Maternal Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandparents Anstruther / Monteith
He married firstly Sophia Kinneir daughter and heir of David (or James) Kinneir of Kinneir. She died young and had no child.
He married secondly Jean Monteith, of Wrea - Marriage 1687. Jean Monteith was the daughter and heir of William Monteith, of Wrea.
They had six sons, the eldest of whom, Sir Philip Anstruther, became 2nd Bt.
He married thirdly (1703) Marion Preston, daughter of Sir William Preston, Bt., of Valleyfield.
There was one son of the marriage, Charles Anstruther. He was a Major in the Army and died unmarried. There were four daughters of the marriage.
Sir Robert Anstruther (1st Bt.) bapt.1658 - d.1737
In 1698 Balcaskie was purchased by the Anstruther family who still live in the house. A mansion house, with a garden and fine views looking out over the Firth of Forth, it is situated in the East Neuk of Fife, a mile north of St Monance. Originally the site of a tower house, Balcaskie was remodelled by Sir William Bruce, Surveyor-General of the Royal Works in Scotland, who owned the property from 1665 to 1684. Bruce's garden was the first formally-designed garden to be created in Scotland and the driveway from the west was designed by W.S. Gilpin in 1826/27.
Dissertation on Balcaskie House - Library reference number: ADIS 1983 COP - This is not on the web but is referenced as: Glasgow School of Art Library & Information Services > Architecture > Dissertations > COPE, David > Balcaskie House.