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Member Alexander Stewart Spirit Merchant Master Mason First Candidate in the Celtic Lodge 22nd May 1821


Candidate’s Name Alexander Stewart     Spirit Merchant


 Address 188 Cowgate Edinburgh

 Proposed By RWM Brother John Ferney

 Seconded By

 First or Entered 22nd May 1821

 Second or Fellow Craft 22nd May 1821

 Third or Sublime Degree 22nd May 1821

Brother Alexander Stewart a respectable Highlander of the Stewart Clan.

Entered, Passed and Raised. Alexander Stewart, Spirit Merchant, 188 Cowgate a respectable Highlander of the Stewart Clan He was first candidate that petitioned for the honor of Initiation in the Lodge Celtic. The Lodge was closed in due form, the brethren retired to the harmony hall, the stewards had prepared refreshments and sandwiches, and in the best Scottish tradition a few glasses of the amber nectar Glenlivet Whisky and some bottles of wine generously supplied by our newly raised brother Alexander Stewart, in whose house on the 20th April 1821. The petitioners of the lodge Celtic held a meeting being actuated by a strong desire to promote the interests of Masonry in Scotland, and form what they trust is a powerful motion in the breast of every Scotsman to promote the wearing of the Tartan the native and Ancient Costume of our four fathers who spilled their blood so Scotland could be free. The Lodge Celtic incorporated in their Bye- Laws that all members be clothed in the Ancient Royal Tartan, at their own expense at a cost of between £40 to 50 Pounds Sterling, as it appears from their clothiers account. The Lodge Celtic was much admired for their colorful Scottish Highland Grab The minutes between 1821 – 1827 WJRB

Brother Alexander Stewart was seated in the Chair of Solomon RWM 1830-1831

 RWM of the Celtic Lodge 1830-1831

The House that Brother Alexande Stewart stayed in is now. Siglo Bar and Burlesque Bar, I wonder what our past Brethren would have thought.?