Sovereign Colonial Society Americans of Royal Descent® Established 1867
Post Office Box 27112
Philadelphia, PA 19118


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 Eligibility for membership in this Society is based upon lineal descent from one or more Kings. The Society includes the descendants of all the Royal Houses, both medieval and modern.

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 Royal Houses, their heritage and their descendants, including:

(1) To promote good fellowship in America and other countries among descendants of Royal Houses,

(2) To inspire the members of this Society and others with admiration and respect for the noble precedent in thought and action to foster which is the duty of the members of this Society,

(3) To assist in the publication and preservation of pedigrees showing Royal Descent as a principal aim of the Society is to collate the lines of descent of those colonial emigrants who were of royal lineage and who are now represented by men and women seeking to honor the names and noble example of their ancestors by preserving their pedigrees: a matter always carefully looked after and transmitted by English gentlemen as well as by people of refinement of other nationalities.


(a) The official colors of the Society shall be blue, red and white, displaying lengthwise on the ribbon, and appearing elsewhere on the insignia as may be deemed appropriate.

(b) The official insignia shall consist of a formal emblem, displaying an outspread Royal mantle ermine-lined, surmounted by a crown, and surrounding a shield on which is displayed a lion rampant GULES, all 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 this Society shall be "Atavis Edite Regibus".

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