Andrew Masterton (c1638-1689)

Andrew Masterton (c1638-1689)

Edinburgh Merchant

Andrew Masterton was a merchant in Edinburgh, having moved there from Kirkcaldy between 1660 and 1662, as deduced from the baptism records of his children. He was subscriber to a bond in 1675 for William Hislop, maltman, for attending a conventicle (a proscribed outdoor service of the Covenanters).


Andrew Masterton is most likely the eldest son of Robert Masterton, burgess skipper in Kirkcaldy, and Rachel Lamb, placing him as part of the small group of Mastertons identified in and around Kirkcaldy at that time. He married Alison Anderson in 1658, and had 8 children, and died in Edinburgh in 1689, being buried in Greyfriars Burying Ground. A fuller genealogy of Andrew Masterton can be found at this link

Register of the Privy Council of Scotland

24th February 1675

Similar bond (incarceration in tolbooth of Leith for attending a conventicle) by Andre Maistertoune, merchant burgess of Edinburgh, and Patrick Hislope, tailor there, for William Hislope, maltman in Leith, under the like penalty; with clause of relief; dated at Leith 24th February 1675; witnesses George Cheyne, clerk of Leith, and Thomas Newbie, his servitor, who wrote the bond.

The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland
P Hume Brown (ed)
Series Three, Vol IV, 1673-76
p. 623
HM General Register House
Edinburgh, 1911