Joseph Anstee (SW 18)

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

SW 18. Joseph Anstee: He was born in Swanbourne on 29 August 1702, baptised 31 August 1702, to parents “Edward Anstee [SW 14] cordwainer and Elizabeth“. He married Ann Lane (no doubt related to Alice Lane (see SW 12)) on 12 August 1723 in Pitchcott near Swanbourne (at the time he was resident of Swanbourne) and they had children in Swanbourne:

  • Ann Anstee (bap 16 January 1723);
  • Joseph Anstee (bap 23 February 1725, was a shoemaker and had children in Swanbourne Mary Anstee (bap 15 May 1757) and Rebecca Anstee (bap 20 April 1759));
  • Rebecca Anstee (bap 28 July 1729);
  • Elizabeth Anstee (bap 25 April 1732);
  • Robert Anstee (SW 22 – bap 8 March 1734/5);
  • William Anstee (SW 23 – b 1737);
  • Joanna Anstee (bap 18 May 1741, married William Swannell in 1763 in Aylesbury); and
  • Mary Anstee (bap 17 February 1744)

Ann wife of Joseph Anstee” was buried on 8 June 1752 in Swanbourne. A legal document shows “the transfer of lands of Swanbourne resident Joseph Anstee to Hugh Williatt of Great Horwood in 1757. The site seems situated off Clack Lane (now Station Road) in the direction of Little Horwood. The Anstees seemed to reside in the Smithfield End part of the village

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