View Full Version : Masterman: From Dorset to the cotton mills
15-03-2005, 9:17 AM
My ancestors are mainly from Dorset and Hampshire, but one distant relative, CORNELIUS MASTERMAN, a farm labourer of Shapwick in Dorset, moved with his family to Withnell, between Chorley and Blackburn, between 1871 and 1881 and they all ended up working in the cotton mills.
They had lots of children and grandchildren, for example Moses Masterman, who died in 1973, and I wonder if Dorset Mastermans are still alive in the Blackburn area.
It's confusing, as there also seem to be groups of people by this surname in Lancashire before Cornelius arrived.
Many people from Dorset seem to have gone north as, when Cornelius died, his widow married another Dorset man working in Lancashire.
Anyone know a good website about this area of social history?
15-03-2005, 9:41 AM
CORNELIUS MASTERMAN, a farm labourer of Shapwick in Dorset, moved with his family to Withnell, between Chorley and Blackburn, between 1871 and 1881 and they all ended up working in the cotton mills.........Anyone know a good website about this area of social history?
I don't know of websties dealing with this aspect - but there if you're ever in the area, there is Helmshore Textile Museum at Haslingden
which will give an idea of mill working.
14-12-2010, 12:04 AM
I recently found a whole family who went missing in 1841...
No "MASTERMAN" found in 1841 Census for Winterborne Stickland on the Dorset OPC except this entry... some very strange names? Did people disguise their real names? Or was it just the Enumerator's bad handwriting? I have tried to find out who they actually were. I think they are Masterman's. Any further contributions or corrections would be most welcome.
1;William; MASTRUSS; Male; 40; Ag Lab; Yes........William MASTERMAN?....m. Mary Ann of Beaminster.
Mary Ann; MASTRUSS; Female; 30; ; Yes...........Mary Ann MASTERMAN?...nee BRIGHT
Susan; MASTRUSS; Female; 15; ; Yes..........Susan MASTERMAN born abt 1824/1828?
Eli; MASTRUSS; Male; 8; ; Yes...........Eli MASTERMAN bapt 17 Jul 1832
John; MASTRUSS; Male; 5; ; Yes...........John MASTERMAN born abt 1836
Stephan; MASTRUSS; Male; 4; mths; Yes...........born 1840 (no bapt/death found, poss. born in Ham?)
2;Ag*; MASTRUSS; Male; 46; Ag Lab; Yes..??..Joseph MASTERMAN born abt 1795?
Owslu; MASTRUSS; Female; 42; ; Yes......??..Harriet (nee HALL) born abt 1799
Blaet; MASTRUSS; Male; 15; ; Yes......??..born abt 1824/1828
Martha; MASTRUSS; Female; 10; ; Yes............Martha born abt 1831
Emanuel; MASTRUSS; Male; 8; ; Yes............Emmanuel born abt 1833
Thomas; MASTRUSS; Male; 8; ; Yes.....................Thomas Masterman born abt 1834
Elizabeth; MASTRUSS; Male; 75; ; Yes.....................Male? Elizabeth nee MUNDY born 1766
(Elizabeth Merrifield Mundy Masterman died March 1841. Blandford District.)
Anyone found a Uriah MASTERMAN?
Excuse the poor layout...
14-12-2010, 10:43 AM
This site could help you, I'll list the link to the forum.
It's Liverpool and South West Lancashire Genealogy.
There is a wealth of info here not just within the forum
All the best!
Powered by vBulletin™ Version 4.1.3 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.