Sir Alexander Anstruther - of Thirdpart, Fife (1769 - 1819)
Advocate-General at Madras and Recorder of Bombay. Married (1803) Sarah Prendergast, (d. 1865) daughter of Thomas Prendergast, of Croane and widow of Captain W. Selby E.I.C.S.

Research link: - Personal Records and the Index are under reference O/6/1-20 at the O.I.O.Collection at the British Library in London and cover the period c.1794 - c.1841. The series consists of memoranda prepared at East India House, and cover a range of miscellaneous subjects including the services and character of individuals, memorials, complaints, claims, petitions, suggestions on administrative changes and expeditions.ANSTRUTHER, Alex. G., Madras Advocate - ANSTRUTHER, Sir John.

Their Children

1. Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Anstruther (1805 - 1856)
- married (1832) Louisa Elphinstone, (d. 1903) youngest daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir Howard Elphinstone 1st Bt. There were no children of the marriage. She married secondly (1861) Andrew Bonar.
2. Major-General Philip Anstruther (1807- 1884)
- served in the China War (1840 - 1842), Punjab Campaign (1845), Kaffir War (1851) and Burma Expedition (1853 - 1854). He died unmarried.
3. Thomas Andrew Anstruther (* (Feb.) 1810 - 1876)
married (1841) Sophia Vansittart, youngest daughter of Arthur Vansittart of Shottesbrook , Berks.

P.R.A. image original courtesy of Ken Hallock - from "The Distinguished Service Order", by Creagh & Humphris.Their children

1. Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Robert Anstruther (1841 - 1880); (pictured adjacent) 94th Regiment. He married (1875) Zaida Mary Erskine, (d. 1922) eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Erskine of Cambo (2nd.Bt). He died from wounds received in action at the controversial Battle of Bronkhorstspruit (1880) in Pretoria, South Africa.

Their children

1. Philip George Anstruther (1875 - 1940) D.L. - Brevet-Lieutenant-Colonel, Seaforth Highlanders. Served in the South Africa War (1899 - 1902) was severely wounded - 2 medals and six clasps - and in World War 1 (wounded twice) (despatches). He held the Order of St. Stanislas of Russia, 3rd Class with swords. He died unmarried.

2. Robert Abercrombie Anstruther (1879-1945) D.S.O. (1917) Major, R. F. A. - served in the South Africa War (1900) and in World War 1 (1914) (despatches). He died unmarried.

Cricket Note: - Robert Abercrombie Anstruther

Born: 3 August 1879, Armagh, Ireland
Died: 27 August 1945, Colinsburgh, Fife, Scotland
Major Teams: Europeans (India).
Known As: Robert Anstruther

3. Mary Rosamond Anstruther - married (1900) Edward Windsor Hussey (ca.1855 - 1952) of Scotney Castle, Kent. She died in 1958.

2. George John Anstruther Captain R.N. (1842 - 1888) He died unmarried.
3. Alexander William Anstruther-Duncan (1847 - 1902) Colonel, R.A. He married (1897) Catherine Henrietta Adamina Morrison-Duncan, daughter of Adam Alexander Morrison-Duncan of Naughton, Fife and assumed second surname of Duncan at that time. There were no children of the marriage.
4. Ralph Nicholas Anstruther (1851 - 1882)
5. William Thomas Anstruther (1857 -1898)
4. George Buchan Anstruther R.N. (1811 - 1836) - died unmarried.
5. Janet Catherine Anstruther (i) - died as an infant, 1804.
6. Janet Catherine Anstruther (ii) - died 1884. She was not married.
7. Catherine Louisa Anstruther - died as an infant 1810 * (Dec.)
8. Louisa Anne Erskine Anstruther married (1860) General Sir Frederick William Hamilton K.C.B. (Belhaven) (d. 1890). She died in 1888. There were no children of the marriage.
9. Elizabeth Colvile Anstruther married (1839) William Graham, of Airth (d.1883). She died in 1895. There were children of the marriage.