See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Swanbourne 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 Swanbourne Ansteys fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.
SW 38. Alfred Ernest Anstee: He was born in 1860 in Clerkenwell to father Thomas Anstee (SW 32). He became a bricklayer and in 1881 he was living at Ashwell Street, Leighton Buzzard with his widowed mother. He was still an unmarried bricklayer living in Wandsworth in the 1891 Census. He married Laura Margaret Mountain in 1891 in Wandsworth and they had children in Wandsworth:
- Alfred George Victor Anstee (b 1893, served during World War One);
- Ada Elizabeth R. Anstee (b 1895, a bottler living with her mother and stepfather in the 1911 Census); and
- Annie Margaret Anstee (b 1898, living with her mother and stepfather in the 1911 Census).
He died at some point pre-1904 then in 1904 in Wandsworth his widow ‘Laura Margaret Anstee’ remarried Arthur Dettmer – in the 1911 Census they were living at 47 Orville Road Battersea with her ‘Anstee’ children.
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