Robert Anstee (SW 22)

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 22. Robert Anstee: He was baptised 8 March 1734/5 in Swanbourne to parents Joseph Anstee (SW 18) and Ann Lane [Note: he was not son of John Anstee (SW 15) and Ann (bap 17 August 1734 Swanbourne who was buried 15 November 1734 “an infant“)].

He married Catherine Wynterbourne on 27 November 1756 in Swanbourne having children:

  • John Anstee (bap 27 March 1757, died 1824?);​​
  • Robert Anstee (bap 16 December 1758);​​
  • Ann Anstee (bap 27 March 1763);​​
  • William Anstee (SW 26 – b 1767);
  • Joseph Anstee (bap 2 April 1769 – very likely married ​​Mary Fleet in Whaddon on 7 November 1791);
  • Thomas Anstee (bap 31 March 1771);​​
  • Joanna Anstee (bap 14 Mar 1773);​
  • Mary Anstee (bap 2 October 1774); and​​
  • Mathew Anstee (bap 20 July 1777)​​

In the 1784 ‘Poll for Knights of the Shire for the County of Bucks‘ the list of Freeholders included “Robert Anstee of Swanbourne house and land occupied by himself“. He was buried in Swanbourne on 19 February 1816 “aged 82

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