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1778

ST. JOHN'S GRAND LODGE

JOHN ROWE, Grand Master

No records available for this year.

INFORMATION FROM PAST GRAND MASTER JOHNSON'S ADDRESS, SEPTEMBER 1931

In 1931, Past Grand Master Melvin M. Johnson gave a paper at the September Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge, detailing information regarding the activities of St. John's Grand Lodge, demonstrating that it was active during the period for which records were, and remain, unavailable. The following items are from his report, and indicate the page in the 1931 Proceedings where they are listed.

  • 1931-194: 01/14: "New Constitution for the Lodge at Marblehead.
  • 1931-194: Meetings of the Lodge at Marblehead.
  • 1931-195: 06/25: Feast of St. John the Baptist.
  • 1931-195: 12/28; Feast of St. John the Evangelist.

LIST OF LODGES IN ST. JOHN'S GRAND LODGE JURISDICTION: 1778

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
13 Providence, Rhode Island St. John's, Cranston 01/18/1757
15 Newport, Rhode Island Master's, Newport 03/20/1759
16 Marblehead Lodge at Marblehead 03/25/1760 ★
19 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford 03/21/1762
20 Falmouth (Portland) (Maine) Portland 03/30/1762
21 Elizabeth Town, New Jersey Temple 07/28/1762
24 Waterbury, Connecticut King Solomon's, Waterbury 10/26/1764
25 Prince Town, New Jersey St. John's, Prince Town, New Jersey 10/26/1764
26 Newburyport Newburyport 07/17/1766
27 Norwich, Connecticut Norwich 10/24/1766
28 Salem Salem 10/24/1766
29 Virginia Virginia 10/24/1766
30 St. Christopher, West Indies St. Christopher 10/24/1766
31 Barbados, West Indies Barbados 10/24/1766
32 Wallingford, Connecticut Compass, Wallingford 05/01/1769
33 Nantucket Union 05/27/1771
34 Boston Rising Sun 06/22/1772
35 Roxbury American Union 02/15/1776

★ = Meeting of lodge noted.

MASSACHUSETTS (INDEPENDENT) GRAND LODGE

JOSEPH WEBB, Grand Master

Moses Deshon, Deputy Grand Master
Paul Revere, Senior Grand Warden
Edward Proctor, Junior Grand Warden

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS GRAND LODGE JURISDICTION: 1778

No. Location Lodge Precedence Date
1 Boston Lodge of St. Andrew 11/30/1756 Chartered by the Grand Lodge of Scotland
2 Gloucester The Tyrian 02/23/1770
3 Boston The Massachusetts 05/13/1770
4 Newburyport St. Peter's 03/06/1772
5 Stockbridge Berkshire #5 03/08/1777
6 Lancaster Trinity 01/30/1778
7 Danvers United States 01/30/1778
8 Machias (Me.) Warren 09/04/1778

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