Major Thomas Josephus Baines
Thomas Josephus Baines of Prestbury, Cheltenham, Glos. England.
Profession - Major
Member of Foundation Masonic Lodge then No. 97.One of the Committee responsible for the building of Cheltenham Masonic Temple 1819.
Installed as a Knight Templar in Baldwyn Encampment Bristol 1819.
Foundation Royal Arch Chapter then No.97 joined 27th Dec 1831.Office held H. Resigned June 1835
Founder member of Coteswold Encampment of Knights Templar, Cheltenham in 1833. Held Office as 1st Captain.
Resigned between March and June 1835 to accept an appointment in the Island of Jamaica.
Coat of Arms - Sable, two shank bones in cross Argentthat in pale surmounting the one in fess. His shield hangs on the wall of Cheltenham Masonic Hall, dining room.
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