Guillaume Philippe Benoist

Guillaume Philippe Benoist was a French engraver and Brother Mason. He was born in Normandy in 1725, but did a lot of portraits and engravings in England. [caption id="attachment_1704" align="alignleft" width="300"] Nine panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro: Da Ilha das Cobras. Philippe Benoist (1813-c.1905) and Eugene Ciceri (1813-1890). Lithograph.…

Freemasonry in the Bahamas

1837 – Royal Victoria Lodge, No. 443 was chartered in Nassau by the United Grand Lodge of England, and a second lodge, Turks Island Forth Lodge, No. 647, was erected on Grand Turk Island in 1855. Both have survived. There were earlier English lodges but they were short-lived. There were…