David Kimberley Anstey (CO 6)

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 6. David Kimberley Anstey: He was born in 1814 in Foleshill, Coventry to parents Thomas Anstey (CO 3) and Elizabeth Kimberley. He married firstly Mary Ann Scott in 1837 in Marylebone and after she died in c1845 or so he married Martha Vaile (b 1803 Newark, Nottinghamshire) in 1849 in St Martin, London (father confirmed as Thomas Anstey). David and Mary Ann had children in Marylebone:

  • David John Anstey (CO 10 – b 1837);
  • Emma Anstey (b 1841, alive in 1851);
  • Rosanna [Rose Hannah] Anstey (b 1841, died an infant); and
  • Edward Joseph Anstey (CO 11 – b 1842 or 1844)

In the 1841 Census, the family were living in Harley Mews, Marylebone. By the 1851 Census, David, his second wife Martha and his children were living at Fitzroy Mews, Saint Pancras – he indicated he was a coachman born in “Crealy, Warwickshire“. By the 1861 Census just David and Martha were living at Pleasant Grove, St Marys Islington – he was still a “coachman, born Foleshill“.

David “Kimbly” Anstey died in 1864 in Islington.

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