George Anstey (DY 52)

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 52. George Anstey: He was born in 1868 in Chew Magna to parents Cornelius Anstey (DY 25) and Mary Gibbs. He married Henrietta Florence Stokes (known as Ettie) in 1893 in Bristol and they had children: 

  • Lionel John Anstey (DY 80 – b 1894 Bristol, served during World War One);
  • Norman George Anstey (DY 82 – b 1897 Keynsham, served during World War One); 
  • Raymond Cyril Anstey (b 1901 Beeston, Notts, lived in Newcastle upon Tyne and died there in 1985); and 
  • Marjorie Anstey (b 1903 Beeston, Notts – alive in 1934).

In the 1911 Census the family were living at Sefton Drive, Nottingham where he was a commercial traveller. He communicated with Anstey Researcher Thomas John Anstey (Tom) in 1912, at which time he was a “commercial traveller of drapery” living at Sefton Drive, Mapperley Park, Nottingham. He later lived in Tavistock Avenue, Mapperley Park and he died in 1924 in Nottingham, aged 56 – the ‘Sheffield Daily Telegraph‘ 18 September 1924 reporting “Death: ANSTEY,—On September 16th, after brief illness, 15, Tavistock Avenue, Nottingham, George, the dearly beloved husband of Henrietta (Ettie) Anstey, aged 56. Friends please accept this, the only intimation“.

The ‘Hendon & Finchley Times‘ 07 December 1934 reported “DEATH OF MRS. H. F. ANSTEY, Sudden Passing of Member of Conservative Association Committee. We regret to record the death of Mrs. Henrietta Florence Anstey, of 36a, Sunny-gardens,Hendon, who passed away suddenly on Thursday. Mrs. ‘Anstey was perfectly well on Thursday morning. When her daughter returned from business in the evening she found her unwell and she passed away a few hours later. Since coming to Hendon from Edgware five years ago Mrs. Anstey had taken an active part in the social life of the district. She was a member of St. Mary’s Parish Church, and she was on the committee of the Women’s Section of the Park Ward Conservative Association, She was also interested in the Experimentors’ Club and attended their whist drives regularly. The Personal Service League claimed a good deal of her time and she made numerous articles for them. Her family have received numerous letters of appreciation of Mrs. Anstey’s work. Her daughter and three sons are left to mourn her loss. The funeral took place at Golders Green Crematorium on Saturday and was attended by her immediate family. The service was conducted by the Rev. N.R.Boyd, vicar of Hendon. Wreaths were sent by her children; Mrs Jack and Mrs. Norman Anstey: John and Deirdre: Park Ward Commitee: Experimentor’s club: Miss G. Morris; Commander and Mrs. Ash; Miss Coulton; Mr.and Mrs Vandon;Mr. Hart; Mrs. Silk and son; Mr. Sykes; Miss Rampton; Mrs.O’Conor.

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