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Robert Anstruther

Also Known As: "Sir Robert Anstruther", "baronet of Belcaskie"
Birthplace: Fife
Death: March 1737
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Philip Anstruther and Christian Anstruther
Husband of Sophia Anstruther; Jean Anstruther and Marian Preston
Father of Jean Makgill; Christian Henderson; Sir Philip Anstruther of Balcaskie, 2nd Bt. and Anne Anstruther
Brother of Sir William Anstruther of Anstruther, Lord Anstruther; Sir James Anstruther; Sir Philip Anstruther and Sir Alexander Anstruther

Managed by: William Henry Howard
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About Sir Robert Anstruther of Balcaskie, 1st Baronet

Biographical Summary

"Robert Anstruther of Wrae, co. Linlithgow (an estate he acquired by marriage), 3rd son of Sir Philip Anstruther of Anstruther, co Fife (d. 1702), Christina, daughter of Sir James Lumsden of Innergelly (a General in the services of the King of Sweden), was baptised 24 September 1658, at Anstruther-Easter; was a Merchant Burgess, and one of the Receivers of the Customs; M.P. [S] for Anstruther-Easter, 1681-82, for Anstruther-Wester, 1702-07, and [G.B.] for Fifeshire, 1709-10, being created a Baronet [S] 28 November 1694, with rem. to heirs male of the body. He purchased the estate of Balcaskie, in the parish of Carnbee, co. Fife, in 1698. He married firstly, Sophia, daughter and coheir of David Kinnear of Kinnear, in Kilmany, co. Fife, and for a time assumed the name of Kinnear. She, however, died s.p. He married secondly, 12 March 1687, at Edinburgh, Jean, daughter and heir of William Monteith of Wrae, by Margaret, daughter of Dundas. By her he had six sons. He married thirdly, 13 September 1703, at Edinburgh, Marion, daughter of Sir William Preston, 2nd Baronet [S 1637] of Valleyfield, by Anne, daughter of Sir James Lumsden. He died March 1737, aged 78. His widow died April 1743."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1900; page 366


√ Burke's Peerage - page 113 Volume 1 107th edition

  • Sir Robert Anstruther of Balcaskie, 1sy Bt, (NS). so cr 28 Nov 1694; bapt 24 Sept 1658; bought Balcaskie, Fife, 1698; m 1st Sophia (dsp), dau and heir of David or James Kinnear of Kinnear; m 2nd 12 march 1687 Jean, dau and heoir of William Monteith of Wrea, and by her had six sons and two daus (Christian, m Sir J Henderson of Fordel, Bt; Jean, m James Makgill, de jure 4tyh Viscount of Oxfui, qv); m 3rd 13 Sept 1703 Marion, dau of Sir W Preston of Valleyfield, Bt, and had by her a s (Charles, Maj Army, dsp) and four daus (Anne, m James Durham of largo; Agnes; Isabel; Prestina) and d March 1737, leaving by his 1st w an est s: ...
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Sir Robert Anstruther of Balcaskie, 1st Baronet's Timeline

September 24, 1658
September 24, 1658
Age 29
March 1737
Age 78