William Schaw

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Sir William Schaw

Scotland 1550 – 1602

Teachers: Robert Drummond of Carnock; William Fowler; Giordano Bruno; Michel de Castelnau; Giulio Camillo;

Students: James Anderson; William Sinclair aka St. Clair of Roslin; David Cunningham of Robertland; Sir James Murray of Kilbaderton; Sir Anthony Alexander; Sir John Veitch of Dawyck; John Carmichael; William Moray of Dreghorn; Sir Robert Moray, his brother; Sir William Bruce, 1671; John Theophilus Desaguliers; Laurence Gardner;

Friends: James VI of Scotland, patron; Lord Seton and his son Alexander Seton; William Fowler;

Organizations; Freemasonry before it was Speculative, Kilwinning Mother Lodge ; Master of the Works in Scotland, 1583;

Author: First Schaw Statutes, 1598; Second Schaw Statutes, 1599; among the earliest known Masonic regulations;

Comments: Freemason ; Master of Works to King James VI of Scotland; the Art of Memory; in 2nd Schaw he states "tak tryall of the art of memorie";

Resources: THE ORIGINS OF FREEMASONRY, David Stevenson, 1998; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Schaw; The Shadow of Solomon: The Lost Secret of the Freemasons Revealed (2005) by Laurence Gardner ; http://www.rgle.org.uk/RGLE_1598.htm ;