Thomas Anstey (BI 8)

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 8. Thomas Anstey: He was probably born in c1790 in Birmingham and probably is son of John Anstey (BI 2). He had a son James Anstey (BI 20 – b c1823 in Birmingham) and the only other things we know about him are that he was very likely a Catholic and probably a shoemaker – though we seek formal confirmation of all this.

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