ANSTRUTHER, Robert (1757-1831), of Baltully, Fife.
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Family and Education
b. 31 Dec. 1757, 3rd s. of Sir John Anstruther, 2nd Bt. [S]*. educ. Harrow 1770-1. m. 9 May 1801, Anne, da. of Lt.-Col. John Nairne, 2s. 1da.
Cornet 4 Horse 1779, lt. 1783; capt. 7 Drag. 1788, ret. 1791; col. Loyal Tay fencibles 1795; baggagemaster and inspector of roads [S] July 1798-1831; lt.-col. E. Fife vols. 1803; col. 2 Fife militia 1808.
Anstruther came in for the family burghs on his father’s retirement in 1793, but without making any mark in Parliament made way for Henry Dundas’s nephew a year later. He was expected to support administration. In 1818, when his nephew Sir John Carmichael Anstruther left a posthumous heir, he became manager of the burghs for the family and negotiated the return of ministerialist Members. He died 7 Mar. 1831.