Frederick Anson (1811-1885) was a British clergyman from the Anson family.
A fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, he served as Canon of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. As such, he was Canon to Queen Victoria. He was married to Caroline Maria, daughter of George John Venables-Vernon, 5th Baron Vernon of Sudbury Hall.
Anson was the son of Frederick Anson (Dean of Chester), son of George Anson and Mary Vernon, daughter of George Venables-Vernon, 1st Baron Vernon; George Edward Anson was his brother. His father was born at the family home Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire. He married Mary Anne Levett, only daughter of Richard Levett (another priest) and Louisa Frances (Bagot) of Milford Hall, Staffordshire.
Anson was named a Canon of Windsor on 30 December 1844, by Queen Victoria; in addition to which, he also served as Rector of Sudbury, Derbyshire, the home of his wife's family. Anson lived at the Horseshoe Cloister, Windsor Castle, and at the Rectory in Sudbury. Anson is memorialized at St George's Chapel in the font in the south aisle of the nave, fashioned in alabaster with a marble base.
Anson's brother George Edward Anson served as Keeper of the Privy Purse to Queen Victoria, Treasurer of the Royal Household to Prince Albert, Treasurer and Cofferer of the Household of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), a member of the Council for the Duchy of Lancaster and the Prince of Wales's Council for the Duchy of Cornwall. Anson served as private secretary to Prince Albert for many years and was frequently employed on diplomatic missions for the Royal family.
Anson's brother Arthur Henry Anson, rector of Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire, married Augusta Theresa Tufnell daughter of Anne Augusta Wilmot-Horton of Catton Hall, Walton-upon-Trent, South Derbyshire. The Neilson family, descendants of the Anson-Horton family, today live at Catton Hall.
Anson's son was Alfred William Anson, born at Windsor Castle and educated at Oxford University; Alfred was the uncle of Frances, later wife of William Temple, Archbishop of York and of Canterbury. Alfred moved to America and became an Episcopal priest, serving as Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Martinsville, Virginia from 15 January 1894 until 1920; Alfred, lived in Martinsville and is buried there in the Oakwood Cemetery; Alfred's daughter married Thomas G. Burch, a local businessman and politician.
- Anson Papers, Staffordshire Record Office, The National Archives, nationalarchives.gov.uk
- Marquis of Ruvigny 1907, The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal, London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, p. 91
- The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, Edmund Lodge, Hurst and Blackett, London, 1877, p. 594
- When the possessions of an elderly Anson descendant were being catalogued in recent years, an ancient photo was discovered among her belongings. Pictured was Milford Hall, the Levett family home in Staffordshire. On the back of the photo, someone had written years before that the home was the birthplace of Mary Anne Levett, daughter of Richard, and ancestor of this Virginia branch of the Anson family.
- Bulletins and Other State Intelligence, F. Watts, Cannon-row, Westminster, 1844
- "Sudbury, Derbyshire, Kelly's Directory, London, 1891, andrewspages.dial.pipex.com". Archived from the original on 22 November 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2008.
- Anson was married to Caroline-Maria, daughter of George-John Warren, Baron Vernon. Caroline-Maria's brother, Augustus Henry Venables-Vernon was married to Lady Harriet Anson, the daughter of Thomas William Anson, 1st Earl of Lichfield, and Anson's first cousin.
- Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, John Charles Cox, Vol. III, Bemrose & Sons, London, 1877
- St. George's Chapel, Windsor, in the Fourteenth Century, Nigel Saul, Boydell Press, 2005
- "Anson, Arthur Henry (AN880AH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- "A Guide to the Anson-Greene-Gravely Family Papers, 1832-1999". Richmond: Library of Virginia. 2002. Biographical/Historical Information. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Christ Church Episcopal Church, Martinsville, VA Parish History". Martinsville, VA: Christ Church Episcopal Church. 2009. Archived from the original on 29 August 2009.
- The two-story colonial revival home built in 1918 for Alfred on Starling Avenue, Martinsville, Virginia, is within a late 19th-century and early 20th-century residential neighborhood that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. "East Church Street-Starling Ave. H.D. 120-5002" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. 21 July 2006. Continuation Sheet Section 7 Page 31. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- Rev. Alfred Anson, son of Rev. Frederick Anson, Christ Episcopal Church, Martinsville, Virginia[dead link]