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Famous Masons

Famous Masons

Famous Freemasons from various walks of life, from royalty, the armed services, to musicans, many of whom have made great efforts to attempt to improve the lot of their fellow man, wherever and whoever he may be. Throughout history some members of the fraternity have made no secret of their involvement, while others have not made their membership public.

Quote……..and to so high an eminence has its credit been advanced that in every age monarchs themselves have been promoters of the art, have not thought it derogatory to their dignity to exchange the Sceptre for the Trowel, have patronized our mysteries, and joined in our assemblies.

Monarchs

King George IV (1762 – 1830)
King William IV (1765 – 1837)
King Edward VII (1841 – 1910)
King Edward VIII (1894 – 1972)
King George VI (1895 – 1952)

Statesmen

Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)
George Canning (1770 – 1827)
Lord Randolph Churchill (1849 – 1895)
Cecil Rhodes (1852 – 1903)
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
Leopold S. Amery (1873 – 1955)

Religion

Geoffrey Fisher,
Archbishop of Canterbury (1887 – 1972)
Sir Israel Brodie (1895 – 1979)

Scientists

Sir Joseph Banks (1744 – 1820)
Dr Edward Jenner (1749 – 1823)
Sir Alexander Fleming (1881 – 1955)
Sir Bernard Spilsbury (1877 – 1947)

Explorers

Sir Richard Burton (1821 – 1890)
Capt Robert Falcon Scott, RN (1868 – 1912)
Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874 – 1922).

Charity

Dr T. J. Barnardo (1845 – 1905)
1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851 – 1925)
Sir William “Billy” Butlin (1899 – 1980)

Army

General Sir John Moore (1761 – 1809)
Field Marshal 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 – 1852)
Field Marshal Earl Roberts of Kandahar (1832 – 1914)
Field Marshal Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (1850 – 1916)
Field Marshal Sir John French, Earl of Ypres (1852 – 1925)
Field Marshal Earl Haig (1861 – 1928)
General Sir Francis Wingate (1861 – 1953)
Field Marshal Garnett, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1883 – 1913)
Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck (1884 – 1981)
Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891 – 1969)

Royal Navy

Admiral Sir Sidney Smith (1764 – 1840)
Admiral Lord Charles Beresford (1841 – 1919)
Admiral Earl Jellicoe (1859 – 1935)

Royal Air Force

Marshal of the RAF, Lord Newall (1886 – 1963)

Actors

David Garrick (1717 – 1779)
Edmund Kean (1787 – 1833)
Sir Henry Irving (1838 – 1905 )
Sir Donald Wolfitt (1902 – 1968)
Peter Sellers (1925 – 1980)

Writers

Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)
Edward Gibbon (1734 – 1794)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 – 1816)
Robbie Burns (1759 – 1796)
Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832)
Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882)
Sir William S. Gilbert (1836 – 1911)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930)
Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936)

Artists

Sir James Thornhill (1676 – 1734)
William Hogarth (1697 – 1764)
John Zoffany (1733 – 1810)
Sir John Soane (1753 – 1837)

Music

Thomas Arne (1710 – 1778)
(Rule Britannia)
Samuel Wesley (1766 – 1837)
Sir Henry Bishop (1786 – 1855)
(Home Sweet Home)
Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842 – 1900)

Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

Entertainers

Sir Harry Lauder
David Nixon
Cyril Fletcher
Geraldo
Nat Jackley
Alfred Marks
Jim Davidson
Edmundo Ross
Cyril Stapleton
Tommy Trinder
Jimmy Wheeler
Roger de Courcey

Sportsmen

Harold Abrahams
Jackie Milburn
Sir Donald Campbell
Malcolm Campbell
Sir Leonard Hutton
Jock Stein
Sir Alec Rose
Sir Clive Lloyd
Jim Peters
Sir Arthur Gold
Trevor Simpson
Len Shackleton
Joe Wade
Leslie Compton
Herbert Sutcliffe
Bill Bowes
Sir Thomas Lipton
William ‘Jack’ Dempsey
Arnold Palmer
Tony Allcock
Peter Ebdon
Mark Wildman