List of Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Scotland

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This is a list of Grand Master Masons of the Grand Lodge of Scotland:

Those referenced[edit]

  1. 1736–1737: William St Clair of Roslin[1][2]
  2. 1737–1738: George Mackenzie, 3rd Earl of Cromartie[1][2]
  3. 1738–1739: John Keith, 3rd Earl of Kintore (G.M. of England; 1740)[1][2]
  4. 1739–1740: James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton (G.M. of England; 1741)[1]
  5. 2008–present: Charles Ian R. Wolrige Gordon[3]
  6. 2005–2008: Sir Archibald Donald Orr-Ewing, 6th Bt.[4]
  7. 1916–1920: Sir Robert Gilmour, 1st Baronet[5]
  8. 1974–1979: Robert Wolrige Gordon[6]

those needing references[edit]

  1. 1740–1741: Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (G.M. of England; 1744)
  2. 1741–1742: Alexander Melville, 5th Earl of Leven
  3. 1742–1743: William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock
  4. 1743–1744: James Wemyss, 5th Earl of Wemyss
  5. 1744–1745: James Stuart, 8th Earl of Moray
  6. 1745–1746: Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan
  7. 1746–1747: William Nisbet
  8. 1747–1748: The Hon. Francis Charteris (afterwards 7th Earl of Wemyss)
  9. 1748–1749: Hugh Seton
  10. 1749–1750: Thomas Erskine, Lord Erskine (Jacobite Earl of Mar)
  11. 1750–1751: Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton
  12. 1751–1752: James Hay, Lord Boyd (afterwards 15th Earl of Erroll)
  13. 1752–1753: George Drummond (Lord Provost of Edinburgh)
  14. 1753–1754: Charles Hamilton Gordon
  15. 1754–1755: James Forbes, Master of Forbes (afterwards 16th Lord Forbes)
  16. 1755–1757: Sholto Douglas, Lord Aberdour (afterwards 15th Earl of Morton) (G.M. of England; 1757-61)
  17. 1757–1759: Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway
  18. 1759–1761: David Melville, 6th Earl of Leven
  19. 1761–1763: Charles Bruce, 5th Earl of Elgin
  20. 1763–1765: Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie (G.M. of England-Ancients: 1760-66)
  21. 1765–1767: James Stewart (Lord Provost of Edinburgh) 1765-67
  22. 1767–1769: George Ramsay, 8th Earl of Dalhousie
  23. 1769–1771: James Adolphus Oughton
  24. 1771–1773: Patrick McDouall, 6th Earl of Dumfries
  25. 1773–1774: John Murray, 3rd Duke of Atholl (G.M. of England-Ancients 1771-74)
  26. 1774–1776: David Dalrymple (afterwards Lord Hailes)
  27. 1776–1778: Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet
  28. 1778–1780: John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl (G.M. of England-Ancients; 1775-81; 1791-1813)
  29. 1780–1782: Alexander Lindsay, 23rd Earl of Crawford
  30. 1782–1784: David Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan
  31. 1784–1786: George Gordon, Lord Haddo
  32. 1786–1788: Francis Douglas, Lord Elcho (afterwards 8th Earl of Wemyss)
  33. 1788–1790: Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier
  34. 1790–1792: George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton
  35. 1792–1794: George Gordon, Marquess of Huntly (afterwards 5th Duke of Gordon)
  36. 1794–1796: William Kerr, Earl of Ancram (afterwards 6th Marquess of Lothian)
  37. 1796–1798: Francis Stuart, Lord Doune (afterwards 10th Earl of Moray)
  38. 1798–1800: Sir James Stirling, 1st Bt. (Lord Provost of Edinburgh)
  39. 1800–1802: Charles Montagu-Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (afterwards 4th Duke of Buccleuch)
  40. 1802–1804: George Gordon, 5th Earl of Aboyne (afterwards 9th Marquess of Huntly)
  41. 1804–1806: George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie
  42. 1806–1820: The Prince of Wales (afterwards King George IV).

Acting Grand Masters:

  1. 1820–1822: Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton
  2. 1822–1824: George Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll
  3. 1824–1826: John Campbell, Viscount Glenorchy (afterwards 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane)
  4. 1826–1827: Thomas Hay-Drummond, 11th Earl of Kinnoull
  5. 1827–1830: Francis Wemyss-Charteris, Lord Elcho (afterwards 9th Earl of Wemyss)
  6. 1830–1832: George Kinnaird, 9th Lord Kinnaird
  7. 1832–1833: Henry Erskine, 12th Earl of Buchan 1832-3
  8. 1833–1835: William Hamilton, Marquess of Douglas (afterwards 11th Duke of Hamilton)
  9. 1835–1836: Alexander Murray, Viscount Fincastle (afterwards 6th Earl of Dunmore)
  10. 1836–1838: James Broun-Ramsay, Lord Ramsay (afterwards 1st Marquis of Dalhousie)
  11. 1838–1840: Sir James Forrest, 1st Bt. (Lord Provost of Edinburgh)
  12. 1840–1841: George Leslie, 15th Earl of Rothes
  13. 1841–1843: Lord Frederick FitzClarence
  14. 1843–1864: George Murray, Lord Glenlyon (afterwards 6th Duke of Atholl)
  15. 1864–1867: John Whyte-Melville
  16. 1867–1870: Fox Maule Ramsay, 11th Earl of Dalhousie
  17. 1870–1873: Robert St Clair-Erskine, 4th Earl of Rosslyn
  18. 1873–1882: Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, 7th Baronet
  19. 1882–1885: Walter Erskine, 11th Earl of Mar
  20. 1885–1892: Archibald Campbell (afterwards 1st Baron Blythswood)
  21. 1892–1893: George Baillie-Hamilton, 11th Earl of Haddington
  22. 1893–1897: Sir Charles Dalrymple of Newhailes, 1st Bt.
  23. 1897–1900: Alexander Fraser, 19th Lord Saltoun
  24. 1900–1904: Hon. James Hozier (afterwards 2nd Baron Newlands)
  25. 1904–1907: Hon. Charles Maule Ramsay
  26. 1907–1909: Thomas Gibson-Carmichael (afterwards 1st Baron Carmichael) (Grand Master of Victoria, Australia, 1909-12)
  27. 1909–1913: John Stewart-Murray, Marquess of Tullibardine (afterwards 8th Duke of Atholl)
  28. 1913–1916: Robert King Stewart
  29. 1920–1921: Archibald Montgomerie, 16th Earl of Eglinton
  30. 1921–1924: Edward Bruce, 10th Earl of Elgin
  31. 1924–1926: John Dalrymple, 12th Earl of Stair
  32. 1926–1929: Archibald Douglas, 4th Baron Blythswood
  33. 1929–1931: Alexander Archibald Hagart-Speirs
  34. 1931–1933: Robert Hamilton, 11th Lord Belhaven and Stenton
  35. 1933–1935: Alexander Fraser, 20th Lord Saltoun
  36. 1935–1936: Sir Iain Colquhoun of Luss, 7th Bt.
  37. 1936–1937: The Duke of York (afterwards King George VI)
  38. 1937–1939: Sir Norman Orr-Ewing, 4th Bt.
  39. 1939–1942: Robert Balfour, Viscount Traprain (afterwards 3rd Earl of Balfour)
  40. 1942–1945: John Christie Stewart
  41. 1945–1949: Randolph Stewart, 12th Earl of Galloway
  42. 1949–1953: Malcolm Barclay-Harvey (G.M of South Australia, 1941-44)
  43. 1953–1957: Alexander Macdonald, 7th Baron Macdonald of Slate
  44. 1957–1961: Archibald Montgomerie, 17th Earl of Eglinton
  45. 1961–1965: Andrew Bruce, Lord Bruce (afterwards 11th Earl of Elgin)
  46. 1965–1969: Sir Ronald Orr-Ewing, 5th Bt.
  47. 1969–1974: David Liddell-Grainger
  48. 1979–1983: James Wilson McKay
  49. 1983–1985: J. M. Marcus Humphrey
  50. 1985–1993: Sir Gregor MacGregor, 6th Baronet
  51. 1993–1999: Michael Baillie, 3rd Baron Burton
  52. 1999–2004: Sir Archibald Orr-Ewing, 6th Bt.
  53. 2004–2005: The Very Rev. Canon Joseph Morrow
  54. 2005–2008: Sir Archibald Donald Orr-Ewing, 6th Bt.
  55. 2008-present: Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kenneth Robert Henderson Mackenzie (1987), The Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia, Aquarian Press, p. 288 
  2. ^ a b c Robert Freke Gould (1936), "History of the Grand Lodge of Scotland", Gould's History of Freemasonry throughout the World 2, C. Scribner's Sons, p. 383, The Grand Master Masons of Scotland since the constitution of the Grand Lodge of Scotland have been as follows : 1736. William St. Clair of Roslin. 1737. George, third Earl of Cromarty. 1738. John, third Earl of Kintore... 
  3. ^ Current Grand Master's biography page on the Grand Lodge website
  4. ^ Current Grand Master's biography page on the Grand Lodge website
  5. ^ Current Grand Master's biography page on the Grand Lodge website
  6. ^ Current Grand Master's biography page on the Grand Lodge website

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