Petition For Charter

Application for Charter


Petition for a charter to hold a new Lodge

Unto the Most Worshipful the Grand Master Mason. The Right Worshipful, the Office-Bearers and members of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

The petition of the undersigned regularly registered Master Masons of the Lodges mentioned against our respective names.

Humbly sheweth that:

That your petitioners having the good of Masonry at heart are desirous of extending the benefits of the craft in this part of the country. 

Which cannot be accomplished without having a regularly constituted Lodge.

We therefore being anxious to commence and carry on our Masonic labours under sanction of the Grand Lodge pray for a charter of constitution and erection empowering us to meet as a regular Lodge at Buckhaven Fifeshire by the name and title of Lodge Randolph and there to discharge the duties of Masonry in a constitutional manner according to the forms of the order and the laws of Grand Lodge. And we recommend and propose the following to be the first Office-Bearers of the Lodge (viz)

Robert Morris PM

St. John



Peter Houston MM

St. John


Depute Master

Charles Philip MM



Substitute Master

James Stuart MM



Senior Warden

Peter Deas MM

St. Adrian


Junior Warden

Thomas Seath MM

St. John



George Williamson MM




Alexander Aitken MM

Star of Addiewell


Senior Deacon

James Beveridge MM



Junior Deacon

James Campbell MM

St. John


Inner Guard

Richard Steward MM




The prayer of the petition being granted we promise strict obedience to the constitution and laws of the Grand Lodge.

James Beveridge MM Union 250

John Campbell MM St. John 26

Peter Houston MM St. John 26

James Stuart MM 91

Peter Deas MM 185

Thomas Seath MM 540

George Williamson MM 106

Robert Morris PM 540 & 72

Charles Philip No.91

Richard Steward MM 91

William Ness MM 75

Alexander Aitken MM 635

This petition was laid before a General Meeting of Lodge Elgin No.91 held on Thursday 24th April 1890 and our support unanimously granted.

James Traill RWM

John Brooks SW

A Cameron JW

D Jackson Secy 

This petition was laid before a meeting (of which due notice was given) of Lodge St. Clair of Dysart 520 held on Friday 25th April 1890 and unanimously approved of.

John Ritty RWM

George James Capel Secretary