In 1758, the Templars in Saint-Dominigue were under the command of Madeleine de L'Isle, Master Templar of the Louisiana Rite. That year, they were ordered by her to publicly execute François Mackandal, Mentor of the Saint-Dominigue Assassins, in order to make an example out of him.
In early 1801, the Templar Jean-Louis Villatte tried to take advantage of the power vacuum that existed in revolutionary Haiti and declared himself governor. By early August however, Villatte had been deposed and replaced by the Assassins Toussaint Louverture and Eseosa.
In 1957, the Templars were affiliated with Haitian president François Duvalier, who became responsible for more than ten years of corrupt and murderous leadership. However, on 21 April 1971, Duvalier was killed by the Assassins.