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Minutes of C L 291 from 1841 - 1846

 

 

Minutes of Celtic Lodge E &L 291 from 6th January 1841 - 30th December 1846.

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6th January 1841

Petitions were presented on behalf of the following:-

Mr Robert Villain George 18 Drummond Street Edinburgh was entered, passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Mr Benjamin Lennox Swete 18 Drummond Street was entered passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

 

8th January 1841

Petitions were presented in favour of:-

Mr W R Montignani of Barony Street

Mr Pattison of Waterloo Place Edinburgh Both were entered.

 

The Brethren proceeded to the Place approved for holding their Convivial Meeting, The Room was elegantly decorated with Flags, Banners, Transparency, Painting Masonic Emblems, giving it a Brilliant Appearance

At 1/2 past 8 the Lodge was opened by the RWM and Wardens.

 

The Brethren proceeded to work in due form, the Room was filled to overflowing; their being 100 of the Brethren and Bro Robertson would have supper ready at the Festive Board.

 

The Lodge was favoured by having Deputations from the Following Sister Lodges:-

Mary Chapel-1  Mary's Chapel Lodge No 1 Headed by Bro Woodman RWM.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 Headed by Bro Lloyd.

Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 Headed by Bro Gaylor RWM.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Edinburgh Journeyman's Lodge No 8 Headed by Bro Currie.

Peebles Kilwinning Lodge No 24 Headed by Bro Donaldson.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 Headed by Bro Douglas.

alt  St Andrews Lodge No 48 Headed by Bro Currie.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 Headed by Bro R Dan.

St Stephens No 145  St Stephens Lodge No 145 Headed by Bro R Reid.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151 Headed by Bro R Colquhoun.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle, Lodge No160 Headed by Bro Burns.

Everything having been done in due form and proper order the Brethren were called from Labour to refreshment and the whole of the Brethren sat down to supper, including the Tyler's of the different Lodges evening was most cordial and several songs were sung by the Brethren and the usual congratulatory Toasts given.

 

Brothers Montignani and Patterson at the Piano, Brother Jackson assisted by Bro Shrivall, delighted the Brethren with many Beautiful Songs, and Bro Tuckwell played solo on the Clarinet. After the harmony,

The evening was closed in due from by the RWM at High Twelve.

 

19th January 1841

Brothers W R Montegnani, Ballie and Patterson formerly entered were this evening passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

 

22nd January 1841

A Petition was presented in favour of:-

St George Lodge No 190  Mr James Lyle of Sanford Street Edinburgh was entered apprentice Mason. 

Brother Thomas Miller of 17 the St George Lodge No 190 Aberdeen was made an Honorary Member of the Lodge.

Proposed by Bro Morris Leon, Seconded by Bro McKinley

 

26th January 18

The Lodge met and was opened by the RWM, the Committee of the Past and Present to Audit the Lodge Books. The Books were declared to be correct and that there was a Balance due the Treasurer, £1:12:1 3/4 pence and 10/- Sterling due to the RWM.

 

Brother Jack proposed a Vote of thanks to Bro Henry Hutchison Bro Treasurer for the able manner in which he had discharged the duties of his Office.

It was also proposed and agreed to that a new Scroll Minute Book and an Index Book for the use of the Secretary of the Lodge be purchased.

 

28th January 1841

A Petition was presented in favour of:-

Mr Marcus Ferenbach of Nicholson Street Edinburgh was entered passed to Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro James Lyle who was formerly entered then passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

St James Operative 97  This being the Night of St James Lodge No 97 holding their Convivial Meeting in the Lodges own Room, RWM Bro Dun in the Chair.

 

A Deputation from the Celtic Lodge Headed by RWM Bro William Donaldson and 20 of the Celtic Brethren, proceeded to St James Lodge were they were very kindly received by RWM Bro Dun and his Office Bearers.

There was a Full attendance of Sister Lodges present, and the hilarity of the Evening was kept up till High Twelve when the Lodge was closed.

 

2nd February 1841

This evening Brothers Marcus Ferenbach, James Lyle, who served some Time as entered and fellow Craft Degrees were raised to the 3rd Degree.

The Secretary read the Minutes since the 28th December 1840 which were approved of, and the RWM proposed a Vote of Thanks to the Bro Secretary for the manner he brought forward the Minutes, which was accordingly done.

 

It was agreed by the Committee that the Meetings of the Lodge should be restricted to one Meeting each Month to take effect on the 1st Friday of March 1841, and all future Meetings to Holden on the 1st Friday of every Month.

Bro Banks gave notice of a Motion to be discussed on the First General Meeting of the Lodge regarding the Jewel of the Banner Bearer.

Bro James Durward of the St John's Kilwinning Lodge No 57, be Affiliated an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

The Lodge was then closed in due form by the RWM at High Twelve.

 

9th February 1841

Mary Chapel-1  This evening the Brethren of the Lodge Headed by RWM Br William Donaldson visited Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 Edinburgh 12 of the Celtic Brethren were present.

 

16th February 1841

The Committee agreed the Celtic Lodge Ball should be held on Friday 19th March 1841 Bro John Donaldson was appointed Secretary.

Bro Shrivalls benefit and it was agreed that the Brethren of the Lodge should attend in due Masonic order.

alt  The Brethren to the amount of 20 as a Deputation from the Celtic Lodge Visited the Saint David's Lodge No 36, and were very kindly received by RWM Bro Boswell.

The Convivial was kept up till High Twelve. The different Sister Lodges returned pleasure to the RWM.

 

26th February 1841

alt  The Brethren to the amount of 18 Headed by the RWM preceded as a Deputation to the St Andrews Lodge No 48 Edinburgh.

 

2nd March 1841

Mr William Gardiner having been well recommended was entered, passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. The Lodge was closed in due form.

 

3rd March 1841

This being the Night appointed for Brother Shrivalls Benefit, the Brethren to the amount of 40 proceeded to the Theatre Royal Headed by the RWM.

The Theatre was decorated in the most taste full manner, with the Insignia of the different Lodges.

After the Theatre the Brethren returned highly delighted with the evening.

The Ladies of the Lodge were present and all together the Lodge presented a very Brilliant appearance. The House was crowded in every quarter.

 

5th March 1841

Mr William Valency Drung was properly recommended was entered, passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Thereafter on the Motion of Bro Shaw seconded by the RWM:-

alt  Bro Augustus Calvert of the Queens Bays and a Member of the Regimental Lodge No 490, was unanimously elected a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge, without Fees, also on the Motion of Bro Morris Leon:-

St Stephens No 145  Bro Alexander Sutherland of St Stephens Lodge No 145 Edinburgh was unanimously elected an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge. The Lodge was closed in due form by the RWM.

 

8th March 1841

Mr Lellet who had been properly recommended was entered Apprentice.

Bro Patterson and Bro Sandeman were elected Honorary Members of the Celtic Lodge.

 

18th March 1841

The Brethren to the amount of 17 Headed by RWM visited as a

St Stephens No 145  Deputation of the St Stephens Lodge No 145 Edinburgh.

 

1st April 1841

Petitions were Presented by the Secretary in favour of:-

Mr John Elder.

Mr James Aitcheson.

Having been well recommended by two year Members of the Lodge, they were duly entered, passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons, and their Fees were paid.

Bro Turnbull of Peebles Kilwinning Lodge No 24 was affiliated an Honorary Member of the Lodge, without Fees. The Lodge was Closed in due form.

 

6th April 1841

This evening at 8 O'clock and was duly opened by the RWM. When:-

Mr Pampini Cuvalini was introduced and a petition was presented duly signed recommending him as a person worthy to receive the Benefits of Freemasonry.

The petition having been accepted he was entered, passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

There being a Number of the Brethren present this evening and was spent, with the greatest harmony and the Lodge was duly closed at High Twelve.

 

8th April 1841

The Brethren to the amount of 20 attended the Theatre, Headed by RWM Brother William Donaldson to patronise Brother Murray.

The Theatre was decorated with Masonic emblems.

 

14th May 1841

The Lodge was opened in due form by the RWM. When petitions were presented in favour of:-

Mr Charles Henry Kingdom. On the 10th May 1841 was passed and raised.

Mr Edward Jackson Richard.

Was accordingly entered Apprentice.

The Lodge was closed in due form.

 

22nd May 1841

10 years on the 3 Story Masons at work.

Masonic Dice 2  The Masonic Dice have you ever considered how everyday objects can be associated with Freemasonry, for instance the Masonic Dice can be explained thus:-

It should be a perfect cube, like the polished Ashlars.

 

The One should remind you of your first regular step.

 

The Two, should remind you of your proposer and seconder, the ones who gave you the chance to take that step.

 

The Three, should remind you of the first things revealed to you, when the H.W. was removed, the three great though emblematical lights in Freemasonry i.e. the V.S.L. the S and the C.

 

The Four, the four sides of the carpet around which you perambulated.

 

The Five, the five principles you learn, brotherly Love, Relief, Truth, Humility and Obedience.

 

The Six, the mode of your preparation, H.W., R.A., L.B., and K. made B., R.H. was S., and a C. about the N.

 

If you add the opposite sides, the numbers add up to seven = the number of Office Bearers necessary for the working of a Lodge and to make a Lodge Just, Perfect and Regular.

 

If you add all the spots, they add up to Twenty One, the age of Maturity in Masonic eyes.

 

Brethren, one must remember the Dice is a cube, or an empty box, and let me point out, that you only get out of it, whatever you put in.

 

So there we have a good example of the use of common articles, to describe various aspects associated with the Craft.  3rd part 10 years on (CR WJRB)

 

25th May 1841

A number of the Brethren being present, a Petition was presented in favour of:-

Mr Richard Brassy Hale. When he was admitted an Entered Apprentice, and paid the Treasurer £1:5:6  

Brother James Graham from:-

Dalkeith Kilwinning No 10Dalkeith Kilwinning Lodge No 10 was made an Honorary Member of the Lodge. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed

 

4th June 1841

Petitions were presented from Brothers Alexander Cameron and William MacDonald, being at the time in his temp and praying for relief, when the Sum of 12 Shillings was subscribed by the Brethren present towards their assistance, and on the suggestion of the RWM. It was agreed that Bro MacDonald should receive 7/- Shillings and Bro Cameron 5/- Shillings. The Lodge was closed in due form.

 

22nd June 1841

Mr Frank B Niblett a Commercial Traveller, having been proposed as a Candidate by Bro John Rutherford Seconded by Bro John Elder, which having been approved of by the Lodge, he was accordingly entered, passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

There after the RWM proposed that Bro Michael Graham of 11 Charles Street Edinburgh and a Member of

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 be admitted a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge, which was warmly approved by the Brethren. The Lodge was closed in due form.

 

3rd July 1841

A Petition was presented in favour of:-

Mr Frederick Hunt Tobias who was accordingly entered Apprentice.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Brother Charles Cooper of the Canongate Kilwinning was made an Honorary Member of the Lodge.

Brother Francis Lawyer of:-

Mary Chapel-1 Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 was made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge, the Lodge was closed in due Form.

 

21st July 1841

A Petition in favour of:-

Mr Edwin Thomas Wait he was entered Apprentice passed and raised a Master Mason, and paid his Fees to Bro Treasurer.

Brother Richard who had spent some time as entered Apprentice was passed and raised to a Master Mason.

 

25th August 1841

Mr Henry Cohen having been well recommended was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

 

1st October 1841

Petitions were Presented in favour of:-

Mr James Robertson of New Club Edinburgh, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Mr William Smith 0f 112 Laurieston Edinburgh was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Mr John Plummer, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

They received their Celtic Lodge Diplomas; they paid their Fees to Bro Treasurer.

Brother William Boland of Peebles Kilwinning Lodge No 24 was made a Full Member of the Lodge.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  A Deputation was sent by the RWM to the Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 Headed by Bro Morris Leon to Congratulate Brother Black on the reception of his Jubilee.

The Members of the Celtic Lodge spent a delightful evening, the Lodge was closed in due form.

 

2nd October 1841

Petitions were presented in favour of:-

Mr Richard Grozier. Was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Mr Herrmann Fust a Ship's Captain in Leith Docks Edinburgh. Was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Sirr Walter Scott Monument  The Lodge was presented by the RWM Bro W Donaldson with an Indian Paper off of the Scott Monument and Impression of the Copper Plate Deposited in the Foundation Stone.

Brother Dobson was instructed to frame them in the handsomest Manner.

Brother Chalmers of St Peters Lodge No 120 Montrose, was made a Full Member.

St James Operative 97  Brother William Banks of St James Lodge No 97 Edinburgh, was made a Full Member.

St Stephens No 145  Brother Frome of St Stephens Lodge No 145 Edinburgh, was made a Full Member.

The evening was spent with great harmony and was closed at high Twelve.

 

12th October 1841

A petition was presented in favour of:-

Mr John Truman, mate on board the Ship Harraton of Newcastle was recommended and Entered Apprentice as a complement to Brother Grozier of the same Ship.

Present were Brothers, Aitken, McKinley and several of the Brethren. The Lodge was closed in due form.

 

22nd October 1841

A Petition was presented in favour of:-

James Denoon Raymart of Leith Edinburgh was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

The RWM recommended that the Lodge as a body should patronise Brother Murray on the night of his Benefit 26th October 1841. The Lodge closed in due form.

 

26th October 1841

The Brethren of the Lodge to the amount of 20 attended the Theatre and spent a happy evening the House was adorned with the Celtic Lodge Insignia.

 

27th October 1841 A Petition was presented in favour of:-

53rd of Foot Regiment  Mr Edward Fellows a Lieutenant in the 53rd Foot Regiment, duly signed was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

 

5th November 1841

The Lodge was duly opened by the RWM, when a petition was presented in favour of:-

Mr Arthur William Niblett, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Brother James Russell was made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

St James Operative 97  Brother Robertson of St James Lodge No 97 was made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

The Chair having been passed to Bro Banks Secretary, the harmony was kept up till High Twelve when the Lodge was closed in due form by the RWM.

 

 22nd November 1841

The lodge met and was duly opened by the RWM, when petitions were presented in favour of:-

17th Lancers  Mr Benjamin Saffenein Bandmaster of the:-

  17th Lancers, was duly entered, passed, and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Mr John MacLean Piper to the Celtic Lodge Was duly entered, passed, and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

17th Lancers  Captain Francis Burdett of the 17th Lancers was affiliated a full member of the Celtic Lodge.

The Piper afterwards played several tunes to the delight of all the members the lodge was closed at high twelve.

 

29th November 1841

The Lodge was duly opened, when petitions were presented in Favour of:-

Mr James Turnbull was duly entered Apprentice.

Mr John Lander was duly entered Apprentice.

Mr Thomas Clarkson was duly entered Apprentice.

17th Lancers  Thereafter petitions were then presented in favour of 18 of the Band of the 17th Lancers whose names at the recommendation of the Grand Secretary, the petitions being duly signed by Brother Tuffenein and Brother W Donaldson. The same were entered Apprentices and the 18 names are as follows:-

17th Lancers  Stephen Lewis, John Bristow, Jonathan Wild, Francis Gallagher, David Fox, David Wall, Alexander McKenzie, Edward Kelly, Henry Joy, Thomas McNaught, William Parish, Redmond Barry, James Kilfoyle, Fredrick Brattian, James Furrell, John Brown, Edward Pritchard, William Murray.

Then the Lodge was closed in due form.

 

30th November 1841

This being the Anniversary of Saint Andrews Festival, 

A Deputation of the Brethren of the Celtic Lodge proceeded to the Waterloo Hotel. The festival was held and was complimented highly by the Grand Master Mason, Lord Fredrick Fitzclarence upon their numerous attendances and the prosperity of the Lodge.

17th Lancers  The Piper of the Lodge Played a Piobrach, after the Lodge was proposed, and the Band of the 17th Lancers, Headed by Captain Bhndete and Bro Suffrein, when the Band played the airs, there was also songs from Bro Bristow and others.

The Lodge was closed at High Twelve.

 

16th December 1841 

A Petition was presented in favour of:-

Mr Thomas Brooke Elliot Manyard, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Thereafter a Petition was presented in favour of:-

Mr William Blackie was entered Apprentice accordingly. Then the Lodge was closed

 

 17th December 1841

The Celtic Lodge met and was opened by the RWM in full lodge assembly.

Lord Fredrick FitzClarence  The RWM moved that Lord Frederick Fitz Clarence a Grand Master of Scotland be elected an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge which was unanimously agreed to by the Brethren and the Secretary was instructed to prepare a Diploma for Lord Fredrick Fitz Clarence Grand Master of Scotland.

The members then proceeded to nominate the office bearers for the ensuing year. A vote of thanks to the RWM for the truly admirable manner in which he supported the dignity of the chair and the mode of coordinating the affairs of the lodge since he was master the lodge was closed in due form. See 27th December 1841.

 

22nd December 1841

A Petition in favour of:-

Mr Peter Herindreich Olson was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro Blackie who was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

 

27th December 1841

 Thistle 7 001 The Lodge was duly opened by the RWM, proceeded to Election of Office Bearers, for the Ensuing year.

When Bro Aitken proposed and Bro MacKillop seconded that Bro Henry Hutchison should be Elected RWM (Bro Murray who was proposed at the nominations having resigned)

Bro Hutchison, having taken the usual obligation was regularly installed as RWM.

 

RWM

Bro Henry Hutchison

WPM

Bro William Donaldson

WDM

Bro Allan

WSW

Bro John Edgar

SW

Bro Morris Leon

JW

Bro Drury

Treasurer

Bro Aitken

Secretary

Bro John Donaldson

Assistant Secretary

Bro William Blackie

Chaplain

Charles Kidd

Assistant Chap

Vacant

SD

Bro Black

JD

Bro Elder

Steward

Bro Ferenbach

Assistant Steward

Bro McGregor

Inner Guard

Vacant

Tyler

Bro John McLaren

Piper

John McLeod

 

Committee:-

Bro Hunter, Bro McLachlan, Bro John Bailey, Bro McKinley, Bro Robert MacKay, Bro Wart, Bro Robertson.

Who having taken the usual obligations were duly installed.

The Business of Election having been closed and the Brethren having sat down to Supper together the Lodge was Honoured by visits of Deputations from the following Sister Lodges:-

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 Headed by Bro Bogg.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 Headed by Bro Coghill.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 Headed by Bro Lloyd.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151 Headed by Bro Anderson.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 Headed by Bro Ramage.

Dalkeith Kilwinning No 10  Dalkeith Kilwinning Lodge No 10 Headed by Bro Scott.

alt  St Andrews Lodge No 48 Headed by Bro Blackie.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 Headed by Bro Kerr.

St Stephens No 145  St Stephens Lodge No 145 Headed by Bro Gardiner.

The Health of the Masters and prosperity of their different Lodges was given by the RWM, and responded to by the Brethren in true Masonic Style.

The Meeting continued in the greatest harmony and conviviality till High Twelve, when the Lodge was duly closed by the RWM.

 

4th January 1842

The RWM having called a Committee Meeting, and it was unanimously agreed that the Convivial Meeting should take place on Friday the 14th January 1842 at 8 O'clock in the Carlton Lodge Rooms, and Brother Malcolm Robertson would supply supper and a Toddy for 3/- each Ticket.

 

5th January 1842

A Petition was presented in favour of:-

Mr Walter Brown of 93 Princes Street Edinburgh, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason, and paid his Fees to the Brother Secretary.

Bro Leon proposed and was agreed that:-

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Wigstrom of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 should be made a Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Bro Wigstrom having in due Masonic Form at High Twelve took the obligation was entered accordingly.

The Brethren having enjoyed themselves for a short time, the Lodge was closed by the RWM

 

11th January 1842

The Celtic Lodge having been duly opened by the RWM.

When petitions were presented in favour of:-

Mr George Scott Watson 93 Princess Street Edinburgh was Entered, Passed, and Raised to the Sublime Degree of a master Masons

Mr Richard Burne of Leopold Place Edinburgh was Entered, Passed, and Raised to the Sublime Degree of a master Masons

Brother Leon proposed that:-

St Stephens No 145  Brother William Clark and Brother McKay of the lodge St Stephens No 145 who were presented as visiting members should be made members of the Celtic Lodge and having taken the obligation were entered accordingly.

The RW Master read a letter from the new treasurer Brother Aitken giving in his resignation of office Brother McKindley was unanimously chosen to fill that office of which to the great satisfaction of the Brethren.

The 2nd Duke od Atholl  Brother William Donaldson PM proposed that Lord Glenlyon be made an honorary member of the Celtic Lodge and a Diploma together with an extract from our minutes of this date be forwarded to Lord Glenlyon the above was agreed to by all the Brethren present.

The RWM intimated that a meeting of the subcommittee would be called to audit the Treasures books.

The brethren having enjoyed themselves till fully high twelve when the lodge was closed in due Masonic form by the RWM.

 

 14th January1842

The Brethren assembled this evening in the Carlton convening rooms, for the purpose of holding the annual convivial meeting.

The lodge was duly opened in Masonic form by the RWM Brother Hutchison when the following deputations were received from sister lodges

1 69 Lodge Alloa No 69Lodge Leith and Conongate L and C No 5 Headed by RWM Brother Innes.

2 69 Lodge Alloa No 69Lodge Musselburgh Kilwinning was Headed by RWM Brother Leech.

alt   Lodge St David’s No 36 Headed by RWM Brother Shand

St James Operative 97  Lodge St James No 97 Headed by RWM Brother Dunn.

St Stephens No 145   Lodge St Stephens No 145 Headed by RWM Brother Ritchie.

Journeyman Masons No 8   Lodge Journeyman Masons No 8 by RWM Brother Davie.

Mary Chapel-1  Lodge Mary’s Chapel No 1 was headed by RWM Brother Dunlop.

alt  Lodge St Andrews No 48 Headed by RWM Brother Simpson.

Brother Malcolm Robertson having provided a most sumptuous supper and the rooms decorated with Masonic devices flag’s etc. which gave greatest satisfaction.

The RWM proceeding to propose and toast the health of the RW Masters and prosperity to the visiting lodges which having been responded to by the brethren in true Masonic style.

The harmony was well seasoned with song and sentiment Brother Jackson Cooper and Dobson having been present and favoured the brethren with some of their best songs and everything continued with the greatest hilarity till high twelve when the lodge was closed by RW Master in due Masonic form.


21st January 1842

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  This being the Night fixed by the Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 for their convivial Meeting, Nine of the Celts Headed by Bro Drury proceeded to their Lodges as a Deputation.

The Night having been spent in the most cordial manner and the prosperity of the Celtic Lodge being Drank to.

The responded to by the Brethren in the most flattering manner, Bro Drury in a neat and concise manner returned thanks.

After apologising for the absence of the RWM, they spent a most agreeable night. The Lodge was duly closed by the RWM of Canongate Kilwinning.

 

27th January 1842

Four of the Brethren Headed by RWM Bro Henry Hutchison, preceded as a:-

St James Operative 97 Deputation to St James Lodge No 97.

They were received in a most cordial manner, and the prosperity of the Lodge continued.

The usual Toasts were given in a very flattering manner. The RWM having been obliged to retire for the honour and welfare of the Lodge, cold have brought him out/ in which he regretted the absence of the RWM.

The evening was spent in the greatest harmony. The Lodge was closed.

 

4th February 1842

It was proposed by Bro Morris Leon, that Bro William M Bathgate F.R.C.S having been present as a visiting Member should be affiliated to the Celtic Lodge, which the Brethren agreed to.

Bro Bathgate took the usual Obligation, and was entered accordingly.

Mary Chapel-1  The RWM Bro Hutchison reported to the Brethren that the Annual Convivial Meeting of St Marys Chapel Lodge No 1, takes place on Thursday the 8th February 1842, and any Brother wishing to form part of the Deputation should purchase Tickets from the RWM.

Thursday being the first meeting, it was agreed that a Committee should be formed to arrange the Annual Ball for the Lodge.

The business having been concluded and they enjoyed themselves till High Twelve.

 

8th February 1842

Mary Chapel-1  This being the Convivial Night of St Marys Chapel, Thirteen of the Celts Headed by RWM Bro Hutchison, and accompanied by the Bro Piper precede to their Lodge as a Deputation.

After having spent a most agreeable evening with all the Brethren present, the Lodge was closed at High Twelve in due form.

 

16th February 1842

alt  This being the Night for the Annual Convivial Meeting of St David's Lodge No 36, when several of the Celts Headed by RWM Bro Hutchison, and accompanied by the Piper Bro McLeod then proceeded to the Lodge as a Deputation.

They all spent a most agreeable evening with all the Brethren present.

The Lodge was closed at High Twelve by the RWM of St David's Lodge.

 

 18th February 1842 Railway between Edinburgh and Glasgow was opened.

 

24th February 1842

The Lodge was opened by RWPM Bro Donaldson (RWM Bro Hutchison being absent due to his Indisposition) and 16 of the Brethren being present.

Mary Chapel-1  Bro Drury proposed and PM Bro Donaldson seconded that:-

Bro Bleirby of St Marys Chapel No 1 should be affiliated to the Celtic Lodge.

Masonic Symbol 1

Bro Bleirby having taken the usual obligation was admitted accordingly.

After spending a most agreeable evening the Lodge was closed at High Twelve.

 

3rd March 1842

A Petition was presented in favour of:-

Mr Edward B Jackson

Brother Secretary having lost the details of this Brother it was Left to the Brother Treasurer to Help. We will return to this at a later date?

 

10th March 1842

A Petition was presented duly signed in favour of:-

Mr Thomas Thomson Colquhoun, was entered Apprentice, passed and raised a Master Mason.

St Stephens No 145  RWB Hutchison intimated that the Convivial Meeting of St Stephens Lodge No 145 will take place in the Paxton's Rooms on Monday evening, 14th March 1842.

The RWM then intimated to the Brethren that Bro Blackie as Secretary had resigned Office in consequence of his going abroad, Bro Leon proposed and Bro Aitken seconded that Bro Blackie be furnished with a Diploma, and a Certificate stating that he had held Offices in the Celtic Lodge.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69Bro Elder proposed and Bro Aitken seconded that Bro Bowhill of Aitcheson Harrow Lodge No 28 presented as a visiting Member should be made an Honorary Member, and Bro Bowhill having taken the usual obligation was accordingly admitted.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest 1  Bro Donaldson proposed that Bro Petrie Officer of the Grand Lodge (who was officiating as Chaplain tonight) should be made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge. When the Senior Warden Bro Leon proposed that he should be made a Full Member which was unanimously agreed to.

Bro Petrie having taken the obligation was accordingly admitted a Full Member.

There were present 20 Brethren, and after having spent an evening with the greatest harmony and conviviality the Lodge was closed at High Twelve in due Masonic form by the RWM.

 

14th March 1842

This being the Night appointed for the Convivial Meeting of the:-

St Stephens No 145St Stephens Lodge No 145 and 9 of the Brethren Headed by RWM Bro Hutchison and accompanied by the Piper proceed as a Deputation to that Lodge as a Deputation.

After spending a most agreeable evening with the Brethren of all the Sister Lodges present, the Lodge was closed by the RWM of St Stephens.

 

21st March 1842

This being the night appointed to:-

Patronage Brother Jackson of Master George Cooke's Great Circus Company the Performers consisted of a first rate Equestrian Act, Indian Tiger Hunter, The Comic Pony "Jim Crow" Gymnastic Feats and trials of Skill, Mr Alfred Cooke's Tam O'Shanter, Maggie Lauder who dances the Highland Fling, Ran The Ranter, Bold Rob Roy, Simon Gourlay the Sculptor, Pas De Deux on Two Tight Ropes, Fourfold Porteus on Horseback, Female Equestrian May-Pole Dance by Eight Ladies.

 

When the RWM accompanied by thirty four of The Brethren, when after having enjoyed a night of splendid enjoyment, they retired to their respective Lodges.

 

29th March 1842

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  The RWM Headed a Deputation to Musselburgh, and when in Musselburgh they met at the good old Lodge.

Where they were received with the greatest kindness, and from our meeting to our partaking they found the greatest harmony and concord consigned with conviviality, Bro Williaing RWM Office Bearers paid every respect and the highest accolade to the Lodge Celtic.

The Lodge previous to being closed and after the ceremonies of the Craft, allowed the Lodge Celtic to depart.

 

5th April 1842

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  A Deputation to Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate No 5, the RWM was presented to the RWM and Office Bearers of No 5 Lodge.

The Celtic Lodge being well represented by thirteen of their Brethren,

The Harmony prevailed throughout the evening, previous to the Lodge being closed the Celtic Lodge retired in the usual order.

 

14th April 1842

The Lodge Books were presented by Bro Secretary, the Committee Found the Books to be in order, and a vote of thanks to the Brother Secretary.

Thereafter the RWM moved that Bro William Wilson should be appointed Secretary, as Bro Blackie was going abroad, which was approved of by the Brethren.

 

22nd April 1842

Bro Charles Docherty of Fishers Close Lawnmarket Edinburgh was raised a Master Mason.

Bro James Turnbull was raised a Master Mason.

Bro William Inglis Wood of 12 High Terrace Edinburgh was made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge. The Lodge was closed at High Twelve.

 

29th April 1842

Celtic Lodge 14 Waterloo Place Edinburgh by order of the RWM and by desire of the Brethren this Night was appointed for the purpose of Supping together, a few of the Sister Lodges attended and during the Evening the Greatest Harmony existed.

After the various visiting Lodges had been taken notice of and various complementary Toasts given the following Brethren were made Full Members:-

Bro James Usher Dunlop a Wine Merchant Cowgate Edinburgh.

Mary Chapel-1  RWM Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 Edinburgh.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro John Connacher senior Warden of Dunkeld Operative Lodge.

They were both proposed by Bro Donaldson and acceded to by Bro Aleset, Aitken both Past Masters of the Lodge, when the Lodge was closed at the usual Hour.

 

13th May 1842

The Lodge having met for the purpose of Initiation and the RWM, Office Bearers and Brethren being present there were Entered as Apprentices:-

Bro Francis Henry Woodford

Bro Joseph Mayor

Bro Brassy Hobs

Were all Passed and Raised Master Masons.

 

25th May 1842

A Petition was presented in favour of:-

Mr James Watson. Praying to be admitted into the Mysteries of the Craft and the same having been unanimously granted, he was made an entered Apprentice.

Upon this Degree he received the necessary Initiation and the remainder of the evening was spent in truly Masonic Harmony and the Lodge duly closed.


2nd June 1842

A Petition was presented by:-

Mr Spencer Pratt a Medical Student residing No 10 Dublin Street Edinburgh, and being proved and duly Qualified and well recommended, the Brethren unanimously agreed to his being admitted into the Lodge and receive all the benefits of Freemasonry.

He was accordingly entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Thereafter the interval of the Harmony succeeded the initiation of Bro L Pratt. It was stated that the Lodge, stood much in want of assistant Tyler, Bro John McLaren being unable to attend to pressure of Business. Roman Eagle Crest No 160It was moved that Bro John Fraser of the Roman Eagle Lodge should be appointed Interim Tyler, which was agreed, and Bro Fraser accepted the Office was made a Full Member and took the usual obligation.

It was proposed and seconded that Bro David Howie 9 Thistle Street Edinburgh.

Bro John Hewey of Drummond Street Edinburgh

Bro Thomas Johnston Neill and Old Fish Market Close Edinburgh should be made Full Member of the Lodge which was unanimous.

 

7th July 1842

The Lodge was duly opened when:-

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro James Donaldson of Peebles Kilwinning Lodge No 24.

Bro William Hillhouse.

St James Operative 97  Bro Thomas Young of St James Lodge No 97 Edinburgh.

Were admitted Honorary Members of the Celtic Lodge, and the Lodge closed at High Twelve.

 

27th July 1842

alt  This evening Bro Richard Elliot Graham of St David's Lodge No 36 was raised a Master Mason.

St James Operative 97  Bro Thomas Goldie of St James Lodge No 97 was elected an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge. The Lodge was closed.

 

23rd August 1842

Bro Lewis Flatan.

Bro Robert Somerville a Stationer.

Both were duly prepared and Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

Bro John McDonald having been some time Apprentice and Fellow Craft was duly raised a Master Mason. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed in due form.

 

26th August 1842

The lodge having been duly opened by Brother Leon SM,

It was proposed by Brother W Donaldson and the Brethren agreed that the Celtic Lodge should join the procession at lying of the foundation stone of Victoria Hall Castle Hill Edinburgh.

The two Pipers precede the Lodge procession.

That Rods and Batons were ordered to be restored and otherwise repaired by Bro Dobson the most moderate, after passing a Vote of thanks to Bro Leon for his conduct in the Chair.

Brother Mc Kindly to prepare a Jewel for the Standard Bearer before the procession.  The Lodge was closed in due form.

 

29th August 1842

It was agreed that at the procession to Victoria Hall the Brethren appear in Black with White gloves and White Neck cloth; and the Brethren provide themselves with Aprons.

William Robertson to provide Dinner at 2/6 each and it was agreed that the Brethren should dine together after the procession.

 1st September 1842

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert  Queen Victoria and Prince Albert landed at Granton Harbour. From the Royal Ship George.

 

 3rd September 1842

Edinburgh the lodge met this day and proceeded to join the procession at laying the foundation stone of the Victoria Hall.

After the procession the brethren dined together in the lodge room in Harmony' of Her Majesty’s visit.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  When Brother James Kay of Lodge Sussex No 447, Jamaica was elected an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge also,

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Brother John Buchanan RWM of Glasgow St Patrick’s was elected a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge. After spending the most agreeable evening the lodge was closed at high twelve.

 

16th September 1842

Mr Mathew Smith of Tintern Abbey, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr Alexander Gardiner a Clothier, 187 High Street Edinburgh, was Entered Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Abbey of Tintern Wales  The Cistercian Abbey of Tintern is one of the Greatest Monastic ruins of Wales and was founded on 9th May 1131 by Walter de Clair, Lord of Chepstow.

The Lodge closed in due form.

 

23rd September 1842

The lodge having been opened by the RWM it was agreed that a deputation should go to Dunbar to assist to lay the foundation stone of the New Harbour.

The following Brethren agreed to accompany the deputation.

Brother Hutchison, Brother Jack, Brother Plumber, Brother A Murray, Brother William Bracket, Brother McKinley, Brother David Dobson, Brother William Donaldson, Brother McLeod Piper.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  It was moved by Brother McKinley and agreed that Brother William Gaylor of Lodge Leith and Canongate Canongate Leith No 5, be Elected a full member of the Celtic Lodge and Brother Alexander McIntosh of the same lodge be elected an Honorary Member and they took the usual obligations.

 

6th October 1842

It was proposed that the Lodge should hold Meetings every Thursday Evening until further notice.

Bro James Gaugain of Lodge? Was elected a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge, and took the usual Obligation; at High Twelve the Lodge was closed.

 

14th October 1842

Mr Alexander Pringle a Spirit Merchant of Dean Haugh Street Edinburgh, (who was Entered Apprentice at Dunbar) was passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro John Auchincloss of 24 Gardiners Crescent of Lodge? was elected an Honorary Member. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed in due form.

 

30th November 1842

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Brother William Harris RWM of Dunkeld Operative Lodge No was unanimously elected a Full Member of the Lodge, He took the usual Obligation.

The Lodge was closed at High Twelve, Thereafter the Brethren proceeded to the Rooms to Celebrate the Festival of St Andrew with the Grand Lodge of Scotland and other Sister Lodges.

 

15th December 1842

Bro William Donaldson PM proposed and Bro Andrew Murray seconded that the RWM Bro Henry Hutchison, be re-elected RWM, but Bro Leon declined to stand.

On the Motion of Bro A Murray Bro Donald Anderson was Elected Secretary Pro-term,

The other nominations put forward to the Installation date of 27th December 1842.

The Lodge was closed at High Twelve.

 

19th December 1842

The Committee met this evening; the RWM stated that upon reflection he found that it would be impossible for him consistently with his other pursuits to hold Office for another year, the Committee to accept of this his resignation.

 

22nd December 1842

The Lodge met for the purpose of nominating Office Bearers for the Ensuing year.

After all the nominations were collected and proposed and seconded in true Masonic style the names were forwarded to the Meeting of the 27th inst.

 

27th December 1842

Thistle 7 001  The Lodge was duly opened by the RWM.

Mr Charles McKay a Waiter of 14 Waterloo Place Edinburgh, being properly recommended was Entered Apprentice.

Thereafter the Brethren proceed to Elect the Office Bearers:-

Bro Andrew Murray Right Worshipful Master
Bro R McKay Sub Master
Bro William Donaldson Depute Master
Bro James Robertson Senior Warden
Bro William Smith Junior Warden
Bro Archibald Donaldson  Treasurer
Bro Donald Anderson Secretary 
Bro Charles Kidd  Chaplain 
Bro Morris Leon  Assistant Chaplain 
Bro Plumber  Senior Deacon 
Bro H M V Donald  Junior Deacon 
Bro Ferenbach  Grand Steward 
Bro Pringle  Standard Bearer
Bro John McLaren  Tyler 
Bro McLeod  Piper 
   

Committee:-

Bro Robert Hunter, Bro George Donaldson, Bro Hyne, Bro Jack McKinley, Bro J Barley, Bro William Knight, Bro Jack.

Thereafter the Lodge received Deputations from the Following Sister Lodges:-

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 Headed by Bro Somerville.

 Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151 Edinburgh Defensive Band Lodge No 151 Headed by Bro Atherton.

alt  St Andrew Lodge No 48 Headed by Bro M Clumplia.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 Headed by Bro Ramage.

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 Headed by Bro Dunlop.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 Headed by Bro Scott.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 Headed by Bro Simpson.

St Stephens No 145  St Stephens Lodge No 145 Headed by Bro Reid.

The Supper was provided for the Brethren by Mrs Robertson sustained the Character, she has acquired of providing the good things of this Cafe.

After several excellent Songs were sung by the Brethren and the evening was spent in the most Harmonious and Brotherly Manner, All together the meeting was one of the pleasantest that ever took place in the Celtic Lodge.

At High Twelve the Lodge was closed by PM Bro Hutchison who presided the whole evening in the unavoidable absence of the New RWM Bro Murray.

 

4th January 1843

The Committee met PM B Music. Bro Hutchison intimated to the Brethren that they had been called together to Make arrangements for the ensuing Convivial Meeting on Friday the 13th January current.

Tickets 3/- each. Tickets for the Tyler's and Musician's 1/- each.

Bro Donaldson to provide Musical entertainment.

 

5th January 1843

The Lodge having been opened by PM Bro Hutchison, the PWM proceeded to the Installation of RWM Bro Murray in proper Masonic form. He then took the Chair amidst the acclamations of the Brethren.

The RWM having returned thanks to Brother Archibald Donaldson was duly installed in the Office of Treasurer.

Bro William Donaldson then proposed a Vote of thanks to PM Bro Hutchison for his very efficient conduct during the time he filled the Office of RWM and for the General exertions in favour of Masonry.

 

13th January 1843

St James Operative 97  It was proposed by the RWM and agreed that Bro Wilcox of St James Lodge No 97, be elected a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Bro Wilcox took the obligation and Paid his Fees 5/-.

Mr John EK of 5 Albany Street Leith Edinburgh was Entered Apprentice.

The RWM received Deputations from the Following Sister Lodges:-

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeyman Masons No 8 Headed by the RWM Bro Kerr.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 Headed by Bro Coghill.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Canongate & Leith Leith & Canongate Lodge No 5 Headed by RWM Bro McIntosh.

St Stephens No 145  St Stephens Lodge No 145 Headed by Bro Reid.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 Headed by RWM Bro Hillhouse.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Edinburgh Defensive Band Lodge No 151 Headed by Bro Forrest.

alt  St Andrews Lodge No 48 Headed by RWM Bro Stevenson.

The Brethren to the number of 76 then sat down to supper which was served in Mrs Robertson's usual style of excellence, supper being over.

The RWM proposed the usual Loyal and Masonic Toasts, and then proposed to the visiting Sister Lodges in order of their seniority which was duly acknowledged by the Brethren heading the respective Lodges.

Many Excellent Songs were sung during the evening by the Brethren.

William Donaldson, Hearty, Stevenson, McIntosh, Sutherland, Alston and EK as also several glees by Brother Cooper, Turnbull and Lander

The Following Toasts were also proposed in the course of the evening by all Visiting Head of Deputations.

After spending a very happy evening the Lodge was closed at High Twelve.

 

23rd January 1843

Mr Adam Scott of 43 Broughton Street Edinburgh, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

 

26th January 1843

Mr Alexander M Christie, Waters Turf Hotel was Entered Apprentice.

Thereafter a Deputation of the Celtic Brethren Headed by RWM then visited St James Lodge No 97. They spent a very happy evening.

 

31st January 1843

Mr John Smith a Lithographer of 30 Hanover Street Edinburgh, being proposed By Bro Robertson and William Donaldson was Entered Apprentice.

Thereafter Bros Smith and Christie (who were formerly Entered were Passed and Raised Master Masons. The Lodge was then closed.

 

6th February 1843

A petition was presented in favour of:-

Mr William H Laurie a Dyer, Old Physic Gardens.

Mr James Todd an Engraver, North Bridge. Both were Entered, Passed and Raised Master Masons.

 

7th February 1843

The Brethren on a Deputation Headed by RWM, Visited Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

 

9th February 1843

Bro Thomas George 53 Rankeillor Street Edinburgh was Entered was now Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

 

14th February 1843

This evening was the night of auditing the Lodge Books. They were found to be Correct. Bro Treasurer, that there was a Sum due to the Treasurer of £5:9:7 pence.

Bro James Robertson SW proposed and the RWM seconded that in future no expenses be allowed from the funds of the Lodge in name of Lodge expenses with the exception of that of the Chaplain, Secretary and Tyler, which was agreed and that the Treasurer have no power to pay any bills until they are certified by the said Committee.

It was ordered that a Roll Book be made up till the present day. Bro Leon having offered to present to the Lodge, a Book to contain the Names of all the Brethren enrolled in the Grand Lodge since the formation of the Lodge. A vote of thanks was given to Bro Leon for his kind offer.

 

The following Brethren were elected as Sub Committee:-

RWM Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Depute Master, Substitute Master, Bro McKinley, Bro William Wright, Bro Morris Leon.

 

21st February 1843

alt  A Deputation Headed by Bro William Smith accompanied by Seven Brethren Visited St David's Lodge No 36, when they were most hospitably received and spent a very pleasant evening.

 

24th February 1843

The RWM proposed that the Sum subscribed at the last feast be Honoured in order to Pay the Sum due to the Grand Lodge at present date, and also other necessary payments, it being understood that the Sum so Honoured be repaid out of the first available funds of the Lodge, with Interest thereafter that date. This was agreed.

The motion was agreed to and Bro James Robertson SW be Appointed Treasurer, No other business being brought before the Committee, the Meeting was adjourned during the pleasure of the RWM.

 

2nd March 1843

The RWM had a letter from Bro John Farer who was elected Tyler on the 2nd June last craving to be remunerated for his services since his election, he having already received 5/- it was agreed to 5/- more in Full which the Treasurer was authorised to Pay.

The RWM having intimated that Bro Archibald Donaldson has resigned his Office as Treasurer, and that Office now fell to be filled up, proposed that Bro McKindley be requested to resume the Office of Treasurer, which proposition was unanimously agreed to.

Bro James Robertson SW intimated that the Sub Committee had fixed the 14th day of April next for the Ball. and that the number of Tickets should be restricted to Thirty, and each Ticket Price be 10/6 pence to admit a Bro and Ladies, and as soon as the Thirty Names be subscribed the list be closed.

Bro James Robertson SW then brought forward the Motion of which he had given notice on the 14th February Last, which the Motion was carried.

The RWM then read a petition from Bro James Lyle of:-

alt  St Andrews Lodge No 126 Kilmarnock craving relief, which petition was agreed to, and the Sum of 5/11 1/2 pence being subscribed was handed to the petitioner.

The Brethren having been called from Labour to refreshment, enjoyed a most happy Meeting, and several excellent Songs were sung by Bros Donaldson, Croall, EK, Robertson and Turnbull. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.

 

9th March 1843

Mr John Muller of 43 Princes Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

Mr Francis Capitaini of 40 Broughton Street Edinburgh was Entered Apprentice.

Mr William Bryce of 609 Castlehill Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

Mr John Cook of Turf Hotel Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

A Number of the Brethren of the Sister Lodges were presented:-

Mary Chapel-1  Bro Alexander Sclanders of Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

alt  Bro Whitehead of St David's Lodge No 36. Both were elected Honorary Members of the Celtic Lodge, and at their own request were afterwards elected Full Members and Paid their Fees. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.

 

14th March 1843

The Following Brothers who had served some time as Entered Apprentices were Passed and Raised Master Masons:-

Bros John Cook, John Muller, Francis Capitaini and William Bryce.

alt  On the Motion of the RWM Bro James Young of 4 Elder Street Edinburgh and of St David's Lodge No 36, was admitted an Honorary Member, and thereafter Bro MacKay intimated the desire of Bro Young to become an Affiliated Member of the Celtic Lodge, he was therefore duly admitted as such.

St Stephens No 145  Thereafter a Deputation consisting of Six Brethren visited St Stephens Lodge No 145, and spent a very agreeable evening.

 

18th March 1843

Mr John Stewart a Waiter 39 George Street Edinburgh was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

 

6th April 1843

The Ball having been fixed for Good Friday, it was considered proper to leave it for a week making it on the 21st April 1843 and to be held in the York Hotel and letters to be sent the subscribers.

Bro Leon stated that in presence of a previous motion, he had called on the Grand Secretary Bro Lawrie for an extract of the Names of all the Brethren, entered in the Books of Grand Lodge by the Celtic Lodge since its formation, but Bro Lawrie said he could not give it.

The following Brethren were appointed as a Committee to wait on Bro Lawrie on Saturday first. Bro Leon, Convener, Bro Muller, Bro J Smith, Junior Secretary.

It was proposed by RWM and seconded by Bro Robertson SW, that the next Monthly Meeting be held in Leith, in order to accommodate the Brethren in Leith.

It was intimated to this Meeting that a Lodge was duly opened in the  Turf Hotel on Tuesday the 14th April 1843 by the RWM, when

Mr F Alfred Jones, York Hotel

Mr Thomas Coats of South Bridge Edinburgh having been properly recommended were Entered, Passed and Raised Master Masons, the Lodge was closed.

 

11th April 1843

The Draft Circular was drawn out to be sent to the Subscribers to the Masonic Ball.

A letter from John McLeod, Piper to the Lodge was laid before the Meeting by Bro Murray RWM,

Foundation Stone at Dunbar It appears from minutes 11thApril 1843 that Piper McLeod accompanied the procession therefore the Celts must have cut a conspicuous figure as usual.

The draft of a circular drawn up to be sent to the subscribers to the lodges Masonic Ball a letter of expenses from Brother John McLeod Piper to the lodge was laid before the lodge by Brother Murray RWM and the same having been taken into consideration the Treasurer was ordered to pay Brother Piper seven shillings and sixpence for his official services at Dunbar.

alt  The Depute Master proposed and the JW seconded that Bro Healy of St David's Lodge No 36, be elected a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge, which was agreed to and Bro Healy took the usual Obligations.

The RWM intimated that in future the weekly Meetings of the Lodge be discontinued, and that the future Meetings be held on the first Thursday of each Month.

Mr Andrew Scott a Paper Manufacturer from Linlithgow was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr David Currie a Paper Ruler of 10 Hunter Square Edinburgh, Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Bro John Milne was passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro John Lauder was passed and raised a Master Mason.

The Lodge was closed at High Twelve.

 

12th April 1843

Bro John Scott of 1 George Street Edinburgh and of:-

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel No 1 was made a Full Member.

Bro Thomas Sime of 27 South Bridge Edinburgh and of

alt  St Andrews Lodge No 48 was made a Full Member.

A Number of the Brethren (23 Headed by the RWM) then proceeded in a Deputation, to:-

Journeyman Masons No 8  Edinburgh Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 and spent a very agreeable evening.

 

13th April 1843

This Committee again took into consideration the Letter of John McLeod, Piper to the Lodge, in respect to his Charges for going to Dunbar in 1842 but remitted at to the General Committee.

The arrangements for the Ball were remitted to the Committee of Bro RWM, Bro J Robertson SW, Bro William Smith JW, Bro Donaldson DM, Bro J Smith Secretary.

 

15th April 1843

Mr James Buck of York Hotel, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

The RWM proposed and Bro Robertson SW seconded that:-

St James Operative 97  Bro Hillhouse RWM of St James Lodge No 97 be made a Full Member, which was agreed and Bro Hillhouse was accordingly initiated a Full Member.

On the Motion Bro Robertson SW it was agreed, of to hold a Lodge Meeting on Wednesday evening next for the purpose of initiating Members.

 

19th April 1843

Mr Neil MacKay of 14 Hanover Street Edinburgh, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr F Henshaw or John Goaffe of the:-

Theatre Royal 1830 - 1859  Theatre Royal Edinburgh was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

St James Operative 97  Bro Ramage of 15 Jamaica Street of St James Lodge No 97 was elected a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

The RWM Proposed a Deputation to St James Lodge to-Morrow Night as it was the Last Meeting for the Season. The Lodge was closed.

 

21st April 1843

alt  The RWM and Office Bearers proceeded to the York Hotel Nicolson Street Edinburgh, for the Masonic Ball.

Bro John Maclauchlan of South Bridge and of the Lodge was Affiliated a Full Member, and he accordingly took the Obligation.

Thereafter the RWM granted permission to hold a Masonic Ball. The Lodge was then closed.

On adjourning to the Ball Room, dancing was commenced by the RWM. At 1/2 past 9 O'clock and kept up with great spirits until 1/2 past 4 O'clock, when the party separated all highly pleased with their nights entertainment.

The Minutes of that day are in full held in the minutes of 1841-1843.

 

28th April 1843

Mr Neville Reid Sayers of 8 Circus Minories London was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr Edward John Scraggs, of Eagle Tavern London was Entered Apprentice

Mr Robert Kincombe Roberts of 12 Hill Place Edinburgh was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

On the Motion of RWM and agreed by the Brethren that:-

Bro Andrew Grieg of the Chain Pier Trinity and of Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5, was elected an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Glasgow Kilwinning No 4  Bro Elias Gibb of Woodside Crescent Glasgow, and of Glasgow Kilwinning Lodge was made a Full Member. The Lodge was closed.

 

4th May 1843

Theatre Royal 1830 - 1859  Mr William Howard Chonet of the Theatre Royal was Entered Apprentice.

Mr William Gribbin Ross of Gabriel Road was Entered Apprentice.

Mr David Harlow of Poplar Lane Leith Links was Entered Apprentice.

Bro McIntosh RWM of the Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 was elected a Full Member accordingly.

Bro John Corstorphine of the Same Lodge was also admitted a Full Member

Bro Alexander Milne of United Service Club, Queen Street was on the Motion of Bro Robertson elected a Full Member.

Thereafter the following Deputations from Sister Lodges were received:-

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 Headed by RWM Hillhouse.

Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 Headed by RWM McIntosh.

The Brethren then partook of an Excellent Supper, provided by Bro EK, after which Nobis Domine was sung by Bro Jackson and others.

Bro Gilfillan, Grand Bard, favoured the Meeting by reciting, for the first time in public, an ode composed by him in Honour of his late Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, Grand Master Mason of England.

The usual Loyal Masonic Toasts having been given and several songs sung by Bros Vango, Buck, Taylor and others, an original song in Honour of the Celtic Lodge, composed by PM Bro William Donaldson, was sung by Bro Dobson.

The RWM proposed prosperity to the visiting Sister Lodges, and after spending a happy evening the Lodge was duly closed at High Twelve.

 

6th May 1843

Bros William Gibbon Ross, William Howard Chonet and David Harlow were Passed and Raised Master Masons.

 

8th May 1843

The Brethren of the Celtic Lodge met at the Turf Hotel to the number of 45, and thereafter attended the Grand Funeral Lodge, held in

Freemasons Hall London  Freemasons Hall in Honour of his late Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex Grand Master Mason of England.

On return to the Celtic Lodge Rooms the RWM proposed and Bro William Donaldson and seconded that Bro William Burnet of the Dunkeld Operative Lodge No 14 elected an Honorary Member.

Thereafter a Deputation from Sister Lodge was Received:-

Portobello Lodge 226  Portobello Lodge No 226 Headed by the RWM Bro Brigestock.

Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate No 5 Headed by RWM Bro McIntosh.

The RWM proposed the health of Office Bearers and Brethren of the Celtic Lodge. The Lodge was closed.

 

9th May 1843

The Committee met and passed the accounts of Bro EKs Accounts.

An account due to Bro Donaldson.

 

12th May 1843

Mr David Davies a Ships Master of 2 Broadwood Leith Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr Thomas Lee a Baker of Catherine Street Edinburgh was entered passed and then raised a Master Mason.

 

18 May 1843

The Disruption of the Church of Scotland and founding of the Free Church the dissenters were cheered as they proceeded from St Andrew’s Church to Tanfield Hall where the first Assembly of the Free Church was held. You may wish to visit. The Dissention was the subject of many photographs by the Hill & Adamson partnership, 1843-47 and large painting by D O Hill.

 

1843 Warriston Cemetery Opened.

 

23rd May 1843

RWM propose and Bro William Donaldson seconded that Bro Jack PM of the Operative Lodge Dunkeld be made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge, the Motion was agreed to by the Brethren, Bro Jack took the usual Obligation and was admitted a Member of the Lodge. The Lodge was closed.

 

24th May 1843

The Lodge was duly constituted by RWM Brother Murray.

Brother Robertson SW proposed that:-

alt Right Honourable Lord Glenlyon Most Worshipful Depute Grand Master Mason of Scotland and a Member of St David’s Lodge No 36 Edinburgh.  To be a full member of the Celtic Lodge seconded by RWM Bro Murray which was unanimously agreed to and His Lordship took the Obligation.

Bro Lord Glenlyon  The gavel was then passed to Lord Glenlyon MWDGM.

After which the:-

Bro Henry Walpole  Honourable Henry Walpole of St David's Lodge No 36 was proposed by the RWM was seconded by Bro Robertson SW to be a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge, and he took the Obligation

66th Regiment  Thereafter Brother Michel of lodge No – Holding of the Grand Lodge of England Captain of the 66th Regiment proposed by PM Brother Donaldson seconded by the RWM.

Brother John Campbell Junior of Islay was proposed by Brother Smith JW seconded by Brother Donaldson PM.

alt  Brother C G Reid of lodge St David’s No 36. Edinburgh proposed by Brother G Donaldson seconded by Brother Robertson SW.

alt  Brother J B Douglas RWM of St David’s No 36 proposed by the RWM Murray seconded by Brother Donaldson were unanimously and freely admitted full members of the Celtic Lodge and took the usual obligations.

After spending a most harmonious evening enjoyed by all the brethren the lodge was closed in due form at high twelve by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason of Scotland.

Signed Glenlyon Depute Grand Master Mason.

 

31st May 1843

Mr Charles Joseph Johnson of 1 Roxburgh Street Edinburgh, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr James William Goodlatte Rynd of 18 Cumberland Street Edinburgh, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr William Bowles Packwood of 181 High Street Southwark Surry was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

The Brethren spent a very happy evening, in course of which the RWM intimated that he had received a Letter from a Brother in White Crop Prison London, craving a Sum of Money to relieve him from Jail which was remitted to the Sub Committee.

 

The RWM stated he had received a Letter from the Honourable Lodge the Three Pillars Rotterdam, of which a Copy follows this Minute, and the Secretary directed to make himself acquainted with the facts and answer the Letter. The Lodge was then closed.

Copy of Letter from the Three Pillars Lodge Rotterdam. Note (It is remarkable that this document is without date) as Follows:-

"The Freemasons Lodge the Three Pillars Lawfully constituted in East of Rotterdam and acting under the Great Mastery of the Kingdom of Holland." To:-

Thistle 7 001  The very Honourable Lodge of Free Masons the Celtic Lodge in Edinburgh and Leith No 291 on the Register of the Great Lodge of Scotland. W.K.S.H.F.Y.

"Very Honourable Lodge, very dear BB. The Above mentioned Lodge respectfully take the liberty to address you requesting information on a subject upon which you can only enable us to decide.

For some time, past there have been false Certificates in Circulation presented by Individuals calling themselves Free Masons without their having been made in a Lawfully constituted Lodge, and of which circumstance we have recently been warned by the Gr. E. to be particularly careful.

Now a certain individual of the Name of Andries Kauffman, Born at Elsloo in the Province of Linburg and now living in Rotterdam of the Age of 42 years, and of the Jewish persuasion calling himself a Child of your very Honourable Lodge, and holding a Certificate, purporting to have been given by your very Honourable Lodge oh the 27th June in the Year of L 5820 or 5826. (This rather indistintion on the Certificate) in which is stated that the above A.K. had received his Three Degrees in your Honourable Lodge this Document is signed by:-

Richard Simpson RWM.

John Fraser SW.

Thomas Simpson JW.

George Wilson Treasurer.

John Wilson Secretary. "In the Masonic World and a Native of Holland.

In reciprocating our kind and Brotherly feelings to you, we assure you it will always give us pleasure to serve a Sister Lodge of Free Masons in any part of the World, and subscribe ourselves.

"The Celtic Lodge of Edinburgh & Leith holding of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Signed A Murray RWM, and John Smith Secretary.

Note. It is Strange that there is no date to the above important document, and although it appears from the Signatures annexed, that many Brethren holding a high position in Masonry approved of the answer to the enquiry made by the Rotterdam Lodge, there is no date record of date when they sign this Volume.

Up Date of 27th 09 2012, Brother Bill Boland. I have searched our Members List and can confirm that Brother Andries Kauffmann was entered on the 5th March 1826 passed to Fellow Craft on 22nd March 1826 and Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on 22nd March 1826.

I don't know why at the time of Enquiry it was not mentioned if this Brother was or was not a Member of the Celtic Lodge. For the Record I can confirm that Brother Andries Kauffmann was indeed a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge. The RWM was Brother Richard Simpson in the Chair. 

Brother Bill Boland PM Treasurer and Historian of the Celtic Lodge on this date 27th September 2012.


8th June 1843

Bro Lord Glenlyon  The RWM on the Affiliation of Lord Glenlyon, proposed that his Lordship be presented with the Clothing of the Lodge and a Diploma, out of the Lodge funds, this was seconded by Bro Robertson SW.

Bro Todd moved as an amendment that in place of presenting his Lordship with the Clothing of the Lodge, A Box be substituted instead which amendment not having been seconded Bro Todd withdrew it.

The RWM motion was agreed to. A Letter was read from Bro Buch to the RWM requesting the patronage of the Lodge, at St Cecilia Hall on the occasion of his benefit, to which the Meeting agreed.

On Thursday the 15th instant and to meet and clothed in the York Hotel adjoining at 8 O'clock evening.

Bro William Smith JW read to the meeting a draught of the Laws which he had drawn out for the formation of an association to be called the Celtic Lodge property fund Association-and strongly recommended that Such an Association would be of great benefit to the Lodge-He then moved the consideration of these Laws by the Lodge, which motion was seconded by Bro Robertson SW proposed that they be remitted to a Committee, seconded by Bro Robert MacKay SM. The Committee was formed.

Brother Drury proposed that the Laws for the intended Property Fund, be printed at the expense of the association and circulated amongst the Members of the Lodge, which was agree to.

Bro Robertson SW, read an abstract of the Lodge Accounts from 1st January to 6th June 1843, the amount of Receipts being £56:5:6 the payments were arrears of debt for the years 1841 and 1842 inclusive £30:4:6. Grand Lodge Fees, furnishings and Lodge Expenses, Fees and for Tyler and Secretary, 25:4:1    55:8:7

Remaining in Treasurer's Hand £-16:11.

He proposed that a statement of the receipts and expenditure of the Lodge be made up twice a year by the Treasurer, in June and December, and that the same was entered in a Book to be kept for that purpose, all orders also when given to be entered in a Book. This was agreed to.

Bro Robertson also moved that an inventory of the whole property of the Lodge be made up immediately and a copy given to the Tyler and produced by him at each monthly Meeting if required.

Bro Dobson moved the thanks of the Meeting to the RWM and Office Bearers for their exertions in behalf of the Lodge and was seconded by Bro Drury and unanimously carried.

It was agreed that a Special Meeting of the Lodge be held when the Committee have completed the arrangements respecting the Property Fund. Bro Leon proposed Bro Robertson SW as Treasurer to the Property Fund Association and Bro William Smith JW, as Honorary Secretary, Agreed to.

The Lodge now received a number of visiting Brethren and commenced the Conviviality of the Meeting which was conducted with Great tact and Harmony by the RWM, Toasts, Song and sentiment rapidly succeeded each other to the great delight of the Brethren.

As a number of Brethren were now present who had not heard the Laws for the proposed Property Fund Association read, Bro William Smith JW again read them when the following Brethren ordered their Names to be entered as Subscribers for Five years:-

Bro Henry Walpole  Bro the Honourable Henry Walpole.

Bro Buck.

Bro Elias Gibb Glasgow.

Bro James Robertson SW.

Bro William Smith JW.

Bro Andrew Murray, RWM.

Bro William Donaldson DM.

Bro John Plummer, SD.

Bro Ward (Secretary Lodge No 1)

Bro William Hillhouse, RWM Lodge St James.

Bro Morris Leon PM.

Bro George A Donaldson.

Bro William Wright.

Bro William Murray.

At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.


10th June 1843

Copy of a Letter to the Right Honourable Lord GlenLyon read in the

Celtic Lodge Rooms.

Bro Lord Glenlyon  "To the Right Honourable George Augustas Lord Glenlyon.

Most Worshipful Sir,

We The Right Worshipful Master, Wardens, Office Bearers and Brethren of the Celtic Lodge of Edinburgh and Leith, in transmitting your Lordship's Diploma, beg that your Lordship will do us the Honour of accepting the Clothing of our Lodge. 

Bearing the Name we do, we are truly grateful, and justly proud of having a Highland Chief amongst us, particularly the Chief of the Clan of our present RWM Brother Andrew Murray.

A Chief who is and must ever be dear to every Mason, as being the descendent of a Nobleman who stood successfully forward in defence of the Craft, not only in Scotland, but in the United Kingdom.

We beg to assure your Lordship that it will be our constant study to conduct our Lodge in a truly Masonic Manner and in such a way as will ensure the approbation of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

We have the Honour to be with great esteem,

Most Worshipful Sir,

Yours fraternally Signed A Murray RWM.

James Robertson SW.

William Smith JW.

William Donaldson DM.

John Smith, Secretary.


20th June 1843

Mary Chapel-1  Bro George Brown DM, of Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 being properly proposed and seconded was admitted a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Mr Charles Aubriet, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.


24th June 1843

The Brethren dined together and received an excellent Meal.

After dinner:-

St James Operative 97  Bro Watson of St James Lodge No 97 was made a full Member of the Lodge. Bro Robertson, SW proposed that in consequence of the bad attendance of Bro John McLaren Tyler, to the Lodge he be dismissed from Office, and Bro William Smith JW seconded the proposal,

Bro John Jack, moved as an amendment that the Motion lie over till next Monthly Meeting, the amendment was not seconded, but it was considered better to defer the Motion of the JW till 8th, as many of the Brethren were not aware of the dinner, at which hour Bro Donaldson DM.

Bro Robertson brought the Motion again before the Meeting when it was finally determined to defer the consideration of that until next Monthly Meeting.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  A Deputation Headed by Bro Donaldson and a number of the Brethren went to the Convivial of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, where they were highly entertained and spent a very agreeable evening.

The Lodge was duly closed.


13th July 1843

Copy of a Letter to Mrs Robertson Regent Hotel, Celtic Lodge Room,

Madam,

I am directed by the RWM, Wardens and Office Bearers of the Celtic Lodge to request that you will be so as good as give the Bearer the Framed prints and other property belonging to the Lodge, and at the same time to state whether you have any account against the Lodge.

I am also directed to mention to you that the Brethren of the Lodge have been obliged to discontinue holding their Meetings in your house in consequence of the extremely bad attendance received by the Lodge at last Meeting, and positive refusal of your head waiter to enter the Room.

I am Madam,

Your ms Obedient Servant.

Signed "John Smith, Secretary.

 The following Brethren were present at the Monthly Meeting of the Lodge on the 13th July 1843:-

Bro Wm Donaldson acting RWM and 31 of the Brethren.

Mr John MacFarlane a Waiter in Turf Hotel, was Entered Apprentice,

Thereafter Bro the Honourable Augustus G F Jocelyn WM 577 TE Carabniery and attended the Apollo University Lodge Oxford.

Bro Samuel Somerville M.D. RWM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 5.

Bro William Baillie SW of St David's Lodge No 36.

All were made Members of the Celtic Lodge. After spending a happy evening the Lodge Closed in due form.


29th July 1843

Mr Benjamin Dickson, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr Henry Thomas Sennett, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.


2nd August 1843

Mr Berry King, BA Oxon. was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

The Lodge was closed at High Twelve.

 

10th August 1843

RWM Bro Murray read out a Letter from Bro Anderson Secretary requesting to be informed when he was demitted of the Office of Secretary to the Lodge and complaining of having found.

Bro John Smith in possession of his Jewel, and of his (Bro Smith) having replied as sole Secretary when his health was proposed by RWM of St David's Lodge, as Secretary of the Celtic Lodge.

To this Bro Smith made an explanation of his having been appointed to Act as Secretary as Br Anderson was expecting to leave Town and would not be able to attend the Meetings of the Lodge, which he had accepted; but as Bro Anderson had remained in Town, he now begged to resign the Office.

Bro Anderson also tendered his resignation, a desultory discussion then took place, when it was ultimately agreed to accept neither resignation, but to refer the matter to the Committee.

Bro Robertson SW, called the attention of the RWM and Brethren to the irregular attendance of Bro John McLaren, Tyler, and moved the necessity of his dismissal from Office, referred also to the Committee.

Committee ordered to be summoned for Monday next at 8 O'clock PM, to report on the above matters, and also on the conduct of the Standard Bearer and Junior Deacon in absenting themselves from all Meetings of the Lodge.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Archibald David Campbell, DM of Canongate Kilwinning was unanimously elected a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge, and took the usual obligation.

Deputations from the following Sister Lodges:- 

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Edinburgh Defensive Band Lodge No 151 Honoured the Celtic Lodge with their attendance at the Meeting. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.


14th August 1843

Turf Hotel Meeting of the Committee, the Following Brethren Present:-

RWM Bro Murray,

Bro Robertson SW,

Bro Morris Leon PM,

Bro William Donaldson DM,

Bro Robert McKay SM,

Bro P McKindley Treasurer,

Bro John Plummer SD,

Bro John E K,

Bro John Jack,

Bro John Smith.

The RWM after being called to the Chair stated that he had received a Letter from Bro John McLaren, resigning the Office of Tyler to the Lodge, which was accepted.

The RWM also stated that he had received a Letter from Bro Don Anderson resigning his Office of Secretary, which Letter was read to the Members of the Committee, and it was agreed to accept the resignation.

Bro J Smith requested to act as Secretary to the Lodge till the next election of Office Bearers, and upon his acceding to the request, he was appointed Secretary

It was requested that Bro McLaren return the Tyler's Clothing, and other property of the Lodge, which he might have in his possession.

On Bro Smiths acceptance of the Office above Br Donaldson moved a vote of thanks to him for the handsome manner in which he has acted in the matter throughout, which motion was approved and the thanks of the Meeting were accordingly given by the RWM, to Bro Smith- Bro Smith acknowledged the thanks of the Meeting.

On the understanding that Bro Bryce, who has formerly acted as Assistant Tyler to the Lodge, would accept the Office of Tyler till next election, he was accordingly appointed.

The Lodge having been afterwards duly constituted by the RWM, and several other Members having joined the Meeting, the RWM after stating what had been agreed to by the Committee, and having called in Bro Bryce and intimated to him what the Committee had done.

Bro Smith and Bro Bryce took the obligations for their respective Offices.

Bro McLaren, that their resignations had been accepted by the RWM and Committee.

Both Letters are recorded in the Minutes 0r 14th August 1843.

At High Twelve the Lodge Was Closed.


21st August 1843

Mr Henry Glynn a Civil Engineer, from Newcastle on Tyne. Was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr John Wight of Woodside Liverpool was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

A Letter was then read from the Secretary of the Peebles Kilwinning Lodge No 24, intimating that the Ceremony of Laying the Foundation Stone of the New County Hall there on Tuesday the 5th September 1843, and requesting a Large Deputation from this Lodge to assist at the Ceremony.

A Little conversation on the subject took place and it was agreed by those present that a Deputation should attend and several Members present expressed their willingness to accompany the Deputation.

Bro Leon proposed and RWM seconded that Bro Alexander Menzies, Military Academy of Lodge No 895 71st Regiment Grand Lodge of Ireland be elected a Full Member of the Lodge. Bro Menzies then took the usual Obligations.

The Brethren then afterwards spent a short time in Conviviality. The Lodge was Closed in due form.


24th August 1843

Mr Michael Ashenheim a Jeweller of 70 George Street Edinburgh, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

It was also agreed to send a Deputation to Peebles Kilwinning Lodge No24.

Bro R McKay moved that Bro William Martin of St James Lodge No 97 be elected an Honorary Member, which motion was agreed to, and he took his Obligation.


31st August 1843

The Committee met to Audit the Bro Secretary's accounts.

Bro John McLaren having been requested to attend when an account from him was laid before the Members, for £1:6:8 pence as a Balance of salary for the Time 8 Months he had been Tyler to the Lodge. Bro McLaren was also requested to bring the Highland Dress belonging to the Lodge. Bro Maclaren did not attend.

Bro Donaldson and seconded by Bro MacKay that summery means be adopted to recover the Highland Dress and other property in his possession and belonging to the Lodge.

With reference to the matter of the Deputation to Peebles, it was moved by Bro Donaldson and seconded by Bro MacKay that Bro McLeod Piper to the Lodge accompany the Deputation, and that the Sum of Ten Shillings and Sixpence be Paid from the Funds of the Lodge as a day's wages as also his expenses.

Eo die,

Bro Alexander Dudgeon a Solicitor, in Dublin, of St John's Lodge No 50 Dublin. On the Motion of the RWM and seconded by Bro Donaldson be elected a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Our young Bros afterwards Sung, in great Glee, "The Pope" At High Twelve the Lodge was closed in due form by RWM Bro Murray.


1st September 1843

alt  Brother Morris Scott of Waterloo Place Edinburgh, St David's Lodge No 36, was on the motion of the RWM was elected an Honorary Member of the Lodge.

Mr Robert William Ker of Peebles was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mary Chapel-1  Bro G Lesslie of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1, on the Motion of Bro Robert MacKay, was admitted an Honorary Member of the Lodge. The Lodge Closed at High Twelve.

 

5th September 1843

Turf Hotel the Brethren assembled for the laying of the foundation stone at the New County Hall Peebles.

The brethren of the Celtic Lodge accompanied by the Piper and Tyler they met this morning at 7 o’clock am, and left in procession of four coaches and proceeded to Peebles to assist the Grand Lodge in lying the foundation Stone of the New County Hall.

On reaching Peebles the RWM Obtained leave from the Worshipful Master of Provincial Grand Lodge of Scotland Brother McKenzie of Portmore.

The Lodge was duly constituted by the RWM.

Mr John Piper junior, A Draper in Penicuik on being properly recommended was Entered Apprentice. The lodge was thereafter duly closed at high twelve.

 

30th September 1843

This Night the Committee met this evening the RWM presiding along with 9 of the Committee Members. 

It was agreed to invite the RWM of Carabineers Lodge No 57 Carabineers Regiment, and as many of the Brethren of that Lodge as could make it convenient to attend, our next Monthly Meeting.

The Bro Secretary was instructed to write to Captain Jocelyn.

The Committee Agreed to change the Night of holding the regular Monthly Meeting of the Lodge from the second Thursday to the First Friday of every Month Friday being the original Night of Meeting.

It was also agreed to pay Bro John Maclaren, late Tyler to the Lodge, the Sum of £1:6:8 pence, as the proportion of the Salary for the Year, and for Six Initiations at 2/- each.

The Secretary was also instructed to write to Bro Ker, Peebles, and invited him to attend next Meeting of the Lodge, to receive the Diplomas of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, and of the Celtic Lodge.

A Sub Committee appointed for procuring additional furnishings for the Lodge:-

Bro Murray RWM Brothers James Robertson and Bro Kidd.

 

6th October 1843

This evening Bro Ker was presented with the Diplomas of the Grand Lodge and of the Celtic Lodge.

Bro Ker made a suitable reply to the RWM and the Brethren. The Brethren thereafter spent some time in Conviviality and at High Twelve the Lodge was closed.

 

20th October 1843

Mr Humphrey William Bland, Was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr William Frater was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr John Campbell MacDonald was Entered Apprentice.

Mr Neilson Fyfe was Entered Apprentice.

Bro George Gilchrist of Canongate Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 was made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Bro William Lyle of Canongate Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 was made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

 

24th October 1843

Brothers John Piper of Penicuik and John Campbell McDonald having been formerly Entered Apprentices were Passed and Raised Master Masons.

On the Motion of the RWM Bro John Eyre of Sheffield M.M Britannia Lodge No 162 was made an Honorary Member, and took the Obligations accordingly.

The RWM stated that he received a Letter signed by the Provincial Grand Secretary of Linlithgowshire intimating that the Foundation Stone of the New Prison, Linlithgow was to be laid upon the 31st Inst and inviting the Sister Lodges of the province to attend.

The Secretary was instructed to summon a Meeting of the Committee for Friday evening the 27th Inst, and a number of the Brethren. At High Twelve the Lodge was Closed

They both took the usual Obligations. The Lodge was closed in due form.

27th October 1843

Committee met this evening for the Monthly Meeting.

The RWM stated that he had been applied to by a Widow Smith ( Her late husband been a Brother) for some relief from the funds of the Lodge, and the JW proposed and Bro G A Donaldson seconded that 2/6 be given to her out of our funds.

Bro Donaldson stated that (Mrs William Bayley) the Widow of our late Brother William Bayley, who had been an excellent working Member of the Lodge has been left in very destitute circumstances, with a large family, and there is a strong feeling among the Brethren and others to collect a Sum for the purpose of beginning her in Business remitted to the General Meeting next Friday.

Eo Die,

The Letter the RWM had received from Provincial Grand Secretary of Linlithgowshire of Laying the Foundation Stone at the New Prison.

The Brethren agree to send a Deputation the RWM asked for the Brethren to add their names accordingly. At High Twelve the Lodge was Closed in due form.

 

31st October 1843

Thirteen of the Brethren Headed by Bro James Robertson SW, left the Turf Hotel this Morning, and attended at the Ceremony of the Laying the Foundation Stone of the New Prsion, Linlithgow.

Bro William Downie Gillon of Hallhouse Provincial Grand Master Presiding.

The Deputation was accompanied by the Piper and Tyler of the Lodge.

 

3rd November 1843

Mr James Stewart Chalmers 0f 48 Bridge Street North Leith Edinburgh was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr Alexander Warrick of 32 Shore Leith Edinburgh was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Bro Neilson was passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro Fyfe was passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro William Lyle passed and raised a Master Mason.

On the Motion of RWM Seconded by Bro Leon PM.

Bro David Maxwell of Lodge Fidelity No 3 London was elected an Honorary Member.

The RWM proposed and Bro Leon seconded.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Bro Kerr RWM Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 was elected a Full Member.

St Stephens No 145  Bro Ritchie RWM St Stephens Lodge No 145 was elected a Full Member.

Mary Chapel-1  Bro Duchar Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 was elected a Full Member.

At High Twelve the Lodge Closed.

 

10th November 1843

Mr Henry Murray of 1 Broughton Place Edinburgh was Entered Apprentice.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  On the Motion of RWM Bro William Mulloy of the Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, was made a Member of the Celtic Lodge.

 

14th November 1843

Mr Henry Betty of Robert Street Adelphi London was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro Leon proposed Bro James Baillie Pender of 5 Newington Place of

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1, was made an Honorary Member.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  The RWM proposed Bro Hector Gavin of Roman Eagle Lodge No 160, was Made an Honorary Member.

Bro Donaldson proposed that Bro Hugh James Rollo of St Luke's Lodge No 44 was elected a Full Member.

They all having taken the usual Obligations the Lodge was closed at High Twelve.

 

17th November 1843

Mr John McLean of 14 Albany Street Leith Edinburgh was Entered Apprentice.

Bro James Nicoll a Builder Stirling, of St Johns Lodge No Dunblain he was somewhat rusted in giving the Sign and Word, took his Obligation with the Candidate.

Bro George Watson of the Clydesdale Bank of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 was made an Honorary Member.

Mary Chapel-1  Bro George Lyon of Commercial Bank of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 was made an Honorary Member.

Bro John McInnis of Eastern Star Lodge No 112 London on the Motion of Bro E.K was made an Honorary Member.

 

18th November 1843

The Committee met this evening for the Monthly Meeting.

The RWM proposed that an order be given to Bro Dobson to Furnish a Pedestal and Three Columns for the use of the Celtic Lodge. The SW seconded the Motion.

The SW proposed and the JW seconded that a Level should be got the Committee agreed.

The Committee voted 5 /- from the Lodge Funds, to Mrs Jackson, the Wife of a Brother in very destitute circumstances. There being no other Business before the Committee, the Meeting was adjourned.

 

21st November 1843

Bro Henry Munoz was previously Entered was Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

 

28th November 1843

The lodge having been duly opened by RWM the SW and JW left the lodge room to escort the brethren into the lodge the RWM then passed the chair to the Most Worshipful Grand Master Elect.

Bro Lord Glenlyon  The Honourable Lord Glenlyon who proceeded to conduct the business of the evening after several toasts the RWM proposed and SW seconded those two Provincial Grand Masters as full members of the Celtic Lodge.

Brother White Melville Past Grand Master of Fife and Brother W D Gillon Past Grand Master of Linlithgowshire both of St Luke’s Lodge No 44.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Donaldson PM proposed the JW seconded that Brother Colonel Kinloch of Lodge Canongate Kilwinning No2, be made a full member of the Celtic Lodge Brother Robertson SW proposed the RWM seconded that:-

26th Regiment  Captain Piggott and Brother Deans of the 26th Regiment be elected full members of this lodge and all took the obligations of the lodge and Masons in ancient and Honourable times each of the brethren returned many thanks to the RWM and brethren of the Celtic Lodge. All the Brethren newly elected took the usual affiliating Obligations.

Mr William Anderson of 19 St Patrick Square Edinburgh was Entered Apprentice.

The lodge was closed at high twelve.

 

30th November 1843

St A Glass No 3  This being the Anniversary of Saint Andrews Day a Number of the Brethren Dined together in the Turf Hotel and Spent a very happy afternoon The Wines provided by RWM were in his usual excellent Style.

In the evening Forty of the Brethren formed a Deputation Headed by the RWM visited the Grand Lodge of Scotland to assist in the Celebration of the Festival of St Andrews.

Bro Lord Glenlyon  The Right Honourable and most Worshipful Grand Master Mason the Lord Glenlyon in the Chair.

After spending a very happy evening during which the Brethren evinced the greatest decorum. The Lodge was duly closed at High Twelve by the MWG Master Mason.

 

1st December 1843

The Minutes of the Last Monthly Meeting were read and approved. Bro Donaldson PM moved that the account of expenses for entertaining the Distinguished Brethren who Honoured the Lodge. With a visit on the 28th be paid out of the funds of the Lodge.

Bro G a Donaldson moved that Bro Secretary Smith's account for Lithographing Circulars and for postages be passed and ordered to be paid which Bro Wilcocks Seconded. The Lodge was close in due form.

 

12th December 1843

Mr John W Mason was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

 

15th December 1843

Mr George Henry Perry of Wolverhampton residing at the Turf Hotel was Entered Apprentice.

This was the evening to nominate the ensuing years Office Bearers. The Brethren proceeded to the Nomination of the Office Bearers, and forwarded to the Meeting of the 27th of December 1843 for election.

Bro Donaldson intimated that a Full Dress Meeting of the Victoria Lodge of Emulation was to be held on Monday evening next the 18th Inst; after the Convivial of Canongate Kilwining on Wednesday the 20th December 1843, at High Twelve the Lodge was closed.

 

16th December 1843

Mr Edward Holt of Mitchells Park Aston Birmingham, was Entered Apprentice and Passed, Raised a Master Mason.

Bro Anderson was Passed Raised a Master Mason.

Bro George Henry Perry was Passed Raised a Master Mason.

The Lodge was closed in due form.

 

19th December 1843

Mr James S Millar Esq. a Surgeon of 9 Roxburgh Street Edinburgh, was Entered, Passed, Raised a Master Mason.

 

20th December 1843

A Deputation of the Brethren Headed by the RWM visited the:-

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 on their Convivial, and were entertained and spent a most pleasant evening.

 

26th December 1843

Turf Hotel Meeting.

St Elizabeth Estate Jamacia  A petition was presented in favour of Captain H R Wallace, Biscay Estate, St Elizabeth Estate Jamaica, H.P.Rt Fusiliers, was Entered Apprentice.

Mr James Allison Captain of the Royal Adelaide was Entered Apprentice.

At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.

 

27th December 1843

alt  The lodge having been duly constituted by RWM

A petition was presented in favour of Neil McLean 12 Albany Street Leith Edinburgh, was made entered Apprentice.

The RWM declared that all offices in the lodge were vacated the Brethren then proceeded to the Election of office bearers for the following year 1844.

PM Brother G Donaldson in proposing that Bro A Murray be elected to the office of RWM the brethren thanked the RWM for the way in which he had worked the lodge for the past year the following unanimously elected to fill affixed to their names respectively.

RWM

Andrew Murray

WPM

Henry Hutchison

WDM

Robert Kerr

WSW

Robert McKay

SW

James Robertson

JW

William Smith

Treasurer

P McKindley

Ass Treasurer

George A Donaldson

Secretary

John Smith

Chaplain

Charles Kidd

Ass Chap

M Leon

SD

John Plumber

JD

John EK

Steward

John C MacDonald

Standard Bearer

David Dobson

Inner Guard

Alex Menzies

Tyler

William Bryce

Piper

John McLeod

Brother Donaldson PM proposed that 2 pounds 2 shillings be given to the Royal Infirmary Seconded by Bro Leon the SW proposed that 1 pound 1 shilling be given to the fever board seconded by Bro Wilcocks.

Mr John Harrison of Norfolk Morks Sheffield was Entered Apprentice in adjoining room thereafter the lodge held a convivial meeting in the course of the evening we were honoured with deputations from sister lodges

alt  Lodge St Andrews No 48 Headed by RWM Bro McCalumpha + 3

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151 Headed by Bro Williamson + 13

St James Operative 97  Lodge St James Operative No 97 Headed by RWM Bro McPherson + 3

Mary Chapel-1  Mary’s Chapel No1 Headed by Bro W K Ward + 4

alt  Lodge St David’s No 36 Headed by RWM Bro Deucher + 3

Lodge St Luke’s No 44 Headed by RWM Bro Rollo + 3

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Lodge Canongate Kilwinning No 2 Headed by Bro Ayton PM + 10

Journeyman Masons No 8  Lodge Journeyman Masons No 8 Headed by RWM Bro Lowe + 3

 

Lodge Caonongate and Leith L and C Headed by RWM Bro Gaylor + 3

Bro Donaldson, Dobson and Wilcocks Headed Deputations to Sister Lodges

At high twelve the lodge was closed.

 

On this Masonic Volume by Secretary Brother Wm H A Fitz Strathern.

This Record commences 27th December 1827.

When Brother Peter Farquharson was elected RWM and it ends 24th May 1843 Under the Masonic reign of Brother Andrew Murray.

It has not been paged, and it has no index, but Brother Strathern, while perusing the Entries, commenced paging it, though it forms no part of his duty to do so, as all its contents refer to transactions before his election to Office.

The following distinguished Brethren figure as RWMs in the Volume viz:-

RWM Farquharson.

RWM Stuart.

RWM Leon.

RWM Aitken.

RWM Aitken.

RWM Donaldson.

RWM Hutchison.

RWM Murray.

During their administration, there were 11 Secretaries, whose names were Brothers:-

Thomas Wright.

James Hewitt.

D McLaren.

Thomas Muir.

William Duguid.

Donald Anderson.

James Allan.

Robert Banks.

William Blackie.

William Wilson.

John Smith.

With the exception of two all these penman have occasionally left Blanks that certain lost Minutes might afterwards be inserted, see pencil marking of Brother Blackie 4th March 1842.


One of these blanks is for a period of no less than a year, with the exceptions of a few dates, and another blanks occurrences during 6 months and 7 days. These various unrecorded proceedings are defunct, like the vanished drops of water evaporated from the sweet flowers of the field.


Though the blanks remain the inscribed business will be wrapped up in everlasting Mystery.

It is hoped, however that no surviving Brother will suffer from the clerical omissions: But notwithstanding of these untoward events, this Volume is full of interesting subjects, and therefore Secretary Strathern humbly recommends it to be rebound with leaves for a copious index for the ready information of future generations, none of the Celtic Volumes in the Lodge being so attractive in by gone matters,

Among others of its important entries, it contains the revered signatures of 4 of the most remarkable Celtic fathers, Namely primaries Masters Leon, Donaldson, Murray and MacKay, who has filled many high Offices.


These Brethren have earned for themselves imperishable Masonic renown by their personal sacrifices of time and money, their ardour in accomplishing the prosperity of the Lodge, and their superior's abilities as first rate Masons.

There are other worthy Brethren mentioned with Honour in this Volume, who are equally entitled to the gratitude and praise of their admiring Celtic Brethren for their unwearied labours in promoting the interests of the Lodge.


This Book is also remarkable for the noble Names of:-

Lord Glenlyon.

Lord Fredrick Fitzclarence.

The Honourable Henry Walpole.

Who were at different times made Honorary Members of the Celtic Lodge, the first afterwards presided 24th May 1843 in the Celtic Chair and signed the Minute in this Book.

Lord Fitzclarence is one of the Sons of King William the 4th and at an important Meeting of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, where his Lordship presided as the RWM, he paid marked attention, and a high compliment to the Lodge Celtic of Edinburgh and Leith, which is recorded in the Minutes.


Brother Walpole is blind in both Eyes, but not blind in mind, as may be seen from the signature made by him in this Book.

This Volume contains a record of many of the RWM of other Lodges having been affiliated in the Celtic Lodge, and makes mention of Brother Kemp the genius who planned the Scott Monument.

Moreover this Register is identified with the Centenary procession, and also with laying the Foundation Stones of New Harbour of Dundee, the celebrated Victoria Hall, and the Cenotaph, to Brother Sir Walter Scott to come.

Other minor processions are noticed. Brother Donaldson, while RWM, has given in his own hand writing a programme of Celtic-processions as they marched in order on one of these extraordinary occasions, which will serve the Brethren as a precedent in time to come.

The proper clothing used at processions is also registered and will serve, as a model or rule in future.

During the fourteen years and 5 months proceedings that are recorded in this one Volume, one will see by the perusal the amount of Charities, the Celtic Ball and the gifts and presentations of plate and Diplomas given to deserving Brethren.


There will likewise be seen a Letter from the Right Honourable the Earl of Rothes, Grand Master Mason of Scotland, to the Right Worshipful Master of the Celtic Lodge, highly complementary to the Brethren, and full of good feeling.

There are also two curious literary productions in Honour of the Lodge. The one is an effusion of Sublime ideas by a Swiss Brother Named Buet: the other is a Dutch Masonic Epistle from the Three Pillars Lodge Rotterdam, which, with the answer sent by the Celtic Lodge, concludes the wonders of this collection of Masonic events.

Touching man's literary works, like his other labours, they are imperfect.


The Bible is allowed to be the best Record yet see how it is blundered in many places by the carelessness of Secretaries amanuenses, and copiers. To supply the Interpreters from the best of motives have added words to bring out the meaning.

It may be remarked that the ancient transcribers have copied two Chapters in the Sacred Record alike namely the XIX Chapter, of IInd Kings, and the XXXVII Chapter of Isaiah.

This may serve as an apology for Secretary Duguid, who in pages 58 and 59 of his Book has recorded twice the Minutes of initiation of Brother William Stringer Bell on 4th February 1836, but it is better to repeat a Register than to omit it altogether, and it is an old legal maxim" abundance of the Law is no transgression.


In Conclusion,

It consists with my personal knowledge that the Records of the Celtic Lodge have been better kept than those of many other Lodges, some of which, I could Name that cannot show any register of their proceedings for  a series of years.

When I examined the Records of the Mother of Scotch Lodges in Kilwinning, I found that they had lost their valuable ancient Books, some of which were signed by Kings of Scotland and their Nobles inconsequence of a certain RWM taking the Records from the Secretary pro tem. To show them as a curiosity to English antiquarians who browsed them, and never returned the Volumes. Brother:-

William Henry Augustas Fitz Strathern.

 

28th December 1843

Bros Wallace and Harrison, having served sometime as apprentices, were Passed and Raised Master Masons.

 

1844

Burns Monument Royal High School  The Burns Monument is situated close to the Royal High School on the road from Edinburgh to London beneath Carlton Hill.

 

2nd January 1844

Lodge Committee Meeting. Several accounts were examined, passed and ordered to be paid.

A discussion took place respecting the advertisement inserted in the Newspapers of the names of all the Principal Office Bearers

Bro Leon maintaining that the Names of all Office Bearers should have been advertised and objected to the amount being paid out of the Lodge Funds.

Bro Smith Secretary moved that the Committee approve of the Advertisement, as inserted, and all the expenses to be paid out of the Lodge Funds, which motion the RWM seconded, agreed to Bro Leon the only dissentient.

Bro Robertson, SW moved that all vouches for Money paid out of the Funds of the Lodger, be presented and filed by the Treasurer, agreed to.

 

3rd January 1844

The RWM, SW, and Bro Donaldson were authorised to arrange with Bro Frome as to the Archers Hall, and providing the Supper for the Convivial of the Celtic Lodge on Friday the 12th January 1844.


Bro Donaldson was empowered to procure Music for the Convivial. The Secretary wrote out a Scroll of an Advertisement which was approved of, and he was authorised to get it inserted in the N B Advertiser of Saturday the 6th the Caledonian Mercury of the 8th and Scotsman of Wednesday the 10th Inst. Bro John Smith Secretary.


5th January 1844

Bro John McLean, having served his Full time as an Apprentice was Passed and Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

The Brethren now proceeded to appoint a Committee to Act along with the Office Bearers. 7 of the Brethren were appointed.

The SW also moved that Brother Menzies the Inner Guard, should enjoy all the privileges of an Office Bearer of the Lodge, the Motion to be considered at the next Monthly Meeting.

The RWM proposed Bro:-

St Stephens No 145  William Robertson of Edinburgh St Stephens Lodge No 145 of Hope Park-end House as a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge which was approved of, and the Obligation of Affiliation was administered. St High Twelve the Lodge was closed.


8th January 1844

Mr George McDonald of 47 Blackfriars Street Glasgow, with proper recommendations, the petition being sustained the Candidate was duly Entered, Passed and Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. Fees Paid.

Bro Dr Thatcher of Royal Arch Lodge (now defunct) upon the motion of the RWM seconded by Bro Donaldson was made a Full Member of the Lodge.


12th January 1844

Mr Victor Le Blond of Hamilton Place Edinburgh was Entered Apprentice.

On the motion of RWM Bro Dr Malcolm of Edinburgh St Luke's Lodge No 44 was made a Full Member.

On the motion of Senior Warden:-

Mary Chapel-1  Bro Maugham of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 was made a Full Member.

Mr James Stewart a Waiter was Entered Apprentice.

Thereafter on the motion of Junior Warden, seconded by Bro Secretary,

Bro John Christy of St Andrews Lodge No 52 Banff was made a Full Member.

Deputations from the Sister Lodges arrived in the following order and received in Full Masonic form. The Band playing the Anthem:-

Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 Headed by RWM Bro Campbell, and 7 Brethren + Tyler.

St Stephens No 145  St Stephens Lodge No 145 Headed by Bro Disher, and 3 Brethren + Tyler.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 Headed by RWM Bro Douglas and 8 Brethren + Tyler.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 Headed by RWM Bro Summerville and 12 Brethren +Tyler.

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel No 1 Headed by Bro Sclanders Treasurer and 10 Brethren + Tyler.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 Headed by RWM Bro Hillhouse and 15 Brethren + Tyler.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Edinburgh Defensive Band Lodge No 151 Headed by RWM Bro Forrest and 4 Brethren + Tyler.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 Headed by Bro Currie and 4 Brethren + Tyler.

alt  St Andrew's Lodge Headed by RWM Bro Stevenson and 7 Brethren + Tyler.


The Lodge was called from Labour to Refreshment and the Brethren partook of the most sumptuous Supper provided by Bro Frome.

On the Lodge being again called to Labour the RWM, after giving the usual Masonic toasts, proposed the Health's respectively of the Masters and Brethren Heading the Deputations, and prosperity to the several Lodges which acknowledged by the Brother who headed the Deputation.

The Music vocal and Instrumental entertainment from Bros Jacobuwitch Donaldson, Stevenson, Scott, Craven, Walpole and Stewart, Sang their best Songs which gave great delight to the Company.


Bro Robertson SW read a Letter from the Honourable Captain Sandilands expressing his regret that a previous engagement preventing him from having the Honour of being present at the Convivial Meeting of the Celtic Lodge, but he would take an early opportunity of visiting the Lodge.

Bro Robertson then proposed that Bro Sandilands be made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge which was unanimously agree to.

There was a Full attendance of the Brethren of the Celtic Lodge, and the Meeting was most harmonious. At High Twelve the Lodge was duly closed by RWM Bro Murray.


24th January 1844

Queen Victoria 7  Royal Institution a Large statue of Queen Victoria Carved by Sir John Steel was placed on top of the Royal Institution in 1843


25th January 1844

A Deputation of the Brethren, in number 37 Headed by the RWM, attended the Annual Convivial of the Lodge St James Lodge No 97 Edinburgh, which on this occasion was Honoured with a Grand Lodge Visitation.

Bro Lord Glenlyon  The Right Honourable Worshipful the Lord Glenlyon Grand Master of Scotland in the Chair.


31st January 1844

The Office Bearers met this evening for the purpose of examining the Treasurers Books. The Senior Warden acting for the assistant Treasurer, read over the Statement of receipts and expenditure. The result was most satisfactory.

The RWM and other Members of the Committee signed the page in the Treasurers Book, Carrying the Balance forward.

The Committee appointed 8 of the Brethren to act as a Sub Committee.

Eo Die,

Mr Alexander Currie of 20 Broad Wynd Leith Edinburgh was Entered Apprentice. The Brethren enjoyed a very harmonious evening of Song and Toasts and sentiment being the order. After being sensibly refreshed the RWM Bro Murray closed the Lodge, at High Twelve with due Masonic ceremony, and the Brethren parted in Brotherly Love and affection.


2nd February 1844

Bro Robertson S Warden, proposed the following motion which was seconded by Bro John Plummer S Deacon, that Brother Archibald Donaldson Junior, to be expelled from the Celtic Lodge.

The motion will lie on the Table till next Meeting of the Lodge. The Secretary was instructed to give Bro A Donaldson notice of such motion, at least two weeks previous to next Meeting.

The RWM in expressing his regret at the Death of the Late Treasurer, Bro McKindley, intimated the necessary of appointing a Brother to act as Treasurer, and proposed that Bro George A Donaldson Assistant Treasurer, be elected Treasurer, Bro John Plummer seconded this proposal and the Brethren agree.

The Lodge was visited by a Deputation of Five from the Carabineers Lodge No 577 holding of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, Headed by RWM Bro Barker. 

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  RWM of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 and several Brethren

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  RWM of Roman Eagle Lodge No 160.

The RWM proposed the Following Brethren be made Full Members of the Lodge:-

Bro Baker RWM of Carabineers Lodge.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Bro Coghill RWM of Roman Eagle Lodge.

The SW proposed and the Secretary seconded that Bro William Barclay a Solicitor from Banff be made an Honorary Member of the Lodge.

After spending a very harmonious evening the Lodge was closed.


13th February 1844

A Deputation of Celtic Lodge numbering Seven, Headed by PM Bro Donaldson attended at the Annual Convivial of Marys Chapel Lodge No1 and enjoyed a very pleasant evening.


16th February 1844

Mr George Sinclair Summerfield was Entered Apprentice.

Mr Thomas Drummond of 15 Constitution Street Edinburgh was Entered Apprentice.

Mr George Green of Great Junction Street Edinburgh was Entered Apprentice.

Mr John W Knowles of Linlithgow was Entered Apprentice.

The Brethren partook of an excellent Supper provided by Bro E.K.

Bro RWM having to leave early the Chair was taken by PM Bro Donaldson, the evening was spent in a most agreeable and Masonic Manner, with Toasts and Songs until High Twelve.


20th February 1844

alt  A Deputation of the Celtic Lodge Headed by Bro Robertson SW and Seven Brethren visited the St David's Lodge No 36. And a very happy evening was spent by the Brethren.


21st February 1844

The Most Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Linlithgowshire held a Provincial Grand Lodge of Mid Calder, this evening.

A Deputation from the Celtic Lodge Headed by Senior Warden Bro Robertson, the Brethren left the Turf Hotel at 5 O'clock, and presented at the Meeting in the evening.

Bro William Downe Gillion Esq of Wallhouse Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master in the Chair,

Previous to the Meeting, the acting RWM of the Celtic Lodge, asked permission of the RW Provincial Grand Master, to open a Celtic Lodge there for Business, which was granted.

A petition in favour of Mr Gavin Craig was presented and sustained, he was duly Entered Apprentice. The Celtic Lodge was closed by the Senior Warden, the acting RWM.


26th February 1844

Mr Charles Mitchell Christie, Junior Esq. of Durie Fife was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.


1st March 1844

Brother Roberson's report of the conduct of Bro Archibald Donaldson Junior,

Bro Donaldson made his apologies to the RWM and the Brethren of the Celtic Lodge.

The RWM instructed the Bro Secretary to send out Circulars to the Brethren to come to a Meeting to discuss the incidents, and to decide the outcome.


12th March 1844

Mr Hermann Kauzler was Entered Apprentice.

Hamilton Lodge No 233  Bro Robert R Sharp of Hamilton Lodge No 233 was made a Full Member.

There being no other Business before the Lodge. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.


13th March 1844

Bro Hermann Kauzler was, passed and raised a Master Mason.


15th March 1844

Bro Green and Currie were Passed and Raised Master Masons.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro Main of St John's Lodge Lesmahagow was made an Honorary Member of the Lodge.

Bro MacKay the acting RWM was made a Full Affiliated Member of the Celtic Lodge.


22nd March 1844

The RWM and a number of the Office Bearers and Brethren, dressed in Full Masonic Costume met, and accompanied the Funeral of the Late Brother George Kemp.


26th March 1844

Mr Frederick Augustus Carter was Entered Apprentice.

Thereafter a Deputation, Headed by Bro John E.K. Visited the Edinburgh Defensive Band's Convivial Meeting.


29th March 1844

It was moved by the RWM and seconded by Bro Donaldson PM that:-

Sir William Napier Bart  Bro Sir William McNaughton Napier Bart, of Lodge No 675, holding of the Grand Lodge of Ireland was made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Bro George Sinclair, of Summerfield's Leith was, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro Robert Brown of 63 Frederick Street Edinburgh of:-

St James Operative 97   St James Lodge No 97 was made a Full Member of the Lodge.


1st April 1844

Mr Thomas Lawrie of 135 Nicolson Street Edinburgh, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Mr John Ballantine of 71 Clerk Street Edinburgh, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.


2nd April 1844

Brother William Bonner of 28 London Street Edinburgh of:-

alt  St Andrews Lodge No 48 was made a Full Member.

Bro John Kieser of Great Stewart Street Edinburgh was made a Full Member.

Bro John Stevenson RWM of:-

altSt Andrews Lodge No 48 was made a Full Member.

The Brethren afterwards attended:-

alt  The Funeral Lodge of St Andrews Lodge in Commemoration of 93 George Kemp which was numerously attended and well conducted.


5th April 1844

The RWM intimated that Bro Dickinson had left with him, Five Pounds sterling to be disposed of as he the RWM and Brethren should think best. The RWM had suggested to Bro Dickinson that £1 should be paid over to the Property Fund Association and that £1 be paid to the Sub in aid of the Widows and Family of the late Bro Kemp, Architect of the Scott Monument, agreed to.

Two pounds were then voted from the funds of the Lodge in aid of the Widows and Family of the Late Bro Kemp

The RWM proposed and the Senior Warden seconded that the Secretary write to Bro Dickinson thanking him, in Name of the RWM Office Bearers and Brethren, for his kindness in leaving so handsome a Sum at their disposal, agreed to.

The RWM stated that he had received an application from a person calling himself a Brother, for some assistance, upon examination of the Certificate be produced it, was found that the Name was written on an erasure and the Senior Warden, proposed that the Secretary take a note of the Lodge to write to the Master to learn if the Certificate to be correct.

The RWM then passed the Chair to the SW who after wards conducted the proceedings of the evening the Acting RWM, proposed that:-

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Captain Macquarie of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, was made a Full Member of the Lodge.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro Harry McCormack, of Royal Albert Lodge No 100 Dublin was made a Full Member of the Lodge. The Royal Albert Lodge No 100 Amalgamated with the Eblana Lodge No 158 15th September 1983 and became the Eblana Lodge 100 which in fact only Laboured for less than Seven Years, handing in its own Warrant in 1990.

Kirkwall Kilwinning Lodge 38-2 Bro William Henry Augustus Fitz Strathern of Kirkwall Kilwinning Lodge No 38/2 Bland of Pomona Orkney was made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge Edinburgh and Leith No 291 and Brother Strathern is responsible for some of the best recorded Minutes of the Celtic Lodge. 


Extract of the Early History of Kirkwall Kilwinning Lodge No 38-2 was a Speculative Freemasonry Lodge in the 18th Century Orkney dating from the 1st October 1736 the Lodge Charter of 1740 was signed by the last hereditary Grand Master Brother William St Clair but early beginnings are suggested.

 

Centuries before speculative freemasonry the guild of operative masons were stationed in Kirkwall at the construction of St Magnus Cathedral which was founded in 1137.

 

It is worth noting the Buildings of Kirkwall Kilwinning Lodge stands on the ground of Kirkwall Castle, once a formidable stronghold of the St Clair family.


In the election of the Grand Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Scotland was conferred upon Brother William St Clair the First Grand Master of Scotland.

 

This is part of a report by Brother Bob Cooper, curator at the Grand Lodge of Scotland and an Affiliated Member of the Celtic Lodge E & L 291.


The Brethren took the usual Obligations. The evening was spent in great harmony, the Lodge was closed.

 

15th April 1844

Committee Meeting Bro Hutchison PM Presiding with 9 Members

The Chairman stated that the Meeting had been convened for the purpose of arranging about the form of an Address of Condolence to be presented to the RWM on the occasion of the lamented Death of Mrs Murray.

The Secretary read a Scroll Copy which he had drawn out and which was unanimously approved of by the Committee, and directed the Secretary to prepare a copy for presentation. This finished the Business before the Committee.

 

16th April 1844

Past Master Bro Henry Hutchison proposed of voting and presenting an address of condolence to the RWM in consequence of the lamented Death of Mrs Murray.

There was a Full attendance of the Brethren of the Lodge present. Letters were received from several of the Brethren, expressing regret that they were unable to attend, approving highly of the object of the Meeting.

The Lodge was closed in due form by the Past Master.

A copy of the Address of Condolence be sent to Bro Murray

Eo Die

A Deputation of the Celts, numbering twelve, visited annual Convivial of the:-

Journeyman Masons No 8  Lodge Journeyman Masons No 8.

 

23rd April 1844

Bro E.K. proposed that Bro Robert Henderson, of:-

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 was made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Bro Robert Jack of the:-

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 was made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Bro Thomas Laidler of Restoration Lodge No 138 Holding of the Grand Lodge of England was made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

After which Mr Robert Cumming was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

The Lodge was closed.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160   A Deputation to Roman Eagle Lodge No 160.


3rd May 1844

Mr William G De Burgh was entered Apprentice.

The RWM proposed that Bro Dr G Walker Arnott of Arlay, by Kinross, of St Andrews Lodge No 74 Perth. And RWM of St Seraph's Lodge No 327 was made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

After spending sometime on Conviviality the Lodge, was closed at High Twelve by the Worshipful Substitute Master in due Masonic form.


27th May 1844

Mr William MacAulay Surgeon Demerara, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr J Falcke of London, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Mr Benjamin Stephens of 10 Liverpool Street Kings Cross London was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

At High Twelve the Lodge was closed in due form.


4th June 1844

Commercial Bank George Street Edinburgh  Commercial Bank the Foundation Stone of the commercial Bank in George Street was laid in full Masonic Style on the 7th June 1844 the Building was designed by David Rhind in a Greco Roman Style.

It stands on the site of the Physicians' Hall the offices of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, which was constructed in the 18th Century to designs by James Craig a planner of the new Town.


The Building is now called the Dome and is currently a Bar and Restaurant and a Night Club. The Dome is a category "A" listed Building.

The Committee Meeting met and examined several Accounts which were passed and ordered to be paid.

Eodem Die


The Minutes were read and approved.

Bro E.K. Proposed the Motion of which he gave notice at last Month's Meeting, that in consequence of their being so many Members of the Celtic Lodge resident in Leith, and as our Charter authorises the Lodge to hold Meetings there.

I beg to move that the Celtic Lodge do resolve to hold Quarterly Meetings in the Town of Leith for the convenience of the Brethren who reside in said Town of Leith. The motion was seconded by Bro J Smith Secretary, and approved of.

Bro Donaldson gave notice of a motion to the effect that each Member should pay a Sum per Annum as a Test of Membership.

Bro J C MacDonald gave notice of a motion respecting the Laws for Affiliation of Brethren of Sister Lodges into the Celtic Lodge.

Mr Andrew Nichol of Birmingham and 48 North Bridge Edinburgh was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

The Brethren joined the Brethren in the other Room the Lodge was closed.


10th June 1844

Mr Robert Birmingham, 1 Great Castle Street London, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason.

Bro James Afflect was, passed and raised a Master Mason. The Lodge was closed by the RWM.

 

24th June 1844

A number of the Office Bearers and Brethren Dined together this being  St John's Day and the evening a number of the Brethren Headed by Bro Robertson, Senior Warden, visited the:-

Conongate Kilwinning No 2   Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, on the occasion of their Annual Election and Convivial Meeting.

The Brethren were highly entertained, and Deputations from most of the Sister Lodges were present.

 

5th July 1844

Turf Hotel the lodge was opened by Substitute Master.

The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting which were approved.

Bro Alexander Morrison 3 Warriston crescent Edinburgh and of the 69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Lodge Canongate and Leith L and C No 5 was made an Honorary Member and took the usual obligation.

On the occasion of the Grand Lodge of England and of and of the Grand Master Mason Bro Dr Arnott intimated that the Earl of Zetland was at present living at Grantown Hotel.

Bro Robertson SW moved a deputation be appointed to inform that the chair be presented to the Earl of Zetland Grand Master Mason be made a full member of the lodge. At high twelve the lodge was closed. (Were clothed with White Gloves) and Proceeded to Granton Hotel, where they were most kindly received by his Lordship.

The RWM Bro Murray, after some preliminary remarks, read the Address to his Lordship and presented the same, to which his Lordship gave a most gracious and Masonic reply.

The following is a Copy of the Address:-

Thomas Dundas 2nd Earl of Zetland  "Unto the Right Honourable, the Earl of Zetland, Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason of England.

Right Honourable and Most Worshipful Grand Master, Office Bearers and Brethren of the Celtic Lodge of Edinburgh and Leith, holding of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, beg respectfully to tender our sincere congratulations, on your Lordship's arrival in this part of the United Kingdom upon your appointment as Grand Master Mason of England.

That your Lordship may long live to preside over, and adorn the Ancient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons in our Sister Kingdom is the servant prayer of the RW Master Offices Bearers and Brethren of the Celtic Lodge.

Give at our Lodge Room Edinburgh this Fifth day of July A.D. 1844, and of Light 5844, with the seal of the Lodge attached. Signed in the Name and by appointment of the Brethren Andrew Murray, Master.

The Following Brethren composed the Deputation who waited on the Grand Master Mason of England:-

Bro Murray RWM; Bro Sir William McNaughton Napier; Bro Robertson, SW; Bro G A Donaldson Treasurer; Bro John Smith Secretary; Bro Leon PM; Bro Menzies Junior Warden; Bro Fitz Strathern.

 

16th July 1844

The Office Bearers met for the purpose of taking into consideration the subject of procuring some Clothing for the Lodge, previous to Lying the Foundation Stone of the Baths, but the Treasurer not being present, the Meeting could not entertain the question.

The Secretary was instructed to write to PM to learn if he intended to head the Deputation on the occasion above alluded to take place on the 29th Inst in order to make the necessary arrangements.

Eodem Die

Mr Finlay McKinley was entered Apprentice the Lodge was duly closed.


19th July 1844

Bro Knowles was passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

The Lodge having been reduced petitions were presented in favour of:-

Mr William Kay of 6 Commercial Place Leith Edinburgh was Entered Apprentice.

Mr John Maxton, Engine Works, and of Leith Edinburgh was Entered Apprentice.

The RWM read a Letter from the Grand Secretary intimating the lying the Foundation Stone of the Baths. The subject of Clothing was remitted to the Committee.

Bro W Donaldson PM moved and Bro MacKay seconded, that in the event of a Deputation being formed to attend the Burn's Festival at Ayr, on the 6th August 1844 and should the services of the Piper be required, such Deputation to Pay his Expenses, and not to be taken from the Lodge funds.

Bro John C MacDonald moved and Bro Leon seconded that in the event of such a Deputation as above Alluded to bring formed, the Piper's Expenses, should he be wished to accompany them, to be paid from the funds of the Lodge. Which counter motion was carried by majority of 12.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro Charles Dillon of Lodge 646, Grand Lodge Ireland, was on the motion of Bro Aitken seconded by Bro Fitz Strathern admitted an Honorary Member. The Lodge was closed.


29th July 1844

This being the day appointed by the Grand Lodge for Laying the Foundation Stone of the New Baths, the Brethren met at the Turf Hotel to the Number of 96 and proceeded to the College Square to join the Grand Lodge and other Deputations.

The Brethren having assembled they proceeded in procession to the place, when the usual Ceremony was gone through by the Most Worshipful Past Master Lord Glenlyon.

Thereafter the Brethren of the Celtic Lodge Dinned in the Turf Hotel.


2nd August 1844

Doctor Alexander Halley, Edinburgh, was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason. This was a case of emergency the new Brother being about to leave Scotland for India paid his Fees.

Eo Die

This being the Meeting which falls to be held in Leith, the Substitute Master, assisted by the other Office Bearers and Brethren opened a Lodge in the New Ship Hotel. The Secretary read the Minutes of the last Meeting, and they were approved.

Bro McDougal agreed to allow his motion respecting the mode of affiliating Members to lie over till St John's Day.

Mr Robert Lister Junior of Benwell near Newcastle upon Tyne, which being approved was Entered Apprentice.

After spending a very pleasant evening, under the auspices of the Junior Warden, at High Twelve the Lodge was closed.


10th August 1844

A Lodge was duly constituted by RWM, when Bros Dickinson, Harlow and Alexander Stewart were, Passed the Chair. Afterwards spent a pleasant evening and at High Twelve the Lodge was closed.


19th August 1844

Mr Thomas Scott was a case of emergency as he was about to proceed to Melbourne Australia was Entered, Passed and Raised a Master Mason. His Fees were paid.

Bro John Maxton and Bro William Kay were, Passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Mr Bruce Kennedy was Entered Apprentice.

The Lodge was called from Labour to refreshment. A Deputation was sent to Cameroon Lodge Edinburgh. Headed by Bro McKay and afterwards spending the evening in the greatest Conviviality.


5th September 1844

A Petition was presented in favour of Captain Lemon Klein a Native of Stettin, and Commander of the Ship Harry of Lwineumundi in Prussia, and being approved was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Thereafter Br o Thomas Morton, 29 Frederick Street Edinburgh of

Portobello Lodge 226  Portobello Lodge No 226, was proposed seconded and duly affiliated in the Celtic Lodge.


6th September 1844

Bro Neil McLean was passed, and raised a Master Mason.

Bro John Maxton was passed, and raised a Master Mason.

Bro William Kay was passed, and raised a Master Mason.

Lodge of Perfect Friendship No 376  Bro Felix Henry Fairbrass of Lodge Perfect Friendship of Hardwick in the County of Suffolk was proposed, seconded and duly affiliated as a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Mr Peter Rowcliffe was entered Apprentice.


10th September 1844

Mr Magnus Nilsson, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason. This was case of emergency Bro Nilsson being to sail in a few days from Leith. His Fees Paid.


19th September 1844

Mr John Thomas Church of 24 Chrysalis Road North Brixton London, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason. The Bro was on his journey to England and consequently was considered a case of emergency.

St James Operative 97  Brother Thomas Swanston of Edinburgh St James Lodge No 97 was freely admitted a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.


20th September 1844

Celtic Lodge Room Turf Hotel a Meeting of the Committee RWM and 10 Committee members the account were examined and approved.

As a Number of the Members are in arrears of Fees for Initiation the Treasurer was directed to write to those still owing the Lodge, requesting an early settlement, and it was resolved that Candidates, on receiving the Apprentice Degree shall be considered bound to Pay their full Fees.

The New Clothing, both for Office Bearers and Brethren of the Lodge was now shown to the Members present and highly approved of.

Eo Die

Mr David White Laird of 58 Bridge Street Leith Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

Thereafter Bro Findlay McKinley, was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.


27th September 1844

Mr John McNaughton of Newcastle on Tyne was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason. This was a case of Emergency as the Brother was about to leave Scotland.

A Vote of thanks was voted unanimously by the Lodge to Bro Packwood for his attendance and the interest he takes in the Celtic Lodge. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.


28th September 1844

Mr Andrew Wemyss of 8 Waterloo Place Edinburgh and Liverpool was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Mr William Pike of 37 Princes Street Edinburgh was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Mr James Nesbet of 8 North Bridge Edinburgh was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.


4th October 1844

 alt  Bro William Ponsonby Baker, of St David's Lodge No 36 and now residing at the New Club House was admitted a Full Member. Bro Baker took the usual Obligations.

Bro William Donaldson PM intimated that Bro Leigh's (Canongate Kilwinning) Benefit was to take place on Wednesday evening next in the Adelphia Theatre, under the patronage of several of the Masonic Lodges of Edinburgh, and should the Celtic Lodge wish to give its Name. This view was opposed by several Members.

Bro Donaldson moved as an amendment that the Lodge do patronize Bro Leigh at the Benefit, and that the principle of Free Masonry was for Charity to all, and not confined within the limits, and to the Members of one's own Lodge.

Brother W Gardiner seconded the amendment, but on a vote the Motion was carried by a large majority Five only voting for the amendment at High Twelve the Lodge was closed in due form by the RWM.


29th October 1844

Letters were read from the Grand Secretary and J Liening Woodman respecting the institution of association to be called The Scottish Free Masons Life Association.

It was proposed by Bro W Donaldson and seconded by Bro MacKay that a special Meeting of the Lodge be held on Wednesday evening the 6th November at 8 O'clock for the purpose of taking the Question in to consideration.

Several accounts were examined and passed.

A sub Committee was appointed, The RWM Senior Warden and Junior Warden, Bro W Donaldson and Bro Smith Secretary, to arrange what Inscription should be put on the Mallet of the Celtic Lodge.

Eo Die

Brother P Rowcliffe, Blink bonny Toll, was passed Fellow Craft.

Mr Thomas Burrows of Piershill Barracks was Entered Apprentice.


1st November 1844

Mr Henry Buttery Thomson of No 15 Constitution Street Leith Edinburgh was entered passed.

Bros Thomas Drummond, David White Laird, were passed.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro William Wallace of 8 St David Street Leith Edinburgh, Secretary of Canongate Leith Leith Canongate was on the motion of Bro E.K, and seconded by Brother W Donaldson, made a Full Member of the Lodge and took the usual Obligations.

At High Twelve the Lodge closed by the RWM.


6th November 1844

The Bro Senior Warden proposed that Thirty Shares of the Scottish Free Masons Life Association be resolved upon and to be applied for in the name of the Celtic Lodge, to be invested in the Names of Three Trustees to be approved by the said Lodge and to be considered at a Special Meeting for that purpose. That further information will be made respecting the Association.


22nd November 1844

The RWM proposed Bro seconded that Bro David Brice, Grand Architect be made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge, (his Mother Lodge being the

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 which was approved.

Portobello Lodge 226  Bro Alexander Paterson of Portobello Lodge No 226, be made a

Full Member of the Lodge.

alt  Bro W Donaldson PM, Bro Leon seconded that Bro James A Robertson of 59 Frederick Street Edinburgh of St David's Lodge No 36 be made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  The SW proposed and the Treasurer seconded that Bro John Jamieson of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, be made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

The SW proposed and Bro Chalmers

alt  PM of St Peters Montrose Lodge seconded that Bro David Wylie of St David's Lodge No 36 be Made a Full Member of the Lodge.

All the Brethren took the usual Obligation, and were all admitted Full Members of the Celtic Lodge.

After spending a very happy evening in Song, Toasts and sentiment, the Lodge was closed.


30th November 1844

Mr Thomas Bowden of High Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

Mr John Stewart of St Patrick Square Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

Mr Charles Garner of Old Kent Road London, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.


6th December 1844

Bro G A Donaldson proposed the SW seconded, that Bro John Stronach of St Andres Lodge Banff be made a Full Member of the Lodge.

A petition from the Ceres Lodge soliciting assistance was read to the Meeting when it was agreed to take to take no notice of the said petition.

The Following Brethren were duly proposed and seconded as Honorary Members of the Celtic Lodge:-

Mary Chapel-1  Bro William Forrester RWM of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

Portobello No 226  Bro Brigstocke RWM Portobello Lodge No 226.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro Andrew McClure of the Lodge No? Ireland.

Were all duly admitted and took the usual Obligations.


13th December 1844

This being the evening of for nominating of Office Bearers, they were duly proposed and seconded and recommended to be elected at the Meeting of the 27th December 1844.

Bro Willcooks proposed and bro E Main seconded that Bro Charles McKenzie be made a Full Member of the Lodge, he then took the Obligation, Paid his Fees.

Bro the Right Honourable Captain Jocelyn intimated to the RWM that he had a worthy Candidate to bring forward and requested the RWM to open a Lodge for that propose; to which request the RWM, acceded, and John Browne unes Esq. W S was Entered Apprentice Mason in due form the Lodge was closed in due form.


16th December 1844

Bro John Browne Innes was passed and raised a Master Mason.


20th December 1844

The Meeting examined and passed an account due to of £2.10/- Bro Murray, and also an Account of 10/- Paid by him in Charity.

The RWM was authorised to engage Musicians for St John's Night; and also to furnish Supper at 2/6 per head to include two Goes of Toddy.


23rd December 1844

The Committee examined the Treasurers Books and found the Statement and Abstract very satisfactory. The Secretary was authorised to get 100 Tickets for Supper on St John's Night.


27th December 1844

 

alt  Mr James McKenzie, a Merchant of 7 Holland Place Glasgow, was Entered Apprentice.

This was the evening of Installation of Office Bearers. The following Brethren duly Installed into their respective Offices:-

RWM

Andrew Murray

WPM

Henry Hutchison

WDM

Robert Kerr

WSM

Robert McKay

SW

James Robertson

JW

William Smith

Treasurer

G A Donaldson

Ass Treasurer

Vacant

Secretary

John Smith

Chaplain

Charles Kidd

Ass Chap

M Leon

SD

John Plumber

JD

John EK

Steward

John C MacDonald

Standard Bearer

John Corstorphine

Inner Guard

Menzies

Tyler

William Bryce

Architect

David Bryce

         Bard                                            William Donaldson

The Brethren to the Number of about 40 sat down to an excellent refreshment. The following Lodges Honoured the Celtic Lodge, by sending Deputations as follow:-

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 Headed by Bro Wilson, S.M. + 3

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Edinburgh Defensive Band Lodge No 151 Headed by Bro Anderson +

alt  St Andrews Lodge No 48 Headed by Bro Nicholl + 3

St Stephens No 145  St Stephens Lodge No 145 Headed by Bro Wilson + 6

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 Headed by Bro Hillhouse PM + 4

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 Headed by Bro Salmon J.W. + 4

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 Headed by Bro Douglas PM + 3

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 Headed by Bro Sommerville M + 8

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 Headed by Bro Black + 4

 

Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 Headed by Bro McIntosh PM + 4

After spending a most Harmonious evening the RWM called the Lodge from refreshment to Labour; upon which Bro W Donaldson proposed a vote of thanks to the RWM, for the manner in which he had conducted the Meeting, both during Business and conviviality.

At High Twelve the RWM duly closed the Lodge.


31st December 1844

Mr William Clark of London, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.


1st January 1845

Mr Sadock Aloes of 36 Hanover Street Edinburgh, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason. The Lodge was duly closed by the RWM.


2nd January 1845

Mr John Gaylor of St Cuthbert's Glebe, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.


3rd January 1845

Mr Stephen Balmer of Bathfield House North Leith was entered Apprentice.

Thereafter Bros Aloe, Bowden and Marshall were passed Fellow of Craft.

Thereafter Bro W Donaldson read his Motion of 7th June 1844, respecting payment of an Annual Sum as a test of Membership. It was agreed that a Special Meeting be called for the 17th Inst to take the same consideration.

This Motion will be printed and circulated along with the circulars calling the Meeting.


10th January 1845

Mr John McLean of 17 Queensferry Street was entered Apprentice.

Mr J D M Wylie of 10 Dublin Street was entered Apprentice.

Bro Aloe received the Degree of Master Mason.


17th January 1845

This being the evening for the Special Meeting, the Bye Laws on the Table.

Bro John Bailey spoke against the Motion.

The Secretary then moved as an Amendment the previous question, which was seconded by Bro Wemyss.

Thereafter several Members addressed the Meeting in favour of the amendment, Bro Donaldson having replied, the vote was taken, and the Members were for the motion sixteen and for the Amendment and Twelve against.

The motion was lost, as in referring to the Bye Laws Two Thirds are required to carry a motion affecting the Laws.

Mr Samuel Walsh of London, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Thereafter Bro Bowden was raised a Master Mason.

The RWM proposed Bro Reid of Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 be made a Full Member of the Lodge. The usual Obligations were taken and Bro Reid was made a Full Member.


 19th January 1845

Greyfriers Church  In 1845 a fire totally destroyed Old Grey friars Church and badly damaged New Grey friars Church.

Greyfriars Kirk has an important place in Scottish Covenanters. In 1679 the National Coventer was presented and signed in front of the pulpit.

In 1679 some 1,200 Covenanters were imprisoned in the Kirkyard pending trial.


21st January 1845

Bro Isaac Cohen PM of Lodge 247 London was admitted a Full Member of the Lodge.

Thereafter Mr Mark Braham of London and Mr James Millar of 3 North Bridge Edinburgh were entered Apprentice.

Bros Braham and John Stewart were passed Fellow craft.

Afterwards Bros Braham, Stewart and F McKinley were raised Master Masons. They Paid their Fees. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed by RWM.


24th January 1845

Bros John McLean and JD Wylie, were passed Fellow Craft.

Eodem Die

The Committee in referring to Law No 32 find that they cannot entertain Bro H Mc Donald's motion respecting the Affiliation of Members of the Sister Lodges, as the aforesaid Laws Supersedes the necessity of such motion.

The Office Bearers recommend the following Brethren as Members of the Committee:-

Bro Wemyss Bro David Harlow Bro Pike Bro Alexander Stewart Bro William Wright, Bro John Gaylor, Bro JB Innes.


31st January 1845

Mr Lois McDonald of 13 Dalrymple Place was Entered Apprentice.


7th February 1845

Bro Captain Jocelyn Joined the Meeting this evening. Thereafter the Brethren spent a most harmonious evening. At high Twelve the Lodge was closed.


13th February 1845

Mr James McPherson was, entered in the Apprentice Degree.


14th February 1845

Mr Murdoch MacLaine Esq. of Lochbery was entered Apprentice,

87th Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers  Bro Captain Ratcliff and Kidd of the 87th Regiment were made Full Members of the Celtic Lodge.

The Brethren afterwards, Numbering upwards of sixty attended the alt Centenary of the St Andres Lodge No 48, Headed by the RWM Bro Murray.

Bro Whyte Melville Substitute Grand Master Mason in the Chair.


17th February 1845

A petition was presented in favour of:-

Colonel T R Swinburne was entered Apprentice.

Mr T J G MacLean Esq. was entered Apprentice.

alt  Bro SW Balfour Ogilvy of Tannadyce of St David's Lodge No 36 Was made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

alt  Bro Charles Farquhar Shand of St David's Lodge No 36 was made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Eodem Die,

A Number of the Brethren of the Celtic Lodge having a warm feeling of regard for Bro the Honourable Captain Jocelyn, agreed to subscribe for the purpose of presenting him with Clothing of the Celtic Lodge and the Past Masters Jewel, previous to him leaving Edinburgh.

The Clothing and the Jewel being now ready, the Subscribers, and a few Friends agree to Dine together on the occasion of presentation and having met this day for that purpose, Along with their Honourable Guest, partook of a most Sumptuous Dinner, prepared under the auspices of the RWM Bro Murray.

After Dinner the usual loyal toasts were given and responded to. The RWM then opened the Lodge and proposed several Masonic toasts of the evening, and presenting the Honourable Bro Captain Jocelyn, with the Apron and Jewel, the RWM Bro Murray, spoke in the highest and most felling terms of the Honourable Captain as a Man and Mason.

After the RWM had put on the Clothing and the Jewel around his neck, he proposed his health and long life to wear them, which was drank with three times three Masonic Honours.

Brother Jocelyn, in acknowledging the compliment paid to him, Spoke in high terms of the feelings he has all along had for the Brethren of the Celtic Lodge, and that this mark of their kindness should ever live in his recollection, as one of the greatest Honours he had ever received, and stimulate him in making every accretion in his power for the prosperity of the Celtic Lodge, his Mother Lodge in Scotland.

The Brethren spent a very happy evening in Song, Toasts and sentiment, then parted highly pleased with their evening's enjoyment. The Wines were of the finest qualities.

The Champagne and Claret, in particular, were highly praised by the Brethren present.

At High Twelve the Lodge was duly closed by the RWM.


18th February 1845

Bros Murdoch MacLaine; Colonel T R Swinburne and F I J MacLean were Passed Fellow Crafts.

Thereafter Bro Murdoch MacLaine was, Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.


28th February 1845

Bro Lois McDonald, was Passed Fellow Craft.


7th March 1845

The Lodge having been duly opened by SWM, the minutes were read and approved the RWM now having joined the meeting proposed that:-

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Brother Count De Albani Saragoza Spain of the Lodge Duke of Burgundy No 43 be made a full member of the Celtic Lodge which was seconded by Bro Robertson SW it was unanimously agreed to.

The Count then took the usual Affiliate Obligation of the Celtic Lodge.

The Count in replying to his health having been drunk dilated at considerable length, he stated that the principles of Free Masonry and that state in which it is present in Spain, and at present there are 364 Lodges in Spain.

The SW proposed that the Count be presented with a Celtic Lodge Diploma, and that his Name be enrolled in the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

At high twelve the lodge was closed by RWM.

 

14th March 1845

Bros McLean, J D Wylie and W Donald were raised Master Masons.

 

4th April 1845

Bro Laird and John Gaylor were raised Master Masons.

The Minutes were read and approved. Bro W Donald's motion giving up the Leith Meetings was allowed to drop as he was not present to support it as other Brother seconded inclined to take up the question, Bro W Smith JW as convener of the subcommittee appointed to revise the Bye Laws.

To report to this Meeting that they had been going on with their investigation but that no positive progress had made and that a Meeting of the subcommittee held next week.

 

29th April 1845

Mr Edward Muller of Berlin was entered and passed to the Fellow of Craft Degree.

Mr Wilhem Wahler of Cologne was entered Apprentice.

Mr George Lowine of Berlin was entered Apprentice.

Mr John Alexander was entered Apprentice.

Mr Carl Frederick Poemisch of Gerd in Saxony was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

The Lodge was closed.

 

2nd May 1845

The Secretary read the Minutes which were approved of. A Letter from Bro E.K. was read craving the sympathy of the Brethren in consequence of adverse circumstances upon which Bro Robertson proposed that £2.00 be given to him from the Lodge Funds, which motion was now seconded by Bro MacKay and agreed to.

 

9th May 1845

Captain Gustav Hansson from Uddeuvalla of Sweden was entered Apprentice and passed then raised a Master Mason.

Thereafter Mr Nathanul Quiddington of London was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Mr Gottfueu Moll of Edinburgh was, entered on 21st May 1845 was passed.

Bros Muller, George Lewine, were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro Thomas Burrows and Bro J G MacLean were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

Bro George Ritchie of St James Lodge No 97 was made a Full Member.

 

29th May 1845

Mr Hugh Northcote was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

 

6th June 1845.

Mr John Pringle of Vintuer Cross Causeway, was entered Apprentice,

Mr Robert Stone Edlestone of 44 Rankeillor Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice,

Mr William Caird of Pilrig Place, was entered Apprentice,

The Secretary then read the Minutes which were approved of. The RWM intimated that he received a letter of resignation as Substitute Master from Bro Robert MacKay which was read at the Meeting by Bro Secretary. PM Bro Hutchison moved that the resignation be accepted which was agreed to.

The RWM in accepting the resignation of Brother MacKay and in proposing a vote of thanks to him for his service to the Celtic Lodge, passed a very high regard upon him as a Man and as a Mason. Bro RWM requested that this be duly recorded in the Minutes of this Meeting.

Bro Dr Summerville then proposed that Bro the Honourable Captain Jocelyn be appointed to fill the Office of Sub Master, which motion was seconded by Bro Sir Honourable McNaughton Napier and most unanimously agreed to.

Bro MacKay in returning his thanks to the Brethren for kindly Brotherly feelings they had expressed towards him, and regretted that he felt it necessary to retire from Office, but assured the Brethren that he would still continue to attend the Lodge and to be as serviceable as possible.

The J W Convener of the Sub Committee for the revision of the Bye Laws then read a draft of the new code of Laws drawn up by the Committee appointed for that purpose, afterwards the RWM proposed a vote of thanks to the committee seconded by Bro Hutchison PM which was agreed to.

At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.

 

10th June 1845

The RWM proposed Bro Ian Swaving be made an Affiliate Member of the Lodge, which was agreed to, by the Brethren.

 

11th June 1845

alt  Mr Patrick Byrne the celebrated Irish Harper. The RWM having put the questions to admit or not, considerable discussion arose on the question the applicant being Blind since the Age of Two Years Old.

It was agreed in favour of the petition, that in consequence of the

alt  Honourable Bro Walpole having been enwalled in the Grand Lodge, and in the Chair of the St David's Lodge No 36, and recognised by all the Sister Lodges in and about Edinburgh, this being admitted as good grounds for proceeding, the Candidate, he was admitted and passed through the First Degree in Masonry. The Lodge was duly closed.


13th June 1845

Mr John Lewis Salmon was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Thereafter Bro Byrne was passed and raised a Master Mason.


16th June 1845

Mr George Parker was entered Apprentice.


17th June 1845

Bro George Parker was passed and raised a Master Mason.


20th June 1845

Brother John Pringle was, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro George Robertson of Marys Chapel was admitted an Honorary Member.

The Lodge was duly closed.


24th June 1845

Festival of St John the Baptist held Midsummer in the Celtic Lodge Room Turf Hotel

 A number of the Celtic brethren met this day for the purpose of celebrating the Apostle of St John’s Festival and after the lodge had been opened by the RWM Brother Murray and 44 of the Brethren partook of an excellent dinner and spent a most delightful evening previous to the festivity.

Mary Chapel-1  Brother Cowie of Lodge Mary’s Chapel No1 was made an Honorary Member of the Lodge and took the usual oath of affiliation.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  A Deputation of 20 members Headed by sub master Brother Jocelyn visited the Lodge Canongate Kilwinning No 2, a convivial meeting was held and the Celtic brethren were hospitably received and suitably entertained.


4th July 1845

Mr Konrad Jockel Was entered Apprentice,

Mr Valentine Rappingyer was entered Apprentice,

78th Regiment  Bro James Bowes Major of the 78th Regiment, was made a Full Member of the Lodge.


15th July 1845

The Committee for revision of the Bye Laws, carefully went over the Draft of the new Laws, prepared by Bro William Smith, after some slight alterations it was unanimously agreed that the same should be laid before the Special Meeting of the Lodge.


17th July 1845

The committee agreed that the Draft of the New Laws, now read should be approved and adopted as the future Bye Laws of the Celtic Lodge of Edinburgh and Leith, and was carried by the Brethren.


24th July 1845

Mr John Templeton Esq. was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Mary Chapel-1  Bro Murray Pringle of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 was admitted an Honorary Member of the Lodge.


29th July 1845

Mr Henry Baldwin of Halifax was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bros Bowles and Docherty were duly affiliated.


1st August 1845

Mr John Fisher a Waiter was entered Apprentice.

Thereafter Bros N MacLean and Caird were raised Master Masons.

The Lodge was duly closed.


4th August 1845

Bro Loudon, Tain Lyon Lodge was entered a Full Member of the Lodge.

The Lodge was honoured by the presence of Bro Whyte Melville Substitute Grand Master Mason of Scotland.


7th August 1845

Mr Charles Francis James of London was entered Apprentice.

Royal Artillery Leith Fort Mr George Johnson Lieutenant of the Royal Artillery Leith Fort, was Entered Apprentice

Bro Jocelyn proposed and Bro Robertson SW seconded that the following Officers of the 92nd Regiment and the 42nd Highlanders be made Full Members of the Lodge.

92nd Regiment of Foot  Bro Major Forbes of 92nd Regiment of Stirling Royal Arch was made a Full Member.

Stirling R A  Bro Major Thorold of Stirling Royal Arch was made a Full Member.

alt  Bro Captain Lochart of St Mungo's Lodge Glasgow

Bro Stewart of St Mungo's Lodge Glasgow

Bro Fatuall of St Mungo's Lodge Glasgow Bro Gordon of St Marks Lodge Glasgow

15th Regiment  Bro Drake a member of St George Lodge and of 15th Regiment.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Miller of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2

42nd Highlanders  Bro Hunter of 42nd Regiment and of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2

Were all made Full Members of the Celtic Lodge.

The Lodge was closed at High Twelve.

 

11th August 1845

Cornet Francis Hastings Guttavus Nicolls was entered Apprentice.

4th Dragoon Guards Brother James Temple Bowdoin, Captain in the 4th Dragoon Guards of the Limerick Lodge of Ireland, was Passed Fellow Craft.

Bro Archwright Captain in the 4th Dragoon Guards and of Gibraltar Lodge, was Affiliated a Full Member of the Lodge.

Bro G F Jacob Lieutenant in the 4th Dragoon Guards and Limerick Lodge No 13, was Affiliated a Full Member of the Lodge.

92nd Regiment of Foot  J Ormsby Captain 92nd Regiment of Dundee Operative Lodge, was Affiliated a Full Member of the Lodge on the Motion of Bro Jocelyn seconded by Bro MacKay.

 20th August 1845

Mary Chapel-1  Bro Boak of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 was made an Honorary Member.

Mr Peter Balfour was entered Apprentice.

Mr Thomas Carstairs was entered Apprentice.

 

27th August 1845

Mr George Brown Robertson Esq. of Albany Street Edinburgh, was Entered Apprentice.

Thereafter Bro H N G Nicolls was, passed to Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro George Johnson, was passed to Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro J T Bowdoin, was raised to a Master Mason.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro George Maitland of 122 George Street Edinburgh and of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, was made an Affiliate Member.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro George Gillespie of 2 Nelson Street and of Bigger Free Operatives Lodge, Was made an Affiliate Member.

 

1st September 1845

Mr John Rix Bond of 16 Cornhill London was entered Apprentice. The Lodge was closed.

 

5th September 1845

An account was presented by the Secretary £3:4:10/- which was, Passed. It was proposed that the Treasurer should make out the accounts due by various Members and hand the same to the Bro Tyler for collection.

Turf Hotel, Eo-Die

Mr R Calvert Esq. was entered Apprentice.

Mr Thomas Renwick Esq. of Glasgow, was entered Apprentice, then passed and raised a Master Mason.

Mr Ellis Wood was Entered Apprentice.

St James Operative 97Bro David Clark of St James Lodge No 97 was admitted a Full Member.

Bro W Donald was appointed Junior Deacon.

Bro John McLean Grand Steward to be intimated by the Secretary, the Lodge was closed. 

 

11th September 1845

Josiah Wigglesworth of Halifax was Entered Apprentice.

 

16th September 1845

Bro Ellis Woodhead was, passed to Fellow of Craft.

 

13th October 1845

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro Jeffrey of Dunbar Castle Lodge was passed and raised a Master Mason.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro Peter Hume of Dunbar Castle Lodge was made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

 

28th October 1845

Bro John Wood of Walsall was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

 

31st October 1845

Mr Charles MacLean was entered Apprentice.

Mr Dr Tait was entered Apprentice.

 

7th November 1845

4th Dragoon Guards Mr Ernest Henry Lane Esq. of the 4th Dragoon Guards was entered Apprentice.

The Sum of 10/6 was voted as Charity to Widow Gunn whose Husband died a few days ago. A private collection for her was made by the Brethren present. T Lodge was closed.

 

8th November 1845

Mr Andrew Robin, Cognac France, was entered Apprentice. On 10th November he was, Passed then Raised a Master Mason.

 

13th November 1845

Mr Hermann Nathan, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Ancient Lodge No 49 Dundee  Bro Isider Calman of Ancient Dundee Lodge No 49 was made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

 

22nd November 1845

James Dowell Esq. of 18 George Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

 

24th November 1845

Turf Hotel Edinburgh.

The Lodge Celtic of Edinburgh and Leith met in solemn Masonic order, the lodge had been duly constituted by the RWM.

Brother MacKay officiated as Senior Warden and Brother Sir William L S M Napier Baronet as Junior Warden.

Three petitions were presented to the lodge in the respective names of:-

Mr Edward James Jackson of Coats Crescent Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

Mr James Nairn Junior of 8 Henderson Roe Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

Mr William Robertson of 28 Albany Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice. 

 

27th November 1845

Brothers George B Robertson Gorgie Edinburgh was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

4th Dragoon Guards  Bro Ernest Henry Lane of the 4th Dragoon Guards Piershill Barracks Edinburgh were both passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Brother The Honourable Captain Jocelyn then proposed and Brother Sir William L S M Napier seconded that 69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Brother JJ Hamilton Burgoyne of Lodge St Mungo No 27 be forthwith admitted a Brother Celt and the motion having been unanimously approved of he was accordingly affiliated. 

Brother Hamilton returned thanks to the RWM Wardens Brethren of the Celtic Lodge for this honour and then took his seat in the lodge.

The Rev Brother Boyle Grand Chaplin acted as Chaplin for the Lodge and Brother Fitz Strathern as secretary in the absence of Brother Smith who was professionally detained on Parliamentary Business there was a very full meeting and many distinguished affiliated members attended inter-alia.

alt  Brother Campbell RWM Brother Stevenson as Past Master of Lodge St Andrew’s No 48.

92nd Regiment of Foot 2  Major Harold of the 92nd Regiment and two of his Brother Officers of that distinguished Regiment also attended The Lodge was duly closed at High Twelve.

 

28th November 1845

Bros Tait and MacLean was passed Fellow Craft

 

29th November 1845

Mr William Thomson, Shareholder Glasgow, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Mr William Crease of High Street Edinburgh, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro Lorimer, was passed and raised a Master Mason.

At High Twelve the Lodge was closed by the RWM.

 

1st December 1845

This evening the Festival of St Andrew was celebrated in the Waterloo Rooms.

Right Honourable Most Worshipful Lord Glenlyon Grand Master Mason of Scotland, in the Chair.

A Deputation of the Brethren of the Celtic Lodge, Headed by the Honourable Captain Jocelyn Substitute Master, attended and spent a very harmonious evening.

 

5th December 1845

Bros George Brown Robertson and Vallentine Rappingyer were raised Master Masons.

Bro Captain Jocelyn proposed that:-

4th Dragoon Guards  Bro Colonel Chatterton of the 4th Irish Dragoon Guards be made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Bro Chatterton was duly sworn in as a Celtic Brother

 

11th December 1845

Mr Dugal C M McTaggart was Entered Apprentice.

The Accounts of the Lodge were prepared by Bro Secretary the committee met and approved the Sum of Five Guineas to be paid to Bro Secretary as his Salary for last year.

Bro W Smith JW moved a new Jewel be got for the Inner Guard which was seconded by Bro Robertson SW. The committee adjourned.

 

12th December 1845

The Lodge met to propose the Office Bearers for the ensuing year. The nominations were recommended and forward to the Election meeting of the 29th December 1845.

Bro William Cease was, Passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

 

18th December 1845

Mr Alexander James Russell Esq. of Shandwick Place Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

 

22nd December 1845

Bro D C MacTaggart, Tait, McLean and Woodhead were raised Master Masons.

 

23rd December 1845

The Festival of St John the Evangelist, Bro W Donaldson proposed that the Festival be conducted as hereafter.

That there shall be a supper at 2/6 each including a Toddy, agreed to and to be furnished by Bro Murray.

 

27th December 1845

Petitions were presented in favour of Mr Patrick Munroe, was entered and passed.

Mr Charles Rowatt MacTaggart Campbelltown was entered and passed.

Mr William Paley, was Entered Apprentice.

In consideration of this being St John's Day, the usual Loyal and Masonic Toasts, were proposed and Drank in due Masonic form and the conviviality kept up for some time.

On the Lodge having been called to Labour again, Bro MacKay proposed and Bro Smith, Secretary seconded the Affiliation of:-

St James Operative 97  Bro James Somerville of St James Lodge No 97, as a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge. Bro Somerville took the Obligation accordingly.

The Lodge was duly closed.

 

29th December 1845

alt  This being the evening of Installation, RWM Bro Murray declared that all Offices of the Lodge were vacant and that the Office Bearers would Lay down the Jewels of Office, and proceeded to Install into Office the following Brethren were Installed:-

The Hon Captain Jocelyn Right Worshipful Master.
Andrew Murray Past Master
William Donaldson Depute Master
William Smith Substitute Master
J B Junes Senior Warden
G A Donaldson Junior Warden
James Robertson Treasurer
John Smith Secretary
Morris Leon Chaplain
J D Wylie Senior Deacon
A Menzies Junior Deacon
Dr J McLean Grand Steward
John Corstorphine Standard Bearer
D Dobson Architect
D C MacTaggart Bard
J S Millar Physician
F McKindley Jeweller
J D Grant Inner Guard
William Bryce

Tyler

 The Office Bearers having been all invested with the Clothing and Jewels of their several Offices and the Obligations of Office administered to them.

The following Brethren were appointed as Committee to Act with the Office Bearers:-

Bro R MacKay.

Bro W Pike.

Bro J Dick.

Bro J Gaylor.

Bro A Stewart.

Bro A Aitken.

Bro G Brown.

The Lodge was Honoured with the following Deputations:-

Roman Eagle Crest No 160 1. Roman Eagle Lodge No 160, Headed by PM Bro Coghill + 5.

alt 2. St Andrews Lodge No 48, Headed by Bro Simpson + 4.

St James Operative 97  3. St James Lodge No 97, Headed by Bro Ramage + 4.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  4. Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 Headed by RWM Bro Campbell + 10

Journeyman Masons No 8  5. Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8, Headed by Bro Kerr PM + 4.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151 6. Edinburgh Defensive Band Lodge No 151, Headed by Bro W Aitken +

Mary Chapel-1  7. Marys Chapel Lodge No 1, Headed by Bro Brown Treasurer + 4.

St Stephens No 145  8. St Stephens Lodge No 145, Headed by Bro Coats Secretary + 5.

 

  9. Canongate & Leith Leith & Canongate Lodge No 5, Headed by Bro Wallace + 3.

The Health's of the respective Deputations and prosperity were duly proposed by the RWM and Drank with the greatest enthusiasm.

Each of the Deputations made appropriate replies and congratulated the Brethren of the Celtic Lodge in having such an excellent Man and Mason at the head.

The Deputations sent to visit the Sister Lodges, having returned, the Brethren heading them reported to the Lodge in a satisfactory manner in which they had all been received by the Brethren of the Sister Lodges.

At High Twelve the Lodge was duly closed by the RWM.

 

30th December 1845

Bros Munro, MacTaggart were Raised Master Masons.

Thereafter a Deputation, numbering Twelve, Headed by the RWM Bro

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Captain Jocelyn visited Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, convivial, on which occasion the Most Worshipful the Right Honourable Lord Glenlyon occupied the Chair.

 

2nd January 1846

Bro Dobson proposed that Jewels for all the Office Bearers of the Celtic Lodge should be furnished by the Lodge.

The motion was seconded by Bro Robertson, to be taken into consideration at next Monthly Meeting. At High Twelve the Lodge was duly closed by the RWM.

 

13th January 1846

The Committee recommended that the Affiliation Fee should be Ten Shillings and Sixpence, and that the recommendation be brought before the Monthly Meeting of the Lodge, so that some Member may move to that effect if agreeable to the Brethren in terms of the Rules.

 

23rd January 1846

Bro William Paley was, passed to the Fellow Craft.

 

26th January 1846

Mr William Wylie, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Mr John Stuport was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

 

4th February 1846

Mr William Frederick Da La Rue of 110 Bunkill Row London, was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Mr James Playfair Williams was entered Apprentice.

Bro William Robertson, was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro J Jackson, was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro Alexander Robertson an Apprentice of the Hope Lodge No 413 Meerut India United with Zetland Lodge No 792 in August 1851.

Brother Robertson was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro James T Kier of the Bombay Artillery Lodge was raise a Master Mason.

Princess Victoria Dutchess of Kent Bro S McCartney Caldwell of the Lodge Queen Victoria, Dublin No 4.

The Lodge owes its designation to the kind condescension of Queen Victoria when Princess Victoria and Heiress Apparent to the Throne and to the ready acquiescence in the conceding of this Honour which her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent was pleased to express in terms most complimentary to the Lodge

 

Brother S McCartney Caldwell was on the Motion of Bro Murray PM made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.


19th February 1846

Bros James Russell, and James Playfair Williams, were passed Fellow Crafts.

Thereafter Bro Russell, William Robertson and Alexander Robertson were raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Masons.

 

6th March 1846

Mr James Joseph Jay of London was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro William Paley, was raised a Master Mason.

Bro W Donaldson proposed a vote of thanks to Bro Jocelyn who had joined the Meeting shortly after the Lodge was opened, for the manner in which he had conducted the duties of RWM.

Throughout the proceedings of the evening which was seconded by Bro Robertson, and unanimously carried, and ordered to be recorded in the Minute Book. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.

 

1846

North British Railway 1846 The North British Railway Company was established in 1844 to build a railway from Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed with a branch to Haddington. The line was completed in 1846 but a continuous connection between London and Edinburgh was not available until October 1848. This was the 1st Rail link between Edinburgh and London completed.

 

11th March 1846

The Lodge was duly opened by the RWM, the WPM Bro Murray.

Bro Colonel T R Swinburne was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

3rd April 1846

 The Committee met this evening when it was proposed by the RWM, and seconded by WPM Bro Murray, that Three Dozen new Aprons for working the Lodge be Ordered, which was agreed to. There was no other Business before the Committee.

Eodem Die,

Mr William Robertson of 15 Dublin Street was duly entered Apprentice.

The Secretary read the Minutes of the last Monthly Meeting, and subsequent Meetings were approved of.

Bro W Smith SM then read his Motion, which he tabled at the Monthly Meeting in February respecting the Obligation of the existing Laws as to the Affiliation of Brethren of Sister Lodges, and substituting a New Law in its place, and after making a few remarks in favour of the Motion, he proposed it should be adopted.

The motion was seconded by Bro MacKay and unanimously carried; and ordered to be engrossed in the Book containing the Bye Laws, with the date of its approval, and signed by the RWM.

92nd Regiment of Foot 2  Lieutenant Mordant McNaughton Smith of the 92nd Regiment was entered Apprentice.

Mr Grieg of 30 Princes Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

Mr John Stewart Fisher was entered Apprentice.

The RWM introduced the newly initiated Brethren.

Several Deputations visited the Lodge this evening. At High Twelve the Lodge was duly closed by the RWM.

 

10th April 1846

Mary Chapel-1  Bro Evans of Marys Chapel Lodge No 2 was proposed by Bro W Donaldson, seconded by Bro Murray the acting RWM, as a Full Member of the Lodge.

 

17th April 1846

Mr Joseph Carrier, of 18 Hart Street Edinburgh, was entered Apprentice.

Mr Robert Clifton Foreman, of 17 York Place Edinburgh, was entered Apprentice.

Thereafter Bro William Robertson and Bro David Grieg were passed Fellow Craft Masons.

21st April 1846

Mr John B Abernethy was entered Apprentice.

Eodem Die,

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  A Deputation, Headed by RWM visited the Lodge Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 and spent an agreeable evening.

 24th April 1846

Bro William Robertson, was raised a Master Mason.

Thereafter Bro Carrier and Foreman were passed Fellow Craft Masons.

 

1st May 1846

The Minutes of several Meetings were read and approved.

The WDM Bro Donaldson proposed that a proof Impression of the Engraving from the Painting by Stewart Watson, of the Inauguration of Robert Burns as Poet Laureate of the Canongare Kilwinning Lodge No 2 be Purchased from the funds of the Lodge. Price Five Guineas, which motion was agreed.

 

Bro Donaldson proposed that One Guinea be given from the Lodge Funds to the Widow of the Late Bro Alston, one of the Original Members of the Celtic Lodge, which was seconded by Bro Murray.

Bro Robertson tabled the Following Motion, that instead of the Meetings of the Lodge being held quarterly in Leith, they shall be reduced to twice a Year, and notice of the time of such Meetings, to be given in the intimations of the previous Monthly Meetings, The Motion to be Considered at next Monthly Meetings in June.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Bro Charles Hull who had been entered Apprentice in the Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 was passed Fellow Craft and raised a Master Mason. The Lodge was closed by RWM.

 

5th May 1846

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  A Deputation of the Celtic Lodge to the number of 24, Headed by the RWM Bro Jocelyn attended the Annual Convivial of the Edinburgh Lodges.

Mary Chapel-1  The RWM of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 in the Chair. The Brethren spent a very happy evening.

 

27th May 1846

Captain Charles Campbell E J C S, was entered Apprentice.

Mr Adam Maitland Esq. was entered Apprentice.

 

5th June 1846

Mr Ralf Holdenof 15 Dundas Street, was entered Apprentice.

Mr William Morse Colthurst of 41 Lothian Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

Thereafter Bros Captain Charles Campbell and Adam Maitland were passed Fellow Crafts, raised to a Master Mason.

 

Lodge Portsmouth No 717 now 487  Bro Thomas B Williams Rl.J.D.Gds of Lodge No 717 Portsmouth 12th April 1843 was changed to lodge number 487 in1863 by Grand Lodge of England. Brother Williams was made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

 

8th June 1846

Bro D McLachlan of Kelmore and Oban, was made a Full Member, and paid the Affiliation Fee of 10/6.

 

27th June 1846

Mr Samuel Adam Manderson was entered Apprentice.

 

29th June 1846

Bro MacDonnell was, passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Eo die,

At the humble request of Brother Abernethy Bro Murray PM, reopened the Lodge when the Brethren formed 1st a Lodge of Fellows and then a Lodge of Masters, and Bro Abernethy was respectively passed and raised to the Sublime Degree.

Bro Strathern as Secretary was requested to chronicle this additional Minute after which the Lodge was closed at High XII.

 

30th June 1846

Mr Harry G Butt was entered Apprentice.

Mr Hugh Norris was entered Apprentice.

Mr Robert TT Colthurst was entered Apprentice.

Bro John G Wilson, was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro William Adye was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro William Colthurst was then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bro Robert Holden was then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

1st July 1846

Bro Alneas Ranald MacDonnell, was then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

3rd July 1846

 Mary Chapel-1 Bro Morrison MD of Marys Chapel Lodge No1, was made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Thereafter Mr James Gildawie was entered Apprentice.

The Minutes were read and approved of. The Motion of Bro Robertson, respecting the Meeting in Leith, was unanimously adopted.

 

13th July 1846

Bro Caldwell nominated and Bro Donaldson seconded that:-

Mr William Gould was entered Apprentice. Having been certified to be a case of emergency he was thereafter passed and raised a Master Mason.

 

17th July 1846

Mr John Leslie a Teacher of Music from Banffshire was entered Apprentice. This being a case of emergence he was passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro Adye was raised a Master Mason.

 

28th July 1846

Several Articles necessary to complete the Tyler's Dress were submitted to the Committee which they approved, and agreed if the charge be not above £5.00, the said Articles be purchased for the use of the Lodge.

Bro Richard Coldhurst was passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro Robert TT Colthurst was raised a Master Mason. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.

 

7th August 1846

Mr Jermiah Dummett London Hotel was entered Apprentice.

Mr Henry Hobbs Plagnell Castle was entered Apprentice.

Mr James Esson of Crown Hotel was entered Apprentice.

alt  Bro Furlong of St Andrew Lodge St Andrew was made Full Member.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bros Duncan Monteith and James Monteith both of Anchor and Hope Bengal Lodge No 284 were made Full Members.

Bro Job Seale of Royal Sussex Lodge No 61 England, was made Full Member.

 

  Mary Chapel-1Bro John Law of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 was made a Full Member. They Paid their Fees of Affiliation. The Brethren spent a very pleasant evening.

 

12th August 1846

Mr Archibald Robertson of Glasgow was entered Apprentice.

Mr Jonathan Beattie of Bradfield Yorkshire was entered Apprentice.

Mr R H Mitchell of George Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

Mr Duncan Stewart of Crown Hotel Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

The Lodge was closed at High Twelve.

 

15th August 1846

Mr William Murray Junior, London Hotel, was entered Apprentice.

Eodem Die,

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  This being the day appointed by Grand Lodge for the Inauguration of the State for the Scott Monument, a large Deputation of the Brethren met at the Turf Hotel and afterwards proceeded to the High School Yard, Headed by the RWM Bro Captain Jocelyn, to join the Grand Lodge.

The Brethren along with other Sister Lodges, walked in procession to the Scott Monument, where they assister the Grand Lodge in the ceremony of the Inauguration of the Scott Statue.

Thereafter they walked back to the High School yard in procession the Grand Lodge was closed and the Brethren departed and walked to their several Lodge Rooms.

Bro Lord Glenlyon  The Right Honourable and Most Worshipful the Lord Glenlyon Grand Master Mason of Scotland, conducted the proceedings.

 

28th August 1846

Mr John Boucher, a Commercial Traveller of London, was entered Apprentice. Having been certified to be a case of emergency was passed and raised a Master Mason.

 

4th September 1846

Bro Mitchell and Pragnell were passed and raised Master Masons.

The Minutes having been read and approved of Bro James Robertson, Treasurer, proposed that bro

  Charles Morrison of Greenfield, MD, be appointed to represent the Celtic Lodge of Edinburgh and Leith in the Trinosophes Lodge of Paris.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Donaldson DM seconded the proposal. Upon which Bro Dr Summerville PM. Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, stated that he fully concurred in the Motion, provided that, as a subordinate Lodge, the Celtic Lodge would not be assuming any of the privileges of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

Bro Morrison explained, that an Affiliation in the way proposed did not interfere with the Rules or privileges of Grand Lodge, and that it was a means of bringing subordinate Lodges in to closer connection and Brotherly feelings.

Bro Leon proposed that Members of the Celtic Lodge now residing in France, should be by Letter introduced to Bro Morrison, Several Brethren from Sister Lodges were present this evening, and were duly noticed by the Master in the Chair, which was acknowledged by Bros Dr Summerville PM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 and Bro Marsh of Lodge No 200 Old of London. At high Twelve the Lodge was closed.

 

2nd October 1846

The Brethren having assembled, and signed the Volume of Attendance, at the word of command, they clothed themselves with the emblematical garments of oriental purity tastefully ornamented with Royal Celtic Tartan, and Brother Andrew Murray, then solemnly constituted the Lodge in due working order, when certain visiting Brethren were received.

In due time the splendid Eastern I luminary reached the Meridian, and according to ancient  custom, the presiding Master called the Brethren from Labour to refreshment, which they gladly obeyed, and refreshed themselves within hail, taking care to moisten their Caledonian Clay with due dimensions.

As Song and sentiment invariably edify and cheer all national labours, the Intellectual Brethren were charmed on this occasion by the sweet vocal strains of English, Irish, and Scotch melodies poured forth during the temperate repast by Brothers Donaldson, McCormack, and other talented songsters.

Brother Strathern Officiated as Secretary, and related a curious Masonic anecdote of an Israelite Brother told him in London, which excited much mirth and laughter.

The Brethren enjoyed a social harmonious meeting. They were called from refreshment to labour again when the WPM duly closed the Lodge at High XII.

 

7th October 1846

Mr Ijnatz Masbach was entered, passed and raised a Master Mason.

Bro Esson was Raised a Master Mason.

22nd October 1846

 Bro Pragnell, was raised a Master Mason.

 

6th November 1846

Mr Robert Lockie of Huddersfield, in the County of York was recommended by Bro Somerville, was entered Apprentice.

 

12th November 1846

Mr Joseph L Davies, Mr Harry Gardiner and Mr James Fitz Gerald Uniacke, were Initiated as Apprentice Masons.

Bro Nairn, Stewart, Beattie and Warren were passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft.

Thereafter it being a case of emergency Bro Nairn, Stewart and Beattie, were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

Mary Chapel-1  Depute Master Donaldson intimated that in consequence of the close attendance of Bro Pemberton of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 and his assistance at Initiation, at the next Monthly Meeting he should move that he be admitted a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge. The Lodge was duly closed.

 

16th November 1846

In consequence of the PM received a Letter from Brother MacLaine of Lochbuy, with Five Pounds, and stating that he had despatched a present of Game for the Brethren of the Celtic Lodge.

The Office Bearers and Committee were convened to arrange as to the manner of disposal, when on the motion of the RWM, it was agreed to have a Dinner on the 2nd Inst and the Secretary was directed to issue Circulars to the Members to that effect.

 

27th November 1846

The Venison above referred to having been received the Dinner took place this day. Upwards of thirty were present and partook of an excellent Dinner.

The Lodge was opened after the removal of the cloth, when the WPM, who occupied the Chair-proposed the health and happiness of Bro MacLaine of Lochbuy. At High Twelve the Lodge was closed.

 

28th November 1846

Mr James MacFarlane was entered Apprentice.

Mr Henry Anderson was entered Apprentice.

Thereafter Bros Lavies Gardner Uniacke were passed Fellow Craft Degree.

 

4th December 1846

The Minutes were read and approved of:-

Mr Henry Johnstone Wylie of 17 Duke Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

Mr Alfred Sharpe of Canada, and 10 Nicolson Street Edinburgh, was entered Apprentice.

Mr Henry Hort Brown of Bristol residing at 15 Dublin Street Edinburgh, was entered Apprentice. 

On the Motion of the RWM seconded by the IPM

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro the Honourable Henry Burgh Naas, Ireland, 712 Western Australia Lodge was admitted an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Mary Chapel-1  Bro Pemberton of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 was made a Full Member, on the motion of Bro Donaldson DM.

 

10th December 1846

Bro Anderson was passed to Fellow Craft Degree.

Bros Lavies, Gardner and Warren were raised Master Masons.

Mary Chapel-1  Bro MacKay proposed Bro Kingsley of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 for Affiliation at next Monthly Meeting.

 

11th December 1846

This being the evening to nominate the Office Bearers for the ensuing year, they were proposed and seconded and forward to the Meeting of Installation on 28th December 1846.

The Toast was received and Drank with the greatest enthusiasm.

The RWM replied in appropriate and feeling terms, expressing his attachment to this Lodge and his continued desire to forward its interests. In the course of the evening, the health of most of the Office Bearers was proposed, and at High Twelve the Lodge was closed.

 

12th December 1846

Bro Dummett was passed to Fellow Craft Degree and raised a Master Mason.

Bro Mitchell was raised a Master Mason.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro Lachlan McPherson of St John's Lodge Dunkeld was on the Motion of Bro Donaldson was made a Full Member of the Celtic Lodge.

 

24th December 1846

Bros H H Brown and Alfred Sharpe were passed Fellow Craft Degree.

Bros Foreman and William Murray, Junior were raised Master Masons.

The Committee met, and having examined an amount of the Albion Cloth Co, amount to £13:14:4 pence and found it to be correct authorised payment thereof.

The arrangements respecting the supper, Music, for St John's Day, were referred to the PM Bro Murray.

 

25th December 1846

Mr William Calder of 9 Market Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

Mr David Kinner of 57 Hanover Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice.

 

28th December 1846

Lodge Charity 051  The secretary read out the nominations for the ensuing Year and they were approved by the Brethren. The Installation of the Following Office Bearers:-

 

The Hon Captain Jocelyn Right Worshipful Master.
Andrew Murray Past Master
Colonel Swinburne Depute Master
J Brown Junes Substitute Master
G A Donaldson Senior Warden
J D Wylie Junior Warden
James Robertson Treasurer
John Smith Secretary
Morris Leon Chaplain
A Menzies Senior Deacon
W Paley Junior Deacon
D Fernbach Grand Steward
John Corstorphine Standard Bearer
D Dobson Architect
W Donaldson Bard
J S Millar Physician
John Law Jeweller
J L Lavies Inner Guard
William Bryce

Tyler

 

The Committee as Follows:-

Bro Robert MacKay, Bro Pike, Bro A Aitken, Bro John Gaylor, Bro John Dick, Bro Alexander Stewart and Bro Wemyss

Thereafter the Following Deputations from the Following Sister Lodges were Received:-

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  1. Roman Eagle Lodge No 160, Headed by Bro Bennett + 4.

alt  2. St Andrews Lodge No 48, Headed by Bro Stevenson + 4.

St James Operative 97  3. St James Lodge No 97, Headed by Bro Borrowman + 3.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  4. Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 Headed by Henderson + 3.

Journeyman Masons No 8  5. Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8, Headed by Bro Jackson + 4.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  6. Edinburgh Defensive Band Lodge No 151, Headed by Bro W Aitken + 3.

Mary Chapel-1  7. Marys Chapel Lodge No 1, Headed by Bro Forrester + 4.

St Stephens No 145  8. St Stephens Lodge No 145, Headed by Bro Junnor + 5.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  9. Canongate & Leith Leith & Canongate Lodge No 5, Headed by Bro Wallace + 3.

alt 10. St David's Lodge No 36 Headed by Bro Douglas PM + 4.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  11. Edinburgh Defensive Band Lodge No 151 Headed by Bro Colquhoun + 4.

Bros Murray PM, Treasurer Bro Robertson, Bro Dobson and Bro Donaldson, Headed Deputations to Several Sister Lodges and reported favourably of the friendly, feelings existing among the Brethren. At High Twelve the Lodge was duly closed by RWM Bro Jocelyn.

 

30th December 1846

Mr J Ellis of 14 Queen Street Edinburgh, recommended by Bro Murray and Bro Plummer was Initiated in the First Degree the Lodge was closed.