Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.
Orient of Georgia

VALLEY OF AUGUSTA

 
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Knights Of Saint Andrew

 

 Charter Knights

Remer D. Barrow III, 32°

Dave Pierson, 32°

Chris Bingnear, 32°

Steven T. Purvis, 32°

Rick Bouchard, 32°

Chuck Riggin, 32°

Calop Jack Bradford, 32°

John E. Smith, 32°

Billy Childress, 32°

Bill Speer, 32°

Jarrod Coffey, 32°

Mike Stroup, 32°

Jared M. Fischer, 32°

Roy H. Stampley Jr., 32°

Brian Jones, 32°

Mike Vickrey, 32°

Richard Leon Lamarre, 32°

Billy Wilson, 32°

Gerald Lloyd McCoy, 32°

Charter Knights Chevalier

 Pete Coffield, 32
 Will Dozier, 32
Tom England, 32
 Jimmie Kirkland, 32
 Gerald Wuchte, 32

T. Gregory Oblak, 33°

Kenny May, 32° KCCH

Eric P. Milks, 32° KCCH

Richard T. Williamson, 32° KCCH

Grand Knight

Ronny Lanham, 33°

 


Grand Knight

Ronny Lanham, 33°

Charter Knight Chevalier

Gregory Oblak, 33°

Charter Knight Chevalier

Eric Milks, 32° KCCH

Charter Knight Chevalier

Richard Williamson, 32° KCCH

Charter Knight Chevalier

Kenny May, 32° KCCH

Chapter Officers:

Knight Commander

Billy Childress, 32°

Knight Warden

Lloyd McCoy, 32°

Knight Captain

Jarrod Coffey, 32°

Knight Treasurer

Billy Wilson, 32°

Knight Secretary

Chris Bingnear, 32°

Knight Chaplain

Ricky Bouchard, 32°

 Knight Sentinel

 John Smith, 32°

Knight Ritualist

Richard Lamarre, 32°



History

Royal Stewart Tartan

 

The chosen tartan of the Knights of Saint Andrew of the Valley of Augusta is the Royal Stewart tartan. With red being the prominent color, it is one of the most luxurious tartans and is the personal tartan of Queen Elizabeth II. If that doesn't give you an idea of the history of the Royal Stewart tartan then I am sure that you will recognize that Royal Stewart is the tartan worn by numerous military groups. The history of the Royal Stewart tartan is large and varied as is the history of tartans in general.

What most people might not realize is that the Royal Stewart tartan was a symbol of the Royal Stewart family in Scotland. The history is definitely present to lend to the Royal name. The Royal Stewart clan though started mainly with an ancient family in Brittany of Dol. While many people might not recognize the name they would recognize many of the descendants that came from this family. However, the clan did not move to Scotland until King David I took the throne in Scotland after the Norman Conquest. This is just the start of the clan ascending to what we can call today the Royal Stewart clan with the Royal Stewart tartan.

It wasn't until a marriage of King Robert the Bruce's daughter that the Royal Stewarts became traceable. Granted, it was traced prior to this time frame, but it became much easier to trace as the males in the family were royalty in England and Scotland until Mary Queen of Scots came into power. While she did break up the direct line of power for a short time frame, the Royal Stewart clan did come back into power to rule Scotland and England with uninterrupted power until 1714. The reason why they lost this power was because of the death of Queen Anne.

While the Royal Stewart clan is not as powerful today as they once were, they are still related to the current royal family today with blood links. In fact King George V once referred to the Royal Stewart tartan as "my personal tartan". This should tell you that the power still exists for the Royal Stewart clan if the King refers to the tartan as his own. The Royal Stewart Tartan is still the official tartan of the Royal house in Scotland and is more than just a piece of fabric that you can wear, it also has a very rich history with a royal lineage. Kilts, sashes and other adornments of Royal Stewart tartan make the Knights of Saint Andrew of the Valley of Augusta easily recognizable to Scottish Rite members and visitors at the Augusta, GA Scottish Rite Center.