See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Market Harborough 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 Market Harborough Anstees fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.
MH 8. Arthur William Anstee: He was born in 1859 in Swanbourne to parents James Anstee (MH 2) and Jane Barton. He was living with his maternal aunt “Eliza Keen” in Stewkley in 1861. In 1871 the family were living at Duck End, Swanbourne, Winslow (see Swanbourne Further Details #5 for more on Duck End). He was a “Turner in engine works (eng)” in Arthingworth in the 1881 Census. He married Fanny Maria Robinson on 7 September 1882 in Leicester St Margarets – at the time he was living at 3 Wanlip Street working as a “turner“. They had children in Leicester:
- Frank Anstee (b 1884, married Ada Norman in 1907 in Leicester – they were living at 36 Garfield Street Leicester in the 1911 Census where he was a boot and shoe cutter);
- Frederick Anstee (MH 16 – b 1886, served during World War One);
- Margaret Anstee (b 1888, an unmarried shoe machinist living with her family in the 1911 Census);
- Arthur Anstee (MH 17 – b 1889, served during World War One); and
- James Henry Anstee (MH 18 – b 1897, served during World War One)
By the 1891 Census they were living at Syston Street, Leicester (together with his brother George Anstee (MH 9)) where he was a “turner and mechanic“. By 1901 they were living at 61, Colton Street, Leicester and by the 1911 Census he was an iron turner living at 83 Stanley St, Leicester with his family.
He died in 1939 in Leicester.
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