Ralph William Anstruther (6th Bt.) 1858 - 1934 - Lieutenant-Colonel and
honorary Colonel 6/7th Batallion Black Watch
(C.O.); formerly Captain R.E.; H.M. Lieutenant of
Fife; J.P. Fife and D.L. and J.P. Caithness; hon
LL.D, St. Andrew's; served in Egyptian Expedition
1882 (medal with clasp, bronze star); in
Bechuanaland Expedition 1884-85 and in World War
1. Legion of Honour. m. 1886 Mildred
Harriet Hussey C.B.E. (1918) (d. 1952)
daughter of Edward Hussey of Scotney
Margaret Christian Anstruther 1887-1925. She was not married.
Magdalen Janet Anstruther 1889-1953
m.1911 Sir Thomas Wilfred Hargreaves John
Erskine D.S.O. 4th Bt. (d. 1944).
- There were
children of the marriage.
Capt. Robert Edward Anstruther, 1890 - 1921
m.1919 Marguerite (Madge) de Burgh only daughter of Hugo
de Burgh, of Ballinapierce, County Wexford,
Ireland. The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).
Served in World War 1 from 1914-1919; (temp.
Colonel); twice wounded; (despatches) M.C.
Crx.deGu. (palms) - He died from the effects of
wounds received during World War 1.
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's
Sarah Katherine Anstruther 1894-1952. J.P. (1943, Fife). She
was not married.
Elizabeth Mildred Louisa Anstruther 1896 - 1932 - m. 1920 Major
Julian Neil Oscar Rycroft , D.S.O., M.C. (1892 - 1928), only son of
Major-General Sir William Henry Rycroft, K.C.B.,
K.C.M.O. There were children of the marriage.
Gertrude Mary Anstruther 1900 - 1975 M.A.
(Edinburgh 1924) Headmistress of St. James's
School, West Malvern (1948 - 1960). Assistant
Professor of English, Hood College, Maryland
U.S.A. (1961-1962) and Coffey College, Nevada
(1962-1964). She was not married.
Mary Evelyn Anstruther 1859 -
1921. She was not married.
(Harry) Torrens Anstruther 1860 -
1889 - The
Hon. Eva Isabella Henrietta
and Joyce Anstruther (Jan
Tollemache Anstruther married (1)
Adrian Fagus Campbell, Anstruther
(d. aged 15)
Janet Finetta Campbell Anstruther
Fife Campbell Anstruther
Tollemache Anstruther married (2)
Mabel (Babs) Wormald
David Somerset Drew-Smythe
Ian David Drew-Smythe and
Janet Diana Drew-Smythe
|4. Rear Admiral
Robert Hamilton Anstruther, C.M.G. 1862
- 1938 - C.M.G. (1907) Admiral (retd.); was
senior Naval Officer on the Danube (1900-1902;
North Sea Fisheries 1902-1904 and Newfoundland
Fisheries 1906-1908. Commander, Hong Kong 1912.
Senior Officer on the coast of China 1914-1916;
had 2nd. class Order of the Rising Sun of Japan.
m. 1890 Edith Flora Felton Peel
(d. 1944) daughter of William Felton Peel.
Their Son - Philip Noel
Anstruther, D.S.O. (1916) M.C. -
Anstruther (D.S.O., L.G. 20.10.16): born
2.9.1891; educ. Sherborne School and R.M.C.
Sandhurst; 2nd. Lieut., Unatt., 18.1.1911; 2nd.
Lt. I.A., 18.4.13; R.W. Kent R. 16.8.13; Adjt.,
7th (S.) Bn.; Capt., R.W. Kent R., 27.3.15,
serving with his regiment throughout the war;
Despatches twice; M.C. His D.S.O. was awarded for
services 13-14 July, 1916, Trônes Wood.
(Information courtesy of Ken Hallock, 2004.) From "The Distinguished
Service Order", by Creagh & Humphris.
- Colonel Commanding, 1st Btn. Kent Regiment;
Staff-Captain, Malta (1928) and Brig-Major Canal
Brig. (wounded); Skipper, Admiralty Ferry Service
(1943-1944). He married firstly (1920) Mary
Hope Lewin (d. 1963) elder daughter of
Harold Chaloner Lewin of Bromley, Kent.
|1. Jean Mary Anstruther (1921- )
married (1951) Flight-Lieutenant Robert
Owen (Robin) Blackall, R.A.F., son of
Norman Blackall of Berkhamstead,
Hertfordshire . He was killed on air/sea
exercises over the North Sea in 1952.
||2. Robert Lewin
Anstruther, F.R.I.C.S. (1924 - )
served in World War 2; Flight-Lieutenant
R.A.F.V.R.. He married (1950) Rosemary
Natalie Williamson - only
daughter of Commander E.G. (Guy) Ernest
Williamson, M.B.E of Bickley, Kent.
Anstruther b. 1951
Anstruther b. 1955
Anstruther b. 1958
Noel Anstruther married
secondly (1937) Mrs.
Mary Were, daughter of
Edwin Edwards of Matamata, N.Z. By her
former marriage she had a son, Val Were. Marriage
dissolved 1951. He married thirdly (1952)
Marion Frances (Bunty) Macgregor,
(formerly wife of Philip Charles
Secretan) the daughter of Capt. Ivor
Macgregor, D.S.C., R.N.R..
|5. Arthur Wellesley
Anstruther, C.B. 1864 - 1938. Private
Secretary to the President of the Board of
Agriculture and Fisheries (1892 - 1898); Chief
Clerk to the Board (1898-1902) and Assistant
Secretary (1902-1920). Captain, Fife Art.
Militia. - m1 1893 Hon. Mary Elma
Cumming-Bruce (d. 1894), daughter of 5th
Baron Thurloe. - m2 1901 (Louisa Adele) Rose
Trapman (ca.1868-1962), daughter of
William Hume Trapman of Charlestown, Carolina,
of the second marriage
Alexander Mcister Anstruther C.B. (1953)
O.B.E. (1946). b. 1902-
- Fellow of
the Ancient Monuments Society; Colonel
R.E. (T. Brig. 1946, Brig. 1951); served
in World War 2; Chief Engineer, British
Troops in Egypt (1950 - 1953); retired
1956. - m 1939 Barbara Ivy Ashman (formerly wife
of Frederick A. Maquisten) daughter of
Abraham Ashman of Hitchin, Herts.
- 2. Peter
Ralph Anstruther b. 1907 - (Resident, New
- He first
married (1949) Marriage dissolved 1954.
He married secondly (1962) Mary Virginia