George Anstee (DY 22)

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

DY 22. George Anstee: He was born in 1811 in Dyrham, baptised 3 March 1811, to parents John Anstee (DY 14) and Betty Strange. He married Jane Button (b 1812 Middlesex) in c1836 and they had children in Brixton Hill/Lambeth:

  • Emma Anstey (b 1837, married William Harrison in 1857 in Lambeth and was living at 33 Temple Street, St George Southwark in the 1861 Census with her brother Alfred John Anstey);
  • James Anstey (b 1838, died an infant?);
  • William Henry Anstey (DY 39 – b q4 1840);
  • Mary Ann Anstey (b 1844);
  • George Joseph Anstey (DY 40 – b 1846);
  • Thomas Charles Anstey (b 1849, died 1884 as Charles Thomas Anstey?); and
  • Alfred John Anstey (b 12 November 1852, living at 33, Temple Street, St George Southwark in the 1861 Census with his sister Emma. By the 1871 Census he had joined the Royal Navy – he was unmarried – in fact he joined on 21 April 1868 (Service Number: 5619B) as a ‘Boy 2nd class’ and then signed up for 10 years on his 18th birthday)

In the 1841 Census the family was living at Anne Street, St Mary, Lambeth where he was a labourer – with them was Jane Button, presumably his mother-in-law. In the 1851 Census the family was still living in Upper Ann Street, Lambeth where he was an undertaker – he was confirmed as “age 40 born in Dyrham Gloucester“. He died in 1858 in Newington.

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