Laurence Dermott (June 1720-1791) was the son of Thomas Dermott, a successful merchant of Francis Street, Dublin.(1) Thomas had a family home in Strokestown, County Roscommon.(2) Thomas' brother Anthony (1700-1784) ran a successful trading operation from Usher's Quay, Dublin. The family traded internationally in a wide range of goods including wine and owned and operated ships.

In 1748, Lawrence went to London. His initial occupation was journeyman painter. It is unclear whether he was in the painting business or an artist. In any event, his arrival there may have related to family business contacts as he was later a wine merchant.
[Source: Ken MacDermott Roe 'freemasonrry and the mcderrmotts.pdf' 2013]

According to the official history of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, Lawrence Dermott was initiated as a freemason in Ireland on 14 January 1740‐41 (sic) and installed as the Master, chief officer, of Lodge 26 in Dublin. Lepper and Crossle, authors of the Grand Lodge History, assume that Lawrence was continuing a family tradition of freemasonry and this seems a reasonable assumption.
[Source: Ken MacDermott Roe 'freemasonrry and the mcderrmotts.pdf' 2013]……

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Date of Birth 1st Jun 1720 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 1st Jun 1791 VIEW SOURCE
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Thomas Dermott
Townland born Strokestown, County Roscommon

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