A facsimile of the Certificate of Chief Joseph Brant
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- Facsimile of the certificate of Chief Joseph Brant. Framed and under glass. Original certificate is now in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
This type of engraved certificate by United Grand Lodge of England is called “Three Graces” style and ran from 1757 to 1809. The “Moderns” certificates were pictorial and allegorical (here “Three Graces” representing Faith, Hope and Charity), and with text in English only.
"There are to Certify that Brother Joseph Thayeadanegea was made a Mason and admitted to the third Degree of Masonry as appears by the Register of the Lodge for Free and Accepted Masons regularly constituted and meeting at the Falcon Princes Street Leicester Field.
Signed by the Master, Wardens & Secretary of the said Lodge. Hereunto annexed and you are desired to receive him as Brother after due examination
Given under the Seal of the Grand Lodge
Ja. Heseltine [Signature of James Heseltine] Grand Secretary
London 26th April
A 5776 D 1776"
- On April 26, 1776 Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea) was initiated into the Falcon Lodge of Masons ("Moderns"), located on Princes Street, Leicester Fields, London and George III is said to have presented him with his apron.
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- 26 Apr 1776
- Personal Name(s):
- Brant, Joseph (Thayendanegea) (1742-1807)
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- Colin K. Duquemin Masonic Museum
Niagara Lodge #2 A.F. & A.M., G.R.C.
153 King Street, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
The Museum was named after Bro. Colin Duquemin for his work in preserving masonic past.
It is home to many artifacts from Niagara district, including regalia, books, certificates,
and masonic documents.
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