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1743

ROBERT TOMLINSON, Grand Master
THOMAS OXNARD, Deputy Grand Master; Grand Master

Hugh McDaniel, Deputy Grand Master
Thomas Kilby, Senior Grand Warden
John Box, Junior Grand Warden

COMMUNICATIONS

  • 03/06: I-7; "Our Right Worsl. Bro. Thos. Oxnard Recd the following Deputation from the Rt. Honble and Rt. Worshl. Lord Barron Ward Grand Master of England appointing him Grand Master of North America in the Room of Our Late Rt. Worshl Grand Master Mr. Tomlinson Deceas'd."
    • I-8: Appointments:
      • Hugh McDaniel, Deputy Grand Master;
      • Thomas Kilby, Senior Grand Warden;
      • John Box, Junior Grand Warden.
  • 06/24: I-7; Robert Jenkins elected Master of First Lodge.

NOTES

Commission of Thomas Oxnard (Pages I-7 and I-8):

J: Ward [SEAL] G: M.

To all and every, Our Rt Worshl, Worshl and Loving Brethren We John Lord Ward Baron of Birmingham in the County of Warwick Grand Master of the Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons SENDETH GREETING,

Whereas Application hath been made unto us by several of Our Brethren Residing in North America praying that We would appoint a Provincial Grand Master for North America in the Room of our Bro Robt. Tomlinson Esqr. Deceas'd late Provincial Grand Master,

Now KNOW YE That We John Lord Ward have Nominated Constituted and Appointed, and by these Presents do Nominate Constitute and Appoint Our Well beloved Bro. Thomas Oxnard Esqr. To be Provincial Grand Master of North America with full power to Nominate and Appoint his Deputy Grand Master and Grand Wardens, and in Our Name and stead to Constitute Lodges in North America he the said ThoS. Oxnard Esqr. taking special care that all and every Member, or Members of any Lodge or Lodges so to be Constituted have been or shall be made Regular Masons, and that he cause all and every the Regulations contain'd in the Printed Book of Constitutions (except so far as they have been alter'd by the Grand Lodge at their Quarterly Communications) to be kept and Observ'd, and also all such other Rules and Instructions as shall from time to time be Transmitted to him by us or Sir Robt. Lawley Bart., our Deputy Grand Master, or the Grand Master or his Deputy for the time being, and that he the said Thos. Oxnard Esqr. do send an Accot. in Writing to us or our Deputy, or the Grand, Master for the time being of all and every the Lodge or Lodges, he shall Constitute with the Date of their Constitution and Days of Meeting and Names of their Members, and their place of abode, also Two Guineas for the General Charity and half a Guinea, for other Expences from every Lodge he shall Constitute, and also to hold four Quarterly Communications in a Year, one of them upon the Feast of St John the Evangelist or as near that time as Conveniently may be. Given under Our Hand and Seal at London This Twenty Third Day of September, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Three, and of Masonry Five Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Three.

By the Grand Masters Command sign'd, JOHN REVIS. G: S.

LIST OF LODGES IN ST. JOHN'S GRAND LODGE JURISDICTION: 1743

No. Location Lodge Precedence Date
1 Boston First 07/30/1733
2 Portsmouth (N.H.) St. John's (Portsmouth) 06/24/1736
3 Boston Master's 01/02/1738
4 Annapolis-Royal, Nova Scotia Annapolis-Royal 06/24/1738

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