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William Stewart, 1st Earl of Blesington

Photo credit: The Library and Museum of Freemasonry

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William, 1st Earl of Blesington, was Grand Master of the Antients Grand Lodge, one of two governing bodies of Freemasonry in England in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, from 1756 to 1759. He was also Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ireland from 1738 to 1739.

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry





oil on canvas


H 105 x W 80 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased by the United Grand Lodge of England, 1957

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Inscription description

William Stewart, Earl of Blesington Grand Master Antients, 1756-1759 Grand Master Ireland, 1738-1739'


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