Join the Society of Colonial Wars in Illinois

Any male person eighteen years of age or older, of good moral character and reputation, shall be eligible to membership in the Society of Colonial Wars, provided he is lineally descended in the male or female line from an ancestor:


1. Who served as a military or naval officer, or as a soldier, sailor, or marine, or as a privateersman, under authority of any of the Colonies which afterward formed the United States, or in the forces of Great Britain which participated with those of the said Colonies in any wars in which the said Colonies were engaged, or in which they enrolled men, during the period from the settlement of Jamestown, May 13, 1607, to the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775; or

2. Who held office in any of the Colonies between the dates above mentioned, as:
(a) Director General, Vice Director General, or member of the Council, or Legislative body, in the Colony of the New Netherland;
(b) Governor, Lieutenant or Deputy Governor, Lord Proprietor, member of the King’s or Governor’s Council, or of the Legislative body, in the Colony of New York, the Jerseys, Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Delaware;
(c) Lord Proprietor, Governor, Deputy Governor, or member of the Council, or of the Legislative body, in Maryland, the Carolinas, or Georgia;
(d) Governor, Deputy Governor, Governor’s Assistant, or Commissioner to the United Colonies of New England, or member of the Council, body of Assistants, or Legislative body, in any of the New England colonies; or
(e) Justice, Judge, Justice of the Peace, or other judicial officer.

Preliminary Application: $85.
Final Application: $150.
Annual Dues: $120.
Application Procedures
Preliminary Application
For further information contact: Registrar William M. Fox at

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~ Upcoming Events ~

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Illinois NSCDA reception,
brunch and presentation
Speaker: Prof. Robert M. Morrisey,
U. Illinois
Indian Hill Club – 10:30 am

Friday, February 1-3, 2019

“Palm Beach Weekend”
FL State Society
Dinner Dance Friday-
The Everglades Club
Brunch Saturday- The Bath
& Tennis Club

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Colonial History Lecture Series
Speaker: Peter Mancall, USC
Newberry Library — 10 am

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Annual All Member-
Membership Event
5pm Quarterly Council Meeting
6pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
7:30pm Dinner- The Racquet Club

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

John Bross – Letters from Belle
Council Meeting – 11:30am
Program & Lunch Noon to 1pm
The Casino