Charles Anstey (HA 16)

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

HA 16. Charles Anstey: He was born in Balsall, Hampton in Arden in 1827 to parents Thomas Anstey (HA 10) and Ann Maynar. He was living with his parents in Balsall in the 1851 Census then he became a farmer and married Hannah Liggins in 1863 in Berkswell – the ‘Coventry Times‘ on 8 October 1863 reported “Marriage: On the 7th inst , at Berkswell Church, by the Rev. S. B. Sherriff, Rector, Mr. Charles Anstey. farmer, Balsall, to Hannah, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Liggins, of Berkswell“. They had a daughter Hannah Theakestone Anstey (b 1866, died 1869).

After his father’s death in 1867 he took over the running of the substantial family farm at Meer End (Fen End) in Balsall.

He died in 1872 at Fen End Farm, Balsall. The ‘Coventry Standard‘ 15 March 1872 reported “TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION. BY JOHN MARGETTS and SON, Upon the Farm at Fen End, Balsall, by direction of the Trustees of the late Mr. CHARLES ANSTEY, on MONDAY, the 18th day of MARCH 1872 ALL the valuable FLOCK of in-lamb EWES and THEAVES, Ewe and Wether Tegs, Fat Sheep, Herd of Dairy and young Cow Stock, Fat Oxen, ‘Teams of young, active Draught Horses, Halfbred Gelding, Fat and Store Pigs, all the Agricultural Implements, nearly new Dog Cart, Harness Horses Gears, and other Effects, fully particularized in catalogues, to be had at the Corn Exchange, Coventry, or Offices of the AUCTIONEERS, High street, Warwick.“.

The ‘Gazette‘ on 31 March 1874 had a notice “CHARLES ANSTEY Deceased…all persons having any debt or claim against or upon the estate of Charles Anstey late of Fen End in the parish of Balsall in the county of Warwick, farmer who died on the 8th day of January 1872 and whose will was proved on 24 April 1872, by Thomas Rotherham of Newton in the County of Warwick farmer and Thomas Anstey [HA 17] of Coventry Banker’s Clerk, the executors therein named are hereby required to send in their claims…” 

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