Mastertons in Print

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.

Dumfriesshire Mastertons

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Robert Masterton, surgeon in Canada (1799-1842) James Masterton, mason (1777-aft 1818)
William Masterton, Australian pioneer (1805-1886) Edwin James Masterton, Canadian prison guard (1915-1964)

Dunfermline (1) Mastertons

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Isabella Masterton, Australian pioneer (1819-1892) Thomas Masterton, Waterloo veteran (1790-1865)
Thomas Mitchell Masterton, architect (1833-1872)

Dunfermline (4) Mastertons

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David Masterton, teacher and lunatic (1811-1862)

Edinburgh(2) Mastertons

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Gilbert Masterton, tailor burgess (fl 1573-1593)

Edinburgh(3) Mastertons

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Robert F Masterton, company secretary (1866-)

Falkirk Mastertons

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Henry Masterton, civil engineer (1843-1898)

Forfar Mastertons

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Alexander Masterton, quarry owner and builder (1797-1859) Alexander Masterton, flesher (app 1785-aft 1847)
James Masterton, shoemaker in Arbroath (1818-1891) William Masterton, weaver and bigamist (1792-1858)
James Lyon Masterton, lapper (1843-1879) John Masterton, weaver and road accident victim (1817-1884)
William Nevay Masterton, solicitor (1843-1885) Alexander Masterton, yarn merchant and bankrupt (1819-1878)
James Masterton, headmaster (1865-1926) Alexander Masterton Jr, businessman and murder victim (1822-1899)
John Masterton, HM Inspector of Mines (1878-1933) William Masterton, weaver (1822-1885)
Rita Masterton, professional singer (1909-2005) Thomas Masterton, mariner (1826-1861)
Wiescka Masterton (ms Walach), literary agent (1946-2011) John Masterton, grocer and spirit-dealer (1826-1867)
John M Masterton, banker and bankrupt (c1832 - )
Thomas Masterton, carter and railway accident victim (1834-1863)
Abram Masterton, weaver (1837-1880)
Peter Masterton, watchmaker and convict (1841-1891)
James Masterton, Guernsey master mariner(1846-1918)
George Masterton, weaver, coal merchant (1848-1915)
George Masterton, tinsmith (1850-1896)
Thomas Masterton, oiler and industrial accident victim (1854-1873)
Albert Masterton, cook at sea and petty smuggler (1854-1891)
Robert S Masterton, messy divorcee (1854- )
James Paton Masterton, brass finisher (1855-1924)
John Edward Masterton, Guernsey mariner, lost at sea (1879-1914)
James Frederick Masterton, Guernsey mariner, torpedoed at sea (1881-1917)