Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter® Established 1929
Post Office Box 4944
Philadelphia, PA 19119


Website: (this page)

        We welcome the submission of content for our Website.

Eligibility for membership in this Society is based upon lineal descent from one or more of the Knights of the Garter. For more information link.

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 the Most Noble Order of the Garter, its heritage and the descendants of its Knight Companions, including:

(1) To perpetuate the memory of Edward III King of England, Sovereign and Founder of the Most Noble Order of the Garter the highest Order of Knighthood and of the exemplary men, chosen to be Knight Companions ancestors of the members of this Society.

     (2) To promote good fellowship among these descendants,

     (3) To keep ever in mind the events connected with the founding of the Order which occurred about the year 1345,

     (4) To inspire the members of this Society and others with admiration and respect for the noble example set by those who in their day adopting St. George as their patron took a firm stand for chivalry,

     (5) To observe the anniversary of the date of the revival of knightly bearing,

     (6) To assist first in the restoration and then in the preservation of St. George's Chapel the Shrine of the Order,

(7) To collect funds for the publication and preservation of family descents


(a) The official colors of the Society shall be OR and AZURE displayed lengthwise on the ribbon, and appearing elsewhere on the insignia and printed matter as may be deemed appropriate.

(b) The official insignia shall consist of a formal emblem, displaying in an oval topped by the Tudor Rose, all in gold, the Garter with emblem "Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense" surrounding a representation of St. George slaying the dragon, and 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.

Copyright 2009 - 2024 Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter®


Inspired to recognize the descendants of the Knights of the Garter in the United States, at a time when funds were being raised for the Chapel of the Order in Windsor, the Secretary of the Garter Chapel Fund suggested the name for the new Society. This is LINK to the letter dated July 25th, 1929 from Brig Genl W.G.K Green, Secretary suggesting "THE SOCIETY OF DESCENDANTS OF KNIGHTS OF THE MOST NOBLE ORDER OF THE GARTER".

 On August 20, 1996 we reached out to the Friends of St George's which appears to be primarily focused on raising money for St. George's, a worthy cause. LINK

Untitled Page