Henry Anstee (b 1869)

by Gary. M. Ansteychief researcher of the Anstey story project.

Henry Anstee, a member of the Swanbourne Ansteys, was born on 4 February 1869 in Clerkenwell (though some sources incorrectly say Lancaster) to parents George Anstee and Mary Ann Parrott [Perrott]. His father died when he was very young so in 1871 he was living with his widowed mother and siblings at Ann Street, St James Clerkenwell – by 1881 they were at 5, Sandwich Street, St Pancras. By 1891 Henry was boarding with his brother Edward at Burton Crescent, St Pancras, working as a wine bottler.

In 1897 in Holborn, Henry married Adelaide Beatrice Dovey, they had a single child together Georgina Gertrude Anstee (b 1898 St Pancras). By the 1901 Census the family were living at 115, Gladesmore Road, Tottenham where Henry was a warehouseman and by the 1911 Census they were living at 22 Margaret Street, St James and St John Clerkenwell where Henry was working as a labourer at a glass bottle works.

Henry’s wife Adelaide died in q2 1916 in Holborn, aged 42

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In the 1919 Electoral Register he was an absent military voter registered at 25 Northdown Street, Finsbury, next door to his brother Edward

By the 1921 Census Henry and his daughter Georgina were living in Holborn. Henry died in 1935 in Pancras aged 66.

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