John Anstruther ca.1678-1753

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Sir John ANSTRUTHER of Anstruther and Elie House, 1st bart. ca.1678-1753

Anstruther's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection *518)

Biographical Note

The Anstruther family home was Elie House, Elie, Fife. He was a member of the Scottish Parliament (1702–7) and of the British Parliament (1708–1741) and held a number of Scottish offices. He was created a baronet in 1700.


Used an engraved bookplate:

Franks: 615/*518 Anstruther, Sr. John, of that ilk Baronet.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • History of Parliament