Right Matron – carry on!

Matron's salary 1791
Rule from 1791 re Matron’s salary

From The Rules and Regulations of the Royal Free Mason Charity, 1791.

The salary of the Matron (above from 3 years after the first appointment) was a good, solid income and so it is hardly surprising that there were many applicants. Continuing with the list in the Rough Minute Book, we come now to the last two candidates not yet written about. Continue reading

A right matron carry-on

Continuing the saga of the first matron appointment, the first name on the list of candidates for the post of matron was Mrs Mary Miller of No 18 St James Place, “recommended by the Royal Patroness [Duchess of Cumberland], the Rt Hon Elizabeth Luttrell, Mr Hale, Mr Millington, The Rev’d Wm Conillis, Miss Mary Gates, Mrs Ann Gates, James Meyrick Esq, several others residing in the country wishing to vote by proxy.” (Rough Minute Book) Continue reading