See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Potsgrove 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 Potsgrove Anstees fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.
PO 8. Edward Anstee: He was born in 1807 in Northampton, baptised 19 August 1807, to father John Anstee (PO 3).
[Note: The first name is actually blacked out in the baptismal records but surely it was ‘Edward’
Further Note: This ‘Edward’ should not be confused with Edward Anstee (PO 5 – b 1806 Woburn)]
He became a cordwainer and married a lady with surname ‘Brickwood’ and they had at least two sons:
- John George James Anstee (PO 19 – b 1836 Northampton); and
- Edward Anstee (PO 20 – b c1837 Northampton)
After this we lose track of him – we could really do with finding the 1841 Census for this family. Per his son John‘s (PO 19) 1861 marriage certificate he was a ‘shoemaker’ – there is no evidence to suggest he was deceased at that time.
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