Zackery de Clare, Squire

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Zackery de Clare, Squire
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Zackery de Clare at Washington State University in 2016
FamilyHouse de Clare
MotherNatalie de Clare
Born14 December 2004
Federal Way, Washington State, United States
OccupationEuropean Nobility

Zackery de Clare, Squire (14 December 2004-Present Day), is the only son of Natalie de Clare, 4th Countess of Markland, DGK. He loves history and science (especially geology, geography and climatology), math, art, and music. He enjoys medieval based video games in his spare time but loves the natural world, traveling and exploring new places and cultures. He likes historical medieval combat as well as European based martial arts (i.e. swords, heavy armor, axes, etc..).

Armorial Bearings

Federal Way, Washington, United States - the birthplace of Zackery de Clare in 2004
Danish Jægerkorpset during training operations in Denmark.
The Clan MacDuff Crest Badge. Motto: Deus juvat - "God assists". Badge: A lion rampant, holding a dagger in its paw.

Armorial bearings are also known colloquially as a Coat of Arms. They are the principal part of a system of hereditary symbols dating back to early medieval Europe, used primarily to establish identity in battle.[1][2]They are still used today by royalty, nobility and knights to cover, protect, and identify the wearer; to denote their decedents, property ownership and their profession.[1][2] Armorial Bearings belong to specific individuals not families as there is no such thing as a family Coat of Arms or a family crest. [3][4]

Life

Zackery de Clare was born in Federal Way, Pierce, Washington, United States in 2004. The first part of his life was spent in western Washington state far away from any large cities and surrounded by mountains, forests and countless water bodies. He has explored and traveled to most parts of the Pacific Northwest from the San Juan Islands, beaches on the pacific ocean to the mighty Cascade Mountains stretching from the Canadian to Mexican border. He has been to almost every part of Washington, Idaho and Oregon. He spent a great deal of his early childhood attending schools in the Pacific Northwest, but after receiving a sub-par education through the United States education system, he has been receiving private instruction since 2016 which continues to present day.

He is automatically a member of Clan Cian in Ireland due to his ancestry as well as Clan MacDuff in Scotland. He enjoys spending a great deal of time by himself and left to his own thoughts. He currently has no political or musical aspirations at this time. He has been learning military leadership and tactics since he was 10 years of age and desires to join the Danish Special Forces - Jægerkorpset; and serve Her Majesty, Queen Margrette II of Denmark or the next Monarch should she not be alive by the time he joins the Royal Danish Army. He is Natalie de Clare's heir and only son.

On his 14th birthday in 2018, in the ancient traditions of Chivalry, he became a Squire and is learning horsemanship, archery, military tactics, leadership and swordsmanship in order to eventually become a Knight on his 18th birthday.

Spelling Variations

The surname Clare was first found in Suffolk where Richard Fitz Gilbert, 1st Baron of Clare (1030-1091) held no less than ninety-five lordships in Suffolk, all attached to his chief lordship of Clare in the same county. To this family we owe the name of an English town, an Irish county, royal dukedoms (such as Clarence), Clare College, Clare Castle, Clare Bridge, Caerphilly Castle countless de Clare Priories, and various other villages, buildings, and momuments in Wales, Ireland and England respectively. Prior to the advent standardized dictionaries and the printing press the English language was fraught with surname variations of the same families. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the de Clare family name include Clair, Clare, Clere, O'Clear, O'Clair and others.

Education

Zackery de Clare currently receives private instruction for his educational needs. He spent many years in the sub-par educational system in the United States - specifically in the State of Washington as well as the State of Oregon; and due to the questionable educational practices of those poorly maintained academic systems he went into private instruction in 2016 and has remained there ever since. He currently attends House de Clare Preparatory Academy with a private tutor.

Family Ancestory

Zackery de Clare's family ancestry is a long and interesting tale and half of his ancestors can all be traced back to the Danes from around the 8th century C.E. His English ancestors came from the Duchy of Normandy during the conquest of England in 1066. A couple centuries later some of his Norman Ancestors went to Ireland in the late 12th century and stayed for hundreds of years. His genealogical proofs show that he has only one noble lineage that procreated with the Irish inhabitants in the O'Carroll and Kavanaugh lines thus, making hims a Cianachta member under the O'Carroll of Éile O'Carroll lineage. This lineage was recognized by the Cianachta Irish Clan in 2017. Ethnically he is Hungarian and Danish and allegedly his Hungarian lineages trace back to Hungarian nobility but this has not been verified. In Scotland his ancestry goes back to Clan MacDuff upon the marriage of Joan de Clare (1264-1322) to Duncan MacDuff III, 11th Earl of Fife (1262-1288).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Woodcock, T., & Robinson, J. M. (1988). The Oxford guide to heraldry (Vol. 116). Oxford University Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fox-Davies, A. C. (2007). A complete guide to heraldry. Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  3. College of Arms (2015) The United Kingdom College of Arms. Retrieved from http://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/
  4. The Court of the Lord Lyon of Scotland (2015). About Coats of Arms. Retrieved from http://www.lyon-court.com/lordlyon/216.181.html