ABRAHAM HATHAWAY HOWLAND, JR., Grand Master
A fine portrait of Grand Master Howland appears following page 1886-114 and above.
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 2 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 4 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1886
- 4.1 DISTRICT 1: Boston
- 4.2 DISTRICT 2: Cambridge
- 4.3 DISTRICT 3: East Boston
- 4.4 DISTRICT 4: South Boston
- 4.5 DISTRICT 5: Newton
- 4.6 DISTRICT 6: Somerville
- 4.7 DISTRICT 7: Lynn
- 4.8 DISTRICT 8: Salem
- 4.9 DISTRICT 9: Newburyport
- 4.10 DISTRICT 10: Lawrence
- 4.11 DISTRICT 11: Lowell
- 4.12 DISTRICT 12: Fitchburg
- 4.13 DISTRICT 13: Greenfield
- 4.14 DISTRICT 14: North Adams
- 4.15 DISTRICT 15: Pittsfield
- 4.16 DISTRICT 16: Chicopee
- 4.17 DISTRICT 17: Palmer
- 4.18 DISTRICT 18: Worcester
- 4.19 DISTRICT 19: Southbridge
- 4.20 DISTRICT 20: Milford
- 4.21 DISTRICT 21: Framingham
- 4.22 DISTRICT 22: Hyde Park
- 4.23 DISTRICT 23: Taunton
- 4.24 DISTRICT 24: Brockton
- 4.25 DISTRICT 25: Hingham
- 4.26 DISTRICT 26: Fall River
- 4.27 DISTRICT 27: Nantucket
- 4.28 DISTRICT 28: Barnstable
- 4.29 CHILE DISTRICT
- 4.30 CHINA DISTRICT
(Held at Masonic Temple, Boston)
- 03/10: 1886-12;
- 06/09: 1886-49;
- 09/08: 1886-97;
- 12/08: 1886-119; (Annual Communication)
- 1886-20: Presentation of Rt. Wor. John D. Hammond, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Nevada.
- 1886-39: Resolution of dispute between Hampden and Mount Moriah Lodges regarding jurisdiction over a rejected candidate.
- 1886-41: Resolution of appeal from ruling from the Master of Eureka Lodge.
- 12/08: 1886-172; Stay of proceedings included in Grand Master's address.
- 1886-44: Resolution of appeal from the action of DeWitt Clinton Lodge.
- 12/08: 1886-174; Correspondence included in Grand Master's address.
- 1886-45: Charity Committee report.
- 1886-45: Report on relations with the Grand Lodge of Chile, and committee appointed to resolve difficulties.
- 1886-55: Sympathy expressed for Past Grand Master Thomas A. Doyle of Rhode Island, stricken with serious illness.
- 1886-57: Appeal from ruling by Master of John Abbot Lodge; referred to committee.
- 09/08: 1886-103; committee to review an amendment to the Grand Constitutions; granted further time.
- 1886-58: Petition from Union (Dorchester), regarding jurisdiction; referred.
- 1886-63: Report regarding relief sent for sufferers of Galveston fire; a response from Past Grand Master Mott of Texas was received and reported.
- 1886-65: Charity Committee report.
- 1886-65: Presentation of a "Masonic Register" by Wor. Henry J. Parker, the Grand Tyler, with information on members of the Craft between 1733 and 1800.
- 1886-69: Committee appointed to "consider and formulate a plan by which this Grand Lodge may become the custodian of objects of Masonic interest."
- 1886-109: Appropriation for the Masonic Education and Charity Trust.
- Recorded in Grand Master Howland's address, beginning on page 1886-129:
- Lodges visited:
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (12/10/1885; installation)
- Concordia, Fairhaven (12/21/1885)
- Mount Horeb (Woburn) (01/06; installation)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (01/14)
- Noquochoke, South Westport (01/16, installation)
- Marine, Falmouth (01/20, installation)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (02/11)
- Boston (02/19; 6th District exemplification)
- Saugus (District 4)
- Salem (02/22; 8th District exemplification)
- Lynn (02/23; 9th District exemplification)
- Campello (Brockton) (02/25; 24th District exemplification)
- Solomon's Temple, Uxbridge (03/02; funeral of Orville Seagrave)
- Northampton (03/02; 13th District exemplification)
- Boston (03/05; 5th District exemplification)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (03/11)
- Boston (03/19; 2nd District exemplification)
- Star in the East, New Bedford (03/22)
- Pittsfield (03/25; 15th District exemplification)
- North Adams (03/26; 14th District exemplification)
- Chelsea (04/08; 3rd District exemplification)
- Boston (04/16; 1st District exemplification)
- Taunton (04/22; 23rd District exemplification)
- Worcester (04/28; 18th District exemplification)
- Boston (04/30; 1st District exemplification)
- Hingham (05/04; 25th District exemplification)
- South Boston (05/05; 4th District exemplification)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (05/13)
- Marlborough (05/27; 21st District exemplification)
- Konohassett, Cohasset (05/28)
- Fall River (06/11, 26th District exemplification)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (06/24; Feast of St. John the Baptist)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (09/09)
- Mount Horeb (Woburn) (09/22)
- Isaac Parker, Waltham (10/05)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (10/14)
- Blue Hill, Canton (10/19)
- The Tyrian, Gloucester (11/04)
- Grecian, Lawrence (11/05)
- John Cutler, Abington (11/08)
- Philanthropic, Marblehead (11/09)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (11/30; Feast of St. Andrew)
- Revere, Boston (12/07; installation, by Past Grand Master Dame)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (12/09)
- Merrimack, Haverhill (12/15; installation)
- The Lodge of Eleusis, Boston (12/16; installation)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (12/23; last visit as Grand Master)
- Hall and Building Dedications and Cornerstone Layings:
- Athol, Athol (12/11/1885; Special Communication, and installation)
- Campello (Brockton) (01/11; dedication by DDGM Rt. Wor. Edward Sawyer)
- Salem (01/13; Special Communication, and installation of Essex and Starr King Lodges)
- Northampton (08/26; cornerstone laying)
- Warren, Amesbury (10/13; Special Communication)
- Dispensations (other than degrees or special elections):
- To Past Grand Master Nickerson, for a special Communication of Grand Lodge for interment of Past Grand Master William Ritchie Whitaker of Louisiana (11/30); details of this event listed on page 1886-165.
- To Mount Holyoke Lodge, South Hadley Falls Falls; to meet at the apartments of Mount Tom Lodge, Holyoke; "having tendered the use of their Hall and paraphernalia to their homeless Brethren."
- Dispensations for new lodges:
- Lodges visited:
- 1886-201: Auditing Committee Report.
- 1886-202: Election of Henry Endicott as Grand Master, and other Grand Lodge officers. Remarks by Grand Master Howland and Grand Master-Elect Endicott.
- 1886-211: Appropriation for the Education and Charity Trust.
- 1886-211: Report of Charity Committee.
- 1886-211: Request by Grand Lodge of Federal District of Mexico for recognition; referred to committee.
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 03/10: 1886-36: Proposal to alter Part 5, with a new Miscellaneous Regulation (Section 26) that forbids the admission of anyone "not known to be a Mason in good and regular standing, unless he is vouched for by some Brother, or produces the certificate of some Grand Lodge and passes a satisfactiory examination." Amendment to require the vouching brother to have sat in lodge with the visitor. Carried over from December; approved, and voted to be printed and distributed to all Lodges.
- 03/10: 1886-37; Proposal to alter Part 3, Article 7, Section 1 regarding wearing the anniversary medal at Grand Lodge; adopted.
- 06/09: 1886-59; Petition by St. John's (Boston) Lodge, Boston, to amend the Grand Constitutions, Part 4, Article 3, Section 5, regarding release of jurisdiction; referred to committee.
- 06/09: 1886-68; Proposal to alter Part 3, Article 7, Section 2, regarding the standard apron of a Master Mason (to be provided by the Lodge at the time of initiation). Referred to committee.
- 09/08: 1886-104; Proposal to alter Part 3, Article 2, Section 1, regarding the creation of new lodges, and the permission of neighboring lodges; committee report and adoption of amendment.
- 09/08: 1886-106; Proposal to alter Part 4, Article 3, Section 5, replacing the vote of the Lodge for the signatures of Master and Wardens. Committee recommended against adoption, and the amendment was rejected.
- 12/08: 1886-206; Proposal regarding dispensations for new Lodges; recommitted along with three other amendments to revise Part 3, Article 2, Section 1.
Grand Master's Address
- 12/08: 1886-129: Grand Master's Address; deaths of Thomas Doyle, Joseph Baker, Orville Seagrave, George Stearns, Henry Powers, Mason Everett, Fernando Green, Oliver Sween, Lewis Allen; visits and travels; stay of proceedings at Eureka Lodge; order to DeWitt Clinton Lodge; annual returns (1,199 diplomas); right of objection to a visitor; report of Board of Directors; report of Trustees; final remarks.
Lodge By-Law Changes
- 03/10: 1886-20;
- 06/09: 1886-55;
- 09/08: 1886-103;
- 12/08: 1886-129;
Necrologies and Memorials
- 03/10: 1886-22; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Charles R. Train, Past Deputy Grand Master; presented by Rt. Wor. Edwin Wright, for the committee.
- 06/09: 1886-60; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Orville B. Seagrave, Past District Deputy Grand Master; presented by Rt. Wor. Oliver A. Roberts, for the committee.
- 12/08: 1886-135; mentioned in Grand Master's address.
- 12/08: 1886-131; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Thomas Arthur Doyle, Past Grand Master of Rhode Island; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/08: 1886-133; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Joseph Kelley Baker, Past Junior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/08: 1886-136; Memorial to Wor. George Cushman Stearns, Senior Grand Deacon; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/08: 1886-137; Memorial to Wor. Henry W. Powers, a Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/08: 1886-138; Memorial to Wor. J. Mason Everett, a Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/08: 1886-139; Memorial to Bro. Fernando Green, Engineer of the Masonic Temple; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/08: 1886-139; Memorial to Wor. Oliver Swain, the last surviving Charter Member of Star in the East Lodge; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/08: 1886-141; Memorial to Bro. and Major Lewis Allen, a descendant of Ethan Allen, and a member of Jordan Lodge; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
Petitions for Charters
- 03/10: 1886-21; Charles C. Dame Lodge, Georgetown, to replace an original charter, destroyed by fire; charter replacement to be granted. It was noted that the Lodge had also lost its furniture, seal, and all of its records previous to 1880.
- 01/13/1886: 1886-1; Salem. Dedication of the Salem Masonic Hall.
- 1886-2: Procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by Master of Essex Lodge, on behalf of Essex and Starr King Lodges. Also represented were many neighboring lodges in Massachusetts.
- 1886-3: Dedication of hall.
- 1886-3: Address by Grand Master Howland.
- 1886-5: Installation of the officers of Essex and Starr King Lodges, followed by a Charge delivered by the Grand Master.
- 1886-8: Rt. Wor. Charles H. Norris presented a document concerning the Masonic funeral of a Dr. Bentley, the pastor of his aged mother's church; this was donated to the Grand Lodge at this time.
- 08/26/1886: 1886-71; Northampton. Cornerstone Laying of Hampshire County Courthouse.
- 1886-72: Printed request of the County Commissioners of Hampshire County.
- 1886-72: Opening of Grand Lodge at Jerusalem Lodge hall; procession to hall site (described in detail, including the representation of York Rite bodies and nine area Lodges).
- 1886-74ff: Ceremony of corner-stone laying described in detail.
- 1886-82: Address by Grand Master Howland, including numerous interesting details regarding Masonry in the western part of the State, as well as American Union Lodge in Ohio.
- 1886-96: Entertainment by Jerusalem Lodge "to the number of one thousand, or more, at a clam-bake, in the grove at Round Hill."
- 10/13/1886: 1886-111; Amesbury. Dedication of the Masonic hall of Warren Lodge.
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/28/1886)
- 1886-213: Opening and roll call.
- 1886-215: Installation of Grand Master Endicott "according to the form used . . . on 12/29/1874." Installation of other Grand Officers.
- 1886-219: Presentation of Past Grand Master's Jewel to Past Grand Master Howland by Grand Master Endicott; Past Grand Master Howland's response.
- 1886-222: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1886, as well as the past 2-10 years.
- 1886-224: List of Grand Lodge Proceedings received.
- 1886-225: Report of Grand Secretary; 1,191 Master Mason made.
- 1886-227: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
- 1886-231: Past Grand Master William Parkman.
- 1886-233: Past Grand Master Howland.
- 1886-235: Grand Chaplain Fielder Israel.
- 1886-240: Past Grand Master Charles A. Welch.
- 1886-244: Letter from Rt. Wor. Lucius R. Paige, Past Grand Chaplain.
- 1886-247: Past Grand Master and Recording Secretary Sereno D. Nickerson.
- 1886-251: Wor. Benjamin A. Gould.
- 1886-257: Wor. Henry G. Jordan.
- 1886-259: Letter from Rt. Wor. Abraham T. Lowe, Past Deputy Grand Master.
- 1886-260: Rt. Wor. and Rev. Oliver A. Roberts.
- 1886-262: Past Grand Master of Maine Edward P. Burnham.
- 1886-265: Grand Treasurer Samuel Wells.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1886
There were 28 districts in Massachusetts in 1886, as well as districts for Chile and China.
Herbert L. Burrell, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- St. John's (Boston, 1733)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, (Boston, 1756)
- The Massachusetts (Boston, 1770)
- Columbian (Boston, 1796)
- Mount Lebanon (Boston, 1801)
- Germania (Boston, 1854)
- Winslow Lewis (Boston, 1855)
- Revere (Boston, 1856)
- Joseph Warren (Boston, 1856)
Reuben L. Roberts, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- King Solomon's (Charlestown, 1783)
- Amicable (Cambridge, 1805)
- Putnam (Cambridge, 1854)
- Aberdour (Boston, 1860)
- Mount Olivet (Cambridge, 1863)
- The Lodge of Eleusis (Boston, 1865)
- Mizpah (Cambridge, 1867)
- Zetland (Boston, 1867)
- Joseph Webb (Boston, 1876)
Charles S. Robertson, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Henry Price (Charlestown, 1858)
- Baalbec (East Boston, 1852)
- Temple (East Boston, 1870)
- Faith (Charlestown, 1868)
- Star of Bethlehem (Chelsea, 1844)
- Mount Tabor (East Boston, 1846)
- Hammatt (East Boston, 1859)
- Robert Lash (Chelsea, 1867)
John Carr, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Washington (Roxbury, 1796)
- Union (Dorchester, 1796)
- St. Paul's (South Boston, 1846)
- Gate of the Temple (South Boston, 1855)
- Lafayette (Roxbury, 1865)
- Adelphi (South Boston, 1865)
- Eliot (Jamaica Plain, 1866)
- Rabboni (South Boston, 1869)
Ambrose Webster, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Monitor (Waltham, 1820)
- Bethesda (Brighton, 1819)
- Belmont (Belmont, 1864)
- Isaac Parker (Waltham, 1867)
- Pequossette (Watertown, 1856)
- Dalhousie (Newtonville, 1860)
- Beth-Horon (Brookline, 1870)
- Fraternity (Newtonville, 1875)
Charles H. Crane, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Hiram (Arlington, 1797)
- Mount Hermon (Medford, 1854)
- Mount Horeb (Woburn, 1855)
- John Abbot (Somerville, 1857)
- William Parkman (Winchester, 1864)
- Charity (Cambridge, 1869)
- Simon W. Robinson(Lexington, 1870)
- Soley (Somerville, 1879)
Columbus Corey, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Mount Carmel (Lynn, 1805)
- Wyoming (Melrose, 1856)
- Mount Vernon (Malden, 1857)
- Golden Fleece (Lynn, 1864)
- William Sutton (Saugus, 1866)
- Palestine (Everett, 1868)
- Good Samaritan (Reading, 1870)
- King Cyrus (Stoneham, 1875)
Charles H. Norris, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Philanthropic (Marblehead, 1760)
- Essex (Salem, 1791)
- Jordan (Peabody, 1808)
- Liberty (Beverly, 1824)
- Amity (Danvers, 1863)
- Starr King (Salem, 1864)
- Acacia (Gloucester, 1865)
- Mosaic (Danvers, 1870)
Oliver A. Roberts, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- St. John's (Newburyport, 1766)
- The Tyrian (Gloucester, 1770)
- St. Mark's (Newburyport, 1803)
- Warren (Amesbury, 1822)
- Ashler (Rockport, 1851)
- John T. Heard (Ipswich, 1864)
- Charles C. Dame (Georgetown, 1867)
- Bethany (Merrimac, 1868)
Andrew C. Stone, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Merrimack (Haverhill, 1802)
- St. Matthew's (Andover, 1822)
- Grecian (Lawrence, 1825)
- John Hancock (Methuen, 1860)
- Tuscan (Lawrence, 1863)
- Saggahew (Haverhill, 1864)
- Phoenician (Lawrence, 1870)
- Cochichewick (North Andover, 1874)
Charles H. Richardson, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- St. Paul's (Ayer, 1797)
- Corinthian (Concord, 1797)
- Pentucket (Lowell, 1807)
- Ancient York (Lowell, 1852)
- Caleb Butler (Ayer, 1859)
- Kilwinning (Lowell, 1866)
- William North (Lowell, 1867)
George W. Bishop, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Aurora (Fitchburg, 1801)
- Trinity (Clinton, 1858)
- Wilder (Leominster, 1859)
- Star (Athol, 1864)
- Hope (Gardner, 1864)
- Charles W. Moore (Fitchburg, 1865)
- Artisan (Winchendon, 1865)
- Athol (Athol, 1872)
Walter M. Wright, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Republican (Greenfield, 1795)
- Harmony (Northfield, 1796)
- Jerusalem (Northampton, 1797)
- Orange (Orange, 1859)
- Pacific (Amherst, 1860)
- Hampshire (Haydenville, 1871)
- Bay State (Montague, 1872)
- Mechanic's (Turner's Falls, 1878)
Ashley B. Wright, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Mountain (Shelburne Falls, 1806)
- Lafayette (North Adams, 1847)
- Berkshire (South Adams, 1857)
- Upton (Cheshire, 1869)
- Morning Sun (Conway, 1869)
- Williams (Williamstown, 1871)
- Greylock (North Adams, 1871)
'Charles C. Wright, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Cincinnatus (Great Barrington, 1795)
- Evening Star (Lee, 1795)
- Wisdom (West Stockbridge, 1803)
- Mystic (Pittsfield, 1810)
- Huntington (Huntington, 1866)
- Globe (Hinsdale, 1869)
- Occidental (Stockbridge, 1870)
- Crescent (Pittsfield, 1873)
Loranus E. Hitchcock, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Hampden (Springfield, 1817)
- Chicopee (Chicopee, 1848)
- Mount Tom (Holyoke, 1850)
- Mount Moriah (Westfield, 1856)
- Roswell Lee (Springfield, 1864)
- Ionic (Easthampton, 1867)
- Mount Holyoke (South Hadley, 1869)
- Belcher (Chicopee, 1870)
- Newton (Wilbraham, 1870)
William S. Douglas, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Thomas (Palmer, 1796)
- Mount Zion (Barre, 1800)
- Bethel (Enfield, 1825)
- Quaboag (Warren, 1858)
- Day Spring (Monson, 1862)
- Eden (Ware, 1863)
- Vernon (Belchertown, 1869)
- Anchor (Wales, 1873)
Antipas F. Earle, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Morning Star (Worcester, 1793)
- Olive Branch (Millbury, 1797)
- Montacute (Worcester, 1858)
- Hayden (Brookfield, 1863)
- Athelstan (Worcester, 1865)
- Quinsigamond(Worcester, 1870)
- Spencer (Spencer, 1871)
- Boylston (West Boylston, 1876)
Irving B. Sayles, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Solomon's Temple (Uxbridge, 1818)
- Blackstone River (Blackstone, 1855)
- Webster (Webster, 1858)
- Oxford (Oxford, 1859)
- Quinebaug (Southbridge, 1859)
- Mumford River (Douglas, 1877)
- Granite (Northbridge, 1880)
George W. Wiggin, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Montgomery (Milford, 1797)
- Franklin (Grafton, 1851)
- John Warren (Hopkinton, 1860)
- Mount Hollis (Holliston, 1864)
- North Star (Ashland, 1864)
- Excelsior (Franklin, 1866)
- Siloam (Westborough, 1866)
- Charles River (Medway, 1871)
Henry Gage Wood, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Middlesex (Framingham, 1795)
- Meridian (Natick, 1797)
- United Brethren (Marlborough, 1859)
- Doric (Hudson, 1864)
- St. Bernard (Southborough, 1867)
- Charles A. Welch (Maynard, 1872)
- Norfolk (Needham, 1874)
- Alpha (Framingham, 1875)
John H. Swain, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Rising Star (Stoughton, 1799)
- St. Alban's (Foxborough, 1818)
- Orient (Norwood, 1861)
- Blue Hill (Canton, 1863)
- St. James (Mansfield, 1864)
- Hyde Park (Hyde Park, 1866)
- Paul Dean (North Easton, 1867)
- Constellation (Dedham, 1871)
Horatio B. Hall, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Bristol (Attleboro, 1797)
- King David (Taunton, 1798)
- Pioneer (Somerset, 1863)
- May Flower (Middleboro, 1864)
- Alfred Baylies (Taunton, 1866)
- Ionic (Taunton, 1867)
- Ezekiel Bates (Attleboro, 1870)
- Charles H. Titus (Taunton, 1872)
Edward Sawyer, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- Rural (Quincy, 1801)
- Norfolk Union (Randolph, 1819)
- John Cutler (Abington, 1859)
- Paul Revere (Brockton, 1856)
- Puritan (Whitman, 1869) South Abington renamed to Whitman in 1886
- St. George (Brockton, 1877)
- Satucket (East Bridgewater, 1881)
Frank P. Arnold, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Old Colony (Hingham, 1792)
- Corner Stone (Duxbury, 1801)
- Orphan's Hope (Weymouth, 1825)
- Plymouth (Plymouth, 1825)
- Konohassett (Cohasset, 1864)
- Delta (Weymouth, 1868)
- Phoenix (Hanover, 1873)
- Satuit (Scituate, 1875)
James Taylor, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Star in the East (New Bedford, 1823)
- Mount Hope (Fall River, 1824)
- Eureka (New Bedford, 1857)
- King Philip (Fall River, 1866)
- Concordia (Fairhaven, 1872)
- Narragansett (Fall River, 1876)
- Noquochoke (South Westport, 1878)
Joseph S. Barney, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Report: 1885-a49; Tabular: 1885-a77
- Union (Nantucket, 1771)
- Marine (Falmouth, 1798)
- Social Harmony (Wareham, 1823)
- Martha's Vineyard (Tisbury, 1859)
- Pythagorean (Marion, 1861)
- Oriental (Edgartown, 1866)
- Mariners' (Cotuit, 1871)
Luther Fisk, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Report: 1885-a51; Tabular: 1885-a78
- King Hiram's (Provincetown, 1795)
- Fraternal (Barnstable, 1801)
- Mount Horeb (Harwich, 1854)
- DeWitt Clinton (Sandwich, 1855)
- Pilgrim (Harwich, 1859)
- James Otis (Barnstable, 1865)
- Adams (Wellfleet, 1865)
- Howard (Yarmouth, 1869)
- St. Martin's (Chatham, 1872)
David Trumbull, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
Report: None; Tabular: None
- Bethesda (Valparaiso, Chile, 1854)
- Aconcagua (Valparaiso, Chile, 1870)
- Huelen (Santiago, Chile, 1876)
- St. John's (Concepción) (Concepción, Chile, 1884)
- Ancient Landmark (Shanghai, China, 1863)