Robert Masterton (fl. 1602-20)

Robert Masterton (fl. 1602-20)

Burgess of Culross

Robert Masterton, burgess of Culross, makes several appearances in early Privy Council and Registers of the Great Seal of Scotland. In 1620, he is owed money by Robert Masterton of Parkmill, a nice proof that these are distinct Roberts!

Genealogy

Uncertain as yet.


Register of the Privy Council of Scotland

First Series, Vol VI, 1599-1604.

1 January 1602, Edinburgh

Robert Maistertoun, burgess of Culros, for Andro Stewart of Wester Grainge, and Andro Stewart, younger, his son, under the pains in the letter thereanent. The band, registered by Mr. Thomas Pollok, advocate, is subscribed at Culros, 30th December 1601, before Mr. Matthow Gaw, burgess there, James Huttoun, flesher there, and Robert Futhie of Foddismylne, - John Forret, notary, subscribing for said Andro Stewart, elder.

The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland
D Masson(ed)
Vol VI, 1599-1604
p. 711
HM General Register House
Edinburgh, 1884


Register of the Great Seal of Scotland

1593-1608

Apud Halierudhous, 14 January 1602

REX confirmavit cartam Roberti Bruce de Blairhall, [qua, cum consensu Margarete Hammiltoun sponse sue, pro perimpletione contractus de data presentium, vendidit JOANNI PORTERFEILD burgensi de Edinburgh, heredibus ejus et assignatis, irredimabiliter, 2 acras arabiles in lie Over Gaghie in croftis de Culros (inter terras Gilberti Primrois et Tho. Messone), cum communi pastura in mora de Gaghie cum libero introitu in mora de Baid ad fodiend. lie turff, peit, dovat, hedder et alia necessaria, necnon lie Bruce-medow subtus messuagium de Langsyid, in dominio de Culros, vic. Perth : REDDEND. regi 12 sol. feudifirme, cum servitiis debitis et consuet.; necnon duplicando feudifirmam in introitu heredum : cum precepto sasine directo Rob. Maistertoun burgen. de Culros : TEST. Rob. Bennet burgen. de Culros, Jac. B. ejus filio legitimo, Jo. Forret notario publico clerico burgi de Culros (scriptore carte), Rob. F. ejus filio legitimo : Apud Culros, 23 Aug. 1600] : TEST. ut in aliis cartis &c.
xliii. 127.

The Register of the Great Seal of Scotland
John Maitland Thomson (ed)
1593-1608
pp 448-9
HM General Register House
Edinburgh, 1890


Register of the Privy Council of Scotland

First Series. Vol X, 1613-16.

13 September 1615, Edinburgh

Complaint by James Burrowman, collier in Eisthousis, Gawin and James Burrowman, his sons, Marioun Burrowman, his daughter, and Margaret Layng, colliers in Eisthousis, as follows:- On a day in August last, while returning homewards to the Eisthousis from Culros "in quiet manner", they were overtaken and cruelly assaulted "with rungis and battonis" by Gilbert Berner and Duncane Monteith, servitors to Robert Maistertoun, bailie of Culross:-James Burrowman appearing for pursuers, and defenders not appearing, the Lords order defenders to be denounced rebels.

The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland
D Masson(ed)
Vol X, 1613-1616
p. 390
HM General Register House
Edinburgh, 1895


Register of the Privy Council of Scotland

Vol XII, Second Series. 1619-1622.

13 January 1620, Edinburgh

Complaint by John, Earl of Mar, High Treasurer, Sir Gideon Mury of Elibank, Sir William Oliphant, King's Advocate, that the following persons remain wilfully unrelaxed from the horn:....Robert Mastertoun of Parkmylne in Alloway....
A horning having been produced against Robert Maistertun of Parkmylne for not paying 100 merks to Robert Maistertoun, burgess of Culross, the Lords order him to relax himself before the said first of March....

The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland
D Masson(ed)
Vol XII, 1619-1622
HM General Register House
Edinburgh, 1895