MASONIC RECORDS

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Details of MASONIC RECORDS
Title: MASONIC RECORDS
Reference: MAS
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Summary of contents

 

MAS/1 Brighton and Hove Civic Lodge (5223)

 

MAS/1/1 Minute books; 1930-1982

 

MAS/1/2 Signature books; 1930-1979

 

MAS/1/3 Membership lists; 1930-1949

 

MAS/2 Burrell Lodge, Brighton (1829)

 

MAS/2/1 Minute books; 1879-2000

 

MAS/2/2 General Purposes Committee minutes; 1928-1976

 

MAS/2/3 Signature books; 1910-2003

 

MAS/2/4 Declaration books; 1879-1920

 

MAS/2/5 Other records; 1897-2002

 

MAS/2/6 Record books; 1879-1971

 

MAS/2/7 Byelaws; 1912-1971

 

MAS/2/8 Printed programmes; 1929-1947

 

MAS/2/9 Minutes of Lodge of Instruction; 1922-1997

 

MAS/2/10 Minutes of meetings of the Class of Instruction; 1946-1969

 

MAS/2/11 Minutes of Lodge of Instruction Management Committee; 1961-1991

 

MAS/2/12 Subscription books; 1891-1903

 

MAS/2/13 Lodge of Instruction attendance books; 1928-1940

 

MAS/2/14 Annual statement of accounts; 1978/79 - 1995/96

 

MAS/3 Wellington Lodge, Rye (341)

 

MAS/3/1 Minute books; 1823-1982

 

MAS/3/2 Audit and Permanent General Purposes Committee minutes; 1919-1945

 

MAS/3/3 Signature books; 1861-1972

 

MAS/3/4 Declaration books; 1864-1935

 

MAS/3/5 Membership lists; 1823-1877

 

MAS/3/6 Byelaws; 1867-1921

 

MAS/3/7 Membership subscription ledgers; 1814-1930

 

MAS/3/8 Cash books; 1858-1934

 

MAS/3/9 Almoner's book; 1878-1906

 

MAS/4 Sussex Masters' Lodge, Brighton (3672)

 

MAS/4/1 Minute books; 1912-1957

 

MAS/4/2 Signature books; 1913-1964

 

MAS/5 Seaford Lodge, Seaford (2907)

 

MAS/5/1 Minute books; 1902-1979

 

MAS/5/2 General Purposes Committee minutes; 1919-1958

 

MAS/5/3 Signature books; 1902-1969

 

MAS/5/4 Declaration books; 1902-1949

 

MAS/5/5 Record books; 1902-1963

 

MAS/5/6 Membership subscription ledgers; 1902-1955

 

MAS/5/7 Treasurer's cash books; 1902-1955

 

MAS/5/8 Record of fees and dues; 1909-1955

 

MAS/5/9 Membership lists; 1902-1956

 

MAS/5/10 Bank books; 1902-1918

 

MAS/6 Tyrian Lodge, Eastbourne (1110)

 

MAS/6/1 Minute books; 1866-1953

 

MAS/7 Royal York Lodge, Brighton (315)

 

MAS/7/1 Minute books; 1822-1971

 

MAS/7/2

 

MAS/7/3

 

MAS/7/4 Byelaws; 1824-1884

 

MAS/7/5 General Purposes Committee minutes; 1903-1959

 

MAS/7/6 Declaration books; 1889-1949

 

MAS/7/7 Attendance registers; 1856-1963

 

MAS/7/8 Treasurer's account books; 1822-1952

 

MAS/7/9 Secretary's receipt books; 1920-1972

 

MAS/7/10 Secretary's petty cash book; 1920-1960

 

MAS/7/11 Other records; 1834-1953

 

MAS/8 Rottingdean Lodge, Rottingdean (4961)

 

MAS/8/1 Minute books; 1927-1997

 

MAS/8/2 Account book; 1927-1945

 

MAS/8/3 Attendance registers; 1940-1981

 

MAS/8/4 General Purposes Committee minutes; 1927-1984

 

MAS/9 Royal Clarence Lodge, Brighton

 

MAS/9/1 Minute books; 1874-1956

 

MAS/9/2 Analysis of minutes; 1789-1908

 

MAS/9/3 Subscription account books; 1813-1956

 

MAS/9/4 Banquet account book; 1891-1911

 

MAS/9/5 Secretary's declaration books; 1825-1922

 

MAS/9/6 Signature books; 1851-1914

 

MAS/9/7 Byelaws; 1846

 

MAS/10 St Cuthbert Lodge, Hove (6865)

 

MAS/10/1 Minute books; 1948-1966

 

MAS/10/2 Lodge of Instruction minutes; 1949-1961

 

MAS/10/3 General Purposes Committee minutes; 1956-1973

 

MAS/10/4 Signature book; 1949-1964

 

MAS/10/5 Correspondence and papers; 1949-1979

 

MAS/10/6 Other records; 1953

 

MAS/11 Bexhill Lodge, Bexhill (4898)

 

MAS/11/1 Minute books; 1927-1989

 

MAS/11/2 Signature books; 1953-2000

 

MAS/11/3 Declaration books; 1927-1994

 

MAS/12 Temple Lodge, Brighton (4962)

 

MAS/12/1 Minute books; 1927-1977

 

MAS/12/2 Lodge of Instruction minutes; 1948-1959

 

MAS/12/3 Signature books; 1927-1982

 

MAS/12/4 Account books; 1927-1965

 

MAS/12/5 Treasurer's accounts; 1960-1987

 

MAS/12/6 Annual returns; 1952-1958

 

MAS/13 Yarborough Chapter, Brighton (811)

 

MAS/13/1 Minute books; 1873-1983

 

MAS/13/2 Signature books; 1973-1984

 

MAS/14 St Cecilia Lodge, Brighton (1636)

 

MAS/14/1 Minute books; 1876-1976

 

MAS/14/2 General Purposes Committee minutes; 1891-1948

 

MAS/14/3 Attendance registers; 1876-1983

 

MAS/14/4 Declaration books; 1887-1972

 

MAS/14/5 Account books; 1877-1922

 

MAS/14/6 Register of annual returns; 1880-1941

 

MAS/15 Brighthelmstone Lodge, Brighton (8042)

 

MAS/15/1 Minute books; 1965-1977

 

MAS/15/2 Attendance register; 1965-1978

 

MAS/16 United Lodge of Harmony and Friendship, Lewes (452; formerly 701)

 

MAS/16/1 Minute books; 1827-1840

 

MAS/16/2 Byelaws; 1828

 

MAS/17 Pelham Lodge, Lewes (1303)

 

MAS/17/1 Minute books; 1870-1991

 

MAS/17/2 Signature books; 1870-1993

 

MAS/17/3 Records relating to the history of the lodge; c1970

 

MAS/18 Servimus Chapter, Brighton (5832)

 

MAS/18/1 Minutes; 1949-1994

 

MAS/18/2 Signature books; 1949-1996

 

MAS/19 Adur Masonic Lodge, Brighton (2187)

 

MAS/19/1 Minutes; 1887-1986

 

MAS/19/2 Minutes of the Adur Lodge of Masonic Instruction; 1957-1975

 

Following an approach from the Wellington Lodge, Rye concerned about the condition of some of their documents, the Provincial Grand Secretary for Sussex was consulted in October 1980, about the possibility of the records of individual lodges being deposited in the County Record Office. The Grand Secretary, United Grand Lodge of England agreed to this, provided that access was restricted to nominees of the Lodge for 100 years. This condition has been accepted

 

There are some records relating to Freemasons' lodges already in the Record Office, among the Quarter Sessions records (ref. QDS 1). Under legislation passed in 1799 (39 George III c79) certain societies were declared unlawful. Freemasons' lodges were exempted, provided that they deposited annually with the Clerk of the Peace a certificate, which was to include name of lodge, place and time of meeting, and names and descriptions of members. Lists covering the period 1799-1801, 1818, 1834-42, 1844-47, 1856, 1860, 1864-65 have been entered in a register (QDS1/1). These, and later returns up to 1968, can also be found in bundles (QDS1/2). The 1799 legislation was repealed by the Criminal Law Act 1967 (1967 chap 58)

Date: 1813-2003
Held by: East Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Extent: 19 Sub-fonds
Subjects:
  • East Sussex
  • Freemasonry
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Documents in this catalogue are closed to public inspection for 100 years from the last date in the document

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