Alfred Thomas Anstee (PO 12)

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

PO 12. Alfred Thomas Anstee: He was born in 1838 in St Sepulchre to parents Thomas Anstee (PO 4) and his first wife Jane – he was known as both Alfred and Thomas. He was living with his father and mother in 1851 (as Thomas) and living with his father and stepmother in 35, Parkfield Street, Islington in 1861 (as Alfred) – he was a bootmaker by 1861. With them in 1861 was a Mary A. Denham who was presumably closely related to Emma Denham who had a son with ‘Thomas Anstee’ named: 

  • Walter Thomas Anstee (b 7 October 1867 Marylebone to mother ‘Emma Anstee formerly Denham of 16 Canterbury Terrace Notting Hill, illiterate‘ and father ‘Thomas Anstee waiter‘ (per birth certificate). The ‘Music Hall and Theatre Review‘ 14 December 1894 reported “Marriage: On December 6, at St. Peter’s Church, Brighton, Walter Thomas Anstee (Bros. Etharien) to Rose Emma Faulkener, second daughter of George Faulkener, of that town“. In the 1911 Census he was a comedian and music hall artist living at 10 Thornbury Road Clapham with his wife and children Walter Edward Anstee (PO 53 – b 1897 Brighton) and Rose Georgina Anstee (b 19 June 1898 Brighton, married Frederick W. Tanner). The family were in Lambeth in 1921. His wife died in Lambeth in 1933 and by the 1939 Register he was “widowed and retired” living with his daughter and her family at 432 Caledonian Road, Lower Holloway, Islington).

Per above he was a waiter in 1867 and we lose track of him completely after that.

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