Very Eminent Knight Robert Wilkin Ernest DIXON, GCT

1933 - 1959

IMG_0014 - CopyVery Eminent Knight R. W. E. Dixon, GCT

Born 14th July 1873


Chairman & M.D. of Robert Farrow & Co., Ltd (Dye Importers & Ship Store Merchants)

Director of Samuel Pinkney & Co., Ltd. (Iron & Steel Merchants)

Fellow; London Association of Accountants




Initiated 1907 into Palatine Lodge No 97, Sunderland, Province of Durham.  Master in 1914.

Founder of Durham Installed Masters Lodge No 4441, Durham

Provincial Grand Secretary of Durham 1919

Installed as Deputy PGM for Durham (to RWBro Cuthbert Wilkinson) on 28th May 1935

Installed as Provincial Grand Master for Durham (after the death of RWBro Wilkinson) on 4th October 1937

To commemorate his 70th Birthday, the sum of £3,250 was raised to establish the “Ernest Dixon Masonic Scholarship”



Exalted in Strict Benevolence Chapter No 97 in 1914.  First Principal in 1922.

Provincial Grand Scribe E in 1921

Installed as Grand Superintendent of Durham on 28th May 1935



Installed in Mount Grace Preceptory No 118 in 1920.

Founder of Finchale Preceptory No 222 in 1922. Preceptor in 1923.

Founder of Haliwerfolc Preceptory No 223

Installed as Provincial Prior of Northumberland & Durham, by the ME & Supreme GM, the Earl of Harewood, on 23rd November 1933

Knight Commander of the United Orders 1937

Presided over the Centenary of the Provincial Priory of Northumberland & Durham on 14th June 1950 with a Commemoration Service in Durham Cathedral, followed by the meeting of Provincial Priory in the Chapter House, in the presence of the ME & Supreme GM, Lord Harris.

Knight Grand Cross of the United Orders 1950



Perfected in Ravensworth Rose Croix Chapter No 183 in 1918

Installed as Inspector General 33o for Durham on 3rd November 1933



Intendant-General for North Eastern Division 1940-52



Advanced in Union Mark Lodge No 124 in 1912. Dep.W.M. in 1922

Founder of Ravensworth Lodge in 1920

Provincial Grand Treasurer 1922

Installed Provincial Grand Master of the Mark for Durham on 16th November 1936



Elevated in Union Lodge No 124



Installed in Royal Kent Tabernacle TI

Founder of Finchale Tabernacle No 3 in 1924. High Priest in 1925

Elected Grand High Priest of the Grand College of Knights Templar Priests 13th February 1941 and held office until his death in 1959.


Died on 19th February 1959 at the age of 86 years