Hugo Masterton

Hugh Masterton (fl. 1225 - 1235)

The Second Masterton?

There are two references to Hugh (or Hugo) Masterton. However, it is also possible that a charter witnessed by a William of Masterton, which predates 1236, is an indication of an even earlier Masterton. William may have been the father of Hugh and therefore the most likely fons et origo of the Masterton family lineage in Scotland. From the second charter in the Registers of Dunfermline, we know that Hugh had a son named William, which adds some weight to his father's name also being William.

Hugo de villa magistri Dunf. Reg. no. 171 - Charter dated 1225 x 1235 [dates approximate]. The "villa magistri" is the latinised version of the "Master's town" so the estate he owned and from which he took his full name, was most likely Masterton (pronunciation probably "Maistertun").

Registrum de Dunfermelyn

1225-35 (approx)

reproduced from Registrum de Dunfermelyn, pages 97,98. Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh, 1842.
Clerbaudiston was the early name for Clermiston, to the north and west of Edinburgh

Hugo de maystertun Dunf. Reg. no. 319 - Charter dated 1272.

Registrum de Dunfermelyn


reproduced from Registrum de Dunfermelyn, pages 215,216. Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh, 1842.