Levi Ernest Anstee (FL 16)

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

FL 16. Levi Ernest Anstee: Known sometimes as Ernest, he was born on 16 May 1874 in Manchester to father George Anstee (FL 7). He married Clara Sage in 1894 having children: 

  • Ernest Harold Anstee (FL 25 – b 1894 Chorlton, served during World War One); and
  • Lilian Anstee (b 1901 Salford, unmarried and living with parents in Prestwich in 1921 – still alive in 1947 per below).

In 1894 he was a carter living at 65 Stott Street. In the 1901 Census they were at 61, Kara Street, Pendleton, Salford where he was a ship canal carter and by the 1911 Census they were at 11 Jobling Street, North Manchester – he was a railway lurryman?. In 1915 he was a carter on the railways, a member of the National Union of Railwaymen in Manchester 16. By 1939 he was at 115 Brailsford Road, Manchester working as a stereotyper. He died on 4 August 1942 living at 27 Heathside Road Withington Manchester, effects to his widow Clara.

Clara died on 17 February 1947 of myocardial degeneration – the ‘Manchester Evening News‘ 12 March 1947 reported “The son and daughter of the late Clara Anstee thank relatives, friends and staff of 12a Ward Withington Hospital for their kindness during their recent sad bereavement – 69 Linden Road, Levenshulme

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