Colonial Order of the Crown® Established 1890
Post Office Box 27023
Philadelphia, PA 19118

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Eligibility for membership in this Society is based upon lineal descent from the Emperor Charlemagne.

We encourage interest and welcome new members. If you are qualified, we encourage you to complete the lineage forms and submit them to the Society along with either a proposal from a member or your cv or resume. Please be sure to include your references and documentation, with copies, to establish your qualifications.

Normally candidates for membership are proposed for membership by other members. Considering that many outstanding candidates may not know a member but be committed to the purposes and mission of our Society and who share our interest in the origin of our constitutional liberty and in genealogy, we have adopted a procedure where a candidate could submit a cv or resume reflecting his or her interests and accomplishments. That information, along with the lineage information, will be considered by the Society.

Proposal Form:
Successor Appointment Form:
Lineage Forms:

Active Members, other than Honorary Members, may suggest eligible friends for membership, and each Active Member, other than Honorary Members, may in writing designate a qualified associate as hereditary successor, thus making two baronial representatives at one time in the same family.


The Corporation is formed exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as the same may be amended or modified or replaced by any future United States internal revenue law (the "Code"), including, without limitation, to establish and sponsor a library, publications, conferences, symposia and speeches pertaining to Charlemagne, his heritage and his descendants, including:

(1) To perpetuate the memory of Charlemagne, Emperor of the West, and of the exemplary men who fought with him, ancestors of the members of this Society,

(2) To promote good fellowship among Charlemagne's descendants,

(3) To inspire the members of this Order and others with admiration and respect for the noble example set by those who in their day so strongly stood for the right,

(4) To assist in the publication and preservation of family descents


a) The official colors of the Order shall be purple and gold and shall appear on the insignia as may be deemed appropriate. The official ribbon of the Order shall contain the colors of the rainbow, blended and displayed lengthwise.

(b) The official insignia shall consist of a formal emblem, displaying the Royal Crown in purple and gold, pendant from the Society's ribbon.

(c) Standards and flags of the Corporation shall be such as may from time to time be authorized by the Chancellor and may employ any appropriate design.

(d) The motto of the Order shall be "Noblesse Oblige".

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