Glittering Star Lodge #322
Glittering Star Lodge #322, as explained below, was instrumental
in the foundation of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Massachusetts,
fore-runner of today's Grand Lodge of Massachusetts AF&AM. My
thanks to Bro. Ron Gee for this extensive information. -- GLD
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 1996 18:56:14 -0700
From: Ron Gee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: plus other info re Glittering Star #322 (IC)
> The Grand Secretary's office is perhaps still at least somewhat
> disorganized after the sudden and untimely passing of the Grand
> Secretary, R.W. Robert Patey.
I had seen this information on your web page earlier and notified my
Bro Secretary just prior to the Annual visit of Glittering Star to MW G
L of Ireland last month. Sincere condolences from all members of
G/Star. I am sure that R.W.Bro. Robert Patey will be sadly missed and
not only for his work in Lodge.
Now, as to your interest. There is a book detailing the History of
the Lodge but I shall have to search for it. It is a home produced
publication but not by me I hasten to add.
The information I intended to send to your G. Sec was initiated
because I saw the History of MW GL of Massachusetts on your web page and
thought that I would bring you up to date. However here is a summary -
more to follow if interested.
As you already know,at the foundation of the Prov.G.L. of
Massachusetts, MW Bro Joseph Warren was made Prov Grand Master and he
was assisted in the formation of PGL by the three military Lodges
stationed in Boston at that time. One Ancient, one Scottish and on
Irish. I believe that the first two mentioned are now defunct but I am
delighted to be able to inform you that the Irish Lodge was Glittering
Star #322 and it is still alive and very well.
MW Bro. Joseph Warren appointed as Prov G S W a certain Captain
Jerimiah French and as Prov G J W, Captain Ponsonby Molesworth. Both of
these Army Officers were members of Lodge Glittering Star. Glittering
Star was warrented on May 3rd, 1759, 10 years before the foundation of
the Prov GL of Massachusetts, in His Majesty's 29th Foot regiment.
Your MW Grand Lodge remembered the part played by Glittering Star in
the formation of Prov GL of Massachusetts when at G/Star's 200th
Installation in 1959, the MW Grand Lodge presented us with a solid
silver 24 inch gauge which is used at every meeting of the Lodge and is
always much admired.
I believe that there are only two travelling warrants still in
existence, ours and St. Patricks #259, also Irish Constitution which is
at present in Germany with its Regiment.
We have a base in Dudley, West Midlands (not far from Birmingham)
where we usually have our Installation meeting which is attended by many
distinguished brethren from various Constitutions. We usually have the
pleasure of the company of either the Grand Master or his Deputy from
the MW GL of Ireland. As far as Ireland is concerned we are regarded as
a Lodge on Foreign soil!!.
I am at present Senior Warden and (DV) hope to attain the Chair next
We are not allowed to meet at our base because we have to excercise
our travelling warrant and so we tend to be like cuckoos and meet all
over the UK at the invitation of other Lodges.
Hope that this has wet your appetite - more to follow if still
interested as I am sure that you must be.
Sorry to go on at length
Sincerely and fraternally,
Ron Gee T.D.,P.Prov.G.Supt.Wks (Gloucestershire)
PM Chipping Campden Lodge #5452 (EC)
WM J ustice and Equity Lodge 8807 (EC)
SW Glittering Star #322 (IC)
Senior Warden Province of MMM of Worcestershire
I live just outside Evesham which is about 12 miles South of
Stratford on Avon, a place well known to most American visitors.
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 1996 08:51:15 -0700
From: Ron Gee <email@example.com>
Subject: Massachusetts State House Dedication
May I as a humble representative of Lodge Glittering Star #322 (Irish
Constitution) send Fraternal Greetings and Congratulations to MW Grand
Lodge of Massachusetts from the Worshipful Master, Bro. Junior Warden,
Grand Officers, Officers, Brethren and myself, Senior Warden, on the
occasion of the re-enactment of the cornerstone laying ceremony of
Massachusetts State House July 4th, 1995 - originally laid by Paul
Revere in 1795. May MW Grand Lodge of Massachusetts continue to prosper.
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