GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
AND OTHER LEADING OFFICERS
OF THE ORDER OF ST JOHN OF JERUSALEM.

as under the Shickshinny Convent Self-Styled Order or its filiants.

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TABLE 1 - KP1.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS OF THE SOVEREIGN ORDER
OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER
(SHICKSHINNY SEAT)
#1

William Sohier Bryant

1933-1951

Lieutenant Grand Master #2.

Baron de Engelhardt-Schellenstein

1951-1955

Lieutenant Grand Master #2.

Count Frederick H. von Zeppelin

1956-1960

Lieutenant Grand Master.

Colonel Paul de Granier de Cassagnac

1960-1962

Lieutenant Grand Master #3.

01.

Colonel Paul de Granier de Cassagnac

1961-1962

Grand Master #4.

Count Felix von Lucker

1962-1966

Lieutenant Grand Master #5.

02(01).

Crolian William Edelen de Burgh

1966-1978

Grand Master #6.

03(02).

'Prince' Roberto Paternò Castello

1978-1981

Grand Master #7.

04(03).

Leonard Messineo

1981-

Grand Master.

Salvatore T. Messineo

1981-

Lieutenant Grand Master.

NOTES:
#1 The Shickshinny organisation has no lineal descent from the Order of St John. There was a claim by this organisation that Grand Duke Alexander of Russia was Grand Master 1913-1933 but this claim cannot be proven.
The beginnings of this organisation is located in the 1950s, when an organisation emerged in the USA called "The Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Inc" also known as the "Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta".
It claimed to have been founded in 1908 in the USA but with meetings well before then. It also claimed by some authors that it had a revived a Corporation Status from an organisation registering in 1911, in Trenton, New Jersey. However the Department of State responsible for New Jersey can find any records of any Incorporation under those two names or any variants of the Order of St John/Malta name.
The earliest independent record is an Incorporation of 1956, in Dover, in the State of Delaware, registration No. 05037164100, 18th August 1956. Oddly enough the Incorporation of 1956 was enacted by three women; Mary M Lafferty, Jean P Joel and Ruth Biddle. Charles Pichel and his colleagues do not appear as Officers of the Corporation until 30th June 1960! (From the records in the State of Delaware). At a guess the Incorporation was an 'off-the-shelf' company, bought by Pichel in 1956. The amendments to register Pichel's name being made four years later in 1960. The alternative is that the three women were the Chief Officers of the "Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem Inc" 1956-1960!
#2 These appointments are as those claimed by the organisation rather than established fact.
#3 Exiled King Peter II of Yugoslavia was elected as the Royal Protector under Cassagnac which caused a split. The Shickshinny Convent and filiants do not appear to recognise Cassagnac as ever being a Lieutenant Grand Master or Grand Master. See TABLE 2, for the continuing Cassagnac organisation.
#4 Cassagnac, had been elected as Grand Master, September 1961. He dismissed the Chancellor, Pichel, but in a tit for tat was dismissed by a Court of Justice run by Pichel February 22nd 1962, see TABLE 2. The Shickshinny Order discounts Cassagnac in its own list of Grand Masters. At some stage King Peter II, the exiled king of Yugoslavia was connected with, or a member of the Shichshinny Order.
#5 This may be a ficticious appointment. Paul Jouveau du Breuil (Cassagnac Order TABLE 2), wrote to Count Christian Orssich (confidant of King Peter II), 29th June 1962, and stated "I have just received a very good telegram from Graf von Luckner in Hamberg saying he thanks me for my protection and that he sends back to Pichel the nomination ("fancy lieutenancy"), and that he comes to our Cause." Source: Count Christian Orssich's records.
#6 Under Edelen the Shickshinny Order allied with that in TABLE 14.
#7 The Constitution of Paternò's own organisation (published in 1979) places him as Grand Master 1st October 1976. This earlier "election" was probably "schismatic", but reconciled to the Shickshinny organisation, with Edelen stepping down in 1979. Paternò continued with his own Order in 1981 see TABLE 12.


TABLE 2 - KP2.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS OF THE SOVEREIGN ORDER
ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER
#1.
Royal Protector: H.M. King Peter II of Yugoslavia (in exile) #2.
THE REGULAR ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF THE HOLY LAND, KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER #3.
Including the DEN DANSKE MALTESERORDEN in Denmark #4.

01.

Colonel Paul de Granier de Cassagnac

1962-1966

Grand Master.

Justice Louis Espinasse

1966-1968

Lieutenant Grand Master.

02.

Prince Carol Hohenzollern

1968-1971

Grand Master #5.

Justice Louis Espinasse

1971-1973

Lieutenant Grand Master.

03.

General Count de Remond de Chelas

1971-1994

Grand Master.

Baron Yves de Villepin

1994-1995

Lieutenant Grand Master.

04. Baron Yves de Villepin 1995-2005 Grand Master #6.

Johan A. Johansen

2002-2005

Lieutenant of the Grand Master #7.

Johan A. Johansen 2005-2005 Lieutenant Grand Master #8.

Dr Yvain Jouveau du Breuil

2006-

Lieutenant Grand Master #9.

NOTES:
#1
The de Cassagnac organisation had no lineal descent from the historic Order of St John, and had separated from the organisation in TABLE 1.
#2 Protector from 1962-1964. In January 1965, King Peter II of Yugoslavia, was elected as Grand Master of this Order by his supporters. However this was irregular and Cassagnac refused to step down to become Grand Master Emeritus. By June 1965, the King was Grand Master of his own Order. See TABLE 3.
#3 Name change in 1999.
#4 See http://www.orderstjohn.org/selfstyle/ddm.htm .
#5 Prince Carol left to form his own Order see TABLE 16.
#6 Resigned from the 'Regular Order' 14th May 2005, but sought to be reinstalled, without a constitutional election. This was refused.
#7 Chancellor of the "Den Danske Malteserorden" in Denmark.
#8 Left when the Priory of Brittany, along with the Den Danske Malteserorden and the Den Suveræne St Johannes Orden (see http://www.orderstjohn.org/selfstyle/ddm.htm) joined forces along with a group in the USA known as the Priory of King Valdemar the Great, and the Priory of Brittany. The Priory of France (the main unit) refused to join in with the new grouping, and a schism occurred. See TABLE 27  for the schismatic organisation.
#9 Elected 18th March 2006


TABLE 3 - KP3.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER
(CONSTITUTION OF KING PETER II)
#1.

01.

Peter II, King of Yugoslavia

1965-1970

Grand Master /Royal Head #2.

Prince Serge Serguiévitch Belosselsky-Belozersky

1968

Lieutenant Grand Master #3.

Prince Sergei S. Troubetzkoy

1969-1971

Lieutenant Grand Master #4 #5.

NOTES:
#1 This organisation seceded from that of TABLE 2.
#2 King Peter was elected by a number of members as Grand Master of the organisation in TABLE 2, but that action caused a schism. From 1968, his title was known as 'Royal Head'.
#3 1895-1978. Genuinely entitled to be an Hereditary Commander of the Russian Grand Priory - however he had never been a member of the exilic-Russian Grand Priory in Paris. His father Prince Serge Constantinovitch Belosselsky-Belozersky (1867-1951) was a member of the Paris Group of Commanders. Prince Serge Belosselsky-Belozersky became Lieutenant Grand Master when the King Peter Order experience schism in 1968, with Prince Serge leading one of the factions.
#4 Troubetzkoy claimed to be an Hereditary Commander of the Russian Grand Priory. However, the person who can actually claim that right was a distant Cousin. he had been recruited from the Shickshinny Convent (TABLE 1) where he had been the "Grand Prior of the Russian Langue". Prince Sergei Troubetzkoy had a Cousin who was a member of the Paris Union of Descendants of Hereditary Commanders and Knights of the Russian Grand Priory of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, Prince Nikita Troubetzkoy.
#5 See TABLE 5, TABLE 6, and TABLE 14 for continuing organisations.


TABLE 4.
GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF THE HOSPITALLERS OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM,
KNIGHTS OF MALTA
 #1.

01.

Prince Carol Hohenzollern

1967-1968

Grand Master #2.

NOTES:
#1
Robert von Brancovan (known as Robert Baden von Bradische. Some authors suggest his real name is Isaac Wolff) was a leading member of this Organisation/Order which seceded from Cassagnac's organisation in 1967 TABLE 2, following Cassagnac's death. Brancovan left in 1969 to join the King Peter Order see TABLE 3. He became known as 'Prince' Michael Khimchiachivili Von Brancovani.
Brancovan then assisted in setting up a new St John Order (TABLE 14). By 1972 Brancovan had set up his own Order see TABLE 15.
#2 Prince Carol Hohenzollern left to become Grand Master of the Cassagnac Order in 1968, see TABLE 2.


TABLE 5 - KP4.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
HOSPITALLER ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS
(CHARTER OF KING PETER II)
#1.

01.

Robert Sanguszko-Formhals

1972-1992

Prince Grand Master.

02.

'Baron' Richard Flach de Flachslanden

1992-1998

Prince Grand Master.

Dr Joe Rudé

1998-

Lieutenant Grand Master.

NOTES:
#1 This organisation was one of three which continued from that in TABLE 3. See TABLE 6 and TABLE 14 for the other organisations.
From 1972 until 1977, King Peter's brother HRH Prince Andrei of Yugoslavia was the "Protector" to this group, until he left to join the King Peter group as led by Prince Sergei Troubetzkoy in 1977; see TABLE 6.


TABLE 6 - KP5.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER
#1.
(UNDER THE BELGIAN ROYAL CHARTER) #2. EXTINCT  #3.

Prince Sergei S. Troubetzkoy

1971-1981

Lieutenant Grand Master #4.

01.

HRH Prince Andrei of Yugoslavia

1977-1990

Grand Master #5.

Regency Council set up

1990-1994

In Regency.

Raymond J. Addington OBE

1994-1998

Lieutenant Grand Master #6.

Walter Pincket

1998-1999

Grand Commander #3.

NOTES:
#1 This organisation was one of three which continued from that in TABLE 3. See TABLE 5. and TABLE 14. for the other two organisations.
#2 As from 1991.
#3 This organisation ceased as an "Order" in its own right, when in 1999 it corporately became part of the 'Order' in TABLE 7.
#4 Troubetzkoy claimed to be an Hereditary Commander of the Russian Grand Priory. He had a Cousin who had been a member of the Paris Group of the Descendants of Russian Family Commanders, which had the patronage of the senior dynasts to the Russian Throne. It was a distant Cousin who was entitled to claim the Hereditary Commandery. Troubetzkoy had been a member of the organisation in TABLE 1, as the "Grand Prior for the Russian Langue". Troubetzkoy left but continued to support a faction of this 'Order' based in Canada and led by Giles Lamoureux-Gadoury.
#5 In 1977, the "Russian Grand Priory in Malta" split from this 'Order' and gained Prince Andrei of Yugoslavia as its Grand Master, to be reconciled with the rest of the 'Order' in 1979, when Prince Andrej was accepted by the whole 'Order' as being its Grand Master. Prince Andrei died in 1990.
#6 Organisation in schism. The Sovereign Council under Raymond J. Addington OBE did not recognise the Belgic Charter and there existed a state of schism between the Vancouver HQ and the Belgium HQ. A new listing exists under TABLE 11. In 1999 this organisation ceased to be part of the "King Peter Orders" and its members joined the organisation in TABLE 7.


TABLE 7 - KP6.
GRAND PRIOR AND LIEUTENANT GRAND PRIORS
THE SOVEREIGN ORDER OF ORTHODOX KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER
OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM,
FORMER RUSSIAN GRAND PRIORY IN ST PETERSBURG
#1 #2.
Including "Union des Descendants des Commandeurs et Chevaliers Héréditaires du Grand Prieuré de Russie de l'Ordre de Saint Jean de Jérusalem"#3, and the "Grand Prieuré de Russie de l'Ordre de Saint Jean de Jérusalem" #4.
Under the Protection of HH Prince Michael Androvitch Romanoff.

Count Nicholas Bobrinskoy

1977-2006

Sovereign Grand Prior #5.

Prince Sergei S. Troubetzkoy

1977-1979

Lieutenant Grand Master #6.

Prince Vladimir Bariatinsky

2002-

Lieutenant Grand Prior #3.

Prince Andrei Galitzine 2004- Lieutenant Grand Prior for Russia
Prince Michael Androvitch Romanoff 2006-2009 Acting Sovereign Grand Prior #7.

Prince Vladimir Bariatinsky

2006-

Acting Grand Prior #7.

NOTES:
#1 This organisation was created by members (among others) who had been in the 'Orders' of TABLE 2, TABLE 6, and TABLE 15.
#2 In 1992 Discussions were held to create a Joint Order with the Order in TABLE 2, but came to nothing.
#3 Since January 2005, this 'Order' includes "l'Union des Descendants des Commandeurs et Chevaliers Héréditaires du Grand Prieuré de Russie de l'Ordre de Saint Jean de Jérusalem" registered in Alsace amongst others by Prince Vladimir Bariatinsky. It is suggested via there website that this new Organisation is the historic "Union" of the Russian Hereditary Commanders group in Paris, begun in 1928 - but without providing any details of the missing period of 1975 to 2004. Whereas in reality the organisation was created as part of the "OOSJ" in 2005. It has been claimed that this Union was registered on the 11th November 2004, however the actual registration of this "Union" in Schiltigheim was 13th January 2005. Consult: The Register of Associations of the Tribunal d’Instance de Schiltigheim, Volume : 36 Folio N° 54.
#4. In July 2006, members of this organisation managed to transfer the moribund corporation once held by the Russian Commanders group.
#5 Count Nicholas Bobrinskoy is a genuine Count and a descendant of Catherine the Great of Russia. He was a member of the 'Order' in TABLE 15 in 1972 before joining the 'Order' in TABLE 6.
In 1974 he is listed as 'Lieutenant Grand Prior' of the "Orthodox Tradition of the Russian Grand Priory of the Sovereign Order of Saint John, of Jerusalem, Knights Of Malta", which was allied to "Orthodox Tradition of the Russian Grand Priory of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, the Orthodox Hospitallers of Saint John" an Order founded in Cyprus in 1972. His older half brother was a member of the Paris Group of the Descendants of Russian Family Commanders.
#6 Prince Sergei Troubetzkoy is listed on the early letterheads as Lieutenant Grand Master.
#7. The competing Acting Grand Priors indicate an internal division. Email 13/09/2006 for the declaration issued by Prince Michael assuming the duties of "Sovereign Grand Prior". Email 14/09/2006 for the notice about Prince Bariatinsky's succession as "Grand Prior". Prince Michael died early 2009.


TABLE 8 - KP7.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
GRAND PRIORY OF CANADA OF THE ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM
#1.
EXTINCT?  #2.

Prince Sergei S. Troubetzkoy

1981-1997

Lieutenant Grand Master #3.

#1 This organisation was created circa 1981, when Troubetzkoy and others left the 'Order' led by HRH Prince Andrei of Yugoslavia TABLE 6 .There is a suggestion that in 1988, both Troubetzkoy and Lamoureux-Gadoury sought a union with the 'OOSJ' - TABLE 7.
#2 The organisation may still be in existence. It appears to have been in existence as late as 1995, when Giles Lamoureux-Gadoury, Grand Prior of Canada wrote to a member of the "Russian Grand Priory of Malta" - see TABLE 10.
#3 By 1997, Prince Sergei S. Troubetzkoy was firmly supporting the 'Order' as led by Dr John Grady - see TABLE 13.


TABLE 9 - KP8.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER
(CHARTER OF KING PETER II)
#1.

01.

Anthony Zammit

1987-2001

Lieutenant Grand Master #1.

02.

HRH Prince Karl Vladimir Karageorgevitch

2001-

Grand Master.

NOTES:
#1 This organisation seceded from that in TABLE 6.


TABLE 10 - KP9.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER
RUSSIAN GRAND PRIORY OF MALTA
(CONSTITUTION OF KING PETER II) #1.

Victor Xuereb

1990-1999

Grand Commander.

Victor Xuereb

1999-

Lieutenant Grand Master.

NOTES:
#1 This organisation seceded from that in TABLE 5 in 1990.
Up until the mid 1990s, the "Order" had been content with the office of Grand Prior, when Victor Xuereb became Grand Commander. His Office is now further elevated.


TABLE 11 - KP10.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER
(CONSTITUTION OF KING PETER II)
#1.

Raymond J. Addington OBE

1998-1999

Lieutenant Grand Master #2.

Robert G. Brodie

1999-2004

Lieutenant Grand Master.

01. Robert G. Brodie 2004-2006 Grand Master #3.

Regency Council led by Grand Commnader Owen Brown

2006-

Regency ad interim

NOTES:
#1
This organisation since December 1998, emerged from that in TABLE 6.
#2 Through internal divisions Addington eventually left and joined the organisation in TABLE 10.
#3 Robert G. Brodie being in poor health abdicated with Grand Commnader Owen Brown in charge of a Regency Council.


TABLE 12.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
THE INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIORY AND AUTONOMOUS
PRIORY OF SICILY-ARAGON OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM #1.
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS OF MALTA.
INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIORY
#2.
KNIGHTS OF MALTA, SOVEREIGN ORDER OF THE HOSPITALLERS
OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM, OSJ. #3.

01.

'Prince' Roberto Paternò Castello

1972-1974

Grand Master #1.

01.

'Prince' Roberto Paternò Castello

1977-1979

Grand Master #4.

01.

'Prince' Roberto Paternò Castello

1981-1994

Grand Master #5.

NOTES:
#1 Paternò an ex member of the Pichel Order from 1965 headed a "St John" Order 1972-1974. He then reconciled with the Pichel Order to become its "Prince Protector". (TABLE 1). At the time of reconciliation, part of his organisation continued as a separate organisation - See TABLE 20.
#2 Paternò's Order once again became independent from 1977 - 1979.
#3 Present Title (2005).
#4
In 1979 Paternò again reconciled with the organisation in TABLE 1.
#5 Paternò appeared to be operating independently from Shickshinny. When this group came to an end, the enterprise was continued by a "HH Chev. George Korey-Kreczowski" see TABLE 18.


TABLE 13.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER
#1.

01.

Dr "Sir" John L. Grady

1991-2008

Prince Grand Master #2.

Prince Sergei S. Troubetzkoy 199?-2001 Lieutenant Grand Master #3.
02. "Sir" Barry Garland 2008- Prince Grand Master #4.

Dr "Sir" John L. Grady

2008-

Prince Grand Master Emeritus #4.

NOTES:
#1 This organisation seceded from that in TABLE 1.
#2 No further information has been researched since 2002.
#3. Prince Sergei S. Troubetzkoy was formerly the "Grand Prior of the Russian Langue" of the organisation in TABLE 1. He then joined the "King Peter Order ", TABLE 3, before leading his own 'Order', TABLE 6, and assisted in setting up the 'Order' in TABLE 7.
#4. http://www.osjknights.com/SOSJ%20History%20Since%20the%20Fall%20of%20Malta.pdf


TABLE 14 - KP11.
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS OF MALTA (AMERICA)
#1 #3.
EXTINCT

James A. Jacobs

1970-1976

Sovereign Grand Commander #2.

Crolian Edelen de Burgh

1976-1976

Lieutenant Grand Master.

NOTES:
#1
This organisation was one of three which continued from that in TABLE 3. See TABLE 5. and TABLE 6. for the other organisations.
#2 In 1976, the organisation allied with that in TABLE 1.
#3 This Order led to that in TABLE 15.


TABLE 15 - KP12.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN MILITARY HOSPITALLER ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM,
KNIGHTS OF MALTA
#1 EXTINCT #5.
Royal Protector: "His Royal and Imperial Highness Alexis II, Prince Dolgorouky-Romanov d'Anjou-Durassow" #2.

Robert von Brancovan

1972-1974

Lieutenant Grand Master #3.

01.

Robert von Brancovan

1974-1984

Grand Master #4 #5.

NOTES:
#1
This organisation seceded from that in TABLE 14.
#2 more correctly; Alex Ceslawa Maurice Jean Brimeyer born in 1946. Brimeyer managed to get himself recognized by the 87-year-old Vassili d'Anjou Durassow. The document attests that Vassili recognizes him as his only son and  heir by his "former consort Princess Olga Beatricia Dolgorouki" and cites his date of birth as 4 May 1948. However other evidence discounts this claim.
see http://web.archive.org/web/20030628111017/http://www.kwtelecom.com/chivalry/anjou.html
Alex Brimmer went on to found his own Order - see TABLE 23.
#3 Robert von Brancovan (known as Robert Baden von Bradische. Some authors suggest his real name is Isaac Wolff) had first been a member of the Cassagnac Order (TABLE 2). In 1967, he then was a leading member of a St John Order led by 'Grand Master' Prince Carol Hohenzollern (TABLE 4). Brancovan left in 1969 to join the King Peter Order (TABLE 3). In 1970, he then assisted in setting up a new St John Order (TABLE 14).
#4 Became known as Prince Michael Khimchiachivili Von Brancovani. Brancovan became a defendant in a Court case in the USA; Alhadeff v. Georg, 30 November 1983, the Court decided in favour of the plaintiff and against the defendant who had supplied the plaintiff with a "passport" and made him a "knight of Malta" for which he had charged $20,000. The Court in its judgment determined that, despite the variants in the name, there was an intention to make the plaintiff (who was Jewish) believe that the defendant's "Order" was somehow a secular branch of the Roman Catholic Order; evidence such as the similarity of the name, the coat of arms as used on stationery, the decoration awarded, references to the alleged support of various public persons, all served to support the plaintiff's case. The Brancovan organisation may have ceased to exist following this Court case.
#5 The 'Order' in TABLE 19 claims to have continued this 'Order'.


TABLE 16.
GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF THE HOSPITALLERS OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM,
KNIGHTS OF MALTA
#1.

01.

Prince Carol Hohenzollern

1971-19??

Grand Master #2.

NOTES:
#1
This organisation seceded from that in TABLE 2 when Prince Carol set up his own Order.
#2 No further information has been gained.


TABLE 17.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS OF MALTA
#1.

Rogier Chylinsky-Polubinsky

1976-????

Lieutenant Grand Master #2.

NOTES:
#1
This organisation seceded from that in TABLE 12.
#2 No further information has been researched since 1979.


TABLE 18.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, KNIGHTS OF MALTA
Royal Protector: H.M. King Michael of Rumania (in exile)
#1 #2.

01.

HH Chev. George Korey-Kreczowski

1993-1997

Prince Grand Master #3.

'Count' Joseph Frendo Cumbo

1993-1997

Lieutenant Grand Master #4.

02.

'Count' Joseph Frendo Cumbo

1996-

Prince Grand Master #5.

'Count' Emmanueal Bonello

1998-

Lieutenant Grand Master.

NOTES:
#1
This organisation seceded from that in TABLE 12.
#2 No further information has been researched since 2005.
#3 So George Korey claims for himself - see page 136 of;
http://prestoungrange.org/core-files/archive/university_press/navigators-can/pages101-170.pdf
#4 See page 117 of;
http://prestoungrange.org/core-files/archive/university_press/navigators-can/pages173-192.pdf
#5 The Website of the Order gives; "Count Joseph Frendo Cumbo Grand Master Maltese 1997-" See;
http://www.knightshospitallers.org/masters.htm viewed 16th December 2005.


TABLE 19.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
KNIGHTS OF MALTA SOVEREIGN ORDER OF REFORMED HOSPITALLERS
OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM  
#1.

01.

'Prince' Arnaldo Petruci di Siena

1978-1993

Grand Master.

02.

Prof. Sir Vincent Abukuse Mbirika

1993-

Grand Master.

NOTES:
#1
This organisation seceded from that in TABLE 15.


TABLE 20.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM KNIGHTS OF MALTA

- THE INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIORY #1.
- THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER #2.
- THE HEREDITARY OSJ #3.

'Marquis' Kelinu Vella Haber

1974-1975

Grand Prior.

'Marquis' Kelinu Vella Haber

1975-

International Grand Prior.

01.

'Grand Duke' Dmitrij Dimitrijevich

1978-1978

Sovereign Grand Master #4.

02.

Bishop Mgr Giuseppe Fenocchio

1992-1998

Prince Grand Master.

03.

'Baron' Ken Benfield 'de Palmanova de Spire'

1998-

Prince Grand Master.

NOTES:
#1
This organisation seceded from that in TABLE 12. Title 1977-1980.
#2 Title 1980-1983.
#3 Title 1984 onward.
#4 This 'Grand Duke' is not to be confused with Dmitri Romanoff of Copenhagen.


TABLE 21.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
THE KNIGHTS HOSPITALLERS OF THE
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM
CHEVALIERS DE MALTE
#1.

01

'Prince' Henri Constantine III de Vigo

1994-1998

Grand Master #2.

'Count' Louis S Montaldo 'de Modon'

1994-1998

Deputy Grand Master #3.

'Count' Louis S Montaldo 'de Modon'

1998-2003

Lieutenant Grand Master.

02

'Duke' Don Roberto II Paternò

2002-2003

Grand Master #4.

03

'Count' Louis S Montaldo 'de Modon'

2003-

Grand Master #5.

NOTES:
#1
This organisation either continued, or seceded, from that in TABLE 12.
#2 "Prince" Henri is counted as the 74th Grand Master (Paul I is claimed as the 70th, Grand Duke Alexander as the 71st, "Prince" Crolian Edelen "de Burg" as the 72nd, Don Roberto II Paternò Castello di Carcaci Ayerbe-Aragona Duke of Perpignan, head of the Royal House of Aragon, as the 73rd.
#3 Created "Count of Modon" by "Prince" Henri Constantine III de Vigo in 1994! See;
http://www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'Oro%5Cmontaldo.html
#4 Don Roberto came out of "retirement" 12th August 2002 to acknowledge this Order as the true Order which is in succession to that over which Pichel was Chancellor! Source of information, "The Malta Year Book" De La Salle Brothers Publications, Silema, Malta, 2003, page 432.
#5 The title 'Marquis' was "bestowed upon him" by Don Roberto II Paternò as "head of the Royal House of Aragon"
In http://www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'Oro%5Cmontaldo.html Montaldo's Grandmastership is dated to 31st January 2003.


TABLE 22 - KP13.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF THE HOSPITALLERS OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM
KNIGHTS OF MALTA - O.S.J. Inc
#1.
Royal Protector: H.M. King Peter II of Yugoslavia (in exile) #2 #4.

01

Otto Adrian Schobert

1964-1989

Grand Master #4.

02

Eimi Eisenstatter

1989-19??

Grand Master.

NOTES:
#1
This organisation seceded from that in TABLE 1 in 1964.
#2 From 1965 - 1970.
#3 It allied initially with the Cassagnac Order (TABLE 2) and then with King Peter's own Order (TABLE 3).
#4 Changed later to Choibert.


TABLE 23 - KP14.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN MILITARY AND HOSPITALLER ORDER OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM
KNIGHTS OF MALTA ECUMENICAL
#1.

01

H.R.H. 'Prince' Alexis d'Anjou-Dolgorouki

1990-1995

Grand Master #2 #3.

NOTES:
#1
This organisation seceded from that in TABLE 15.
#2 More correctly; Alex Ceslawa Maurice Jean Brimeyer (or Brimmer) born in 1946. Alex Brimmer died from Aids in March 1995.
#3 This organisation appears to have continued see TABLE 24 and TABLE 25. Other Orders with "Ecumenical" in their titles may have emerged from this "Order".


TABLE 24 - KP15.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN MILITARY AND HOSPITALLER ORDER OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM
RUSSIAN GREEK ORTHODOX ECUMENICAL
#1.

01

'His Excellency Count 'A de Brett d'Avray

2001-

Grand Marshall.

NOTES:
#1
This organisation developed from that in TABLE 23.


TABLE 25 - KP16.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SOVEREIGN MILITARY AND HOSPITALLER ORDER OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM
ECUMENICAL KNIGHTS OF RHODES AND MALTA, O.S.J.
#1.

01.

HE Emilio Lobera, Baron de Lobera

1997-

Lieutenant Grand Master.

NOTES:
#1
This organisation developed from that in TABLE 23 - or it may be the same organisation.


TABLE 26- KP17.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
ORDO SANCTI JOANNIS HOSPITALIS HIEROSOLYMITANI INC.

01.

Peter II, King of Yugoslavia

1965-1970

Grand Master #1.

'Prince 'Alfred von Habsburg-Hohenberg

2001-2006

Hereditary Grand Prior #2.

NOTES:
#1
Only via Alfred Kugler's claim.
#2 The full title claimed is "His Highness, Alfred Prince von Habsburg-Hohenberg, Margrave von Burgau, Baron von Kupferberg, Landgrave zu Nellenburg, Burgrave von Tirol".
Originally he was a member of the Order in TABLE 2 in 1964, and before that may have been a member of the Shickshinny Convent (TABLE 1). In 1965 he was a member of the Order in TABLE 3.
On July 7th 2002 he was claiming that "H.M. King Peter II, as the Grandmaster of the Ordo Sancti Joannis Hospitalis Hierosolymitami decreed on January 20, 1964 that my title should be Hereditary Grand Prior, Knights Hospitaller". However on a Document (a Proxy voting paper) 18th May 1964 (a copy of which was preserved in the records of Count Christian Orssich), submitted by him to King Peter, he describes himself as "Alfred Paul Baron Kugler von Kupferberg Hollenberg - Hereditary Commander of Justice, acting Prior of Middle Northwest of the United States of America" - thus in the historical records of the Order as led by King Peter see TABLE 3, certainly by May 1964 - no decree appears to have been issued by King Peter, as he is not an "Hereditary Grand Prior"! - nor in that Document a "Prince"! Furthermore, King Peter was only elected Grand Master on the 30th January 1965, by a group of American Knights, followed by being elected Grand Master by European groups in March of that year. Up until 30th January 1965, King Peter was only High Protector to the Cassagnac Order (TABLE 2). There is no evidence contemporary to 1964 and up until 30th January 1965, that King Peter was a Grandmaster of any Order of St John, including one with a Latin Title!
Of relevance is a letter from General Theodore K. Militchevitch, who was in charge of the Chancellery of King Peter II. In writing to Kupferberg on May 20th 1965, General Militchevitch begins the letter "Dear Mr. von Kupferberg" - not "Baron" - nor "Prince". General Militchevitch on behalf of the King would always seek to follow the correct protocols, and certainly does not provide the title of "Prince" to Kupferberg.
By February 2006, the website had become defunct suggesting the Order no longer exists.


TABLE 27.
GRAND MASTERS AND LIEUTENANT GRAND MASTERS
SUPREMUS ORDO DOMUS HOSPITALIS SANCTI JOHANNIS HIEROSOLYMITANI
#1.
01 Baron Yves de Villepin 2005-2006 Grand Master #2.
Baron Yves de Villepin 2006- Grand Master Emeritus.
02 Ivar Christian Holten Castenschiold. 2006-

NOTES:
1.
Created 27th December 2005, by an Act of Union of the Priory of Brittany,  Den Danske Malteserorden (both schismatic parts of the "Regular Order of St John of the Holy Land see TABLE 2) the Den Suveræne St Johannes Orden , and the Priory of King Valdemar the Great in the USA.
2. Formally Grand Master of the Regular Order of St John of the Holy Land (TABLE 2) from which he resigned 14th May 2005. He operated under the title "Grand Master" once again sometime before the Act of Union 27th December 2005 (but not accepted by his former 'Order'. He 'Abdicated' as Grand Master of the New 'Order' 10th June 2006.


SOURCES:
The information has been gleaned from;
(a) Guy Sainty's pages on the self-styled St John Orders.
(b) Records held by Count Christian Orssich consisting of correspondence between King Peter and others.
(c) Web Pages of the Self-Styled Orders.
(d) Formhals, Robert Willard Yates. White Cross : Story of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, with particular emphasis on the Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller since 1964 under Royal Charter of Peter II, King of Yugoslavia. Sanghals Publishers, Camarillo, California, USA, 1979.
(e) Information published by the Self-Styled Orders about themselves in the Malta Year Books, published by De La Salle Brothers Publications, Sliema, Malta, for the years 1967 onward.
(f) Information sent to the Author.


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