Captain William Oldrin (1773-1858) emigrated from England to the United States in 1794. He worked as a ship's captain at sea and was a founding member of the Suffolk County, New York Freemason lodge for seamen. (b. August 12, 1773; England - d. April 24, 1858; Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA)
- It is related of Captain William Oldrin, one of the charter members of the lodge, that on one occasion when a British cruiser, during the war of 1812, anchored under Crane Neck, a small cannon was brought to bear on her which was sighted and discharged by him with such skill and effect that the ball cut the halyards and the sails came down by the run, which so alarmed the crew that they beat a hasty retreat.
- "An Ancient Masonic Body". May 10, 1896.