Frist Provincial Grand Lodge Members are allowed to wear Gold Fringe of their aprons
The First Provincial Grand Lodge Member Aprons
Gold Braid Adorning The Aprons of Member Lodges of The First Provincial Grand Lodge
n the mid 1790s The First Provincial Grand Lodge was established. The Grand Master was M.W. Bro. William Jarvis. The First Provincial Grand Lodge was established to have a more responsive Grand Lodge in the colony of Upper Canada. At that time it would take many months for any communication to move from Upper Canada to Grand Lodge in England. Unfortunately this Grand Lodge did not survice for a long period of time. However four of the Lodges frome The First Provincial Grand Lodge are still active now in the Grand Lodge of Canada In The Province of Ontario. These lodges are Niagara No. 2, The Ancient St. John's No. 3, Sussex No.5 and The Barton No. 6. At the inseption of our current Grand Lodge M.W. Bro. William Mercer Willson (first Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Canada In The Province of Ontario, granted these for Lodges the distinction of having Gold Braid added to their Master Mason and Worshipful Master Aprons. Niagara No. 2 is in possesion of this letter.
The Barton No. 6 has a further blue cord adorning their apron as our current Grand Lodge was constitued in the lodge room and under the gavel of The Barton Lodge.