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Mrs. Elizabeth Aldworth
[Elizabeth Aldworth]
1693 - 1775 1
Mrs. Elizabeth Aldworth The Hon. Elizabeth St. Leger, daughter of Lord Doneraile of Doneraile Court, County Cork, Ireland, was born in 1693 and married in 1713 to Richard Aldworth, Esq. From a narrative published by the family in 1811 it appears that, upon secretly observing the first two degrees of a lodge at labour in her father’s home, she was discovered and, after discussion, initiated in the Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft Degree. A champion of Freemasonry, further details of her life can be found in "The Hon. Miss St. Leger and Freemasonry," Ars Quatuor Coronatorum vol viii (1895) pp. 16-23, 53-6. vol. xviii (1905) pp. 46
Irregular freemason

1.Ars Quatuor Coronatorum vol viii (1895) p. 19 notes 1773.
Portrait: miniature from life, held by Prince Masons' Chapter No. 1, Cork. Reprinted in Memoir of the Honble. Elizabeth Aldworth.... Cork : John Day, 1941. Also see Frontispiece, Du Laurans, Edwin, Masonic Sketch Book And Gleanings From the Harvest Field of Masonic Literature. New York, Macoy Publishing, 1905, 345pp. 15cm x 22 1/2 cm.

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