International Commission on Orders of Chivalry (1996)
Membership of the International Commission on Orders of Chivalry (Commission
Internationale Permanente d'Études des Ordres de Chevalerie) as
of January 1996
The list of names (and nothing else) comes from a post
to rec.heraldry on May 9, 1996 by David
Wooten. The biographical information on the individuals is provided by James
Algrant and Patrick Cracroft-Brennan,
and taken from Who's Who, Burke's Landed Gentry, etc. The opinions expressed on this site are
not necessarily theirs.
Lt. Col. Gayre of Gayre and Nigg (†)
The MacCarthy Mór, Prince of Desmond
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Borthwick of that Ilk
Lt. Colonel Baron O'Kelly de Conejera
- the Rt. Hon. The Lord Borthwick of that Ilk
Born 1905, member of the Standing Council of Scottish
Chiefs. GC of St Lazarus 1975,
Niadh Nask 1982, commander of the Rose of
Lippe, a member of the original commission. Current President.
- the Chevalier Gerard Crotty
founding member of the Heraldry Society of Ireland, former
Secretary of the Standing Council of Irish Chiefs, a Trustee of the State
Heraldic Museum; Niadh Nask.
- the Chevalier Michael Joseph Egan, of Redwood Castle
Born 1917, a prominent Irish solicitor. Bailiff Grand
Cross of Obedience of Malta, once President the national association of
the Order of Malta in Ireland, Knight Commander of the papal order of St
Gregory the Great (and currently President of the Association of Papal
Knights in Ireland). Member of the Heraldry Society of Ireland and the
English Heraldry Society, trustee of the State Heraldic Museum of Ireland.
- Lt. Colonel Gayre of Gayre and Nigg
Born 1905 as Robert Gayre, died Feb. 10, 1996. Founder
of the British branch of St Lazarus. Secretary-general
of the 6th International Congress of Heraldry and Genealogy. Secretary-general
of the original ICOC and chairman from 1978. Constable of the Niadh
- the Chevalier David Lumsden of Cushnie
Head of the Scottish Castles Trust, Garioch Pursuivant,
knight of Honor & Devotion of Malta; Grand Herald of St
- Terence Francis MacCarthy, The MacCarthy Mór, Prince of Desmond
Born 1957; founder and member of the Standing Council
of Irish Chiefs; head of the Niadh Nask, which
he founded ca. 1980; member of St Lazarus.
- Charles James McKerrell, of Hillhouse
Born 1941; GC of St Lazarus,
Chancellor of Niadh Nask.
- Lt. Col. Baron Patrick T. O'Kelly de Conejera
Born 1921 as Patrick Kelly or O'Kelly; assumed the (allegedly
Spanish) title of baron and name of O'Kelly de Conejera by deed poll
in 1955; Grand Banner Bearer of St Lazarus;
- the Chevalier Zygmunt von Sikorski Mazur
- Captain the Chevalier R. Mingo Sweeney, of Bolgers Park
Canadian heraldist, a member of the original commission;
St Lazarus, Niadh Nask.
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