THE AUTONOMOUS GRAND PRIORY OF SCOTLAND
Scottish Knights Templar
The Templars and the Free Masons
Were the Knights Templar Free Masons ?, the simple answer is no because it
was not around at that time, historians again get it wrong when they state
that the Templars had Lodges. the earliest known Lodge in Scotland is is
St.Mary's NoI Chapel dated as 1599 this is what the minutes taken state,
this is 29 years after the Scottish Reformation of 1560.
on his trip to Paris stated to the people present that the Knights of
St.John turned Masonic and not the Templars, Ramsay was the Tutor to Bonnie
Prince Charlie, historians again try to state that Charlie was a Free Mason
but Charlie was a Roman Catholic so could not have been a Mason.
Masons during the 13th and 14th centuries were of course Stone Masons and so
after a days hard work these men needed somewhere to gather, Robert the
Bruce is said to have created a Lodge when the Stone Masons were working on
St.Andrews Abbey, here they would probably have talked about what they had
done that day, or, talk of a problem they came across and probably found the
cure in the Lodge from other Stone Masons.
So there we have it the
Templars were never ever Masons they were only soldiers and nothing less,
historians please get your facts right in future.
One point of note is,
why do the Free Masons have Knights Templar in their ranks when as stated
above the Templars were never Free Masons, the Free Mason Templars are not
Chivalric, however our Knights of Our Order are Chivalric.