W. W. Westcott

William Wynn Westcott (1848 - 1925)

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William Wynn (W. W.) Westcott
Born in Leamington, Warwickshire, Englandmap
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William was born in 1848. William is the child of Peter Westcott and Elizabeth Hill. [1]

William Wynn Westcott (17 December 1848 – 30 July 1925) was a coroner, ceremonial magician, Theosophist and Freemason born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England.[1] He was a Supreme Magus (chief) of the S.R.I.A and went on to co found the Golden Dawn.[2]

Dr. William Wynn Westcott was born in Leamington, Warkwickshire, England on December 17, 1848. Dr. Westcott's parents died when he was 10 years old and he was adopted by his uncle who, like his father, was a medical doctor. Dr. Westcott attended Kingston Grammar School at Kingston-upon-Thames, and graduated from University College, London with a Bachelor in Medicine. He soon went into medical practice with his uncle in Soberest. Dr. Westcott was described by associates of his time as "docile, scholarly, industrious, addicted to regalia and histrionics." He seems to have had no "girlfriends" in the ordinarily accepted sense, but had a great many "platonic" friendships with female initiates.[3]


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  1. Entered by Mary Haw, Feb 18, 2012
  2. Wikipedia [1]
  3. Golden Dawn [2]

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