Aaron Anstee (DY 38)

See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Dyrham Ansteys. In addition to biographies of various Anstey individuals who make up this sub-branch, the book contains a plethora of Anstey research and statistics, including an analysis of how the Dyrham Ansteys fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.

DY 38. Aaron Anstee: He was born in 1863 in Marylebone to parents John Anstey (see DY 21) and Sarah Freeman. In the 1881 Census he was a ‘servant man’ on his aunt Ellen Bence‘s farm in Doynton and in the 1891 Census he was lodging at Bury Lane, Doynton. Then in 1896 in Bristol he married Emily Penny Haines and they had children:

  • Horace Walter Robert Anstee (DY 86 – b 1898 Bristol, served during World War One);
  • Edith Doris Anstee (b 1900 Bristol, known as Doris – living with family in the 1911 Census);
  • Elsie Maud Anstee (b 11 May 1901 Bristol – living with family in the 1911 Census and living at No 1 Laburnam Terrace,Long Ashton with her father and brother, still unmarried, in 1939);
  • Leslie Peace Freeman Anstee (b 1903 Bristol – living with family in the 1911 Census); and
  • Stanley Mark Anstee (b 1906 Long Ashton – living with family in the 1911 Census)

In the 1901 Census he was a greengrocer living at Private House & Shop, Bell Hill, Bristol. In the 1911 Census the family were living at 30 New Buildings Long Ashton Somerset where he was a ‘groom & domestic gardener’. In 1916 he was a gardener when he was co-executor of his uncle Robert Anstey’s estate (see DY 21)

They were still in Long Ashton in the 1921 Census and by the 1939 Register he was a widower and retired gardener living with his son Horace Walter Robert Anstee (DY 86) and daughter Elsie at No 1 Laburnam Terrace, Long Ashton.

He died in 1952 (as ‘Anstey’) in Weston Super Mare.

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