Lodge Leask No.1084


Right Worshipful Masters
Roll of Honour

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David KENNEDY

2018-

Roll No ?. He was initiated into Lodge Leask on 00/00/0000, passed on 00/00/0000 and raised on 00/00/0000.He recieved his Mark Degree on 00/00/0000. He is a Police Officer. Lodge Leask
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Colin BEGG

2017-2018

Roll No 618. He was initiated into Lodge Leask on 15/01/2007, passed on 19/02/2007 and raised on 05/03/2007.He recieved his Mark Degree on 04/04/2008 and is also a member of the RAC. He is former Police Officer, but unfortunately had to be retired on medical grounds after a very serious motorbike RTA while on duty. He now supervises diving work and runs a local B&B when not visiting and supporting the local Lodges. Lodge Leask
73

Scott WINCHESTER

2015-2017

Roll No 640. He was initiated into Lodge Leask on 18/10/2010, passed on 19/11/2010 and raised on 24/01/2011.He recieved his Mark Degree on 09/03/2011. He is a local photographer and runs his own business in Maud. Lodge Leask
72

Colin BEGG

2012-2015

Roll No 618. He was initiated into Lodge Leask on 15/01/2007, passed on 19/02/2007 and raised on 05/03/2007.He recieved his Mark Degree on 04/04/2008 and is also a member of the RAC. He is former Police Officer, but unfortunately had to be retired on medical grounds after a very serious motorbike RTA while on duty. He now supervises diving work and runs a local B&B when not visiting and supporting the local Lodges. Lodge Leask
71

Dr James R MACKAY

2010-2012

Roll No 580.He was initiated 3rd March 1997, passed 17th March and raised on 28th April of that year. He is also a local doctor and in partnership with PM Bro Nicol. He came to the Chair of Solomon in a very busy year. Not only is he Master in the Centenary year, but 2010-2011 appeared to be a very busy year as regards numbers of candidates. He was therefore in charge of the Lodge during a time of great resurgence in the craft. A great responsibility therefore rested on his shoulders. Lodge Leask
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Rev. Canon P. G. D. JONES

2008-10

Patrick affiliated from Lodge St Nathalan of Tullich in Mar in 2002 . He was a PM of Lodges of Lodge St. Nathalan of Tullich-in-Mar No. 259, Ballater and is currently Provincial Grand Chaplain of Aberdeenshire West and achieved Honorary Grand Rank as Honorary Senior Grand Chaplain. Lodge Leask
69

Iain TROUP

2006-08

No 583 Iain was initiated as a Lewis(the son of Harry Troup) at the age of 18 on14th April 1997, passed on 20th October and raised on 8th November of the same year. He is a Trading Manager for Strachans, Peterhead. He continues to attend regularly and to contribute to many Lodge activities. He is a keen athlete and Rugby enthusiast and is a Past-captain of Aberdeen Wanderers RFC. He is also an enthusiastic member of Round Table and enjoys contributing to their fund raising events Lodge Leask
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Kevin E. HURHANGEE

2004-06

Roll No 578. Kevin was initiated 16th December 1996, passed 6th January 1997 and raised on 20th January of that year. Kevin is a dental surgeon in Peterhead, he continues to attend regularly and to contribute to many sides of the Lodge’s activity. He is a keen golfer and amongst his other interest he includes karate being a pupil at one time of James Hardie PM No 256 Lodge Leask
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Andrew E. PATTERSON

2002-04

oll No 566 was initiated 6th December 1993 passed 24th January 1994 and raised on 21st March of that year. An engineer in the offshore oil industry he continues to attend regularly and to contribute to many Lodge activities. He is a keen DIY fanatic and has laboured hard in many projects in the Lodge Lodge Leask
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John A. MACRITCHIE

2000-02

Roll No 571. John is a local Criminal Solicitor and was initiated Dec 5th 1994, passed 16th January and raised on 6th March 1995. He is also a reponing member Lodge Felix 355 becoming Master in 2010-11. Presently being unable to attend Lodge for professional reasons, he has nevertheless acquired a formidable reputation for wit and bonhomie. His absence from the Lodge has resulted in him achieving cult status somewhat similar to Elvis Presley—Many sightings have been reported but he never seems to make an appearance. He does however support the Lodge in many ways and is always ready to help in any way he can. He is PZ of St Andrew RAC 146 and founding member and Past Worthy Supreme Ruler of Hill o’ Mormond Conclave of the OSM. Lodge Leask
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Dr. Douglas R. H. NICOL

1998-2000

Roll No -570 is the local GP (known in Doric as the “Maad Dochtir”) was initiated, 5th December 1994, passéd 6th February and raised on 20th February 1995. He has been Lodge Secretary since 2001. He restored and developed the annual Kirk Service and founded the annual Indian Gourmet Experience. He is the Provincial Grand Secretary of Aberdeenshire East, Proxy Senior Warden of Lodge Thistle 1014 of Barbados, a Grand Steward and a member of Grand Committee. At Grand Lodge he was responsible for forming the First Aid Group. He is a re-poning member and Immediate Past Master of Lodge Felix 355 (2009-2010) and WSW of Lodge Sir Robert Moray 1641. He is a PZ of St Andrew 146 and a Past Most Worthy Supreme Ruler of Hill o’ Mormond Conclave of the OSM.His unique approach to time keeping has become legendary. Lodge Leask
64

William M. BRUCE

1997-98

Roll No 528-Willie was initiated on 17th December 1984, passed on 7th January 1985 and raised on 21st January 1985 whist still a student. He is now a widely-travelled oil industry executive, he is resident in Stuartfield. He continues to attend and support the Lodge as often as possible .> Lodge Leask
63

Ronald J.SIMPSON

1996-97

Roll No 540- Ronnie was initiated on 23rd March, passed 4th May and raised on 7th December 1987. He is a local garage owner in Stuartfield and has become synonymous with Lodge Leask being a frequent visitor at all levels in Freemasonry. Having served a total of four years as Master in 92-95 and again in 96-97, he has now served as Lodge Treasurer since 2001. He is an Honorary Member of many Lodges and Proxy Senior Warden of Lodge of South Africa. He received his Provincial Commission as Provincial Grand Chaplain in 2009 and received Honorary Grand Rank as Honorary Grand Junior Deacon in 2008 from the then RWPGM Bro Alfred J W Davidson. In 2008 he was also honoured by the Lodge with a Distinguished Service Jewel and certificate for services to the Lodge in particular and the craft in general. He has become an ambassador for Freemasonry throughout Scotland and beyond and has a reputation as an expert Installing Master for many Lodges. He has also achieved highly in other Orders of Freemasonry and was a driving force behind the founding of Hill o’ Mormond Conclave of the Secret Monitor and is currently Deputy Grand Worthy Supreme Ruler for North Scotland. He is a PZ of St Andrew RAC. Lodge Leask
62

William J. SELL

1995-96

Roll No 523. Initiated passed and raised. Willie spent his early years in Old Deer becoming a prison officer and latterly became a driver for the local Out of Hours Medical Service. He continues as a regular attender in the Office of Almoner. He is the only Master other than Bro Ron Simpson to have served for two terms, namely 97-89 and 95-96. Lodge Leask
61

Ronald J.SIMPSON

1992-95

Roll No 540- Ronnie was initiated on 23rd March, passed 4th May and raised on 7th December 1987. He is a local garage owner in Stuartfield and has become synonymous with Lodge Leask being a frequent visitor at all levels in Freemasonry. Having served a total of four years as Master in 92-95 and again in 96-97, he has now served as Lodge Treasurer since 2001. He is an Honorary Member of many Lodges and Proxy Senior Warden of Lodge of South Africa. He received his Provincial Commission as Provincial Grand Chaplain in 2009 and received Honorary Grand Rank as Honorary Grand Junior Deacon in 2008 from the then RWPGM Bro Alfred J W Davidson. In 2008 he was also honoured by the Lodge with a Distinguished Service Jewel and certificate for services to the Lodge in particular and the craft in general. He has become an ambassador for Freemasonry throughout Scotland and beyond and has a reputation as an expert Installing Master for many Lodges. He has also achieved highly in other Orders of Freemasonry and was a driving force behind the founding of Hill o’ Mormond Conclave of the Secret Monitor and is currently Deputy Grand Worthy Supreme Ruler for North Scotland. He is a PZ of St Andrew RAC. Lodge Leask
60

David GARDINER

1991-92

Roll No A 171-David was an Elctrical Engineer residing in New Deer. He affiliated from Lodge Stirling Royal Arch No 76 on 2nd February 1987. David was an accomplished organist and played the organ at the Masonic Kirk Services taken by Bro Rev Derek Scott in Maud Parish Church. Lodge Leask
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John (Iain) A. SUTHERLAND

1990-91

Roll No A 170-affiliated from Lodge St John No 60 on 3rd November 1986. He was manager of the Peterhead Power Station and lived at. After his stint as Master , he became Treasurer until 1997. He is a great organiser and responsible for motivating several projects including fund raising projects for the carpets in the early 90’s. Lodge Leask
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Alan McPHEE

1989-90

Roll No A 169-Alan affiliated from Lodge. Following his stint as Master he became Secretary of the Lodge until 2001. He was a well respected and much loved member of the Lodge and sadly passed to Grand Lodge Above in 2008. The Lodge sponsored a key of the Brindley and Foster Organ Restoration in Grand Lodge in his memory. On his passing to Grand Lodge above, he left a sum of money to the Lodge which funded the Pillars on either side of the Master’s Chair which were erected to his memory Lodge Leask
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William J. SELL

1987-89

Roll No 523. Initiated passed and raised. Willie spent his early years in Old Deer becoming a prison officer and latterly became a driver for the local Out of Hours Medical Service. He continues as a regular attender in the Office of Almoner. He is the only Master other than Bro Ron Simpson to have served for two terms, namely 97-89 and 95-96. Lodge Leask
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Greg ELRICK

1985-87

Roll No 497-He was initiated 5th February, passed 5th March and raised on 2nd April 1979. Greg was initially a prison officer and lived in Peterhead. He latterly became a bus driver for Maynes of Buckie and now lives in Cuminestown. Lodge Leask
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Ian A. EWEN

1983-85

Roll No 456 was a prison officer and resided in Boddam. He was initiated on 5th March, passed 2nd April and raised 5th May 1973 Until recently he represented the Lodge at the Provincial Bowling competition. He was also responsible for organising the Lodge dances at the New Inn in Ellon for many years Lodge Leask
54

Robert RITCHIE

1981-83

No 472, was a plumber from New Deer. He was initiated 21st October, passed 4th November and raised on 2nd December 1974. Lodge Leask
53

Alfred W. GORDON

1979-81

Roll No 380 was initiated 1st October 1962, passed 15th October and raised 5th November of that year. Remarkably he also shared all three ceremonies with Ali Gibson (Master no 55), and James Ritchie Another example of three future Masters sharing all three ceremonies. As they were all of the same age (21-22) they must have motivated each other to reach the chair albeit up to 20 years later. Lodge Leask
52

James C McDONALD

1977-79

oll No 462-affiliated from Lodge Strathdon 1538 in 1973 and was an Agricultural Engineer and resided in Maud. He is remembered as a great character and was the life and soul of the Lodge at the name being known as “Auld Mac” Lodge Leask
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Alistair W. GIBSON

1976-77

Roll No 379-He was initiated 1st October, passed 15th October and raised 5th November in 1962. He shared all three ceremonies with James Ritchie and Alfred Gordon other future Masters. Ali was a joiner and delayed his passage through the offices because of work commitments. Although dogged by ill health, he was a regular attender until his passing in 2009. Lodge Leask
50

David J. COOK

1975-76

Roll No 443- David is the son of PM Bro Harold Cook. He was initiated on 6th February, passed 1st March and raised on 3rd April 1971. He was a laboratory assistant at the time of his initiation and now resides in Aberdeen. Lodge Leask
49

Michael J. DAVIDSON

1974-75

Roll No 434- Michael was initiated 2nd March 1970, passed 16th March and raised on 6th April of that year. He was a Bacon Curer at the time of his initiation and later became a Prison Officer. He still attends the Lodge. It was during his tenure of Office that the Lodge moved to its present premises. Lodge Leask
48

Harold COOK

1973-74

He was the local Grocer of Burnside Stores Maud, and later became manager of Flemings in Peterhead. He was initiated 21st March, passed 18th April and raise 2nd May 1960. On each occasion he shared his evening ceremony with James Taylor and Kenny Gray. Lodge Leask
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John. Alexander BUCHANAN

1972-73

John, a banker, was the son of Past Master, Angus Buchanan and was initiated 2nd Dec 1963 nd passed on 16th Dec. He was raised on 20th January 1964. His twin brother William was initiated in February of that year. Lodge Leask
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Kenneth Ivor GRAY

1971-72

Kenny was initiated on 21st March, passed on 18th April and raised on 2nd May 1960. He was an Agricultural Engineer and managing director of Grays of Fetterangus. He still resides in Fetterangus and attends the Lodge occasionally. His son Kevin is a member of Ugie 939 and his grandson Matthew was recently initiated passed and raised in that Lodge . Lodge Leask
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Arthur M. PIRIE

1970-71

rthur (a Clerk of Works) and his brother George were initiated on 18th February and passed together on 18th February 1963, and passed together on 4th March. Arthur was raised on 18th March. He served as Secretary from 1965-69 becoming RWM the following year. As a PM he became a stalwart member of the Lodge and served as Almoner until he died in 1997. A Memorial Service was undertaken in the Lodge in early 1998. Being well known in the area, he was well suited for this office of Almoner. He was renowned for his many anecdotes often delivered during a lecture and became a support for many younger masons Lodge Leask
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Alexander CLUBB

1969-70

Sandy was a forester who came originally from Tarves. He affiliated from St Mary’s No 1287 of Fyvie in 1965. Sadly he was killed in a road accident o Christmas Day 1970 when he was struck by a passing car whilst attending to his own broken down vehicle. His Lodge Memorial Service on 29th December, 1970 attracted 120 mourners. Further tribute was made in a regular meeting of the Lodge and a letter of condolence was read from Lodge St John Operative No 193 in Rothes. In the October Bro Hugh Taylor of St Mary reported several visits to Mrs. Clubb and at a later meeting it was agreed that both Lodges would share in providing a small granite memorial to be placed on Bro Clubb’s grave. Lodge Leask
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William NORRIS

1968-69

Roll No 332 Bill was a labourer for the Water Board and resided at New Deer, He was initiated 1st November, passed 22nd November 1954 and raised 8th February 1955 Sadly, Bill died in office in 1969 and hsi wife gifted a clock to the Lodge in his memory Lodge Leask
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James RITCHIE

1967-68

Roll No was initiated 1st October , passed 15th October and raised 5th November 1962 sharing his ceremonies with Ali Gibson(Master No 51) and Alfred Gordon (Master No 53)He was described as a stonecutter and resided at New Deer. Lodge Leask
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Peter F. MACKIE

1966-67

Roll No 264- Peter worked for the Railways as a Shunter. He was initiated on March 5th 1945, Passed on March 19th and raised on April 2nd of that year. Peter gifted the Pedestal Bile to the Lodge in 1988. He spent his latter years in Maud Hospital before passing to Grand Lodge above Lodge Leask
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James A. TAYLOR

1965-66

Roll No 363 was initiated 21st March, passed 18th April and raised on 2nd May 1960 sharing each ceremony with Harold Cook (Master No 52), Kenny Gray (Master No 50 ), and Eddie Gray , Three future masters sharing the same three ceremonies must be virtually unique. Although a Forestry Worker at the time of his initiation. “Sonny” became a local joiner and undertaker. His tall gaunt solemn appearance befitted his profession. Her was a dedicated mason and undertook much work to prepare the present lodge building for the purposes of Freemasonry. His work on constructing the Royal Arch Chamber is outstanding. Lodge Leask
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William TAYLOR

1964-65

Roll No 356 was initiated 2nd February, passed 16th February and raised2nd March 1959. He was a Joiner and resided at the Crescent , New Deer. Lodge Leask
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Donald FOWLIE

1963-64

Roll No 333 was an Electrical Engineer of Maud and was initiated, 7th March, passed 21st March, and raised on 7th April 1955. Donald became master in 1963.He lived at Chicago Cottage a former residence of Past Master Hector Mavor. Donald and his wife, Betty emigrated to Australia to be near their family in 2003. Lodge Leask
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Alexander BROWN

1962-63

Roll No. 329 was a farmer, was in Hillhead of Knaven then moved to Wesr Bruntbrae Maud where he was electrocuted dehorning calves., He was initiated, 15th March, passed 4th April and raised 19th April, 1954. Lodge Leask
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Richard James HUTCHEON

1961-62

Roll No 288 worked for Aberdeenshire County Council and resided at 3 Fordyce Road New deer. He was initiated 16th January, passed 30th January and raised 20th February 1950 in Leask. He had a very interesting if not traumatic life having been in the Gordon Highlanders and captured at St Valery and subsequently spent the war in a POW camp in Germany. He was presented with his Diamond Certificate by RWM Rev Patrick Jones and PM Bro Dr Douglas Nicol in April 2010. He currently resides in Turriff. Lodge Leask
35

George Alexander PATERSON

1960-61

No 326 was a Haulage Manager and resided at 11 Fordyce Terrace, New Deer. He was initiated 16th March ,passed 30th March and raised 21st April 1953. Lodge Leask
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Leslie TAYLOR

1959-60

Roll No 321 Leslie was initiated 16th April, passed 30th April, and raised on 14th May 1951 He was a Grocer of Denhead Stores,Mintlaw. Lodge Leask
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Howard STIRLING

1958-59

Roll No 322 Howard was initiated 8th October, passed 22nd October and raised 5th November 1951. He was a Carpenter from New Deer and also as was the local custom ran an undertaking business. Lodge Leask
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James A. IRONSIDE

1957-58

Roll No 289 Jim was initiated 16th January, passed 30th January and raised on 20th February 1950. He is described in the Roll Book as a Monumental Mason and resided at 8 Fordyce Avenue New Deer. Lodge Leask
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Richard M. FOUBISTER

1956-57

Roll No 294. Richard was initiated 27th February, passed 13th March and raised 27th March 1950. Richard was a member of the Middlemuir Foubister farming family. He eventually left farming and became a joiner, married and lived in Middlemuir Cottage just beside the farm. He is also known to have played in a dance band. Lodge Leask
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Alex John STEPHEN

1955 -56

Roll No 290. Alex John was initiated 6th January, passed 20th January and raised March 3rd 1947 sharing each date with John Richie. He was a farm manager of an arable farm at Mains of Old Maud to Miss Ironside and her sister, Suzie Gregor, a life-long teacher at Maud School. He was brought up at Turfhill and his father, like Jack Webster’s, was both farmer and auctioneer, living latterly in Stuartfield. His brother was Dr Andrew Stephen who was medical office of health at Sheffield. He became Dr Sir Andrew Stephen and was chairman of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club and, greater still, the only Scot ever to become chairman of the Football Association, taking over immediately after England won the World Cup in 1966. He passed to Grand Lodge Above in 1975 but his son still resides in Mintlaw. Lodge Leask
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Robert URQUHAR

1953-55

Roll No 266. He was initiated April 16th, passed April 30th and raised May 28th 1945. He was employed as a miller at the meal mill at Mill of Clachriach and delivered the ground oat meal back to the farming clients Lodge Leask
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John RITCHIE

1952-53

Roll No 289 was initiated on 7th January 1947, passed 20th January and raised on March 3rd all 1947. He is described in the Roll Book as an “an attendant” and resided at the Bank House Maud. The reference to Bank indicated the part of Maud ie Bank or the “low village” and was not a reference to the house in which he stayed being associated with a bank. He received his 50th Anniversary Certificate from the then RWM Bro Dr Douglas Nicol in 2000 at the annual Kirk Service along with Bro Rev Derek Scott. Lodge Leask
27

Robert WATT

1951-52

Roll No 286. Robbie was assistant governor at Maud Hospital and lived in the Lodge at the Hospital gate. He affiliated to Leask from Forbes 67 of Rosehearty in 1946. Lodge Leask
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Alexander GIBSON

1950-51

Roll No. 274 was initiated Sept 5th , passed October 1st and raised October 15th 1945. He was nicknamed “Whitey”. He was Master during his spell as gardener at Brucklay House. Thereafter he moved to Haddo House becoming head gardener there Lodge Leask
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Alfred Douglas HAY

1948-50

Roll No 252. Douglas was initiated April 21st 1941, passed May 5th and raised on May 19th all 1941. He lived at 7 Coronation Cottages Maud next door to the Rothneys. Douglas Hay achieved what was said recently, by a medical expert on the radio, to be an almost unheard-of feat (chance of over 500,000 to one) - he and his wife produced three sets of twins, Aileen and Isobel, William James and Jean, Lena and June. (Lena did not survive infancy). They had 15 children altogether. He was employed as a Motor Lorry Driver for Aberdeenshire Council. Another son Derek died in August 2010. Sadly Douglas passed to Grand Lodge above soon after his term as Master had ended. Lodge Leask
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Angus BUCHANAN

1946-48

Roll No 260. Angus affiliated to the Lodge in 1945 from Lodge Abbot Tyneside No 714. He was Governor of The Buchan Home, which was the local poor-house which was later to become Maud Hospital. Lodge Leask
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Alexander WRIGHT

1944-46

No 242 was initiated December 28th 1936, passed on January 11th and raised on January 25th 1937. He owned and ran a grocer’s shop in Victoria Road Maud. The premises are now a private house. Lodge Leask
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James WEBSTER

1939-43

No 222 was initiated February 5th , passed February 19th and raised March 12th 1934. He owned Brucklay Garage when it was a corrugated iron shed and known as Hopecroft Garage—Jim was a blacksmith to trade and became a mechanic. Lodge Leask
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John Charles HENDERSON

1937-39

Roll No 219. He was initiated March 20th 1933 passed April 3rd and raised on May 15th 1933. John was the Signalman at Arnage Station and became Station Master at Brucklay Station. Lodge Leask
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George IRONSIDE

1936-37

Roll No 179 was initiated April 20th, raised May 4th and raised May 18th 1925. He was an Engineer who lived at 4, Auchreddie Road East in New Deer. Lodge Leask
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Robert Henry Dunbar DALGARNO

1934-36

Roll No 187. Robert was initiated 1st February, passed 15th |February and raised on March 1st 1926. He was a primarily dairy farmer at Mains of Clachriach, Maud. He was responsible for producing and delivering milk to about half the homes in the village. He is remembered by Bro Henry Scott as a most genial and laid back man. He possessed a car when most of the Brethren had bicycles and acted as a chauffeur driving brethren to and from the lodge. He had a habit of pipe-smoking “XXX Bogie Roll” –a popular tobacco at that time in the car creating a very smokey journey for the others. His grandson, Steven still farms at Clachriach today. Sadly Bob passed prematurely to Grand Lodge above at the age of 50 in 1949. Lodge Leask
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James George FOWLIE

1932-34

Roll No 135. Jim was initiated February 8th, passed 22nd and raised in March 8th 1921. He was a village joiner in the low village of Maud. His son John ran the joiners shop for a while until it burned down. Lodge Leask
17

James HENDERSON

1930-32

No 167 affiliated from Lodge Gordon 589 in November 1925 and was described as a Station Agent and resided at Brucklay. Lodge Leask
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William PATERSON

1929-30

Roll No 132 was initiated February 1st, passed, February 15th and raised March 1st of 1921 He was a miller from Auchnagatt and moved thereafter to Crimond Mills,Lonmay. Lodge Leask
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James RENNIE

1928-29

Roll No 164, was initiated on Nov 17th , passed on December 1st and raised December 15th 1925. He was a railway linesman in Maud and resided first at Scareleys Croft and then at Cushnie Cottage. Lodge Leask
14

George Simpson RENNIE

1927-28

Roll No 144. Bro Rennie was a Shoemaker in Maud and was initiated on 1st Nov, passed on 15th Nov and raised on Nov 29th 1921. Lodge Leask
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Alexander ROTHNEY

1926-27

Roll 105. Alex was a Signalman of Brucklay Maud was initiated November 14th, passed 28th, and raised on 12th December 1919. During the second World War era, minutes are sparse and the is reliable information that he spent time as a temporary Master in 1943.. Alex moved from being a signalman at Brucklay to the same job at Maud in 1937. Jack Webster remembers him giving a hilarious performance in a local production of “Phil the Fluter’s Ball.” He passed prematurely in his 40’s to Grand Lodge above in 1944. His son Douglas still lives in the village of Maud. Another son joined the Lodge in 1959 Lodge Leask
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John MACKAY

1925-26

Roll No 104 John was a chauffeur and lived at 61 Queen Street, Peterhead He was initiated passed and raised on November 14th, 28th and December 12th 1919 respectively. He shared his initiation with 12 others, and his passing and raising with 11 others including Alex Rothney, Master no 13. It seems incredible that so many candidates were initiated at one time. It was not uncommon to have large numbers going through at one time in the post war periods but 13 was a record for the Lodge and must have constituted a logistical nightmare. Lodge Leask
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Cleveland T. YEATS

1924-25

Roll No 77 was 26 on his initiation on 7th March 1919. He was passed on March 21st and raised on 4th April. He was a Hotel keeper of the Aberdeen Arms, New Deer. Lodge Leask
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George Bremner DUNLOP

1923-24

Roll No 96 was initiated October 3rd, passed October 17th and raised on October 31st of 1919. He was initially a slater and later became a postman in Maud and lived in Drymuir, Maud at the time. Henry Scott described him also as a polite helpful man who attended the lodge into the 40’s Lodge Leask
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James Alexander GARROW

1922-23

Roll No 83. Bro Garrow was initiated 7th March, passed 21st March and raised on April 4th 1919. He owned and ran the tailors business in Market St., Maud before moving to New Deer after his stint as Master. Lodge Leask
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Alexander Ellis GILLESPIE

1921-22

Roll No 47. Alex was a local carrier and farmer of New Deer who owned a threshing machine. He was initiated November 3rd, passed November 17th and raised on December 1st 1913. Lodge Leask
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George William HENRY

1920-21

Roll No 59 was initiated on January 29th, passed on February 12th and raised February 26th 1918. He was recorded as 35 on initiation and was the village postmaster. Lodge Leask
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Robert MICHIE

1919-20

Roll No 37 was initiated November 4th passed November 18th and raised December 2nd in 1912. Bob Michie was a well-known shoemaker in the village. His shop was, once again, in what the locals called Timmer Street (due to the now demolished row of wooden shops) but is officially Market Street. Bob’s shop was through from his sister’s shop. Jessie Michie was another of the village characters, whose business was haberdashery. Our original Masters list did not show him as Master but he was noted to sign as Master in the Attendance book, but in the Petition Book he signs as DM and it was assumed that he sat as a temporary Master in the absence of the Master, who may have been absent from the Lodge due to illness or death. Scrutiny of Grand Lodge records however confirm that he was indeed an installed Master as he acted as an installing Master in 1921. Lodge Leask
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William HENDERSON

1918-19

Roll No 39 was the village shoemaker in the Square, Maud. He lived in Rosedale. The shop remained as a shoemakers (Kimmer’s Shoppie) and is now occupied by the “Computer Cabin” but the name W Henderson is still clearly engraved on the glass door. He was initiated January 6th 1913, and subsequently passed on January 20th and raised on February 1st. Lodge Leask
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John G. MORRISON

1917-18

Roll No 27 was a carpenter of Ballarat Cottage Maud. He was initiated on October 2nd, passed October 16th and raised on October 30th 1911. Lodge Leask
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Hector MAVOR

1915-17

Roll No 17 was a joiner in Maud. He was initiated 22nd May, passed 5th June and raised on June 19th 1911. He had the distinction of becoming the first Leask initiate to reach the Chair of the Lodge. He spent some time as Lodge Secretary and was recorded in 1948 as Tyler. Bro Henry Scott remembers Hector sitting in the ante-room heating himself at the coalfire. Henry remembers him as a very mild mannered pleasant and polite man—“one of the nicest men I have ever met”. As a young man he had set out with his carpenter’s bag on his back to the American city of Chicago. O n his return, he built a house in the Avenue and named it “Chigago”. Hector’s joinery business, below the School, was later bought by another Lodge members, Bryan Keith. His son, also Hector and likewise a joiner was initiated in 1926 when he lived at Chicago Cottage. He later moved to Aberdeen. Lodge Leask
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John WILSON

1913-15

Resided at Redford Road, Maud (No 8 in Roll Book). He was a postman in the village of Maud. He was one of the original founding members and his Mother Lodge was Lodge St Andrew 518. Lodge Leask
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William D. CLARK

1911-13

Was Number 1 in the Roll Book and installed as the first master being an affiliate founder. He had been initiated in Vale of Alford no 910 of Alford, and came to Maud as Liberal Party Organiser. Lodge Leask