See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Birmingham 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 Birmingham Ansteys fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.
BI 36. Edwin Herbert Anstey: He was born on 9 November 1873 in Harborne to father John Mathew Anstey (BI 23). He was a junior clerk in Harborne in the 1891 Census and a ‘manufacturer’ when co-executor to the will of his first cousin once removed Charlotte Mary Anstey (daughter of Fred Anstey the sculptor (BI 14)). He married Mona (Crabbe) Ramsey in 1905 in Paisley, Scotland and they had at least two children
- Douglas Gordon Anstey (b 1906 Kings Norton) and
- Beatrice A. N. Anstey (b 1912 Kings Norton).
In the 1911 Census he was an electro plate manufacturer living with his family at 14 Park Hill Road Harborne Birmingham and still an electro plate manufacturer in 1915 when his father died. In the 1939 Register they were living at 40 13 Salisbury Road, Birmingham, where he was still an electro plate manufacturer. By 1942 he was living at 44 Salisbury Road, Moseley, a director of ‘Anstey and Wilson Ltd‘. He died in 1952 in Birmingham.
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