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MEMBERSHIP:

    
Application for membership shall be made upon duplicate blank forms prescribed by the Order, and shall in each case set forth the name, residence and services of his/her ancestor or ancestors in the KNIGHTS OF THE BATH from whom he/she claims eligibility.

    
An applicant for membership shall make oath that the statements in his/her application are true to the best of his/her knowledge and belief.  The applicant shall send such "worksheet" application, together with the admission dues, to the Registrar of the Order, who shall examine the claims of the applicant for eligibility; and no applicant shall be admitted to membership until the Registrar of the Order approves.

    
Memberships approved after 01 March 2003 shall be entitled to a Badge of the Order and a Certificate of Membership, duly attested by the Marshall of the Order and the Keeper of the Signet and Rolls of the Order, to which shall be affixed the seal of the Order.

    
Each member of the Order shall be entitled to appoint a "successor member."  The membership dues are lowered for the "successor member", being two hundred dollars ($200.00) plus the application fee of seventy-five dollars ($75.00).  Each "successor member" of the Order, after 01 March 2003,  shall be entitled to a Badge of the Order and a Certificate of Membership, duly attested by the Marshall of the Order and the Keeper of the Signet and Rolls of the Order, to which shall be affixed the seal of the Order.  A "successor member" is a son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, nephew or niece.

    
Whenever an applicant for membership in the Order is a lineal descendant of a present or former member of the Order whose application contains definite authority for the ancestor of that present member having been eligible as a Descendant of the Knights of the Bath, it shall only be necessary to establish the applicant's descent from such present or former member and include such member's National Number, provided that proofs satisfactory to the Registrar of the Order are in the member's file to establish the line of descent from the ancestor to the present or former member.

FEES AND DUES:

    
The admission dues for membership in the Order shall be four hundred dollars ($400.00)
     payable to: DKB

    
An application fee of seventy-five dollars ($75.00), payable to: James D. Partin, shall accompany the work sheet when submitted to the Registrar of the Order.

    
There are no yearly dues collected at this time.  All approved members prior to 01 March 2003 are either Charter Members and/or Life Members and will not be subject to any future yearly dues renewals in the future.  All future memberships will be Life Memberships.
 
    
A fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) shall accompany each supplemental claim for additional ancestral lines.  Supplemental memberships approved after 01 March 2003 shall be entitled to a Certificate of Membership, duly attested by the Marshall of the Order and the Keeper of the Signet and Rolls of the Order, to which shall be affixed the seal of the Order.

Contact:
Descendants of the Knights of the Bath
Registrar ~ Genealogist
14497 NW 22nd Place
Newberry, FL 32669-2022
or
Email:
Registrar Jim Partin
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