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Location: Louisburg

Chartered By: Jeremy Gridley

Charter Date: 11/13/1758

Precedence Date: 11/13/1758

Current Status: unknown; lapsed.


According to Moore's Freemason's Monthly, Vol. III, No. 5, March, 1844, Page 162:

"On the 13th Nov. 1738, a Dispensation was granted by St. John's Grand Lodge to the R.W. Edward Huntingford, to hold a Lodge in His Majesty's 28th Regiment, stationed at Louisburg."


  • Edward Huntingford, 1758-1759


From Proceedings, Page I-58, reported at Quarterly Communication 04/13/1759:

Our Right Worshipfull Brother Richard Gridley Esqr. J G W informed the Grand Lodge that at the Request of a Worthy Bror. at Louisburgh he had Granted a Deputation to a Number of Brothers to Hold a Lodge in His Majesty's Twenty Eighth Regiment of Foot at Louisburgh and he presented the Grand Lodge with a Copy of the Deputation he gave them with a List of their Members which the D G M order'd to be recorded in the Grand Lodge Books —

[SEAL.] TO the Right Worshipfull & Loving
Brethren of the Ancient & Honorable Society of Free & Accepted Masons Regularly Congregated —

KNOW YE that the Right Worshipfull Jeremy Gridley Esqr. Grand Master of all Such places in North America where no other Grand Master is appointed, By His Commission to me Granted to Congregate all Free & Accepted Masons anywhere within his district and Form them into one or more Lodges as I shall think fit and to appoint Wardens and all other officers to a Lodge appertaining.

Have by Virtue thereof Congregated & Formed a Lodge in His Majesty's Twenty Eighth Regiment of Foot, & Constituted Our Right Worshipfull Brother Edward Huntingford Master to Hold a Lodge in said Regiment in North America with Power to appoint Wardens & all other officers to a Lodge appertaining hereby Giving to such Lodge all the Priviledges and Authority of Stated Lodges & enjoin them to Conform themselves to the Constitutions & ancient Customs of Masonry, and from Time to Time to transmit the names of the Members & all Persons that shall be made Masons in such Lodge with their Charity for the Releif of Indigent Brothers to the Grand Secretary at Boston.

Given under my hand & Seal at Louisburgh this 13th of November 1758 and of Masonry 5758 RICHARD GRIDLEY G W

A List of the Officers & Members of Lodge N° Held at Louisburgh by authority of the Right Worshipfull Bro Richard Gridley Esqr Grand Warden:

  • Edward Huntingford M
  • John Sunderland S W
  • Wm Mulholland J W
  • John Broadbelt Secr.
  • Michael Walsh
  • John Bready
  • Joseph Williams
  • John Little
  • John Prosser
  • Henry McQuade
  • John Hinds
  • David Blakly
  • Patt McMannus
  • Wm Phillips
  • Geo Williams
  • Dav Henderson
  • Thomas Jones
  • Walter Tate
  • Thos. Brooks
  • John Walsh
  • Edward Bready
  • James Fariter
  • Adam Tate —





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