History of Freemasonry around the World and Lebanon

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1390
January 25

1390

The Regius Document often referred to as the Halliwell Manuscript, believed to date from this year, is considered to be the basis of the “Ancient Charges”. It contains 15 “articles” and 15 ” points”.
1479
January 25

1479

The title Master Mason appeared after the name of William Orchard at Magdalen College (Oxford).
1599
January 25

1599

The first known record of a Masonic Lodge, Aitchinson’s Haven Lodge, Mussleburgh, January 9 (Scotland). The oldest known existing lodge, Edinburgh Lodge Number 1 is recorded on July 3.
1641
January 25

1641

The earliest recorded initiation was that of Sir Robert Moray, by a group of Masons in a Scots regiment at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 20 May.
1642
January 25

1642

First minutes of Mother Kilwinning Lodge.
1686
January 25

1686

John Aubrey wrote his “National History of Wiltshire” and spoke of “Fraternity of Free-Masons” and described them as ” adopted” and “accepted” masons.
1717
January 25

1717

On 24 June 1717 four London Lodges, which had existed for some time, came together at the Goose and Gridiron Tavern in St Paul's Churchyard, declared themselves a Grand Lodge and elected Anthony Sayer as their Grand Master...Read More
1736
January 25

1736

The Grand Lodge of Scotland was established in November.
1861
January 25

1861

First lodge in Lebanon chartered by The Grand Lodge of Scotland was Palestine Lodge No. 415
2013
January 25

2013

The Grand Lodge of Scotland establishes the District Grand Lodge of Lebanon with 6 Lodges operating under it
2017
January 25

2017

The number of the Lodges operating under the District Grand Lodge of Lebanon became 9
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