George Oliver

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Rev George Oliver

England 1782 - 1867

Comments: Freemasonry; Christian, used the term the "Smitten Builder" for both Chariam Abif and Jesus the Christ; interest in Druids and early English faiths; Initiated as a " Lewis" by his Father; the "Literary School" of Freemasonry;


Teachers: Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie; Bishop Tomline ; Doctor Bayley; Bishop Kaye; Doctor Hobart, Dean of Westminster; the Duke of Sussex; father, Rev. Samuel Oliver; William L Hutchinson;

Students: Albert Pike; Bro. Dudley Wright; Bro. Gilbert W. Daynes;

Friends: Mary Ann Beverley, wife; Doctor Crucefix; Stanford Mercury;

Enemies: Charles Tennyson D'Eyncourt;

Organizations; Freemasonry, Saint Peter's Lodge, in Peterborough, 1801; Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; Royal Arch Mason in the Chapter of Rodney Lodge at Kingston-on-Hull; Honorary Past Deputy Grand Master, of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, USA; head master King Edward's Grammar School at Great Grimsby, 1809; Church of England, 1813; Trinity College, Cambridge, 1815; Honorary Past Deputy Grand Master in the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts;


Author: edited a new edition of William Preston's "Illustrations of Masonry." , 1829; "The Antiquities of Freemasonry" , 1839; "The Star in the East"; "The Signs and Symbols of Freemasonry", a series of 12 lectures collected, 1841; "The History of Initiation" in 12 lectures; "Institutes of Masonic Jurisprudence"; History and Antiquities of the Collegiate Church of Beverley; History and Antiquities of the Collegiate Church of Wolverhampton; History of the Conventual Church of Grimsby; Monumental Antiquities of Grimsby; History of the Gild of the Holy Trinity; Sleaford; Letters on the Druidical Remains near Lincoln; Guide to the Druidical Temple at Nottingham ; Remains of Ancient Britons between Lincoln and Sleaford; The Revelations of a Square; History of Freemasonry; The Theocratic Philosophy of Freemasonry; The Freemason's Treasury, 52 Short Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Symbolic Masonry ; History and Antiquities of the Collegiate Church of Beverley; History and Antiquities of the Collegiate Church of Wolverhampton; History of the Conventual Church of Grimsby ; Monumental Antiquities of Grimsby; History of the Gild of the Holy Trinity, Sleaford; Letters on the Druidical Remains near Lincoln; Guide to the Druidical Temple at Nottingham; Remains of Ancient Britons between Lincoln and Sleaford; The Antiquities of Freemasonry, 1893; The Star in the East; Twelve lectures on the Signs and Symbols of Freemasonry, 1841; The History of Initiation in twelve lectures, 1840; The Theocratic Philosophy of Freemasonry; Historical Landmarks and other Evidences of Freemasonry Explained; Revelations of a Square, fiction; The Golden Remains of the Early Masonic Writers, 5 vols; The Book of the Lodge; The Symbol of Glory; The End of Freemasonry; A Mirror for the Johannite Masons; The Origin and Insignia of the Royal Arch Degree; A Dictionary of Symbolic Masonry; Institutes of Masonic Jurisprudence; articles in London Freemasons Quarterly Review;



Resources: http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/rev_george_oliver.htm; http://masonicdictionary.com/oliver.html ; Southern California Research Lodge Fraternal review, 15 Nov. 2012; read him here - http://books.google.co.uk/books?vid=0BPwthbFruVjJLGl&id=fCCFYneJrGIC&pg=PR3&dq=freemason&num=100&as_brr=1#v=onepage&q=freemason&f=false ; http://books.google.co.uk/books?vid=0qCeYY3tn-lyl0dd&id=rIMBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PP5&dq=square+and+compasses&num=100&as_brr=1#v=onepage&q=square%20and%20compasses&f=false ; http://www.masonicdictionary.com/oliver.html ;