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Navesink Lodge No. 9

152 Maple Avenue
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
 
Lodge Phone ? 732 530 1858
Email ? Info@navesinklodge9.org
Grand Lodge of New Jersey
 

Worshipful Master ? Richard C. Joyce, P.M.

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About Navesink Lodge No. 9

New Jersey claims the distinction of having as a citizen the first known American Freemason named Bro. Jonathan Belcher who was initiated in 1704 in an old "Guilde Lodge" in London as an agent for the province of England.

On December 20, 1779, Lodge No. 23 in Middletown Point, Monmouth County was a Lodge under warrant of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. That warrant went extinct after 1779.

During the time frame of 1761?1781 six Lodges had been formed in NJ ? one each in Essex, Monmouth, Union, Mercer, Somerset and Burlington under the warrant of Provincial Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.

1786?1790... With independence form Great Britain secured, a renewed desire emerged NJ Masons to unite under their own governing body, a Grand Lodge. A convention was December 18, 1786 at the Whitehall Tavern in New Brunswick to establish a Grand Lodge and elect its officers. These officers were installed at the communication of the first NJ Grand Lodge held at New Brunswick on January 30, 1787.

The above facts of 1, 2, 3 and 1786?1790... were found in a New Jersey Grand Lodge document from 1988 called , "History of Freemasonry in New Jersey 1787?1987".



A Brief History of Navesink Lodge No. 9, Red Bank, Monmouth County from November 14, 1815 to Present:
  • Shrewsbury/Washington No. 34 in Eatontown, Monmouth County was warranted on November 14, 1815. It was struck November 8, 1842 and resuscitated No. 9 in 1843.
  • Shrewsbury/Washington No.9 in Eatontown, Monmouth County warranted November 14, 1843. Resuscitated from No. 34.
  • Navesink No. 21 (more recently known as Mystic Brotherhood) in Red Bank, Monmouth County was warranted Jan 14, 1852. The name change to Mystic Brotherhood No. 21 from Navesink No. 21 occurred in 1855.
  • Long Branch No. 78 in Long Branch, Monmouth County was warranted January 17, 1867. The name was changed to Moxley Abacus No. 78 in 1980 and the location was changed to Fair Haven, Monmouth County in 1981.
  • Red Bank Lodge No. 277 in Red Bank, Monmouth County (later renamed George B. Moxley in 1970) was warranted April 16, 1930 and consolidated with Lodge No. 78 in 1981.
  • Abacus No.182 in Long Branch, Monmouth County was warranted March 22, 1906. Consolidated 1980 with Moxley Abacus No. 78.
During the April 2003 Annual Communication, our current Navesink Lodge No. 9 was a consolidation of 3 current Lodges being Washington Lodge No. 9, Mystic Brotherhood Lodge No. 21 and Moxley Abacus Lodge No. 78. Our new Lodge was called Navesink Lodge No. 9 as it is today.

By 1986, a total of 298 Lodges had been warranted by the Grand Lodge of New Jersey. Six Lodges had surrendered their warrants (1 re?warranted), 1 warrant had been arrested, fifty?two Lodges had merged into other Lodges, thirty?five Lodges had consolidated with other Lodges, demonstrating a modern loss of ninety?three Lodges or 31% of the present number of Lodges since the renumbering of Lodges in 1842.

Compiled by R.W. Edward Y. Smith Jr. Grand Historian to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey in 1986.

History of Freemasonry in New Jersey 1787?1987

Written by the History Committee under the Seal of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey (?) 1989.


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152 Maple Avenue
Red Bank, New Jersey, 07701

Phone ? 732 530 1858
Email ? Info@NavesinkLodge9.org