See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Toddington 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 Toddington Anstees fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.
TO 6. Arthur Edward Anstee: He was born in 1870, baptised in Sundon, Bedford, to father William Anstee (TO 2). He was living at Tythe Farm in 1894 and in the 1901 Census (a farmer’s son) and still there in 1905 when “at Chalton a large hay rick belonging to Mr A. Anstee was set on fire” and still there in 1906. In 1903 the ‘Luton Times and Advertiser’ reported “Leagrave – ACCIDENT TO MR. ANSTEE.—On Saturday evening last, Mr. Arthur Anstee, The Tythe, was walking from Leagrave station, owing the slippery state of the roads he fell, and unfortunately fractured one of his legs…” In 1907 he was living at The Tythe when he received his father’s ‘Great Western Railway’ shares and he was still living there in the 1911 Census.
He married Everilda Agnes Richardson Dundas in May 1914 in Brighton – the ‘Luton Times and Advertiser‘ on 15 May 1914 reported “MARRIAGES. May 11th, at Brighton, Arthur Edward Anstee, of ‘Hazeldean’ Oakhill Road, Putney, S.W., fourth son of the late William Anstee, Esq., J.P., of The Tythe, Luton and Mrs Anstee of The Beeches Dunstable, to Everilda Agnes Richardson, second daughter of Dr and Mrs Mordaunt Dundas, Chesham Mansions Kemp Town Brighton“. They had a single child:
- Alice B. J. Anstee (b 1915 Wandsworth).
He died in 1918 – the ‘Bedfordshire Times and Independent‘ on 22 February 1918 reported “TODDINGTON: It is with regret we announce the death of Mr Arthur E. Anstee on the 11th inst. the son of the late Mr William Anstee J. P. he resided at The Tythe until a few years ago when he removed to Putney being largely interested in the firm Messrs Anstee and Co Ltd corn and forage merchants of Wandsworth. He was 48 years of age and leaves a widow and daughter 2 years old. The funeral took place on Feb 5th at Putney Vale Cemetery, the mourners being Mrs Arthur Anstee (widow), Messrs H. E. [TO 7]; G. F. [TO 5]; W. H. [TO 4]; and J. H. Anstee [TO 3] (brothers); Mr S. Sangster (brother in law); Mr and Mrs E. H. Foll (cousins)…“
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