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LODGES BY DATE OF PRECEDENCE

OVERALL LIST

  • Lodges still active under the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts are noted in bold italic. Lodges active in other Grand Lodges are noted in italic.
  • & = Lodges chartered by St. John's Grand Lodge
  • § = Lodges chartered by Massachusetts Provincial/Independent Grand Lodge


  1. St. John's (Boston) 07/30/1733 &
  2. First, Philadelphia PA 06/24/1734 &
  3. Solomon's #1, Charleston SC 12/27/1735 & withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of South Carolina
  4. St. John's (Portsmouth) (Portsmouth RI) 06/24/1736 & withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire
  5. Master's 01/02/1738 &
  6. Annapolis Royal, NS 06/24/1738 & withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia
  7. First Lodge West Indies, Antigua 06/24/1738 & withdrawn to the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Leeward Islands
  8. St. John's, Newfoundland 12/24/1746 &
  9. St. John's Newport (Newport RI) 12/27/1749 & withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire
  10. Halifax 07/19/1750 & withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia
  11. Annapolis MD 08/12/1750 &
  12. Hiram (New Haven CT) 11/12/1750 & withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  13. Lodge at New London (New London CT) 01/12/1753 & withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  14. St. John's, Middletown (Middletown CT) 02/04/1754 &' withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  15. Lodge of St. Andrew 11/30/1756
  16. Rising States 11/30/1756 (Separated part of Lodge of St. Andrew, 1783) §
  17. St. John's, Cranston (Providence RI) 01/18/1757 &
  18. Master's, Newport (Newport RI) 03/20/1759 &
  19. Philanthropic (Marblehead) 03/25/1760 &
  20. Surinam 04/08/1761 &
  21. Hartford (Hartford CT) 03/21/1762 & withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  22. Falmouth (Portland) (Portland Maine) 03/30/1762 & withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Maine
  23. Temple, Elizabeth Town NJ 07/28/1762 &
  24. King Solomon's, Waterbury (Waterbury CT) 10/26/1764 & withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  25. Quebec 10/26/1764 &
  26. Pitt County, NC 12/10/1764 &
  27. St. John's, Princeton NJ 10/25/1765 &
  28. St. John's, Newburyport 07/17/1766 &
  29. Norwich (Norwich CT) 10/24/1766 & withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  30. Salem 10/24/1766 &
  31. St. Christopher, West Indies 10/24/1766 &
  32. Barbados 10/24/1766 &
  33. Virginia 10/24/1766 &
  34. Compass, Wallingford (Wallingford CT) 05/01/1769 &
  35. The Tyrian 02/23/1770 §
  36. The Massachusetts 05/13/1770 §
  37. Union (Nantucket) 05/27/1771 &
  38. St. Peter's 03/06/1772 §
  39. Rising Sun 06/22/1772 & merged with St. John's Boston, 11/15/1791
  40. American Union 02/15/1776 &
  41. Berkshire (Williamstown) 03/08/1777 §
  42. Trinity 01/30/1778 §
  43. United States 01/30/1778 §
  44. Warren (Machias ME) 09/04/1778 § withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Maine
  45. Essex 03/09/1779 §
  46. Unity (Ipswich) 03/09/1779 §
  47. Washington Army 10/06/1779 §
  48. St. Patrick, Portsmouth NH 03/17/1780 §
  49. Union, Danbury (Danbury CT) 05/23/1780 & withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  50. Wooster, Colchester CT 01/23/1781 § withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  51. St. Paul's, Litchfield CT 05/22/1781 § withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  52. Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie NY 09/06/1782 §
  53. King Hiram, Shelton CT 01/03/1783 § withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  54. Montgomery, Lakeville CT 03/06/1783 § withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  55. King Solomon's 09/05/1783 §
  56. Hampshire (Northampton) 01/30/1784 §
  57. Rising Sun (Keene NH) 03/05/1784 § withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire
  58. North Star (Manchester VT) 01/19/1785 § withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Vermont
  59. Friendship (Williamstown) 07/23/1785 §
  60. Columbia, Norwich CT 07/23/1785 § withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  61. Frederick, Farmington CT 10/29/1787 § withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Connecticut
  62. Faithful (Cornish VT) 02/22/1788 § withdrawn to the Grand Lodge of Vermont
  63. Dartmouth (Hanover NH) 12/18/1788 §
  64. Harmonic 12/08/1790 §

ACTIVE IN MASSACHUSETTS

  1. St. John's (Boston) 07/30/1733 &
  2. Lodge of St. Andrew 11/30/1756
  3. Philanthropic (Marblehead) 03/25/1760 &
  4. The Tyrian 02/23/1770 §
  5. The Massachusetts 05/13/1770 §
  6. Union (Nantucket) 05/27/1771 &
  7. Trinity 01/30/1778 §
  8. Essex 03/09/1779 §
  9. King Solomon's 09/05/1783 §
  10. Old Colony 12/10/1792
  11. Morning Star 06/11/1793
  12. Republican, 12/08/1794
  13. Evening Star, 06/09/1795
  14. Cincinnatus, 12/09/1795
  15. King Hiram's, 12/12/1795
  16. Washington, 03/17/1796
  17. Columbian, 06/08/1796
  18. Harmony, 06/13/1796
  19. Union (Dorchester), 06/13/1796
  20. Thomas, 12/13/1796
  21. St. Paul, 01/13/1797
  22. Jerusalem, 06/13/1797
  23. Bristol, 06/14/1797
  24. Fellowship, 06/15/1797
  25. Corinthian, 06/16/1797
  26. Montgomery, 09/13/1797
  27. Olive Branch, 09/13/1797
  28. Hiram, 12/11/1797 (now Mystic Valley)
  29. Meridian, 12/11/1797
  30. Marine, 03/13/1798
  31. King David, 06/12/1798