretensions to the title of Philip, Duke of Orléans.

In 1369 the new Duke concentrated his power by marrying Marguerite, Countess of Flanders and Artois, the widow of the preceding Duke of Burgundy. She not only brought him these two wealthy Counties, but gave him the opportunity to successfully claim the Imperial County of Burgundy (Franche-Comté).

Duke Philip II (the Bold) died in 1404, and was succeeded by his eldest son, John.

Duke John further consolidated the Burgundian estates, obtaining control of most of the Netherlands, then the wealthiest lands in northern Europe. Assassinated in 1419, he was succeeded by his only son, Duke Philip III the Good. By 1430 Philip was not only Duke of Burgundy and Premier Peer of France, but also Sovereign Duke of Brabant, Lotharingia, and Limburg (acquiring Luxembourg in 1443), Count of Flanders and Peer of France, Count of Artois, Burgundy (Franche-Comté), Hainaut, Holland, Zeeland, Namur and Charolais, Marquess of the Holy Roman Empire, Lord of Frieseland, etc, and wealthier than any contemporary European Monarch.

The Confraternity (1430-1484)

Philip “the Good”, in imitation of the neo-Arthurian Order of his sometime ally the King of England (Order of the Garter, founded by Edward III in 1348 – an order to which Philip II was elected in 1422), and to revive the chivalric traditions that he admired, founded the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1430. Like the Garter, it too was restricted to 24 Knights predominantly sovereigns and princes. Philippe the Good authorized the Brotherhood of St George to wear its decoration, an image in gold of the Saint riding on horseback, killing the dragon with a spear, suspended to a red ruban identical to the one of the Golden Fleece.

In response to the dissatisfaction of the feudal lords who were not admitted, William of Vienna (the first recipient of the Golden Fleece) created another order of St George with the agreement of the Duke. During the subsequent years of wars and unification of the duchy to the crown of France, this second order of St Georges was destroyed with the demise of Charles I around 1477 and the surviving members incorporated into the earlier Brotherhood of St Georges of Burgundy.  At least two members of St George were also known members of the Golden Fleece; Guillaume de Vienne and Pierre de Bauffremont

The Governor of the Confraternity around 1435 chose to begin the annual tradition of gathering Knights to honour the relics of St George in a chapel that he owned close to the city of Rougemont on April 23, St George’s day (as does the Order of the Garter gather on April 23rd, at St George’s chapel in Windsor Castle).

It is known that members of the Confraternity were required sixteen quarters of nobility – ten on the father’s side; to be from “Franche-Comte?”, and at least sixteen years old.  A donation of 300 livre was also required. The Governor General was elected for life by the Knights. The other officers were a Prelat, a Chancelor, a Treasurer and two secretaries.

Although the Dukes of Burgundy had supported the English in their war with France and Philip “the Good” himself had coveted the French Crown, the Duke was reconciled with his cousin in 1435 and paid homage for his Duchy-Peerage of Burgundy at the coronation of Louis XI in 1461.  In 1477 Philip’s granddaughter Mary married the Holy Roman Emperor Maxmilian I (Hapsburg) who gained Franche Comte as a result.

The Equestrian Order (1485-1788)

At the request of Philip “the Good” the Confraternity in 1485 was made Canonically into an Equestrian Order, approved by Pope Innocent VIII.

Throughout its history, the Order had benefited from Royal prerogatives and members of notable profile included Cardinal Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, the right hand man of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and one of the most influential diplomats and churchman of the 16th century.  As a man of humble non-noble birth, his membership in the Order – despite strict prerequisites – demonstrates that the Order had the good sense to value the merit of outstanding personal achievement and character.

In 1648, the Order established itself in Besancon, the capital of Franche-Comte, rather than at Dole, then the capital of Burgundy as the Knights aligned themselves in political opposition to the parliament in Dole. The basis for this is thought to be a natural opposition between the knights, composed of “nobles de l’epee” (nobles of the sword), the very old nobility descended from feudal lords or even earlier, and the parliament, composed of the “noblesse de robe” (nobility of dress), the enriched commoners that achieved nobility through political office or bought patent-letters. However, it is also thought that political or economic interests played as much a part of this as pure class strife.

A room was dedicated to the Order in the Tower of Montmartin.  Knights of St George were the only nobles of the city to benefit of this privilege. The Confraternity also gathered often at Vesoul and on April 23rd 1661 at Salin. Subsequently, meetings were held again in Besancon at the covent of the Grand Carmes, founded by a noble knight Jean de Vienne.

After the French conquest in 1668 and the annexion of Franche-Comte to France, with the treaty of Nijmegan in 1678, Louis XIV chose to tolerate the knights of the Order, despite their resistance to the invaders. The King authorized the knights to wear their medal of St George suspended to a blue moir? (watered) ruban, identical to the Order of the Holy Spirit created by the French crown to rival the Burgundian order of the Golden Fleece; this in order to gain the support of the nobility of those territories. 

Louis XV and Louis XVI maintained the same privileges even gave their own Portrait to the Order with the mention “Given by the King to the Knights of St George”. The portraits decorated the room of the covent of the Grands Carmes along with the portrait of Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Conde, who occupied an important place in the French court, where he was Chief of the House of the King. He was also Governor of Burgundy and a general in the French army. Unfortunately the room was destroyed during the Revolution.

The Order’s Coat of Arms was registered in 1696. New Statutes were written during the general assembly of the 25th of April 1768.

From the French Revolution to the Abolition (1789-1824)

The Revolution and Napoleonic wars virtually wiped out the Order; only 25 members remained in 1814. In 1816, at the end of the war, the survivors gathered under the control of a Colonel of the Dragoons, Charles-Emmanuel, Marquis of Saint-Maurice (1735-1839), Baron de Chatenois et de la Villeneuve, comte de Saulx et Genevrey, then Marshal of the armies of the King and Inspector General of the National Guard.

The statutes written on the 25th of April 1768 are changed and new knights are made for a total of 78 in 1817, the last investiture ceremony.

Thereafter, all orders of chivalry from the Ancien Regime were abolished by a decree from King Louis XVIII on the 16th of April 1824, and the Order was forbidden to wear the insignia of the Order. The last knight was the Marquis Jouffroy d’Abbans who died in 1869.

The Confraternity of the Knights of Saint George of Burgundy (1825~Present)

Throughout the 19th and 20th century, the Order had lapses in periods of warfare and geopolitical instability, but through the effort of dedicated individuals such as the new Governor General, H.E. Louis-Francois Saumon, elected in June 2004, the Confraternity has renewed its sense of mission and place in history. 

The Governor General has established an international network of delegates, the efforts of which are supported by many prelates of the Catholic Church including two Bishops. The Confraternity has further been registered as a Faithful Association in Italy accordingly to Canonic Law.

The rich history of the Order of St George continues to motivate men and women to who share these values of chivalry throughout the world with regular events held in Italy, Germany, France, Japan and other locations. It has survived, as it originated, as a private association of gentlemen of good will – a Confraternity; a Brotherhood.

Sources:

* Le Vicaire Générale pour l’Italie: Mr. Stefano SCARCELLA PRANDSTALLER.
* Jürgens G. , « Storia dell’Ordine equestre di San Giorgio di Borgogna » , Rome, 1935.
* Thiou É . , « La noble Confrérie des Chevaliers de Saint-Georges au comté de Bourgogne ».
* Uyttenhove J., « Ordre souverain de Saint Georges de Bourgogne », Gent, 1960.
* Le Vicaire Générale pour l’Italie: Le Comte Stefano SCARCELLA PRANDSTALLER.
* http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/Provinces/Franche-Comte.shtml

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