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From: Sandy <>
Subject: Miners and Masonic Lodges
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 19:21:36 -0600
I've been corresponding with a doctoral candidate at Camborne School of
Mines, University of Exeter, and we've been discussing the seemingly
widespread occurence of Masonic membership by Cornish miners who
emigrated to the U.S.
Of course, the Masonic Order is quite ancient, and indeed was in Britain
before being in the U.S.
And so, the question comes to mind....do we think our miners became
members of the Masonic Order AFTER emigration (i.e. at some point in the
U.S. or elsewhere)....or do we think they had become Masons in Britain,
And, further along these same lines, the Masonic Order is worldwide, and
so what is the experience in countries other than the U.S...."Down
Under," for example, in finding Cornish miners who are Masons.
Perhaps a good way to explore this would be to post a message if you've
discovered a Cornish ancestor who was a Mason...
and on your message, please note *where* your ancestor was living and
whether you are aware if he was a Mason in Cornwall...or only after
emigration to the new country.
I will start with a separate post.
Cornish Solidarity: http://members.home.net/teylu/csolidarity/
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