Thomas Anstee (FL 8)

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 8. Thomas Anstee: He was born in 1846 in Flamstead to parents Thomas Anstee (FL 5) and Catherine Bandy. He married Sarah Reid in East Hyde, Harpenden in 1870 and they moved to Kingsbourne Green, Harpenden, St Albans where they had children:

By 1881 the family were living at The Common (Coleswood), Harpenden and by 1891 he was a “cowman and domestic gardener” still living at Harpenden Common, Harpenden. Sarah Anstee (wife) died in 1897 in St Albans so he remarried Lingerie? Hemmings in c1900 having further children in Harpenden:

  • Ruth Catherine Anstee (b 1900, living with family in the 1911 Census);
  • Leonard Thomas Anstee (b 1905, died in 1909); and
  • Beatrice May Anstee (b 1907, living with family in the 1911 Census).

In the 1911 Census  he was a “jobbing gardener” living with his family at Luton Road Harpenden – he died in 1923 in St Albans.

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