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Past Masters

The photographs below give details of all of our Past Masters since 1777 to date. For ease of reference a full detailed list is provided below, from which links have been created to additional information for a few of our more Civic minded members or influential members within the Lodge’s history.

Whilst our Lodge is its 240th year, three Past Masters were replaced during their year of office, in 1778, 1785 & 1786, so 242 names are actually recorded.

Over the years a number of Past Masters have served more than one year in office, 17 have served twice, 4 have served three times, and James Rule and John Seller served four times and five times respectively, both within the first 30 years of the Lodges creation.

To date our Past Masters have included, 12 Lord Mayors of York, 13 Sheriffs of York, 2 Knights of the Realm, 1 Member of Parliament, 1 Lord and 1 Earl.

1777 Joseph JONES
1778 Thomas DENTON
1779 John PRESTON
1780 William SHEPPERD
1781 James RULE
1782 James RULE - 2nd
1783 Chris SEDGEWICK
1784 James RULE - 3rd
1785 John WILKINSON
“ “ Chris SEDGEWICK - 2nd
1786 William RANSLEY
“ “ James RULE - 4th
1787 William RANSLEY - 2nd
1788 William GRAVE
1789 John BEWLAY
1790 John RAINE
1791 William HAWTON
1792 William RANSLEY - 3rd
1793 William GRAVE - 2nd
1794 John MORLEY
1795 John SELLER
1796 John JACKSON
1797 William DALTON
1798 John SELLER - 2nd
1799 Edmund PEEK
1800 John SELLER - 3rd
1801 John SELLER - 4th
1802 William SCRUTON
1803 Lucas LUND
1804 John MONKMAN
1805 John SELLER - 5th
1806 Lucas LUND - 2nd
1807 Lucas LUND - 3rd
1808 John MONKMAN - 2nd
1809 Ralph PEACOCK
1810 Henry BREARY
1811 The Hon. L DUNDAS
1812 John SELLER Jnr
1813 Samuel COWLING
1814 David COWLING
1815 John PEARSON
1816 John SELLER Jnr - 2nd
1817 John RAPER
1818 Robert ELLISON
1819 Robert ELLISON - 2nd
1820 Wiliam WILKS
1821 John SELLER Jnr - 3rd
1822 Robert ELLISON - 2nd
1823 William BROWN
1824 William BROWN - 2nd
1825 Edward ELGIN
1826 William PLOWS
1827 George WOODALL
1818 George WOODALL - 2nd
1829 Edward BUTLER
1830 George HINDSLEY
1831 John BROWN
1832 Rev. Frederick KENDALL
1833 Edward ELGIN - 2nd
1834 Charles ROBINSON
1835 Charles ROBINSON - 2nd
1836 Edward BUTLER - 2nd
1837 John BROWN - 2nd
1838 Thomas WARD
1839 James KIRBY

1840 James KIRBY - 2nd
1841 William KIRBY
1842 William KIRBY - 2nd
1843 Henry PRESTON
1845 Charles J HANSON
1845 Richard DALTON
1846 Richard DALTON - 2nd
1847 E W RICHARDSON
1848 William C TURNER
1849 Thomas E NEWNUM
1850 Richard Welch HOLLON
1851 John J FLOWER
1852 Thomas H BARKER
1853 Thomas BARKER - 2nd
1854 Thomas E NEWNUM - 2nd
1855 William COWLING
1856 Robert FARRER
1857 Thomas SIMPSON
1858 Edward Hotham NEWTON
1859 John MARCH
1860 William B RICHARDSON
1861 William LAWTON
1862 Lord LONDESBOROUGH
1863 William Dallan HUSBAND
1864 Sir James MEEK
1865 Thomas COOPER
1866 Rev. John Mayne YOUNG
1867 John SMITH
1868 Ralph DAVISON
1869 Alfred Ely HARGROVE
1870 Thomas G HARTLEY
1871 Joseph TODD
1872 Thomas SMURTHWAITE
1873 Rev. H Vaughn PALMER
1874 George BALMFORD
1875 Swann MALTBY
1876 Francis RAWLING
1877 William COWLING - 2nd
1878 Rev. William VALANTINE
1879 Anthony BUCKLE
1880 William H GAINFORTH
1881 Mark ROOKE
1882 Joseph Sykes RYMER
1883 George POTTER-KIRBY
1884 George GARBUTT
1885 William DRAPER

1886 Henry FOSTER
1887 Thomas G HODGSON
1888 William SMITH
1889 Samuel BORDER
1890 Charles Mansfield FORBES
1891 T S BROGDEN
1892 Edward William PURNELL
1893 John Bellerby SAMPSON
1894 Arthur JONES
1895 Edwin CARTER
1896 Mungo BRYSON M. D
1897 Fabrace S GRAMSHAW
1898 Alfred PROCTER
1899 Frederick W LAUGHTON
1900 John A A ASKEW
1901 Edward S ROBINSON
1902 Oliver F TAYLOR
1903 J S SHANNON
1904 Frederick William CULL

1905 George POTTER-KIRBY 2nd
1906 T C THOMPSON
1907 Norman T CROMBIE
1908 Frederick Adolp’s CAMIDGE
1909 John Brown INGLIS
1910 Rev. H H Shaw
1911 Arthur Henry BARRON
1912 Samuel NEEDHAM
1913 Rev. William JOHNSON
1914 George A POTTER-KIRBY
1915 Holtby Robert MORRELL
1916 Hugh Leslie CREER
1917 John GRISDALE
1918 Cecil Ben JOHNSON
1919 E J HARDCASTLE
1920 Walter Richard MAKINS
1921 Gilbert Yorke JOHNSON
1922 Charles Alfred RYMER
1923 George William DANIEL
1924 Robert Jones EVANS
1925 Charles Edwin LIVESEY
1926 Martin Lowish WHELDON
1927 Arthur FRYER
1928 James Cecil ALLIN
1929 Reuben Prescott HALL
1930 Alfred RACE
1931 Ernest WILKINSON-FOX
1932 David BATY
1933 Guy Herbert DOUGLAS
1934 Basil Girdham LAUGHTON
1935 James Lever BURDEKIN
1936 Hubert Hodsby DYLAND
1937 Frederick H BURRIDGE
1938 Frederick H BRAMWELL
1939 Arthur HEY
1940 George Stanley BELLERBY
1941 Henry Isaac SHAFTOE
1942 John George SYKES
1943 Cecil LECKENBY
1944 William Dalton GARBUTT
1945 G STEMBRIDGE
1946 Charles Harold CROSS
1947 Edwin George BORDER
1948 John Harold KAYE
1949 Charles Benjamin MEIN
1950 Harold Norman THOMPSON
1951 Frederick Wilton SHEPHERD
1952 G. W. HAYES
1953 Frank Roy WIDDICOMBE
1954 Norman BOND
1955 Ronald John CHAMBERS
1956 Henry COWLING
1957 George N Paul CROMBIE
1958 Cecil Thomas MARKS
1959 Wilfred Collie LARG
1960 Charles Richard THORP
1961 William BEDFORD
1962 Charles Gall WHEWAY
1963 Ernest Frank TROUGHTON
1964 Arthur Edgar HOPPER
1965 John Atlay SHAFTOE
1966 Denys Leslie T CREER
1967 George G F HALLIWELL
1968 Frank David WIDDICOMBE
1969 Roger Knowles PARK

1970 Geoffrey Walker PROCTER
1971 Cecil Albert PRICE
1972 William COOK
1973 Denys Henry SHAFTOE
1974 Reginald Middleton MONKS
1975 John STANSFIELD
1976 Reginald CAPPER
1977 Robert Leslie WOOD
1978 John Christopher HOPPER
1979 Andrew JAMIESON
1980 Stanley DAWSON
1981 John William BAILEY
1982 Thomas HOPE
1983 Reginald T McNEIL
1984 J J BEDFORD
1985 R GRIFFITHS
1986 John Nicholas WALTON
1987 Paul READ
1988 Bryan David A HANSON
1989 Jack HART
1990 Jim BRACK
1991 Roger Paul HODGSON
1992 A J S HOSKINS
1993 M R H WALKER
1994 David BULL
1995 R E SPENCER
1996 Eric MITCHELL
1997 Ian POLLARD
1998 Ian POLLARD - 2nd
1999 Jack HUGHES
2000 Alan S ROGERS
2001 David HUGHES
2002 Rodney STYAN
2003 Michael JEFFERY
2004 Ken F LIPPETT
2005 Robert W BINNS
2006 Vic PAYLOR
2007 Brian J COTTINGHAM
2008 Jack HUGHES - 2nd

2009 Michael Patrick CURLEY
2010 Robin ROCHFORT-HYDE

2011 Ken F LIPPETT - 2nd

2012 Andrew McCLOUD

2013 Michael P CURLEY - 2nd

2014 Phillip CAMBRIDGE

2015 Chris PATRICK

2016 Tony Cade

2017 Gil Nimmo MBE. JP