Vancouver Island Masonic History Project

Masonic Mayors of Victoria

Many Mayors of the City of Victoria have been Freemasons, particularly the Mayors in Victoria’s early history. Here is a list of Victoria Mayors with Freemasons in bold font. We will be adding pages on, and links to, individual Masonic Mayors of Victoria in due time.

List of Victoria Mayors

  • 1862-65 Thomas Harris
  • 1865-66 Lumley Franklin
  • 1866-67, 1871 William J. MacDonald
  • 1867-70 Dr. James Trimble
  • 1870-71 Alexander Rocke Robertson
  • 1872 Richard Lewis
  • 1872-73 James McMillan
  • 1873 James D. Robinson
  • 1873-75 William Dalby
  • 1875-76 James Drummond
  • 1876-77 Montague William Tyrwhitt-Drake
  • 1877-78 Roderick Finlayson
  • 1879-81 John Turner
  • 1881-82 Noah Shakespeare
  • 1882-83, 1896-99 Charles Redfern
  • 1883-84 Joseph W. Carey
  • 1884-85 Robert Rithet
  • 1885-87 James Fell
  • 1887-91 John Grant
  • 1891-93, 1896 Robert Beaven
  • 1894-95 John Teague
  • 1900-02 Charles Hayward
  • 1902-03 Alexander Gilmore McCandless
  • 1904-5 G. Harry Barnard
  • 1905-7, 1909-11, 1913 Alfred Morley
  • 1908-09 Dr. Lewis Hall
  • 1912 J.L. Beckwith
  • 1914-16 Alexander Stewart
  • 1917-19 Albert Edward Todd
  • 1919-21 Robert John Porter
  • 1921-22 William Marchant
  • 1922-24 Reginald Hayward
  • 1924-28 J. Carl Pendray
  • 1928-31 Herbert Anscomb
  • 1931-36 David Leeming
  • 1936-44 Andrew McGavin
  • 1944-51 Percy E. George
  • 1951-55 Claude Harrison
  • 1955-61 Percy Scurrah
  • 1961-65 Richard Biggerstaff Wilson
  • 1965-66 Alfred Toone
  • 1966-69 Hugh Stephen
  • 1969-71 Courtney Haddock
  • 1971-75 & 1981-85 Peter Pollen
  • 1975-79 Michael D.W. Young
  • 1979-81 William Tindall
  • 1985-90 Gretchen Brewin
  • 1990-93 David Turner
  • 1994-99 Robert Cross
  • 2000-2008 Alan Lowe
  • 2008-2014 Dean Fortin
  • 2015- Lisa Helps
Richard Lewis, circa 1874
Richard Lewis, circa 1874 (B.C. Archives photo)
Charles Hayward (1839-1919). This photo appeared in his 1919 obituary in the Daily Colonist newspaper
Charles Hayward (1839-1919). This photo appeared in his 1919 obituary in the Daily Colonist newspaper
Dr. Lewis Hall, circa 1910 (courtesy of Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives)
Dr. Lewis Hall, circa 1910 (courtesy of Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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