HUGH McDANIEL 1706-1770
- MM 1736, First Lodge, Boston
- Deputy Grand Master 1737
From Proceedings, Page I-178:
Boston, April 3d 5770. Last Thursday Morning, departed this Transitory Life (we hope for a better) The Right Worshipful Capt. Hugh McDaniel past Deputy Grand Master of Masons for North America. He join'd this Rt. Worshipful Society in the Year 1736 and from the Respect the Fraternity bore him, he was promoted to be Deputy Grand Master in June 1737; He was at all times a Zealous Brother, and shewed himself such, in his readiness to relieve the distress'd, of what denomination soever; in the latter part of his Life his Circumstances were greatly reduced, owing to misfortunes in Trade, Lenity to Debtors, and as far as he could keeping open his wonted bountiful hand to all who asked his Assistance.
His Funeral was attended by the Grand Officers, Officers & Brethren of the Lodges in Boston, who walked in Funeral Procession before the Body according to the Custom of Masons, he was respectfully followed by a number of respectable People of the Town, and was interr'd in the burial Ground of the Kings Chapel last Evening the 2d Instant after which the brethren return'd to Bror Cutler's to deposite the Cloathing and Jewels &c.