Crusaders

Applicants for membership as a Crusader shall be men or women of proven lineal descent from one or more of the Crusaders of Knightly or Higher Rank who participated in one or more of the regular and/or interim Crusades between 1096 and 1291, and who made great personal sacrifices, endured great hardship and performed heroically. Applicants for membership as a Crusader may also establish eligibility by proving lineal descent from the spouse of any Crusader of Knightly or Higher Rank who accompanied the Crusader on a Crusade.

The following is a partial list of recognized Crusaders who have proven descent. As new information comes to light every day, The Order retains the right to accept or turn down a line based on the most current genealogical research. This is a work in progress and new lineages will be ongoing.

  • Alfonso I (Henriques), King of Portugal
  • Almaric I, King of Jerusalem
  • Amadeus III, Count of Savoy
  • William d’Aubigny, 3rd Earl of Arundel
  • Baldwin II, King of Jerusalem
  • Frederick III Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Robert de Beaumont, 3rd Earl of Leicester
  • Bertrand, Count of Toulouse
  • Hugh Bigod (1st Earl of Norfolk/3rd Earl of Norfolk)*
  • Bohemond I of Taranto, Prince of Antioch
  • Bohemond II of Taranto, Prince of Antioch
  • Henry de Bohun (Magna Charta Surety)
  • Humphrey de Bohun, 6th Earl of Hereford
  • Jean de Brienne, King of Jerusalem
  • Piers de Brus
  • Thomas de Clare
  • Patrick II de Dunbar, Earl of March and 5th Earl of Dunbar
  • Edmund Crouchback, Earl of Lancaster
  • Edward I, King of England
  • Eleanor of Castile, Queen of England
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England
  • Enguerrand I, Lord of Coucy
  • Enguerrand III, Lord of Coucy
  • Erard II, Count of Brienne
  • Erik I, King of Denmark
  • Eudes I, Duke of Burgundy
  • Eustace III, Count of Boulogne
  • William de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby
  • William de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby
  • Emma Fitz Osbern (wife of Ralph de Gael)
  • William Fitz Ralph (FitzRandulph)
  • Robert Fitz Walter (Magna Charta Surety)
  • Fulk V, Count of Anjou
  • Gerard de Furnival
  • Thomas de Furnival
  • Ralph de Gael, 2nd Earl of Norfolk
  • Geoffrey, Count of Boulogne (Godfrey of Bouillon)
  • Gerard de Gournay, Seineur de Gournay-en-Bray
  • Hugh V de Gournay
  • Ivo de Grandmesnil
  • Guy (Gui) II, Seigneur de Dampierre, de Bourbon, St. Just and St. Dizier
  • Guy II de Montlhery
  • Henry I of Burgundy, Count of Portugal
  • Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy
  • William de Huntingfield (Magna Charta Surety)
  • Ida (Ita) of Cham, wife of Leopold Margrave of Austria
  • John de Lacy (Magna Charta Surety)
  • John (Fitz Richard) de Lacy
  • Roger de Lacy
  • Leopold II, Margrave of Austria
  • William Longspee (5th Earl of Salisbury)
  • Louis VII, King of France
  • Louis IX, King of France
  • Hugh VI de Lusignan
  • Hugh VII de Lusignan
  • Hugh VIII de Lusignan
  • Hugh IX de Lusignan
  • Raoul I (d’Exoudun) de Lusignan, Count of Eu
  • Hugh Magnus, Count of Vermandois
  • Thomas de Marle, Lord of Coucy
  • William Marshal, 4th Earl of Pembroke
  • Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem
  • Milon I, seigneur of Montlhery
  • William IV de Mohun
  • Amaury VI de Montfort (son of Simon IV)
  • Simon IV de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester
  • Roger (d’Aubigny) de Mowbray
  • Nigel de Mowbray
  • William de Mowbray (Magna Charta Surety)
  • Richard de Percival
  • Phillip II (Augustus), King of France
  • Phillip III, King of France
  • Saher de Quincy (Magna Charta Surety)
  • Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester
  • Ramiro II (of Sanchez), King of Aragon
  • Geoffrey de Rancon
  • Raymond IV (St. Gilles), Count of Toulouse
  • Raymond of Burgundy
  • Reginald (Reynold) de St. Valery
  • Robert II (Curthose), Duke of Normandy
  • Robert I of Artois, Prince of France
  • Simon I de Senlis (St. Liz), 2nd Earl of Huntingdon
  • Stephen, Count of Aumale
  • Stephen, Count of Blois
  • Stephen, Count of Burgundy
  • Robert le Strange
  • Osmund de Stuteville
  • Robert I (II) de Stuteville
  • William Talbot
  • Thierry of Alsace, Count of Flanders
  • Robert de Thweng
  • Geoffrey II of Vendome, Lord of Preuilly
  • Bertram de Verdun
  • William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey
  • Welf IV, Duke of Bavaria
  • William III (or V), Marquis of Montferrat
  • William VII, Count of Poitou
  • William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (William VII of Poitou)
  • William II Jordan, Count of Berga and of Cerdanya, Regent of Tripoli
  • William II, Count of Nevers
  • William III, Count of Nevers

*Earldom of Norfolk
The Title was created in 1067.
1st Earl of Norfolk was Ralph the Staller
2nd Earl of Norfolk was his son Ralph de Gael
The Title was forfeited in 1074.
The Title was created again in 1140/41 when it was awarded to Hugh Le Bigod. Thus he was the recreated 1st Earl or the 3rd Earl numerically.
This accounts for his listing as the 3rd Earl in Magna Carta Ancestry by Richardson. This Hugh Bigod was not a Magna Carta Surety.

Magna Carta Ancestry, 2005, Richardson
Complete Peerage, Norfolk, Vol.9, 579-586.
http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL.htm#HughBigodNorfolkdied1177A
http://cybergata.com/roots/991.htm