Masonic Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Vol 1

Author(s): Jackie Ranston


When Captain William Douglas landed at Port Royal in 1738 he had a roving warrant to promote Freemasonry wherever he went. Within a year the Mother Lodge of Kingston was formed, and three years later the first Provincial Grand Master of Jamaica was appointed.

 Volume One of this two part series is a character-driven narrative of the Freemasons who made up the membership of the Jamaican Lodges under the English Constitution from 1739 to 1880. They came from varied backgrounds - merchants, mariners, planters, actors, clerics, printers and storekeepers to name but a few, and over time reflected the changing social landscape in Jamaica. By 1843 the Freemasons' Quarterly Magazine could write that one Kingston lodge with a membership  'being over 90' comprised 'Christians, Jews and persons of colour; and it is delightful to witness the general harmony that exists.'


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  • : 9789769552937
  • : Lewis Masonic Publishers, Limited
  • : Lewis Masonic
  • : books

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  • : Jackie Ranston