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Honorary Member John Campbell Renton a Member of Parliment of the House of Commons a Member of Provincial Grand Lodge and Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 4th August 1848

  Candidate’s Name Brother John Campbell Renton, MP and  Grand Lodge


 Address Berwickshire and House of Commons London

 Other Offices of Provincial Grand Lodge Canongate Kilwining No  2

Honorary Member 4th August 1848

 RWM of the Celtic Thomas Swinburne 1848


On the Motion of Bro Murray and seconded by Bro Leon the following Nine were made Honorary Members of the Celtick Lodge, and took their Obligations:-


1. Bro John Campbell Renton of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, M.P. and Provincial Grand Master for Berwickshire. Berwickshire and House of Commons London.


2. Bro The Right Honourable Lord Viscount Ranelagh, an English Peer and also a Member of Several Lodges, of No 4 Park Place St James London.


3. Bro Colonel James McDonald of H.Msd Life Guards and a Member of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge, of Logan House Stranrar.


4. Bro Sir David Kinloch of Gilmerton, A Baron of Muerton.


5. Bro Charles Craigie Haskett, A Gentleman of Fortune of the New Club Edinburgh.


6. Bro Duncan Graham, A Gentleman of Fortune of the Graham's Castle Ardrosson.


7. Bro Cecil Dudgeon, an Officer in the 61st Regiment and of Lodge 84 Ireland of 10 Carlton Strand London.


8. Bro David Hunter A Gentleman of Fortune, of Blackness.


9. Bro Axil Dickson, A Gentleman of Sweeden and Member of St David's Lodge Edinburgh,Strangers' Club London.


Extract of Brother Renton's oration:-


I thank the noble Celts for the High Honor they have confered on me, and I do assure them that I have a great relish for Masonry because after the cares and fatigues of mu public services, it is a source of the higest pleasure to me to enjoy occosionally the characteristic social freedom and Benevolent feeling in a well conducted Lodge.


A change from the noisy turmoils of Parliamentary duties to the orderly harmonising circle of the disciples of Hiram, which I have occasionally experienced in my Provincial District in Berwickshire, har contributed to the good of my health, and at sametime served to tranquilize my mind. As a Mason I approve of Affiliations,such as I have just witness because they from closer ties to the Brotherhood, and by the Bye Laws of the Celtic Lodge handed to me by Brother Strathern,


I perceive that no individual of the Mystic Tye, however high his station may be, is eligible to hold any Office in this excellent Lodge unless he be first made a Member thereof. Hence the advantage of being Affiliated.


A variety of complimentary toasts followed in Honor of the Office Bearers. Brothers Donaldson and MacCormick charmed their admiring Brethren with some choice Songs and at last at the Mystical Hour of High Twelve the Lodge was duly closed, by DM James Robertson PM.


If Any one has other information on these Brethren Please contact Bro Bill Boland PM Treasurer and Lodge Historian. Last up Date, 27th 10 2012.