National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons

Membership Information and Forms

 

PROPOSAL FORM    SUCCESSOR FORM    LINEAGE FORMS

    Eligibility for enrollment as a member in this Society is based upon lineal descent from one or more of the twenty-five Sureties for the Magna Charta or from a Baron, Prelate, Knight or other influential person present on the field of Runnemede in June 1215 on behalf of the Charter.

    Membership is by invitation only.

    Enrollment provides life membership for a Primary Member and qualified successor. A primary member will also receive an insignia, scroll pin and hand painted certificate of membership. A successor will receive an announcement and may purchase the insignia, scroll pin and hand painted certificate. Rosettes and Barons Bars may be purchased by either Primary or Successor Members.

    The lifetime enrollment fee for membership is currently $200.00 with an additional $35.00 if requesting a large insignia rather than small at the time of enrollment.

    The enrollment process begins when a member of the Society completes a Proposal Form [click for a copy of the form]. After the Proposal Form is submitted to the Society, the candidate will be sent a work sheet or lineage form which should be completed and returned with supporting documentation or copies of references to support his or her lineage. As of December 4, 1998, new lineage forms have been added to the site which will be used for the purpose of establishing descent from a qualifying ancestor. Our candidates for membership are encouraged to use the forms to compile their information. Our present members are encouraged to use the forms to establish descent from a supplemental immigrant ancestor. The forms from the Society will be printed on acid free paper.

    Following approval of the candidate's qualifications by the Council, the candidate will be sent an invitation to enroll as a Primary Member of the Society. If the candidate wishes to accept the invitation, the candidate should submit the enrollment fee which is currently $200.00 ($235.00 if requesting a large insignia rather than small). The candidate will be enrolled as a Primary Member in the Society and the payment of the enrollment fee will be acknowledged. Each new Primary Member will receive an insignia, scroll pin and hand painted certificate of membership.

    A new Primary Member may nominate his or her qualified successor who upon approval by the Council will be enrolled as a member without payment of an additional fee. A successor will receive an announcement and may purchase the insignia, scroll pin and hand painted certificate. Each new Primary Member is entitled to appoint one successor.

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