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JOHN BOX 1699-1774

  • MM 1740, WM 1746, First
  • WM 1761, 1763, Second
  • WM 1773-1775, Masters
  • Junior Grand Warden, St. John's Grand Lodge, 1743, 1744, 1749-1753
  • Senior Grand Warden, St. John's Grand Lodge, 1762


From History of St. John's Lodge of Boston, Massachusetts, as shown in the Records, p. 18:

"5745. Decr. 24. Our Rt. Worshl. John Box appointed Master of the Lodge." John Box, a ropemaker, was warden of King's Chapel and one of the Vestry. He also was one of the promoters in building the present stone church. He died of consumption Oct. 21, 1774, aged 75. "The Ancient and Hon. Society of Free Masons conducted his body to the burial place" which was tomb No. 14 under King's Chapel."


From Boston 1775 Blog

Edes and Gill’s Boston Gazette stated on the man’s death:

Oct. 31, 1774. Died of a consumptive disorder, and on Thursday was decently interred, Mr. John Box, aged 75 years, who for upwards of 40 years was an eminent Ropemaker in this town. He was a Man of a fair unblemished character, strictly just in his dealings, a constant attender of Divine worship, Several years (in turn) a Warden of King’s Chapel and one of the Vestry, its assistant and promoter in rebuilding that Church. He was no medler in politicks, yet a well-wisher to the publick welfare; he loved Order, and condemned too great a stretch of power; much esteemed by his worthy Acquaintance, and by the publick in general. He was a tender, affectionate Husband and Parent.

History of the Bronson and Box Famiies includes a biography, genealogy and a copy of his will.

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