Most Worshipful Brother
James Merrill Murley, PGM
Grand Lodge of
Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.;
Grand Master 1922 – 1923

Brother James Merrill Murley was initiated into Masonry in St. Johns Lodge No. 1, Charlottetown, on November 8th, 1910, Passed December 13th, 1910, and Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on January 10th, 1911.

After serving in several subordinate offices he was elected Worshipful Master in 1915.

In 1919 was appointed Grand Lecturer; elected Grand Junior Warden 1920; Grand Senior Warden 1921; and Grand Master in 1922.

Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Texas, U. S. A.

Exalted in Alexandra Chapter No. 11 G. R. Nova Scotia, March 29th, 1913; Elected M. E. High Priest April 1919; Right Excellent Grand Superintendent District No. 5, Royal Arch Masons Nova Scotia, June 1921.

Received Knights Templar Orders in Prince Edward Preceptory, No. 35, in May, 1913; elected Presiding Preceptor May 1916. Grand Standard Bearer, Sovereign Great Priory of Canada, 1920.

Received Scottish Rite Degrees in Albert Edward Lodge of Perfection, November, 1914,; elected T. P. G. M., February 1922.

A member of Philae Temple A. A. 0. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Halifax, N. S.

[i]From the Proceedings of the 47th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A.F. & A. M. (1922).