William Henry Anstee (MB 8)

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

MB 8. William Henry Anstee: He was born in 1867 in Woolwich to parents William Romane Anstee (MB 2) and Jane Ellis. He was living with his parents at Royal Artillery Cottages, Charlton, Woolwich in 1871 and still there in 1881 with his sister Flora. He married Phyllis Campbell (b 1869 Jersey) in St Hellier Jersey on 25 December 1895 and they had children in Jersey:

  • Lawrence William Leonard Anstee (MB 14 – b 1897, served during World War One and died very soon after);
  • Phyllis Anstee (b 1902, married Keith James Clark on 29 June 1925 – “Will and Testament of Phyllis Anstee, widow of Keith James Clarke, of Old England Hotel, Cheapside, St Helier. Dated 14/06/1962“);
  • Flora Ada Anstee (b 1904, baptised at St Saviour Church Jersey 23 October 1904 – “Will and Testament of Flora Ada Anstee, widow of Clarence Hamon, of Cambella, 19, Magnolia Gardens, Bel Royal, St Lawrence [Jersey]. Dated 19/01/1966“)

In 1903 he was a Corporal with ‘B’ Company of the 3rd Royal Jersey Light Infantry.

In 1908 he took over the license of the ‘New Park Inn‘ at 25 Cheapside Jersey from his stepfather Laurence Kelly. In the 1911 Census he was an innkeeper living with his family at 25 Cheapside Jersey, St Helier, Jersey. He died 2 June 1918, buried at St Andrews Church in Jersey on 5 June 1918.

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