Joseph Alfred Anstee (ED 18)

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

ED 18. Joseph Alfred Anstee: Also known as Alfred Joseph Anstee, he was born in 1856 in Manordivy [Manordeifi], Cardigan to parents Joseph Anstee (ED 11) and Rachel Mathias. He married Alice Lewis on 1 April 1879 in Langwm and they had children in Langwm:

  • Clara Jane Anstee (b 1882, with Alice, baptised in Langwm on 31 March 1896, living with the family in 1901. She married Edwin Robert Palmer on 23 October 1910 in Freystrop);
  • Edward [Edmund] John Anstee (b 1884, died an infant);
  • Grace Temperance Anstee (b 1885, with Alice, baptised in Langwm on 31 March 1896, living with the family in the 1911 Census);
  • John Henry Anstee (b 1887, died an infant);
  • George David Lewis Anstee (b 1888, died an infant?);
  • James Stanley Anstee (b 8 April 1890, with Alice, living with the family in the 1911 Census. He married Florence L. Thomas in 1915 in Haverfordwest having at least one child Dorothy W. Anstee (b 26 Mar 1916). He was a commercial traveller in 1922, living in Bath when he dealt with his father’s will. In 1931 “Bath Police Court on Thursday. James Stanley Anstee, of Westgate Street was fined 10s. for allowing the car to be so used” and in the 1939 Register the family were living at 21 Kipling Avenue, Bath where he was a hoover salesman. He died on 22 September 1975 living at 16 Newnham Green Crowmarsh);
  • Alfred Anstee (b 1891, died an infant); and
  • Joseph Alfred Edmond Anstee (b 9 Dec 1906, with Sarah Ann, baptised in Llangwm on 20 January 1907, living with the family in the 1911 Census. He married Elizabeth Ann Price on 13 March 1932 in Llangwm. In the 1939 Register he was a mineral water salesman living at White Street, Swansea with his wife and mother and perhaps two children. He died in 1984)

In the 1891 Census Joseph (as Alfred) was a grocer at Rock House, Main Street, Llangwm, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. His wife Alice died in 1891, surely as a result of childbirth, she was buried in Llangwm on 29 September 1891. In 1896 he was executor to his mother Rachel‘s will. By the 1901 Census ‘Alfred‘ (widower) was a postmaster and grocer at The Gail, Llangwm. In c1902 he remarried Sarah Ann James (known as Annie, born 24 Dec 1869) and in the 1911 Census the family were living at Main St Langwm Haverfordwest, Langwm where he was a shopkeeper dealer.

He died 27 April 1922 at Langwm, probate to his son James Stanley Anstee “commercial traveller“. His widow was living with her son Joseph and his family in 1939.

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