John Anstee (DY 12)

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

DY 12. John Anstee: He was baptised in Dyrham on 12 November 1738 to parents George Anstee (DY 8) and Martha Weston. He married Suzanna Guillams in Dyrham on 13 May 1762 and they had children in Dyrham:

  • George Anstee (DY 17 – baptised 30 January 1763);
  • Hannah Anstee (baptised 1 November 1765 died 12 December 1768 “aged 3“);
  • Mary Anstee (b c1766 baptised 1 April 1768);
  • Betty Anstee (b c1768 baptised 7 February 1770); and
  • John Anstee (baptised 15 March 1772 “father deceased“).

He died in 1771, before his youngest son John was born, leaving a widow with a very young family to bring up. He was buried in the family grave in Dyrham and appears as “John, their son, d 21 Nov 1771 aged 33” on the inscription documented in full in DY 8.

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