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John MASTERTON

John MASTERTON

Male 1817 - 1884  (66 years)

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  • Name John MASTERTON 
    Relationshipwith John Louis CARR
    Census 871  28 West High Street, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth 8 DEC 1817  Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Christening Y  [4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Glamis Road, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1851  Dundee Lone, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1861  1 Sunnyside, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Civil 23 NOV 1875  Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1881  Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Death 30 NOV 1884  Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary 2 DEC 1884  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Age 66 years 
    Burial 2 DEC 1884  Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Masterton (1817-1884)
      http://www.themastertons.org/john-masterton-weaver-cart-accident.html
      Weaver and cart accident victim
      John Masterton, weaver, was born in Forfar and died in Kirriemuir, Angus. The nature of his death was tragic, being the victim of the 19th century equivalent of a road traffic accident when a drunk driver caused him to be crushed between the wheels of two carts.

      Genealogy
      John Masterton was the sixth of seven children born to James Masterton, seaman, and Margaret Masterton, who had married in 1804 in Forfar. John Masterton belongs to the large group that flourished in the Forfar area. He married Isabella Kerr in 1837 in Forfar and had five children, one of whom, Peter, became a watchmaker and was convicted of theft. Fuller details of his extended family can be found at this link.
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      FORFAR - FATAL ACCIDENT AND CHARGE OF CULPABLE HOMICIDE. - Yesterday William Millar, carter, Steeple of Restenneth, near Forfar, was judicially examined before Sheriff Robertson, and committed to prison,pending further inquiry, on a charge of culpable homicide in connection with the death of John Masterton, weaver, Southmuir, Kirriemuir. It seems that on Friday evening Masterton was purchasing fish from a cart in Southmuir, when another cart, driven by the accused, came up and crushed him between the wheels of both carts.Masterton, on being relieved, fell to the ground in a state of unconsciousness, having had several of his ribs very severely crushed,and he was also injured otherwise. As the result of the injuries inflicted, he died on Saturday night. Millar, it is stated, was at the time the accident happened under the influence of liquor. The deceased was upwards of sixty years of age.
      The Scotsman
      2nd December, 1884 [8]
    Person ID I866  Carr-Scott
    Last Modified 26 OCT 2023 

    Father James MASTERSON,   b. Abt 1797, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Margaret MASTERTON,   b. Abt 1797, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Isabella KERR,   b. 09 DEC 1816, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 06 DEC 1902, 11 Canmore Street, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years) 
    Marriage 01 JAN 1837  Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    • Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910
      Name Isobel Ker
      Gender Female
      Marriage Date 1 Jan 1837
      Marriage Place Forfar, Angus, Scotland
      Spouse John Masterton
    Age at Marriage John was 19 years and 1 month old - Isabella was 20 years and 1 month old. 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Nevay MASTERTON,   b. 24 JUN 1839, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. SEP 1901 (Age 62 years)
    +2. Margaret Watt MASTERTON,   b. 24 JUN 1839, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. JUL 1880, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 41 years)
    +3. Peter MASTERSON,   b. Abt 1842, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 SEP 1891, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 49 years)
     4. James MASTERTON,   b. Abt 1846, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 MAY 1917, 33 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 71 years)
    +5. Ann MASTERTON,   b. Abt 1848, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 JAN 1902, Combination Poorhouse, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 54 years)
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    Family ID F2382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 OCT 2023 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 Scotland Census Name John Masterton Age 52 Estimated Birth Year abt 1819 Relationship Head Spouse's Name Isabella Masterton Gender Male Where born Forfar, Forfarshire Registration Number 288 Registration district Forfar Civil parish Forfar Town Forfar County Angus Address 28 West High St Occupation Linen Factory Oversser ED 12 Household schedule number 18 Line 9 Roll CSSCT1871_55 Household Members (Name) Age Relationship John Masterton 52 Head Isabella Masterton 53 Wife Elizabeth Masterton 32 Daughter Ann Masterton 20 Daughter James Mitchell 3 Grandson - 871 - 28 West High Street, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 8 DEC 1817 - Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 01 JAN 1837 - Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1841 Scotland Census Name Isabell Masterton Age 23 Estimated Birth Year abt 1818 Gender Female Where born Angus, Scotland Civil parish Forfar County Angus Address Glamis Road Parish Number 288 Household Members (Name) Age John Masterton 22 Isabell Masterton 23 Elisabeth Masterton 3 Margaret Masterton 1 David Binney 54 Jean Binney 53 Nanney Binney 18 Elisabeth Binney 16 Margaret Binney 13 James Binney 10 - 1841 - Glamis Road, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 Scotland Census Name John Masterton Age 33 Estimated Birth Year abt 1818 Relationship Head Spouse Isabel Masterton Gender Male Where born Forfar, Forfarshire Parish Number 288 Civil parish Forfar Town Forfar County Angus Address Dundee Lone Occupation Hand Loom Weaver (linen) ED 12 Page 3 Household schedule number 19 Line 19 Roll CSSCT1851_64 Household Members (Name) Age Relationship John Masterton 33 Head Isabel Masterton 34 Wife Elizabeth Masterton 13 Daughter Margaret Masterton 12 Daughter Patrick [Peter] Masterton 10 Son James Masterton 8 Son Ann Masterton 3 Daughter - 1851 - Dundee Lone, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 Scotland Census Name John Masterton Age 42 Estimated Birth Year abt 1819 Relationship Head Spouse's Name Isabella Masterton Gender Male Where born Forfar, Forfarshire Registration Number 288 Registration district Forfar Civil parish Forfar County Angus Address 1 Sunnyside Occupation Linen Handloom Weaver ED 9 Household schedule number 17 Line 16 Roll CSSCT1861_42 Household Members (Name) Age Relationship John Masterton 42 Head Isabella Masterton 43 Wife Elizabeth Masterton 23 Daughter Margaret Masterton 21 Daughter James Masterton 17 Son Ann Masterton 12 Daughter - 1861 - 1 Sunnyside, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil - FORFAR - ASSAULT ON A WIFE.- - In the Police Court yesterday - before Bailie Reid - John Masterton, factory worker, West High Street, was charged with assault and breach of peace (1) by striking Isabella Kerr or Masterton, his wife, with his fist on the face, and by seizing violent hold of her by the shoulders, and dragging her from a bed in which she was lying, and by otherwise maltreating and abusing her in his dwellinghouse about two o'clock on Sunday morning last; (2) by cursing and swearing and using abusive, &c., language towards his wife, and conducting and demeaning himself in a violent, disorderly and outrageous manner towards her and his daughter, and with a breach of the peace. He pled not guilty. Mrs Masterton deponed that on Saturday last her husband came home to tea. She kept lodgers, and one of them asked water to wash himself, which was given him, and then accused commenced a course of abuse towards her in respect to this, that he was not to take his tea where a man was washing himself. He so much provoked her that the wife was under the impression he wished her to strike him, when he would go to the police and lodge information. She instanced a case which had been tried in the Police Court a week or two ago to the effect that the wife had been fined, but she restrained herself and put no hands on him. It came out in evidence that Mrs Masterton was forced to leave her husband some time ago in consequence of his cruelty, and it was only through the interference of Masterton and their family that she had consented to return to his house. The ill-usage had commenced 18 months ago. This is the way Mrs Masterton tells one part of her story. When she left her husband's house she took with her certain part of the household linen. After returning to the domicile he immediately marked them with pen and ink, remarking, "You will not take these away again." This was done on the evening of her return, and after a faithful promise that he was to "behave" himself towards her. A deal of further evidence was led to the effect that accused had been in the habit for the last 18 months on ill-using his wife. That the lodgers in the house had heard abusive language on the morning libelled being used towards the wife, and that she (one of the witnesses said), claimed his protection from him. Prisoner was fined 30s or thirty days in jail. Dundee Courier - 23 NOV 1875 - Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 30 NOV 1884 - Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - FORFAR - FATAL ACCIDENT AND CHARGE OF CULPABLE HOMICIDE. - Yesterday William Millar, carter, Steeple of Restenneth, near Forfar, was judicially examined before Sheriff Robertson, and committed to prison, pending further inquiry, on a charge of culpable homicide in connection with the death of John Masterton, weaver, Southmuir, Kirriemuir. It seems that on Friday evening Masterton was purchasing fish from a cart in Southmuir, when another cart, driven by the accused, came up and crushed him between the wheels of both carts. Masterton, on being relieved, fell to the ground in a state of unconsciousness, having had several of his ribs very severely crushed,and he was also injured otherwise. As the result of the injuries inflicted, he died on Saturday night. Millar, it is stated, was at the time the accident happened under the influence of liquor. The deceased was upwards of sixty years of age. The Scotsman - 2 DEC 1884 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 2 DEC 1884 - Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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