Document referenceQDM
TitleRecords of freemasons : North Riding Quarter Sessions
DescriptionThis sub-fonds relates to records of enrolment, registration, deposit and returns. It consists of records relating to freemasons, including:

- register [1799-1819]
- lists of freemasons. The members are listed by lodges, with the place of meeting and the name, abode, and trade or profession of members [1799-1801, 1835, and 1860, 1865-1942].
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyFreemasons were exempted from the provisions of the Unlawful Societies Act of 1799 (39 George III cap. 79), provided that certificates of members' names were deposited annually with the Clerk of the Peace.
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