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"With Westcott’s death, masonic research lost the one man whose influence might have led to the development of a distinct, reputable 'esoteric school' whose work could have complemented that of the authentic school. His criticisms might also have kept the wilder proponents of the 'esoteric' approach within the bounds of reason."
BIOGRAPHY
WILLIAM WYNN WESTCOTT
ARS QUATUOR CORONATORUM
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William Wynn Westcott and the Esoteric School of Masonic Research

APPENDIX A
William Wynn Westcott
Craft
1871 24 October: initiated in Parret and Axe Lodge No. 814, Crewkerne.
Master 1877.
18733 December: joined Lodge of Brotherly Love No. 329, Yeovil.
18862 December: joined Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076.
Master 1893.
1877Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, Somerset.
1902Past Junior Grand Deacon, United Grand Lodge of England.
Royal Arch
187330 April: exalted in Chapter of Brotherly Love No. 329, Yeovil. J. 1888; H. 1888; Z. 1889.
1902Past Grand Standard Bearer, Supreme Grand Chapter of England.
Mark
Westcott was advanced in the William de Irwin Lodge No. 162, Yeovil, at a date unknown. The lodge was dormant for a number of years but was revived in 1887 with Westcott as Master.
1887Provincial Grand Senior Warden, Mark Province of Somerset.
Ancient and Accepted Rite
187515 February: perfected in Alfred Chapter No. 13, Taunton.
1878Promoted to 30th degree.
1879Joined Bayard Chapter No. 71, London.
1898Joined Invicta Chapter No. 10, London.
1922Joined Durban Chapter No. 127, Durban.
Red Cross of Constantine
Member of Rose and Lily Conclave No. 10, Weston-super-Mare.
S.R.I.A.
188015 April: admitted to Zelator Grade in Metropolitan College.
188112 December: admitted to Second Order.
1883Secretary-General.
1889Celebrant, Metropolitan College.
1891Supreme Magus
Order of Eri
1880Admitted by F.G. Irwin.
1886Sent Charter by Yarker to admit Knights and Commanders.
1917Revived and reorganized the Order. Grand Master and senior Knight Grand Cross
Swedenborg Rite
1876Admitted in Emanuel Lodge No. 1, Weston-super-Mare. J.W. 1878; S.W. 1879; W.M. 1886.
1877District Senior Grand Warden, Western District.
1877Supreme Grand Senior Deacon.
1879-1891Supreme Grand Junior Warden.
1886J.W. Hermes Lodge No. 8, London. S.W. 1887; W.M. 1888.
1886-1891Supreme Grand Secretary.
1887W.M. Pythagorean Lodge of Instruction, London.
Westcott does not appear to have been involved in Knights Templar, Allied Masonic Degrees, Cryptic, Secret Monitor or Yarker’s Antient and Primitive Rite.

Transcription by <mastermason.com/luxocculta/westcott.htm>.
Reprinted with permission of Ars Quatuor Coronatorum, the Transactions of Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, UGLE in Volume 100 for the year 1987. [pp. 31-32.] Minor typographical errors corrected, 2002/04/05.

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