Charles Bryan Poland was born in San Diego, California, the eldest of four sons, to Clarence Beauregard Poland III and Margaret Albertine White Poland. Chuck resides in Roanoke, Virginia. He is the widower of Karen Iola Milner Poland whom he married in 1965. His son Carl Bryan Poland lives in Washington, DC. His daughter Jeanette Marie Poland is deceased.

Mr. Poland attended schools in California, Washington, and New York. Mr. Poland was Valedictorian of his class at Leigh High School in San Jose, California, He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science, with honor.

Poland was employed by IBM for 30 years, in New York, Maryland, England, France and Japan. He began his career in large systems hardware and software development, and later shifted to technical support and marketing.

Mr. Poland is the Founder and Inaugural President General of two royal orders, Order of Alba, established for lineal descendants of the monarchs of independent Scotland, and Order of the House of Wessex, established for lineal descendants of the old Anglo-Saxon Kings (prior to the Norman Conquest). He was appointed as a Founder and Inaugural Officer of four additional orders


  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta
  • Clan MacFarlane, Director (Treasurer)
  • Descendants of Brian Boru
  • Descendants of Early Postmasters 1607-1900
  • Descendants of the Templar Knights
  • Families of Antebellum Missouri
  • First Families of the Alabama Territory
  • First Settlers of the Shenandoah Valley
  • Flagon and Trencher Society 
  • Founders Fellowship
  • General Society of Colonial Wars (Membership in the Commonwealth of Virginia)
  • General Society of the War of 1812 (Vice President; Former President, Virginia Society)
  • Hereditary Order of the Red Dragon (Founder; Inaugural Treasurer)
  • Jamestowne Society
  • Ligon Family and Kinsmen Association
  • Military Order of the Crusades
  • Military Order of the Stars & Bars (Commander, Virginia HQ Chapter)
  • National Guild of Saint Margaret of Scotland
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Colonial and Antebellum Planters 1607-1861
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (Governor, Virginia Branch; First Deputy Governor, Virginia South Branch)
  • National Society of Saints and Sinners
  • Order of Alba, Founder (Inaugural President General; Honorary President General)
  • Order of American Cousins of the Present and Future Sovereigns of Great Britain
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
  • Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters
  • Order of Indian Wars of the United States
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
  • Order of the Descendants of the Justiciars
  • Order of the Descendants of El Cid (Founder; Inaugural 1st Lt. Governor)
  • Order of the Founders of North America
  • Order of the House of Wessex, Founder (Inaugural President General)
  • Order of the Kings and Queens in the Holy Lands (Founder; 2nd Lt. Governor)
  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
  • Order of the Monarch of Rheims
  • Order of the Norman Conquest
  • Order of the Steel Magnolia
  • Order of the Sovereigns of Ancient Scandinavia (Founder; Inaugural Treasurer)
  • Order of Washington
  • Scotch-Irish Society of the USA
  • Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  • Society of Descendants of Lady Godiva (Duke, Virginia State Society)
  • Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-1861
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans (28th Virginia Infantry Camp)
  • Sons of Spanish American War Veterans
  • Sons of the American Revolution (President, Fincastle Resolutions Chapter)
  • Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge
  • Sons of the Revolution, Virginia Society
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (Former Secretary/Treasurer, Department of the Chesapeake)
  • The Descendants of Mexican War Veterans
  • The Friends of St. George’s and Descendants of the Knights of the Garter, UK
  • The National Gavel Society
  • Virginia Genealogical Society

Other Notes

Mr. Poland is an Eagle Scout. He is Past President of the Glen Condo Homeowners Association.