The barony of Roberton was granted to Robert, brother of Lambin, around 1157.
It has been suggested that the motte at Roberton may have been superseded by a castle at Castle Dykes.
In 1411 Sir James Douglas of Roberton, an illegitimate son of Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith, received a charter from James I of the lands of Stonypath and Baldwinsgill, which were then a part of the barony of Dalkeith but had formerly been a part of the barony of Linton.
Alternative names for Roberton motte
Moat; Moat Farm; Robertoun