Dering, Henry (d. 1800)

Henry Dering was Burgess of the Borough of Lancaster in 1786, Chief Burgess in 1787 and 1788, and a member of the Legislature in 1789.

He was one of the founders of the Lodge, and on the night of its constitution was appointed the first Senior Deacon. He filled that office, as well as several other appointed offices, until June, 1788. when he was ejected Treasurer of the Lodge, serving as such until June, 1790,

He continued an active and useful member of the Lodge, serving in various appointed positions up to the date of his death, which occurred April 6, 1800. By a resolution of the Lodge, the members wore crape on their left arms for thirty days, out of respect to his memory.

1. History of Lodge No. 43, F. & A. M. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, page 331.

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