Frederick Anstey (BI 44)

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 44. Frederick Anstey: He was born in 1868 in Birmingham to father Joseph Anstey (BI 31). He was a carver and caterer living with his family in 1891. He married Ann Hannah Esther Gibbard on 15 August 1896 in Sparkbrook, Aston and they had children:

  • Ethel Anstey (b 1899 Warwick);
  • Grace Anstey (b 1901 West Bromwich);
  • Lilly Anstey (b 1902 West Bromwich, died in 1903);
  • Doris Anstey (b 1904, married Leonard Hickman in 1935 – the ‘Leamington Spa Courier‘ 14 April 1939 reported “MR. L. L. HICKMAN The funeral of Mr. Leonard Leslie Hickman, of 25, Sherbourne Place, who died at the Warneford Hospital, at the age of 33 years, took place at Leamington Cemetery On the 5th inst, the service being conducted by the Rev. E.A. Spear assisted by Mr. P. Anstey, Mr Hickmans brother-in-law. The mourners and others who attended were:— Mrs. Hickman (wife), Mr. and Mrs J. E. Hickman (father and mother), Mr J. Hickman (brother), Miss Mary Hickman, Mrs. L. Parsons and Miss May Hickman (sisters), Miss L. Bailey (aunt), Mr. P. Anstey and Mr. N. Anstey (brothers-in- Iaw), Mrs. N. Anstey (sister-In-law), Mr W. Jackson (representing the Standard Motor Co.),. Mrs. A. Hunt. Mrs. H. Franklin, Mrs. Billington, Mrs. W Hunt, Mrs. F Goss, Mr. C. Griffin, Mr. T. Whitlock, Mrs. Compton, Mrs. Horley, Mrs. Giles, and Mrs Cleaver. Wreaths were sent by the following:— His sorrowing wife; Mrs. J. Hickman (mother); Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Hickman (brother and sister-in-law) Misses Mary and May Hickman (sisters) Mrs A.H. Anstey (mother-In-law) Messrs. P. Anstey N. Anstey, and A. Anstey ( brothers-in-law) Mrs. F. Spicer, Miss G. Anstey and“);
  • Harold Horatio Philip Anstey (b 1905, known as Philip, married and died in 1986 in Leamington Spa);
  • Norman Anstey (b 1909, alive and married in 1939);
  • Ivy Anstey (b 1910 Warwick); and
  • Arthur Anstey (b 1915 Warwick, alive in 1939).

In the 1911 Census the family were living at 3 Binswood Street Leamington where he was a die sinker’s designer. In 1918 they were at 6 White Street Leamington – he was not indicated as an absent voter. He died in 1925 in Warwick – his widow Ann Hannah was still alive in 1939.

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