Jesse Green, Sussex County. First Deputy Grand Master, and Second Grand
Master, Grand Lodge of Delaware.
Grand Lodge of Delaware Origins
At a Grand Communication
of a majority of the Lodges of Ancient York Masons established in the State of Delaware, held by appointment, at the Town Hall in the Borough of
Wilmington, on Friday, the 6th day of June Anno Lucis 5806, Anno Domini 1806: Present.
Lodge No. 31, Laurel Town, Sussex County, by its Representative,
Worshipful Jesse Green, Past Master.
Lodge No. 33, New Castle, New Castle County, by its Representatives, Worshipful John Crow, Master; Worshipful Evan Thomas, Past Master; Worshipful Maxwell Bines, Past Master.
Lodge No. 96, Newark, New Castle County, by its Representative,
Worshipful James Snow, Master.
Lodge No. 14, Wilmington, New Castle County, by its Representatives, Worshipful Thomas Stockton, Master; Worshipful John Sellars, Past Master; Worshipful John Patterson, Past Master;
James Tilton, Junior Warden.
The Grand Lodge proceeded agreeably to regulation, to vote by ballot for Grand Officers for the ensuing year, to serve until the next annual elections, and the votes being taken by Lodges and counted the
following were elected as the first officers of the new Grand Lodge of Delaware:
Gunning Bedford, Jr., New Castle County, First Grand Master of Masons in Delaware
Most Worshipful Gunning Bedford, Jr., Grand Master
Right Worshipful Jesse Green,
Deputy Grand Master
Right Worshipful Joseph Israel, Senior Grand Warden
Right Worshipful John McBeth, Junior Grand Warden
Right Worshipful Thomas Stockton, Grand Treasurer
Right Worshipful Edward Roche, Grand Secretary
Worshipful John Sellars, Grand Marshal
Worshipful David Robinet, Grand Tyler.
was the Grand Lodge of Delaware duly constituted on June 6th and
7th, 1806 by 13 brethren representing Lodges No. 14, No. 33. and No. 96
of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and No. 31 of the Grand Lodge of
Stockton was named Charter Worshipful Master of Washington Lodge
No. 1 (formerly No. 14); John Crow, Charter Master of St. John's Lodge
No. 2 (formerly No. 33);
George Read, Charter Master of Hiram Lodge No. 3 (formerly No. 96); and
Thomas Skinner, Charter Master of Hope Lodge No. 4 (formerly No. 31).
were granted to the above Lodges under the jurisdiction of the
newly formed Grand Lodge of Delaware and the Lodge numbers changed
accordingly to those listed above.
of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of
Delaware, Green, Charles E. (1956)