William ("Willy") Reierson Arbuthnot was born 28 January 1826 to George Arbuthnot (1772-1843) and Elizabeth Fraser (1792-1834) and died 31 May 1913 of unspecified causes. He married Mary Helen Anstruther (1839-1912) 9 December 1858 . Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, England, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland, Israel, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.

William Reierson Arbuthnot (b. 28 January, 1826; d. 31 May, 1913) was a British businessman and legislator. He served as a member of the Madras Legislative Council from 1861 to 1864 and 1866 to 1870. Worked with Arbuthnot & Co Chairman Bank of Madras & Chamber of Commerce of Madras; Director Commercial Union Insurance Co & of the Midland Bank Ltd.

Personal life

Willy Arbuthnot was born on 28 January, 1826 to George Arbuthnot and Elizabeth Fraser of Plawhatch, Sussex. He belonged to the Scottish Arbuthnot family that was involved in business in Madras.

Willy married Mary Helen Anstruther, the eldest daughter of Philip Anstruther, the Colonial Secretary of Ceylon on December 9, 1858. The couple had eight sons and six daughters.


Offspring of William ("Willy") Reierson Arbuthnot and Mary Helen Anstruther (1839-1912)
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Anstruther Arbuthnot (1860-1861)
Mary Eleanor Arbuthnot (1861-1945)
Helen Frances Arbuthnot (1862-1900)
Philip Stewart Mackenzie Arbuthnot (1863-1936)
Keith Fraser Arbuthnot (1864-1914)
Hester Marion Arbuthnot (1865-1957)
William Reierson Arbuthnot (1866-1938) 15 December 1866 India 23 June 1938 Mabel Slade (1866-1947)

Harold Denison Arbuthnot (1868-1944)
Katharine Isobel Arbuthnot (1869-1942)
Cicely May Arbuthnot (1872-)
Kenneth Wyndham Arbuthnot (1873-1915) 23 July 1873 Brighton, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom 25 April 1915 Ypres, West Flanders, Flanders, Belgium Janet Elspeth Sinclair-Wemyss (1889-1982)

Andrew Carmichael Arbuthnot (1877-1953)
Malcolm Alexander Arbuthnot (1878-1956)
Dorothy Grace Arbuthnot (1884-1959)

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Namesakes of William Reierson Arbuthnot (1826-1913)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
William Arbuthnot (artillery officer) (-1876)John Arbuthnot, 7th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1754-1800)Isabella Graham ()
William Arbuthnot (1781-1852)Northern Ireland, United KingdomCaldwell, Essex County, New Jersey, United StatesSamuel Arbuthnot (1759-1844)Mary Howell (1782-1854)
William Arbuthnot (1838-1893)Richmond, Surrey, England, United KingdomArchibald Francis ArbuthnotAlice Charlotte Pitt-Rivers (1841-1865)+Selina Moncreiffe (1851-1877)+Edith Anne Pearse (-1931)
William Arbuthnot, 1st Baronet (1766-1829)Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United KingdomRobert Arbuthnot, Jr, 2nd of Haddo-Rattray (c1728-1803)Mary Urquhart (1745-1818)Anne Alves (-1846)
William Reierson Arbuthnot (1866-1938)IndiaWilliam Reierson Arbuthnot (1826-1913)Mary Helen Anstruther (1839-1912)Mabel Slade (1866-1947)
William Reierson Arbuthnot (1826-1913)George Arbuthnot (1772-1843)Elizabeth Fraser (1792-1834)Mary Helen Anstruther (1839-1912)
William Reierson Arbuthnot (1950)Jenkin's Well, Kent, England, United KingdomJohn Sinclair-Wemyss Arbuthnot (1912-1992)(Margaret) Jean Duff (1919)Tanya Bowyer Bower (living)+Louise Alexandra Mary Barry (living)

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  Kittybrewster, Arbuthnot, Robin Patterson

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