Joseph Anstee (NP 4)

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

NP 4. Joseph Anstee: He was born in c1715, probably in Hanslope, to father Joseph Anstee (NP 2). In 1736 in Soulbury, when the families of both Joseph (NP 2) and his brother Daniel (NP 3) were baptised en-masse, he was referred to as ‘Joseph Junior’.

He married Sarah Allibone in Astwood in 1737 and became a baker in Newport Pagnell. They had children in Newport Pagnell:

  • Joseph Anstee (NP 5 – b c1737);
  • Sarah Anstee (b 1739 died an infant);
  • Elizabeth Anstee (b 1740 died in 1741 an infant);
  • William Anstee (b 1742, married Hannah Harris in Newport Pagnell on 15 March 1770 and became a victualler at the ‘Chequers Inn’ in Newport Pagnell – they had two daughters together, Sarah and Ann. He died in 1772 aged only 30, leaving properties that he had inherited from his father Joseph to his widow, who continued to run the pub. When she died in 1785 her two daughters were sole beneficiaries of her estate, which would have been fairly substantial by that time.), and
  • Sarah Anstee (b 1744, died an infant).

He inherited properties via Nathaniel Allibone, which on his death were passed down to his son William Anstee (b 1742 – see above)

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