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From: Jeff Scism <>
Subject: Re: [BS] Qualification_ request
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 22:10:36 -0700
Membership granted. You may use IBSSG after your name.
Jeff Scism, IBSSG
Robert & Lorne Massena wrote:
> My father Robert and I are applying for membership based on being
> descendants of the "Baron de Camin". He was not really a Baron, but we don't
> know his real name and we refer to him by that name because he very
> consistently used that title.
> The first record we have of him is a marriage registration from 1849 where
> he used the name Louis Henri Paul Maria Dieudonné Elphany De Camin, and
> claimed to be the son of a (fictitious) Duke and Peer of France of the same
> name. However, he subsequently claimed that his name was André Masséna and
> that he was the son of the (non-fictitious, and very well-known at the time)
> deceased French general of the same name.
> Basically everything the Baron said about himself was fraudulent, and he
> caused civil disturbances throughout England with highly inflammatory and
> slanderous lectures against Catholicism. He subsequently came to North
> America and engaged in similar activities. He also passed himself off as a
> doctor for a time, and as a Masonic Past Master when he lectured on
> If additional credentials are needed please let me know, or you can do a
> search on "Baron de Camin" and see what others have to say about him.
> Lorne Massena (great-grandson of the Baron)
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