Joseph Whately Anstey (BI 40)

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 40. Joseph Whately Anstey: He was born in 1850 in Birmingham to father Joseph Anstey (BI 12), baptised 10 February 1850 in Birmingham. He married Elizabeth Stubbs in 1874 in Birmingham and they had children 

  • Francis Joseph Anstey (b 1875 Birmingham, died an infant); 
  • Herbert Joseph S. Anstey (b 1879 Handsworth, alive in 1891); 
  • Ada Elizabeth Anstey (b 1881 Handsworth, living with the family in 1901 working as a bridle stitcher. She married Ernest Willis Dolman and in the 1911 Census they were living with her parents); 
  • Edwin Anstey (b 24 September 1882 Aston Birmingham, attended Palfrey Boys School in Walsall in 1889, a corn and seed factor in 1901 living with his parents. He married Florence Mary [May] XX in 1907 and in the 1911 Census he was a manager for a corn and seed merchant living at 18 Villiers Street Walsall. They were living at 20 Ashcombe Road, Weston-Super-Mare in the 1939 Register where he was a clerk at a corn and seed merchants); and 
  • Eva Jane Anstey (b 1884 Walsall, died 1885).

The family were living at 18, Villiers Street, Walsall in the 1891 and 1901 censuses where he was a railway guard – in the 1911 Census they were living at Alrewas Burton on Trent where he was a “pensioned railway guard“. He later married Annie Jane Fallowfield in 1921 in Lichfield and he died in Lichfield in 1927.

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