John Anstey (BI 2)

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

BI 2. John Anstey: He was born in Coleshill in 1748 to parents Samuel Anstey (CO 1) and Ann Chetland (though we are unable to locate his baptism). He moved to Birmingham in c1766 and married Elizabeth Buckstone in 1769 in Birmingham. They had children in Birmingham:

  • Joseph Anstey (b 1772, married Hannah and had a daughter Hannah Anstey (b 1822). Joseph died in Birmingham in 1823 aged 50);
  • John Anstey (BI 5 – b 1774);
  • Samuel Anstey (BI 6 – b 1776);
  • Mary Anstey (b 1777, married Sampson Cardall in 1808 in Ulverston, Lancashire, died in Birmingham in 1823 “aged 46“);
  • Elizabeth Anstey (b 1780, married Thomas Satchell [Sutchell] in 1812 in Birmingham, St Martin in the Bull Ring – the ‘Oxford Journal‘ on 5 December 1812 reported “Mr T. Satchell Jun of Warwick to Miss Elizabeth Anstey of Bradnock’s Marsh, Warwickshire“);
  • Charles Anstey (b 1781, died 1782);
  • Lucy Anstey (b 1783 died 1784);
  • Ann Anstey (b 1787);
  • Charlotte Anstey (b 1788);
  • William Anstey (b 1791 died an infant);
  • George Anstey (BI 7 – b c1791? though we cannot locate the baptism); and
  • Thomas Anstey (BI 8 – b c1790, this is a tentative connection)

He died in Birmingham in 1823, buried at the Chapelry Of St. Mary, Birmingham. His wife Elizabeth had predeceased him, dying in 1820 and buried in the same cemetery.

Certain members of this family moved to Ulverston, Lancashire for around five years between c1807 and c1812 (John (BI 5), Samuel (BI 6), Mary, and George (BI 7)). Outside of this five year window we find no ‘Anstey’ entries whatsoever in the Ulverston, Lancashire parish registers.

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