The marriage between William and Isabella produced two sons. The elder, Thomas (c.1695-1773), was M.P. for Lichfield from 1747-1770 and died without issue. The younger son, George (1697-1762), was created Baron Anson in 1747. He married on 25 April 1748, Lady Elizabeth Yorke, and died without issue on 6 June 1762 when the barony became extinct. He was succeeded by his nephew George Adams, who assumed the surname of Anson, and was celebrated for his voyage around the world. Tradition dictates that a Chinese armorial service was made for him and presented by the English merchants at Canton for the part his sailors played in putting out the fire of 26 November 1743. He was grandfather to the 1st Earl of Lichfield. This basket might have been engraved for either Anson brother, Thomas or George, as there is no sign of a cadency mark for a second son.