b. = born

bap. = baptised

c. = christened

c/m = marriage contract

d. = died

d. vita patris = died in the father's lifetime

dsp(decessit sine prole) died without issue

m. = married

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Sir Alexander Anstruther of Thirdpart, was a younger son of Sir Robert Anstruther, 3rd Baronet, of Balcaskie, and was  b. on 10 September 1769. He was called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn and appointed Advocate-General of Madras in 1803 then Recorder of Bombay, in May 1812.[1] He m. at St. Mary’s Church, Fort George, Bengal, on 14 March 1803, to Sarah, daughter of Thomas Prenderghast,[2] (she survived him and d. at Airth Castle, on 15 December 1865[3]), d. at Mauritius, on 16 July 1819[4] and was father of,

  1. Robert Anstruther of Thirdpart, b. on 18 May 1805 and succeeded his father in 1819 and was served heir general to him on 5 November 1822.[5] He m. at the Palace, Valetta, Malta, on 1 October 1832, to Louisa, youngest daughter of Sir Howard Elphinstone,[6] (she survived him and m. secondly, at St. Stephen’s Church, Paddington, on 15 August 1861, to Andrew Bonar, Hamilton House, Leamington), and dsp at Chepstow Villas, Bayswater, on 26 February 1856.[7]
  2. Philip Anstruther of Thirdpart, b. on 12 September 1807 and entered the H.E.I.C.S., in 1823. He served in China in 1841, where he was taken prisoner and held in captivity for six months, and was present at the battle of Chillianwallah and Goojerat in 1849. He served under Sir Harry Smith in the Kaffir War of 1851, and also took part in the Burmese Expedition in 1853. He retired from service as Major-General in 1858 and d. unmarried, at Pitcorthie, on 18 February 1884.[8]
  3. Edward Anstruther, b. on 12 September 1807.
  4. Thomas Andrew Anstruther, b. on 3 February 1810 and m. on 7 January 1841, to Sophia, daughter of Arthur Vansittart. He d. on 14 April 1876[9] and had with other issue, (see full version for remaining issue)

4a} Philip Robert Anstruther, (see below).

  1. George Buchan Anstruther, b. in 1811 and served on board H.M. ship Barham. He d. without apparent issue, at Malta, of a fever, on 4 January of 1836.[12]
  2. Louisa Anne Erskine Anstruther, m. at St. Peter’s, Pimlico, on 25 June 1860 to Colonel Frederick William Hamilton, Grenadier Guards,[13] and d. at Pitcorthie, on 29 August 1888.[14]
  3. Janet Catherine Anstruther, bap. on 23 August 1806 and d. unmarried, at Sloane Street, London, on 13 March 1884.[15]
  4. Catherine Louisa Antruther, bap. on 5 April 1809 and d. in infancy, on 5 December 1810.
  5. Elizabeth Coville Anstruther, b. on 24 June 1817 and m. at St. George’s, Hanover Square, London, on 17 January 1839, to William Graham, 5th of Airth,[16] (he d. at Dumfries on 21 June 1883[17]). She d. at Elie on 26 December 1895,[18] having had issue.
  6. Janet Catherine Anstruther, d. in infancy in 1804.

Philip Robert Anstruther, b. on 30 June 1841 and m. on 12 January 1875, to Zaida, daughter of Sir Thomas Erskine, 2nd Baronet. He d. at Bonkers Spruit, Transvaal, on 26 December 1880,[19] from wounds received in action, and was father of,

  1. Philip George Anstruther of Thirdpart, b. on 25 October 1875 and succeeded his uncle, Philip, in the lands of Thirdpart in 1884. He became a Lieutenant in the Seaforth Highlanders in 1899, was promoted to Captain in 1906 and was wounded in France in September 1914. He d. unmarried, on 19 August 1940.[20]
  2. Robert Abercromby Anstruther, b. on 3 August 1879 and d. unmarried, at Cairnie, Colinsburgh, on 27 August 1945.[21]
  3. Mary Rosamund Anstruther, m. on 21 November 1900, to Edward Windsor Hussey, and d. on 19 July 1958.




[1] Perthshire Courier, 7th May 1812 edition.

[2] India Office record.

[3] Dundee Courier, 19th December 1865 edition.

[4] Bristol Mercury, 6th December 1819. See also: Scots Magazine, 1st December 1819.

[5] Services of Heirs.

[6] Morning Post, 3rd November 1832 edition.

[7] Illustrated Times, 8th March 1856 edition.

[8] Homeward Mail, 28th February 1884 edition.

[9] Kilrenny inscriptions.

[10] Kilrenny inscriptions.

[11] Statutory record. See also Morning Post. 28th April 1897, edition.

[12] Perthshire Courier, 28th January 1836 edition.

[13] Morning Advertiser, 27th June 1860 edition.

[14] Illustrated London News, 8th September 1888 edition.

[15] Dundee Courier, 21st March 1884 edition.

[16] Oxford Journal. 26th January 1839, edition.

[17] Statutory record. See also: Dundee Courier, 29th June 1883, edition.

[18] Statutory record. See also: SC20/50/74.

[19] SC20/50/54.

[20] Kilrenny inscriptions.

[21] The Scotsman, 30th August 1945 edition.

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