Henry Anstee (SW 34)

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

SW 34. Henry Anstee: He was born in c1840 in Marylebone (some sources incorrectly say Kent) to parents William Anstee (SW 30) and Elizabeth. He grew up in Pancras and was a french polisher living with his parents at 62, Augustus Street, Pancras, St Pancras in the 1861 Census. He married Fanny in c1862 and they had children in St Pancras:

  • Alfred Anstee (b 1863, a coal porter living with his mother in 1881);
  • William Anstee (b 1864, a wood sawyer living with his mother in 1881. He married Lydia Goodall in Pancras in 1886 and they had children in Pancras William Anstee (b 1887, died before 1891?); George Anstee (b 1889, unmarried and a labourer in a cake and biscuit manufacturers boarding at 13 Dorinda Street Holloway in the 1911 Census); Elizabeth Anstee (b 1891, alive in 1901); Ellen Clara Anstee (b 1896, known as Nellie, we cannot locate her in the 1911 Census but she married John W. Mitchell in 1920 in Pancras); Alfred Anstee (b 1901, an inmate at the Metropolitan District Imbecile Asylum in Kings Langley Hertfordshire in the 1911 Census); Clara Anstee (b 1907); Margaret Anstee (b 1907); and Edith Anstee (b 1909, died an infant). In the 1891 Census William Anstee was a carman living at Euston Street, St Pancras. By 1901 he was an ostler living with his family at Stanhope Buildings, 15, St Pancras. By the 1911 Census Lydia Anstee was a widow, living alone at 11 James Gdn Clerkenwell N, St James and St John working as an upholsterers button maker – she had five living children at this time though we can only locate three);
  • Elizabeth Anstee (b 1867, died young?);
  • Frederick Anstee (b 1870, died young?);
  • Clara Anstee (b 1873); and
  • Fanny Anstee (b 1878)

In the 1871 Census he was a french polisher living at Brook St, Little, St Pancras. By the 1881 Census Fanny was a widow, living with her children at 22, Drummond Crescent, St Pancras.

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