Masonic History In The Nanaimo Area

Freemasons have played a significant role in the history of Nanaimo and the surrounding area.

As part of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Ashlar Lodge No. 3, we are gradually building this page about Masonic History In The Nanaimo Area. Please bear with us as we build the page.

Here are links to some additional information about Masonic History In the Nanaimo Area.

Historic Membership Lists of Nanaimo Area Masonic Lodges

For historians, genealogists and other researchers we are gradually creating online lists of the Historic Membership Lists of Nanaimo Area Masonic Lodges. Please note that the membership lists we put online will be at least 50 years old in order to comply with current privacy legislation.

Ashlar Lodge No. 3

Doric Lodge No. 18

Nanaimo Lodge No. 110

Here are some lists of Freemasons who have been involved in various endeavours. Note: we will be adding more names and endeavours to this section over time.


John Barsby; Edward Burness Paul; John Shaw

Law Enforcement

Samuel Drake; David Stephenson; William Stewart


Municipal Politics

Mark Bate (Mayor of Nanaimo); George Bevilockway; James Miller BrownJohn Shaw (Mayor of Nanaimo)

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