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Elias Ashmole
May 23, 1617 - May 18 or 19, 1692
Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England,
Elias Ashmole was a chemist and antiquarian.
Ashmole included in his diary reference to his having been a member of a Masonic Lodge. The dates for these meetings are placed at 16 October 1646, and again on 11 March, 1682.
He was deeply interested in the medicinal uses of plants and a member of the Royal Society in 1661, although not active.
Initiated: October 16, 1646

Source: Ars Quatuor Coronatorum Vols. 11, 78, 65, 25.

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