Albert Edward Anstey (HA 22)

See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Hampton in Arden 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 Hampton in Arden Ansteys fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.

HA 22. Albert Edward Anstey: He was born in 1867 in Coventry to parents John Anstey (HA 11) and Rebecca Clarke and he was living in Bishop Street, Coventry with his mother in 1871. On 26 October 1893 he married Ellen Alice Percival at Coventry, Holy Trinity – at the time he was a draper living at 2 Ford Terrace. They had three children together in Coventry: 

  • Albert Edward Anstey (b 1895, baptised Coventry St Peter 23 January 1896, buried 10 December 1896 at Coventry, London Road Cemetery at which time the family was living at Primrose Hill);
  • Thomas Henry Anstey (HA 33 – b 1898, served during World War One); and 
  • Ellen Margery Anstey (b 1902).

He was a “draper of Coventry” in 1900 when he “consented to become trustee of W. Anstey‘s [HA 14] estate“. In the 1911 Census they were living at 28 Binley Road Coventry, which they called “Plemont Villa“. He appeared in numerous Grand Juries in c1910-1920, labelled as “Albert Edward Anstey, gentleman, 28, Binley Road“. At the time of the 1939 Register, the family were still living at Binley Road, he was “invalid unemployed“. 

He died in 1941, the ‘Coventry Evening Telegraph‘ on 6 January 1941 reporting “DEATH: Anstey at the residence of Mr A. Bird 23 Waverley Road, Kenilworth on 1 January Albert Edward Anstey beloved husband of Ellen Alice of Plemont Villa, Binley Road, Coventry, aged 73“. He was buried at London Road Civic Cemetery.

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