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 28. George Anstey: He was born in Birmingham in 1839 to parents John Anstey (BI 16) and Matilda Jones. He married Rebecca Henn (b c1840 Coventry) in Bordesley in 1862, where his father was confirmed as ‘John Anstey‘. They had children in Aston/Birmingham:
- George Anstey (BI 41 – b 1864);
- Sarah Matilda Anstey (b 1867, a warehouse girl confectioner in the 1881 Census. She married William Laishley in 1886 in Aston – two of her children were living with her ‘Anstey’ family in 1901);
- Ann Anstey (b 1869, known as Annie, married John Cooke in 1890 in Aston and they were living with her parents in 1891);
- Matilda Anstey (b 1871, died before 1881?);
- Thomas Anstey (b 1873);
- Agnes Anstey (b 1875, died before 1881?) and
- Arthur Anstey (BI 42 – b 1882)
In the 1871 Census he was a brass founder, living in Moseley Road Courts, Aston, Birmingham. By 1881 they were living at 15 Back OF, 59, Miles Street, Aston. By the 1891 Census they were living at Mona Place, Miles Street, Bordesley, Aston, where he was a ‘cabinet brass founder‘. By 1901 they were living at 22, Bordesley Park Road the Retreat, Aston, where he was a ‘brass finisher‘.
His wife Rebecca died in 1906 in Aston – he died in the same year in Birmingham.
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