Many thanks to Julia for her help constructing this pedigree
- Overview of the Crediton Ansteys
- South West Peninsula Ansteys
- Ansteys Evolved From Anstis
- Further Details on the Crediton Ansteys
Overview of the Crediton Ansteys
The Crediton Ansteys of Devon are very complex indeed, consisting of two completely separate sub-branches. One of these sub-branches connects to the South West Peninsula Anstey pedigree, the other is an ‘Anstey’ evolved from Anstis sub-branch.
The Crediton Ansteys have been researched and documented in great detail in the book ‘ANSTEY: The Devon and Somerset Branch‘.
William Anstey (b 1786 Crediton)
William Anstey, born in 1786 to parents John Anstey and Sarah, belongs to the South West Peninsula Anstey Crediton sub-branch. Like his father, William was an innkeeper and a baker in Crediton. He married Sarah Madge in 1809 in Crediton and had (at least) six children in Crediton, namely:
- Mary Anstey (b 1813);
- John Anstey (b 1814 – see below);
- Thomasin Palmer Ann Madge Anstey (b 1815, known as Ann, married Samuel Madge in Crediton in 1835 and she was living with her family in Crediton in 1841);
- Frederick William Palmer Anstey (b 1819 – see below);
- Elizabeth Palmer Mary Anstey (b 1825); and
- William Anstey (b 1828 – see below)
In the 1841 Census the family were living at Charlotte Street Crediton; William Anstey (father) was a “victualler“.
William Anstey died in 1847 in Crediton – the 7 August 1847 edition of the ‘Western Times’ newspaper reported “William ANSTEY, Deceased. All persons having any claims of demands on the Estate of William ANSTEY, late of Crediton in the County of Devon, Innkeeper and Baker, deceased, are requested forthwith to send their particulars thereof to Mr Charles Finch of Crediton aforesaid, Maltster, or to Mr George Glanville of the same place, Grocer, the executors under his Will. And all persons indebted to said Estate are requested immediately to pay such debts to one of the Executors before-named.”
John Anstey (b 1814 Crediton)
John Anstey was born in 1814 in Crediton, baptised in June 1814, to parents William Anstey and Sarah Madge – thus he belongs to the South West Peninsula Anstey Crediton sub-branch. John Anstey was a baker by profession, marrying Louisa Savage (b 1816 Winchester) in 1836 in Saint Mary Major, Exeter, and having children in Crediton:
- Benjamin John Palmer Madge Anstey (b 1839 – see below);
- Mary Ann Anstey (b 1843 unmarried and living with her mother at Malvern Road, Willesden, Hendon in 1891 and 1901. By the 1911 Census she was still single, a “former general servant” at the Workhouse Infirmary Crownhill Road Harlesden Willesden. She died in Willesden in 1919);
- William George Anstey (b 1845 – see below);
- Emily Palmer Anstey (b 1848, unmarried and living with her mother at Malvern Road, Willesden, Hendon in 1891 – she died later that year in Hendon);
- Charlotte Anstey (b 1851, died in St George Hanover Square in 1877?);
- Louisa Anstey (b 1851, became a domestic housemaid in Marylebone, working at 20, Grove Road, St Marylebone in 1881 and 20, Upper Hamilton Terrace, St Marylebone in the 1901 and 1911 censuses – we find no evidence of any marriage); and
- John Anstey (b 1853 – see below).
In the 1851 Census, the family was living at East Street, Crediton – John Anstey was a baker. By the 1861 Census the family had moved to Great Titchfield Street, Marylebone, London where John Anstey was still a baker, and his wife was a dressmaker. By the 1871 Census they were living at Eldridge Road, Bermondsey, St Olave Southwark, where John was a baker/journeyman.
John Anstey died in 1880 in Hendon district. In the 1891 Census his widow Louisa was “living on her own means” with two of her daughters at Malvern Road, Willesden, Hendon – she was still there in 1901. Louisa Anstey died in q4 1903 in Hampstead “aged 87“.
Frederick William Palmer Anstey (b 1819 Crediton)
Frederick William Palmer Anstey was born in 1819 in Crediton to parents William Anstey and Sarah Madge – thus he belongs to the South West Peninsula Anstey Crediton sub-branch. Frederick was a baker in the 1841 Census and later that year he married Ann Middleton in Exeter St Petrock. They had several children in Crediton, being:
- Walter Anstey (b 1842, in January 1861 at the Crediton Petty Sessions “Assault – WALTER and BENJAMIN ANSTEY, lads, of Crediton, whose father is a “packer” on the Exeter and Crediton Railway, were summoned for assaulting WILLIAM CHAPMAN, a carpenter of Exeter. On Christmas-day the complainant went to Crediton: and in the evening he reached the Crediton railway station just as the last train had left for Exeter. It seems that a number of the “Kerton boys” – those care-for-nobody individuals, whose impudence and irregularity have scarcely any limits – had congregated in the vicinity of the railway station; and they began to chaff the complainant and his companion. The retorts were cutting; and WALTER ANSTEY struck the complainant. A scuffle ensued, the belligerents got fixed in the wicket gate, and finding himself less victorious than he anticipated, WALTER cried peccavi. BENJAMIN came to WALTER’S rescue: others assisted, and the complainant and his friend were compelled to take shelter in the railway station. The case was proved by John Diamond and Samuel Tancock, of the Exeter and Crediton Railway. The magistrates said they were determined to put a stop to the disgraceful conduct pursued by several young men on Sunday evenings at the railway station. The defendants were fined 10s. each, with 23s. 6d. expenses; or two months’ imprisonment. The money was paid.“);
- William Anstey (b 1843);
- Benjamin Thomas Anstey (b 1844, a cordwainer in Crediton in 1861 (see also above his brother Walter). In 1863 in Crediton Benjamin married Ann Bennellick and they had seven daughters and a son together in Crediton being Helena Anstey (b 1864); Ann Anstey (b 1865); Eliza Anstey (b 1871); Frank Anstey (b 1873, died an infant); Emma Anstey (b 1874, at Mullers Orphan House, St James & St Paul Out, Barton Regis in the 1891 Census together with some of her siblings. In the 1901 Census she was living with her aunt Mary A. Cripps at Black Bull, Falling Lane, Yiewsley, Uxbridge); Bessie Anstey (b 1876, at Mullers Orphan House in the 1891 Census); Elizabeth Anstey (b 1878 – see below); and Lillie Jane Anstey (b 1883, at Mullers Orphan House in the 1891 Census. By 1901 she was a servant at 9, Burghley Road, Bristol and in the 1911 Census she was still unmarried, a servant at 82B Portsdown Road W, Paddington). In December 1872 Benjamin Anstey, “shoemaker aged 28“, was found not guilty of “stealing a purse, one shilling, two keys and a knife, the property of George Tancock, at Crediton“. In the 1881 Census Benjamin was a shoemaker living with his family at Park Street, Crediton then in 1884 his wife Ann died, buried in Crediton on 3 February 1884. Benjamin Anstey too died later in 1884 – The ‘Exeter Flying Post‘ on 26 November 1884 reported “FATAL ACCIDENT AT YEOFORD JUNCTION: Mr E. Burrow, District Coroner on Monday held an inquest at the Railway Hotel, Yeoford, concerning the death of Benjamin Anstey who was picked up dead at the junction on Saturday night. Frederick Anstey, platelayer, identified the body as that of his son. He last saw deceased alive on the 16th inst. Deceased was forty years of age and by trade a shoemaker, though occasionally he swept chimneys…A goods train was due to leave for Crediton, [the stationmaster] heard this leave the station and within a few minutes the booking clerk told [the stationmaster] that someone had been run over opposite the refreshment room. On going there [the stationmaster] was met by two porters who said ‘Anstey the sweep has been cut to pieces’. [The Stationmaster] saw the body lying upon the metals and judged from its appearance that deceased had passed in front of the train onto the up-platform…[the stationmaster] inferred that deceased, who had been upon the down platform, crossed to the up-platform, and after putting his hat and basket into the [passing] truck, had tried to get in himself and fell between the other trucks. Deceased had been perfectly sober and the platform was well lit.“);
- Frank Anstey (b 1847);
- Elizabeth Anstey (b 1851, died young?);
- Philip Anstey (b 1853, a tinman in Crediton in the 1871 Census);
- Emma Anstey (b 1857);
- Mary A.? Anstey (b 1858, married William Cripps in 1888 in Malta (an Army marriage). In the 1901 Census she was a beer house keeper living at Black Bull, Falling Lane, Yiewsley, Uxbridge with her family and niece Emma Anstey); and
- Sarah Anstey (b 1864)
In the 1851 Census the family were living at Bowden Hill, Crediton; Frederick Anstey was a labourer. In the 1861 Census Frederick was an agricultural labourer at Exeter Road, Crediton, though also in 1861 he was described as “a ‘packer’ on the Exeter and Crediton Railway” (see above). In In the 1871 Census, Frederick was a platelayer, they lived at Tolleys Crediton. Frederick Anstey died in 1903 in Crediton.
William Anstey (b 1828 Crediton)
William Anstey was born in 1828 in Crediton to parents William Anstey and Sarah Madge – thus he belongs to the South West Peninsula Anstey Crediton sub-branch. In the 1841 Census he was a tailor’s apprentice in Crediton. He married Elizabeth Bicknell in 1850 in Marylebone having children:
- Ellen Anstey (b 1853 East London, buried 2 February 1855 at West Norwood Cemetery);
- William Anstey (b 1855 Lambeth – living with his parents in 1861. He married Ellen Jane Hitchins (b 1858 Coventry) on 12 March 1876 at St Marks, Coventry – at the time of his marriage he was a “groom living at Arthur Street“. They had eight children (3 alive in 1911) being William Henry Anstey (b 16 January 1880 Alverstoke, baptised 4 April 1880 – died 1884 in The Strand); Lewis Richard Anstey (b 12 December 1881 Alverstoke baptised 19 January 1882 – died 1884 in The Strand); Frederick Anstey (b 1884 Strand, died an infant); Annie Anstey (b 1886 Hampstead, alive in 1901); Ellen Anstey (b 1888 Hampstead, a daily maid living with her mother in the 1911 Census); Ada Mary Anstey (b 1891 Hampstead, died 1892); Louisa Hope Anstey (b 1894 Hampstead, a daily maid living with her mother in the 1911 Census); and one other (died before 1911). In the 1881 Census they were living at The Village, Alverstoke, Hampshire where William Anstey was a groom; by 1891 they were at Kings College Mews East, Hampstead where he was a “coachman domestic servant“. By 1901 they were still at Kings College, 6, Mews West, Hampstead where William Anstey was a porter. By the 1911 Census Ellen Jane Anstey was a widow and charwoman living with two of her daughters at 6 Kings College Mews West Hampstead. Ellen Jane Anstey died in Hampstead in 1914).
- John Samuel Anstey (b 1857 Lambeth, died 1859 Pancras);
- Elizabeth Georgina Anstey (b 1860 Pancras, died an infant);
- Louis [Lewis] Anstey (b 1861 Kensington, a shopman at 31, Raphael Street, St Margaret and St John the Evangelist Westminster visiting the Morris family in 1881);
- Charles Henry Anstey (b 1864 Kensington, working as an apprentice carpenter and living with his brother William at The Village, Alverstoke, Hampshire in 1881 – though his birth location is given as Brompton Kent. He died in 1884 in The Strand); and
- Isabel Elizabeth Anstey (b 1867 Kensington)
In the 1851 Census the couple were living in John Street, Saint Pancras where William Anstey was a tailor. By the 1861 Census they were at 19, Sale Street, Paddington – William was still a tailor. When his son William married in 1876 William (father) was described as “William Anstey tailor” – it is unclear if he was still alive at this time.
Benjamin John Palmer Madge Anstey (b 1839 Crediton)
Benjamin John Palmer Madge Anstey was born in 1839 in Crediton to parents John Anstey and Louisa Savage, baptised a year later in Crediton. After growing up in Crediton with his family he moved with them to London in c1855 or so and in the 1861 Census he was a servant and a baker at 21, Thromorton Street, St Benet Fink, City of London. Later that year he married Catherine Elizabeth Paine (b 1843 Hammersmith, sometimes known as Elizabeth) in Marylebone, having children:
- William Anstey (b 20 May 1861 Marylebone, baptised 1 May 1864 in Hammersmith. He married either Rachel Hill or Harriet Sophia Davis on 1893 in Wandsworth and they had a single son William Henry Anstey (b q1 1894 Lambeth – an Anstey Hero). In the 1901 Census William was living with his family at 42, Burton Crescent, St Pancras where he was a baker. In the 1911 Census William Anstey and his son were living at 65 Herries Street North Kensington W, Paddington where he was a journeyman baker – the census confirms he was born in Marylebone; had one child; and married in c1893);
- John Andrew Anstey (b 1863 Marylebone, baptised in Hammersmith on 1 May 1864 – he died in 1865)
- Henry Anstey (b 1864 Marylebone, unmarried in 1901 a carpenter living at 42, Burton Crescent, St Pancras. By the 1911 Census he was still an unmarried carpenter living with his widowed mother at 229 Bravington Road Paddington – a few doors down from his brother Herbert‘s family);
- John A. Anstey (b 1866 Marylebone, unmarried in 1901 a builders labourer living at 42, Burton Crescent, St Pancras);
- Herbert Anstey (b 1868 Willesdon, married Emily Skelton in c1893. By the 1901 Census he was a baker journeyman living at 49, Denmark Road, Willesden, Hendon with his wife and sons Henry Anstey (b 1894 Camberwell – an Anstey Hero); Frederick Anstey (b 1897 Willesdon); William Anstey (b 1898 Willesdon, Hendon); and Herbert Anstey (b 1900 Willesdon) – they also had a daughter Catherine Anstey (b 1902) and a son George Anstey (b 1905 Paddington). By the 1911 Census Herbert was a “servant baker” living at 336 Kilburn Lane Paddington, Paddington. His wife and family were living at 185 Bravington Road Paddington. Herbert Anstey died in 1915 in Paddington);
- Frederick Anstey (b 1869 Willesdon, known as Fred. He married Emma and had children Emily Anstey (b 1887); Alice M. Anstey (b 1889 Paddington); and Alfred William Anstey (b 1896 Paddington, in the 1911 Census he was at “seamanship school” at Industrial Training Ship Mount Edgcumbe, Saltash, Cornwall). In the 1891 Census they were living at Albert Road, Willesden where Frederick was a baker’s assistant. By 1901 Frederick was a widower and a baker living with his children at 89, Woodchester Street, Paddington – in the 1911 Census he was still a baker living at 41 Storey Street Islington with his brother Charles Anstey);
- Albert Anstey (b 1871 Willesdon/Kilburn, a warehouseman living with his family at Tonbridge Street, St Pancras in the 1891 Census. He married Ann Allen (known as Annie) on 5 August 1900 in the Parish Chapel, St Pancras and by the 1901 Census he was a beer bottler living with his wife at 71, Harrison Street, St Pancras. They had children in a mixture of England and Canada, where they emigrated in 1907 – those children being Robert Anstey (b 1906 England, alive in 1911); Herbert Anstey (b 1908 England, died by 1911?); Frederick Edwin Anstey (b 1911 Toronto); Annie Martha Anstey (b 1913 Toronto); Leonard Anstey (b 1914 Toronto, died an infant on 29 September 1914); and Elsie Anstey (b 1916 Toronto, died 15 October 1917). In September 1909 Annie and her two children returned to Canada aboard the ‘Empress of Britain‘ ship. In the 1911 Canadian Census the family were living at 87 Trinity Street, Ward 2, District 127, Toronto, Ontario, Canada where Albert was working as a labourer in a factory. Ann Anstey (wife) died on 3 February 1936 of cardiac failure – at the time of her death they were living at 279 Caledonia Road, York, Toronto. She was buried at Prospect Cemetery);
- Charles Anstey (b 1873 Willesdon, unmarried in 1901 a coal porter living at 42, Burton Crescent, St Pancras. By the 1911 Census he was still unmarried and a carman living with his brother Frederick Anstey at 41 Storey Street Islington);
- Catherine Elizabeth Anstey (b 1874, died 1875);
- Edith Maud Anstey (b 1875, died an infant?);
- Edith Kate Anstey (b 1876, died 1878);
- Alfred Anstey (b 1877, died 1878);
- Emily Anstey (b 1879 Willesdon, unmarried in 1901, living at 42 Burton Crescent, St Pancras);
- Elizabeth Anstey (b 1882, died 1884); and
- Florence Anstey (b 1888, Willesdon, died an infant)
We also have information that they had “twin girls who died“. In the 1871 Census they were living at Pembroke Road, Willesden, Hendon; Benjamin was a baker – they were still there in 1881. By the 1891 Census they were living at Tonbridge Street, St Pancras and by the 1901 Census they were living at 42, Burton Crescent, St Pancras where Benjamin Anstey was still a baker. Benjamin Anstey died in Paddington in 1907.
William George Anstey (b 1845 Crediton)
William George Anstey was born in 1845 in Crediton to parents John Anstey and Louisa Savage. After growing up in Crediton with his family he moved with them to London in c1855 or so and then in 1869 in Marylebone he married Eliza Harriet Hall. They had children:
- Louisa Emily Anstey (b 1871 St Pancras, alive in 1881);
- William Raymond John Anstey (b 1872 Marylebone, a printer in the 1891 Census in Newington. He married Caroline Burden in South Bersted on 6 February 1898 (as ‘William John Raymond’) and in the 1911 Census they were living at Meadowside Puller Road Barnet without children, where William was a “printer 3 colour process” – with them was a nephew George Anstey (b 1895 Chichester, an ‘etcher 3 colour process’));
- Emily Florence Anstey (b 1873 Marylebone, a general domestic servant in the 1891 Census in Newington – still single in the 1911 Census living as a housekeeper in Streatham with her father);
- Edith Anstey (b 1876 Willesdon, a general servant in the 1911 Census in Streatham with her father);
- Frederick Garwood Anstey (b 1879 Newington, Southwark – an Anstey Hero); and
- Gertrude Olive Anstey (b 1886 Newington, married Henry James Pullin in 1911 in Cathcart, Lanark, Scotland)
In the 1871 Census William George Anstey was a jeweller’s assistant living at Molyneux Street, Marylebone. By 1881 they were living at Larcom Street, Newington, St Saviour Southwark and in 1891 Charles Street, Newington – William George Anstey was still a jeweller’s assistant. By 1901 William George Anstey was a jewellery manager, living at Newington Causeway, St Saviour Southwark. In the 1911 Census William George Anstey was a widower living in Hambro Road, Streatham – he died a year later in 1912 in Wandsworth.
John Anstey (b 1853 Crediton)
John Anstey was born in 1853 in Crediton to parents John Anstey and Louisa Savage. He moved with them to London in c1855 or so and then he married Sarah Tyley Tucker in q1 1886 in Paddington. Then had children in Hampstead:
- Alfred John Anstey (b 1887 – an Anstey Hero); and
- Sidney Tyley Anstey (b q4 1893, in the 1911 Census he was living with his family at 82 Messina Avenue, a clerk at a Life Assurance company. He married May Wheatley in 1915 in Ipswich and then Florence Charlotte Praed in 1929 in Colchester. He was living at 20 Green Lane, Hucclecote, Gloucestershire when he died on 30 December 1962 at 79 Christchurch Road, Willesdon – probate to his widow Florence Charlotte Anstey)
In the 1891 Census the family were living at Bolton Road, Hampstead where John Anstey was a “1st class sorter Post Office“. By the 1901 Census the family were living at 76, Messina Avenue, Hampstead where John was an Overseer at the Post Office. By the 1911 Census the family were at 82 Messina Avenue, Hampstead where John was an Assistant Superintendent at the Post Office.
John Anstey communicated with Thomas John Anstey (Tom) in 1912 (indeed they met at his home on 17 February 1912), at which time he was still living at Messina Avenue, West Hampstead. Between them they constructed much of the South West Peninsula Anstey side of the Crediton Anstey pedigree. John Anstey died a year later in 1913.
Elizabeth Anstey (b 1878 Crediton)
Elizabeth Anstey was born on 4 December 1878 in Crediton (registered q1 1879), baptised 13 March 1879, to parents Benjamin Thomas Anstey and Ann Bennellick. Both of her parents died in 1884 so she was living at Mullers Orphan House, St James & St Paul Out, Barton Regis in the 1891 Census, and by the 1901 Census she was a domestic housemaid at 1, Salisbury Road, Bristol. On 23 August 1906 Elizabeth, as Lizzie (an “unmarried domestic“), emigrated from Liverpool to Canada aboard the ship ‘Kensington‘, arriving a few weeks later in Quebec and thence to Montreal. By the 1911 Canadian Census she was working as a housemaid in Winnipeg Sub-Districts 1-29, Manitoba, Canada – she classified herself as ‘Presbyterian’ by religion.
In September 1920 Elizabeth journeyed from Winnipeg to Santa Monica in America. On her Immigration Card she indicated she was born in “Crittendon [Crediton], England” and that she was an unmarried nurse working at 116 Rose? Street, Winnipeg – she also confirmed that her original arrival in Canada was in “September 1906 aboard Kensington“.
In the 1921 Canadian Census Elizabeth was still living in Winnipeg (District 40, Winnipeg South), still an unmarried nurse, then later in 1921 she emigrated permanently to America. By the 1930 American Census she was living in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California – she was still single and working as a nurse.
Elizabeth died in California in October 1971 “aged 92” (Social Security Number: 566-42-6672) – she appears never to have married.
Edward Anstis (b 1702 Crediton)
Edward Anstis is the patriarch of the Crediton ‘Anstey evolved from Anstis‘ sub-branch. He was baptised in Crediton in 1702 as “Edward Anstis” to parents William Anstis and Deborah. Edward Anstis married Rebecca in 1724 then Ann in 1743 then Rebecca Body in 1753 (all in Crediton), having numerous children in Crediton. Those sons relevant to our Anstey story are:
- William Anstis (b 1724 – see below);
- Edward Anstis (b 1731, married Mary in 1754 in Crediton and moved to Plymouth. This is the only sub-branch of this family that remained ‘Anstis’ – all others evolved to ‘Anstey’. However even this sub-branch flip-flopped between ‘Anstey’ and ‘Anstis’ – for example Edward Anstis (b c1818 Plymouth) was ‘Anstey’ in both the 1841 and 1851 censuses in Ugborough before reverting to ‘Anstis’ – he has quite a few ‘Anstis’ descendants alive today);
- John Anstis (b 1743 – see below); and
- Benjamin Anstis (b 1745 – co-patriarch of the Kennford Ansteys)
William Anstis (b 1724 Crediton)
William Anstis was the eldest son of Edward Anstis, born in Crediton in 1724. He married Elizabeth in 1747 in Crediton (as Anstis) and they had numerous children in Crediton. Those sons relevant to our Anstey story are:
- William Anstis (b 1754 – see below);
- John Anstis (b 1756);
- James Anstis (b 1758, married Charity Lane in Crediton on 11 November 1792 as ‘James Anstey‘ and became a seaman for the Royal Navy. In 1797 he was an Able Seaman aboard the vessel ‘Myrmidon‘ (wife confirmed as Charity, residence confirmed as Crediton – they had one son). He was an Able Seaman’ on ship ‘La Resolu’ in 1798 (wages paid “in Crediton“); and ‘Able Seaman’ on ship ‘Myrmidon’ again in 1800 (wages paid “in Crediton“) – all under the name “James Anstey“); and
- Benjamin Anstis (b 1767, patriarch of the Exminster Ansteys)
John Anstis (b 1743 Crediton)
John Anstis was born in Crediton in 1743 to father Edward Anstis. He married Sarah Body (surely related to his father’s third wife) in 1766 in Crediton (as ‘Anstey’) and they had children in Crediton:
- John Ansty (b 1767 Crediton – co-patriarch of the Kennford Ansteys);
- Betty Anstey (b 1769);
- Sarah Anstey (b 1769);
- Mary Ansty (b 1772);
- James Ansty (b 1775 Crediton – co-patriarch of the Kennford Ansteys);
- Frances Anstey (b 1777);
- Thomasin Anstey (b 1780); and
- Francis Anstey (b 1783 Crediton – patriarch of the Shoreditch Ansteys)
John Anstis (Anstey) was literate at the time of his 1766 marriage, also appearing as occasional witness for his often illiterate family members’ marriages.
William Anstis (b 1754 Crediton)
William Anstis was the eldest son of William Anstis, born in 1754 in Crediton. He married Elizabeth Lake in 1778 in Crediton as ‘William Anstey‘ and they had numerous children in Crediton. Those sons relevant to our Anstey story are:
- William Anstey (b 1779 – see below);
- Samuel Anstey (b 1781);
- James Anstey (b 1789, patriarch of the Devonport Ansteys)
William Anstey (b 1779 Crediton)
William Anstey was born in 1779 in Crediton to parents William Anstis and Elizabeth Lake. He married Jane Bond in Exeter St Stephens in 1805 and they moved to Exeter St Paul, having children:
- John Lake Anstey (b 1811 Exeter St Paul);
- James Anstey (b 1811 Exeter – we cannot find this baptism entry but he must surely be their son, he is patriarch of the St Luke, Holborn Ansteys)
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