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1761

JEREMY GRIDLEY, Grand Master

Robert Jenkins, Deputy Grand Master
William Coffin, Senior Grand Warden
Robert Williams, Junior Grand Warden

QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

  • 10/09: I-73
    • Lodges represented: Master's, First, Second, Crown Point.
    • I-74: GT to purchase "the newest Book of the Constitutions."
    • I-74: "Voted That the Masters of the several Lodges do bring a List of the Names of their Members or Visitors that have paid Charity since the Institution by the Grand Lodge the Next Quarterly Communication."
    • I-74: "Voted That for the Future every Master that shall bring Charity to the Grand Lodge Shall Lay before the Lodge a List of the names of those persons who paid Charity with the Sum each Person Subscribed."
    • I-74: Vote to celebrate the Feast of St. John the Evangelist at British Coffee House.

OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

  • 06/24: I-72; Roxbury.
    • I-72: "Being the Feast of St. John Baptist Our Right Worshipful Bro Jeremy Gridley Esq Grand Master summons'd the Brethren to attend him at the Grey Hound Tavern in Roxbury, where He held a Grand Lodge, & the Day was celebrated as usual."
    • I-72: List of attendees.
  • 12/29: I-74; British Coffee House, Boston.
    • I-74: "St. John the Evangelist Day being on Saturday The Right Worshipful Grand Master appointed this day for the Celebration of the Feast at Bro Ballards at the British Coffee House where He Held a Grand Lodge and the Day was spent as usual."
    • I-74: List of attendees.

LIST OF LODGES IN ST. JOHN'S GRAND LODGE JURISDICTION: 1761

No. Location Lodge Precedence Date
1 Boston First Lodge 07/30/1733
2 Portsmouth (N.H.) St. John's (Portsmouth) 06/24/1736
3 Boston Master's 01/02/1738
4 Newfoundland St. John's, Newfoundland 12/24/1746
5 Boston Second Lodge 02/15/1749
6 Newport, Rhode Island St. John's Newport 12/27/1749
7 Halifax, Nova Scotia Halifax 07/19/1750
8 Annapolis, Maryland Annapolis, Maryland 08/12/1750
9 New Haven, Connecticut Hiram 11/12/1750
10 New London, Connecticut Lodge at New London 01/12/1753
11 Middletown, Connecticut St. John's, Middletown 02/04/1754
12 Crown Point, New York Lake George Army Lodge 05/13/1756
13 Providence, Rhode Island St. John's, Cranston 01/18/1757
14 Louisbourg, Acadia Louisbourg Army 11/13/1758
15 Newport, Rhode Island Master's, Newport 03/20/1759
16 Crown Point, New York Crown Point Army 04/13/1759
17 Marblehead Lodge at Marblehead 03/25/1760
18 Surinam Surinam 04/06/1761

OTHER LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS: 1761

No. Location Lodge Precedence Date
1 Boston Lodge of St. Andrew 11/30/1756 Chartered by the Grand Lodge of Scotland

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