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Order of Saint Barnabas




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St. Barnabas, the "Son of Encouragement" is the namesake of the Order of Honour in the Dominion of British West Florida. We first meet Saint Barnabas in chapter 4 of the New Testament's Acts of the Apostles and then repeatedly in later chapters, as the story of these acts unfolds. He was a Jewish Levite (assistant to the priests) of Cyprus and became one of the earliest Christian disciples at Jerusalem. His original name was Joseph, but he was renamed Barnabas by the Apostles because Luke interpreted the word Barnabas as 'son of encouragement'. One of the first recorded acts of St. Barnabas was to sell some of his property, and use the proceeds to provide support for the Church. Thus we see that Barnabas was an encouragement in deeds as well as in words. Those appointed to the Order of Saint Barnabas also display this encouragement in both deeds and words. The title Grand Commander in the Order of Saint Barnabas is the highest chivalry honour Her Majesty's Government in and for the Dominion of British West Florida can bestow on a living person in the name of Her Majesty.

The Order of Saint Barnabas has the following levels: Sovereign: Her Majesty Elizabeth II

Grand Commander: His Grace, Robert Duke of Florida; The Most Honourable Bo Register, Marquess of Mobile

Knight Commander: Those who have earned the Dominion's highest recognition.

Knight: Those whose encouragement and support of the Dominion is worthy of special recognition.

Member: Persons whose encouragement of the Dominion of British West Florida are worthy of official recognition.


The Sovereign needs no post nominal letters, the Grand Commander of the order of Saint Barnabas is entitled to the post nominal GSB. The Knight Commanders in the Order use the post nominal CSB, Knights of Saint Barnabas use KSB, and Members in ordinary use OSB.

The Grand Commander of the Order of Saint Barnabas, with the date of Induction:

Member's Name
Date of Enrollment
His Grace Robert VII, Duke of Florida From the Founding of the Order, June 2005
The Most Honourable Bo Register, Marquess of Mobile (2nd Creation) From the 'Retirement' of His Grace the Duke, June 2007

The Knights Commander of the Order of Saint Barnabas, with the date of Induction:

Member's Name
Date of Enrollment
The Most Honourable Ted Willandt, Marquess of Mobile (1st Creation) From the Founding of the Order, June 2005

The Knights of the Order of Saint Barnabas, with the date of Induction:

Member's Name
Member's Occupation
Date of Enrollment
His Serene Highness, Christopher I
Sovereign Prince of Vikesland
12 July 2006
The Lord Eric, Earl of Rum
Grand Duke of Elsanore, Earl of Rum
12 July 2006

The Members of the Order of Saint Barnabas, with the date of Induction:

   Member's Name   
Member's Occupation
   Date Enrolled   
The Lady Amaretta KR Robertson
Baroness of Orleans
12 July 2006
Paul James
Heraldric Designer and Columnist
15 September 2006
Bridget Blair
Commissioning Agent, Editor, and Columnist
1 November 2006
John Ryan
Author and Columnist
1 November 2006
The Rt. Hon. James Alcock
Author, Privy Councillor, and President of the UCS
20 April 2007
Michael Boyd>
Queen's Council (Qualified)
9 June 2008
Jacqueline Jones-Soule>
Director Jeremiah Group
9 June 2008
Rev. Gilbert Scie
Pastor, Director - Mercy Corps
9 June 2008
William F. Stallworth
Businessman, Councillor (City of Biloxi)
9 June 2008
Maj. Gen. Douglas O'Dell
Director Gulf Coast Recovery
9 June 2008
Dennis W. Corbett
Imperator, Imperium of DeWaCo Estates
9 June 2008
Theodore Harvey
Celloist, Monarchist Forum Master
9 June 2008
Frank Lay
Principal, Pace High School
11 June 2010
Mary Gunter
Charwoman, Institute for School Innovation
11 June 2010

Her Majesty, Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Dominion of British West Florida, and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, has not yet granted our Petition, nor authorized this web site.