See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Houghton Regis Anstees. 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 Houghton Regis Anstees fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.
HR 16. Harry Edward Anstee: He was born in 1868 in Luton to father Alfred Anstee (HR 9). He first married Clara Jane Eames having sons
- Edward Thomas Anstee (HR 31 – b 1894 Wood Green, served during World War One); and
- Alfred Henry Anstee (HR 32 – b 1895 Wood Green, served during World War One).
His first wife died in 1899 in Edmonton so he remarried Ellie Violet Murden in 1901 in Edmonton, having further children in Wood Green
- Leonard James Anstee (b 1903, alive in 1934 working as a ‘colonial civil servant’); and
- Herbert Reginald Anstee (b 1906, alive in 1911).
In the 1901 Census he was a builder living at 24, Victoria Terrace, Wood Green, Edmonton and by the 1911 Census the family were living at Coniston Myddleton Park Whetstone, Friern Barnet where he was still a builder. In c1915 they were living at 34 Outram Road, Alexandra Park, Wood Green, London and in 1921 the family were living at Elstead, Grove Road, Finchley. He died in Barnet on 5 December 1934 – effects to his sons Edward Thomas Anstee (HR 31) and Leonard James Anstee.
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