Anstruther, John

Education

Student United College 1766-1768 . (Secondar).

Chancellor’s prize Gk. Class (2nd), 1767.

Birth/childhood

Born 27.3.1753 son of Sir John Anstruther, 2nd Bart. [Baronet]of that ilk [Anstruther] and Janet Fall.

Career

Also at Glasgow University. Called to English bar.

Welsh judge 1793 - 1797. Created baronet in 1798. [Lawyer]

M.P. for Anstruther Easter 1783 - 1790, 1796 - 1797 and 1806 - 1711. M.P. for Cockermouth 1790 -1796. [Politician]

Chief justice, Supreme Court, Bengal 1797 - 1806.

Succeeded his brother as 4th baronet of that ilk [Anstruther]in 1808.

LL.D. Edinburgh 1810.

Sources

  • UYUC400:6.4.1767
  • Hist. Parl. ii p25
  • Burke, Peerage