Lieut-Colonel William Anstruther-Gray, FSA JP DL

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Lieut-Colonel William Anstruther-Gray (Anstruther), FSA JP DL

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of John Anstruther-Thomson of Charleton and Carntyne and Caroline Maria Agnes Robina Hamilton Anstruther-Thomson
Husband of Clayre Jessie Tennant
Father of William John St Clair Anstruther-Gray, Baron Kilmany, Bt MC PC; Jean Helen St Clair Campbell and Ruth Mary St. Clair Anstruther-Gray
Brother of John St Clair Anstruther-Thomson; Charles Frederick St Clair Anstruther; Clementina Caroline Anstruther-Thomson; Arthur St. Clair Anstruther-Gray; Olivia Beatrice Louisa Anstruther-Gray and 1 other
Half brother of Rachel Jean Bruce

Occupation: Scottish soldier and politician
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About Lieut-Colonel William Anstruther-Gray, FSA JP DL

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Lieut-Colonel William Anstruther-Gray FSA JP DL (6 September 1859 – 17 April 1938) was a Scottish soldier and politician.

The son of Colonel John Anstruther-Thomson of Charleton, Colinsburgh, Fife, and Maria Hamilton Gray of Carntyne, Glasgow, he was educated at Eton.

He adopted name of Gray on succeeding to the Carntyne estate in 1904.

He joined the Militia's Fife Artillery as a Sub-Lieutenant (Supernumerary) on 16 December 1876. He served for four years until he joined the 13th Hussars in 1880, and served in India and Afghanistan in 1880-1881 before transferring to the Royal Horse Guards in 1885. He was Aide-de-Camp to the Earl of Kintore, Governor of South Australia, from 1889-1891. He served in South Africa from 1901-1902 where he was commandant of the district of Knysna in 1901, and Inspector of Concentration Camps in Transvaal in 1902. He later commanded 3rd Line Group, Scottish Horse during World War I.

He was unsuccessful Unionist candidate for St Andrews Burghs in 1903, and represented that constituency from 1906 - January 1910 and from December 1910-1918.

He married Clayre Tennant CBE JP, daughter of Andrew Tennant of Essenside on 26 January 1891 at St. Peter's Church, Glenelg, South Australia. They had one son, William John St Clair Anstruther-Gray, and one daughter.


William Anstruther-Gray of Kilmany and Carntyne

  • Born on 6 September 1859.
  • Son of John Anstruther-Thomson of Charleton and Carntyne and Caroline Maria Agnes Robina Gray.
  • Married Clayre Jessie Tennant, daughter of Andrew Tennant, on 26 January 1891.1
  • Ded on 17 April 1938 at age 78.
  • Named William Anstruther at birth.
  • Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Lanarkshire.
  • Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Lanarkshire.
  • Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of South Australia.
  • Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Fife.
  • In 1904 his name was legally changed to William Anstruther-Gray of Kilmany and Carntyne.
  • Member of Parliament (M.P.) for St. Andrews between 1906 and 1910.
  • Invested as a Fellow, Society of Antiquaries (F.S.A.)
  • Invested as a Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (F.R.G.S.)
  • Member of Parliament (M.P.) for St. Andrews between 1910 and 1918.
  • Major in the service of the Scottish Horse and Royal Horse Guards (Blues).
  • Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Territorial Army Reserve.

Children of William Anstruther-Gray of Kilmany and Carntyne and Clayre Jessie Tennant

  • Ruth Mary St. Clair Anstruther-Gray d. 25 Oct 1916
  • Jean Helen St. Clair Anstruther-Gray d. 9 Aug 1956
  • William John St. Clair Anstruther-Gray, Baron Kilmany b. 5 Mar 1905, d. 6 Aug 1985

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Lieut-Colonel William Anstruther-Gray, FSA JP DL's Timeline

1859
September 6, 1859
Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland
1905
March 5, 1905
Age 45
1938
April 17, 1938
Age 78
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