Hugh Paganis (Hugo de Payns ) (c. 1070 – 24 May 1136), co-founder and first Grand Master of the Knights Templar by Van Daele,Church of St James, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire - http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/image/5977
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The Latin Rule was specific codes for the Templar Order. Its 72 clauses defined the ideal behaviour for the Knights, such as the types of garments they were to wear and how to eat. As the Order grew, more guidelines were added, and the original list of 72 clauses was expanded to several hundred in its final form. Some of my family were these knights.
Godfrey de Saint-Omer and eight other knights was the first group of knights in the Order. They had few financial resources and relied on donations to survive. Their emblem was of two knights riding on a single horse, emphasising the Order's poverty. Around 1129 the Order was officially endorsed by the Catholic Church. The Order became a favoured charity throughout Christendom and grew rapidly in membership and power. See other meaning in earlier post