Helen Anstruther (1721 - 1729)
|§§ Sir John Anstruther (b.1718 d.1799) married 1750 Janet Fall (b.1727 d.1802) 2nd. daughter of Capt. James Fall (MP for Dunbar Boroughs) and Jean Murray.|
Note on - Robert Anstruther brother of §§§ above -
Colonel Robert Anstruther. Born 31st December 1757. Died 7th March 1833. Married 4th May 1801, Anne Nairne (born 1782; died 27th September 1810). She was daughter of Alexander Nairne of Drunkilbo and Preston Balneairs. Alexander was son of David Nairne of Drunkilbo and Susan Lyon (great great great granddaughter of 9th Lord Glamis and 1st Earl of Kinghorn).
The Hon Philip Anstruther of Tillicoultry. Colonial Secretary of Ceylon. Born 25th May 1802. Died 22nd May 1893. Married, 1838, Mary Frances Stewart-Mackenzie - b. 1819 d. 1913.
1. Mary Helen Anstruther (image left) - born 31st December 1839. Died 21st May 1912. Married William Reierson Arbuthnot of Plawhatch.
Earlier "linking" of Anstruther and Arbuthnot - see Note 1 below
Sir William Arbuthnot has recently updated his Anstruther lineage to include all Mary Helen Anstruther's siblings. The pedigree table - which he has kindly made available - may be seen via this link.
Anstruther/Arbuthnot - Black Watch - The West Indies - Guadaloupe 1758/9
" ... So successful were the officers in recruiting, that within three months seven companies, each 120 men strong, which, with the three additional companies raised the preceding year, were to form the second battalion, were raised and embodied at Perth in October 1758 ..."
" ... Several other actions of minor importance afterwards took place, in which the enemy were uniformly worsted; and seeing resistance hopeless, they capitulated on the 1st of May, after an arduous struggle of nearly three months. The only Highland officer killed in this expedition was Ensign MacLean. Lieutenants MacLean, Leslie, Sinclair, and Robertson, were wounded; and Major Anstruther and Captain Arbuthnot died of the fever. Of the Royal Highlanders, 106 privates were killed, wounded, or died of disease."
In 1903, Sir Windham Robert Carmichael Anstruther - 9th and 6th Bt. (born 1877) married Sylvia Darley. Sir Windham died in the same year. They had had one son, born in 1902 - Windham Frederick Carmichael Anstruther who married Katherine Mary Neilson in 1925 and died in 1928. After the death (in 1903) of Sir Windham Robert, Sylvia Carmichael Anstruther (nee Darley) married Algernon Hanbury-Tracy. She died in 1958. The son of Algernon Hanbury-Tracy and Sylvia Carmichael Anstruther became 6th Lord Sudeley.
Algernon Hanbury-Tracy was the brother of The Hon. Eva Hanbury-Tracy who became the wife of Henry Torrens Anstruther. Henry Torrens Anstruther was the father of Douglas Tollemache Anstruther who, by second marriage to Evelyn Mabel Wormald, was the father of Jean Dionis Anstruther (b.1927 d. 1961). Jean Dionis Anstruther married (1949) Richard David Somerset Drew-Smythe (b.1920 d. 1987) and was the mother of Ian David Drew-Smythe (b. 1950) and Janet Diana Drew-Smythe (b. 1954).