David John Anstey (CO 10)

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

CO 10. David John Anstey: He was born in 1837 in Marylebone to parents David Kimberley Anstey (CO 6) and Mary Ann Scott, baptised St Margaret, Westminster in December 1837. He was an unmarried “groom” in the 1861 Census boarding at Arlington Street, St James Clerkenwell, then he married Eliza Waller in Islington in 1863 and they had children:

  • David Edward Anstey (b 1865 Barnsbury/Islington, sometimes known as Edward D. Anstey. He married Eleanor Agnes Pritchard in Islington in 1890 and in the 1891 Census they were living at Bingfield Street, Islington – he was a “carman“. Eleanor died in Islington in 1892 and by the 1901 Census he was a widower and a “carman” in Blundell Street, Islington. In the 1911 Census he was a carman boarding at 12 Dorinda Street Holloway, Islington);
  • Elizabeth Sarah Anstey (b 1867 Islington);
  • Louisa Isabella Anstey (b 1869, an unmarried “cartridge maker” in the 1891 Census. She married George Henry Manning or Frederick Hart Woods in 1892 in Islington);
  • John George Anstey (CO 15 – b 1871);
  • Emma Sarah Anstey (b 1875, an unmarried “cartridge maker” in the 1891 Census. She married in 1892 in Islington); and
  • Michael T. Anstey (b 1876 Somers Town Middlesex, he was an unmarried “carman” in Blundell Street, Islington in the 1901 Census)

In the 1891 Census the family was living at Roman Road, Islington, he was a coachman (like his father). By the 1901 Census, he was a “bus minder“, living with Eliza at Blundell Street, Islington with their unmarried sons.

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