Masterton Ure

3rd Apr 1777 - 10th Mar 1863


4th son of Rev. Robert Ure, minister of Airth, Stirling, and Anne, daughter of James Laurie of Burngrange. Never married. MP for Weymouth and identified as a 'West Indian' MP by Judd: the basis for this is not yet fully understood by LBS but he was 'the leading trustee of the estate of the late Sir John Lowther Johnstone of Westerhall, Dumfriesshire, and guardian of his son George Frederic Johnstone', in which capacity he appears in the Slave Registers for the Westerhall estate in Grenada. Thoroughly reactionary: opposed Catholic Emancipation, Jewish Emancipation, parliamentary reform and in favour of slavery: commenting on the West India Company bill in March 1825 he deprecated attacks on slavery. And also in March 1825 he voted against condemning the Jamaican slave trials.


Entry by Stephen Farrell in History of Parliament online; Gerrit P. Judd IV, Members of Parliament 1734-1832 (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1955).

Further Information

Glasgow University [1790 ]
Lawyer and politician

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

Tory / West India interest 
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Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Dorset
1813 - 1832

Relationships (1)

Trustee → Beneficiary of Trust

Addresses (3)

45 Park Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
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Ure died at 45 Park Street.

8 Lower Grosvenor Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
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Years of residence not known.

Lower Brook Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
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Years of residence not known.