Alfred Anstey (BI 30)

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

BI 30. Alfred Anstey: He was born on 7 December 1840, baptised 30 December 1840 in Birmingham St Martin in the Bull Ring, to father Joseph Anstey (BI 17). He was an unmarried brass puncher living with his family in 1861, he later married Elizabeth Roper in Aston. In the 1881 Census he was a brass founder living with his family at 359, New John St West, Birmingham. By the 1891 Census he was a widower boarding at Ellen Street, Birmingham with his daughters Ellen Anstey (b 1874) and Harriet Anstey (b 1879). By the 1911 Census he was a brass dresser at the Birmingham Workhouse Infirmary.

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