List of Grand Master Masons of the Grand Lodge of Scotland

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

  1. 1736–1737: William St Clair of Roslin[1][2][3]
  2. 1737–1738: George Mackenzie, 3rd Earl of Cromartie[1][2][3]
  3. 1738–1739: John Keith, 3rd Earl of Kintore (G.M. of England; 1740)[1][2][3]
  4. 1739–1740: James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton (G.M. of England; 1741)[1][3]
  5. 1740–1741: Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (G.M. of England; 1744)[3]
  6. 1741–1742: Alexander Melville, 5th Earl of Leven[3]
  7. 1742–1743: William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock[3]
  8. 1743–1744: James Wemyss, 5th Earl of Wemyss[3]
  9. 1744–1745: James Stuart, 8th Earl of Moray[3]
  10. 1745–1746: Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan[3]
  11. 1746–1747: William Nisbet[3]
  12. 1747–1748: The Hon. Francis Charteris (afterwards 7th Earl of Wemyss)[3]
  13. 1748–1749: Hugh Seton[3]
  14. 1749–1750: Thomas Erskine, Lord Erskine (Jacobite Earl of Mar)[3]
  15. 1750–1751: Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton[3]
  16. 1751–1752: James Hay, Lord Boyd (afterwards 15th Earl of Erroll)[3]
  17. 1752–1753: George Drummond (Lord Provost of Edinburgh)[3]
  18. 1753–1754: Charles Hamilton Gordon[3]
  19. 1754–1755: James Forbes, Master of Forbes (afterwards 16th Lord Forbes)[3]
  20. 1755–1757: Sholto Douglas, Lord Aberdour (afterwards 15th Earl of Morton) (G.M. of England; 1757–61)[3]
  21. 1757–1759: Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway[3]
  22. 1759–1761: David Melville, 6th Earl of Leven[3]
  23. 1761–1763: Charles Bruce, 5th Earl of Elgin[3]
  24. 1763–1765: Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie (G.M. of England-Ancients: 1760-66)[3]
  25. 1765–1767: James Stewart (Lord Provost of Edinburgh) 1765-67[3]
  26. 1767–1769: George Ramsay, 8th Earl of Dalhousie[3]
  27. 1769–1771: James Adolphus Oughton[3]
  28. 1771–1773: Patrick McDouall, 6th Earl of Dumfries[3]
  29. 1773–1774: John Murray, 3rd Duke of Atholl (G.M. of England-Ancients 1771-74)[3]
  30. 1774–1776: David Dalrymple (afterwards Lord Hailes)[3]
  31. 1776–1778: Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet[3]
  32. 1778–1780: John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl (G.M. of England-Ancients; 1775–81; 1791-1813)[3]
  33. 1780–1782: Alexander Lindsay, 23rd Earl of Crawford[3]
  34. 1782–1784: David Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan[3]
  35. 1784–1786: George Gordon, Lord Haddo[3]
  36. 1786–1788: Francis Douglas, Lord Elcho (afterwards 8th Earl of Wemyss)[3]
  37. 1788–1790: Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier[3]
  38. 1790–1792: George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton[3]
  39. 1792–1794: George Gordon, Marquess of Huntly (afterwards 5th Duke of Gordon)[3]
  40. 1794–1796: William Kerr, Earl of Ancram (afterwards 6th Marquess of Lothian)[3]
  41. 1796–1798: Francis Stuart, Lord Doune (afterwards 10th Earl of Moray)[3]
  42. 1798–1800: Sir James Stirling, 1st Bt. (Lord Provost of Edinburgh)[3]
  43. 1800–1802: Charles Montagu-Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (afterwards 4th Duke of Buccleuch)[3]
  44. 1802–1804: George Gordon, 5th Earl of Aboyne (afterwards 9th Marquess of Huntly)[3]
  45. 1804–1806: George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie[3]
  46. 1806–1820: The Prince of Wales (afterwards King George IV).[citation needed]
  47. 1806–1808: Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Earl of Moira (afterwards 1st Marquess of Hastings)[3]
  48. 1808–1810: The Hon. William Maule (afterwards 1st Baron Panmure)[3]
  49. 1810–1812: James St Clair-Erskine, 2nd Earl of Rosslyn[3]
  50. 1812–1814: Robert Haldane-Duncan, Viscount Duncan (afterwards 1st Earl of Camperdown)[3]
  51. 1814–1816: James Duff, 4th Earl Fife[3]
  52. 1816–1818: Sir John Marjoribanks, Bt.[3]
  53. 1818–1820: George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale[3]
  54. 1820–1822: Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton[3]
  55. 1822–1824: George Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll[3]
  56. 1824–1826: John Campbell, Viscount Glenorchy (afterwards 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane)[3]
  57. 1826–1827: Thomas Hay-Drummond, 11th Earl of Kinnoull[3]
  58. 1827–1830: Francis Wemyss-Charteris, Lord Elcho (afterwards 9th Earl of Wemyss)[3]
  59. 1830–1832: George Kinnaird, 9th Lord Kinnaird[3]
  60. 1832–1833: Henry Erskine, 12th Earl of Buchan[3]
  61. 1833–1835: William Hamilton, Marquess of Douglas (afterwards 11th Duke of Hamilton)[3]
  62. 1835–1836: Alexander Murray, Viscount Fincastle (afterwards 6th Earl of Dunmore)[3]
  63. 1836–1838: James Broun-Ramsay, Lord Ramsay (afterwards 1st Marquis of Dalhousie)[3]
  64. 1838–1840: Sir James Forrest, 1st Baronet (Lord Provost of Edinburgh)[3]
  65. 1840–1841: George Leslie, 15th Earl of Rothes[3]
  66. 1841–1843: Lord Frederick FitzClarence[3]
  67. 1843–1864: George Murray, Lord Glenlyon (afterwards 6th Duke of Atholl)[3]
  68. 1864–1867: John Whyte-Melville[3]
  69. 1867–1870: Fox Maule Ramsay, 11th Earl of Dalhousie[3]
  70. 1870–1873: Robert St Clair-Erskine, 4th Earl of Rosslyn[3][4]
  71. 1873–1882: Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, 7th Baronet[3][4]
  72. 1882–1885: Walter Erskine, 11th Earl of Mar[3][4]
  73. 1885–1892: Archibald Campbell (afterwards 1st Baron Blythswood)[3][4]
  74. 1892–1893: George Baillie-Hamilton, 11th Earl of Haddington[4]
  75. 1893–1897: Sir Charles Dalrymple of Newhailes, 1st Bt.[4]
  76. 1897–1900: Alexander Fraser, 19th Lord Saltoun[4]
  77. 1900–1904: Hon. James Hozier (afterwards 2nd Baron Newlands)[4]
  78. 1904–1907: Hon. Charles Maule Ramsay[4]
  79. 1907–1909: Thomas Gibson-Carmichael (afterwards 1st Baron Carmichael) (Grand Master of Victoria, Australia, 1909–12)[4]
  80. 1909–1913: John Stewart-Murray, Marquess of Tullibardine (afterwards 8th Duke of Atholl)[4]
  81. 1913–1916: Robert King Stewart of Murdostoun[4]
  82. 1916–1920: Sir Robert Gilmour, 1st Baronet[5]
  83. 1920–1921: Archibald Montgomerie, 16th Earl of Eglinton
  84. 1921–1924: Edward Bruce, 10th Earl of Elgin
  85. 1924–1926: John Dalrymple, 12th Earl of Stair
  86. 1926–1929: Archibald Douglas, 4th Baron Blythswood
  87. 1929–1931: Alexander Archibald Hagart-Speirs
  88. 1931–1933: Robert Hamilton, 11th Lord Belhaven and Stenton
  89. 1933–1935: Alexander Fraser, 20th Lord Saltoun
  90. 1935–1936: Sir Iain Colquhoun of Luss, 7th Bt.
  91. 1936–1937: The Duke of York (afterwards King George VI)
  92. 1937–1939: Sir Norman Orr-Ewing, 4th Bt.
  93. 1939–1942: Robert Balfour, Viscount Traprain (afterwards 3rd Earl of Balfour)
  94. 1942–1945: John Christie Stewart
  95. 1945–1949: Randolph Stewart, 12th Earl of Galloway
  96. 1949–1953: Malcolm Barclay-Harvey (G.M of South Australia, 1941–44)
  97. 1953–1957: Alexander Macdonald, 7th Baron Macdonald of Slate
  98. 1957–1961: Archibald Montgomerie, 17th Earl of Eglinton
  99. 1961–1965: Andrew Bruce, Lord Bruce (afterwards 11th Earl of Elgin)
  100. 1965–1969: Sir Ronald Orr-Ewing, 5th Bt.
  101. 1969–1974: David Liddell-Grainger
  102. 1974–1979: Robert Wolrige Gordon[5]
  103. 1979–1983: James Wilson McKay
  104. 1983–1985: J. M. Marcus Humphrey
  105. 1985–1993: Sir Gregor MacGregor, 6th Baronet
  106. 1993–1999: Michael Baillie, 3rd Baron Burton
  107. 1999–2004: Sir Archibald Orr-Ewing, 6th Bt.
  108. 2004–2005: The Very Rev. Canon Joseph Morrow
  109. 2005–2008: Sir Archibald Donald Orr-Ewing, 6th Bt.[5]
  110. 2008–present: Charles Iain Robert Wolrige-Gordon, 22nd of Hallhead and 11th of Esslemont[5]

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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. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt Outlines of the History of Freemasonry in the Province of Quebec, by John H. Graham, Montreal, 1892, pp. 16-17
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Drink and Society: Scotland 1870–1914: thesis presented for the Degree of Ph.D. of the University of Glasgow, October 1983, by Norma Davies Logan, citing the Yearbook of the Grand Lodge of the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland
  5. ^ a b c d Current Grand Master's biography page on the Grand Lodge website