Clan Anstruther People & Places

Clan Anstruther People

Henry Torrens Anstruther (1860-1926)

Henry Anstruther

British Liberal Unionist politician. The second son of Sir Robert Anstruther, 5th Baronet MP, he was educated at Eton and Edinburgh University. He became an advocate in Edinburgh in 1884, and was Liberal Unionist Member of Parliament for St Andrews Burghs from 1886–1903 in succession to his father. He served in government as a Lord of the Treasury from 1895–1903.

He was a Justice of the Peace for Buckinghamshire and Fife, and from 1903 was a member of the Administrative Council of the Suez Canal Company. He was an Alderman on London County Council from 1905–1910.

Sir Ralph (Hugo) Anstruther, 7th Baronet, GCVO, MC, DL (1921-2002)

Hugo Anstruther

The only son of Captain Robert Edward Anstruther MC of the Black Watch, and Marguerite Blanche Lily de Burgh, he was educated at Eton and at Magdalene College, Cambridge

He served with the Coldstream Guards, and was awarded the Military Cross in 1943. He later served in Malaya in 1950, and was mentioned in despatches. He was Equerry to the Queen Mother from 1959–98, and Treasurer from 1961–98. From 1998 he was Treasurer Emeritus. He was awarded the CVO in 1967, and promoted to KCVO in 1976 and GCVO in 1992.

He succeeded his grandfather in 1934 to the baronetcy of Anstruther of Balcaskie, and in 1980 succeeded his cousin, Sir Windham Eric Francis Carmichael-Anstruther, 8th Baronet, to the baronetcy of Anstruther of Anstruther. With the latter he also became Hereditary Carver to the Queen. He was succeeded to the baronetcies by his cousin.

He was also a Member of the Royal Company of Archers and Deputy Lieutenant of Fife from 1960–97 and of Caithness-shire from 1965.