Henry Anstee (BA 8)

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

BA 8. Henry Anstee: He was born in 1841 in Barnet to parents Richard Anstee (BA 2) and Mary Ann Anstee. He married first Elizabeth Ann Jackson (b 1841 St Austell, Cornwall – “widow of the late Mr. F. Jackson, and only daughter of Mr. Thomas Gill”) on 20 March 1870 in Penzance and in the 1881 Census he was a grocer living with her at 33, Derby Street, Hulme, Chorlton -we find no children of this marriage. She died in Manchester in q4 1888 “aged 48” and so on 14 April 1889 (now a widower) he married Amelia Briggs (b 1862 Manchester) in Manchester and they had children in Manchester:

The ‘Manchester Courier‘ 10 November 1883 reported “THE BANKRUPTCY ACT,1869- COUNTY COURT OF LANCASHIRE HOLDEN SALFORD.- In the matter of proceedings for liquidation arrangement or composition with creditors, instituted Henry Anstee, of number 33,  Derby-Street, Hulms the county of Lancaster, grocer and provision dealer. Is hereby given  that the first general meeting of the creditors of the above named  person has been summoned to be held the offices of Messiurs Grundy, Kershaw,Saxon and som, solicitors, situate at 31, Booth-street, in the city of Manchester, on the 29th day of November, 1883 at two oclock in the afternoon precisely .— Dated this eight day November,1883 GRUNDY, KERSHAW, SAXON,& SAMSON,31 Booth-Street, Manchester, 59, Chancery-lane, London solicitors for the said  Henry Anstee

In 1891 the family were at Union Street Manchester where he was a licensed victualler. In the 1901 Census he was an architect’s clerk living at 385, Chester Road, Stretford and in the 1911 Census he was still an architect’s clerk living with his family at 15 Peymour Grove Old Trafford, Stretford (confirmed born Barnet). He died in 1912 in Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire and in 1914 his widow Amelia was living at 10 Talbot Road Old Trafford. She was buried 6 September 1924 at Southern Cemetery Chorlton-Cum-Hardy plot reference ‘GNon Conformist 4365‘.

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