posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 04:17 AM
Genealogy and history often go hand in hand. I have suspected the Templar's were major players for a long time, mainly through and because of my
interest and research in genealogy.
I will use only one Templar Knight and show bloodline connection to many of the powerful, the wealthy, and those closest to the Kings of the day:
Robert De ROS of Furfan (Sir Knight)
Born: ABT 1177
Died: BEF 23 Dec 1226/7
Buried: 1227, Temple Church, London, London, England
Notes: Magna Charta Surety, 1215, Knight Templar, was born in 1177. When only 15 years of age he had paid a thousand marks' fine for livery of his
lands. In 1197, when aged twenty years and while with the King of Normandy, he was arrested. He was committed to the custody of Hugh de Spiney who
allowed him to escape out of the Castle of Bonville. King Richard thereupon hanged de Spiney and collected a fine of twelve hundred marks, about eight
hundred pounds, from Ros's guardian as the price of his continued freedom. When John become King, he gave young Ros the whole Barony of his great
grandmother's father, Walter d'Espec, as conciliation. ABT the 14th year of King John's reign, Robert assumed the habit of a monk, whereupon the
custody of all his lands and Castle Werke, were committed to Phillip d'Ulcote. However, Robert did not continue long as a recluse, as in about a year
he was executing the office of high sheriff of county Cumberland. At the beginning of the struggle of the Barons for constitutional government, he at
first sided with King John and, in consequence, obtained some valuable grants from the Crown. He was made governor of Carlisle, but was later won over
by the Barons. He returned to his allegience in the reign of Henry III and in 1217/8 his manors were restored to him. Although he was a witness to the
second Great Charter and the forest Charter of 1224, he seems to have been in favor with the King. Ros erected the Castles of Hemsley, or Hamlake, in
Yorkshire, and of Werke, in Northumberland. He was a member of the Order of Knights Templar. He did in 1226/7 and was buried "in his proper habit"
in the Knights' Church, or the New Temple in London, where his tomb may be seen.
this man married Isabel of Scotland, daughter of William the Lion of Scotland (interesting history there as well)
He had 3 children with her. In the following generations many of the males were Knights intermarrying with other noble families of Vaux, Badlemere,
Audley, Stafford, Clare, Arundel, Percy, Plantagenet, and other powerful families. Add to this all the females marrying into other powerful noble
families.... many of them Knights of other names besides Templar as in Knight of Order of the Garter, Order of the Bath, King's Champions and so it
If you know a bit about history you will find the above families whether associated or rivals were all powerful and bearing title of Lord, Baron,
Earl, Sheriff, members of Privy Council, Yeoman of the Guard, Warder of the Tower, Master of the Horse etc etc etc
You can also find connections to occult bloodlines, however many if not most of said descendents bore surnames that hid the family origins.
So goes the ancestry of ONLY ONE Templar knight.
His descendents can be found on both sides of most conflicts through the ages in England as well as prominent families in colonial America, such as
Meriweather Lewis. Colonial names like Lewis, Carver, Rush, Reade, Skinner, Drake, Washington, Warner and more all share this common ancestor.
Could it REALLY be JUST a coincidence you can also find all these historical colonial names in powerful positions in many previous generations of
England which were completely UNRELATED to Templar Knight Ros in his lifetime?