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Dictionary of Indian Biography/Anstruther, Sir John

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ANSTRUTHER, SIR JOHN (1753–1811)

Chief Justice : born March 27, 1753 : son of Sir John Anstruther, Bart : educated at Glasgow : called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn, 1779 ' was M.P. for Cocker-mouth, 1790–96 : supported C. J. Fox, and was one of the managers of the impeachment of Warren Hastings, having to speak on certain of the charges : in 1797, appointed Chief Justice of Bengal, made a Baronet, and retired to England, 1806 : Privy Councillor : re-entered Parliament : died in London, Jan. 26, 1811.