Edward Charles Anstee (IV 12)

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

IV 12. Edward Charles Anstee: He was born on 21 July 1871 in Kempston to father John Anstee (IV 4). [Note: He should not be confused with either of the Edward Charles Anstee (MB 11 or MB 12) of the Marylebone Anstees.]

He attended ‘Kempston Up End National School‘ in 1877. He married Emma Elizabeth Clarke on Christmas Day 1891 in Kempston (“Marriage: Dec 25, All Saints’. Kempston, by the Rev. W. Johnson. Edward Charles Anstee to Emma Elizabeth Clarke, both of Kempston“) – same date and place as his brother Henry (IV 13). They had children: 

  • Robert Ernest Anstee (IV 20 – b 1894, served during World War One); 
  • Alfred Anstee (b 1904, alive in 1911); and 
  • Maurice Charles Anstee (b 1907, alive in 1911);
  • Harry Anstee (b 1912); and 
  • Donald C. Anstee (b 1914).

In 1903 “Edward Chas Anstee, moulder, Kempston was summoned for failing to comply with the requirements of the Vaccination Act, by neglecting to have their children vaccinated…charged 5s and costs“. In the 1911 Census he was an “engineers pottern maker” at King Street, Kempston living with his family. In the 1913 Electoral Rolls they were living at 12 King Street, Kempston.

The ‘Bedfordshire Times and Independent‘ on 28 December 1951 reported “Diamond Wedding: ANSTEE-CLARK on Christmas Day 1891 at Kempston Parish Church Edward Charles Anstee to Emma Elizabeth Clark. Present address 63 Margetts Road , Kempston“. 

He died in 1959 at 63 Margetts Road, Kempston, probate to his widow Emma Elizabeth Anstee.

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