Freemasonry in District of Madras

History is story of the past events which invariably bears significance to the present and the future. Reviewing the history, particularly about, the toils and struggles to establish and develop such an institution by our elders, to the present status makes us aware of our responsibilities to develop the institution further. The relevance of reviewing the history lies in the guidance it gives us to solve contemporary problems.

 

Masonry is very ancient, but where do we fit in? The English had taken Free Masonry with them where ever they settled in the British Empire which was spreading far and wide including India. Four Masonic Lodges had come together to form the UGLE on the 24th June, 1717. In the year 1723 a list of Regular Lodges was published. There were 74 Lodges in England and Wales. At that time when the empire was spreading, deputations were sent to form Lodges in Gibraltar and India. The first Lodge in India was formed in the year 1730 at Calcutta. It was a military Lodge. Masonry took roots in the South India much later. Though Masonry came to Madras in 1752 all the Lodges started till 1765 were short lived. The first Lodge in Madras was started in 1786 (The Lodge of Perfect Unanimity No.150). Masonry came to our region of South Tamil Nadu in the year 1765 at Trichinopoly (Trichy), presently The Lodge of Rock No. 260. This is the second oldest Lodge in the Coromandel Coast.

Chronological Table of Important Events in The History of Craft Freemasonry in The Madras District since 1752

2018R.W. Bro. Brig. W.E. Shackell, CBE, Grand Secretary, retired on 25th April, W.Bro. Dr. David Richards Staples took over as Grand Secretary
2017Tercentenary of United Grand Lodge of England celebrations at Chennai on 10th to 12th August. R.W. Asst. Grand Master Sir David Hugh Wootton along with R.W.Bro. Oliver Lodge, Grand Director of ceremonies attended the meeting. The Pitt Macdonald Lodge No.1198 celebrated its 150th year along with this meeting. A coffee table book was released on the occasion and a Mozart music show was conducted.
2016R.W. Bro. Brig. W.E. Shackell, CBE took over as Grand Secretary
2016R.W.Bro. C.N.R. Brown, Grand Secretary, retires on 30th April
20153rd Asia-Pacific District Grand Master's Conference was held on 7th August at Chennai
2015W.Bro. Abdul Jifri invested as Deputy District Grand Master and W.Bro. D. Rajasekaran, invested as Asst. District Grand Master on 14th February
2014Golden Jubilee of Chapter John Miller No.1906 celebrated on 4th March
2014Golden Jubilee of Golconda No.3249 celebrated on 3rd March
2013V.W.Bro. S. Sampath, Deputy District Grand Master attends the quarterly communication on 12th June 2013 and has meetings with the Grand Secretary
2013R.W.Bro T.A. Devagnanam, R.W. District Grand Master, attends the Grand Lodge Investiture Convocation on 25th April and the meetings with M.W.Pro Grand Master and Grand Secretary, V.W.Bro. C.N.R. Brown
2012Bi-Centenary of Chapter School of Plato No.150 celebrated on 10th February, M.E.Comp. George Pipon Francis, M.E.II Grand Principal, Supreme Grand Chapter of England attends the convocation and presents the Bi-centenary Chapter and jewels
2012W.Bro. Abdul Jifri, invested as Asst. District Grand Master on 11th February
2011W.Bro. S. Sampath, invested as Deputy District Grand Master and W.Bro D.P. Marshall, reinvested as Asst. District Grand Master on 13th August
2011V.W.Bro. T.A. Devagnanam installed District Grand Master, on the same day by R.W. District Grand Master. K.R.N. Menon at Trichy
2011R.W. District Grand Master K.R.N Menon, retires on 13th August
2011W.Bro. D.P. Marshall, Asst. District Grand Master attends the Grand Lodge Annual Investiture Communication on 27th April
2011Prestonian Lecture - 2011 by W.Bro. James Campbell on 27th July, hosted by The Archibald Campbell Lodge at Chennai
2010W.Bro. S. Sampath, District Grand Secretary attends the Grand Lodge Annual investiture Communication on 28th April
2010M.W.Bro. The Rt. Hon. Lord Cornwallis, O.B.E., DL, Past Pro Grand Master called to the Grand Lodge above on 6th March
2010W.Bro. M.S. Chintamani, Past Deputy District Grand Master called to the Grand Lodge above on 20th February
2009W.Bro. T.A. Devagnanam invested as Deputy District Grand Master on 14th February. Inauguration of the Masonic Library and Auditorium at the Freemasons' Hall, Chennai on 6th December
2008The Lodge Southern Brotherhood No.3311 celebrates its Centenary on 22nd August
2008W.Bro. M.A. Chacko, Past Deputy District Grand Master called to the Grand Lodge above on 24th July
2008W.Bro. A.I. Kurian invested as Asst. District Grand Master on 9th February
2008The Golconda Lodge No.3249 celebrates its centenary on 8th February
2007M.W.Bro. The Most Hon. Marquess of Northampton, the M.W. Pro. Grand Master and V.W.Bro. Nigel Brown, Grand Secretary visits Freemasons' Hall, Chennai and Cornwallis Masonic Homes, Bangalore, between November 20-24
2007W.Bro. K.V. Srinivasan, PAGDC, District Grand Treasurer attends The Grand Lodge Quarterly Communication on 13th June
2007R.W. District Grand Master, R.W.Bro. K.R.N. Menon accompanied by W.Bro. S. Sampath Dist. Grand Secretary attends the Grand Lodge Investiture convocation on 25th April and has meetings with M.W. Pro Grand Master and Grand Secretary, V.W.Bro. C.N. Brown, W.Bro. S. Sampath meet with the Chief Executive and other officers of the Grand Charity
2006The Cornwallis Masonic Home for assisted Living, at Bangalore, inaugurated by M.W.Bro. Lord Cornwallis. A banquet follows in the evening at the Hotel Chancery Pavilion on 6th December
2006Lord Cornwallis visited Chennai and attends a White Table Banquet at the Freemasons' Hall on 4th December
2006M.W.Bro. Fiennes Lord Cornwallis accompanied by Lady Stephanie Cornwallis visits Hyderabad and participated in the ladies night as well as in the celebrations of St. John's Lodge's 170th Anniversary on 1st December
2005Construction of Cornwallis Masonic Home Commences in November
2005W.Bro. C. Rajaraman, Past Deputy District Grand Master called to the Grand Lodge above on 28th December
2005W.Bro. Mathews Philip, Past Asst. District Grand Master called to the Grand Lodge above on 19th July
2005The Boxing day Tsunami devastation in the District, particularly in Cuddalore, and the Grand Charity provides relief through various agencies amounting to £300,000. The District Grand Charity also supports relief efforts in Kerala through Lodges Quilon & Cochin.
2005W.Bro. G. Rangachari invested as Asst. District Grand Master on 12th February
2005W.Bro. Dr. K.K.Varma invested as Deputy District Grand Master on 12th February
2004W.Bro. S. Chellappa Past Deputy District Grand Master called to the Grand Lodge above on 17th August
2004W.Bro. P. Mukundan invested as Deputy District Grand Master on 14th February
2003Archibald Campbell lodge No.4998 celebrates its Platinum Jubilee on 7th February. R.W.Bro. D.C. Bajan, R.W. District Grand Master of Bombay and Northern India with his deputation, present and attends the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. W.Bro. Dr. James Campbell, grandson of Sir Archibald Campbell (IPM of the Middlesex Lodge No.143) present and attends the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. W.Bro. M.A. Chacko invested as Deputy District Grand Master, W.Bro. Dr. K.K. Varma invested as Asst. District Grand Master on 8th February
2003R.W.Bro A.P. Tampi, O.S.M. Past District Grand Master called to the Grand Lodge above on 31st January
2002United Grand Lodge of England accords restoration of recognition (which was withdrawn in 1992) to Grand Lodge of India on 11th December
2002R.W.Bro. K.R.N. Menon, R.W. District Grand Master, accompanied by W.Bro. K.V. Srinivasan, DGS and B. Balaji Singh, DG D of C proceed to Mumbai and install W.Bro. Dorab Cowasji Bajan as the Grand Superintendent and District Grand Master of Bombay and Northern India on 27th and 28th September 2002, respectively
2002Masonic and Heritage Buildings Trust established 3rd July to facilitate renovation of Madras Freemasons' Hall Trust property as well as other Masonic and Heritage Buildings
2002R.W.Bro. J.W. Daniel, Past Grand Secretary and W.Bro. T.J. Lewis visits Chennai between 7th and 9th May
2002District Grand Lodge connected to Internet on 29th January and placed on website
2001W.Bro. K. Krishna Pillai invested as Asst. District Grand Master on 10th February
2001W.Bro. S. Chellappa invested as Deputy District Grand Master on 10th February
2001W.Bro. K.R.N. Menon installed District Grand Master on 10th February.
2000R.W.Bro. A.P. Tampi, O.S.M. resigns as District Grand Master (December)
1999W.Bro. K.R.N Menon, PAGDC, District Grand Secretary attends the Quarterly Communication of United Grand Lodge of England on 8th September, 1999. W.Bro. K.R.N. Menon well received by M.W.Bro. The Rt. Hon. Farnham, Pro Grand Master
1998An Especial Convocation of the District Grand Lodge of Madras held on 25th October at Bangalore under the banner of Lodge Southern Brotherhood No.3311. M.W.Bro. The Rt. Hon. Lord Cornwallis, Past Pro Grand Master and R.W.Bro. A.E.G. Gilbert, District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of Bombay and Northern India attended. The ceremony of laying the foundation stone for Cornwallis Masonic home for assisted living at Boilahalli, Bangalore was performed by M.W.Bro. The Rt. Hon. Lord Cornwallis ably assisted by R.W.Bro. A.P. Tampi, O.S.M. District Grand Master, District Grand Lodge of Madras. Present also at this solemn ceremony were R.W.Bro. A.E.G. Gilbert, Lady Cornwallis and a large gathering of Brethren and their wives
1998Lodge Minchin No.2710 celebrated its Centenary on 13th February along with the Annual Investiture meeting of the District Grand Lodge
1997The publication and circulation of the "Coromandel Courier" well received. Subsequent issues follow regularly revived after a gap of five years. Issue No.11 of September, 1997
1997R.W.Bro. A.P. Tampi, District Grand Master, District Grand Lodge of Madras conferred the converted Honour "The Order of Service to Masonry" by M.W.Bro H.R.H. the Duke of Kent, Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England. A memorable function held in Bangalore attended by a large number of brethren and their wives to felicitate this event
1997The District Grand Lodge of Madras Annual Investiture Meeting/Convocation was held outside Madras for the first time, the venue being Ootacamund. W.Bro. M.S Chintamani invested as Deputy District Grand Master and W.Bro. Mathews Philip invested as Asst. District Grand Master at the DGL Annual Investiture Meeting held on 8th February.
1996W.Bro. G. Swaminathan invested as Asst. District Grand Master on 10th February
1995On 9th January, Lodge Pitt Macdonald gifts a mobile X-Ray Machine costing Rs.65,000 to Blue Cross of India, a society devoted to the care and treatment of sick and wounded animals. R.W. District Grand Master attends the function and hands over the equipment. Later that evening he attends the Installation Meeting of the Lodge
1995R.W. District Grand Master completes 84 years in September an event called "Sahasra Chanadra Darshana" (Thousand Moons). The four Lodges in Kerala viz., Kerala Lodge No.2188, Lodge Minchin No.2710, Lodge Cochin No.4359 and Lodge Quilon No.5839 jointly hosts a gala get-together at Kovalam, on 28th October attended by R.W. District Grand Master and Mrs. Tampi. A large gathering of brethren from the four Lodges present
1995Lodge St. George No.2532 celebrates its Centenary on 14th January. R.W.Bro. A.P. Tampi District Grand Master unveiled a commemorative tablet. R.W.Bro. J.K. Chande, R.W. District Grand Master of East Africa present
1994M.W.Bro. the Rt. Hon. Lord Farnham attends a meeting of Lodge Southern Brotherhood No.3311 on 2nd March at Bangalore and meeting of the Lodge Cochin at Cochin on 3rd March
1994M.W.Bro. the Rt. Hon. Lord Farnham and Lady Farnham accompanied by W.Bro. J.M. Hamill attends a function hosted in their Honour by the City Lodges at the Taj Coromandel Hotel in Madras. The R.W.Bro. A.P. Tampi District Grand Master was in attendance
1993Chapter Pitt Macdonald No.1198 celebrates its Centenary on 16th October
1993Chapter Benson No.1093 celebrates its Centenary on 13th August. Unveils a Commemorative tablet
1992The United Grand Lodge of England withdraws recognition to Grand Lodge of India
1992The United Grand Lodge of England celebrates its 275th Anniversary
1992The District Grand Lodge celebrates its 225th Anniversary
1992W.Bro. P Mukundan invested as Deputy District Grand Master on 8th February
1991The Lodge of Rock No.260 celebrates its Centenary on August 9th at Tiruchirappalli along with the D.G.L. Half-Yearly meeting. R.W.Bro. A.P. Tampi District Grand Master felicited on his having completed 10 years as District Grand Master
1990W.Bro. S. Chellappa invested as Asst. District Grand Master on 10th February
1989W.Bro George Gnanadickam, District Grand Secretary attends Grand Lodge Communication on 13th December. Met the Grand Secretary and was later taken through the different departments of the Grand Lodge
1989W.Bro. T.A. Devagnanam, Asst. District Grand Master calls on the Grand Lodge above on 14th October
1989R.W.Bro. A.P. Tampi unveils the portrait of the MW Grand Master HRH the Duke of Kent in the premises of Freemasons' Hall, Madras on 18th May, 1989. This is the first portrait of a Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge adorning the walls of Freemasons' Hall, Madras
1989R.W.Bro. A.P. Tampi installs R.W.Bro Archibald Edwards as District Grand Master of Bengal at Calcutta on 1st April, 1989
1988W.Bro. T.A. Devagnanam, Asst. District Grand Master attends the Annual Convocation of the Grand Lodge of Western Australia on 31st October, 1988
1988The Lodge Ampthill No.3682, celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of the Lodge which coincides with the District Grand Lodge Half-Yearly Meeting under the banner on 13th August, 1988 at Coimbatore
1988The first issue of Newsletter "Coromandel Courier" released on 12th February 1988
1988W.Bro. A.P. Tampi felicitated on his completion of 50 years of Masonry on 12th February, 1988 at Freemasons' Hall, Madras.
1987W.Bro T.A. Devagnanam and W.Bro. M.S. Chintamani was present at the Annual Investiture Meeting of the United Grand Lodge of England on 29th April
1987M.W. Frank Gamblin, Past Grand Master of Western Australia attends the District Grand Lodge Half-Yearly Meeting, held at Calicut on 12th September
1987W.Bro. T.A. Devagnanam (Sr) invested as Asst. District Grand Master 14th February
1987W.Bro. C. Rajaraman invested as Deputy District Grand Master 14th February
1986M.W.Bro. Rt. Hon. Lord Cornwallis attended the meetings of the Anchor of the Hope Lodge No.1093, Wellington and The Lodge of Faith Hope and Charity No.1285, Ootacamund on 17th November. He meets the Brethren of the Lodge Ampthill No.3682 Coimbatore and the Brethren of the Lodge Cochin No.4359, Cochin at the halts during his journey. He also attended the meeting of the Kerala Lodge No.2188, Calicut and joins the Centenary Celebrations. He inaugurates the New Hall and unveils the Centenary Plaque on 18th November. He attended the Bi-Centenary meeting of the Lodge Perfect Unanimity No.150. He also opened the renovated air-conditioned Temple No.3 and unveils the Bi-Centenary Tablet
1986M.W. Grand Master H.R.H the Duke of Kent, was honoured with the Distinction of Knight of the Garter by Her Majesty the Queen. M.W.Bro. the Rt. Hon. Lord Cornwallis, OBE., DL., M.W. The Pro. Grand Master United Grand Lodge of England and Lady Cornwallis, visited the District of Madras between 15th and 20th November, 1986.
1985Lodge Cochin celebrates W.Bro. S.S. Kuder's completion of 50 years in Masonry (27th April)
1985Lodge Ampthill No.3682 annexe to the Temple opened by R.W. District Grand Master A.P. Tampi on 20th April
1985District Grand Charity set up by merger of various Charity Funds of the District on 9th February
1985Lodge of Faith, Hope and Charity No.1285 celebrates its Centenary (9th August) along with the half-yearly meeting of the District Grand Lodge. Workshop held on selected Masonic topics
1982Lodge Southern Brotherhood No.3311 celebrates Platinum Jubilee (August 11) along with the half-yearly meeting of the District Grand Lodge. Colloquium held on the theme "Me & Freemasonry". Proceedings published
1982R.W.Bro. Lt. Col. GS. Gill, Past District Grand Master, called to Grand Lodge above (10th May)
1982Cauvery Lodge No.3848 celebrates Diamond Jubilee (10th April). R.W. District Grand Master A.P. Tampi unveils a tablet and also a photograph of R.W.Bro. Lt. Col. GS. Gill, Past District Grand Master
1981W.Bro. C. Rajaraman invested as Assistant District Grand Master on 11 the September
1981Assistant District Grand Master's office revived
1981W.Bro. S.S. Koder reinvested as Deputy District Grand Master on 11th September
1981W.Bro. A.P. Tampi installed District Grand Master on 11th September
1980R.W.Bro. Lt. Col. G.S. Gill resigns as District Grand Master (December)
1980John Miller Lodge No.1906 celebrates its Centenary (22nd December)
1980R.W.Bro. Sir James & Lady Stubbs visits this district between 25th - 30th November
1980W.Bro. S.S. Koder invested as Deputy District Grand Master (9th February)
1979W.Bro. G. Morley, Deputy District Grand Master calls to the Grand Lodge above (11th December)
1978R.W. Deputy Grand Master R.W.Bro. Hon. Fiennes Cornawalis, OBE, DL pays and official visit to this district between 15-19 November and attends the Installation Meetings of John Miller Lodge No.1906 and Lodge Southern Brotherhood No.3311
1976Lodge Kerala No.2188 celebrates the 90th Anniversary (2nd October)
1974The Lodge Ampthill No.3682 celebrates its Diamond Jubilee
1972Lodge Minchin No.2710 celebrates its Platinum Jubilee (October)
1970The dedication and consecration of new Temple of Lodge Ampthill (6th January)
1969Lodge and Chapter Southern Brotherhood, No.3311 celebrates its Diamond Jubilee (13th September)
1968Lodge Golconda No.3249 celebrates Golden Jubilee (23rd February)
1967W.Bro. G. Morley invested as Deputy District Grand Master (15th November)
1967Lodge Pitt Macdonald No.1198, celebrates its Centenary (10th October)
1967W.Bro. S. Chadwick was invested as Deputy District Grand Master (11th February) 1967. W.Bro. S.Chadwick, Deputy District Grand Master called to the Grand Lodge above on 24th August.
1967Lt. Col. G.S. Gill, CIE, OBE, IMS (Retd.), installed District Grand Master (11th February)
1967The Lodge Kerala celebrates the 80th year Jubilee (7th January)
1966R.W.Bro. TV. Muthukrishna Iyer, District Grand Master, called to the Grand Lodge above on 9th October
1966The Lodge Quilon No.5839, celebrates its Silver Jubilee (12th November)
1966The Lodge Anchor of Hope No.1093, celebrates its Centenary (12th August)
1961Grand Lodge of India Constituted, Lodge of Madras District which opted to affiliate: Goodwill No.465; Mount No.926; Bangalore No.1043; Mayo No.1406; Deccan No.1444; Mysore No.1841; Carnatic No.2031; Southern Cross No.2291; Pandyan No.2356; Coorg No.2576; Waltair No.2592; United Service No.2735; Salem No.3400; Justitia No.3457; Burroughs Strange No.3565; Murray Hammick No.3636; Madras Masters No.4487; Annamalai No.5015; University No.7690
1961The John Miller Lodge No.1906, celebrates its Platinum Jubilee (15th March)
1960The Lodge Justitia celebrates its Golden Jubilee (12th November)
1958The Golconda Lodge celebrates its Golden Jubilee (26th February)
1958The Salem Lodge celebrates its Golden Jubilee (23rd January)
1957The Minchin Lodge celebrates its Diamond Jubilee (7th December)
195670th Year Jubilee of the Kerala Lodge No.2188 (20th October)
1955The Waltair Lodge No.2592, celebrates its Diamond Jubilee (20th August)
1955Dedication of the Building of the Lodge Cochin (21st May)
1954The Archibald Campbell Lodge celebrates its Silver Jubilee (27th October)
1950The Pandyan Lodge celebrates its Diamond Jubilee (23rd September)
1947The Lodge Annamalai No.5015, was revived (18th November)
1947The Minchin Lodge No.2710, celebrates its Golden Jubilee (23rd August)
1946Tiruchendurai Venkatarama Muthukrishna Iyer appointed District Grand Master
1946The Lodge of Universal Charity No.273, celebrates its centenary (20th December)
1946Freemasons' Hall moved back to Commander-in-Chief Road, Egmore(26th August)
1944Assistant District Grand Master appointed for the first time (19th February)
1944The lodge of Goodwill No.465, celebrates its Centenary (22nd January)
1943The Carnatic Lodge No.2031, celebrates its Diamond Jubilee (18th December)
1943Cauvery Lodge No.3848, celebrates its Diamond Jubilee (24th July)
1942Freemasons' Hall moved to Kelly's Road, Kilpauk (8th April)
1941The Quilon Lodge No.5839, consecrates at Bangalore under a Provisional Warrant (23rd August)
1941The John Miller Lodge No.1906, celebrates its Diamond Jubilee (18th March)
1939The Lodge Ampthill, No.3682, celebrates its Silver Jubilee (23rd August)
1939The building of the Pandyan Lodge No.2536, was dedicated (30th December)
1939The Southern Cross Lodge No.2298, celebrates its Golden Jubilee (16th September)
1938The Mysore Lodge No.1841, celebrates its Diamond Jubilee (15th October)
1938The Murray Hammick Lodge No.3636, celebrates its Silver Jubilee (26th February)
1937The St. John's Lodge No.434, celebrates its Centenary (27th December)
1937The Waltair Lodge No.2592, celebrates its Silver Jubilee of the Hamilton memorial Masonic Temple (21st August)
1936The Building of the Salem Lodge, No.3400 was dedicated (21th October)
1936The Kerala Lodge No.2188, celebrates its Jubilee (1st October)
1934George Townsend Boag appointed District Grand Master
1933The Carnatic Lodge No.2031, celebrated its Jubilee (27th October)
1933Opening and dedication of the Goshamahal Baradri, Hyderabad Decan (8th February)
1928The Lodge Annamalai No.5015, consecrated (24th March)
1928The Archibald Campbell Lodge No.4998, consecrated (15th February)
1928Dedication of the building of the Lodge Ampthill No.3682 Coimbatore (7th February)
1928Visit of the deputation from the United Grand Lodge of England to the Madras District (28th January to 16th February)
1927The Building of the Lodge Minchin No.2710, was dedicated (4th March)
1926Warrant of Confirmation for the Lodge Burroughs Stranger, No.3565 (5th May)
1925Warrant of Confirmation for the Mysore Lodge, No.1841 (19th June)
1925His Excellency Viscount Goschen, Governor of Madras, opens the New Freemasons' Hall building (27th February)
1924Warrant of confirmation for the Coorg Lodge No.2576 (5th November)
1923The Madras Masters' Lodge No.4487, consecrated
1923The building of Cauvery Lodge No.3848 was dedicated
1923His Excellency Lord Willingdon, Governor of Madras, lays the foundation stone of the New Masonic Temple at Madras (26th February)
1923Foundation-stone laid for the New Masonic Hall, Tanjore
1922The Madras Masters' Lodge No.4487, Madras. Warranted
1922Archibald Young Gipps Campbell appointed District Grand Master
1921Lodge Cochin, No.4359, Cochin. Warranted
1921HRH the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. The Most Worshipful Grand Master visited the District Grand Lodge at the Banqueting Hall, Madras
1919Peace Celebration by all the Madras Lodges
1919District Grand Lodge office moved to temporary Freemasons' Hall, Egmore
1918Cauvery Lodge No.3848, Tanjore. Warranted
1916District Grand Lodge office moved to Freemasons' Hall, rented building in Egmore
1914Llewellyn Eddison Buckley appointed District Grand Master
1913Lodge Ampthill No.3682, Coimbatore. Warranted
1912Lodge Murray Hammick, No.3636, Chittoor. Warranted
1911Lodge Burroughs Strange, No.3565, Vijayawada. Warranted
1910Lodge Justitia, No.3457, Madras. Warranted
1910Sir Murray Hammick appointed District Grand Master
1909Lodge Salem No.3400, Salem. Warranted
1908Lodge Southern Brotherhood No.3311, Bangalore, Warranted
1906District Grand Lodge office moved from Vepery to Mount Road
1906Herbert Bradeley appointed District Grand Master
1901Lord Ampthill appointed District Grand Master
1898Lodge United Service, Bangalore, No.2735, Warranted
1897Lodge St. Andrew's transferred to Bombay
1897Lodge Minchin No.2710, Trivandrum, Warranted
1896Lodge Moore, No.2604, Warranted. Erased 1903
1895Lodges Coorg No.2576 and Waltair, Visakhapatnam, No.2522 Warranted
1894Lodge St. George, Madras No.2532, Warranted
1891Lt. Col. G.M.J. Moore appointed District Grand Master
1888Local Warrant for Lodge Pandyan, Madurai. Grand Lodge Warrant 1890 No.2356
1888Lord Connemara (Governor of Madras) appointed District Grand Master
1888Local Warrant for Lodge Southern Cross, Palayamcottah. Grand Lodge Warrant 1889, No.2298
1886Local and Grand Lodge Warrant for Lodge Kerala, Calicut No.2188
1884Arthur Morell Saunders appointed District Grand Master
1883Local Warrant for Lodge Carnatic, Mount Road. Grand Lodge Warrant 1884, No.2031
1879Madras Masonic Institutions established
1879Local Warrant for Lodge John Miller, Royapuram, Madras. Grand Lodge Warrant 1881, No.1906
1879Lt. Col. Aubrey William Ogilvie Saunders appointed District Grand Master
1879Local Warrant for Lodge Pruedentia, Nagapattinam. Grand Lodge Warrant 1880, No.1859. Erased 1908
1878Local Warrant for Lodge Mysore. Grand Lodge Warrant, August 1876. No.1841
1878Local Warrant for Lodge Coromandel, Kakinada. Grand Lodge Warrant February 1879. Erased 1908
1877Local Warrant for Lodge Southern Cross, Palayamcottah, Grand Lodge Warrant 1878, No.1758. Erased 1888
1875District Grand Lodge presented an address to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, the Most Worshipful Grand Master (afterwards King Edward VII and protector of the Craft)
1875John Miller appointed District Grand Master
1874Warrant of Confirmation for the Lodge of Rock, No.260
1873Local and Grand Lodge Warrant for Lodge Deccan, Chudderghat, No.1444
1872Local and Grand Lodge Warrant for Lodge Mayo, Secunderabad No.1406
1869Warrant of Confirmation for Lodge of Perfect Unanimity No.150
1869Local and Grand Lodge Warrant for Lodge Faith, Hope and Charity, Ootacamund, No.1285
1869His Excellency the Earl of Mayo elected as Honorary Member of the District Grand Lodge
1867Arthur Mac Donald Ritchie appointed District Grand Master
1867A special meeting of the District Grand Lodge to help his Excellency Lord Napier in laying the foundation stone of the Presidency College
1867Local and Grand Lodge Warrant for Lodge Pitt Macdonald, Madras No.1198
1866Provincial Grand Lodge styled District Grand Lodge
1866Local Warrant for Lodge Anchor of Hope, Wellington, Nilgiris. Grand Lodge Warrant 1865, No.1049. Erased 1904
1863Local Warrant for Lodge Western Star, Cannanore. Grand Lodge Warrant 1865, No.1049. Erased 1904
1863Local Warrant for Lodge Bangalore, Primrose Road. Grand Lodge Warrant 1864, No.1043
1863All the Lodges then existing renumbered
1862Local Warrant for Lodge Mount, St. Thomas Mount. Numbered 926 in 1863
1861Local Warrant for Lodge Emulation, Nagapattinam. Grand Lodge Warrant 1863. Erased 1868
1856Colonel W.M. Pitt Macdonald appointed Provincial Grand Master afterwards styled District Grand Master
1852Robert H Williamson appointed Provincial Grand Master
1849Grand Lodge Warrant for Lodge Pilgrims of Light, Madras. Broke up 1851. Erased 1862
1847George and William Lodge No.328 SC was opened in Fort St. George
1847Warrant of confirmation for Lodge Universal Charity, Numbered 273 in 1863
1840(John) Elphinstone, Governor of Madras, appointed Provincial Grand Master
1840Local Warrant for the Cantonment Lodge, Bangalore. Grand Lodge Warrant 1842. Erased 1862
1839Foundation stone laid for the New Masonic Temple on the beach near Cappers by Lord Elphinstone
1839Government grant a site near Cappers for the New Masonic Temple
1837Local Warrant for Lodge Armenia, Armenian Street, Madras. Grand Lodge Warrant 1840. Erased 1862
1836Local Warrant for Lodge Goodwill, Bellary. Grand Lodge Warrant 1840. Numbered 445 in 1863
1836Duplicate Warrant for Lodge Universal Charity, Madras
1830Lodge Universal Charity goes into abeyance
1830Local Warrant for Lodge Neilgherry, Ootacamund. Grand Lodge Warrant 1835. Erased 1862
1830Local Warrant of Lodge Oriental Star. Grand Lodge Warrant 1845. Suspended by Provincial Grand Lodge 1841. Erased 1832
1826Herbert Compton appointed Provincial Grand Master
1823Lodge St. Andrew's Union, united with Lodge St. Patricks becoming Lodge St. Andrew's and St. Patricks Union. Erased 1832
1823Local Warrant for the Corinthian Lodge, Cannanore. Grand Lodge Warrant 1836. Erased 1862
1822Local Warrant for Lodge Hibernia and Union, Quilon. Grand Lodge Warrant 1836. Erased before 1868
1820Local Warrant for Lodge St. John, Secunderabad. Not on Register of Grand Lodge until 1836. Warrant of confirmation 1868
1820George Lys appointed Acting Provincial Grand Master
1819Local Warrant for Lodge of Honour and Humanity, Madras. Grand Lodge Warrant 1836, Erased before 1863
1819Local Warrant for Lodge of Social and Military Virtues, Madras. Grand Lodge Warrant 1863
1816Local Warrant for the Lodge of Rock, Trichinopoly. Given number of Social Friendship in 1820. No.260 in 1868
1814Lodge Carnatic Military united with Lodge St. Andrew's becoming Lodge St. Andrew's Union
1814Richard Jebb appointed Provincial Grand Master
1813Provincial Grand Lodge presented an address to the MW the Earl of Moria, past acting Grand Master, on arrival at Madras as Governor General
1813Local Warrant for St. David's Lodge, Madras. Not recorded in Grand Lodge
1813Local Warrant for Lodge of Fortitude and Perseverance, Cannanore. Grand Lodge Warrant 1820. Erased 1839
1812Local Warrant for Lodge St. Patrick's
1812Local Warrant for Lodge of United Friendship, Madras. Not recorded in Grand Lodge
1812Herbert Compton appointed Provincial Grand Master
1811Warrant for Lodge of Universal Charity, Madras
1810Local Warrant for Lodge St. Andrew's Chepauk, not recorded in Grand Lodge
1806Terence Gahagan appointed Provincial Grand Master
1806Local Warrant for Travancore Union, Quilon. Not recorded in Grand Lodge
1803Local Warrant for Lodge of Unity and Friendship, 33rd Regiment, Vellore. Not recorded in Grand Lodge.
1801Local Warrant for Lodge of Philanthropists, Scots Brigade. 94th Foot, Madras, Grand Lodge Warrant 1802. Erased 1813
1799Local Warrant for Lodge St. Andrew Union. 19th regiment, Foot, now the Green Howards, Madras. Grand Lodge Warrant 1802. Erased 1813
1798Grand Lodge Warrant for Lodge Unity, Peace and Concord, not Stationary. Left Madras District 1824
1795Local Warrant for Lodge Strength and Beauty, I, Vellore. Not recorded in Grand Lodge
1790Warrant for Lodge of Social Friendship, Trichinopoly. Erased 1803
1789John Chamier appointed Provincial Grand Master
1788Brigadier-General Mathew Horne appointed Provincial Grand Master, dies at Woriyur, Trichinopoly
1787Grand Lodge Warrant for Lodge of Social Friendship, Coast of Coromandel. Erased 1862
1787Grand Lodge Warrant for Lodge No.5 (Local Number), Coast of Coromandel
1787Grand Lodge Warrant for Lodge of Social Friendship, Madras, whose number was given to Lodge Rock in 1820
1786Grand Lodge Warrant for Perfect Harmony, St. Thomas Mount, Erased 1813
1786Grand Lodge Warrant for Lodge Carnatic Military, Arcot, Erased 1813
1786Grand Lodge Warrant for Lodge of Perfect Unanimity, 1 (Local No.), Numbered 150 in 1863
1786Local Warrant for the Steward's Lodge, Freemasons' Hall, Madras. Extinct 1790
1786Amalgamation of Atholl and regular Lodges in Madras
1786Brigadier-General Mathew Horne appointed Provincial Grand Master
1781Warrant for Atholl Lodge, Provincial Grand Lodge, Fort St. George
1779Warrant for Atholl Lodge, St. Thomas Mount. Warrant surrendered 1786
1779Local Warrant for Atholl Lodge, a Lodge & Ist Battalion 2 Regiment. Not registered
1775Nawab Umdut-ul-Umra initiated in Lodge No.3, Trichinopoly
1768Warrant for Atholl Lodge No.1, Provincial, Fort St. George, warrant surrendered in 1786
1767Captain Edmund Pascal appointed Provincial Grand Master
1767Warrant for Lodge Fort St. George. Erased in 1791
1765Warrant for Lodge No.3, Trichinopoly. Erased in 1791
1765Warrant for Lodge No.2, Madras (Ellore). Erased in 1791
1765Warrant for Lodge No.1, Madras. Broke in 1777
1752Warrant for a Lodge at Madras in East Indies. Erased in 1790