Lila Burner Housden, the youngest child of the late James Gilbert Burner and Amanda Elsapha Noble was born in Luray, VA.  On September 30, 1972, she married Vincent Lee Housden, a disabled Vietnam Veteran. They currently reside in Cross Keys, VA.  Lila and Vince have two children, James Vincent Housden and Kathryn Noble Housden Corder. Lila is a grandmother of five, including twin grandsons and has two great-grandsons.

Lila studied at Longwood College and Blue Ridge Community College with a double major in History and English with concentration in Medieval English. She has an advanced certification in Interior Design with concentration in Historical Restoration and Preservation. She served her Internship with Mary Glick of Mary Glick Interiors of Virginia. 

Lila is a former advertising agent and writer for numerous advertising agencies, radio, and tv stations. She was Special Events Consultant for international corporations. Lila served as speech writer for numerous corporate executives. She is the former Co-Owner of Hawks Meadow Horse Farm, who specialized in “Touch Training” for foals and “Ground Manners” for horses of all ages.  Currently Lila is the Secretary -Treasurer for Double J Livestock LLC and Dayton Ag Complex in Virginia.


  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta
  • Colonial Dames of America
  • Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars (Honorary VA Governor)
  • Descendants of Brian Boru (Founder; First Deputy Governor)
  • Descendants of Colonial Mothers 1607-July 4th, 1776 (Vice President General)
  • Descendants of Continental Colonial Officers (Founder; Founding Lt. Commander)
  • Descendants of Early Postmasters 1607-1900
  • Descendants of Sheriffs and Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America
  • Descendants of the Knights of the Garter (UK)
  • Descendants of the Templar Knights
  • Founders Fellowship
  • Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen
  • Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies
  • Hereditary Order of the Red Dragon (Founding Governor)
  • Legion of Vikings and Valkyries (Founder; Founding Chaplain)
  • Military Order of The Crusades
  • Military Order of the Southern Cross in the Pacific Theater
  • National Guild of St. Margaret of Scotland
  • National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
  • National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century
  • National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars (VA Corresponding Secretary)
  • National Society Daughters of the American Colonists
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • National Society Descendants of Colonial Indentured Servants
  • National Society of Saints and Sinners
  • National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor
  • National Society Sons and Daughter of the Pilgrims (Honorary VA Governor South Branch)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861
  • National Society United States Daughters of 1812 (Honorary VA State President)
  • Order of Alba; Secretary General
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
  • Order of Bacon’s Rebellion (Founder; Founding Governor)
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers
  • Order of First Families of North Carolina
  • Order of Merovingian Dynasty
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne
  • Order of the Descendants of El Cid (Founder; Honorary Governor General)
  • Order of the Descendants of the Justiciars
  • Order of the House of Wessex
  • Order of the Kings and Queens in the Holy Lands
  • Order of the Medieval Women, Women of Consequence
  • Order of the Monarchs of Rheims
  • Order of the Norman Conquest
  • Order of the Sovereigns of Ancient Scandinavia (Founding Sovereign)
  • Order of the Steel Magnolias (National Historian)
  • Order of the Vietnam War
  • Order of Three Crusades 1066-1192
  • Order of William the Marshal (Founder; Founding Earl Marshal)
  • Society of the 1704 Virginia Quit Rents (Founder; Founding Deputy Governor)
  • Society of the Descendants of Lady Godiva (Recording Secretary General)
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar (Chaplain General)
  • Sons and Daughters of Virginia Founding Fathers


Lila designed and implemented the creation of Virginia themed gifts for International Corporate Visitors. She is a former Sunday School Teacher, former Girl Scout Leader, and a member of Sigma Kappa National Sorority. 

She has designed insignia for several lineage societies.