John Anstee (HR 10)

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

HR 10. John Anstee: He was born in 1810, baptised 22 October 1810 in Husborne Crawley, to father Benjamin Anstee (HR 6). He married Alice Groom on 31 March 1836 in Houghton Regis having children in Houghton Regis:

  • Elizabeth Anstee (b 1835, living with her mother and stepfather in 1851);
  • a son (b 1837 – the ‘Northampton Mercury‘ 01 April 1837 reported “Coroner’s Inquest: On the 8th ultimo at Houghton Regis on view of the body of an infant, the son of John and Alice Anstie, who was found dead in bed by the side of its mother. On the examination of the body no doubt was entertained that it had been overlaid. Verdict Accidental Death“); and
  • Joseph Anstee (HR 17 – b 1841).

He died in 1847 in Houghton Regis and by the 1851 Census his widow Alice had remarried John Church and they were living at Mill Road, Leighton Buzzard with her two surviving ‘Anstee’ children.

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