Abercorn Lodge No. II
Masonry in Malta
In 1751 the 14th Regiment of Dragoons was founded. Five years later the Military Lodge of the 14th Dragoons was consecrated on the 3rd December 1756, as a lodge in the Grand Lodge of Ireland, the first Master being Robert Jones.
A total of 137 members were registered between 1756 and 1796.
The Lodge handed its charter back to the Grand Lodge of Ireland when the regiment moved to India. Abercorn Lodge No 273 was consecrated on the 1st June 1899. The lodge met in premises in Senglea.
The 1921 Installation meeting was held at the Masonic Hall Valletta which belonged to the English Constitution.
Unfortunately all records of the Lodge from 1899 to 1920 were destroyed by a bomb which fell on Villa Blye, Paola, where Abercorn Lodge and its sister Lodge, The Leinster Lodge No 387 now held their meetings however through hard work, much of the lodge history has been gathered.
The two Irish Lodges together with the Leinster Royal Arch Chapter No 387 (I.C.) met together with the Lodge of St Andrews of the Scottish Constitution and the Caledonian RAC No 325 (S.C.).
In November 2004 Abercorn Lodge together with Leinster Lodge and the later Fenici Lodge returned their Warrants to the Grand Master of the Irish Constitution and simultaneously received new warrants from the newly consecrated Sovereign Grand Lodge of Malta under whose registry they now work.
Masonic Masonry is now flourishing in Malta.