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Part 2 - Douglas and Babs AnstrutherThe Anstruther Guest Book - Part 1 (1901-1926) Page 001
Harry & Eva Anstruther
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Charles Hanbury-Tracy
Eva's father, 4th Lord Sudeley
Mildred Anstruther
(Mildred Hussey) Harry's sister-in-law, wife of Harry's brother, Sir Ralph Anstruther 6th Bt. Their father was Sir Robert Anstruther 5th Bt. Beneficiary of Augustus John Cuthbert Hare.
Anne Gwendolyn Brodrick
Family of Barons Middleton - Beneficiary of Augustus John Cuthbert Hare.
Thomas Cochrane
Thomas Barnes Cochrane, 11th Earl Dundonald. See Note 1 below.
Ada Sudeley
Lady Sudeley, Eva's mother, (Tollemache) wife of 4th Lord Sudeley
Almeric FitzRoy
Sir William Almeric FitzRoy See Note 2 below.
Cecil Lloyd Anstruther
Anstruther marriage/Lloyd - cousin branch
E. Amy Fergusson
See Note 3 below.
Ruth Whitbread
Whitbread brewing family. Eva's sister, Ida, married Francis Pelham Whitbread
R. S. Lorimer
The Scottish architect.See Note 4 below.
Ada Sudeley
* = already mentioned

Note 1 - Thomas Barnes Cochrane. His father was also Thomas -10th Earl of Dundonald, Thomas Cochrane. The second son of Thomas Barnes Cochrane was Douglas Mackinnon Baillie Hamilton Cochrane.

Note 2 - Sir William Almeric FitzRoy (1851-1935) was the son of J. Horatio FitzRoy - the latter, a friend of the writer Edward Lear. Almeric FitzRoy became a high ranking civil servant and Clerk of the Privy Council. He is quoted, in 1906, to have said of Winston Churchill ... "Discussion, as understood by (Churchill), is an uninterrupted monologue..." (from Churchill - A Study in Failure by Robert Rhodes James.)

In July of 1911 a meeting was held to discuss the Anglo-French alliance in connection with the perceived German threat. According to Almeric FitzRoy, Lloyd George was also present, and the decision was that "anything practicable to accelerate a counter-stroke [should Germany attack France] must be done." The full text of this article may be found via this link.

Further Reading:

FitzRoy, Almeric William , Sir: The History of the Privy Council. London : J. Murray , [1928].

Note 3 - E. Amy Fergusson - a frequent visitor - possibly the Amy Fergusson credited with presenting "The Chapel's Hanging Lamp" - designed by Cecil Thomas - to Exbury Church at Lower Exbury near the Beaulieu River's mouth in Hampshire. Amy Fergusson is mentioned - via the Church link given - with the Forster family (Henry William Forster - Lord Forster of Lepe) which family also visited Harry and Eva Anstruther and signed the Guest Book. This Beaulieu connection - seen here as early as 1901 - is probably significant. This area of Hampshire was to play an important role in the life of Eva Anstruther in the decades to follow. Harry and Eva separated in or soon after 1912. She returned to their London home until moving to her new house in Hampshire.

Note 4 - Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer - Sir Robert Lorimer - architect responsible for (inter alia) the rebuilding of Dunrobin Castle (Sutherland family seat) after the fire of 1915.

Sourced from internet via - "R.S. Lorimer" (Google) search. 1/01

"One of the criticisms since levelled at Miller (and indeed most Scottish architects working in an Arts & Crafts style) is the lack of local or national character in his buildings. This was also a contemporary complaint. As previously mentioned, around that time the influence of France on architecture was considerable and it was fashionable for Scottish architects, particularly those in Glasgow, to study at the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Muthesius describes this as almost being the "badge of the 'leading' architects of today" while bemoaning the fact that "their handling of forms often reflects good schooling does not compensate for their lack of national character". He was more ready to accept young architects such as Miller who were "stirred by the wind of modernity".

However, though he noted that while Morris's ideas did make their way north, the vernacular styles that were imitated were not native but were the same ones that the English movement looked to. He found R.S. Lorimer to be the only true Scottish representative of these ideals."