Mastertons in Print
Occasionally, the rather dry information contained in Births, Deaths, Marriages and Last Wills & Testaments is enlivened by some other published reference. These add colour and substance to the bare bones of genealogical research. Here are a few Mastertons in print - famous, infamous, or just worthy souls with biographies recorded in the annals of their chosen career. All of them were players, principal or minor, in events that were recorded by harmless drudges and lodged in archives to form a rich mine for the benefit of future researchers. The harmless drudgery of website assembly has brought these together!
Links between some Mastertons and key events in Scottish history are given in this TIMELINE.
|Ordinary Stories||Extraordinary Stories|
|William of Masterton, the first Masterton? (fl 1225-1236)||Robert Masterton (fl 1270-1300), Scottish freedom fighter|
|Hugo of Masterton, the second Masterton? (fl 1235-1272)||William of Masterton, signatory of the Ragman Roll (fl 1272-1296)|
|Duncan of Masterton, (fl 1316)||William Masterton, burgess of Dunfermline (fl 1488-1501)|
|William of Masterton, (fl 1335-37)||John Masterton, ship's gunner and mercenary in defence of Aberdeen (fl 1548)|
|Simon of Masterton, (fl 1339)|
|William Masterton, master of Dales (fl 1419-24)|
|John Masterton, benefactor of Cambuskenneth (fl before 1445)|
|Thomas Masterton, canon of Cambuskenneth (fl 1471)|
|David Masterton, trader with the Netherlands (fl 1499)|
|David Masterton, transfer of lands(fl 1506)|