Orders & Heritage
Distinguished Orders and Family History
His Excellency was accepted by HM the Omukama and HM the Omugo of the Kingdom, Bunyoro-Kitara (Oldest Kingdom in the Republic of Uganda) he was appointed to become the Ambassador to Ireland, and then the Ambassador to Europe.
Currently he serves as the Ambassador to Ireland for HM Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II of the Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim where he was awarded to become a Knight in Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog.
His Excellency is a member of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes since 1966, and is of the second degree. The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) is one of the largest fraternal organisations in the United Kingdom. The order started in 1822 and is known as the Buffs to members. The RAOB organisation aids members, their families, dependents of former members and other charitable organisations.
A very notable family member was: Stephanie, Princess of Armenia 1175, became Queen of Jerusalem born in Austria, de-Brienne. Imperador de-Constantinople, his 25th Great Grandmother. Daughter of King Alfonso IX Fernandez King of Leon, my 26th Great Grandfather
Another was John (Emperor of Constantinople, King of Jerusalem, John of Brienne/ne: Jean De Candia-Nevers) is his 25th Great Grandfather, born in 1170 in Brienne-le-Chateau, (now a hotel) in Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France, to Alfonso IX Fernandez King of Leon and Queen Berenguela Queen of Jerusalem) as shown in his family tree (74). He was a knight-errant. John died on 23rd March 1237, aged about 66 and is buried, in Constantinople Turkey. John married to Marie Rainha, Queen of Jerusalem de-Brienne.
Armenia Kingdom of Cilicia birth of Leo I King of II de Armenia in 1150.
Birth of Thiebaut II (Thibaut) Count De-Bar de- Bar le Duc in 1221, is my 25th Great Grandfather, died in 1291 aged about 70 in Meuse, Argonne, Lorraine, France.
Jeanne Dame De Toucy Comte De-Bar (De-Toucy) De-Bar-Le-Duc is his 25th Great Grandmother/ Jeanne was a Dame de Toucy & de Saint-Fargeau. Jeanne died on 7th April 1317 aged about 85 in Le Duc Meuse Argonne, France. Thiébaut II Comte De-Bar De-Le-Duc, aged 25, married Jeanne Dame De Toucy Comte De-Bar age about 15 in 1246. They had one daughter (Comte de Bar) Norton Norville (De-Bar-Le-Duc) in 1245. This family is in his family tree referenced 60th.
Hence the Ambassador uses the family title Duke-De-Bar.
The Ambassador's Motto: "Service to others with Integrity, Honesty, and Strength."
Notable Genealogy Connections
H.M. King George V Windsor
George V, King of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions beyond the Seas is my third cousin four times removed wife's brother's wife's first cousin once removed's wife's second cousin once removed's 1st husband.
Godfrey William Brock Gadd → S/Sgt Leslie Gadd my father → Leonard Samual Gadd his father → Henry Gadd his father → Samuel Gadd his father Thomas Gadd his father → Benjamin Gadd his father → John Gadd, III his father→ Thomas Gadd his brother → William Gadd his son→ Samuel Gadd his son→Alfred Gadd
his father → William IV of the United Kingdom his father → Adolphus Frederick Hanover, Duke of Cambridge his brother → Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth of Cambridge, Duchess of Teck his daughter → Mary of Teck her daughter →George V, King of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions beyond the Seas her husband
George V, King of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions
HRH Prince Charles Windsor
Charles, Prince of Wales
Charles, Prince of Wales is my second cousin twice removed's wife's first cousin's wife's sister's husband's wife's grandson's wife's first cousin once removed wife's first cousin once removed.
Godfrey William Brock Gadd → S/Sgt Leslie Gadd your father → Leonard Samual Gadd his father → Henry Gadd his father → Samuel Gadd his father → Thomas Gadd his father → Job Gadd his son → David Gadd his son → Richard Gadd his son → Florence Marie Gadd his wife → William Cropp her father → Benjamin Cropp his brother → Thomas Arthur Cropp his son → Alice Berriman Cropp his wife → Edith Ann Southee her sister → William Herbert Southee her husband → Matilda Jane Southee his wife → Annie May Aberhart her daughter → <private> Aberhart her son → Shalom Sara Shoshannah Del'Monte his wife → <private> Clayton her mother → Iltyd Nicol Clayton, Kbe her father → Brigadier Sir Gilbert Falkingham Clayton, KCMG, KBE, CB his brother → Samuel Wittewronge Clayton, III his son → Lady Mary Cecilia Clayton his wife → Rose Leveson-Gower, Countess Granville her mother → Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Windsor, Queen Consort of United Kingdom her sister → Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom her daughter → Charles, Prince of Wales her son
Charles Phillip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor (Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg), Prince of Wales
Mary 1, Queen of Scots
Mary I, Queen of Scots is your second cousin twice removed's wife's granddaughter's husband's uncle's wife's great aunt's husband's 8th great grandmother.
Godfrey William Brock Gadd → S/Sgt Leslie Gadd your father → Leonard Samual Gadd his father → Henry Gadd his father → Samuel Gadd his father → Thomas Gadd his father → Job Gadd his son → David Gadd his son → Richard Gadd his son → Florence Marie Gadd his wife → Pauline Steele her daughter Rachel Ann Steele her daughter → Selwyn Feary her husband → <private> Feary his father → <private> Feary his brother → <private> Feary (Gorton) his wife → Dorothy Violet Gorton her mother → Charles Gonnerman Dalgety her father → Eliza Blanche Nelson, Viscountess Trafalgar his sister → Herbert Horatio Nelson, Viscount Trafalgar her husband → Lady Mary Agar his mother → Diana Herbert her mother → Elizabeth Herbert her mother → Topham Beauclerk her father → Lord Sidney Beauclerk, PC, MP his father → Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St. Albans his father → Charles II of England his father → Charles I, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland his father → James VI King of Scots, James I King of England & Ireland his father → Mary I, Queen of Scots his mother
Mary I, Queen of Scots