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From: Edward Andrews <>
Subject: Re: Murder of John McDonald
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 1998 21:23:01 +0000
Denise C. Wood wrote:
> I read about John's murder yesterday on a site and that he had been in the Mason's.
> My initial thought when I read that is that the Mason's take a pledge that if they
> TELL anyone of the orders in the Mason, they swear to be murdered or their tongue
> cut out. I wonder if he told?
> Denise Wood
> > Well ... my g.g.g.grandfather, John McDonald, was supposedly a leader of
> > the Orangemen up in County Derry & in 1816, he was murdered. His son
> > emigrated to the U.S. I don't know much about the conflict, but from what I
> > gather, murders prompted by political views were all too common in those days.
> > Susan
It seems to me that John McDonald was an Orange man. There is no
official connection between the masons and the Orange Order (Though
there is some overlap in members)
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