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1911.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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LODGE PROCEEDINGS.

PAGE.

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Friday, 6th January, 1911

Friday, 3id March, 1911 Friday, 5Lh May, 1911 Thursday, loth, to Sutiday, 19Lh June, 1911 (Suinnier Outing— Wells and

Glastonbury) Saturday, 2ith Juno, 1911, St. Jului's U.iy in Harvest Friday, Gth October, 1911

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NOTES AND QUERIES.

The Early Grand Eiicanipineut of Ireland

Magister Mathesios

The Three Great Lights

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Pioart's List of Lodges Preston's Illustrations of Masonry

Monsieur Tousoii

Lodges at Carmarthen

The Harlequiu Freemason

Bro. Gould's Concise History

Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty

Society of Ancient Britons

William Fletcher Hope

Masonic Tombstones Oaths in the last Century

Koyal Grove Lodge, No. 210

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OBITUARY.

Allen, Samuel

Atkinson, Rev. Christie Chetvvyud

Baiucs, Arthur

Berry, Clement Harris

Boteler, William Stewart

Brown, Robert Smith

Browne, Matthew Frederick

Bywater, Witham Matthew

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Clarke, Sir Caspar Pui-don

73, 118

Coles, William James

73

Cox, Charles Henry

73

Dale, Percy W.

74

Dall, William Brand

Dawson, William

Dill, Jud^e James Brooks

Duffill, John Henrj

Eisenman, Joseph William

Forrester, Alexander C.

Gardiner, Alfonzo

Harvey, Edward George

 

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IV.

OBlWMiY. Contiimed.

Table of Content'?.

t'AGE.

lliliman, William Harrison

Hoare, George

Hiighan, William James Keighley, C^L Charles M.

Key, Thomas E.

King, Frank

Lar^en, A. C.

Lawrence, Gen. Samuel Crocker

Letts, Alfred Woodley

Lewi.s, Arthur G. P.

Lloyd, Henry J.

Longman, Henr}'

Lowe, Willium Wallace Lynch, Peter John McDowall, Andrew

Mackway, Sydney F.

MansHeld, William Wall Martin, William Thomas

Meredith, Sir James Creed Monk, Albert

MoDD, Sir Fi-ancis Sidney Graham

Moore, Sir George Montgomery John

Morland, Charles Henry Duncan

Pickance, Col. William John Perry, Alfred Henry Richards, George Richards, Samuel

Rimell, George

R.ivingtoD, Edward

Rix, Owen William Robinson, John Peter

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Rudd, John

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Scarritt, Winthrop E.

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Smith, Gen. John Corson

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Stimson, Edward

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Siibramaniam, Hon.'N.

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Tobias, Henry A.

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White, William Henry

SOU

PAPERS AND ESSAYS.

Adoptive

Masonry

By E. L. Hawkins.

and

the

Order

of

the

Mopses.

Article III. of ' Old Charges,'

1723, prohibits the adniis.sion of women

into Lodges ; Lodges of Adoption in France, 6 ;

Clavel's account of

Adoptive Masonry, 7; The Mop.ses, Oiigin of the Order, 9; The Ceremony

of reception, 11 ; The Signs and Word, 14;

The desig» chalked on

the

floor of the Lodge; The Ceremonies at Table, 1.5; The Catechism, 16.

Comments by J. P. Simpson, VV. J. Songhuist, IS:

Goblet d' Alviella, 19 ; Henry Harri.s20.

W. B.

Hextall, Count

Table of Contents.

PAPERS AND ESSk^S.-Continued.

Two-Corner Stones laid

Clielvvodo Crawley

in

the

olden

time.

By

W.

J.

••

PAGK.

21

FoundatJou Records; The two-headed l^agle of the Ancient and Accepted

Rite, 21; Ideutitied with the Siorm Bird of Laj^ash ; The niij^ration of the

symbol ; The Foundation Deposit hy Giidefi, Kinf,' of Lagash, 23; The Foundation Chamber of Kinj;- Solomon's Temple; The Legends of the

Royal Arch in England and in

Ireland, 24;

The .suggestion that the

' Book

of

the

Law,' discovered in the

reign of King Josiali,

was a

Foundation Deposit, 25.

The Minute Book of the Aitchison's Haven Lodge, 1598-l7t)4. By

R. E. Wallace-James

.••

30

The situation of Millhaven or Aitchison's Haven; The Minute Book does

not record the Foundation of the Lodge; The minutes antedate

the

earliest i-ecord of the Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel) 30; The first

minute contains the names of signatories to the first of the St.

Clair

Charters; The Lodge governed by a Warden and Deacon, and later by a

Deacon and Warden ; The Mort-cloth, 31 ; Meetings not always held at

Aitchison's Haven ; Annual Meetings generally on St. John the Evangelist's Day, but sometimes on St. John the Baptist's Day ; The registration of

Marks ;

Apparently only one

degree

conferred,

as Apprentices

were present at the admission of Fellows; Fees payable by entrants,

and presentation of Gloves; Instructors or Intenders chosen by

the Apprentices, 32;

almission of non-operatives; The Minute Book contains a copy of the Schaw Statutes ; Fines for breach of the Statutes, 33 ; Transcript of the

Minutes, 34; A division of the Lodge between Millhaven and Newbattle,

31); The ownership of the Minute Book, 42. Comments by Henry Sadler,

J. P. Simpson, 43;

The varying length of Apprenticeship; The

E. H. Dring, W. J. Songhurst, S. Walshe Owen,

H. G. McLaclilan, Fred. Armitage, 44;

Andrew Hope,

W. B. Hestall,

W. J. Hughan, 45; E. L. Hawkins, 46.

The Old Charges and the Papal Bulls.

Section I.

By W. J. Chet^vode Crawley.

47

The position of the Church of Rome in regard to Freemasonry ; Anderson's

couipilation of the Old Charges accepted in Ireland, Scotland, Philadelphia,

and on the Continent of Europe, 48 ; A comparison of the Old Charges in

Aaderson's 1723 Constitutions, the Irish Constitutions of 1730, and

Anderson's 173S Edition, 49 ;

Pa{)al Bulls, 57;

The necessity for local

publication ; The position of Roman Catholic Freemasons before the

publication in Ireland of the Bull In Eminenti of 1738, 58; Its publication

tliere in 1798, 59 ; The Latin text of the Bull, 60; The English translation,

62 ; Translation of a proclamation of the Bull in Rome in 1739, 64.

Section II. Suppression of Lodges in Switzerland, and enforcement of laws against Secret Societies in France ; The formal publication of the Bull in Marseilles,

107 ; The Bull Providas of 1751 ; Bernard Clarke's Answer to the Pope's Bull; The publicatien of the two Bulls in Brussels, 109 ; Latin text of the Bull

Piundas, 110; The English Translation, 113 ; Translation of Ordinance of

publication at Avignon, 115.

107

vi.

Table of Contents.

PAPERS AND ESSAYS. -Continued.

Section 111.

PACE.

2ol

British Freemasonry a la\v-abidin<; institution; Its exemption from the

operation of Statutes against Secret Societies, 2^1 ; Freemasonry on tlie

(Continent of Europe; Latin Text of the Bull Ecdesiam a JesuChristo, 252; and of the Bull Q'io Graviora, 255; English Translation of these Bulls, 260; The irrevocable character of the Bulls shewn by the Encyclical

Letter Hamanum Oenu.'i, of 20th April, 1884; The present-day hostility of

the Church of Rome to Freemasonry, 267.

Supplement.

Daniel O'Connell and Irish Freemasonry

125

Biographical Notes, 125; His Initiation in Lodge No. 189, Dublin ; Troubles in Grand Lodge removed by his intervention ; O'Connell as founder of a Lodge ; His appearance as Counsel for the Grand Lodge of Ireland in

the proceedings against Alexander Setou; His withdrawal from the Craft, 127 ; Superfluity of Oaths in the eighteenth century, 130.

The Good Samaritans or Ark Masons in Politics; with a note on

some of their Members. By J C. Brookhouse

Reference in Clarke's History of Ipswich to an election in 1790, 81 ; The

order of Good Samaritans used to farther the interests of Sir John D'Oyly,

S2; Ebenezer Sibly and the Royal Ark Mariners, 83 ; The Ark Mariners in

connection with the Knights Templar; Biographical Notes on Sir John

His

D'Oyly, 85 ; and on Ebenezer Sibly, 86;

Sibly as a

Mason,

87;

81

published works, 83; The Masonic dedication of Culpeper's Herbal to

Thomas Dunckerley, 89 ; A letter to General Rainsford, 90 ; Sibly's Will ; The Surrey Tavern ; Biographical Notes on Lord Rancli&'e, 91. Comments by Henry Sadler, 95 ; J. P. Simpson, W. B. He.xtall, 96; E. L. Hawkins, 97 ; W. Wonnacott, 9S.

Summer Outing, Wells and Glastonbury. By Francis R. Taylor

Meeting of the Benevolent Lodge No. 4-16, 132 ; St. Cuthbert's Church, Wells, 134; Bishop Bubwith's Almshouses, 135; The Cathedral, 136;

The Fish House,

The

Vicars' Close,

140 ;

The Bisboi)'s

Palace, 141 ;

132

Meare; Meare Church; The Lake Village, 143; Glastonbury Abbey, 144;

The Abbots' Kitchen, 145 ; Glastonbury Tor, 146.

The Landmarks. By Axel J. A. Poignant

Landmarks defined as the tenets of the Craft, but not the allegories or

symbols indicating those tenets ; Mackey's list of Landmarks examined,

153; The various editions of the Book of Constitutions compared, 155

No alterations made by the ' Ancients,' 157 ; The Count de la Gardie at the

Union of the two Grand Lodges in 1813 pronounced the forms agreed on

for the occasion by Waller

to be pure and correct,

159 ;

Ode written

-

151

Rodwell Wright, 160. Comments by Henry Sadler, 163; E. L. Hawkins,

164; E. H. Dring, W. J. Songhurst, 167;

Crowe, 170 ; Rev. J. T. Lawrence, 171.

W. B. Hextall, 168;

F. J. W.

The ' Charta Transmissionis ' of Larmenius. By Fred. J. W. Crowe

Description of the Charter; Key to the Cypher, 185;

The Latin text,

185

186; The English Translation, 188; The Endorsements, 190; The Seal ; Findel's objections to the Charter, 191; Clavel's version, 193; Diplomas of

the French Order of the Temple, 197.

Tabic of Contents.

PAPERS AND ESSkYS. Gontinned.

vii.

CACK.

Some Notes on various Gnostic Sects, and their jxjsaible intiuence

oil Freemasonry. By D. F. do I'lloste Rankin<!;

Doctrine embodied in Geometrical Signs ; Tlio Philoaopliic Schools of Greece, 203; The Philosophy of Plato, 204; of Philo-Jiuhvus, 205; The

Gnostics, 200; The indiionce of various systems on Gnosticism, 20S

Tiie systems of Simon Magus, and iMeiiandcr, 20S ; The Ophites, 200 ; The Cainites; The Adamites, 210; The Manicha3ans, 211; Ceremonies

of Gnostic bodies, 212; Secret heretical sects of the Middle Ages, 213 ; The

Paulicians; The Bogomiles; The Katharists ; The Albigeiises, 214; The

Teinplars as the directing heads of Gnostic jjropa^andist bodies, 210 ; The

two Saints John. 218; Tlie Druse;?, 219 ; The charges against the Templars,

The legend

221;

The worship of a Head, 222; The sacred girdle, 22:5 ;

of tlie Graal, 221.

Comments by Henry Sadler, Sydney T. Klein, 227 ;

W. J. Songhnrst, 231;

J. Walter Hobbs, 23o ;

H.

C. E. Zacharia.s,

233;

E. H. Dring, 237.

Canon Horsley, 234;

Andrew Bell, of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

By A. M. Mackay

202

248

Andrew Bell as a Freemason; His membership of Lodge St. DaTid,

Edinburgh, 248 ; Work executed for the Grand Lodge of Scotland ; The

first edition of the Encyclopasdia in 1768, 249 ; Portraits of Andrew Bell,

250.

Ancient York Masons' in British America. By James Vroom ,

268

Use of the term 'Ancient York Masons' in Canada and New England ;

The formation of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia by the

'Ancients' in 1784, 268; The warrant practically a waiver of jurisdiction ;

Advocacy of a Masonic Union, 271 ; the Duke of Kent Provincial Grand

Master of Lower Canada, 272 ; The Union of 1813 deprived the Provincial

Grand Lodges of their privileges ; Remonstrances sent to London ; The suppression of Lodges in Canada, 274.

Installation Address. By J. P. Simpson

The Earliest Baidwyn K.T. Certificate. By J. E. S. Tuckett The Camp of Baidwyn ; The copperplate used for its Certificates ; The

Meyler Certificate identified as issued from the London Grand Conclave ;

The Plummer Certificate, 28."); The Shepherd Certificate issued

at

Berkeley ; The Signatories ;

Berkeley, 287; The Encampment, 288 ; The Grand Masters of the Camp

of Baidwyn, 289.

The Jenner family,

286 ;

The Lodge at

REVIEWS.

HiBtory of the Royal Kent Lodge of Antiquity,

No. 20, Chatham.

By Bro. H. F. Whyman

F. J. W. Crowe

280

285

07

La Franc-Ma^onnerie Beige au xviiie Siecle. Par Paul Duchaine A History of Freemasonry in Bristol. By Bros.

W. John Songhnrst

176

Arthur Cecil Powell and Joseph Littleton

F. J. W. Crowe

178

The Origin and Progress of the Preceptory of St. George, 17951895. By Bro.C. F. Matier

William Watson

290

vin.

Table of Contents.

J{EVIEVfS. Go7iHnned.

Transactions, Lodge of Kesearcli

1910-11

No.

2429

Transactionp, Lodgo Albert Victor No. 2370

Master.'!' and PHSt Masters' Lodge No. 130, N.Z. Transactions, Installed Masters' Association

Leeds

Transactions,

Manchester

Masonic Research

Transactions, The

No. 38()()

Dorset

As.sociatioii

for

Masters'

Lodge

The Pentagram

The Aldershot Army and Navy Lodge Journal Bibliographie der freimaurerischen Literatiir

PAGE.

E, L. Hawkins

290

W. J. Songhurst

294

INDEX.

:0:-

Adoptive Masonry

Anelior, Order of the Aiiciont Britons, Society of

Ancient

'^'ork Masons

America

in

British

Androjfynons Ordei's

Apprenticeship, varying length of

Ark Mason.s and politics

Ark Masons' procos.sions

Audit Report

.

.

Austria, Freemasonry in

I'AGK.

(i

7

295

268

()

38

81

82

2

177

Baldwyn Certificate

Bank note with Masonic emblems

Belgium, Freemasonry in Berkeley, Freemasonry in

Bible of Lodge No. 14 ' Ancients '

Biblioei'aphy, Masonic

Breast-plate Bristol, Freei7iasonry in

Brush, Medal by

Bulls against Freemasonry

285

SO

17G

285

201

294

80

178

200

47, 107, 251

Canada, Freemasonry in Carmarthen, Freemasonry in

Certificate of K.T, Certificates under French Templar

Order

268

ISO

285

107

Chapters (R.A.) referred to:

Bulawayo, No. 2566

Caledonian, No. 2 Caveac, No. 176

Connaught, No. 1971

Cyrns, No. 21

Fidelity, No. 289

Friendship, Portsmouth

Great City, No. 1426

Hiram, No. 2416

Hope and Sincerity, No. 1.34

Junior Engineers, No. 2913

Macdonald, No. 1216

No. 240, 'Ancients "

Pan mure, No. 720

Quintiuian, No. 2956

.

Charges compared. The Old

Charter of Larmenins Concise History, French and Dutch

Translations of Gould's

Cornerstones

Cypher used in the Charter of Lar-

menius

Deacon as Ruler of a Lodge

Degrees conferred in K.T. Preceptory Degrees worked in 1598

Diluvian Order

Diplomas under French Templar Order

Eagle of A. and A.R., Two-headed

Early Grand Encampment of Ireland

Eastern Star, Order of the

Encyciopfcdia Britannica Exclusion and Expulsion, Explanation

of the terms

299

87,95

284

293

296

298

99

298

27

288

27

299

95

27

27

49

185

181

21

185

31

291

32

85

197

21

68

17

243

129

TACE.

Exhibits : -

Ajiron, Embrcidtred

Apron, Free Gardeners

Apron, Grand Stewards

Apron, Hand painted

Apron, Newman design

Apron, Wilson design

Badge, Souvenir; Knight Templars

Badge, Souvenir; R. and S. Masters

Bank-note

Bible of Lodge No. 14 ' Ancients'

Book Plate, John Hodsoll

Bottles, Leathern

Box, Souvenir ; Knight Templar

Certificate, Aitchison's Haven

29,

l.-jO

80

80

200

150

201

5

4

80

201

201

150

5

Lodge

Certificate of Wardenship

Coat Buttons

Cross, Militarj'

Cupboard door from Monastery of San Deusto

Directory, Cleveland, Ohio

Glass, Masonic

Jewel,

Columbian

New York

Council,

Jewel, Craft and R. A. Jewel, Dep. Pr.G.M., Upper

Canada

Jewel, Engraved

Jewel, Free Gardeners Jewel, French

200

201

200

149

201

79

5, 29

79

78

4

78, 200

78

4

Jewel,

French

Prisoners*

work

29, 78, 149

Jewel,

Lodge of Antiquity,

Bolton

200

Jewel, Pierced

 

5, 149

Jewel, presented for a " set of

drawings "

29

Jewel, Red Cross of Babylon

150

Jewel, with representation of

 

St. John

150

Jug, Masonic

 

79

List of Lodges, 1757

80

Medal,

designed

by James

Brush

200

Medal, French

 

200

Medal,

Hiram Lodge, Dela-

ware

78

Medal,

in

honour

of

Cambaceres

200

Medal, Nelsonic Crimson Oakes

200

Mopses, China figures of

Plate, Engraved

Print; Monsieur Tonson

Print with Masonic emblems

Powder Horn

Sash, Free Gardeners

Seal

Snuff Box, Masonic Stand for Flat Iron Star, with representation of

Justice

Tobacco Pipe

Token, Engraved

Watch

Water Bottle, Masonic

5

80

28

150

78

201

78

29

150

150

78

79

201

5

Foundation Chamberof King Solomon's

Temple

Foundation Deposits Foundation Records from Babylon

24

21

33

X.

Iitdcv.

PAGE.

PAGR.

France, Enforcement of Laws against

Secret Societies in

Free Gardeners, Apron of

Free Gardeners, Jewel of Free Gardeners, Sash of

Freemasonry in Enfjland exempted

from operation of Laws against

Secret Societies

French Templar Charter

Girdle of the Templars

Glastonbury, Summer Outing at Gloves presented in 1598

Gnosticism and Freemasonry

Gnosticism and Templary

Good Samaritans . Graal Legend, The

Grand Otlicers in Ireland all elected

Grand Steward's Apron

Gudea, King of Lagash

.

.

Illustrations of Masonry, Preston's Installation Address of J. P. Simpson

107

80

78

201

251

185

223

144

32

202

216

81

224

126

80

22

71

280

1 nstructors chosen by Apprentices

.32

Intenders chosen by Apprentices

32

Ireland, Daniel O'Connell as a Free-

mason in

125

Knights Templar, Early Grand En-

campment of

08

Lake dwellings at Mearo

143

Landmarks

151

Landmarks, Mackoy's list of

153

Larmenius Charter

185

Law-suit, Grand Lodge of Ireland

126

Lights, Three Great

70

List of Lodges, 1757

80

Lodge Minutes of 1598

30

Lodges, List of, 17.57

80

Lodges, Picart's List of

70

Lodges referred to:

Abercorn, No. 1549

299

Aitchison's Haven

30,200

Albert Victor, No. 2.370

292

Aldershot Army and Navy, No. 1971

293

Antiquity, No. 146

200

Arber, No. 2654

298

Beaufort, Bristol

178

Benevolent, No. 446

133

Bulawayo, No. 2.566 .

299

Cambridge New, No. 549 Carmarthen

Cavoac, No. 176 Cheshire Cheese

.

.

Constante Union, Ghent

Cornish, No. 23G9

Cornisli Masters, No. 3324 Country Stewards' Defence, No. 1221

Discrete Imperiale, Alost

Dorset Masters, No. 3366

Eccentric, No. 2488 .

Edinburgh, No. 1

Edward and Alexandra, No. 3171

5

180

284

101

177

26

26

288

298

176

293

300

30

26

Lodges referred to :

Humber Installed Masters, No. 2494

292

Joppa, No. 188

 

95

Xarl zu den drei Ulmen, Ulm

294

London, No. 108

 

5

London Scottish Ritles, No. 2310

299

Loyalty, No. 1607

298

Madrid

 

176

Mary in Odense

298

Llary's Chapel

30

Masters and Past Masters, No.

 

130, N.Z.

292

Mendelssohn, No. 2661

298

Mid-Kent Masters, No. 3173

293

Moira of Honour, Bristol

178

Mons

176

Montauk, New York

298

No. 14, ' Ancients '

201

No. 78, ' Ancients '

201

No. 79, ' Ancients '

95

No. 239, ' Ancients '

297

No. 240, 'Ancients'

297

No. 293, 'Ancients'

297

No. 312, 'Ancients '

101

No. 189, Dublin

126

No.

.345, Dublin

68

No. 13, Limerick

 

127

Old Kent, No. 15

91

100

Old King's Arms, No. 28

295

Old Union, No. 46

91

Ostend

177

Parfaite Harmonie, Mons

177

Pentalpha, California

299

Research, No. 2429

292

Robert Mitchell, No. 29.56

26

Royal Athelstan, No. 19

66

Royal Clarence, Bristol

178

Royal Cumberland

 

29

Royal Grove

297

Royal, of Faith and Friendship

288

Royal Kent of Antiquity, No. 20

67

Royal Sussex, of Hospitality, Bristol

178

St. Alban's, No. 29

 

295

St. David, Edinburgh

248

St. James's Union, No. ISO