Sir John Anstruther, 1st Baronet, of Anstruther

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Sir John Anstruther, Baronet (c. 1678 – 27 September 1753) was a Scottish politician.

He served as Member of Parliament for Anstruther Burghs from 1708–1712 and from 1713–1715 and for Fife from 1715–1741.

He was created a baronet in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 6 January 1700. In 1727, he was appointed "Sole Master of Works, Inspector and Director-General of all royal buildings in Scotland" by King George II, with responsibility for repairs and alterations to royal palaces and castles north of the border.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mylne, Robert Scott (1895-6). "The Masters of Work to the Crown of Scotland, with the Writs of Appointment, from 1529 to 1768". Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 30. p. 66. Retrieved 14 February 2008. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Constituency created
Member of Parliament for Anstruther Burghs
1708–1712
Succeeded by
George Hamilton
Preceded by
George Hamilton
Member of Parliament for Anstruther Burghs
1713–1715
Succeeded by
Philip Anstruther
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Areskine
Member of Parliament for Fife
1715–1741
Succeeded by
David Scott
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
New creation 1st Baronet (1700)
(of Anstruther)
1700–1753
Succeeded by
Sir John Anstruther
Political offices
Preceded by
John Campbell of Mamor
Master of Work to the Crown of Scotland
1727–1743
Succeeded by
George Dundas