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Minutes of C L 291 from 1868 - 1876

Minutes of Celtic Lodge E & L 291 10th January 1868 - 27th December 1876.

 

10th January 1868.

alt  392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  The RWM proposed the annual Ball in conjunction with the Caledonian Lodge No 392 should take place on the 20th February 1868. The Committee for the Celtic Lodge to be RWM DM SM Wardens and Secretary, with the power to add the proposition was seconded by Sub Master Cockburn and unanimously carried.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Deputation from Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 headed by RWM Crooks, was then received by the RWM who proposed the Health of Bro Crooks. After the usual loyal Toasts and the evening's harmony the Lodge closed at High X11.

 

17th January 1868

Mr George Macpherson Hill Place Edinburgh aged 22 was made an entered Apprentice Mason.

 

27th January 1868

Union Club Edinburgh  Mr James Caley of the University Club aged 42 was made anentered Apprentice Mason.

 Lodge St Clair No 349  Deputation to St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by RWM, and they were very kindly received, and after the meeting and usual loyal Toasts, the Celtic Brethren returned home very satisfied with the evenings proceedings.

 

31st January 1868

Bro Macpherson and Bro Caley were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro Marrian was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

7th February 1868

The Lodge was duly opened by the RWM. The minutes were read and approved of.

The RWM read a communication from Bro Quaglieui of the Italian Cirque craving the patronage of the Lodges in conjunction with the Grand Lodge of Scotland and the other Lodges of Edinburgh, for his benefit which was favourably received.


The Lodge was honoured by Deputations from the following Lodges:-

Portobello Lodge 226  Portobello Lodge No 226.   392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge 97   Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian RWM Bro Burnet, mentioning their loud connection and habit of going on the Ball together.


Bro Burnet in reply worked up the Two Tartans and the Two Cs and hoped the connexion would last forever.

St James Operative 97  In proposing St James No 97 RWM White the RWM referred to the great advantage they enjoyed in having a Hall of their own.


Bro White in reply claimed credit for St James being a hard working Lodge.

Mary Chapel-1  The RWM in giving Marys Chapel and Bro Officer spoke of its great antiquity and of the many eminent Masons who had presided over it and characterised Bro Officer as singularly worthy to fill their shoes.


Bro Officer called the RWM a dancing Master, but administered a plentiful dose of butter to the Celtic.

Bro Scott, Portobello proposed the Health of the RWM and hoped to have got to know him better.


The RWM replied shortly. The RWM proposed the last but of Marys Chapel Bro McLaren who replied and Bro Officer expressed himself greatly obliged to the RWM for his courtesy.


The RWM then gave the visiting Brethren and Bro Fleming who replied Bro Bennett the Wardens Bro Cockburn acting SW replied.

Ship Hotel 2 001  The RWM instructed the Ships Hotel had been taken by Bro Isaac, Bro McLean proposed his health and prosperity. He returned thanks. Bro Officer proposed PM Thomson in a flowery oration.


Bro Thomson replied and trusted that during his career he had gained the respect of the province.

The RWM gave Bro Quaglieni who replied and the Proxy Masters Bro Turner, Bro Turner returned thanks.

The last Toast of the evening being given, the Lodge closed in ample form at High X11.


26th February 1868

alt  392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392 The Annual Assembly of the Celtic Lodge in conjunction with the Caledonian Lodge was held this evening and in point of numbers, beauty of fashion excelled any of ever our most successful gatherings, the decorations were chaste and elegant and the Music under the direction of Bro Richardson everything that could be desired such was the excitement produced in your susceptible Secretary by all the aforesaid.

Suffice it to say the affair came to a happy close at an early hour of that morning.

 

2nd March 1868

alt  Deputation to St Luke's Lodge No 44 headed by SM Bro Cockburn, and they were well received by Bro Copeland, it is to be that under his presidency St Luke has entered upon a new era, well pleased with their reception, the Deputation retired at High X11.

 

6th March 1868

Mr James Henderson residing at 6 Union Place age 22 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation from Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

 

After the usual loyal Toasts the Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

12th March 1868

Journeyman Masons No 8  Deputation to Journeymen Masons Lodge N0 8 headed by RWM. They were well received and retired highly pleased the Lodge closed at High X11.

 

19th March 1868

112 St John Fisherrow Lodge No 112  Deputation to St John's Portobello Lodge No 112 headed by RWM proceeded in the company with Lodges

Mary Chapel-1  Journeyman Masons No 8  St James Operative 97  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1, Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 and St James Lodge No 97. They were warmly received by the Portobello Brethren and all were highly pleased with their trip and reception, they retired at High X11.

 

26th March 1868

Bro George Macpherson was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

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

Mr Matthew Brown age 21 residing at Johnstone Terrace was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

It was proposed by the RWM and unanimously agreed to that the April Monthly Meeting be held at Leith, in terms of our Charter and it was remitted to the RWM and Bro Hay, to make arrangements. The Lodge was there closed in ample form at High X11.


3rd April 1868

The Lodge in accordance with the power contained in our Charter was held in the Lodge Room of the

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5, who in the kindest and most brotherly manner placed their Room at our service,


The Minutes were read and approved. The RWM proposed:-

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Bro Matheson the RWM of No 5 should be made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge. It was seconded by Bro Georgiades and unanimously agreed to. Bro Matheson took the usual obligation and were welcomed by the Celtic Brethren.

 

Four Deputations were received as follows:-

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5.

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Trafalgar Lodge No 223.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8.

Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair Lodge No 349.

 

The usual loyal Toasts and the Health's of our visiting Brethren were given and received. The Lodge closed at High X11.


13th April 1868

St James Operative 97  Deputation to St James's Lodge No 97 headed by the RWM.


15th April 1868

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Deputation to Roman Eagle headed by JW Bro James Inches.


1st May 1868

Bro Matthew Brown was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

272 Lodge St John Mid Calder No 272  The RWM read a Circular from St John's Mid Calder asking a Deputation to assist then in

 

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary and from St John's Galashields to open a Lodge in Melrose.

The RWM intimated his intention of heading a Deputation to Galashields which he hoped would be as numerous as possible and trusted that some of the Brethren would endeavour to visit Mid Calder.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  St James Operative 97  405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Deputations were received from Four Lodges Roman Eagle No 160, St James No 97, the Rifle No 405, St David's No 36 and Defensive Band No 151.

The usual Toasts and the Health of our visitors were given and returned.

 

Bro Hay moved that the RWM should have power to turn out the Flag and Tyler upon the visit to Melrose seconded by Bro Matheson and carried unanimously. The last Toast of the evening being given, the Lodge closed at High X11.

 

15th May 1868

Bro Ralston Kidd was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge and Bro Kidd returned thanks to the RWM and Brethren of the Lodge.

 

30th June 1868

Mr Henry Roy age 55 years an MD of 39 Great Percy Street London was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

9th July 1868

Mr Louis Rothfield age 36 of 46 Castle Street Edinburgh was entered and then passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro Henry Roy was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro Gregg of the Hussars was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro Theophilus Bucher Great Stewart Street was made an affiliate Member of the Celtic Lodge, which was closed at High X11.


6th August 1868

Mr Andrea Cordiglia a Comedian was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Mr Fredrick Charles Dewar a Comedian was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.


4th September 1868

Mr William Hogg of 57 North Bridge age 34 was entered Apprentice Mason.


18th September 1868

Committee Meeting was held this evening a report of the Celtic Lodge Panel in the Grand Lodge Masonic Hall, when designs were submitted, and a Sub Committee consisting of the RWM, Bro Hay, Bro Cowan, Bro Cameron and Bro Aikman, approved to see then carried out.


2nd October 1868

Bro William Hogg was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  The RWM gave a report about the Panel in the Masonic Hall he stated he had communication with Mr James Drummond RSA., but that a special Meeting of the Lodge would be called before anything was done in the matter. The Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

30th October 1868

Bro William Hogg was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

6th November 1868

Journeyman Masons No 8  Deputation was received from Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8.

The usual Loyal Toasts were given and received after the harmony the Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

17th November 1868

alt  Deputation to St David's headed by the RWM. St David's were pleased to enrol Bro Kay as one of their Honorary Members.

 

27th November 1868

Mr Henry Murphy a Reporter age 27 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Hector Charleston a Waiter age 33 was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

30th November 1868

alt  Mr John Richard William Palliser Captain 8th Hussars age 27 was entered Apprentice Mason.

alt  Upwards of 30 of the Brethren headed by the RWM proceeded to the Grand Lodge Masonic Hall to assist in the celebration of the Festival of St Andrew.

 

A Large number of the Craft assembled to honour the Earl of Dalhousie upon his reinstallation as:-

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Grand Master Mason of Scotland for the ensuing year, and after passing a most agreeable evening, the Deputation retired at High X11.

 

1st December 1868

The Lodge was opened in due form. The usual Loyal and Masonic Toasts were proposed and responded to.

 

The RWM then gave the last luck of the Lodge.

Bro Captain Pillisier replied.

alt  The RWM proposed the visiting Brethren, Dr Pickworth of the 8th Hussars and a Member of the Grand Lodge of England replied.

 

Mr John Edward Arthur Dick Lauder age 20 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  The RWM headed a Deputation to Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by RWM.

 

9th December 1868

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Deputation to Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

 

14th December 1868

Nomination of Office Bearers for the ensuing year, were proposed and seconded and forward to the date of 27th December 1868.

42nd Highlanders  Colour Sergeant John Scott aged 30 of the 42nd Highlanders was entered Apprentice Mason.

1029 Lodge Collinton and Currie No 1029  Bro Wilson of Lodge Currie No 1029 was affiliated a Member of 291.

42nd Highlanders  Bro Cooper of the 42nd Highlanders was affiliated a Member of 291.

 

The RWM returned thanks in his usual style, at the same time returned his best thanks to the Office Bearers and the Lodge for the very great support they had given him in the discharge of his duties as RWM and expressed his earnest desire that it would be continued. The Lodge was duly closed at High X11.

 

18th December 1868

Bro Pillisier was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bro Scott was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

21st December 1868

Mr Francis Cruickshank an Artist age 39 of 24 George Street was entered Apprentice Mason.


27th December 1868

alt  This evening was the Installation of the RWM and Office Bearers for the ensuing year 1869-1870 as follows:-

 

H R Hay Right Worshipful Master.
Christopher Thomson Past Master
Duncan Monteith Depute Master
Alexander Cockburn Substitute Master
J H Inches Senior Warden
George Kemp Junior Warden
Alexander Hay Treasurer
Mathew Brown Secretary
Alexander Boswell Chaplain
Robert Kirk Inches Senior Deacon
George Campbell Junior Deacon
Patrick Cowan Locum Past Master

George Grieg & William Crabb

C Dejays

Standard Bearers

Steward

R H Hendrey Architect
J F Hartly Bard or Poet Laureate
John J Cunningham Physician
James Hamilton Jeweller
Thomas Thomson Inner Guard
William Hobson.

Outer Guard

 

The Office Bearers took their Obligations of respective Offices.

 

 The Committee as follows:-

 

Bro David Kinnear, Bro W Hislop, Bro S Georgiades, Bro F Cameron, Bro George Cotton, Bro Alexander E Shand and George Glen.

 

Deputations were formed to visit the Sister Lodges:-

 

Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro Kinnear.

89 Lodge Morton Shetland  Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by Bro Kinnear.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro James Inches.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro James Inches.

 St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 headed by Bro James Inches.

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Kay.

Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Gavin Young.

St Stephens No 145  St Stephen's Lodge No 145 headed by Bro Hill.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Bro Gavin Young.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro Kay.

 

The Deputations returned and reported to having been well received with kindness, and brought congratulations from the various Lodges to RWM Bro Hay, upon his election to the Chair.

 

The following Deputations were received by the RWM:-

alt  St Andrew's Lodge No 48 headed by Bro Brown.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Davidson.

 Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Rausch.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro Kay.

 405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405Rifle Lodge headed by Bro Apkion.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Bro Cavie.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2 Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by RWM.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Fairburn.

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Cowan.

St Stephens No 145  St Stephen's Lodge No 145 headed by Bro Muir.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Merilee's.

 alt  St Luke's Lodge No 44 headed by Bro Copland.

 

The Lodge was closed in due form at High X11.

 

6th January 1869

Bro Murphy was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

8th January 1869

 42nd Highlanders  Mr John Jeffrey Sergeant 42nd Highlanders at Edinburgh Castle was entered Apprentice Mason.

Bro Isaac McLaren Ship Hotel was made affiliate Member of the Celtic Lodge.

 42nd Highlanders  Bro John MacLeish Sergeant 42nd Highlanders Edinburgh Castle was made affiliate Member of the Celtic Lodge.

 42nd Highlanders  Bro James Davies Sergeant 42nd Highlanders Edinburgh Castle was made affiliate Member of the Celtic Lodge.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Deputation from Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Bro Dunlop.

The usual Toasts and Health's of the RWM and visitors were given and replied to, the Lodge was closed at High X11.


11th January 1869

 319Lodge St Machar 319  Deputation to Kentigern Lodge No 420 Penicuik headed by RWM, the Deputation met with several sister Lodges who were well received and proceeded in a torch light procession through the Village. The Celtic Deputation returned home very pleased with the day's events.


29th January 1869

 42nd Highlanders  Mr David Kelly Sergeant 42nd Highlanders Edinburgh Castle was Entered Apprentice Mason.


6th February 1869

Mr Frederick William Jockel Queen Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr John Paigiun Swain was Entered Apprentice Mason.


A letter was read from Bro Quaglieua Italian Cirque, craving the patronage of the Celtic Lodge on the occasion of his Benefit which was favourably received.


Deputation from Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro Dawson.

Lodge St Clair No 349  Deputation from St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Duffy both Deputations were received with true Masonic kindness.


The Lodge was then called to Labour and closed at High X11.

 

12th February 1869

Mr Charles Baker Commissionaire Staff Corps Leith was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Hugh Peterson Rose Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

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

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

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

Bro Frederick William Jockel was passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

19th February 1869

Annual Assembly of the Celtic Lodge and Caledonian Lodge

 

The Ball was a great success with the Music was supplied by Bro Richardson and gave much satisfaction.

The evening went on well into the early hours of the next morning.

 

22nd February 1869

 Lodge St Clair No 349   The RWM headed a Deputation to St Clair's Lodge No 349 and were very well received.

 

5th March 1869

The RWM intimated that a Funeral Lodge would be held in the City Halls Glasgow in Honour of the deeply lamented PGM Bro Spires.

The RWM said he would be glad to head a Deputation to St Stephens Lodge on Monday first and to the Journeyman Masons on Thursday and would like to be supported by the Brethren in good numbers.

 

Deputations were received from:-

 St Stephens No 145  St Stephens Lodge No 145 headed by Bro Sheppard.

 alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro Milne.

 Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Officer.

 alt  St Andrews Lodge No 48 headed by Bro Carmichael.

 Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Paterson.

 

The usual Loyal Toasts were given and received, the Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

6th March 1869

Mr Siqmund Lauder of London was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

8th March 1869

 St Stephens No 145  Deputation to St Stephens Lodge No 145 headed by RWM Bro Kay and was cordially received.

 

11th March 1869

 Journeyman Masons No 8  Deputation to Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 headed by RWM and was cordially received.

 

2nd April 1869

Bro Sinclair of Elgin Lodge was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge.

 

Deputation from Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 headed by RWM Bro Crooks.

 

Bro Robertson was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge.

After the usual Loyal Toasts the Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

8th April 1869

Bro Baker was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

 

18th April 1869

alt  Deputation to Glasgow headed by the RWM to support the Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Mason in Laying the Foundation Stone of the Industrial Museum Paisley.

 Lord Panmure Earl of Dalhousie  The Deputation arrived in Paisley then joined the Sister Lodge there were numbering of 100 along with other Bodies and they proceeded to the site of the Museum, when the Corner Stone of which was Laid by the Earl of Dalhousie with Ancient Masonic Style.


Sir Fox Maule, later Maule Ramsay, 2nd Baron Panmure KT, GCB, PC
(1801-1874), became the 11th Earl of Dalhousie after the death of his cousin in
1860.


Prior to becoming the Provincial Grand Master of Forfarshire after the death of
his father, Fox Maule was Provincial Grand Master of Moray and Nairn, which
post he held from 1838-1852 when he took over Forfarshire after the death of
his father.


After the Ceremony the Celtic Lodge Brethren returned to the Railway Station and took an early Train Home highly delighted with the day's proceedings.

 

7th May 1869

The Lodge was opened in due form by the RWM, the Lodge was called from Labour to Refreshment and the usual Loyal Masonic Toasts were given and received.

 

This being the Last Monthly Meeting of the Season, a Concert of vocal and Musical entertainment when Bro Loveray, Bro Poyser and Bro Bridgeman whose excellent playing on the Pianoforte, Violin and brought forth the most wonderful Musical entertainment, to the applause from the Brethren present.


The RWM called the Lodge from refreshment to Labour, and closed the Lodge at High X11.

 

14th May 1869

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

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

Bro Baker was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

Bro James Watson was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge.

 

17th May 1869

 alt  The RWM headed a Deputation to St Luke's Lodge No 44 were they warmly were received, after the harmony retired highly satisfied with the evenings Deputation.


24th June 1869

10 Lodge Dalkeith Kilwinning No 10  The RWM headed a Deputation to Dalkeith Kilwinning Lodge No 10 to celebrate the Festival of St John, and were hospitably received.


After spending an agreeable evening the Deputation returned with the RWM to head another Deputation the:-

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 they were received with great kindness, and after spending a pleasant evening the Deputation returned to the Lodge. 

 

6th July 1869

Bro Dr Sigmund Louden was passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

6th September 1869

Mr Kenny D Colt of Inveresk House Musselburgh was entered passed and then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

29th October1869

42nd Highlanders  Mr James Blainner of the 42nd Highlanders was entered passed the raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 42nd Highlanders  Mr Simon Fraser of the 42nd Highlanders was entered passed the raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 42nd Highlanders  Mr George Frederick Simpson of the 42nd Highlanders was entered passed the raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

5th November 1869

The RWM intimated that the Festival of St Andrews will be held on the Night of the Masonic Ball on the 30th November 1869.

 

A Large number of the Celtic Brethren and visitors turned out this evening to do Honour to the Brethren of the 42nd Highlanders on the eve of their departing from Edinburgh to Aldershot, besides the visiting Brethren present a Deputation from the raised Lodges of Scotland were received consisting of:-

Substitute Grand Master Bro Kenny Inglis of Forsoner, William Maner. S.G.M. William Officers I.G.D. A Hay P.L. David Bryce. I.A. John Coghill P.M and William Bryce PT.                           

Deputations from the following Lodges:-

 Mary Chapel-1  Journeyman Masons No 8  Roman Eagle Crest No 160 Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151

Marys Chapel Lodge No 1, Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8, Roman Eagle Lodge No 160, Defensive Band Lodge No 151.

The usual Loyal Masonic Toasts were given and received.

 

The Substitute Grand Master Bro Inglis gave a special Toast to the departing 42nd Highlanders, said pleased as I always am to meet my Brothers of the Celtic Lodge, I must say that it is a great pleasure to give this Toast under the circumstances which has brought us together this evening.

42nd Highlanders  St A Glass No 3  The health of our Brethren of the Black Watch and it is on a more fitting occasion and at a time in Scotland's history when our Brethren in the 42nd Highlanders are on the move and the Badges of the 42nd Highlanders is St Andrews the Patron Saint of Scotland, so my Brethren let us raise our Glasses in respect to the 42nd Highlanders.

 42nd Highlanders  The reply was given in true Regimental style by Colour Sergeant Bro Scott. The full 6 page report can be read in the Minutes from 1868 -1924.

 

The Lodge was called from refreshment to Labour when the RWM closed at High X11.

 

26th November 1869

Mr Donald MacKay of Iron Water was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Andrew Scott 5 Morton Street Leith Edinburgh was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Daniel McLaren 9 Leith Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice Mason.


30th November 1869

St A Glass No 3  A large number of the Brethren accompanied by the RWM proceeded to Grand Lodge Masonic Hall to celebrate the Festival of St Andrew.

There was a large number of Sister Lodges they proceeded to the main Hall and were received by the:-

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Grand Master Mason the Earl of Dalhousie.

The Celtic Brethren retired after the Festival very satisfied with the evening's proceedings.


3rd December 1869


Deputation from Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by their RWM Bro Anderson.

The usual Loyal Masonic Toasts were given and received.


8th December 1869

This was the evening for the Nominations for the ensuing year 1869 - 1870. The nominations were proposed and seconded and forwarded to the date of the Installation on27th December 1869.


10th December 1869

Bro McLaren was passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bro MacKay was passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bro Scott was passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.


24th December 1869

Mr Andrew Drummond age 21 Lothian Road Edinburgh was entered Apprentice Mason.

The RWM in accordance with Masonic tradition made Honorary Members of the following:-

 alt  Bro Ray P.M. of St Andrews Lodge No 48.

 Journeyman Masons No 8  Bro Crooks RWM of Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8.

The Brethren of the Celtic Lodge welcomed the 2 New Honorary Bros in the usual Celtic manner. The Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

27th December 1869

Bro McLaren, Bro MacKay and Bro Scott were passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

 More Lodge Photos 058  This is the evening of the Installation of the RWM Bro A Cockburn and his Office Bearers for the ensuing year 1869 - 1870.

Alexander Cockburn Right Worshipful Master.
R Hay Past Master
D Coghill Depute Master
James H Inches Substitute Master
A E Shane Senior Warden
W R Morton Junior Warden
Alexander Hay Treasurer
Mathew Brown Secretary
Alexander Boswell Chaplain
George Campbell Senior Deacon
George Grieg Junior Deacon
Patrick Cowan Locum Past Master

James Simpson & D MacKay

C Dejays

Standard Bearers

Steward

T Robb Architect
J F Hartley Bard or Poet Laureate
John J Cunningham Physician
James Hamilton Jeweller
Andrew Scott Inner Guard
D McLaren

Outer Guard

 

The Office Bearers took their Obligations of respective Offices.

 

 The Committee as follows:-

 

David Kinnear W Hislop S Georgiades T Thompson G Grieg P Coffer.

 

Bro A Elder was Affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge and welcomed by the Brethren.

 

The following Deputations were formed to visit the different Sister Lodges:-

Mary Chapel-1  alt  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 and St David's Lodge No 36 headed PM by Bro MacKay.

Journeyman Masons No 8  St James Operative 97  Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8, St James Lodge No 97, Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 and Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by SM Bro Inches.

313 St Baldred Lodge  319Lodge St Machar 319  Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5, Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by SW Bro Shand.

alt  Lodge St Clair No 349  392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  St Andrews Lodge No 48, St Clair Lodge No 349, Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Bro Plaice.

 

Deputations from the following Sister Lodges were received:-

alt  392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  St Luke's Lodge No 44 headed by Bro Edwards. Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Bro Service.

Journeyman Masons No 8  405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Shaun. Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Douglas.

alt  Roman Eagle Crest No 160  St Andrews Lodge No 48 headed by Bro Carmichael. Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Cowan.

alt  Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro MacLear. Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro Janners.

313 St Baldred Lodge  alt  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro Thomson. St Luke's Lodge No 44 headed by Bro Coplaw.

Mary Chapel-1 Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Nicers. Morton and Lerwick Lodge headed by Bro Smith.

St James Operative 97  St Stephens No 145  St James Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Tor. St Stephens Lodge No 145 headed by Bro Tor.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  112 Lodge St John No 112 MusselbrughCanongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by Bro Somerville. St John's Fisherow Lodge No 112.

 

The usual Loyal Toasts were given and received and the health's of the visiting RWMs and Brethren and returned in true Masonic Style. The Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

3rd January 1870

Journeyman Masons No 8  Deputation to Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 headed by the RWM.

 

17th January 1870

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Deputation to Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by the RWM.

 

21st January 1870

Mr James Henderson 3 Gladstone Terrace was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

4th February 1870

Mr Charles Fairbairn Marion Villa Seamus City was entered Apprentice Mason.

Black Apron  The RWM intimated to the Members of the Lodge of the Death of Bro Mackie, who was for time one of the Magistrates of the City of Edinburgh, also the deep feelings of regret and condolences to his dear Widow. The Bro Secretary was instructed to record this sadness in the Minutes.


An invitation read out by Brother Secretary, RWM Brother Alexander Cockburn.

 Sir and Brother,

 

The Grand Master Mason request’s your company at the annual assembly on the 11th February 1870 at 9.30.

 

The Orchestra will be under the Direction of Brother T J Poyser and the leader Mr Daly of the Theatre Royal.

Tickets may be obtained from the Office Bearers of the Celtic Lodge or at Brother hays 45 Princes Street Edinburgh, and in order to complete the necessary arrangements it is requisite that Tickets be applied for on or before Tuesday 8thFebruary 1870.

I am Sir and Brother,

Yours fraternally,

Alexander Cockburn,

Tickets including Supper, Tea or Coffee and Ices, during the evening.

Gentlemen 10/6d Ladies 5/-.

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation from Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Officer.


The usual Loyal Masonic Toasts were given and received along with the Health's of the visiting Brethren.

The Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

11th February 1870

The annual assembly of the Celtic Lodge was held this evening.

 Evening Ball  Our Annual Ball was held this evening in Grand Lodge Masonic Hall and was held in true Masonic style with the Ladies and Sweethearts dressed in their finery. The evening was a great success and went on until the early hours when the Mystic evening came to a glorious end.


25th February 1870

Dr Falconer of Loanhead near Edinburgh was entered passed and then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bro Drummond was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bro Anderson was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bro Fairbairn was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

The Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

4th March 1870

Black Apron  The RWM intimated the Death of Brother Campbell and asked the Brethren to take a Minutes silence in honour of our Late Brother the Brethren did so as requested.

alt  Deputation from St David's Lodge No 36 was received with a warm welcome from the Celtic Brethren.

 

The Bro Treasurer stated that an application was made for Benevolence by the Widow and Family of one of our late Brothers who was also the RWM in 1851, a Sum of £29.00 was collected from those present. Bro Cormack of Dublin who was known to the Family was asked the give his Widow the Sum collected on behalf of the Brethren. Bro Cormack said he would be delighted pass over the Sum collected.

The usual Loyal Toasts were given and received the Lodge was closed at High X11.


24th March 1870

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Deputation to Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by the RWM.


25th March 1870

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


28th march 1870

Lodge St Clair No 349  Deputation to St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by the RWM.

 

1st April 1870

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Deputation from Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Bro Haddow.

Lodge St Clair No 349  Deputation from St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Burke.


The usual Loyal Toasts were given and received.

An appeal for assistance was made from the Widow of a Brother who accidentally lost his Life.

Black Apron  The Brethren agree that One Guinea also a subscription from the Members on behalf of the Widow of 17/6p was raised.

The Lodge was closed at High X11.


6th May 1870

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Deputation from the Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Allthorpe. The usual Loyal Toasts were given and received.

 

13th May 1870

Mr John Austin age 22 of Regent Square London was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

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

 

7th May 1870

Celtic lodge Room Ship Hotel.

 A request read out by Brother Secretary

 , Sir and Brother,

I am requested to intimate that the Foundation Stone of the Albert Bridge across the River Clyde, at Glasgow,

On Friday 3rd June 1870 the foundation Stone will be laid with full Masonic Honours by the Most Worshipful Grand Master.

Lord Panmure Earl of Dalhousie  The Earl of Dalhousie, KT., Grand Master Mason of Scotland was assisted by the Grand Lodge of Scotland. On Friday 3rd June 1870.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  The Grand Lodge and Daughter Lodges will assemble in the Nave of the Cathedral Glasgow, at half past Eleven am.

And after Divine Service has been performed in the Cathedral by the Rev Dr Burns, Provincial Grand Chaplain, the procession will proceed down upper High Street, along George Street to Buchanan Street, then eastward down Buchanan Street, then eastward along Argyle Street and Trongate, down Saltmarket Street to the site of the Bridge.

The R.W. Master particularly requests your attendance to support him in a Deputation, From the Celtic Lodge at this interesting and important ceremony.

It is expected that arrangements will be concluded with the North British Railway Company. To enable Brethren to receive Return Tickets to and from Glasgow at a Single Fare.

 A Special Meeting of the Lodges will be held on Tuesday, the 31st instant, at 8.30 pm, to complete arrangements for the Procession, and all Brethren intending to join in are requested to be present at this meeting.

 I am Sir and brother,

 Yours fraternally Matthew Brown Brother Secretary.

3rd July 1870

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Laying the Foundation Stone at the Albert Bridge Glasgow

The Celtic Brethren headed by the RWM formed a deputation on the morning they boarded a train to Glasgow.

Lord Panmure Earl of Dalhousie  The propose of assisting the Most Worshipful Grant Master Mason the Earl of Dalhousie in Laying the Foundation Stone of the Albert Bridge across the River Clyde.

The Celtic brethren and the Sister Lodges formed in file and marched in procession to area where the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason when they arrived they laid the Foundation Stone with all the usual Masonic ceremonies to the cheers of all who had attended.

Afterwards the deputation returned to the Hotel where high tea was served.

The Celtic deputation then returned to Edinburgh they were delighted with the day’s proceedings.

 

21st July 1870

Mr Carl Wilheim Louie Hoffman was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree.

 

22nd September 1870

A meeting of the Committee was held this evening, the RWM presiding for the purpose of making arrangements for the forthcoming ceremony of laying the Foundation Stone of the Royal Infirmary by Prince of Wales 1870  His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

 

It was agreed that the Aprons should be cleaned and the Flags repaired, the RWM said that 2 Pipers to be hired to walk before the Celtic Lodge on this occasion.

 

7th October 1870

Mr John Wilson Lee age 35 of 35 Northumberland Street was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Daniel Henry Sykes of the 13th Hussars Piershill was entered Apprentice Mason.

93rd Regiment of Foot  Bro Hislop intimated that 2 Bro Pipers from the 93rd Highlanders would Pipe before the Celtic Lodge on the 13th October 1870 for the Laying of the Foundation Stone at the Royal Infirmary.

Black Apron  A discussion then arose in reference to the application of Mrs MacPherson for Charity. Bro Inches moved that the Sum of One Guinea be taken from the Charity Box, and be handed over to the Widow.

The Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

13th October 1870

Mr Charles MacArthur was entered Apprentice Mason.

Prince of Wales 1870  This being the Day of laying the Foundation Stone of the Royal Infirmary by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

 

The Brethren will assemble in the Lodges Room here on the 13th October 1870 at Twelve o'clock noon precisely, and thereafter the Lodge will proceed to Charlotte Square, where various Daughter Lodges are to assemble.

 

The route of the procession will be as Follows:-

From Charlotte Square along George Street, St Andrew's Square, St Andrew Street, Princes Street, The Mound, Bank Street, George the Forth Bridge, to the site of the Stone.

 

The ceremony being over, the Procession will be re-formed, and return in inverted order to the place of meeting.

 

The Brethren must be in Full Masonic Costume, and it is necessary that all Members of the Lodge, not Office Bearers, provide their own clothing.

 

It is proposed that Brethren of the Celtic Lodge shall dine together in the Lodge Room after the ceremony, at Five o'clock, Tickets Four Shillings each.

 

There was upwards of 4,000 Masons joined in the procession and 170 Lodges in attendance. Business was generally suspended, and the City had quite a holiday appearance. From an early hour the Streets were thronged, and it was evident that everyone was bent on enjoyment of a holiday.

 

Freemasons came from the Four Corners to watch such a colourful display. 30 Brethren from the Celtic Lodge 291 attended on that Special Day.

93rd Regiment of Foot  The 2 Pipers of the 93rd Highlanders who had Piped the Celtic Deputation in the Procession there afterwards Played their Great Bag Pipes in front of the Celtic Deputation to the Ship Hotel where they dined and gave a full account of the day’s proceedings being happy with the way the two Pipers from the 93rd Highlanders and the way Celtic Brethren turn out in their Full Masonic Dress with Flags and Regalia. Ship Hotel were all the Brethren sat down to a sumptuous evening meal and a wonderful harmony. The RWM requested the Bro to record the same in the Lodge Minutes.

 

We at the Celtic Lodge 291 have a Report of Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Royal Infirmary by Prince of Wales 1870 H.R.H. the Prince of Wales and Patron of Scottish Freemasonry.

This Book was Reprinted from the Edinburgh Evening Courant Office of Friday October 14th 1870, and Dated 1870.

 

It is a 23 page Book containing all the details and splendour of the occasion and makes a wonderful record of that special Day. That makes one proud to be a Freemason. WJRB.

 

1st November 1870

Mr Thomas Jackson Mortimer age 23 107 George Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Michael Coustanhuedes Professor of Reiss age 29 was entered Apprentice Mason. Then passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Mr Archibald Jackson age 19 of 56 Castle Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr James Sharp age 28 of Orchard field was entered passed then raised to the Master Masons Degree.

 

4th November 1870

Bro John Wilson Lee was passed then raised to the Master Masons Degree.

 

18th November 1870

Brothers Sykes, Mortimer, Sharp and Jackson were all passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

 

30th November 1870

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Deputation headed by the RWM to Grand Lodge for the Installation of:-

Earl of Rosslyn 1870  The Grand Master the Earl of Rosslyn and his Office Bearers there was upwards of 400 Brethren from the Four Quarters of the Globe.

 

After the Festival of St Andrew's the Celtic Brethren retired most satisfied with their visit.

 

2nd December 1870

alt  RWM Bro Copland of St Luke's Lodge No 44 was made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge, and welcomed by the Brethren.

 

6th December 1870

The Treasurer read his report of this year's Accounts and were approved by the Brethren.

 

The Nominations for the ensuing year 1870 - 1871 were proposed and seconded then forwarded to the Installation date of 27th December 1870.

 

12th December 1870

Mr Robert Legget age 43 of Water of Leith was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

22nd December 1870

Mr William Spence age 22 of Leith Walk was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

23rd December 1870

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

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

 

27th December 1870

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A large number of the Brethren met in the interim Lodge Room in Bro Dejays Hotel 100 Princes Street Edinburgh, to celebrate the Festival of St John the Evangelist and Install Bro David Kinnear as RWM and his Office Bearers for the ensuing year 1870 - 1871.

 

The Lodge was opened in Due Form by RWM Bro Cockburn. The RWM elect was conducted in the usual manner and took his Oath, and was placed in the Chair he then expressed his sense of honour conferred on him. Bro Kinnear hoped that the prestige of the Celtic Lodge would be undiminished under his reign.

 

The RWM then read the list of the proposed Office Bearers for 1870-1871, list as follows:-

 

Brother David Kinnear

RWM 

Brother Cockburn

IPM

Brother James H Inches

SM

Brother D Monteith

DM

Brother G Grieg

WSW

Brother G Glen

WJW 

Brother A Drummond

Secretary

Brother A Hay

Treasurer

Brother D Nimmo

Chaplain

Brother M Brown

Senior Deacon

Brother W Jockel

Junior Deacon

Brother Andrew Sheppard

Architect

Brother J Hamilton

Jeweller

Brother  J T Cunningham

Physician

Brother

Director of Ceremonies

Brother

Director of Music

Brother Fredrick William Bridgman

Poet Laureate

Brother

Sword Bearer

Brother D MacKay

Standard Bearer 1

Brother

Piper

Brother

Marshall

Brother Dejay

Steward

Brother  Andrew Scott

Standard Bearer 2

Brother Thomas Mortimer

Inner Guard

Brother D MacLean

Tyler Committee

 

Committee Brothers W Hislop, S Georgiades, George Cotton, Christopher Thomson, P Cowan, A E Shand and George Campbell.

 

The Lodge was closed the Brethren adjourned to Dinner supplied by the Stewards.

Ample justice was done to the repast which was served in Bro Dejay's best style.

 

After the usual Loyal and Masonic Toasts, the Lodge was called from Refreshment to Labour and opened in the First Degree. Deputations were sent to the following Sister Lodges:-

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro W Hislop.

145 Lodge St Stephens No 145  St Stephens Lodge No 145 headed by Bro W Hislop.

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by Bro W Hislop.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Inches.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro Inches.

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Kay PM.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro Kay PM.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Bro Kay PM.

alt  St Andrew's Lodge No 48 headed by Bro Glen.

Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Glen.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Glen.

Portobello Lodge 226  Portobello Lodge No 226 headed by Bro Grieg SW.

 

During the evening Deputations were received from the following Sister Lodges:-

Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Dobie.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Bro McQueen.

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Swinton SW.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Cownie PM.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro F Ford SM.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro J Davidson.

 

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by Bro D K Barrie.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro Fleming.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Small.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151.

112 St John Fisherrow Lodge No 112  St John's Fisherow Lodge No 112 headed by Bro Case.

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro Matheson.

alt  St Luke's Lodge No 44 headed by Bro Copeland RWM.

Dalkeith Kilwinning No 10  Dalkeith Kilwinning Lodge No 10 headed by Bro Adams

 

The Toasts of the Wardens and the other Office Bearers were proposed and duly responded to. The healths of the various Deputations were drunk and very happy responses made by the various leaders.

 

Other Members of Deputations entertained the Brethren with Songs. During the evening most excellent Pianoforte Music by Bro Jameson, Concertina Solos by Bard Bro Bridgman and songs from other Brethren enliven the proceedings.

 

After the return of the Deputations and their report of their reception in various Lodge the RWM, gave "happy to meet, sorry to part, and happy to meet again". The Toast was drunk with cordiality.

 

Having been called from refreshment to Labour, the Lodge was closed with all due form at High X11.


13th January 1871

The Committee met this evening to consider the advisability of giving a Ball this season.

It was moved by Bro Inches and seconded by Bro Shand that a Sub Committee be appointed to consider how many Members to attend and the arrangements for the Ball this was agreed to.

 

20th January 1871

Mr William Hunter a Mariner aged 33 was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bro Robert Bryce was made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge and welcomed by the Brethren.

 

3rd February 1871

Mr William Blainers was entered Apprentice Mason.

alt  Bro Fraser RWM of St David's Lodge No 36 was affiliated an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

 

Bro Glen JW moved that new clothing should be supplied for the Lodge this year and that a sub Committee be appointed this motion was seconded by Bro Inches and that the Office Bearers at least should have theirs before the 17th February 1871 for the occasion of the Grand Ball. The motion was agreed to by the Brethren.

 

The following Deputations from Sister Lodges were received in due form:-

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Abbott.

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by RWM Bro Hudson.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by RWM Bro Paterson.

 

The usual Loyal Masonic Toasts were given and received along with the Health's of the Brethren.

The Lodge was closed with due solemnity at High X11.

 

27th February 1871

Bro William Blamiers was passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason,

Lodge St Clair No 349  Deputation to St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by the RWM and were enthusiastically received.


3rd March 1871

Lodge St Clair No 349  Deputation from St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Henry RWM.


17th March 1871

Mr George Wilkes Machinist aged 33 was entered Apprentice Mason.


24th March 1871

Mr Alfred Burns was entered Apprentice Mason.


31st March 1871

157 Lodge Beith St John AyrshireDeputation to Trafalgar Lodge 223 headed by the RWM and were well received with great courtesy by the RWM Bro Bell.

altThe RWM of Trafalgar Lodge proposed that the RWM of the Celtic Lodge should be made a full and free Member of the Trafalgar Lodge, this was cordially and unanimously agreed to and Bro Kinnear, having taken the usual obligation and returned thanks for the high and unexpected Honour that had been conferred upon him.


The Lodge being afterwards called to refreshment several Toast and songs ensued and after spending a pleasant evening the Brethren retired.


6th April 1871

alt  Mr Alexander Ormond aged 30 of the 15th Hussars was entered and passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro Wilkes was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.


7th April 1871

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Deputation from Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by RWM Bro Bell who was present with a large Deputation, and they were well received by the RWM and Brethren of the Celtic Lodge.

 

14th April 1871

Mr Alexander Manson aged 25 a Mercantile Clerk was entered Apprentice Mason.

Brothers Wilkes and Ormond were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation to Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Cockburn PM and were well received.

 

21st April 1871

13th Hussars 13th Light Dragoon Guards  alt  This evening was a special meeting called to bid farewell to the Brethren of the 13th and 15th Hussars, who are about to leave Scotland, and was largely attended as per Attendance Book,


The Lodge was duly opened by RWM Bro Kinnear, when a petition was presented by:-

Mr George Hill aged 25 a Steward of 19 West Crescent was entered Apprentice Mason.


The Lodge was then called to refreshment when the RWM, in proposing the Army, Navy and Volunteers, took occasion to mention the pleasure it afforded him and the Brethren of the Celtic Lodge, to see so many Gallant Brethren present and at the same time, took occasion to tell them that although about to leave Scotland, should any of them at any time revisit the Lodge they might depend upon receiving a hearty and warm welcome. The lodge was closed at High X11.

 

25th April 1871

Mr Eber Cutting Ferrier Major 15th Hussars aged 42 was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

28th April 1871

Mr Andrew George Arthurson an Officer Mariner aged 37 of Hawthorn Bank Place North Leith was entered Apprentice Mason. It was agreed to meet on Tuesday 2nd May to pass and raise several Brethren. The Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

2nd May 1871

The following Brethren were passed and raised:-

Bro Alfred Burns, Bro Alexander Manson, Bro George Hill, Bro Eber Cutting and Bro Andrew George Arthurson who were all passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.


5th May 1871

St Stephens No 145  Lodge St Clair No 349  Bro John Taylor PM of St Stephens Lodge No 145 and St Clair's Lodge No 349 was made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.


11th May 1871

89 Lodge Morton Shetland  Deputation to St John Kilwinning Lodge No 57 Haddington headed by RWM Bro Kinnear, on arriving at the Railway Station along with the Sister Lodges they were marshalled by the Grand Marshall through the Town in procession accompanied by the:-

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Grand Master Mason of Scotland and various Grand Office Bearers to the Corn Exchange when the

Earl of Rosslyn 1870  Grand Lodge was opened in due form by the Grand Master Mason the Earl of Rosslyn.


The ceremony of installation of Bro Hope of Luffness as Provincial Grand Master of Haddingtonshire took place accordingly to ancient custom.


Shortly after the conclusion of the ceremony a Grand Banquet in Honour of the occasion took place in the Town Hall, where covers were laid for about 200, being as many as the Hall could conveniently contain for the comfort of the Brethren.


The Hall was tastefully decorated for the occasion.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  The Most Worshipful Grand Master in the Chair, after the usual Loyal and Masonic Toasts were proposed and responded to in a very cordial manner.

The Deputation returned per Railway in the evening, highly pleased with the day's enjoyment.

 

26th May 1871

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

 

22nd June

Clothing Committee Meeting.

The RWM Bro Kinnear proposed and it was agreed to that new aprons be provided for the RWM, DM, SM, SW, JW, SD, JD, Treasurer, Secretary, ID Guard, Jeweller and Standard Bearer, the two latter Officers aprons having gone missing.

 

The RWM Apron to be made as formerly the others to be altered in design without fringe and to have three eighth's lace proud apron and flap, also a pair of Gauntlets for the RWM, Collar and Sash same pattern and style as at present, Eighteen Sashes and Eighteen Collars for the Jewels as at present in use. The Lodge was closed at High X11.


3rd July 1871

Mr John Grieve Proctor aged 27 and residing at 10 Hill Place Edinburgh was entered Apprentice Mason.


21st July 1871

Clothing Committee Meeting.


Present RWM Bro Kinnear, Bro Grieg SW, Bro Glen JW, Bro Hay Treasurer, Bro Cockburn PM.

RWM in the Chair.

The RWM produced Estimates from the following parties:-

Sealed offer from Bro William Hogg 40 Neilson Street.

Bro Alexander Hay and Bro Thomas J Mortimer.


The Committee having examined the same accepted of Bro Hay's estimate it being the lowest on condition that the same be supplied on or before the 1st of October 1871. The meeting was closed by the RWM.

 

15th August 1871

Journeyman Masons No 8  Lodge Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 agreed to celebrate:-

Sir Walter Scott 2  Sir Walter Scott's Centenary and sent an invitation to this Lodge for a Deputation of three, the RWM Bro Kinnear, having previous by communicated with the PM and SM, went in a Deputation, consisting of Bro Glen JW and Bro D McLean to Journey Man Masons Lodge where they got a hearty welcome.

The duties of the Chair were ably performed by Bro Field RWM of that Lodge. There were also present

alt  alt  Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Lodge St Clair No 349

Deputations from St David's, St Andrew's Roman Eagle, and St Clair's Lodges.

 

On the occasion Bro Humber a PM of the Lodge gave some interesting historical details of the great good Bro Scott had done particularly in regard to the tons of paper, hogsheads of ink, which had been consumed or otherwise made use of in the publication of his various works.

 

The Meeting was most instructive one. After various Toasts, appropriate to the occasion, had been proposed and responded to the Lodge was duly closed.


6th October 1871

Mr James Walker a Clerk 21 Elder Street Edinburgh age 20 years was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr William Fargie an Engineer Buccleuch Street Edinburgh aged 30 years was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Robert Melville a Waiter Albert Hotel aged 34 years was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Robert Nisbet Ship Hotel East Register Street Edinburgh aged 33 years was entered Apprentice Mason.

Black Apron  The RWM Bro Kinnear intimated that in consequence of the lamented Death of their PM Bro Cockburn which took place on the 15th August, he proposed that the Lodge should now be closed; but not before doing so he paid a marked tribute to the memory of the deceased and mentioning the number of years Bro Cockburn acted as Secretary to the entire satisfaction of the Lodge, and moved that an expression of the Lodge which the Lodge had sustained be recorded in the minutes. The Lodge was closed at High X11.

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Deputations were announced from Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by RWM Bro Hudson.

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Deputation from Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by RWM Bro Abbott.

Mary Chapel-1Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 and various other visiting Brethren.


The RWM explained to the Deputations that although the Lodge was closed for the sad reason already mentioned he was glad to see them and that in order that the newly initiated Brethren might have some idea of the working of a Lodge, when at refreshment he would propose the usual Loyal and Masonic Toasts, and conduct the business towards the Deputations and visiting Brethren in the same manner as if the Lodge had not been closed.

 

10th October 1871

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation to Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Kinnear, and they were cordially received.

The RWM Bro Abbott closed the Lodge after a very agreeable evening, at High X11.

 

17th October 1871

alt  Deputation to St David's Lodge No 36 headed by the RWM Bro Kinnear and were received with a hearty welcome.

Sir Walter Scott 2  In the course of the evening Past Master Milne delivered a splendid oration in regard to Sir Walter Scott, who was initiated a Member of St David's Lodge in March 1801 and concluded the same by asking the Brethren present to drink in solemn silence to the immortal memory of Sir Walker Scott. There were also the following Deputations from Sister Lodges:-

Mary Chapel-1  Lodge St Clair No 349  405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405

Marys Chapel Lodge No 1, St Clair's Lodge No 349, Rifle Lodge No 405.

altRWM Bro Kinnear in proposing the health's of the RWM and Brethren of St David's and the visiting Brethren took the occasion to congratulate the RWM of St David's on the large meeting of Brethren present and the splendid oration delivered by Bro Milne.


18th October 1871

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Deputation to Roman Eagle Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Kinnear, and his health being proposed in the presence of a large number of the Brethren then present, the RWM Bro Peterson stated that with one exception, Bro Kinnear was the oldest Member of the Roman Eagle Lodge No 1 and subsequently in the course of the evening, in compliments to the Celtic Lodge and recognition of an old respected Member of the Craft he proposed that Bro Hislop be affiliated a Member of the Roman Eagle Lodge, which motion was unanimously agree to.


Bro Hislop accordingly took the usual obligation and briefly returned thanks for the Honour conferred upon him. There was a glee party present and the evening was spent in a most harmonious manner.

 

20th October 1871

Bro James Walker and Bro William Fargie were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

1st proposed by Bro Hay and seconded by Bro Georgiades that Bro Walker act as Secretary until the end of the year.

2nd proposed by Bro Hay and seconded by Bro Low that the Treasurer be authorised to get a Box for the new clothing and that there be only one key therefore should always be in possession of the RWM for the time being. The Lodge was duly closed at High X11.


23rdOctober 1871

alt  Jubilee Committee Meeting.

The RWM Bro Kinnear, stated that he and Bro Hay had waited on the:-

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Grand Master of Scotland on Saturday last who received them very graciously and that they had arranged the Jubilee to take place on the 28th October 1871, when the Grand Master was to be present.


The RWM also stated that he had written Bro Bridgman who was present to attend to give them his valuable aid in arranging the Musical entertainment on the evening of the Jubilee and as was usual with that Brother, he had very promptly attended thereto.


It was then resolved as follows, viz:-

1st to invite in addition to the Grand Lodge Office Bearers,

Sir James Murray 1871 Lord James Murray and Colonel Dardy Griffith  Colonel Darby Griffiths.

2nd That the price of the ticket on this occasion of the Jubilee to the Members of the Celtic should be 5/- and that any sum the Jubilee may cost over and above the amount realised from the sale of the tickets be defrayed out of the funds of the Lodge.

3rd That no tickets should be sold to other that Members of the Celtic Lodge until a date to be afterwards fixed.

4th That Bros Bridgman, Campbell and Inches be appointed a sub-committee to arrange the Musical entertainment on the evening of the Jubilee.

5th That the RWM Bro Kinnear and Bro Hay and Thomson be appointed a sub-committee to prepare Circulars, Tickets and Programmes.


27th October 1871

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

Bro Fargie and Walker were raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Masons.

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Bro George Gray Russell 63 South Clerk Street, Proxy Master. Union Dunfermline Lodge No 250 was on the motion of Bro Draysen seconded by the RWM Bro Kinner affiliated a Member of the Lodge and he paid his affiliation fees and subscribed the bye-laws of the Lodge. Thereafter the Lodge was duly closed at High X11.

1st November 1871

Lodge Room Ship Hotel.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Brother Secretary read out an acceptance from Grand Lodge of Scotland as Follows:-

Sir & Brother,

I have the pleasure to inform you that the Jubilee, or 50th Anniversary of the Institution of this Lodge, will be celebrated by a Banquet in the Lodge Room here on Tuesday 28th November 1871 at Eight o’clock, pm.

Earl of Rosslyn  The Right Honourable the Earl of Rosslyn, Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason of Scotland. Has in the most courteous manner, consented to preside on this occasion, and he will be accompanied by Office Bearers of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

It is also expected that several other influential Members of the Craft will Honour the Celtic Lodge with their presence at the Banquet.

The R.W.M. and Office Bearers earnestly request the favour of your presence at this most important and interesting Festival and no effort shall be wanting to make it, in every respect, worthy of the occasion.

Banquet Tickets, price at Five Shillings each, may procured from Brothers Kinnear, R.W.M. 21 Elder Street; Christopher Thomson, P.M., 36 North Bridge and Alexander Hay Treasurer, 45 Princes Street.

As the accommodation in the Lodge Room is limited, it is Particular requested that all Members wishing to attend procure their at the earliest convenience,

Brother F W Bridgman has kindly undertaken the Musical arrangements of the Festival.

Brethren must appear in Full Masonic Costume.

I am Sir & Brother

Yours fraternally

Brother James Walker Secretary.

 

6th November 1871

Tramway Edinburgh 1871 A tramway was opened between the Bridges and Haymarket.

 

10th November 1871

Mr Thomas Brown Wemyss Civil Engineer 78 George Street Edinburgh aged 26 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Arthur Livingstone Teacher 5 South Clerk Street Edinburgh aged 29 was entered Apprentice Mason.


15th November 1871

The Treasurer Bro Hay stated that he had arranged with Bro Alexander MacLagan to write a Song for the Jubilee.

It was then agreed,

1st To send gratis Tickets to Bro MacLagan, Bro Lewis who is a Reporter with the Scotsman News Paper. Bro________ Reporter with the Edinburgh Evening Courant, Bro Sergeant Kelly, who is to take the Tickets at the Door, Bro Peacock Clerk in the Office of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, Bro Poyser, Bro Bridgman and other instrumentalist, whom the sub-committee appointed at the former meeting to arrange the Musical entertainment, were authorised to engage.

2nd To invite the RWMs of the Sister Lodges in the Province and that the Tickets sent to them shall be marked "Not transferable.

3rd That no Tickets be sold to visitors-it being estimated that with the Tickets already disposed of and those for the Grand Office Bearers there would be about 125 present.

4th That the RWM Bro Kinnear invite PGM Bro Hope of Luffness.

5th That the Tyler get an assistant and that Bro Hobson be in the first place, asked to act as such.

6th That Bro Thomson take charge of the whole internal arrangements in conjunction with the Junior Warden.

7th That Bro Hislop, along with the Grand Stewards receive the Grand Master outside.

8th That Bro Hislop repair the RWMs Chair and that Batons and Mallet be re-gilded.


The Programme of Toasts was then arranged Bro Campbell thereafter remarked that he thought the Lodge Room would not hold the number expected to be present and proposed that they should call in Bro MacLean and ascertain definitely from him how many could be seated in it. Bro MacLean was accordingly called for but was found to be out and a sub-committee consisting of the RWM and Bro Hay and Thomson was then approved to wait on him ascertain this and report to the next meeting of the committee which was agreed to be held on Wednesday 22nd November 1871 at 8.30.

 

17th November 1871

Bro Wemyss and Bro Livingstone were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

 

22nd November 1871

Report by the sub-committee as to the numbers the Lodge Room could hold would be 120.

Proof of the programme revised and Bro Secretary directed as to insertion of Singers Names.

An Offer of Bro J MacLean of a Cake was accepted.

Bro Inches, Bro Campbell was appointed Senior Warden and Junior Deacon Guard respectively.

 

27th November 1871

The Members of the Committee inspected the Lodge Room as arranged, by Bro J MacLean for tomorrow evening and expressed themselves as being satisfied there with.

 

It was agreed on the motion of the Bro Treasurer Bro Hay that Bro Lewis a Reporter of the Scotsman, be paid the Sum of One Guinea to report the proceedings tomorrow evening in full.

 

28thNovember 1871                                                                                                                             Masonic Banquet. In Celebration of:-

The Jubilee of the Lodge “Celtic.” Edinburgh and Leith No 291.

Earl of Rosslyn  The Right Honourable the Earl of Rosslyn. Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason of Scotland. In the Chair.

Toasts Proposed By

1 The Holy Lodge of St John Chair

2 The Queen Chair

3 The Great Steward of Scotland, Patron of Scottish Masonry, the Princess

Of Wales, and the Rest of the Royal Family Chair

4 The Navy, Army, Militia and Volunteers Lord James Murray

Colonel Dardy Griffith  Reply Major General Darby Griffith

5United Grand Lodge of England  Grand Lodge of Ireland  The Grand Lodges of England and Ireland Trio Bros Bridgman, Hope and Poyser

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Earl of Rosslyn  The Grand Lodge of Scotland and the Earl of Rosslyn M.W.G.M.M. Br Kinnear, R.W.M.

Reply by the Grand Master.

Song“ The Grand Lodge Above”

7 The Past Grand Master and Office Bearers of Grand Lodge. Br J Dundas Grant.

Reply R.W. Br J Whyte Melville, Past Grand Master.

Solo English Concertina Br Bridgman.

8 Prosperity to the Celtic Lodge and the health of the R.W.M. Chair.

Reply Br Kinnear, R.W.M. Song

Success to our Brave Celtic Men.

9 Provincial Grand Masters Br William Mann, S.G.W.

Reply Senior P.G.M.

Song Br Bridgman.

10 The Past Master and Office Bearers of the Celtic Lodge. Br J Whyte Melville.

Reply Br Alexander Hay P.M.

Fantasia Flute Br Poyser.

11 Freemasonry all over the World Councillor Wormald.

Song Br Bridgman.

12 The R.W.Masters of the Metropolitan Lodges Chair.

Reply RWM, of Senior Lodge Present.

Duet “Guillaume Tell” Bro Bridgman and Hope.

13 Visiting Brethren from a Distance. Br Kinnear R.W.M.

Reply Lord James Murray.

Song Br Bridgman.

14 The Countess of Rosslyn and the Ladies. Lord Rosehill.

Reply The Most Worshipful Grand Master.

Trio Scotch Airs Brs Bridgman, Hope and Poyser.

15 Happy to meet-sorry to part and Happy to meet again. Chair.

Song. Success to our Brave Celtic Men.

Inscribed to the RWMaster and Office Bearers of the Celtic Lodge.

By

Brother Alexander Maclagan.

Tune “ Will ye no come back again “

1 Hail! Brother craftsmen, great and free come crown our glorious “ Jubilee” Come let us toast with, three times three, “success to our brave Celtic Men!”

Chorus- Success to our brave Celtic Men Success to our brave Celtic Men! Come let us toast, with three times three, Success to our brave Celtic Men!

2 They still are faithful, heart and hand still true to fame, and native land, To guard her honours, great and grand, So dear to our brave Celtic Men!

Chorus- So dear to our brave Celtic Men! So dear to our brave Celtic Men! To guard her honours, great and grand, So dear to our brave Celtic Men!

3 When standing on Masonic Ground Let no unworthy spot be found Let friendship, truth, and love abound, to crown our gallant Celtic Men!

Chorus- To crown our gallant Celtic Men! to crown our gallant Celtic Men! Let friendship, truth, and love abound, To crown our gallant Celtic Men!

4 We hail this a Chieftain here, Brave Rosslyn! to country dear! We’ll toast his health, with cheer on cheer, Like masons and true Celtic Men!

Chorus- Like masons and true Celtic Men! Like masons and true Celtic Men! We’ll toast his health, with cheer on cheer, Like masons and true Celtic Men!

5 Lo! fifty years by seal and sign, We prove our Origin Divine! May our Great Light for ever shine! Success to our breave Celtic Men!

Chorus-Success to our brave Celtic Men! Success to our brave Celtic Men! May our Great Light for ever shine! Success to our brave Celtic Men!

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Earl of Rosslyn  Deputation from Grand Lodge of Scotland headed by the M.W.G.M. the Earl of Rosslyn. The Deputation entered the Lodge in the usual order and on the appearance of the Grand Master the Brethren rose to their feet and vociferously cheered him.

Amongst those who accompanied the Grand Master were:-

Sir James Murray 1871  Lord James Murray.

Colonel Dardy Griffith  Major General Darby Griffith C B.

John Whyte Melville Past Grand Master.

Major Hope of Luffness P.G.M, for Haddingtonshire;

Bro William Mann Senior Grand Warden; and William Officer Junior Grand Deacon, John Lawrie, G Clerk; M MacKenzie, Chief Grand Marshall and W.M.Bryce Grand Tyler.

 

The Right Worshipful Masters present were as follows:

Mary Chapel-1  Bro Abbott Mary's Chapel Lodge No 1.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Barrie Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Bro Hudson Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Bro Field Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8.

alt  Bro Dr Fraser St David's Lodge No 36.

alt  Bro Dr Loth St Andrew's Lodge No 48.

St Stephens No 145  Bro Thornson St Stephen's Lodge No 145.

349 Lodge St Clair No 349  Bro Henry St Clair's Lodge No 349.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Bro Douglas Rifle Lodge No 405.

 429 St Kentigern Lodge  Bro Captain Allen St Kentigern and Rosslyn No 429.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Earl of Rosslyn  The Grand Master having taken the Chair rose and said: Right Worshipful Sir knowing as I do you manage your Office in a thoroughly proper manner allow me to hand you back the mallet your symbol of Office which you wield with so much credit.

RWM Bro Kinnear then took the Chair.


The Brethren having partaken of Cake, Fruit and Wine.

The RWM rose and proposed the Toasts of the Holy Lodge of St John, the Queen and the Prince and Princess of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family.

The next Toast was to the Army, Navy and Reserve Forces. Reply by Major General H Derby Griffith C.B.

United Grand Lodge of England  Grand Lodge of Ireland  Toast of the Grand Lodges of England and Ireland. Reply by Bro Dr Burton for Grand Lodge of England and Bro McCormick for Grand Lodge of Ireland.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Earl of Rosslyn  Toast of the Grand Lodge of Scotland and the Earl of Rosslyn, W.G.M.M. Reply by the MWG Master to the Toast of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.


Toast of the Past Grand Masters and Office Bearers of the Grand Lodge. Reply by Bro J Whyte Melville to Toast of Past Grand Masters and Grand Office Bearers.


Toast of Prosperity to the Celtic Lodge and the health of the RWM.


Song by Bro Wormald Composed for the occasion by Bro MacLagan. Words and Tune as above.


Reply by RWM Bro Kinnear to the Toast of Prosperity to the Celtic Lodge.


Toast of the Provincial Grand Masters. Reply by Bro Hope to Toast of Provincial Grand Masters and Toast to the Past Master and Office Bearers of the Celtic Lodge. Reply by Bro Hay to the Toast of Past Masters.

 

Toast of the Countess of Roslyn and the Ladies.

Departure of the Grand Master Mason and Grand Office Bearers.

Toast of Freemasons All over the World. Proposed by Bro Councillor Warmold.

Toast of the RWMs of the Metropolitan Lodges. Reply by Bro Abbott RWM of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

 

Toast of the Visiting Brethren from a Distance and Health of Bro Alexander Stewart PM and the First initiated Member of the Celtic Lodge.

The Toasts having been drunk with great cordiality.

The Last Toast of the evening was the RWM who proposed "Happy to meet sorry to part and happy to meet again" after which the Lodge was called from refreshment to Labour and duly closed at High X11.

This is part of a 21 page Report which you can see the full report in the Minute Book of 28th November 1871. Short version by Bro W JR Boland PM Lodge Historian.

 

30th November 1871

Festival of St Andrew. The RWM Bro Kinnear and a large number of the Brethren, were present of the Festival of St Andrew in Freemason's Hall.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Earl of Rosslyn  The Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason the Earl of Rosslyn presided. The RWM Bro Kinnear, in responding to the Toast of the Celtic Lodge he sincerely thanked the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason and Grand Officer Bearers for having honoured the Lodge with their presence at the Banquet in celebration of the Jubilee on Tuesday last.


A very happy evening was spent and the Brethren dispersed at High X11.

 

1st December 1871

Bro Wemyss and Bro Livingstone were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

 

5th December 1871

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Bro Alexander Greenlees an Insurance Agent 1 Saint Vincent Street Edinburgh a Master Mason of St Peter Galston Lodge No 331 was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Bro James Stuart Craigie a Merchant 79 Leith Street Edinburgh also a Master Mason of Caledonian Lodge No 392 was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge.

alt  Bro T K McLintock a Bunbury Lieutenant 2nd Dragoons (Scots Greys) a Master Mason of 12th Lancers Lodge No 179 Ireland was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge.

alt  Mr J M H Kennedy a Lieutenant aged 27 of the 2nd Dragoons, was entered Apprentice Mason.

alt  Mr John Liddle a Quarter Master aged 38 of the 2nd Dragoons, was entered Apprentice Mason.

alt  Mr C W Neale a Riding Master aged 30 of the 2nd Dragoons, was entered Apprentice Mason.

93rd Regiment of Foot  Mr Bronislas Jazdowski assistant Surgeon 93rd Sutherland Highlanders aged 32 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Colonel Dardy Griffith  Bro Major General H Darby Griffith a Master Mason of Lodge Cork No 1 Ireland was made a full Member of the Celtic Lodge. Major General Griffith took the usual obligation then returned thanks for the Honour conferred upon him. The Lodge was closed at High X11.

Foot Note.

It is proper here to record that immediately after the Lodge was closed the newly affiliated and initiated Members of the Lodge together with a great many of the Celtic Brethren remained in the Lodge Room to partake of refreshments when several Toasts were proposed and responded to and some excellent Songs were also Sang. The conviviality was kept up till nigh X11.


12th December 1871

This evening was for the Nominations of the RWM and Office Bearers for the ensuing year 1871 - 1872, they were recommended by the committee and unanimously nominated. and forwarded to the Installation date of 27th December 1871. Deputation to Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by the RWM and supporting the RWM were 14 of the Brethren.


The RWM Bro Kinnear was made an Honorary Member of  Marys Chapel by the RWM Bro Abbott who conferred this great Honour on Bro Kinnear he then returned thanks to the RWM and Brethren of Marys Chapel. The Brethren after spending a happy evening retired.

 

15th December 1871

Mr David Nimmo, Junior an engraver of 3 East Register Street Edinburgh aged 25 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Robert Dick an Agent Piershill aged 24 was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

20th December 1871

Brothers Kennedy, Jazdowski, Neale and Liddell were passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

Note.

Sir Molyneux  Hyde Nepean 3rd Bt form the Nat Portrait Gallery  The Lodge was visited by Bro Sir Molymeux Nepean Bart who after the Lodge was closed and on replying to the Toast of his health which had been drunk, gave some interesting incidents which had come under his notice showing the benefits of Freemasonry. The Photo can be found in the National Portrait Gallery.

 

27th December 1871

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A large number of the Brethren met in the interim Lodge Room in Bro Dejays Hotel 100 Princes Street Edinburgh, to celebrate the Festival of St John the Evangelist and Install Bro David Kinnear as RWM and his Office Bearers for the ensuing year 1871 - 1872.

 

The Lodge was opened in Due Form by RWM Bro Kay. The RWM elect was conducted in the usual manner and took his Oath, and was placed in the Chair he then expressed his sense of honour conferred on him. Bro Kinnear hoped that the prestige of the Celtic Lodge would be undiminished under his reign.

 

The RWM then read the list of the proposed Office Bearers for 1871 - 1872, list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother David Kinnear

 

IPM

Brother H R Kay

DM

Brother J D Wormald

SM

Brother James Hamilton Inches

WSW

Brother Andrew Sheppard

WJW

Brother Alexander Mason

 

Secretary

Brother James Walker

 

Treasurer

Brother Alexander Hay

 

Senior Deacon

Brother Matthew Brown

 

Junior Deacon

Brother Archibald Jameson

 

Chaplain

Brother David Nimmo

 

Poet Laureate

Brother F W Bridgman

 

Steward

Brother Calixre Dejay

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother Andrew Scott

 

Standard Bearer 2

Brother Donald MacKay

 

Physician

Brother Dr Coghill

 

Architect

Brother Thomas Brown Wemyss

 

Inner Guard

Brother James Henderson

 

Committee

 

 

Brother William Hislop

 

Brother George Cotton

 

Brother Sorties Georgiades

Brother Patrick Cowan

Brother George Glen

 

Brother Thomas J Mortimer

 

Brother Daniel Mc Lean 

 

Deputations were sent to visit the Sister Lodges as follows:-

Mary Chapel-1  Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Wormald DM.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro Wormald DM.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Wormald DM.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro Inches SM.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by Bro Inches SM.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Sheppard SW.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro Sheppard SW.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Sheppard SW.

alt  St Andrew's Lodge No 48 headed by Bro Kay PM.

Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Kay PM.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Kay PM.

 

Deputation were received as follows:-

alt  St Andrew's Lodge No 48 headed by Bro MacKersy.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by Bro D K Barrie.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate headed by Bro W B Lee.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Allthorpe DM.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Dr Turnbull.

St Stephens No 145St Stephen's Lodge No 145 headed by Bro Hawley DM.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro Cramond SM.

112 Lodge St John No 112 Musselbrugh  St John's Fisherrow Lodge No 112 headed by bro Mackenzie RWM.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36.

Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Sir Molyneix Nepean Bart.

Portobello Lodge 226  Portobello Lodge No 226 headed by Bro Fraser.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Davidson.

Mary Chapel-1  Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Dr Mc Cowan.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Archibald Young.


The Usual Loyal Masonic Toasts were given and received along with the health's of the visiting RWMs and Brethren.


The Deputations sent to visit the Sister Lodges returned in the following order:-

1st The one headed by Bro Inches SM.

2nd The one headed by Bro Kay PM.

3rd The one headed by Bro Sheppard SW.

4th The one Headed by Bro Wormald DM.

They all reported that they were well received and on their return to the Celtic Lodge to take the warm and fraternal greeting to the RWM and Brethren of the Celtic Lodge. The Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

 

2nd February 1872

Mr James J Marr of No 5 Brandon Street Edinburgh aged 29 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Richard Davidson a Clark of 2 Wellington Place Leith aged 24 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Fredrick Mortimer aged 21 was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

Bro George B Thomson of Athole Lodge No 413 was affiliated an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge Bro Thomson returned thanks to the Brethren as he was about to return to India.

 

Deputations were announced from the following Sister Lodges:-

Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by RWM Bro Alexander Henry.

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro W J C Abbott.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by RWM Bro Christie.

 

The usual Loyal Masonic Toasts and the health's of All the Brethren were give and received. The lodge closed at High X11.

 

7th February 1872

Bro Davidson, Mortimer, and Nimmo were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

 

27th February 1872

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Deputation to Defensive Band Lodge No 151 they were well received, and after spending a pleasant evening the Deputation retired. 

 

1st March 1872

Mr Louis Conrad Jockel 56 Queen Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice Mason.

Portobello Lodge 226Deputation from Portobello Lodge No 226 headed by RWM Bro Harrison was well recieved. After the usual Loyal Masonic Toasts the Lodge was closed.

 

14th March 1872

Journeyman Masons No 8  Deputation to Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 headed by RWM Bro Kinnear they were received a hearty welcome and after spending a pleasant evening they retired.

 

15th March 1872

Bro Dick and Bro Jockel were passed and then raised Master Masons.

 

25th March 1872

Lodge St Clair No 349  Deputation to St Clair's Lodge No 349 when they were well received a hearty welcome and after spending a pleasant evening they retired.

 

28th March 1872

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Deputation to Caledonian Lodge No 392 when they were well received a hearty welcome and after spending a pleasant evening they retired.


5th April 1872

Mr James Wright aged 31 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Thomas Graham aged 31 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Samuel Nutt aged 38 was entered Apprentice Mason.


The Bro Secretary read the Minutes of last Month and they were approved.

Grand Lodge of Scotland CrestThe Secretary then read a Circular from the Grand Clerk together with the Grand Master's motion, which is to be discussed at the next quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge, thereto annexed.

The motion is as follows:-

That all Lodges holding of this Grand Lodge shall pass a Bye-Law exacting from each of their Members an annual payment as a test of Membership.

That this payment in no case be less that 2d per Month or 2/- per annum, and that this sum be collected quarterly by the Treasurer of each Lodge, and paid over by him, with a detailed List of Members contributing, to the Provincial Grand Secretary, who will remit the same to Grand Lodge. Should the test of Membership imposed by an individual Lodge exceed the sum specified, the balance may be appropriated by the Lodge itself, and from and after the passing of this Bye-Law, only those members who have contributed their test of Membership can have power to vote or take part in any business of the Lodge.


On the motion of Bro Hay Treasurer, seconded by Bro Hislop it was unanimously agreed that the instructions of next Monthly meeting should be taken on said motion and that a special circular should be printed and sent to the Members intimating to that effect.


RWM Bro Kinnear stated that the intended heading a Deputation on Tuesday first to:-

Mary Chapel-1  Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

Portobello Lodge 226  Thursday the 18th January to the Portobello Lodge No 226 when requested the Members to be so good as to support him.


Deputations from the following Sister Lodges were announced:-

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by RWM Bro Scott.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 headed by JW Bro Aitken.

St Stephens No 145St Stephens Lodge No 145 headed by RWM Bro Brown.

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by RWM Bro Johnson.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by RWM Bro Hendrie.


The usual Loyal Toasts and the Healths of the Brethren were given and received. The Lodge was closed at High X11.


1st May 1872

Mr William Fernie a Civil Engineer, Bengal aged 26 was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Mr William Henry Francis a Master Mariner Exeter Devon aged 30 was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.


Bros Graham, Wright and Nutt were all passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Masons.

The Lodge was closed at High X11.


3rd May 1872

Mr John Raeburn a Brewer in Edinburgh aged 42 was entered Apprentice Mason.


The Bro Secretary read the motion of the Grand Master which is to be discussed at the quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge on Monday first( a copy of the motion appears in the Minutes of last monthly meeting engrossed in the minute book at pages 386, 387, 388.)


After remarks from a number of the Brethren present Bro Wormald DM, moved the adoption of the recommendation of the Committee that the RWM and the Wardens vote for the Most Worshipful Grand Master's motion on Monday first. Bro Thomson LTPM, seconded the motion which was unanimously agreed to. The Lodge was then closed in due form.

 

10th May 1872

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

 

18th June 1872

Mr Lorenzo Mohovich aged 27 a Master Mariner was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Balbino Soto aged 28 a Master Mariner was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Pietro G Ragusin aged 35 a Master Mariner was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Antonio Torres aged 27 a Master Mariner was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

24th June 1872

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Deputation to Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by SM Bro Inches, this was the occasion of the celebrating the Festival of St John.

 

25th June 1872

Mr Bryan Charles Walker a Student of Medicine Edinburgh aged 22 was entered Apprentice Mason then passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bros Walker, Mohovich, Soto, Ragusin and Torres were all passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Masons.

 

2nd July 1872

Mr John Edward Abrams a Gentleman aged 25 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr William Henry Walker a Gentleman aged 22 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Samuel John Lark a Master Mariner aged 33 was entered Apprentice Mason.

The Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

9th July 1972

Bros Proctor and Lark were passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Masons.

 

12th July 1872

Mr John Leith Wemyss an Engineer Granton aged 24 was entered Apprentice Mason then passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

12th August 1872

The Lodge was duly opened by Brother Kinnear RWM.

When petition were presented on behalf of Thomas Russell, Merchant Murfree and Peshawar East Indies age 35 yrs craving to be initiated into the Mysteries of Freemasonry.

And being well recommended was Initiated into the entered Apprentice Degree the lodge was advanced when Brother Abrams’s and Brother Walker who had served some time as Apprentices and Brother Russell who was about to return to India were passed to the fellow Craft Degree.

The lodge was further advanced when these 3 brethren were raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason after which the lodge was closed at High XII.


14th August 1872

Mr Lorenzo Todaro a Master Mariner was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Giovanni S Cossovich a Master Mariner was entered Apprentice Mason.

The Lodge was closed at High X11.


26th August 1872

alt  Brother Kinnear RWM and Brothers the Rev A E Shand – Sheppard - Hislop – Glen – Patterson and Sibbald formed a Deputation.

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  The Celtic Brethren were present today at Dystart at the Consecration of the Lodge St Clair Dystart No 520 on the Roll of Grand Lodge.

There was a large turnout of Brethren in the Province after being marshalled near the Railway station they proceeded to Dystart House.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  The residence of the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason where in a splendid hall the Lodge St Clair was duly Consecrated by Brother J White-Melville Past Grand Master for Fife and Kinross Shires

The procession was then reformed and proceeded to a School Room where a Banquet presided over by RWM of the New Consecrated Lodge St Clair took place the deputation however found that with the overwhelming amount of brethren that attended the consecration that they had to move to a nearby Hotel.

Where the brethren were provided with ample provisions. The Celtic deputation thereafter returned home very much pleased at having spent so a delightful day the weather being exceptionally fine.

Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart  Affiliation on the Right Worshipful Depute Grand Master Mason Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart Bart the RWM and the brethren were honoured to be present.


4th October 1872

The Bro Secretary read and confirmed the Minutes of the last meeting and the Brethren approved same.

157 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Bro George Hudson a Past Master of Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 was on the motion of RWM Bro Kinnear, made an Honorary Member.


Thereafter Bro Hudson was duly obligated and returned thanks for the Honour conferred upon him.


The Lodge was called from Labour to refreshment when RWM Bro Kinnear proposed successively the Toasts of The Holy Lodge of St John. The Queen and the Patron H.R.H the Prince of Wales. Which were cordially responded to.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Deputation from Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by RWM Bro Schopp.

The Toasts of the three Grand Lodges and the three Masters of the Army, Navy and Volunteers along with Bro Schopp and the visiting Brethren. Replies were given in respect to the RWM and Brethren of the Celtic Lodge.

 

Among other visiting Brethren present were:-

Bro General Docherty.

Mary Chapel-1  RWM Bro Abbott of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

alt  RWM Bro Christie of St David's Lodge No 36.

PM Bro Donaldson Lodge No 428 Cosmopolitan (Far East) formed 7th March 1864 Zetland Hall Hong Kong.


Several other Toasts having been proposed and responded to the Lodge was called from refreshment to Labour, when RWM Bro Kinnear stated that he would head a Deputation to:-

 Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 on Tuesday first on the occasion of a visit by the:-

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason and his Office Bearers to that Lodge and he trusted a large number of the Celtic Brethren would support him. The Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

9th October 1872

alt  alt  42nd Highlanders  RWM Bro Kinnear and Bros Kay, Sheppard, Hislop, Sergeant Major MacKay of Scots Greys, Sergeant Kelly 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch) MacLean, Walker and D MacLean were present to-day at the Laying of the Memorial Stone of the Watt Institution and School of Arts Edinburgh by:-

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Earl of Rosslyn  The Most Worshipful Grand Master the Earl of Rosslyn. There was a large turnout of the Brethren, estimated at 1,100 and some from a far distance.

The procession proceeded from Charlotte Square to the site where the of Stone was to be laid and very successfully.

alt  The Celts, came in for a large share of public notice owing to the splendid appearance of their Clothing, which a Lady correspondent of the Scotsman describes in that paper on the following day as Demonstratively Notional, and also owing to the Deputation being led by Sergeant Major MacKay and Sergeant Kelly.

 

The ceremony of laying the Memorial Stone was most successfully performed by:-

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Earl of Rosslyn  The Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason.

 

The secretary has deposited amongst the other records of the Lodge, a copy of the Scotsman of the succeeding to-day containing a full report of the proceedings.


1st November 1872

Bro James McLaren was entered on 3rd June 1859 was passed to the fellow Craft Degree and in consequence of Bro McLaren having been nominated to a position in the Grand Lodge to which he could not be elected unless he was a Master Mason it was unanimously resolved to confer on him the third Degree.

 

The Lodge was therefore further advanced when Bro McLaren was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. The Lodge was closed at high X11.


13th November 1872

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Deputation to Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by RWM Bro Kinnear,

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  alt  When the RWM of Canongate Kilwinning was pleased to confer Honorary Affiliation on our RWM Bro Kinnear.


15th November 1872

Mr John Swinton Murray of Kimmerghame Dunse aged 22 was entered and passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.


22nd November 1872

Mr James Grindlay Bremner a Saddler, Queenstown Shout Africa aged 51 was duly entered Apprentice Mason.


29th November 1872

A Lodge of Instruction. Thereafter the Lodge was opened in due form by the RWM when a Petition for:-

Union Club Edinburgh  Mr Georges Borot New Club Edinburgh aged 32 was entered Apprentice Mason.


2nd December 1872

Celebration of the Festival of St Andrew.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Deputation to Grand Lodge Masonic Hall:-

Earl of Rosslyn  The Most Worshipful Grand Master the Earl of Rosslyn Presiding. A very fine pleasant evening was spent and during the course thereof a Bust of the Past Grand Master the Earl of Dalhousie was unveiled.


6th December 1872

The Minutes of the last Monthly Meeting were read and approved. The Motion adopted at last Quarterly Communication. Another motion was tabled to raise Fees of admission to --- forwarded to the Annual Meeting of Committee fixed that a Sub-committee appointed to check the Lodge inventory of Property.Mary Chapel-1  RWM Bro W J C Abbott of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 was affiliated an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.


RWM Bro Henry of St Clair Lodge No 349 was affiliated an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.


9th December 1872

The Sub-committee reported on the inventory of the Lodge Property.

The Committee then proceeded to recommend the RWM and Office Bearers for the ensuing year Bro J D Wormald was nominated for RWM and the Office Bearers were also proposed and forwarded to the date of the Installation on the 27th December 1872.


16th December 1872

Bro John Swinton Murray was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.


19th December 1872

Mr Henry Davidson a Manufacturer from Dundee aged 30 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Thomas Birrell Diorama Proprietor aged 45 was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Mr James Hicks a Musician aged 40 was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

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

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Bro Anatole Marcelin Lachau Hotel Keeper George Street Edinburgh a Master Mason of Caledonian Lodge No 392 was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge and duly obligated on payment of fee.

 

20th December 1872

Mr Robert Baillie a Dentist 92 High Street Dalkeith aged 25 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Albert John Coleman Ship Steward Cross Keys Hotel Dalkeith aged 26 was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

27th December 1872

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A large number of the Brethren met in the interim Lodge Room in Bro Degays Hotel 100 Princes Street Edinburgh, to celebrate the Festival of St John the Evangelist and Install Bro J D Wormald as RWM and his Office Bearers for the ensuing year 1872 - 1873.

 

The Lodge was opened in Due Form by RWM Bro Kinnear. The RWM elect was conducted in the usual manner and took his Oath, and was placed in the Chair he then expressed his sense of honour conferred on him. Bro Kinnear hoped that the prestige of the Celtic Lodge would be undiminished under his reign.

 

The RWM then read the list of the proposed Office Bearers for 1872 - 1873, list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother J D Wormald

IPM

Brother David Kinnear

DM

LTPM

Brother James Hamilton Inches

Brother Christopher Thomson

SM

Brother George Cotton

WSW

Brother Arthur Livingstone

WJW

Brother Archibald Jameson

 

Secretary

Brother James Walker

 

Treasurer

Brother Alexander Hay

 

Senior Deacon

Brother George G Russell

 

Junior Deacon

Brother James Henderson

 

Chaplain

Brother David Nimmo

 

Poet Laureate

Brother F W Bridgman

Steward

Brother Calixre Dejay

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother Andrew Scott

 

Standard Bearer 2

Brother Donald MacKay

 

Physician

Brother Dr Walker

Architect

Jeweller

Brother Thomas Brown Wemyss

Brother James Hamilton

Inner Guard

Tyler

Brother David Nimmo Junior

Brother Daniel McLean 

Committee

 

 

Brother William Hislop

 

Brother Andrew Sheppard

 

Brother Sorties Georgiades

Brother George McLean

Brother George Glen

 

Brother Henry R Kay

 

Brother George Campbell

 

Deputations were sent to visit the Sister Lodges as follows:-

Mary Chapel-1  Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Thomson LTPM.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro Thomson LTP 

St Stephens No 145St Stephen's Lodge No 145 headed by Bro Thomson LTPM.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro Russell SD.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by Bro Russell SD.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Sheppard SW.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro Sheppard SW.

alt  St Andrew's Lodge No 48 headed by Bro Inches DM.

Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Inches DM.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Inches DM.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Inches DM.

 

Deputation were received as follows:-

Mary Chapel-1  Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Mann PM.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by Bro Chantelle SM.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro Caron.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Baillie.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro Milne PM.

112 Lodge St John No 112 Musselbrugh  St John Fisherrow Lodge No 112 headed by RWM Bro Mackenzie.

St Stephens No 145St Stephen's Lodge No 145 headed by Bro Drummond.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro Palmer PM.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Archibald Young

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by Bro Lundy.

 Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Cowie.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Bro Masterton.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Alpthorpe DM.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  St Kentigern Lodge No 429 headed by Bro Hall.

 

 The Usual Loyal Masonic Toasts were given and received along with the healths of the visiting RWMs and Brethren.

The Deputations returned and gave reports that they were well received.

 

Bro Kinnear PM proposed a vote of thanks to RWM Bro Wormald for the admirable manner he had conducted the duties of the Chair during the evening which was unanimously agreed to, after which the Lodge closed at High X11.

 

8th January 1873

Mr Magnus White aged 32 was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Mr Richard Brown aged 31 was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bro Davidson was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

10th January 1873

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation was received from Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Muirhead. After the usual Loyal Toasts the Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

14th January 1873

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation to Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Wormald.

 

16th January 1873

Bro Baillie and Coleman were passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Masons.

 

24th January 1873

429 St Kentigern Lodge  Deputation to St Kentigern Lodge No 429 Penicuik to celebrate the Festival of St John.

 

4th February 1873

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation to Marys Chapel No 1 headed by RWM Bro Wormald and it being the evening on which a Special Meeting of that Lodge was held for conferring Honorary Affiliation on the:-

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart Bart  Right Worshipful Depute Grand Master Mason, Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart Bart, and to which the RWM was involved to be present with a Deputation.

 

7th January 1873

Bro Robert Giffen a Banker from Lasswade a Master mason of Argyll Dunoon Lodge No 335 was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge and took the usual obligation on payment of his Fee.

 

Mr John MacDonald a Chemist 12 West Newington Edinburgh aged 34 was entered apprentice Mason.

alt  Mr Edward Penketh Grounds a Sergeant Major Scots Greys aged 39 was entered apprentice Mason.

Mr David Grant a Commercial Traveller 24 Gardiners Crescent Edinburgh aged 32 was entered apprentice Mason.

 

The Motion, tabled at last Monthly Meeting by Bro Kinnear PM to raise the fees of admission to £3-3/- was unanimously carried.

 

A Sub-committee was appointed to consider as to having a Grand Ball and to make arrangements.


Deputations were received from the following Sister Lodges:-

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Anderson.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge 405 headed by RWM Bro Ford.

112 Lodge St John No 112 Musselbrugh  St John's Fisherrow Lodge No 112 headed by RWM Bro Mackenzie.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by RWM Bro Swanson.

The usual Loyal Toasts and the healths of the Deputations and their respective leaders the RWM and Wardens were duly proposed and responded to.


After a very pleasant evening had been spent the Lodge was recalled to Labour and closed in due form at High X11.

 

21st February 1873

Bros MacDonald and Grounds were passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

 

4th March 1873

Portobello Lodge 226  Deputation from Portobello Lodge No 226 the prosperity to the Portobello Lodge coupled with the health of Bro Harrison, also the health of Bro Inches DM the RWM, the PM and Wardens after which the Lodge closed at High X11.

 

25th March 1873

Mr Walker Lorne Robert Campbell a Sheep Farmer from New Zealand aged 26 was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason.

Mr William MacBean Rankine a Captain in Forfar and Kincardine Militia of No 9 Roseberry Crescent Edinburgh aged 24 was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason.

Mr Benjamin Clark Baker a Master Mariner aged 31 was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason.

Mr James Henderson, Stevedore of No 3 Citadel Street Leith aged 28 was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. The Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

4th April 1873

Minutes since 14th March approved of.

Motion to agree to alterations on Bye Laws adopted.

Estimates for Printing Bye Laws remitted to RWM and Secretary.

 

15th April 1873

Mr William Clark a Master Mariner aged 32 was entered Apprentice mason.

 

15th April 1873

alt  Deputation to St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro Inches DM.

17th April 1873

Portobello Lodge 226Deputation to Portobello Lodge No 226 headed by RWM Bro Wormald accompanied by 8 of the Brethren

 

And in conjunction with the following Lodges:-

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8.

Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair Lodge No 349.

alt  Portobello Lodge 226  The RWM Bro Wormald had the Honour of being affiliated an Honorary Member of Portobello Lodge No 226.

 

22nd April 1873

Mr Richard Troy a Steward aged 32 was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bros Clark and Henderson were passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

alt  This was the last meeting at which our Brethren of the Scots Greys could be present owing to their departure on an early day for Aldershot the Lodge was called from Labour to refreshment.


Deputations were received from the following Sister Lodges:-

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Bro Haddow.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Trafalgar Lodge 223 headed by RWM Bro Scott.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by RWM Bro Laing.

 

The usual Loyal Toasts were given and received coupled by the Deputations, The Gallant Scots Greys,

93rd Regiment of FootThe 93rd Highlanders. With replied by Bro Adjutant Wilson, 93rd Highlanders Bro Sergeant White.

 

After several excellent songs sung, and in short a very pleasant evening had been spent the Lodge was closed in proper form at High X11.

6th June 1873

alt  Grang Lodge above  The intimation of the Death of Bro Alexander Stewart 1st Candidate to be initiated in to the Celtic Lodge 291 on the 22nd May 1821 was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason, Bro Alexander was a Spirit Dealer 188 Cowgate and a respectable Highlander of the Clan Stewart. Bro Alexander Stewart worked his way around the various Offices and in the ensuing year 1829-1830 and 31 was honoured by the Celtic Brethren and was installed as RWM. Learned of the Death of one who had, in his younger days and in the younger days of the Lodge

 

Bro Alexander Stewart Died on the 6th June 1873 at the advanced age of 81 years on the motion of the RWM the Bro Secretary was instructed to record the circumstance and the great regret with which the Brethren of the Lodge and the very corner stone of why Freemasonry in the Celtic Lodge exists. The Brethren stood in silence as a mark of respect.


27th June 1873

Mr Alexander Wright Grant SSC 5 Antigua Street Edinburgh aged 35 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Henrik Cornelius Moolman a Gentleman Farmer 27 Rankeillor Street Edinburgh aged 21 was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

11th July 1873

Both Bros Grant and Moolman were passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

 

1st August 1873

Mr John Todhuntei Master Mariner aged 33 was entered on the 8th August 1873 was passed and raised.

Mr Richard Eggbeer Roberts Master Mariner aged 33 was entered on the 8th August 1873 was passed and raised.

 

12th September 1873

Mr William Grant Master Mariner aged 33 presently residing at 24 Gardner's Crescent Edinburgh was entered on the 24th September 1873 was passed and raised.

 

3rd October 1873

The Lodge was opened in proper form by RWM Bro Wormald, present were the following:-

St Stephens No 145  RWM Bro Brown St Stephen's Lodge No 145.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  RWM Bro Ford Rifle Lodge 405.

United Grand Lodge of England  Bro Moody PM from the Great City Lodge No 1426 London on the Grand Lodge of England.

alt  Grang Lodge above  The intimation of the Death of Bro Alexander Stewart 1st Candidate to be initiated in to the Celtic Lodge 291 on the 22nd May 1821 was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason, Bro Alexander was a Spirit Dealer 188 Cowgate and a respectable Highlander of the Clan Stewart. Bro Alexander Stewart worked his way around the various Offices and in the ensuing year 1829-1830 and 31 was honoured by the Celtic Brethren and was Installed as RWM. They learned of the Death of one who had, in his younger days and in the younger days of the Lodge

 

Bro Alexander Stewart Died on the 6th June 1873 at the advanced age of 81 years on the motion of the RWM the Bro Secretary was instructed to record the circumstance and the great regret with which the Brethren of the Lodge and the very corner stone of why Freemasonry in the Celtic Lodge exists. The Brethren stood in silence as a mark of respect.


Resolution to grant patronage of Lodge in conjunction with the other Lodges in the district, at Bro W O'Neill's Benefit at the Royal Princess's Theatre on the 3rd inst.

 

Presentation of a Harmonium, Bro Sheppard Senior Warden of the Lodge last year, then rose and stated that a short time ago he had purchased the Harmonium which had for a short period been used in the service of the Parish Church of Cramond, the instrument was used in the Lodge Room, that he had now great pleasure in presenting the same to the Lodge.

 

RWM Bro Wormald accepted the same on behalf of the Lodge and thanked Bro Sheppard for his handsome gift.

 

Remitted to the Committee to procure a Silver Plate for the Harmonium. The Lodge was closed at High X11.


9th October 1873

Bro David Murray Master Mariner aged 30 entered in Sincerity Lodge No 174 London, on 31st December 1872 and passed in the Temperance Lodge in the East on 29th January 1873 was affiliated in to the Celtic Lodge 291, a petition was presented on behalf of Bro Murray craving to be raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.


The petition was sustained and the Lodge was further advanced Bro Murray had the Third Degree conferred upon him.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Bro Vittorio Giovanni Ressieh a Master Mason of the Canongate and L L and Canogate Lodge No 5 was affiliated an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.


20th October 1873

Mr James Waugh a Boatswain's Mate at the Royal Navel Barracks Sheerness aged 28 was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Mr Robert Foggo a Fish Salesman 21 St John's Hill Edinburgh 29 was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.


31st October 1873

Theatre Royal 1830 - 1859  Mr John Henry Barns a Comedian at Theatre Royal Edinburgh aged 23 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Robert Walkerston a Hotel Keeper Dalkeith aged 26 was entered Apprentice Mason.


5th November 1873

Mr John Oliver Ferns Western Hill North Road Durham aged 21, at present 41 Howe Street was entered and passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bros Barns and Walkerton were passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.


7th November 1873

As previously arranged the Members to the number of 30 met at 5.30 O'clock Dined together Bro Sheppard being the Guest of the Lodge.

At 8 O'clock the Lodge was opened in proper form by RWM Bro Wormald. The Minutes of the last and Special Meeting were read and approved.


The RWM requested the Brethren of the Lodge who were present at Bro W O'Neill's Benefit at the Royal Princess's Theatre- which had been postponed to the 14th current to meet in the Iona Hotel Nicolson Street Edinburgh on the evening at 7 O'clock when the Tyler was directed to be present with the Clothing.

 

The usual loyal toasts were given and received, coupled by the Name of Bro Sheppard.

112 Lodge St John No 112 Musselbrugh  Bro Murdoch McKenzie RWM of St John's Fisherrow Lodge No 112 was affiliated an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Bro Henry Manns residing at No 17 Gladstone Place Edinburgh a Master Mason of Caledonian Lodge No 392, was affiliated an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

They both took the usual obligation and were welcomed by the Brethren.

 

10th November 1873

Mr Nicolo Dodero a Master Mariner aged 22 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Giuseppe Pietro Ansaldo a Master Mariner aged 28 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Angelo Gnecco a Master Mariner was entered Apprentice Mason.

St Stephens No 145Deputation to St Stephens Lodge No 145 headed by Bro Inches DM along with several Brethren and the newly entered Apprentice Mason's.

 

13th November 1873

Mr Angelo Vernengo a Master Mariner aged 30 was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bros Dodero, Ansaldo and Gnecco were passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Masons.

 

14th November 1873

Theatre Royal 1830 - 1859  Bro McNeill's Benefit. The Brethren to the number of 13 headed by RWM Bro Wormald were present at the Royal Princess's Theatre. The Principal part of the evening's entertainment was "Much Ado about nothing" Which was agreed on all hands was exceedingly creditably performed. Bro Mc Neill delivered in the course of the evening a Poetic address to his Patron, and was presented by:-

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Bro Laing RWM of Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 on behalf of himself and the other Masonic friends with a handsome Gold Masonic Jewel.

 

In short the evening's entertainment was highly enjoyed by all the Brethren present and they were much gratified to find the Theatre so well filled in every part.


28th November 1873

Bro John Ferens-Oliver was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation to Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Wormald.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Earl of Rosslyn  The Most Worshipful Grand Master, the Earl of Rosslyn.

The Most Worshopful Grand Master-Nominated:-

Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart  Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart Bart and several Grand Office Bearers were present.

A very pleasant evening was spent.


1st December 1873

Deputation headed by RWM Bro Wormald and as usual a large number of the Brethren were present at this Celebration of St Andrew's Festival which was held in the Masonic Hall.

Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart  Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart, Bart the newly elected Most Worshipful Grand Master occupied the Chair and the evening was spent with the usual harmony.

 

5th December 1873

Mr Fillipo Felugo a Master Mariner aged 32 was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

11th December 1873

Bros Felugo and Cruickshank were passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons. The Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

15th December 1873

This evening was for the Nomination of RWM and Office Bearers, for the ensuing year RWM Bro J D Wormald was recommended and the other Office Bearers were recommended on block and forwarded to the date of Installation. The celebration of the Festival of St John should be held in Bro Dejay's Hotel as usual. The Lodge was closed at High X11.


27th December 1873

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A large number of the Brethren met in the interim Lodge Room in Bro Dejays Hotel 100 Princes Street Edinburgh, to celebrate the Festival of St John the Evangelist and Install Bro J D Wormald as RWM and his Office Bearers for the ensuing year 1873 - 1874.

 

The Lodge was opened in Due Form by RWM Bro Kinnear. The RWM elect Bro J D Wormald was conducted in the usual manner and took his Oath, and was placed in the Chair he then expressed his sense of honour conferred on him. Bro Kinnear hoped that the prestige of the Celtic Lodge would be undiminished under his reign.

 

The RWM then read the list of the proposed Office Bearers for 1873 - 1874, list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother J D Wormald

IPM

Brother David Kinnear

DM

LTPM

Brother James Hamilton Inches

Brother Christopher Thomson

SM

Brother Arthur Livingston

WSW

Brother George Russell

WJW

Brother Bryan C Walker

 

Secretary

Brother James Walker

 

Treasurer

Brother Alexander Hay

 

Senior Deacon

Brother James Henderson (Annville)

 

Junior Deacon

Brother David Nimmo Junior

 

Chaplain

Brother David Nimmo

 

Poet Laureate

Brother F W Bridgman

Steward

Brother Calixre Dejay

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother Andrew Scott

 

Standard Bearer 2

Brother Donald MacKay

 

Physician

Brother Louis C Jockel

Architect

Jeweller

Brother Thomas Brown Wemyss

Brother James Hamilton

Inner Guard

Tyler

Brother Donald McKay(Late Scots Greys)

Brother Daniel McLean 

Committee

 

 

Brother William Hislop

 

Brother Andrew Sheppard

 

Brother Sorties Georgiades

Brother George McLean

Brother George Glen

 

Brother Archibald Jameson

 

Brother George Cotton

Brother George Campbell

 

The Brethren then then proceeded to the Dining Hall where ample justice was done to an excellent dinner provided by the Steward of the Lodge Bro Dejay.

 

The following Loyal Toasts, which were received with the usual Honours.

1 Holy Lodge of St John.

2 The Queen and the Craft.

3 The Patron of the Grand Lodge of Scotland HRH, the Prince of Wales, and the Princes of Wales.

4 The Duke of Edinburgh, and the other Members of the Royal Family.

5 The Grand Lodges of England, Ireland and Scotland and their respective MW Grand Masters.

6 Army, Navy and Reserve Forces, coupled with the Name of Bro John Coghill.

7 The Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of the City of Edinburgh, coupled with the Name of Baillie Howden.

The Toasts were returned with the usual Masonic style.


Deputations were sent to visit the Sister Lodges as follows:-

Mary Chapel-1  Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro George Cotton SM.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro George Cotton SM.

St Stephens No 145  St Stephen's Lodge No 145 headed by Bro George Cotton SM.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro G G Russell SD.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by Bro G G Russell SD.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Sheppard SW.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro Sheppard SW.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Sheppard SW.

97 Lodge St James Operative 97  St James Operative Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Inches DM.

  Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Inches DM.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Inches DM.

 

Deputation were received as follows:-

Mary Chapel-1  Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Hall.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro Kelly.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Davidson Chaplain.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Cairns SW.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro Milne PM.

St Stephens No 145St Stephen's Lodge No 145 headed by Bro Stanislaw SM.

 Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro Jackson.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro A D McNeill.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by Bro Lundy.

 Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Henry PM.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Anderson GS.

97 Lodge St James Operative 97  St James Operative Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Garson.

 

The RWM proposed the Toasts of prosperity to the respective Lodges were given and received along with the healths of the visiting RWMs and Brethren.

 

The Deputations returned and gave reports that they were well received.

 

Bro Kinnear PM proposed a vote of thanks to RWM Bro Wormald for the admirable manner he had conducted the duties of the Chair during the evening which was unanimously agreed to, after which the Lodge closed at High X11.


9th January 1874

The Lodge was opened by Bro Alexander Hay PM in the Apprentice Degree and thereafter raised to the Fellow Craft and Masters Degrees when Brothers:-

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  John Lawrie Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Scotland,

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  RWM of Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate No 5 and

75 Lodge Dunbar Castle Lodge No 75  David Valance RWM of Dunbar Castle Lodge No 75 presented themselves for installation as Right Worshipful Masters, A Board of Installed Masters consisting of Brothers:-

Journeyman Masons No 8  William Barton PM of Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8,

altDavid Kinnear PM of St Andrew's Lodge No 48.

altAlexander Hay PM Celtic Lodge No 291 was opened the two above named Brethren took the usual obligation and were duly instructed in the Secrets appertaining to the Degree of Installed Master and received their Diploma of such form the:-

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Grand Lodge of Scotland. Thereafter the Lodge was duly closed at High X11.

 

3rd February 1874

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Deputation to Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Russell SW and Three of the Brethren, also visiting on this occasion was the:-

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart  Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason, Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart Baronet and hic Grand Office Bearers.

 

10th February 1874

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Deputation to Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro Kinnear PM and accompanied by 4 of the Brethren.

 

11th February 1874

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Deputation to Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by Bro Kinnear PM and accompanied by 3 of the Brethren.

 

17th February 1874

altDeputation to St David's Lodge No 36 headed by RWM Bro Wormald and accompanied by 3 of the Brethren.

 

2nd March 1874

altDeputation to St Luke's Lodge No 44 headed by Bro Kinnear PM and accompanied by 2 of the Brethren.

 

6th March 1874

The Minutes of the last Monthly Meeting were read and approved, and of the Deputations to Sister Lodges.

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation was received from Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Officer PM.

Later that evening RWM Bro Baillie Muirhead of that Lodge arrived and was received with all Honours.

 

9th March 1874

St Stephens No 145  Deputation to St Stephens Lodge No 145 headed by RWM Bro Wormald accompanied by 4 of the Brethren. RWM Bro Wormald had the Honour of being affiliated a Member of that Lodge.

 

10th March 1874

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation to Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Wormald accompanied by 3 of the Brethren.

Before retiring RWM Bro Baillie Muirhead of Marys Chapel Lodge proposed:-

alt  RWM Bro Wormald as an Honorary Member, the proposition was agreed to and Bro Wormald was requested to be present at the next Monthly Meeting when the Honour would be conferred upon him.

 

12th March 1874

Mr Enrico Campobello an Artist aged 26 was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bro Campobello real Name was Henry McLean Martin a Scots Baritone Married Clarice Sinco 2nd May 1874 London, both who worked alongside many well-known Operatic Singers of that time and Toured all over the World, and some of Bro Enrico's roles in Emir he sang and performed Saladin in 1874. Maurevet Huguenots in 1874. Count Arnheim Governor of Pressburg 1877. Count Almaviva in the Marriage of Figaro. His good Lady Clarice performed in the first Magic Flute as Paganini an Old Woman. They also staged their Own Opera's and worked with Bro Colonel James Henry Mapleson Impresario's Italian Opera.

James Henry Mapleson  Mr James Henry Mapleson Italian Operatic Manager aged 42 was entered passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.


Bro James was also known as Colonel Mapleson an English Impresario and leading figure and instrumental in the development of Opera Production and help creating the careers of many Operatic Singers.

Bro Mapleson studied as a Singer and Violinist at the Royal Academy of Music in London and New York City, he also served in the Army.


Bro Mapleson organized a Tour of the British provinces with his Concert Company that included Operatic Singers such as Henriette Sontag, Luigi Lablache and Pianist Sigismund Thalberg. In 1850 he led a Concert company which included Mezzo-soprano Pauline Viardot he wrote as a Music critic for the Atlas.


Bro Mapleson travelled to Italy to study and in 1854 he sang in Verona under the Name of Enrico Mariani, returning to London in 1854, he gave concerts but soon developed vocal difficulty requiring an operation that destroyed his voice.


In 1856 he founded the First Musical Agency in London and produced the first adaptation of Michael William Balfe's The Bohemian Girl in London.

At a convivial Harmony after the Meeting the above Bro Campobello sang Two Operatic and for which he has earned such a high reputation, to the very great gratification of all the Brethren present. He was excellently accompanied on the new Harmonium by Bro Bridgeman Poet Laureate. 

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 30, Number 4, 6 April 1888 GRAND MUSICAL FESTIVAL. Local Celebrated Artists Instrumental in scenes from Operas. SIGNOR ENRICO CAMPOBELLO, Late of Her Majesty's Theatre, London.


23rd March 1874

349 Lodge St Clair No 349  Deputation to St Clair Lodge No 349 headed by RWM Bro Wormald accompanied by 3 Brethren, RWM had the Honour of being affiliated a Member of that Lodge.


3rd April 1874

The Minutes were read and approved. The following Deputations were received in due form:-

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  St Clair Lodge No 349 headed by RWM Bro Sim.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by Bro Buchanan.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by RWM Bro Sinclair.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Edinburgh Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by RWM Bro Borland.

The usual Loyal Toasts were proposed and responded to and a very happy evening was spent. The Lodge was closed at High X11.


14th April 1874

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation to Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Wormald accompanied by 5 Brethren, RWM had the Honour of being affiliated an Honorary Member of that Lodge.

 

1st May 1874

Bro A D O'Neill, Lessee of the Royal Princess's Theatre Edinburgh a Master Mason of St Nicholas Lodge

103 Lodge Union and Crown Glasgow No 103  No 93 was on the Motion of the PM affiliated a Member, without payment of any Fee. Bro O'Neill was duly obligated and returned thanks for the Honour conferred on him.

20th May 1874

St Mary’s Cathedral Foundation Stone laid for Cathedral Church of St Mary, in front of a crowd of 6,000. Watched this wonderful Display of Masonic tridition in the laying of Foundation Stones.

29th May 1874                                                                                                                                                  Mr Jules Cossart a Cook New Club Edinburgh aged 21 was entered Apprentice Mason.

12th June 1874                                                                                                                                                 Mr Even Thomas a Chemist 37 George Street Edinburgh aged 35 was entered Apprentice Mason.

24th June 1874

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Deputation to Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by Bro Kinnear PM and 2 Brethren, on the occasion of the celebration, by that Lodge of the Festival of St John.

10th August 1874                                                                                                                                             Mr James Motion a Watchmaker from Singapore aged 29 was entered Apprentice Mason.

4th September 1874                                                                                                                                      Bros Cossart, Thomas and Motion were passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

11th September 1874                                                                                                                                       Mr Robert Bathgate a Blacksmith aged 30 was entered Apprentice Mason.                                                 

Mr Richard Leon Trimble an Engineer aged 22 was entered Apprentice Mason. Both of them residing at No 66 Lower Viewcraig Row Edinburgh.

2nd October 1874                                                                                                                                    

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  RWM Bro Laing of Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 on the motion of RWM Bro Wormald was affiliate an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge, he took the usual obligation and returned thanks for the Honour conferred upon him.

9th October 1874                                                                                                                                              Mr Alexander Robertson a Builder 2 Kerr Street Edinburgh aged 34 was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.                                                                                                                 Mr Thomas Hunter Menzies a Draper 13 East Preston Street Edinburgh was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.                                                                                                         Bros Bathgate and Trimble were passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Masons.

12th October 1874                                                                                                                                                        

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Funeral Grand Lodge In memory of:-

Grang Lodge above  Grang Lodge above  The Right Hon: - The Earl of Dalhousie KYGCB RWPast Grand Master and the Right Hon: - Lord James Charles Plantagenet Murray RW Depute Grand Master.

Brother Wormald and a large number of the Celtic brethren were present at the above which was held in the music hall.

The Freemasons Hall being too small to accommodate the large number of brethren who were present from the provinces.

Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart  Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart Bart Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason occupied the Chair.

The Rev VG faithful MA and REV Dr Grey Joint Grand Chaplains pronounced the orations.

The Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason also addressed the ceremony, which was most impressive.

After the service the Celtic Lodge returned to their Lodge.

16th October 1874                                                                                                                                            Mr Charles Lancaster Ramsden a Wool Merchant 2 Coats Crescent Edinburgh aged 31 was entered Apprentice Mason.                                                                                                                                            Mr Andrew Gillman a Parliamentary Solicitor aged 31 3 Poet's Corner Westminster aged 40 was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.                                                                      Mr William Henderson a Butler 10 Montague Street Edinburgh aged 26 was entered Apprentice Mason.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Bro Charles Fitzgerald Matier a Master Mason of St Clair's Lodge No 349 residing at Ducie Place Higher Broughton Manchester in consideration of his services to the Lodge to-night and on previous occasions.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart  RWM Bro Wormald then informed the Brethren he had met the MWGMM Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart and quite casually in the course of the conversation requested that the MWGM visit the Celtic Lodge at his convenience. The MWGM at once kindly agreed to this and at this time it was left quite open.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Then he received a letter from Bro Lawrie Grand Secretary, stating that the visit would take place on 1st December 1874. The Brethren were highly pleased with the manner in which the RWM had arranged the visit.

30th October 1874                                                                                                                                            Mr William Liddle Macintyre a Merchant of West Claremont Street Edinburgh aged 24 was entered Apprentice Mason.                                                                                                                                           

6th November 1874                                                                                                                                          Mr Angus Bell an Engineer from Switzerland aged 20 was entered Apprentice Mason.                                                                                  

103 Lodge Union and Crown Glasgow No 103  Bro Zachariah Buce Feurtado an Architect of 5 Hope Street Edinburgh aged 19 was entered in Glenlyon Lodge No 346 Jamaica 11-15 McGregor Square Kingston 5 Jamaica West Indies on 19th January 1874, was affiliated and passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. A little of the History of the Glenlyon Lodge 346.

103 Lodge Union and Crown Glasgow No 103  1845 The Glenlyon Lodge No. 417 was chartered on the 1st December 1845, later renumbered 346. The Lodge was named after the then, 67th Grand Master Mason, George Augustus, Lord Glenlyon, the 6th Duke of Athole, who occupied the Chair, (1843-1864), the longest reigning Grand Master Mason. All the founders were members of the Royal Lodge, now 207 E.C. This is the oldest surviving Scottish Lodge in Jamaica, and along with the Royal Lodge No 207 E.C., which is the oldest surviving English Lodge, both these Lodges are working well. The Glenlyon Lodge has the oldest Royal Arch Chapter outside of Scotland named after it, the Royal Arch Chapter having been chartered in 1846, one year after the Lodge was chartered. Twenty-five years ago on the 17th December 1971, the Lodge & Council and Cryptic Council attached to the Royal Arch Chapter were also chartered and were later consecrated on the 21st June 1972.                                                                                                                                                                       Bros Feurtado, Ramsden, Henderson, Macintyre and Bell were passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Masons.

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation from Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Baillie Muirhead was well received, the usual Loyal Masonic Toasts were given and received. The next Monthly meeting was fixed to take Place on Tuesday instead of Friday of the 1st December 1874, the former night being the visit of the MWGMM to the Lodge.

The RWM intimated that Bro McNeill of the Royal Princess Theatre's Benefit was to take place on Wednesday 20th and he asked that any of the Brethren wishing to attend to give their names to the Bro Secretary, so he can make the necessary arrangements.

Mary Chapel-1  The RWM Bro Baillie Muirhead of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 was on the motion of the RWM Bro Wormald was made an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge and welcomed by the Brethren.

10th November 1874                                                                                                                                       Bro Hay informed the Brethren that:-

James Henry Mapleson   Bro Mapleson of the Royal Italian Opera, who became a Member of the Celtic Lodge in March 1874 was again in Town and expressed his wish to be present at a Meeting of the Lodge, along with several other Members of the Opera Company, previous to them leaving next week.  Bro Hay after considerable conversation with Bro Mapleson informed him that he would lay the matter before the RWM and Committee and endeavour to hold a Special meeting of the Lodge on the first Friday to Bro Mapleson-Which was the night most suitable.

The Committee after due deliberation agreed to hold a meeting on the fist Friday at 8.30 PM. The Brethren to appear in full Masonic Costume.

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation to Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Wormald accompanied by 7 of the Brethren.

13th November 1874                                                                                The Lodge was opened in due form by RWM Bro Wormald. There was a very large assemblage of the Brethren including Bro Mapleson, Bro Cowan and Perkin of the Royal Italian Opera.

103 Lodge Union and Crown Glasgow No 103  Bro Archibald Currie, 10 Wellington Leith a Master Mason of Canongate and L Land Canongate Lodge No 5 was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge and took his obligation. The Lodge was called from Labour to refreshment when numerous Toasts were proposed and responded to.

James Henry Mapleson  The evening's entertainment was greatly enlivened by several songs and airs on the Pianoforte from the Brethren of Bro Mapleson, Bro Cowan and Perkin from the Royal Italian Opera Company. Which were given by them in their usual splendid style. The Lodge was called to Labour and closed in due form.

20th November 1874                                                                            RWM Bro Wormald and a large number of the Brethren were present at the Royal Princess' Theatre, at the above, which was a great success.

27th November 1874                                                                                 Mr Egerton Eustace Morais Medical Student 3 Rutland Square Edinburgh aged 21 was entered Apprentice Mason.                                                 Mr James Leopold Clunie Medical Student 3 Rutland Square Edinburgh aged 21 was entered Apprentice Mason. The Lodge was closed in due form.

30th November 1874

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Deputation headed by RWM Bro Wormald and several of the Brethren to the Festival of St Andrew at the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart  Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart Bart, who had been re-elected Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason of Scotland occupied the Chair. The evening was spent with the usual Harmony.

1st December 1874                                                                                

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  This was the Visitation from the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

The Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason of Scotland:-

Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart  Sir Michael Robert Shaw StewartBart and his Grand Office Bearers on the occasion of their visit to the Celtic Lodge Edinburgh and Leith No 291. The Grand Master was received by the RWM Bro Wormald with the very expression of Loyalty and Honoured by their visit and a great Number of the Celtic Brethren were present.

Deputations from the following Sister Lodges were received:-

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Baillie Muirhead.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by RWM Bro Sinclair.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by RWM Bro Kennedy.

St Stephens No 145  St Stephens Lodge No 145 headed by RWM Bro Brown.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by RWM Bro Borland.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by RWM Bro Stephenson.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Apthorpe DM.

The usual Loyal Toasts and the Healths of all the Brethren were given and Received.

After the working the MWGMM expressed his gratitude and the spirit of the existing Loyalty of the Celtic Lodge and he also complimented the Lodge in their true Colourful Highland Dress.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  The Distinguished Brethren withdrew highly pleased with the reception form the Celtic Lodge. All who were present signed the Minute Book.

A full 7 Page report of the proceeding can be seen in the Minute Book of 1868-1st December 1874. 

14th December 1874                                                                                                                                     Bros Morais and Clunie were passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

The nominations of RWM and Office Bearers as recommended by the Committee were forwarded to the Date of Installation on the 28th December 1874.

27th December 1874

Waverley illustration by J pettie 1893 

A large number of the Brethren met in the interim Lodge Room in Bro Dejays Hotel 100 Princes Street Edinburgh, to celebrate the Festival of St John the Evangelist and Install Bro J D Wormald as RWM and his Office Bearers for the ensuing year 1874 - 1875.

The Lodge was opened in Due Form by RWM Bro Kinnear. The RWM elect Bro J D Wormald was conducted in the usual manner and took his Oath, and was placed in the Chair he then expressed his sense of honour conferred on him. Bro Kinnear hoped that the prestige of the Celtic Lodge would be undiminished under his reign.

The RWM then read the list of the proposed Office Bearers for 1874 - 1875, list as follows:-

RWM

Brother J D Wormald

IPM

Brother David Kinnear

DM

LTPM

Brother George McLean

Brother Christopher Thomson

SM

Brother George Cotton

WSW

Brother George Russell

WJW

Brother J Henderson (Annville)

 

Secretary

Brother James Walker

 

Treasurer

Brother Alexander Hay

 

Senior Deacon

Brother Donald McKay

 

Junior Deacon

Brother David Nimmo Junior

 

Chaplain

Brother David Nimmo

 

Poet Laureate

Brother F W Bridgman

Steward

Brother Calixre Dejay

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother Thomas H Menzies

 

Standard Bearer 2

Brother Donald MacKay (Late Scots Greys)

 

Physician

Brother Louis C Jockel

Architect

Jeweller

Brother Thomas Brown Wemyss

Brother James Hamilton

Inner Guard

Tyler

Brother Alexander Robertson

Brother Daniel McLean 

Committee

 

 

Brother William Hislop

 

Brother Andrew Sheppard

 

Brother Sorties Georgiades

Brother George McLean

Brother George Glen

 

Brother Archibald Jameson

 

Brother James H Inches

Brother Richard Gravett

 

Trustees Brothers David Kinnear PM, Alexander Hay PM, George Cotton.

The Brethren then then proceeded to the Dining Hall where ample justice was done to an excellent dinner provided by the Steward of the Lodge Bro Dejay.

The following Loyal Toasts, which were received with the usual Honours.

1 Holy Lodge of St John.

2 The Queen and the Craft.

3 The Patron of the Grand Lodge of Scotland HRH, the Prince of Wales, and the Princes of Wales.

4 The Duke of Edinburgh, and the other Members of the Royal Family.

5 The Grand Lodges of England, Ireland and Scotland and their respective MW Grand Masters.

6 Army, Navy and Reserve Forces, coupled with the Name of Bro John Coghill.

7 The Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of the City of Edinburgh, coupled with the Name of Baillie Howden.

The Toasts were returned with the usual Masonic style.

Deputations were sent to visit the Sister Lodges as follows:-

Mary Chapel-1  Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro James H Inches.
alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro James H Inches.

St Stephens No 145  St Stephen's Lodge No 145 headed by Bro James H Inches.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro G G Russell SD.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by Bro G G Russell SD.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Robert Baillie.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro Robert Baillie.

 Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Robert Baillie.

97 Lodge St James Operative 97  St James Operative Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Robert Baillie.

Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro William Hislop.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Bro Robert Baillie.

 405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Robert Baillie.

Deputation were received as follows:-

Mary Chapel-1  Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Mann.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2 Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by RWM Bro Schopp

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro Ralston.

 Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Davidson Chaplain.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro Milne PM.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Cairns SW.

97 Lodge St James Operative 97  St James Operative Lodge No 97 headed by Bro D Turnbull PM.

 

112 Lodge St John No 112 Musselbrugh  St John's Fisherrow Lodge No 112 headed by Bro Case.

 

St Stephens No 145St Stephen's Lodge No 145 headed by Bro Linton.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro Cramond.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro James Craig.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by Bro Lamb Treasurer.

 

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Haddow.

 

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Anderson GS.

 

429 St Kentigern Lodge  St Kentigern and Rosslyn Lodge No 429 headed by RWM Bro Cameron.

 

The RWM proposed the Toasts of prosperity to the respective Lodges were given and received along with the healths of the visiting RWMs and Brethren.

 

The Deputations returned and gave reports that they were well received.

 Bro Kinnear PM proposed a vote of thanks to RWM Bro Wormald for the admirable manner he had conducted the duties of the Chair during the evening which was unanimously agreed to, after which the Lodge closed at High X11.

8th January 1875                                                                                                                                            Mr Cecil Morgan Hendriks a Medical Student 3 Rutland Square Edinburgh aged 19 was entered Apprentice Mason.

14th January 1875                                                                                                                                       Museum New East Wing of Museum of Science and Arts opened.

22nd January 1875                                                                                                                                        

429 St Kentigern Lodge  Deputation to St Kentgerns and Rosslyn Lodge No 429 headed by RWM Bro Wormald on the occasion of the installation of Sir George Clark Bart as RWM of that Lodge.

5th February 1875                                                                                                                                           

1st Kings Dragoon Guards  Mr Paul Mires Messman 1st Royal Scots Edinburgh Castle aged 48 was entered Apprentice Mason.

6th February 1875

Theatre Royal 1830 - 1859  Fire Theatre Royal Broughton Street burnt to the ground (again)

12th February 1875                                                                                                                                             

Glengyle House 2  Mr Robert Napier Macgregor, Glengyle, Callander aged 22 years was entered Apprentice Mason. 

Rob Roy  Brother Macgregor has a History of the Great Clan Macgregor back to Rob Roy himself.

When the Macgregors first occupied Glengyle is not clearly ascertained, but they were there in 1530 as tenants of the Buchan's, and in 1655 Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Macgregor (Rob Roy's father, was designed as "of Glengyle". He was the Ceann Tigh or head of the house of Clan Douill Chere or mouse coloured Dougal. Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Macgregor took a leading part in the affairs of the clan. Donald had taken an active part in the rising under the Earl of Glencairn in favour of King Charles in 1653, At one time he was a man of considerable means, and appears as lending or paying considerable sums of money. He frequently was accepted as cautioner or surety for executors of deceased clansmen, and figured in many of the transactions in which his young chief was concerned. Notwithstanding the part which he had taken in Glencairn's rising, General Monck authorised him to secure any of the name of Macgregor or other broken men and to send them prisoners to Perth, and in 1685 John, Earl of Athole, as Justice-General of Scotland, gave him a commission for uplifting all forfaltours and fines of fugitives from the Justiciary Court. Unfortunately his circumstances suffered a great eclipse, due to his loyalty to his Sovereign. On 24th August, 1689, he, along with the chiefs of several Highland clans, signed at Blair Athole, a Bond of Association, under which he undertook to raise one hundred men for King James. in a letter from the Earl of Crawford to Lord Melville that "the great robber Lieutenant Colonel Macgregor was taken by a party of my Lord Kenmuir's men and brought prisoner to Edinburgh". His rents had been sequestrated, and the Privy Council recommended the Lord Advocate to proceed against him for treason, having been in rebellion against King William and Queen Mary, and also for depredation, theft and robbery.

John Macgregor, eldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel Donald, was born about the year 1647, married in 1685, and dying young, left two sons and at least one daughter. His eldest son, Gregor was commonly called Gregor ghlun dubh, or of the black knee, was a child at the time of his father's death, and to him Rob Roy, who was a younger son of Lieutenant-Colonel Donald, and consequently Gregor's uncle, acted as his guardian.

Rob Roy wrote the following letter to the Earl of Breadalbane:- Part of a Letter.

Portnellan, Nover. 12th 1707 "My Lord, "I long to see your Lordship, and I presume to tell your Lordship that I have come of your Lordship's family and shall keep my dependency suitable to the same of which I told your Lordship, when I parted with your Lordship last and what I sayed to your Lordship or ever promised shall be kept while I live. My Nephew is to see your lordship, whom I hope will be capable to serve your Lordship and will do it though I were in my grave he is a young man so my Lord give him your advice he is Bigging his house and I hope your Lordship will give him a precept for the four trees your Lordship promised him the last time I was there I beg pardon for the subscriveing and I am, My Lord "Your Lordship's servant. "Rob Campbell."

Waverley illustration by J pettie 1893  The Macgregors were at Sheriffmuir under Rob Roy in the year 1715. "The Flying Post, of October 1st, 1715 records­ "Some days ago a party was ordered from Perth, another from Stirling, and a third from Glasgow towards the house and haunts of that notorious robber and rebel Robert Roy MacGregor According to the Scots Magazine, on June 7th 1746, a body of 700 men entered Balquhidder and proceeded to the Braes of Menteith, but not finding Glengyle and his party, they burnt his house, and all the houses in Craigroyston possessed by the Macgregors and carried the cattle to Crieff." Gregor Ghlun dubh, under the name James Graham of Glengyle was accepted by name from the Act of Pardon passed in the year 1747.

In the small burying ground a short distance to the west of Glengyle House there is a white marble slab in the north wall with the following inscription to Gregor ghlun dubh:-

John Macgregor served for some time in the West Kent Militia and married in 1816 Jane Isabella the daughter of Captain Daniel Macgregor who was the brother of John's first wife, and had three sons, James, John Daniel and Gregor.

Glengyle House 2  John Macgregor in 1855, owing to financial difficulties sold the estate to James Macgregor, proprietor of the Queen's Hotel, Glasgow, for 9675, and the commissioners of the Glasgow Corporation in 1918 purchased the estate from James MacGregor's daughter for rather less than half of that sum.

In the little burying ground near Glengyle House also rests the remains of Major General Sir Charles Metcalfe Macgregor K.C.B., who died at Cairo on February 5th 1887. He was the heir-male of Rob Roy, and during his last illness expressed his earnest desire to rest among his ancestors in this little graveyard. The interment took place with difficulty through drifted snow on March 11th in that year.

James Macgregor of the Queen's Hotel, who had purchased the estate in 1855, died in 1870, and his only son, Robert Napier Macgregor, in 1881, when the eldest daughter, Jemima, succeeded to the property. She married George Sheriff, who assumed the name MacGregor and died in 1895. Their only son was killed in action at Spion Kop on January 24, 1900, and it was from his mother that the Commissioners bought Glengyle in 1918, as mentioned above. James MacGregor, his son and grandson, are also interred in the little burying ground.

William Wordsworth, the poet, visited Glengyle in 1803 and was informed by a "well educated lady who lived at the head of the Lake, that Rob Roy's grave was near the head of Loch Katrine, in one of those small pinfold like burial-grounds, of neglected and desolate appearance, which the traveller meets with in the Highlands of Scotland, situated within a mile or less of her residence. And under this mistaken impression he composed the poem entitled "Rob Roy's Grave.

11th March 1875                                                                                                                                                                                   

Journeyman Masons No 8  Deputation to Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by RWM and a large number of the Brethren.

14th March 1875                                                                                                                                           Fire Southampton Theatre Nicolson Street gutted by fire.

19th March 1875                                                                                                                                                   Mr John Clark Main Chief Mate aged 26 was entered Apprentice Mason.                                                          Mr Edward John Main an Engineer aged 28 was entered Apprentice Mason.

24th March 1875                                                                                                                                                Both Brothers Main and Bro MacGgegor were passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

26th March 1875                                                                                                                                                   Mr William Thomas Best an Organist and Musical Composer aged 49 was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

2nd April 1875                                                                                                                                                       

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation from Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Roy.                                                      

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Deputation from Caledonian Lodge 392 headed by RWM Bro Swanson.

13th April 1875                                                                                                     

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation to Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Wormald accompanied by several of the Brethren.

23rd April 1875                                                                                                                                                      Mr Edward Walker Stickland New Club Superintendent aged 25 was entered Apprentice Mason.                  

Mr George Brough a Valet New Club was entered Apprentice Mason.

7th May 1875                                                                                                                                                        

Journeyman Masons No 8  Deputation from Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by RWM Bro Sinclair.

St James Operative 97  Deputation from St James Operative Lodge No 97 headed by RWM Bro Robert Gordon.

19th May 1875                                                                                                                                                     Bro Stickland and Bro Brough were passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

15th June 1875                                                                                                                                                       Deputation to Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by RWM Bro Wormald accompanied by several of the Brethren.

5thJuly1875

Gaiety Music Hall Opened. H.E. Moss started as the manager of his father's Lorne Music Hall in Greenock, Scotland, moving on to Edinburgh where he took over its Gaiety Music Hall in 1877 and renamed it Moss Theatre of Varieties. He bought a new site and opened his first Empire Theatre in 1892, designed by Frank Matcham. He was knighted in 1905 for his services to entertainment, the first variety impresario to be honoured this way. King George V commanded a public Royal Variety Performance to be held in the Edinburgh Empire in July 1911 as part of the Coronation celebrations that year. This would be the first such production in Britain, confirming the new respectability of Music Hall.


21st September 1875

Mr Samuel Smith Wells a Civil Engineer and Surveyor aged 25 1 Findhorn Place Edinburgh.


24th September 1875

Bro Wells was passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

 

1st October 1875

alt  Bro William Milne PM St David's Lodge No 36 was affiliated an Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge.

 

5th November 1875

The Bro Secretary read to the Meeting a Letter from RWM resigning the Office of Master. The Meeting accepting of the resignation expressed its deep regret at the loss of a Master who had discharged the duties of his Office in a manner so effective and alike creditable to himself and to the Lodge.

 

Instructed the Bro Secretary to intimate the acceptance of his resignation and to send an extract from the Minute of the motion of Bro Hay and considering the annual election so close at hand Bro Kinnear was unanimously appointed RWM with full powers.

 

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and approved.

Mr William Gray Bertram a Waiter aged 26 was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

26th November 1875

Mr John Rutherford Warren a Medical Student from Broughton Park Portobello aged 21 was entered Apprentice Mason.

1st Kings Dragoon Guards  Bro William Orton Band Master 1st Kings Dragoon Guards a Master Mason of Aldershot Camp Lodge No 1331 English Constitution was affiliated to the Celtic Lodge.

 

3rd December 1875

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation from Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Nightingale SM.

Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Greenway SW.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by RWM Bro Althorpe.

St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Turnbull PM.

A Most enjoyable evening was spent, after which the Lodge was closed at High X11.

 

10th December 1875

This was the evening for the Nominations of Office Bearers the list was properly recommended unanimously and passed to the Installation date of 27th December 1875.

Bros Bertram and Warren were passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

 

17th December 1875

Mr Thomas Melville a Baker aged 28 Forrest Road Edinburgh aged 24 was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

20th December 1875

The New Edinburgh Theatre forming part of the Edinburgh Theatre Winter Garden and Aquarium Company was opened in Castle Terrace in the Centre of Edinburgh.

 

24th December 1875

Mr Joseph Horatio Love a Gentleman aged 22 was entered passed then raised to thhe Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

 

27th December 1875

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A large number of the Brethren met in the interim Lodge Room in Bro Dejays Hotel 100 Princes Street Edinburgh, to celebrate the Festival of St John the Evangelist and Install Bro J D Wormald as RWM and his Office Bearers for the ensuing year 1875 - 1876.


The Lodge was opened in Due Form by Bro Hay Treasurer and Past Master, who declared all Offices vacant.

The RWM elect Bro J Dundas Grant was conducted in the usual manner and took his Oath, and was placed in the Chair he then expressed his sense of honour conferred on him. Bro Kinnear hoped that the prestige of the Celtic Lodge would be undiminished under his reign.

The RWM then read the list of the proposed Office Bearers for 1875 - 1876, list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother J Dundas Grant

IPM

Brother David Kinnear

DM

LTPM

Brother Dr Coghill

Brother Christopher Thomson

SM

Brother George Glen

WSW

Brother George Russell

WJW

Brother Thomas B Wemyss

 

Secretary

Brother James Walker

 

Treasurer

Brother Alexander Hay

 

Senior Deacon

Brother Donald McKay

 

Junior Deacon

Brother David Robert Baillie

 

Chaplain

Brother David Nimmo

 

Poet Laureate

Brother F W Bridgman

Steward

Brother Calixre Dejay

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother Thomas H Menzies

 

Standard Bearer 2

Brother Isaac McLean

 

Physician

Brother James L Clunie

Architect

Jeweller

Brother Alexander Robertson

Brother James Hamilton

Inner Guard

Tyler

Brother William Henderson

Brother Daniel McLean 

Committee

 

 

Brother William Hislop

 

Brother Andrew Sheppard

 

Brother Sorties Georgiades

Brother George McLean

Brother George Cotton

 

Brother Archibald Jameson

 

Brother C L Ramsden

 

Trustees Brothers David Kinnear PM, Alexander Hay PM, George Cotton.

The Brethren then then proceeded to the Dining Hall where ample justice was done to an excellent dinner provided by the Steward of the Lodge Bro Dejay.

 

The following Loyal Toasts, which were received with the usual Honours.


1 Holy Lodge of St John.


2 The Queen and the Craft.


3 The Patron of the Grand Lodge of Scotland HRH, the Prince of Wales, and the Princes of Wales.


4 The Duke of Edinburgh, and the other Members of the Royal Family.


5 The Grand Lodges of England, Ireland and Scotland and their respective MW Grand Masters.


6 Army, Navy and Reserve Forces, coupled with the Name of Bro John Coghill.


7 The Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of the City of Edinburgh, coupled with the Name of Baillie Howden.


The Toasts were returned with the usual Masonic style.


Deputations were sent to visit the Sister Lodges as follows:-

Mary Chapel-1  Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro MacKersy.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro MacKersy.

St Stephens No 145  St Stephen's Lodge No 145 headed by Bro MacKersy.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro Baillie JD.

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by Bro Inches Jeweller.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Inches Jeweller.

97 Lodge St James Operative 97  St James Operative Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Inches Jeweller.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Inches Jeweller.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro Wemyss JW.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Robert Baillie.

97 Lodge St James Operative 97  St James Operative Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Robert Baillie.

Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro William Hislop.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by Bro Robert Baillie.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Robert Baillie.

 

Deputation were received as follows:-

 Mary Chapel-1  Edinburgh Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by Bro Mann.

Conongate Kilwinning No 2 Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by RWM Bro Schopp

158 Lodge Beith St John Ayrshire  Canongate and L L and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by Bro Laird.

 Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by Bro Hendrie PM.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro Milne PM.

alt  St Andrew's Lodge No 48 headed by RWM Dr Carmichael.

97 Lodge St James Operative 97  St James Operative Lodge No 97 headed by Bro Wilson.

112 Lodge St John No 112 Musselbrugh  St John's Fisherrow Lodge No 112 headed by Bro Case.

St Stephens No 145St Stephen's Lodge No 145 headed by Bro Basset.

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by Bro West.

Roman Eagle Crest No 160  Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by Bro Wilkins.

Portobello Lodge 226  Portobello Lodge No 226 headed by Bro W Kyles.

 Lodge St Clair No 349  St Clair Lodge No 349 headed by Buttie PM.

 405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Lipman.

 

The RWM proposed the Toasts of prosperity to the respective Lodges were given and received along with the healths of the visiting RWMs and Brethren.

 

The Deputations returned and gave reports that they were well received.

Bro Hay PM proposed a vote of thanks to RWM Bro J Dundas Grant for the admirable manner he had conducted the duties of the Chair during the evening which was unanimously agreed to, after which the Lodge closed at High X11.

 

7th January 1876

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Bro John Fraser Howie a Master Mason of St Michael Lodge No 38 was affiliated Member of the Celtic Lodge. Bro Howe took the usual obligation.

 

14th January 1876

Bro Thomas Melville was passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Bro William Speedie a Master Mason of Mersey Lodge No 477 English Constitution was affiliated Member of the Celtic Lodge and took the usual obligation.


20th January 1876

alt  Deputation to St Andrews Lodge No 48 headed by RWM Bro Grant accompanied by 2 of the Brethren, on the occasion of their Annual Festival.


25th January 1876

 Mary Chapel-1  Deputation to Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Grant accompanied by 3 Brethren, on the occasion of their Anniversary and the Festival of Bro Robert Burns the Poet Laureate.

 

4th February 1876

Mr James Howie photographic Artist of 60 Princes Street Edinburgh aged 29 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr James MacBeth an Artist aged 28 of 28 Saxe Coburg Place Edinburgh was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr John Robertson Hotel Keeper aged 22 of 25 Hanover Street Edinburgh was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr George William Halpin aged 22 an Engineer of 22 Belsize Square London was entered Apprentice Mason.

alt  The Bro Secretary reported on behalf of the Committee appointed at last Monthly Meeting to consider as to the Lodge holding an Assembly this year that the Committee had considered the matter carefully and had arrived at the opinion that the Lodge could not at present get up an Assembly on its own account which would be a through success and do credit to the Lodge.

alt  The Committee however considered the Celtic that a successful Assembly could be held. The matter had accordingly been suggested to the Lodge St David's no 36 and that Lodge had very cordially taken up the proposal.

alt  altThe joint Committee of the Lodges had held Two Meetings and the Assembly had been fixed to take place in the Freemason's Hall on Thursday the 24th February 1876, which had been duly intimated to all the Brethren.

 

Deputations from the following Sister Lodges were received in due form:-

Mary Chapel-1  Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Shaw-Stewart.

Journeyman Masons No 8  Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by RWM Bro Davidson.

alt  St David's Lodge No 36 headed by RWM Bro Lieu Tracy.

97 Lodge St James Operative 97  St James Lodge No 97 headed by RWM Bro Gordon Councillor.


A most enjoyable evening was spent every one present being highly pleased with the vigorous manners in which Bro Kinnear conducted the duties of the Chair at this the first Meeting at which he was present since he met with the late severe accident. The Lodge was closed in due form at High X11.

 

11th February 1876

Bros Howe, MacBeth and Robertson were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.


15th February 1876

Bro MacBeth was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

alt  Deputation to St David's Lodge No 36 headed by Bro Secretary accompanied 4 of the Brethren.

 

19th February 1876

Mr Henry Stopford Tunnaad a Sub-Lieutenant in the 27th Inniskillings Edinburgh Castle aged 20 was entered Apprentice Mason.

 

24th February 1876

alt  alt  The Assembly in conjunction with St David's Lodge No 36 took place in Freemason's Hall on this evening, RWM Bro Grant was present and the Celts were largely represented.


The Assembly was decided success and all the arrangements were carried out to the entire satisfaction of all present. The Assembly was in conjunction with the efforts of St David's Lodge and the Celtic Lodge which both Lodges are to be congratulated. Dancing was kept up till an early hour on the following morning to the:-

1st Kings Dragoon Guards  Musical strains of the Band of the Kings Dragoon Guards under the leadership of Bro Orton.

The Mystic evening being over the Brethren and their good Lady Wife's and Sweethearts were wished a safe journey Home by both RWMs and the joint Committee and their respective Lodges.


1st March 1876

Bros Tunnaad, Halpin were passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Masons.

Bros Howe and Robertson were raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.


7th March 1876

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Deputation to Canongate and L L and Canongate headed by RWM Bro Grant accompanied by 7 Brethren, Bro Grant had the Honour of being affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge.


9th March 1876

Journeyman Masons No 8  Deputation to Journeymen Masons Lodge No 8 headed by RWM Bro Grant accompanied by 9 Brethren.


13th March 1876

97 Lodge St James Operative 97  Deputation to St Stephens Lodge No 145 headed by Bro Wemyss Junior Warden accompanied by 4 of the Brethren.


14th March 1876

1st Kings Dragoon Guards  Mr Henry Murphy Quarter Master in the Kings Dragoon Guards Piershill aged 46 was entered Apprentice Mason.

Mr Robert Graham Simpson a Merchant 21 Gillespie Crescent Edinburgh aged 44 was entered Apprentice Mason.


14th March 1876

Mary Chapel-1  Deputation to Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Grant accompanied by 17 of the Brethren.


21st March 1876

 405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Deputation to Rifle Lodge No 405 headed by Bro Kinnear Past Master accompanied by 7 of the Brethren.


23rd March 1876

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  Deputation to Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by RWM Bro Grant accompanied by 3 of the Brethren on the occasion of the RWM Bro Grant to receive the Honour of being an affiliated Member of the Caledonian Lodge.


27th March 1876

Lodge St Clair No 349  Deputation to St Clair's Lodge No 349 headed by Bro Russell Senior Warden accompanied by 4 of the Brethren.


28th March 1876


Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Deputation to Edinburgh Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by RWM Bro Grant accompanied 4 of the Brethren. The RWM had the Honour of being affiliated a Member of that Lodge.


29th March 1876

Bros Murphy and Simpson was passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. The Lodge was closed in due form.

 

31st March 1876

 

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Deputation to Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by Bro Russell Senior Warden accompanied by 4 of the Brethren.

 

3rd April 1876

 

580 Lodge St Leonard Loanhead and Lasswade No 580  Deputation to the Inauguration of St Leonards Lodge No 580 headed by RWM Bro Grant accompanied by 3 of the Brethren, on the occasion of the Inauguration of the New St Leonards Lodge No 580 Loanhead.

 

6th April 1876

 

97 Lodge St James Operative 97  Deputation to St James Lodge No 97 headed by RWM Bro Grant accompanied by 6 of the Brethren.

 

7th April 1876

 

Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  Deputation from Edinburgh Defensive Band Lodge No 151 headed by RWM Bro Beveridge was well received.

Bro Dr Taylor PM of Old Globe Lodge No 200 English Constitution Scarbro, and numerous other visiting Brethren were present. After a considerable time had been harmoniously spent at refreshment the Lodge was re-called to Labour and closed in due form.

 

5th May 1876

Conongate Kilwinning No 2  Deputation from Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by Bro Schopp.

alt  Deputation from St David's Lodge No 36 headed by RWM Bro Lieu Tracy.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Deputation from Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by RWM Bro Campbell.

PGL Peebles  Provincial Grand Master of Peebles and Selkirk Bro Henry Inglis of Torrance who was present at the Celtic Lodge received a hearty reception. After a most enjoyable evening had been spent the Lodge was recalled to Labour and closed in due form.

 

12th May 1876

alt  Deputation to the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Masonic Hall at Galashields. Headed by RWM Bro Grant accompanied by 6 of the Brethren, on the occasion of the above ceremony being performed by:-

PGL Peebles  Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Mason of Peebles and Selkirk.


22nd May 1876

alt  Deputation to the Laying of the Memorial Stone of the New Royal Blind Asylum Edinburgh headed by RWM Bro Grant accompanied by 10 of the Brethren, were present on the occasion of the above ceremony being performed by the:-

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart  Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason of Scotland Bro Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart Bart.

 

26th June 1876

 

Deputation to Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 headed by RWM Bro Grant accompanied by 3 of the Brethren, on the occasion of that Lodge celebrating the Festival of St John.

 

12th July 1876

1st Kings Dragoon Guards  Mr Philip Kelly a Riding Master Kings Dragoon Guards aged 31 was entered passed then raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.


6th October 1876

Treasurer Bro Hay stated that since they had last met together Bro

George Glen Senior Warden, had gone from amongst them and he now begged to make that the Secretary record in the Minutes an expression of Sympathy and regret with which the Brethren of the Lodge learned of the:-

Grang Lodge above  Death of one of our Members Brother George Glen, Bro George was an Upholsterer and initiated in to the Celtic Lodge on 21st November 1864, he was one who had creditability and filled so many Offices in the Lodge.

Bro Hay also moved that the Secretary forward a letter of condolence with an excerpt from this Minute to his good Lady Wife of our deceased Brother. Bro Kinnear PM seconded the motions which were unanimously agreed to.


17th October 1876

alt  Deputation to the Laying the Foundation Stone of the New Glasgow Post Office in Glasgow headed by Bro Russell Senior Warden accompanied by 7 of the Brethren on the occasion of the above by:-

HRH Prince of Wales 1876  HRH the Prince of Wales as patron of the Craft in Scotland. Brother Russell SW and Brothers: - John J Howie-James Howie-Neilson-Walker- and D McLean were present as a deputation.

At the above.

The weather proved very unfavourable but notwithstanding the members of the Craft stood fast in large numbers upwards of 7,000 brethren the ceremony was performed in a satisfactory manner with great Masonic tradition.

 

3rd November 1876

The Lodge was opened in due form by RWM Bro Grant. The Bro Secretary read the Minutes of the last Meeting and of the Deputation on the 17th ulto, they were approved by the Brethren.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart  The RWM read a Circular letter he had received from the Grand Secretary conveying the thanks of the MWGMM for the attendance of the Brethren at Glasgow on the 17th ulto. The Lodge was closed in due form.

 

4th November 1876

The Lodge was opened in due form by RWM J Dundas Grant.

James Henry Mapleson  Brothers:-McPherson- Clark (Sig Brocolini) and Wood of the Royal Italian Opera and a large number of the Celtic brethren were present.

A petition was presented on behalf of:-

Mr Henry Doig Carver and Gilder 90 George Street Edinburgh craving to be initiated in to the Mysteries of Freemasonry.

The petition being properly recommended he was duly entered in the Apprentice Degree.
 
During the evening, and the meeting was enchanted by several songs rendered by the Brethren of the Royal Italian Opera.
In their usual exquisite style several Members of the Celtic Lodge also rendered valuable service in adding harmony to the evening.


The lodge was called to labour when the motion of Brother J Dundas Grant RWM was seconded by Brother Kinnear PM-

USA Flag 1876Brother John Clark a Master Mason of Puritan Lodge 339 was unanimously affiliated Honorary 
Member of the Celtic Lodge.
USA Flag 1876  Brother William Wood a Master Mason of Citizens Lodge No 628 was unanimously affiliated Honorary Member of the Celtic Lodge. Both from New York United States of America were welcomed unanimously on there being affiliated Honorary Members of the Celtic Lodge.


In recognition of their valuable services at the present meeting these Brethren took the usual obligation returned thanks for the honour conferred on them.

The lodge was closed in due form at High XII.
30th November 1876.
Programme The Masonic Banquet. Freemasons Hall 87 George Street Edinburgh.
Thursday, the 30th November 1876. In Celebration of the Festival of St Andrew.
Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart  Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart, Bart Most Worshipful Master Mason of Scotland in the Chair.
The Grand Lodge having been opened at Five o’clock pm in the Lodge Room upstairs.
The Election will then be proceeded with at Six o’clock the Grand Officers will move down to the Great Hall, in the usual order.                                                                                                                                                                                                The Organ playing the Anthem.                                                                                                                                                            The Grand Master and his Office Bearers having taken their places all standing.                                                                     The Grand Chaplain will say Grace.                                                                                                                                                      The Banquet being finished, the Grand Master will proceed to open the Grand Lodge in the usual Manner.       Thereafter the Grand Lodge was called it to refreshment the usual Loyal Toasts were then proposed in the following order:-                                                                                                                                                                                               Number. Proposed by Reply By
1 “Holy Lodge of St John,” The Chair. In Silence.
2 “ The Queen,” The Chair.
The National Anthem with full Accompaniment.
3 “The Great Steward of Scotland, The Chair.
Patron of Grand Lodge,”
4 “The Princes of Wales, and Duke- The Chair.
Of Edinburgh, and the rest of the Royal Family,”
Organ Solo, by Brother Davidson, Grand Organist.
5 “The Navy, Army, and Reserve Forces,” The Chair. Senior Officer Navy Present.
Senior Officer Army Present.
Senior Officer Reserve Forces.
6 “The Craft and Freemasonry- The Chair. To Masons over the World.
A Glee or Song,
United Grand Lodge of England  “The Grand Lodge of England,” The Chair.
Grand Lodge of Ireland  “The Grand Lodge of Ireland,” The Chair.
Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart  “The Grand Master,” Past Grand Master. Sir Michael R Shaw Stewart, Bart.
Grand Bard’s Song, Sung by the Brethren on this evening of the Masonic Banquet.
As Follows:-                                                                                                                                                                                                    Come gather round the Cozy hearth, and Let us Chant a canty Lay,--For Scottish hearts ower a’ the earth, Are blythe upon St Andrew’s Day.
Since that gude Saint in days o’ yore, Led forth our sires in battle fray, and won for Scotland deathless gloir, A Scotsmen bless St Andrew’s Day. Come then, brither , join wi’ brither, Lilt and sing a blythe and gay; Linked in holy love thegither, Blessings on St Andrew’s Day.
In every clime, in every land, On every shore, on every sea, Far, far frae Scotland’s rugged strand, Are members of her millions three, Parts of her small, but matchless band, Men born the world to teach and sway, All bound together heart and hand, By Scotland and St Andrew’s Day,
Come then, brither , join wi’ brither, Lilt and sing a blythe and gay; Linked in holy love the gither, Blessings on St Andrew’s Day. And here within this regal hall, With dear St Andrew shrined on high, Well cherish deep the pledge we all Have made beneath yon radiant eye.
And may the holy star of love Light up our hearts with genial ray, And mason aye to mason prove True brother on St Andrew’s Day. Come then, brither , join wi’ brither, Lilt and sing a blythe and gay; Linked in holy love thegither, Blessings on St Andrew’s Day.
James Ballantine, Grand Bard.
10 “The Past Grand masters,” The Chair
11 “The Foreign Grand Masters,” Depute Grand Master, Senior Representative Present.
12 “The Depute Grand Master- Past Grand Master. Henry Inglis, Esq.
Henry Inglis Esq of Torrance,”
13 “Substitute Grand Master- Past Grand Master. Colonel Campbell.
Colonel Campbell, of Blythswood,”
14 “The Deputations from- The Chair. The Brother Heading the Deputations,
A Song after every Fine Lodges.
15 “Provincial Grand Lodges of- Senior Grand Warden. Senior Provincial Grand Master Present.
Scotland,”
16 “The Grand Wardens,” The Chair. The Right Hon Lord Rosehill,S G Warden.
17 “The Grand Treasurer- The Chair. Grand Treasurer, or Grand Secretary.
The Grand Secretary-
And Other Office Bearers of Grand Lodge,”
18 “Lady Octavia Shaw Stewart,” The Chair.
A Glee or Song.
19 “The Memory of Deceased- The Chair. In Silence.
Members during the past year,”
20 “The Memory of St Clair of Rosslyn,” The Chair. In Silence.
THE GRAND LODGE WILL THEN BE RECALLED TO LABOUR, AND CLOSED IN AMPLE FORM.


6th December 1876

Sub-committee appointed to check inventory of property. Allowance to Bro Secretary fixed. Bro Treasurers Accounts to be audited.

Presentation of Abstract of Accounts.

 

12th December 1876

Nomination of Office Bearers for the ensuing year 1876-1877 were proposed and seconded the forwarded to the Installation Date of 27th December 1876,

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

 

14th December 1876

112 Lodge St John No 112 Musselbrugh  Deputation to St John Fisherrow Lodge No 112 headed by Bro Russell Senior Warden accompanied by 3 of the Brethren, Bro Russell had the Honour of affiliation to that Lodge.

27th December 1876

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A large number of the Brethren met in the interim Lodge Room in Bro Dejays Hotel 100 Princes Street Edinburgh, to celebrate the Festival of St John the Evangelist and Install Bro J D Wormald as RWM and his Office Bearers for the ensuing year 1876 - 1877.

 

The Lodge was opened in Due Form by Bro Hay Treasurer and Past Master, who declared all Offices vacant.

 

The RWM elect Bro J Dundas Grant was conducted in the usual manner and took his Oath, and was placed in the Chair he then expressed his sense of honour conferred on him. Bro Kinnear hoped that the prestige of the Celtic Lodge would be undiminished under his reign.

The RWM then read the list of the proposed Office Bearers for 1875 - 1876, list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother J Dundas Grant

IPM

Brother David Kinnear

DM

LTPM

Brother H R Kay

Brother Sorties Georgiades

SM

Brother George G Russell

WSW

Brother Thomas B Wemyss

WJW

Brother Donald McKay

 

Secretary

Brother James Walker

 

Treasurer

Brother Alexander Hay

 

Senior Deacon

Brother Thomas H Menzies

 

Junior Deacon

Brother C L Ramsden

 

Chaplain

Brother Henry Doig

 

Poet Laureate

Brother F W Bridgman

Steward

Brother Charles Carey

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother Isaac MvLean

 

Standard Bearer 2

Brother Thomas Melville

 

Physician

Brother E E Morais

Architect

Jeweller

Brother Alexander Robertson

Brother James Hamilton Inches

Inner Guard

Tyler

Brother William Henderson

Brother Daniel McLean 

Committee

 

 

Brother William Hislop

 

Brother George Campbell

 

Brother Sorties Georgiades

Brother David Nimmo

Brother George Cotton

 

Brother Archibald Jameson

 

Brother R G Simpson

 

Trustees Brothers David Kinnear PM, Alexander Hay PM, George Cotton.

The Brethren then then proceeded to the Dining Hall where ample justice was done to an excellent dinner provided by the Steward of the Lodge Bro Isaac MacLean.

 

The following Loyal Toasts, which were received with the usual Honours.

 

1 Holy Lodge of St John.

2 The Queen and the Craft.

3 The Patron of the Grand Lodge of Scotland HRH, the Prince of Wales, and the Princes of Wales.

4 The R. H. the Princess of Wales, and the other Members of the Royal Family.

5 The Grand Lodges of England, Ireland and Scotland and their respective MW Grand Masters. H.R.H. the Prince of Wales; The Duke of Abercorn; and Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart, Bart.

6 Army, Navy and Reserve Forces, coupled with the Name of Captain Duncan.

 

The Toasts were returned with the usual Masonic style.

Deputations were sent to visit the Sister Lodges.

Mary Chapel-1 No 1.  Journeyman Masons No 8 No 8. alt No 36. By Bro Russell SM.

97 Lodge St James Operative 97 No 97. St Stephens No 145 No 145.  Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151 No 151.  Roman Eagle Crest No 160No 160. By Bro Wemyss. SW.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392 No 392. 405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405