Edgar John Anstee (BA 14)

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

BA 14. Edgar John Anstee: He was born in 1874 in Mill Hill to father John Anstee (BA 10). He was a bricklayer in the 1891 Census in Hendon living with his parents. He married Edith Kate Burchell (known as Kate) in 1896 in Islington and they had children in Hendon:

  • Frederick Edgar Anstee (b 1897, died before 1911);
  • Edgar Stanley Anstee (b 1900, known as Stanley – the ‘Hendon & Finchley Times‘ 13 April 1928 reported “ANSTEE—WYBROW. A well-known and valued teacher of the Christ Church Sunday School!,Hendon—Miss Gertrude Caroline Wybrow, eldest daughter of Mr. ard Mrs-. Arthur Wybrow, of 6 Alexandra road. Hendon was married On Monday at Christ Church. Hendon to Mr. E. Stanley Anstee, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Anstee of Station Road, Finchley. The vicar, the Rev. W. Vassall.officiated. The bride wore a dress of ivory georgette and lace and a veil of orange blossom. She carried a sheaf of lilies. She was given away by her father, Her sister, Ms. Emily Wybrow and the bridegroom’s youngest sister. Miss Marjorie Anstee, were bridesmaids, and wore mauve crepe-de-chine and carried bouquet of roses.Mr. Leonard Anstee was the best man. At a reception in the bride’s home about forty guests were present, the bride receiving a large number of useful presents. Amongst the gifts was a handsome cutlery canteen from her former employers. Dressed in a blue crepe-de-chine dress and a fawn coat. the bride left for the honeymoon at Herne Bay.“); 
  • Arthur Leonard Anstee (b 1903, known as Leonard, best man at his brother’s wedding in 1928); 
  • Gladys Kate Anstee (b 1906, married Henry Hurlock in Barnet in 1928 – she died in 1995 in Leighton Buzzard);  
  • Florence Elsie Anstee (b 1909, known as Elsie);
  • Marjorie Grace Anstee (b 1911, bridesmaid at brothers wedding in 1928 – the ‘Hendon & Finchley Times‘ 08 September 1933 reported “PADLEY-ANSTEE. The wedding took place at St. Paul’s on Sundar of Dr. William Albert Padley of Stanhope-road, North Finchley and Miss Marjorie Grace Anstee, only daughter ??of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Anstee, of Station- road Finchley. The Rev. F. St. Clair Goldie Performed the ceremony. The bride was given away by her father, and wore a white phantom silk gown, net, veil and wreath of orange blossom. She carried a shower bouquet of white carnations and heather. The bridesmaid, Miss Kitty Dixon, was in delphinium blue crepe-de-chine with silver headdress, and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. The reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, and the honeymoon is being spent at Westcliff.“);
  • Alfred J. Anstee (b 1915); and
  • one other (died before 1911)

By the 1911 Census he was a bricklayer living at 2 Bittacy Road Mill Hill, Hendon with his wife Kate and their children. He was living at Station Road Finchley in 1924 and still there in 1933. He died in 1962 in Hendon.

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