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At their peak, the Order of the Knights Templar (sometimes known as Temple Knights) had around 20,000 members. The legends surrounding their exploits may or may not be real (see below) but the men certainly were. This project is being created to give recognition to our ancestors, considered to be among the bravest of knights, Knights Templar.

The secrecy around the powerful medieval Order of the Knights Templar, and the speed with which they disappeared over the space of a few years, has led to Knights Templar legends. These range from rumors about their association with the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant, to questions about their association with the Freemasons, to searches for a lost treasure. Speculation about the Templars has increased because of references to them in bestselling books such as The Da Vinci Code and films such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and National Treasure (film). Legends surround the location of the Templars' first headquarters on the Temple Mount, which had been assigned to them by King Baldwin II of Jerusalem. They were in operation there for 75 years.

The Temple Mount is sacred ground to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and is the location of the ruins of Solomon's Temple, and the ancient resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Pseudo-historical books such as The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail claim that the Templars discovered documents hidden in the ruins of the Temple, "proving" that Jesus survived the Crucifixion or possibly "proving" Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and had children by her. Indeed, the supposition that the Templars must have found something under the Temple Mount lies at the heart of most Templar legends and pseudo-historical theories. There is no physical or documentary evidence, however, to support such a supposition. It is true that they are documented as having carried a piece of the True Cross into some battles, but this was likely a portion of a timber that was discovered during the 4th century by Saint Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine.The recent discovery of the Chinon Parchment in the Vatican Archives appears to absolve the Templars from charges of heresy that were levied on them at the time of their suppression on Friday, October 13, 1307, and by which they have been labeled in the centuries since. Copies of this document were published in 2004, and made available online. copied from Wikipedia

Note

Please do not confuse the modern Masonic organization known and Knights Templar with this project. The modern Templars have there own project Knights Templar (Modern), A Masonic Order. This project is for medieval knights. The other project is for men born after 1700.

Resources:

List of Grand Masters

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Masters_of_the_Knights_Templar

Arms | Name | Time in office

  1. Hugues de Payens 1118-1136
  2. Armoiries Robert de Craon.svg Robert de Craon 1136-1147
  3. Armoiries Evrard des Barres.svg Everard des Barres 1147-1149
  4. Armoiries Bernard de Tramelay.svg Bernard de Tremelay † 1149-1153
  5. Armoiries André de Montbard.svg André de Montbard 1153-1156
  6. Armoiries Bertrand de Blanquefort.svg Bertrand de Blanchefort 1156-1169
  7. Armoiries Philippe de Milly.svg Philippe de Milly 1169-1171
  8. Armoiries Eudes de Saint-Amand.svg Odo de St Amand (P.O.W.) 1171-1179
  9. Armoiries Arnaud de Toroge.svg Arnold of Torroja 1181-1184
  10. Armoiries Gérard de Ridefort.svg Gerard de Ridefort † 1185-1189
  11. Armoiries Robert de Sablé.svg Robert de Sablé 1191-1193
  12. Armoiries Gilbert Hérail.svg Gilbert Horal 1193-1200
  13. Armoiries Philippe du Plaissis.svg Phillipe de Plessis 1201-1208
  14. Armoiries Guillaume de Chartres.svg Guillaume de Chartres 1209-1219
  15. Armoiries Pierre de Montaigu.svg Pedro de Montaigu 1218-1232
  16. Armoiries Armand de Périgord.svg Armand de Périgord (P.O.W.) 1232-1244
  17. Richard de Bures (Disputed) 1244/5-1247 [1]
  18. Armoiries Guillaume de Saunhac.svg Guillaume de Sonnac † 1247-1250
  19. Armoiries Renaud de Vichiers.svg Renaud de Vichiers 1250-1256
  20. Armoiries Thomas Bérard.svg Thomas Bérard 1256-1273
  21. Armoiries Guillaume de Beaujeu.svg Guillaume de Beaujeu † 1273-1291
  22. Armoiries Thibaud Gaudin.svg Thibaud Gaudin 1291-1292
  23. Armoiries Jacques de Molay.svg Jacques de Molay 1292-1314

Early members

  • Hugues de Payens
  • Godfrey de Saint-Omer
  • Hugues de Champagne
  • Boleslavus Soltan
  • Fulk V, Count of Anjou[1], occurs 1119, 1120 or 1121

List by country

England

  • * Robert of St Albans (d. 1187), converted to Islam and married Saladin's niece, according to Roger of Howden[2]
  • * Sir Ralph St. Leger (1186–1202)
  • * Sir Ralph St. Leger served with his father
  • * Sir Roger St. Leger, Master Templar 1216
  • * Sir Hugh de Paduinan (1187–1209)
  • * Richard Mallebeench
  • * Geoffrey son of Stephen, occurs 1180/1185
  • * Gilbert of Hogestan, caught stealing money from the Saladin tithe, 1188
  • * Sir William Back, 1190(Served with sons William, Rafe Died 1192)
  • * Thomas Berard,~1200
  • * Sir Steven Delorme,~1203
  • * Aymeric de St. Maur, occurs 1200, 1205, 1216.He died abroad.
  • * Sir William de Harcourt, 1216. Fought at Siege of Damietta.
  • * Alan Marcell, occurs 1220 and 1228
  • * Amberaldus, occurs 1229
  • * Robert Mounford, 1234
  • * Robert Saunforde,1231, 1232,1234,1239–40,1247
  • * Rocelin de Fosse, 1250 1253
  • * Lord Fenriese Welch II, 1182-1187 uncompiled information
  • * Paul Raymond de Pinson (in Templar's Past, quoted), 1254
  • * Amadeus de Morestello,1254, 1258–9
  • * Imbert Peraut, occurs 1267 1269
  • * William de Beaulieu 1274
  • * Robert Turvile,1277,1281, (Footnote 165) 1285–6, and 1289
  • * Guy de Foresta, 1290, 1293, and 1294
  • * James de Molay, 1297
  • * Brian le Jay,1298, died 1298
  • * William de la More, occurs 1298, and at the suppression
  • * Elyas de Rolveston, occurs 1270
  • * William de Ferrers, occurs 1166
  • * William Ashuertus, occurs 1169
  • * William de Bacheur, occurs 1228
  • * Richard De Champagne'Of Edmund , Welch, Godfrey )occurs 1181-1199
  • * Sir John Sames 1301 -
  • * Sir Jeremiah Brock 1302-?
  • * Lord Daniel Whiting 1303-1303

Source:[3]

France

  • * Sir Geoffrey de Charney
  • * Sir Jean De St. Leger (1096)
  • * Payen de Montdidier (1130)
  • * Robert de Craon (died in 1147)
  • * Everard des Barres (1143–1147
  • * Guillaume Pavet (1160–1161)
  • * Geoffroy Foucher (1171)
  • * Eustache le Chien (1175–1179)
  • * Robert de Miliaco (1190)
  • * Raoul de Montliard (1192–1193)
  • * Gilbert Erail (1196)
  • * André de Coulours (1204)
  • * Guillaume Oeil-de-Boeuf (1207)
  • * André de Coulours (1208–1219)
  • * Guillaume de l'Aigle (1222)
  • * Fr. Aimard (1222–1223)
  • * Eudes Royier (1225)
  • * Olivier de la Roche (1225–1228)
  • * Pons d'Albon (1229)
  • * Robert de Lille (1234)
  • * Pons d'Albon (1236–1240)
  • * Fr. Damase (lieut.) (1241–1242)
  • * Renaud de Vichier (1242–1249)
  • * Gui de Basenville (1251–1253)
  • * Foulques de Saint-Michel (1256–1258)
  • * Humbert de Pairaud (1261–1264)
  • * Amaury de la Roche (1265–1271)
  • * Jean le Francois (1277–1281)
  • * Guillaume de Mallay (1286)
  • * Hugues de Pairaud (1291–1294)
  • * Matthew John Norris (1294–1299)
  • * Gérard de Villiers ( 1299–1307)
  • * Jerar de Poitous (1307)

Source:[4]

Les commandeurs de Richerenches

  • 1. Arnaud de Bedos (1136–1138)
  • 2. Gérard de Montpierre (1138_1139)
  • 3. Hugues de Bourbouton (1139–1141)
  • 4. Hugues de Panaz (1141–1144)
  • 5. Hugues de Bourbouton (1145–1151)
  • 6. Déodat de l'Etang (1151–1161)
  • 7. Guillaume de Biais (1161)
  • 8. Déodat de l'Etang (1162–1173)
  • 9. Foulques de Bras (1173–1179)
  • 10. Pierre Itier (1179)
  • 11. Hugolin (1180–1182)
  • 12. Raimond (1200–1203)
  • 13. Déodat de Bruissac (1205–1212)
  • 14. Jeremy Bermond (1216–1220)
  • 15. Bertrand de la Roche (1230)
  • 16. Roustan de Comps (1232)
  • 17. Raymond Seguis (1244)
  • 18. Raymond de Chambarrand (1260–1280)
  • 19. Ripert Dupuy (1280–1288)
  • 20. Nicholis Laseter (1288–1300)
  • 21. Pons d'Alex (1300–1304)
  • 22. Raimbaud Alziari (1304)
  • 23. Guillaume Hugolin (1308)
  • 24. Robert De Sable Master (1191–1193)

Source:[5]

Les Commandeurs du Ruou

  • 1. Hugues Raimond ( de Villacros ) 1170
  • 2. Pons de Rigaud 1180
  • 3. Bertrand de Gardannes 1195
  • 4. Bertrand Hugues 1195
  • 5. Bernard Aimeric ( Vice Précepteur ) 1203
  • 6. Bernard de Claret ( Précepteur ) 1205
  • 7. G. Gralons 1205
  • 8. Bernard de Clairet de Claret 1206
  • 9. Roger (Vice Précepteur ) 1215
  • 10. Rostang de Comps 1216
  • 11. R. Laugier ( Précepteur ) 1222
  • 12. Rostang de Comps 1224
  • 13. R. Laugier ( Précepteur ) 1229
  • 14. Pons Vitrerius 1233
  • 15. Rostang de Comps 1235
  • 16. Pierre de Boisesono Boysson 1236
  • 17. Ugues de Milmeranda 1241
  • 18. Rostang de Comps 1248
  • 19. Rostang de Boiso ou Buxo de Buis 1251
  • 20. Guillaume de Mujoul ( Précepteur) 1255
  • 21. Alaman 1256
  • 22. Rostang de Boiso de Buis 1260
  • 23. Boncarus ( Précepteur ) 1265
  • 24. Albert Blacas 1269
  • 25. Pierre Geoffroi 1284
  • 26. Albert Blacas de Baudinard 1298
  • 27. Hugues de Rocafolio 1305
  • 28. Bertrand de Silva de la Selve ( Précepteur ) 1307
  • 29. Geoffroy de Pierrevert 1308
  • 30. Geoffrey de Campion 1310

Sources:[6][7]

Poland

  • * 1134 - ? - Geoffroy from Płock
  • * 1139 - 1148 - Bernhardt
  • * ? - 1155 - Joseph
  • * 1189 - ? - Thibault from Halych
  • * ? - 1190 - Mieszko
  • * ? - ? - Jan
  • * ?- 1194 - Guillem Ramond
  • * ? - 1198 - Janusz from Kijów
  • * 1200 - 1208 - Jan from Potok
  • * 1201 - 1223 - Mieszko from Lwów
  • * 1229 - 1251 - Lukasz
  • * 1229 - 1241 - Mieszko from Lwów
  • * ?-? - Zbyszko from Kraków
  • * ?-? - Andrzej from Toruń
  • * ?-? - Jurand from Płock
  • * 1251 - 1256 - Janusz
  • * 1258 - 1259 - Ratka from Wilno
  • * 1261 - 1263 - Fridericus
  • * 1273 - 1281 - Mieszko from Wilno
  • * 1284 - 1290 - Lukasz
  • * 1285 - 1291 - Bernhard von Eberstein Humilis preceptor domorum milicie Templi per Poloniam, Sclauiam, Novam TerramPreceptori et fratribus militie Templi in partibus Polonie, Pomeranie, Cassubie, Cracouie et Slauie 13 November 1291 - 1295
  • * 1294 - Sanderus
  • * 1296 - 1303 - Jordanus von Esbeke / preceptor /
  • * 1301 - 1312 - Jan from Halych
  • * 1303 - brat Fryderyk von Alvensleben
  • * 1305 - Dietrich von Lorenen
  • * 1309 - 1312 - Janusz from Halych

Source:[8]

Germany

  • * Gebhard Preceptori domorum milicie Templi per Alemanniam 1241, 1244[citation needed]
  • * Johannes Magistro summo preceptore milicie Templi per Teutoniam, per Boemiam, per Morauiam et per Poloniam 1251
  • * Widekind Domum militie Templi in Alemania et Slauia preceptor Magister domorum militie Templi per Alemaniam et Poloniam 1261, 1268, 1271, 1279
  • * R de Graeubius Preceptor domorum milicie Templi per Alemanniam et Slavia 1280 ?-1284
  • * Friedrich Wildegraf Preceptor domorum milicie Templi per Alemanniam et Slauiam 1288-1292
  • * Bertram gen. Czwek (von Esbeke) Commendator fratrum domus militie Templi in Almania, Bohemia, Polonia et Moravia 1294-1297
  • * Friedrich von Alvensleben Domorum milicie Templi per Alemaniam et Slauiam preceptor 1303-1308
  • * Hugo de Gumbach Grand master of Germany 1310 ?
   *
         o Lieutenants
         o Jordanus von Esbeke domus milicie Templi per Alemaniam et Slauiam vicepreceptor 30 June 1288

Rhine

  • * Alban von Randecke Rhine 1306
  • * Friedrich Wildegraf Rhine 1308

Portugal

  • * King Afonso I of Portugal, Templar Brother (13.03.1129); First King of Portugal (1139–1185)
  • * Guilherme Ricardo (1127–1139)
  • * Hugo Martins (1139)
  • * Hugues de Montoire (1143)
  • * Pedro Arnaldo (1155–1158)
  • * Gualdim Pais 1160 (1158–1195)
  • * Lopo Fernandes
  • * Fernando Dias (1202)
  • * Gomes Ramires (1210–1212)
  • * Pedro Álvares de Alvito (1212–1221)
  • * Pedro Anes (1223–1224)
  • * Martim Sanches (1224–1229)
  • * Estêvão Belmonte (1229–1237)
  • * Guilherme Fulco alias Fouque (1237–1242)
  • * Martim Martins (1242–1248)
  • * Pedro Gomes (1248–1251)
  • * Paio Gomes (1251–1253)
  • * Martim Nunes (1253–1265)
  • * Gonçalo Martins (1268–1271)
  • * Beltrão de Valverde (1273–1277)
  • * João Escritor (1280–1283)
  • * João Fernandes (1283–1288)
  • * Afonso Pais-Gomes (1289–1290)
  • * Lourenço Martins (1291–1295)
  • * Vasco Fernandes (1295–1306)[citation needed]

Spain

Crown of Aragon

All the dates given are those of the first record as master and of the last. Rarely is the date of appointment or end of tenure known.

The following were de facto provincial masters before the formal creation of an Aragonese province:

  • * Hugh of Rigaud (1128–1136)
  • * Raymond Gaucebert (1134)
  • * Arnold of Bedocio (1136)

The following were "masters in Provence and certain parts of Spain":

  • * Peter of Rovira (Pierre de la Roviere; November 1143 – January 1158)
  • * Hugh of Barcelona (1159 – April 1162)
  • * Hugh Geoffrey (Hugues Godefroi; May 1163 – 1166)
  • * Arnold of Torroja (Arnaud de Toroge; October 1166 – March 1181)
  • * Berenguer of Avinyó (Bérenger d'Avignon; April 1181 – March 1183)
  • * Guy of Sellón (April–June 1183)
  • * Raymond of Canet (November 1183 – July 1185)
  • * Gilbert Eral (Gilbert Erail; October 1185 – August 1189)
  • * Pons (of) Rigaud (September 1189 – February 1195)
  • * Gerald of Caercino (February 1196)
  • * Arnold of Claramunt (Arnaud de Clairmont; April – November 1196)
  • * Pons Marescalci (Dec. 1196 – June 1199)
  • * Arnold of Claramunt (August 1199 – April 1200), second time
  • * Raymond of Gurb (Raimon de Gurp; April 1200 – Nov. 1201)
  • * Pons (of) Rigaud (April 1202 – July 1206), second time
  • * Peter of Monteagudo (Pere de Montgaut; July 1207 – June 1212)
  • * William Cadell (October 1212 – May 1213)
  • * William of Montrodón (January 1214 – September 1218)
  • * Evelio Ramirez born October 8 death Friday, October 13, 1307 lieutenant, cousin of James 11.
  • o Adémar de Claret (1216–1218), lieutenant
  • o Pons Menescal (1218–1221), lieutenant
  • * William of Azylach (Guillem d'Alliac; February 1221 – July 1223)
  • * Riperto of Puig Guigone (January 1224)
  • * Fulk of Montpesat (Fulcon de Montpezat; 1224 – Dec. 1227)
  • * William Cadell (March 1229 – June 1232), second time
  • * Raymond Patot (Raimon Patot; May 1233 – April 1234)
  • * Hugh of Montlaur (May 1234 – April 1238)
  • * Stephen of Belmonte (June – November 1239)

The following were "masters in Aragon and Catalonia", which also included Roussillon, Navarre, and eventually Majorca, Valencia, and Murcia:

  • * Raymond of Serra (May 1240 – June 1243)
  • * William of Cardona (January 1244 – May 1252)
  • * Hugh of Jouy (September 1254 – June 1247 / March 1258)
  • * William of Montañana (May 1258 – February 1262)
  • * William of Pontóns (March 1262 – August 1266)
  • * Arnold of Castellnou (March 1267 – February 1278)
  • * Peter of Moncada (April 1279 – October 1282)
  • * Berenguer of San Justo (April 1283 – May 1290)
  • * Berenguer of Cardona (June 1291 – January 1307)
  • * Simon of Lenda (September 1307)

Note also Peter Peronet, commander of Burriana in 1276.

Source

   * Forey, A. J. (1974). Templars in the Corona de Aragón. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Prats-de-Mollo

Family dez Coll:

  • * Berenger de Coll ( last known survivor of Mas Deu -1350)
  • * Guillem de Cardona (1247–1251)
  • * Hugues de Jouy (1251)
  • * S. de Belmonte (1269)
  • * Pere de Montcada (1276–1282)
  • * Bérenger de Cardona (1304 )
  • * Rodrigue Ibañez (1307)

Czech lands

The Czech lands (or the Lands of the Bohemian Crown) now form the Czech Republic.

  • * 1286 - Fridericus de Silvester
  • * 1292 - Berthramus dictus de Czweck, preceptor Niemiec, Sławii i Morawii, w 1294
  • * 1291 - Bernhard von Eberstein, w 1295

Hungary

  • * Fr. Cuno
  • * Fr. Gauthier
  • * Fr. Jean
  • * Pons de la Croix (1215)
  • * Rembald de Voczon (1241)
  • * Thierry de Nuss (1247)
  • * Raimbaud de Caromb
  • * Jacques de Montreal
  • * Fr. Widekind (1271–1279)
  • * Gérard de Villers
  • * Frédéric wildgrave de Salm (1289)
  • * Bertram von Esbeke (1296)
  • * Frédéric de Nigrip
  • * Frédéric von Alvensleben (1300)

Source:[4]

Slavonia

  • * brother Dominic (biological brother of Ban Borić)[9]

Slovakia

  • * Johannes Gottfried von Schluck Majster templárov na Slovensku (Slovachie) 1230

Palestine

  • * Guillaume 1130
  • * André de Montbard 1148, 1151, 1152, 1154
  • * Guillaume de Guirehia 1163
  • * Gautier 1170
  • * Béranger 1174, 1176
  • * Seiher de Mamedunc, 1174
  • * Godechaux de Turout, 1174
  • * Walter du Mesnil, 1174
  • * Gérard de Ridefort 1183
  • * Hurson 1187
  • * Aimon de Ais 1190
  • * Reric de Cortina 1191 avril-juillet
  • * Bryony Bonds 1192
  • * F. Relis : dernier à porter le titre de sénéchal

Grand-Commandeur

  • * Odon 1156[citation needed]
  • * Gilbert Erail 1183
  • * Jean de Terric (n'a jamais été Grand-Maître) 1188
  • * Gerbert 1190
  • * William Payne 1194
  • * Irmengaud 1198
  • * Barthélemy de Moret 1240
  • * Pierre de Saint-Romain 1241
  • * Gilles 1250 (février)
  • * Étienne d’Outricourt 1250 (mai)
  • * Amaury de la Roche 1262 (mai)
  • * Guillaume de Montignane 1262 (decémbre)
  • * Simon de la Tour ????
  • * G. de Salvaing 1273
  • * Arnaud de Châteauneuf 1277-1280
  • * Thibaud Gaudin

Marshall

  • * Hugues de Quilioco 1154[citation needed]
  • * Robert Franiel 1186
  • * Jacques de Maillé 1187
  • * Geoffroy Morin 1188
  • * Adam 1198
  • * Guillaume d’Arguillières 1201
  • * Hugues de Montlaur 1244
  • * Renaud Vichier 1250
  • * Hugues de Jouy 1252
  • * Étienne de saisi 1260
  • * Guillaume de Molay 1262
  • * Gimblard 1270
  • * Guy de Foresta (Forêt) 1277-1288?
  • * Pierre de Severy 1291
  • * Jarim de'Varean 1295
  • * Barthélémy 1302
  • * Aimon(Aimé) d’Osiliers 1316[10]