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Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by kenlew25, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. kenlew25

    kenlew25 Registered User

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    Greetings brothers.....Who was the very first WM in Fremasonry?
     
  2. Lordzum

    Lordzum Registered User

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    Anthony Sayer UGLE
     
  3. tomasball

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    no...Sayer was the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England (not the UGLE which succeeded it). As I recall, we really have no evidence that Sayer was the Master of a Lodge before being elected Grand Master.

    If you really want to find the first record of someone as Worshipful Master of a Lodge, I think you may have to look to Scotland.
     
  4. Lordzum

    Lordzum Registered User

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    I see, this site is priceless for the amount of light I receive.
     
  5. Mac

    Mac Moderator Premium Member

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    More specifically, you might contact a brother who is a member of Scotland's Lodge Mother Kilwinning No. 0. If I remember right, they have the oldest Masonic minutes known to us. Of course, the title "Worshipful Master" like that of "Pope" was not necessarily around in the early stages of the organization's history. Some of the exposures I've read have indicated that you were a Master Mason if you were what we today recognize as WM or PM of a Lodge. This pre-dates the Three Degree system we now have, of course.

    Is this for a research effort?
     
  6. Nate Riley

    Nate Riley Premium Member

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    Hiram Abif!
     
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  7. Mac

    Mac Moderator Premium Member

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    That's funny. Every time I've met the guy, he's never sitting in the East. ;)
     
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  8. jwhoff

    jwhoff Premium Member

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    That's been my experience.
     

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