The Founding Members 1922

It is important that we remember the founders of our Lodge. There were 22 founder members. We owe them a great debt for their foresight and inspiration.

John Augustus Charles Boyden PPGstB – Worshipful Master 1922 – Chemist

John Augustus Charles Boyden PPGstB was born at Wisbech in Cambridgeshire in 1856. He was the son of John Boyden a grocer and Mary Wardle.

He was married to Martha Jane Boyden nee Robson of Pocklington and they lived at St Norberts, Percy Road, Pocklington. He had two daughters, Thirza Wardle Boyden and Martha Lilian Boyden.

The couple married 29/07/1885 at St Mary’s Church, Finchley, London.

In the Kelly’s Directory of 1905 he is shown as living in Percy Road, Pocklington and was a Chemist, Wine and Spirit Merchant, Market Place, Pocklington. He was shown as responsible for the Wilson Memorial Reference Library and the Pocklington Literary Society.

He was initiated into Freemasonry on 09/07/1900 in the Eboracum Lodge, York. He was a Founder Member and the first Worshipful Master of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He resigned from Beacon Lodge on 28/03/1930.

John died 04/06/1932 at 9 Oak Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. He left an estate of £4943. His wife Martha died in Scarborough in 1944.

Herbert Thomas Broodbank – School Master

Herbert Thomas Broodbank was born 28/01/1860 at Castle Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. His parents were William and Sarah Broodbank.

He was first married to Annie Maria Lilian Woodruff a school mistress in York in 1882. He was widowed and later married Ellen Hewitt in 1910. He had 2 children, Mabel Maud Marian Broodbank born in 1882 and Arthur James Percival Broodbank in 1884.

In the Lodge Register he is shown as a collector of taxes, but in the 1911 Census he is shown as a schoolmaster, living at 10 East Mount Road, York. There is no other record showing tax collection.

His first connection to York appears to be in 1881 when he was a visitor to the home of his soon to be wife, Annie Maria Lilian Woodruff in Precentors Court, York Minster Yard, York.

He was initiated into Freemasonry on 10/04/1905 in the Eboracum Lodge, York. He was shown as a School Master of 25 Parliament Street, York. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He resigned from Beacon Lodge on 28/06/1941.

Herbert died 28/08/1941 at at 10 East Mount Road, York. He left an estate of £2399.

George  William Halliday PPGW – Worshipful Master 1928/29 –  Draper

George William HallidayGeorge William Halliday PPGW was born in 1868 at 17 Trinity Street, Chester the son of George Halliday, Professor of Music and Lay Clerk at Chester Cathedral and Dalia Halliday nee Bottomley. They were from Halifax and Stainland in Yorkshire but were living and working in Chester. He was baptised 03/01/1869 at Holy Trinity Church, Chester.

George started his career as a draper as an apprentice and sales assistant at Affleck and Brown department store, Oldham Street, Manchester, which was once regarded as the Harrods of the north. He was a boarder at the premises with numerous other sales assistants in the 1891 census.

He married Elvira Thomas at Newton-Kyme, Tadcaster on 20/12/1893. Elvira was a Milliner born at West Hartlepool, County Durham. There is no record of any children in the marriage.

He was initiated into Freemasonry at the age of 42 years on 10/04/1911 in the Eboracum Lodge, York. (On the same night as Francis Scaife) He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He was a member of  Beacon Lodge until his death.

George made his career in the drapery trade in York and is shown as a merchant in Eboracum Lodge. In 1901 he lived at 25 Vyner Street, in 1901 a Wholesale Draper at 13 Pavement and in 1911 at 37 Parliament Street, York as a Draper.

He was involved in public service, as a York City Councillor and the Sheriff of York in 1929 – 30.

He died 30/06/1937 at 17 Faversham Terrace, York having left an estate of £8296 to his wife Elvira who died in York in 1938 aged 67 years.

Thomas George Heninghem – Worshipful Master 1926 – Solicitor

George Thomas HeninghemThomas George Heninghem PPGReg was born in 1872 at Bowdreys Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. His parents were Thomas Heninghem a chain maker, mother Sophia Heninghem nee East.

There are three different spellings of his surname in Masonic and official records, Heninghem, Heningham and Henningham. He was however registered at birth and death as Heninghem.

The family remained in High Wycombe. In 1891 he is recorded at 13 West End Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

Thomas was married to Amy Jane Heninghem nee smith in 1897 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. They had two children George Heminsley Heninghem and Doris Lily Heninghem.

In 1911 he is shown in the census as a Solicitor’s Managing Clerk and Chartered secretary living at Clivederi 17 Badby Road, Daventry with his wife 2 children and unmarried sister.

Between 1911 and 1933 he moved to Pocklington and in 1933 he is shown in Kelly’s Directory as living at The Gables, 15 The Mile, Pocklington. In 1939 he was shown as still living at the same address, as a Solicitor and a Special Constable.

Thomas was a member of Pocklington Urban District Council in 1933 and in 1937 the Honorable Secretary of Pocklington  Golf  Club Ltd. He was also the Vice Chairman of the Pocklington Literary Society in 1929.

Thomas was in partnership with Alfred Summerson as Solicitors, at Pocklington, Market Weighton, and Museum Street, York, in the name of Summerson and Heninghem. This partnership was dissolved in December, 1927. The firm continued the practice in partnership with his son, George Heminsley Heninghem. (London Gazette 28/02/1928) The company later became Heninghem, Armstrong and Ambler, of Pocklington and York.

He was initiated into Freemasonry at the age of 42 years on 13/10/1911 in the Beneventa Lodge, Daventry, Northamtonshire. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He resigned from Beacon Lodge on 07/01/1946. He was made an Honorary member 26/05/1950.

He died 21/05/1958 Bradfield House, Princes Risborough, Northamptonshire, leaving left an estate of £6843 to his son George Heminsley Heninghem, his spinster daughter Doris Lily Heninghem and Charles Kenneth Collins a Clerk.

His son George Heminsley Heninghem was also a member of Beacon Lodge initiated on 27/08/1924.

Screenshot 2016-03-30 22.49.49Ben Kilvington – Wire Worker

Benjamin Kilvington was born 22/12/1856 at 10 Stonegate, York, baptized 24/01/1857 at St. Maurice’s Church, York. His parents were George Kilvington a Wireworker, mother Mary Ann Alice Kilvington nee Rylah.

He was born and lived at 10 Stonegate, York until his marriage in 1882 when he moved with his wife to 70 Union Terrace, York. Following the death of his parents he and his family moved back to the family home of 10 Stonegate where he lived until his death.

Benjamin was married to Elizabeth Kilvington nee Pickering in 14/09/1882 in York. They had six children, George Rylah, Walter, Fred William, Dorothy, Mary Ann and Elsie who died aged 4 years in 1891.

He was initiated into Freemasonry at the age of 42 years on 1892 in the Eboracum Lodge, York. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He was a member of Beacon Lodge until his death.

Benjamin was also the Grand Master of the Manchester Union of Oddfellows in 1908.

He was for 8 years a member of the Executive Committee of the York Friendly Societies Medical Association and in 1898 their President.

His Masonic appointments were Provincial Grand Organist, 1900 – 1901, PZ of the Eborabum Royal Arch Chapter and Worshipful Master of York Mark Lodge.

In commemoration of his honourable position as Grand Master of the Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows the Brethren of Eborabum Lodge presented him with an 18 carat Past Master’s Jewel and his wife a gold bracelet.

He died 02/06/1923 aged 67 years at 10 Stonegate, York having left an estate of £3603 to his wife Elizabeth who died in York in 15/01/1943 aged 83 years.

Thomas Jewitt Martin – Schoolmaster

Thomas Jewitt MartinThomas Jewitt Martin was born 29/09/1863 at Nags Head Lane, Southcoates, Hull. His parents were Thomas Martin, mother Susannah Martin nee Hunt.

Thomas was married to Ann Elizabeth Martin nee Rochester in 30/03/1891 St Lawrence Church, York. They had three children, Reginald, Thomas Herbert and Lawrence Jewitt.

He lived in Southcotes, Hull until his marriage in 1891 when he moved to 23 Lawrence Street, York. In 1911 he was living at 69 Lawrence Street, York where he remained until his death. 

Thomas was a elementary school teacher.

He was initiated into Freemasonry at the age of 48 years 12/02/1912 in the Eboracum Lodge, York. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He was a member of Beacon Lodge until his death.

He died 05/10/1922 aged 67 years at 69 Lawrence Street, York having left an estate of £1881 to his wife Annie Elizabeth who died in York in 20/03/1958 aged 89 years.

John Ernest Vaux – Agricultural Engineer

John Ernest Vaux was born 27/03/1876 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. He was baptized on 29/05/1876 at All Saints Church, Dewsbury. His parents were Thomas Richard Vaux from Pontefract, a Commercial Traveler for an Importer of Foreign Timbers and Mary Ann Vaux of Pontefract, nee Barraclough who married in Dewsbury in 1871. At the 1881 and 1891 UK Census’ John lived at Wakefield Road, and 7 Woodlands, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

After 1891 John moved to Staffordshire and married Elizabeth Mapp at Northwood, Stafford on 15/10/1899. They had two children Elsie Mary who died in her first year and Ethel Muriel in 1902. In 1901 census he was at 41 Boughey Road, Stoke-On-Trent, with Elizabeth and daughter Muriel, employed as a Foreman Sanitary Engineer – Plumber. Elizabeth died on 18/03/1903 leaving him as a widow with their young daughter Ethel Muriel.

After her death John moved to London and in 1905 his address was 19 Gransham Road, London working as a Manufacturer’s Agent, when he was initiated into Freemasonry in London.

He also made some connection with the Town of Pocklington and was involved with the Albion Foundry, at the corner of New Street with South Parade, in the former Temperance Hall. In the 1920’s this premises were used as an Agricultural Implement Makers company. This fits with John Vaux’s listed occupation as Agricultural Engineer upon joining Beacon Lodge in 1922.

While in Pocklington he met Zaida Elizabeth Harrison from Goodmanham near Pocklington, her parents Matthew and Annie Harrison were farmers.

Although clearly involved with Pocklington he maintains a connection with London. In 1910 and 1911 he was a widow and boarder with his daughter Ethel Muriel aged 8 years at 28 Stockwell Park Crescent, London, a Traveler for a Sanitary Ware Company. In 1915 he lived at 83 Marney Road, Clapham Common, London, 1919 at 104 Hartington Road, Kennington, London. In 1920 and 1921 at 12 Stockwell Park Road, London. Then in 1926 and 1927 he is shown at 63 Effra Road, Lambeth, London. This was at the homes of his late wife’s sister Mary Brammer nee Medd.

After Zaida’s father Matthew died in 1927 the couple were married in September 1928 in Lambeth, London.

He was initiated into Freemasonry at the age of 48 years on 02/07/1905 in the United Northern Counties Lodge, Inns of Court Hotel, Holborn, London. In 1916 he joined St Barnabus Lodge, Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He resigned from Beacon Lodge on 24/01/1930.

70 Park Hill, Clapham.From 1932 to 1953 John was Proprietor at Clarion House, 70 Park Hill, Clapham, London (a Private Hotel) with Zaida Elizabeth Vaux and several other paying guests at the hotel.

He died 02/04/1958 aged 82 years at West Lodge, 70 Park Hill, Clapham, London, having left an estate of £3110 to his wife Zaida Elizabeth Vaux and Georgina Gardener a spinster.  Zaida Elizabeth Vaux died in 1981 in Lambeth.

John was the uncle of a current Beacon Lodge member, Michael Duggleby who recalls visiting him at Clarion House, 70 Park Hill, Clapham in the 1950’s.

Harry Bell – Hotel Proprietor

Harry Bell was the Hotel Proprietor of the Londesborough Arms, Market Weighton.

He was born at Kingshaw Green, Hexham, Northumberland in 1885, the son of Robert and Annie Bell. He was baptized at Hexham 27/09/1885.

His father had been a market gardener and fruiterer at Kingshaw Green and later the Proprietor of the Londesborough Arms, Market Weighton.

Harry is shown in the 1891 and 1901 census living with the family at Kingshaw Green as a Printer’s Clerk, but is missing from the 1911 census. It is likely that he was living in Singapore.

He was initiated into Freemasonry in the Zetland in the East Lodge No 508, Singapore. This is the oldest surviving Freemason’s Lodge in Singapore, established and consecrated Zetland Lodge No. 748 on 08/12/1845. It was renamed Zetland in the East Lodge No 508 in 1863.

He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington where he remained a member until his death on 16/02/1938 aged 52 years. He left an estate of £1288, his executor Frederick Eustace, Solicitor.

His brother George Edward Bell born 25/05/1894 was Proprietor of the Londesborough Arms in 1939. He was also a member of the Lodge, initiated 23/08/1922.

Thomas  English – Auctioneer Valuer

Thomas English was born in 1877 at 5 Percy Road, Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire.  He was baptized on 15/07/1877. His parents were Richard M English a Corn Merchant, Auctioneer and Farmer and Mary English nee Elgey.

He was from a farming family and his family owned Mile Farm, Pocklington for many years.

He was married to Florence Ann and they had 2 children. 1945, The manor, Millington.

He was initialed into Freemasonry at the age of 34 years on 11/02/1912 in the Minerva Lodge, Hull. (On the same date as Alexander Ferrier Angus Fairweather) He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He resigned from Beacon Lodge on 27/02/1931.

Thomas died in 1953.

Wycliffe Galand Everingham – Worshipful Master 1924 – Motor Engineer

Wycliffe Galand Everingham was born in 25/10/1880 at Pocklington, the son of John Thomas Everingham, a Tailor and Outfitter and Eleanor Everingham nee Reed. The family lived at Arcacia Cottage on the Mile, Pocklington.

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Wycliffe G. Everingham 1

He was a Motor Cycle, Wireless Pioneer, Engineer and member of the Pocklington Motor Club which introduced the motor cycle to Pocklington. Wycliffe, was born in Pocklington in 1880, was the oldest of three sons of John Everingham who ran one of Pocklington’s biggest businesses of the late Victorian era. He attended college in Leeds and became an Associate of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Wycliffe G. Everingham 2He was married on 29/08/1903 Princes Park, All Saints, Liverpool to Kate Nellie Pope. At this time they were living at 49 Braconsfield Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool. They had 3 children Vincent, Eleanor and Stella.

In the 1911 Census, Wycliffe was living at 39 Auckland Road, Ilford, Essex, with his wife Kate Nellie. He was shown as an Electrical Engineer, Manufacturer of Electrical Instruments.

During WW1 he was a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy Reserve, reported as lent to the Ministry of Munitions from 1917 to 1919. He was awarded the British War Medal.

Wycliffe G. Everingham 3He set up in business ‘The Electro-Medical Co’, medical equipment manufacturers, which failed in 1910. He possessed skills as an electrical engineer and magneto specialist and was farmed out between the army and navy in 1914-18, switching to the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) in 1917, becoming a Flight Lieutenant. He was awarded the British War Medal before being demobbed from the RAF in 1919. He was reported as lent to the Ministry of Munitions from 1917 to 1919.

When he resigned his RAF commission later in 1919 he did not team up with his two brothers, but started on his own as a motor mechanic in George Street.

He was initiated into Freemasonry at the age of 37 on 15/12/1917 into the Ad Astra Lodge, held at the Café Monico, Shaftesbury Avenue, London and became a joining member of Eboracum Lodge on 10/11/1919 in York. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington becoming the Worshipful Master in 1924. He resigned from Beacon Lodge on 01/11/1936.

Died December 1936 in Liverpool.

Information has been added with kind permission of Andrew Sefton, Pocklington and District Local History Group.

His two brothers Irwin Adolphus Everingham a Tailor and Outfitter and Sydney Herbert Everingham a Motor Engineer both became members of the Lodge, initiated together on 24/05/1922.

Alexander Ferrier Angus Fairweather – Physician Surgeon

Alexander Ferrier Angus Fairweather was born 02/11/1872 at Yester, near Haddington, Scotland. His father was also named Alexander Ferrier Angus Fairweather born 1842 in Holland as a British Subject. He married Judith Montefiore Fairweather nee Armstrong born Stonehaven, Scotland.

He was the middle of three General Practitioner in Pocklington of the same name, grandfather, son and grandson.

He married Kate Fairweather nee Boyce at Pocklington in 1897.

They had 3 children Sheila Guthrie born 1898, Mary Eileen born 1905 and Alexander Ferrier Angus Fairweather born 1911 who was also a Beacon Lodge Mason, initiated on 22/09/1944. He died on 04/02/1971 in his car when returning home after examining a patient.

In 1891 he was living at the family home at Faircote, West Green, Pocklington with his parents as a Student of Medicine. In 1901 he was living at 10 York View, Pocklington with his wife Kate Fairweather, daughter Sheila and servants.

By 1908 both his parents had died, his mother in 1905, his father 28/03/1908. He moved into the family home at Faircote, West Green, Pocklington and in 1911 he was shown as living with his wife Kate Fairweather, child Mary Fairweather and a number of servants.

He was also the Vice Chairman of the Pocklington Literary Society in 1929.

He was initialed into Freemasonry at the age of 39 years on 11/02/1912 in the Minerva Lodge, Hull. (On the same date as Thomas English) He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He resigned from Beacon Lodge on 22/02/1928.

His wife Kate died in 1935 and he remarried Louisa Young in 1936 at Pocklington. He is shown as living at Faircote, West Green, Pocklington in 1939 with Louisa.

Alexander died 30/08/1945 at Howden. He left his estate on £11,477 to his widow Louisa and son Alexander Ferrier Angus Fairweather.

Charles Tomlinson Hayward PPGDC – Worshipful Master 1923 – Gentleman 

Charles Tomlinson Hayward was born at Washingborough, Lincolnshire (a village 3 miles east from the City of Lincoln) in 1869, the son of Charles John Hayward from Washingborough, a Pharmaceutical Chemist and Henrietta Shaw Hayward nee Welsh from Leake, Lincolnshire.

In 1871 the family lived in Washingborough in a home with 4 servants.

Charles’ father died in 1880 and in 1881 he lived with his widowed mother at 13 Carholm Road, Warlingboro, Lincoln. In 1892 when he was initiated into Freemasonry he was living in Lincoln and shown as an engineer.

He married his wife Jessie Hayward nee Annan in 1908 at Wolverhampton. The family lived for many years at 29 George Street, Pocklington. His occupation was shown as Agricultural Engineer.

He was initialed into Freemasonry at 24 years on 28/12/1892 in the St. Hugh Lodge, Lincoln. He was a Lewis (the son of a Mason) his father was also a member of St. Hugh Lodge. He was a Founder Member and Worshipful Master of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington in 1923. He remained a member of Beacon Lodge until his death in 1945.

In 1939 he is shown at The Bungalow, Barmby Moor, Pocklington with his wife Jessie. He is recorded as an Engineer and Threshing Machine Owner.

He died 20/09/1945 aged 66 years at Barmby Moor, Pocklington. However his address was 59 Middle Vauxhall Park Road West, Wolverhampton. He left an estate of £1182 to his widow Jessie.

Frank Jordan – Gardener

Frank Jordan was born 09/09/1865 at Burton Pidsea, East Yorkshire. His parents were David Jordan a shoemaker and Mary Jane Jordan nee Rogerson.

In the 1881 census Frank shown as a shoemaker’s apprentice. However in subsequent census he is shown as a gardener.

He was married to Sarah Hall at Worksop in 1893. She was born at Bakeston Moor, Derbyshire. The couple had 5 children and lived in a number of places, including Welbeck Gardens, Woodhouse Hall, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire and 1901, Garden House, Impney, Doddington, Worcestershire. In 1911 Census he was a gardener at Warter Priory, Warter near Pocklington.

In 1939 he was living with his wife Lizzie at 2 Purley Vue Terrace, Sanderstead Road , Coulsdon and Purley, Surrey. Shown as a retired Gardener.

He was initiated into Freemasonry at the age of 48 years 08/01/1912 in the Eboracum Lodge, York. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He was a member of Beacon Lodge until his death.

Frank Jordan died 04/08/1958 at the age of 93 in the Tonbridge in Kent.

Arthur Gordon Kilner – Surveyor                Arthur Gordon Kilner

Gordon Kilner, was Baptised as Arthur Gordon Kilner, was born on 03/03/1885 in Patterdale, Westmorland.
He was the son of John Kilner and Mary Jane Kilner nee Furness who were married in Westmorland in 1882.

Gordon’s grandfather William Kilner had been a Yeoman Farmer at Great Strickland, Westmorland, he apparently lost the family farm in a game of cards and the family were reduced to laboring in Westmorland quarries, with William as a lead mine labourer and John as a lead ore washer. The family fought their way back and by 1901 John was Superintendent of the Highway in Westmorland and in the 1911 census as a Highway Surveyor. By 1930 he was Deputy Westmorland County Surveyor.

Gordon at the time of the 1911 Census, was living at Bainbridge Road, Sedburgh with his sister May Kilner. He was a Surveyor for the Rural District Council.

On the 29/04/1912 he married Mabel Thistlethwaite at Settle. Her father was a Grocer. The couple had a child (Jack) John Kilner, born 1919 at settle.

His first wife Mabel died in 1945 and Gordon married his second wife Mary Calvert at Tynemouth, Northumberland in 1949.

Gordon served in the RAF in the First World War. He joined in 22/08/1918 near the end of the war, service number 281155. He was posted to France but returning to RAF Halton, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, the No. 1 School of Technical Training. He was discharge in April 1920. He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.

In 1915 he was to be found at Crossley Street, Wetherby and in 1918/19 at Barleyfields, Wetherby with his wife Mabel. In 1921 he was the Highways Surveyor for the Pocklington area, living in the village of Bielby and the East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1922 when he joined Beacon Lodge, his address was shown as 62 Gillinggate, Kendal.

He was initiated into Freemasonry at the age of 48 years 20/07/1911 into the Uter Pendragon Lodge, Kirby Stephen and subsequently joined Eboracum Lodge, York on 08/01/1912. His residence was shown as Pocklington. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He resigned from Beacon Lodge on 27/02/1924.

In 1939 he was living at at Green Hollins, 11 Stamford Road, Exton, Oakham, Rutland. He is shown as a County Surveyor. His wife Mabel and son John were also at the address. John was shown as a Medical Student.

Gordon died 06/04/1959 at Green Hollins, 11 Stamford Road, Exton, Oakham, Rutland. He left an estate of £18,338 to his second wife and widow Mary Kilner and Colin George Titmus a schoolmaster.

He is commemorated on the War Memorial at Patterdale, Cumbria. http://www.ullswatermemorial.co.uk/arthur_and_robert_kilner.html

Frederick William Marshall – Physician Surgeon

Frederick William Marshall was born in 1865 at Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire. He was the son of Henry Thomas Marshall of Hull, a Methodist Minister and Maria Keates from Cheadle in Cheshire. His parents married in 1865 at Cheadle, Cheshire.

In 1871 the family lived at Villiers Street, Ashton Under Lyne, Frederick’s father being a Methodist New Connection Minister of the Ashton Curcuit.

Certificate of Marriage Frederick William Marshall

On 18/11/1891 Frederick married Emily Gertrude Marshall nee Talent in Shanghai, China. He was a Medical Missionary living in Tiensin, she was from Shanghai, a spinster the daughter of John Talent, a coachbuilder.

He was initiated into Freemasonry at the age of 46 years into Eboracum Lodge, York on 11/09/1911. His occupation was shown as a Physician, residence shown as Pocklington. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He was a member of Beacon Lodge until his death.

In 1913 he is shown as living at Sherbutt House, Yapham Road, Pocklington. In 1921 and 1925 he is shown at St John’s Lodge, Barmby road. Pocklington.

He died at Pocklington 26/08/1930 at 64 years. He left an estate of £5,066 to his widow Emily Gertrude Marshall.

Walter Ernest Puckering – Solicitor

Walter was born in York in 05/06/1881 (from military service record), the son of Walter Wilson Puckering a Druggist’s Assistant and Jane Puckering nee Langstaff. In 1901 the family lived at 24 Sandringham Street, York.

He married his first wife Mabel Gladys Puckering nee Bland in York in 05/06/1907. In 1911 they lived at Grassmere Villa, Osbaldwick, York with their daughter Gladys Joan Puckering born 10/03/1909 (who died in 1930 aged 20 at Scarborough). His wife Mabel died in 1916 at Great Ouseburn, York.

In 1917 Walter’s address is shown on Military records as 1 Market Street, York. He was 5’6” tall and 126 lbs weight. Bown hair and eyes, fitness category B1.

Military records also show his connection to ‘Sessay’, Grosvenor Road, Scarborough, this is the home of Alice Ann Hood nee Pottage late of Pocklington a war widow who had care of his daughter Gladys while he was in London.

Walter then married his second wife Ermyntrude Puckering nee Young at Pickering in 1920.

Ernest attended Christ’s College, Cambridge to train as a lawyer, he subsequently worked in the company of J. Edmund Jones, of York and Pocklington.

Ernest is recorded as doing some military service in WW1, he joined on 07/12/1917 as a Private 12297 in the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps, and later in the Cadet No. 22 Officer Cadet Battalion, Christ’s College, Cambridge. His record shows that he served at Home. He was discharged 01/10/1918.

He was initiated into Freemasonry at the age of 40 years into Camalodunum Lodge, Malton on 08/06/1921. His occupation was shown as a Solicitor, residence shown as Norton, Malton. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He resigned from the Lodge on 23/12/1925.

Died in 05/06/1934 at 9 Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough at 55 years. He left an estate of £17,880 to his widow Ermyntrude Puckering. However this probate was revoked in 1966 and the estate left to Thomas Cass, Civil Servant.

Ermyntrude Puckering died in 1967 at Holderness aged 1979.

George Arthur Reed – Worshipful Master 1925 – Tailor

George Arthur Reed was born in Etton, East Yorkshire in January 1874 to John Reed, Stonemason and Ellen Reed.

In 1911 George was a boarder at The Villa, Claremont Terrace, York, Merchant Tailor

George was a Master Tailor, a pioneering motorcyclist, a volounteer in the Imperial Yeomanry – Yorkshire Hussars and saw action across Cape Colony, Orange Free State, and Transvaal. He was also a Red Cross Auxiliary volounteer with the Yorkshire Regiment as a messenger with the York St Johns Motor Ambulances in WW1 on the Western Front.

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He was initialed into Freemasonry at the age of 39 years on 08/12/1913 in the Eboracum Lodge, York. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He was a member of Beacon Lodge until his death on 01/10/1971.

Francis  Scaife – Gentleman

Francis Scaife was born 1856 at Pocklington, the son of George Scaife, a Brewer.

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He married Mary Jane Scaife nee Howbrigg in 1889. The had no children. He took over the running of the New Pavement Brewery, Pocklington from his father.

Francis Scaife was involved in a number of Pocklington sporting, musical and church organisations, he was secretary of Pocklington Rugby Club in the 1890’s, was a church warden at Pocklington’s All Saints Church for 25 years, and a member of the Pocklington Choral and Orchestral Society.

Francis ScaifeFrancis and Mary Jane became public benefactors. In 1914 they gave a new bell to Pocklington church) to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary.

He was initialed into Freemasonry at the age of 55 years on 10/04/1911 in the Eboracum Lodge, York. (on the same night as George William Halliday) He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He resigned from Beacon Lodge on 23/11/1927.

Died 22/10/1937 at Neswick Villa, Pocklington at 81 years. He left an estate of £9,780 to his widow Mary Jane Scaife, John Wardell Metcalfe – Music Teacher and Walter Barlow – Chemist.

His brother Thomas Scaife an Auctioneer was initiated into the Lodge on 25/01/1929.

George Thomas Grubb – Brewer’s Traveller

George Thomas Grubb was a Brewer’s Traveller, born in 1858 at Lumb, Yorkshire, Father Robert Railton Grubb born 1827 North Dalton and mother Mary Ann born 1835 at Roath. The family were farmers who were shown in the 1861 Census at Rectory Farm, Middleton on  the Wold, Driffiled.

In 1871 George was a 15 year old pupil in private school at Scarborough. By 1881 George lived at Layer Hill Farm, Lund as a farmer with his sister Dinnah Grubb. 10 years later he had married Margaret Ellen Grubb born at Harpam Field and they had a son Thomas 7 years, born 1884. The marriage was at Driffield in 1882.

He was initialed into Freemasonry at the age of 43 years in the St Cuthbert’s Lodge, Howden in 1901. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He resigned from Beacon Lodge on 23/11/1927.

In the 1901 census George and his wife were at Church Side, Market Weighton with daughter Clara J Grubb 9 years born 1882. He died 19/05/1930 at this address and left an estate of £1004 to his widow Margaret.

Harry Enoch Stubbings – Worshipful Master 1927 – Hotel Manager Feathers Hotel

Harry Enoch Stubbings was born in 1876 at Birdbrook in Essex, his father, William Stubbings a farm labourer and his mother, Amelia Stubbings.

Harry Enoch Stubbings 2Harry served in the British Army. He is listed as service number 11157 a Company Quarter Master Sergeant in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, also 6th Battalion Rifles. He is believed to have served in France, Gallipoli and India. He was awarded the Gallipoli Star, 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medal. He was commissioned and left the Army as a Lieutenant.

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His marriage to Fanny the daughter of Enoch Smith was at St Matthew Church, Fulham, London 23/02/1905. At this time he lived at 75 Hazelbury Road, Fulham, occupation Commissionaire. The couple had one son Harold Alphonso Clifford and one daughter Beatrice May or Betty. Fanny died in 1927 at Pocklington.

In the 1911 census Harry was shown as a Commissionaire, living with his wife Fanny and son Harold at 88 Balvernie Grove, Wandsworth, London.

He married Ida Lee in Maidenhead, Surrey in 1933.

Harry was the Manager at the Feathers Hotel, Pocklington in 1922. He was also a Member and benefactor of The Pocklington Lawn Tennis club.

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He was initialed into Freemasonry at the age of 43 years in the Earls Court Lodge, London 1920. His occupation was shown as Lieutenant. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He was the Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1927 and a member of the Lodge until his death.

From 1930 to 1933 he is shown living at 159 Lillie Road, Fulham, London working as a tobacconist. A Mrs Ida Elizabeth Lucas is shown living at this address.

Died 10/02/1937 at Shaunlea, Maxwell Road, Pocklington. He left an estate of £1,019 to his widow Ida Stubbings.

Luther Llewellyn Swallow – Manager at Gas Works

Luther Llewellyn Swallow was born in Bradford in 1875. In 1881 he was living with his parents William Frederick Swallow and Annie Swallow nee Cawood at Gas House, Carnforth, Lancashire. He was Baptised on 14/05/1882 at Carnforth, Lancashire. His sister Harriet Ellen and brother George Cawood were baptized on the same date. His father William was shown as a Gas Manager.

In 1891 living with parents, at Withwaites, Bolton le Sands, Lancashire.

In 1901 he had left his parents and was living as a lodger at 82 Lloyd Street, Headingley, Leeds. His employment shown as a gas fitter. His father was living at 68 Lloyd Street as a widow and Gentleman with a servant.

Luther married Jane Alice Hoggard on 25/06/1903 at Leeds, All Souls Church. He shown as living at 68 Lloyd Street, Leeds his father’s address. His wife was a domestic Servant at 3 Blenheim Terrace, Hyde Park, Leeds. She was born and her family lived at Main Street, Hutton Cranswick, near Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Her father was William Hoggard, a farming contractor.

The couple moved to the Driffield area where his wife Jane died at Driffield in 1909. The couple had one child Evaline Anne Swallow who was born in 1904 at Driffield.

In 1911 Luther was living at Ramsey Isle of Man as a widow and Works Manager at the Gas Works.

He was initialed into Freemasonry at the age of 38 years in the St. Maughold Lodge, Ramsey, Isle of Man 18/02/1913. His occupation was shown as Manager living at Ramsey. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He was the Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1927 and a member of the Lodge until his death.

Died 28/02/1946 at Mervene, The Mile, Pocklington. Left £873 to his daughter Evaline Anne Stubbs, wife of Reginald Stubbs who were married in 1931 at Pocklington.

Francis John Woolgrove – Restaurant Proprietor

It is with great thanks that we have additional personal information on Francis John Woolgrove from his nephew Francis George Woolgrove who has provided some personal information about the family.

Francis John Woolgrove known as Frank was born on 27/05/1880 at Westcote Barton in Oxfordshire. His father Thomas Woolgrove was a dairy farmer and mother was Annie Woolgrove nee Campin. The family were thrown off the farm at Westcote Barton because they were Methodists, and after a spell in Steeple Ashton, settled in Barford St John, about eight miles south of Banbury. Frank George’s grandfather remembered the walk, driving all their stock before them, down the narrow lanes to Barford.

Frank decided that as he couldn’t inherit the farm he would leave and make his way in the world. He moved to York to be a Baker & Confectioner, working for a firm just inside Walmgate Bar. Frank became the founder of Woolgrove Limited, Bakers, York. Such was his energy, that until he got the business off the ground, he worked for his employer during the night, and for himself during the day.

Francis married Florence Sarah Woolgrove, nee Shepherd from Sand Hutton near York on 21/01/1907 at St Mary’s Church, Sand Hutton. They had no children.

Census and other records show Francis’ movements. In 1881 he lived at North Street, Steeple Barton, Oxfordshire. 1891 at Barford St John, Oxfordshire. 1911 at 25 Bishopthorpe Road, York, Baker and Confectioner. 1961 50 Moorgate, Acomb, York.

He was initialed into Freemasonry at the age of 36 years on 12/03/1917 in the Eboracum Lodge, York. He was a Founder Member of Beacon Lodge at Pocklington. He resigned from Beacon Lodge on 28/01/1925. His younger brother, George Edward Woolgrove was trained as a Grocer, and managed various stores in the Melia’s group around the Country. After service in the First World War, he subsequently joined his elder brother in running the Woolgrove bakery in York. George was proposed into Eboracum Lodge in 1923 by his brother, and he wished to be a founder of Minster Lodge, but he had not been in Masonry long enough, so it was arranged that he was the first joining Member, being proposed on Consecration day.

Hall Stone Jewel

Frank was a holder of the Hall Stone Jewel. http://www.masonicgreatwarproject.org.uk/hallstone.php

Frank died 30/05/1961 at the Purey Cust Nursing Home in York of immune thrombocytopenic purpura. He left his estate to his widow Florence. They had no children, so the business passed to his brother, George, and thence to his son Francis Thomas, and then to his son Francis George. Francis George Woolgrove retired in 1993, and the business was liquidated. Florence died in 1970 at York.

Other interesting members.

James Masson Murdie – Sanitary Inspector and Surveyor.

Not one of our founder members, but member no 41, initiated 24/01/1923. He was a Sanitary Inspector and Surveyor. He was born at Alnwick in 1887 and died at a house named Alnbank, Pocklington in 1961.

He was also the Secretary of the Pocklington Literary Society in 1929.

James Masson Murdie

The next joining members are:-

Thomas Jackson MacCartney  Wholesale Clothing Manufacturer

Thomas Jackson MacCartney was born 04/05/1875 at Appleby, Westmorland. His father Thomas was a Methodist Minister, his mother was Matilda.

In 1891 he lived with his parents Thomas at 40 Borougate, Otley, shown as an Apprentice Draper.

He was married to Agnes Rider 25/12/1901 at Wesleyan Chapel, Skilbeck Street, New Wortley, Leeds.

in 1911 he lived at 2 Broomfield Terrace, Chapel Lane, Headingley, Leeds.

In 1939 he lived with Agnes at 47 Brook Street, Ilkley.

Thomas Jackson MacCartney 46 26/04/1922 Wholesale Clothing Manufacturer

He died in 26/02/1943 at Ailsa, Percy Road, Pocklington leaving his estate to his widow Agnes.

Charles Rowley 42 26/04/1922 Tailor and Outfitter

Charles Rowley was born at Pocklington in 26/05/1879. The son of  William Rowley a wheelwright and Hannah. In 1881 he lived with his brother and grandmother at Barmby Moor, near Pocklington. In 1891 at Grape Lane, Pocklington with his parents and 6 siblings. in 1901 he lived with his ant and grandmother at George Street, Pocklington, shown as a tailor. In 1911 he was married to Edith Annie and had a child Harry living at 11 Market Street, Pocklington. In 1939 he was still with his wife at 11/13 Market Street, Pocklington shown as a clothing manufacturer.

James Walter Curtis 32 10/05/1922 Workhouse Master

In 1939 he is shown as a widow, living at The Poplars, Pocklington which was the workhouse. He is shown as the Institution Master.

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Irwin Adolphus Everingham 37 24/05/1922 Tailor and Outfitter
Sydney Herbert Everingham 30 24/05/1922 Motor Engineer
Algernon George Bottomley 44 28/06/1922 Gentleman
Percy Laister 28/06/1922 Ropemaker
James McArthur Hudson 35 26/07/1922 Cycle Motor Dealer
Reuben Fox 39 26/07/1922 Motor Engineer
George Edward Bell 27 26/07/1922 Hotel Proprietor
Harry Krisop Eglin 36 23/08/1922 Ironfounder and Agricultural Engineer
Hanson Jowett 46 27/09/1922 Ironmonger
Walter Barlow 39 27/09/1922 Chemist
George Williams Guppy 49 11/10/1922 Sub Postmaster
John William Blacken 41 25/10/1922 Farmer
George William James Bruce 40 25/10/1922 Joiner and Builder
William Percy Wilson 39 22/11/1922 Printer Stationer
Charles Rounthwaite 38 27/12/1922 Farmer
James Masson Murdie 35 24/01/1923 Sanitary Inspector and Surveyor
George Brown 39 31/01/1923 Road Foreman
Frederick William Booty 28/03/1923 Artist
William Sellman 28/03/1923 Photographer
Charles Wrightson 28/03/1923 Marine Engineer
Herbert Harrison Craven 43 25/04/1923 Schoolmaster
Edgar Dearnley 36 25/04/1923 Schoolmaster
Percy William Gilson 46 25/07/1923 Watchmaker and Jeweller
Reginald Thomas Gilson 43 26/09/1923 Solicitor’s Managing Clerk
Tom Ingle 43 23/04/1924 Surveyor
John Reginald Harrison 27 02/07/1924 Gentleman
Wilfred Moor 38 23/07/1924 Builder
George Heminsley Heningham 26 28/07/1924 Solicitor
Arthur Monkan Hesslewood 44 28/07/1924 Station Master
Cyril Jacques 35 24/09/1924 Farmer
Joseph Jesse Moor 49 24/06/1925 Miller’s Representative
Gilbert Richardson 39 22/07/1925 Farmer
Josiah Richardson 42 Farmer
Wilfred Joy 44 Schoolmaster
Edward Cundall 52 23/12/1925 Farmer
Arthur Moor 51 26/05/1926 Hotel Proprietor
Herbert Milne 37 22/09/1926 Schoolmaster
Philip Marston Sawkill 26 22/12/1926 Medical Practitioner