Joseph Charles Anstey (BI 24)

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 24. Joseph Charles Anstey: He was born in Birmingham in 1854 to father Henry Anstey (BI 13) and he was living with his family in 1871. He married Mary Ann Chorley in 1877 in West Bromwich and they had two children 

  • Mary Catherine H. Anstey (b 1878 Birmingham, married as a Roman Catholic at Coventry, St Mary & St Benedict on 24 June 1899 to Gualterum Franciscum Kenny) and 
  • Florence Rosetta Anstey (b 1884 Aston Manor – an unmarried press worker in the 1911 Census).

In 1881 he was a ‘engine driver in manufacturing’ living at West Court 26, 13, New John Street, Birmingham. In the 1911 Census they were living at 197 Farm Street Birmingham where he was a ‘wire working machinist’. He died in 1933 in Birmingham, buried at Witton Cemetery.

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