Sir William Anson, 1st Baronet

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General Sir William Anson, 1st Baronet, KCB (13 August 1772 – 1847) was a general in the British Army noted for his service in Peninsular War[1]

The Anson Baronetcy was created for him on 30 September 1831.

He was the third son of George Anson; his elder brothers were Thomas Anson, 1st Viscount Anson and General Sir George Anson.[2]

On 26 January 1815 he married Louisa Frances Mary, daughter of John Dickenson. They had children:[3]

  • Sir John William Hamilton Anson, 2nd Baronet (born 20 December 1816)
  • Mary Louisa (born 5 January 1818)
  • William Vernon Dickenson (born 10 February 1819)
  • George Henry Grenville (born 19 July 1820), later became Archdeacon of Manchester
  • Anne Georgiana Frances (born 14 July 1822)
  • Archibald Edward Harbord (born 16 April 1826)
  • Louisa Frances Maria (born 16 April 1826)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anson ancestry site
  2. ^ The Peerage.com
  3. ^ Burke's Peerage and Baronetage (fourth ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1832. p. 32. Retrieved 2011-03-05.