William Anstee (SW 26)

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 26. William Anstee: He was baptised on 8 March 1767 in Swanbourne to father Robert Anstee (SW 22). He married Catherine Lomath (a widow) on 25 September 1791 in Whaddon having children

  • William Anstee (SW 31 – b 1793 Whaddon); and 
  • Catherine Anstee (b c1793? had an illegitimate son Thomas Anstee born 1818 in Whaddon, died an infant).

In 1815 he was described as “William Anstee of Whaddon in the County of Bucks Cordwainer“. He was connected to ‘The Old Baptist Meeting House, Winslow‘ where “William Anstee of Whaddon” was a lay preacher on occasion. A “William Anstee were baptised in the Brook at a sheep wash, on the Great Horwood road, there being no baptistry in the meeting-house” (it is not clear which ‘William Anstee’ this refers to but it is likely his grandson William Anstee (SW 35), probably baptised in c1830).

In 1841 he was a grocer at Principal Street, Whaddon with his wife Catherine – he was buried in Whaddon in 1848 “aged 81“​​

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