Alexander Anstruther (judge)

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Sir Alexander Anstruther (1769–1819), was a British born judge in India during the East India Company administration of the Madras and Bombay Presidencies.


Anstruther was the second son of Sir Robert Anstruther, 3rd Baronet, of Balcaskie, Fife. He was born 10 September 1769; called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn, and published 'Reports of Cases argued and determined in the Court of Exchequer, from Easter Term 32 George III to Trinity Term 37 George III, both inclusive,' which were published in three volumes in 1796 and 1797, and were reprinted for a second edition in 1817.

Anstruther went out to India in 1798, and was appointed Advocate-General of Madras in 1803. In March 1812 he succeeded Sir John Henry Newbolt as Recorder of Bombay, and was knighted. While on his voyage out to India he wrote a small work on ' Light, Heat, and Electricity.'

He died at Mauritius on 16 July 1819.


 "Anstruther, Alexander". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.