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Honorary Member Lord Glenlyon George Augustus Fredrick John Murray of the Grand Lodge of Scotland 11th January 1842

  Candidate’s Name George Augustus Frederick John Murray      2nd Lord Glenlyon 6th Duke of Athole

 DOB September 1814 - 16th January 1864 Scottish Peer and  Freemason

 Address Born at Great Cumberland Place, London,

 Proposed By Brother William Donaldson PM

 Seconded By Brother Brethren of the Celtic Lodge

 Other Offices of Grand Lodge of Scotland

 Honorary Member 11th January 1842

 RWM of the Celtic Brother Andrew Murray 1842

 On the 29th October 1839 Married Anne Home Drummond Duchess of Atholl between 1846 and 1864 and as The Dowager Duchess of Atholl between 1864 and 1897, was a Scottish courtier and close friend of Queen Victoria. The Duke and Duchess had one child, John Stewart-Murray, 7th Duke of Atholl.

Atholl Highlanders The 6th Duke resurrected the  Regiment in1839, The Duke was invested a Knight of the  Thistle in 1853.                                                                          The 77th Foot Regiment formed by the 4th Duke in 1777 was  a relief for other Regiments serving in North America and spent  most of their time in Ireland. After the Regiments 3 Years term  the marched to Portsmouth, the Regiment was to be shipped    out to the East Indies, On hearing this the men mutinied, The orders were overturned. The Regiment marched to Berwick and where disbanded in 1783. 50 Years later Lord Glenlyon resurrected the Regiment as the Atholl Highlanders.

The Highlanders are also mentioned in Queen Victoria's Highland Journals. The Celtic Lodge Has many stories of our brave Highland Regiments dressed in their finest Tartan. If you wish to add to this history please contact brother secretary or Brother Treasurer at the Celtic Lodge 291.Or leave a message in our guest book.      WJRB