Benjamin Anstee (HR 6)

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

HR 6. Benjamin Anstee: He was born in 1783 in Houghton Regis, baptised 21 July 1783, to parents Joseph Anstee Junior (HR 2) and Sarah. He married Rebecca Scott on 4 April 1808 in Houghton Regis having children 

  • John Anstee (HR 10 – b 1810);
  • Joseph Anstee (b 1810, baptised 22 October 1810 in Husborne Crawley); 
  • Sarah Anstee (b 1816); and 
  • Benjamin Anstee (b c1819).

Benjamin was buried in Houghton Regis on 29 April 1818 “aged 34“, leaving his widow to bring up a very young family.

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