Post by GeneticBlend on Apr 4, 2018 13:44:32 GMT -5
Summary of Chapter 1
The Croix de Lorraine is the most sacred and coveted possession of the Templars. It represents the union of opposites, the intersection of creative forces and destructive forces, and also the union of male and female.
At the Castle of Buisson, the Grand Master of the Templars, Jacques, was wearing the cross when he was stabbed (not fatally) by Humphrey de Baux. Humphrey de Baux also took the cross.
This act shamed his family. His name was taken out of all family accounts.
Humphry de Baux fled to Yorkshire England, changed his name to Belt, and set himself up as a merchant.
In 1613, Robert Belt purchased Bossall Manor. John Pearson became his steward. John lived in Buttercrambe, near the church. Not much later, John died, and his gradson, another John, became the steward to Robert Belt. This John moved his family to a cottage on Bossall Hall Farm lands to be closer to work.
John had two sons, James and John, and a daughter Elizabeth.
John Pearson could trace his family back to 1096 to Henry de Persene. By the 13th Century, the name changed to Pierson, then Pearson. The Pearsons made it a tradition that someone would record the family history.
Eventhough they were poor, they always felt they were meant for better things. The father of the family always taught the children to read and write, which wasn't common for those of their class.