The Marylebone Anstees

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

Overview of the Marylebone Anstees

The Marylebone Anstees of London/Middlesex are surely a sub-branch of the Edlesborough Anstees headed Joseph Anstee (MB 1). Many of this sub-branch were Catholic, baptising their children as a Catholic at Our Lady, St Johns Wood, Marylebone. See Further Details #1 below for more Edlesborough/ Marylebone conections.

Also see ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘.

Further Details on the Marylebone Anstees

#1. Many other Edlesborough Anstees were connected to Marylebone. For example, another family also came to Marylebone in the mid-1800s, very closely related to Joseph Anstee (MB 1), moving there after the patriarch of that family, Mathew Anstee (ED 6), died in 1827. As another example, another Edlesborough Anstee, William Austin Anstee (ED 14), married in Marylebone in 1838.

#2.  The ‘London Courier and Evening Gazette‘ on 31 May 1825 reported “In Chemistry: To Mr L. Anstey, 27, Drummond Crescent, Somers Town, for his improved melting pots for iron and brass-founders, the Silver Vulcan Medal and twenty guineas [prize]” – we currently have no idea the identity of ‘Mr L. Anstey’. In 1836 a ‘William Anstey’, journeyman baker, was indicted for receiving stolen spoons, the property of somebody living at Skinner Street, Somers Town.

#3. In the 1850s and 1860s there was an actress named ‘Emma Anstey’ who appeared in numerous theatre shows in Marylebone as well as around the country. She is not an ‘Anstey’ – it was her stage name. Her real name was ‘Emma Savage’ and she was married to John Savage – see ‘Morning Herald (London)‘ 10 September 1866 where this is confirmed.

Also see ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘.

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