Square and Compass

Warrant Nos. 79 & 315

Number 79 

There is no record of the issue of this warrant in the Grand Lodge Register but probably issued either December 1737 or May 1738.

SOUTH MAYO MILITIA
3 May, 1810 – Read a Memorial from Brs. Pat. Barrett, Sam. Wardlaw and Pat. Kelly of 575, praying a Warrant to hold a Lodge in the South Mayo Militia and afterwards in Westport. They were granted 79.

3 February, 1814 – Read a Memorial from the Master and Wardens of Lodge 79, South Mayo Militia praying a duplicate of that Warrant it having been defaced. Granted.

6 March, 1832 – “I request you will have the kindness to let me know by return of post what is the demand against Lodge No. 79 which I had obtained for the South Mayo Militia in the year 1810 as that Warrant is lying dormant these few years in consequence of not having Members to attend, as the first, and the last, Master of that Body I now mean to commence business again in this Town, at present, with the approbation of the Grand Lodge, and clear off all old accounts as soon as possible. I remain, etc. Pat. Barrett, Mr. 79”.

22 June, 1822 – Letter listing Officers – Val. McLoughlin, Master; R. Magill, S.W. and John Cooke J.W. together with four other members. The warrant was cancelled and returned on the 7th January, 1830.

Number 315    

Warrant No. 315 was originally issued to Tandragee Co. Armagh on 5th April, 1759 and worked there until 1831, when in accordance with the practice of those days it was surrendered in exchange for a senior number - No. 79.

To maintain its seniority following the arrival of Lodge 105 from Loughbrickland, a new warrant was sought. After a unsuccessful attempt to purchase Warrant No 12 we find a new warrant No 79, was issued to the Lodge on 28th June 1831.

       

Photograph of Lodge Warrant

3 May, 1810 – Read a Memorial from Brs. Pat. Barrett, Sam. Wardlaw and Pat. Kelly of 575, praying a Warrant to hold a Lodge in the South Mayo Militia and afterwards in Westport. They were granted 79.

Lodge Warrant