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Subject: [FIF] MASTERTON's in Fife - AULD connections
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 9:20:02 -0500
I have an Agnes MASTERTON in our AULD family line, but little information about her. I am interested in touching base with the MASTERTON family who recently have been writing in on the List.
Agnes MASTERTON married James AULD, a flesher in Inverkeithing, on 7 Jun 1821. Banns were posted in both Kinghorn and Inverkeithing, so we presume she was from Kinghorn. We know that James was from Inverkeithing.
She died 2 Mar 1874 in Inverkeithing, but I have no information about her birth or her parents, grandparents, siblings, etc.
James AULD and Agnes MASTERTON had 7 children:
Agnes AULD - born 24 Feb 1823
Isabella AULD - born 19 Mar 1825
David AULD - also a butcher - born 19 Dec 1826
Mary ALD - born 25 Oct 1829
Margaret Crombie AULD - also interestingly enough, was a butcher in Aberdour, according to the 1881 census - born 1 Apr 1832
James AULD - also a flesher in Inverkeithing - born 11 Jun 1834
and last, but certainly not least,
Grace Flemon AULD - also a butcher with her sister, Margaret in Aberdour, in 1881 - born 27 Oct 1836.
I have some more information about the children, if anyone needs it.
I have Agnes MASTERTON AULDs will from ScottishDocuments, if those of you working on the MASTERTON family dont already have it, which I would be happy to share with you. It indicates that Agnes was from Kinghorn, where she apparently inherited several parcels of property.
Apparently several of her children expressed an interest in moving to New Zealand, which was not entirely to her liking based on information in her will. There were several members of the AULD family - both my Robert AULD line from Dunfermline and the Jabez AULD line from Inverkeithing - who went to New Zealand in about the 1850's-1860's.
The AULDs from Inverkeithing married into the MICKELJOHN, HAY, PHILIPS, CHRISTIE, ROSS, and McCULLOCH families, in case any of these names show up in the MASTERTON lines, as well.
John McCULLOCH was a ships captain with a regular route to New Zealand, I understand, so he may have had something to do with the familys interest in New Zealand.
Any help those of you with MASTERTON connections could give me on Agnes would be greatly appreciated. Such things as the people's occupations would be of great interest, as well as dates and places of births/marriages/deaths, etc.
(This may be a duplicate posting - I had typed most of it and then hit some button and it has disappeared - either gobbled by my hard drive or lost somewhere in cyberspace, so I apologize if this goes to the list in a slightly different version - but better twice than not at all!!)