Like many European families, economic hardship, religious intolerance, or just the excitement of new horizons and opportunities offered by the outposts of the British Empire, or the open door policy of the USA, persuaded many Mastertons to seek their fortunes in the New Worlds. I have come across emigrants to the Americas, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand from the 19th century onwards.
Records of some Masterton emigrants from their home country.
|Name||Age||Date||From||Ship||Port of Arrival||Final Destination|
|Alexander Masterton||17||1814||Halifax, Nova Scotia||New York, USA|
|Robert Masterton||app 1820||Kingston (now Rexton), Kent County, New Brunswick|
|John Masterton||37||7 1820||Chatham, Northumberland Co., New Brunswick||New Brunswick|
|Janet Masterton||1830||Annan||'Ellen McCarthy'||Kingston (now Rexton), Kent County, New Brunswick|
|George Masterton||22||6 5 1912||Glasgow||'Hesperian'||Quebec, Canada||USA via GTR|
|William Masterton||1911||British Columbia, Canada||British Columbia, Canada|
|Jessie Masterton (ms Smith)||British Columbia, Canada||British Columbia, Canada|