Famous Freemasons

Here we list a few Famous Bristish Freemasons but it extremely important to appreciate that for every famous Freemason there are and were thousands, if not tens of thousands, of 'ordinary' Freemasons.

 

Monarchs
King George IV (1762 - 1830)
King William IV (1765 - 1837)
King Edward
VII (1841 - 1910)
King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972)
King George VI (1895 - 1952
Statesmen
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
George Canning (1770 - 1827)
Lord Randolph Churchill (1849 - 1895)
Cecil Rhodes (1852 - 1903)
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Leopold S. Amery (1873 - 1955)

 

Religion
Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (1887 - 1972)
Sir
Israel Brodie (1895 - 1979)
Scientists
Sir Joseph Banks (1744 - 1820)
Dr Edward Jenner (1749 - 1823)
Sir Alexander Fleming (1881 - 1955)
Sir Bernard Spilsbury (1877 - 1947)

 

Explorers
Sir Richard Burton (1821 - 1890)
Capt Robert Falcon Scott, RN (1868 - 1912)
Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874 - 1922)
Charity
Dr T. J. Barnardo (1845 - 1905)
1st Viscount Leverhulme
Sir William "Billy" Butlin (1899 - 1980)
Actors
William Abbott (1789 – 1843) David Garrick (1717 - 1779)Sir Henry Irving (1838 - 1905)Edmund Kean (1787 - 1833)Peter Sellers (1925 - 1980)Sir Donald Wolfitt (1902 - 1968)
Writers
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Edward Gibbon (1734 - 1794)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882)
Sir William S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)
Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

 

Artists
Sir James Thornhill (1676 - 1734)
William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)
John Zoffany (1733 - 1810)
Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)
Music
Thomas Arne (1710 - 1778) (Rule Britannia)
Samuel Wesley (1766 - 1837)
Sir Henry Bishop (1786 - 1855) (Home sweet home)
Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842 - 1900)

 

Entertainers
Jim Davidson
Cyril Fletcher (1913 - 2005)
Geraldo
Nat Jackley
Sir Harry Lauder (1870 - 1950)
Alfred Marks
David Nixon (1919 - 1978)
Edmundo Ross
Cyril Stapleton
Tommy Trinder (1909 - 1989)
Jimmy Wheeler
Roger de Courcey
Sportsmen
Harold Abrahams (1899 - 1978)
Jackie Milburn (1924 - 1988)
Sir Donald Campbell (1921 - 1967)
Malcolm Campbell (1885 - 1948)
Sir Leonard Hutton (1916 - 1990)
Jock Stein (1922 - 1985)
Sir Alec Rose (1908 - 1991)
Sir Clive Lloyd (1944 - )
Jim Peters
Sir Arthur Gold
Trevor Simpson
Len Shackleton
Joe Wade
Leslie Compton
Herbert Sutcliffe
Bill Bowes
Sir Thomas Lipton (1850 - 1931)
William 'Jack' Dempsey (1895 - 1983)
Tony Allcock
Peter Ebdon
Mark Wildman

 

Army
General Sir John Moore (1761 - 1809)
Field Marshal 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 - 1852)
Field Marshal Earl Roberts of Kandahar (1832 - 1914)
Field Marshal Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (1850 - 1916)
Field Marshal Sir John French, Earl of Ypres (1852 - 1925)
Field Marshal Earl Haig (1861 - 1928)
General Sir Francis Wingate (1861 -1953)
Field Marshal Garnett, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1883 - 1913)
Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck (1884 - 1981)
Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891 - 1969)
Navy
Admiral Sir Sidney Smith (1764 - 1840)
Admiral Lord Charles Beresford (1841 - 1919)
Admiral Earl Jellicoe (1859 - 1935)
Royal Air Force
Marshal of the RAF Lord Newall (1886 - 1963)

Above are listed Freemasons who are known to the Grand Lodge of Scotland to have been Freemasons. There are, inevitably, some who have 'slipped through the net and are not recorded here. Famous women who have been Freemasons are generally unknown to the Grand Lodge of Scotland. The visitor may like to know that there are organisations which admit women - see, for example: The British Federation of the International Order of C0-Freemasonry which has a web site at: www.droit-humain.org/uk 

The organisation for women is: the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons and it to has a web site at: www.hfaf.org