William Henry Anstey (HA 24)

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

HA 24. William Henry Anstey: He was born in 1874 in West Bromwich/West Smethwick to parents William Anstey (HA 18) and Emma Elizabeth Bridge. He was “of Coventry, commercial clerk” in 1900 when he became trustee of William Anstey (HA 14)’s estate. In 1902 he was living at 4 Ford Street, Coventry. He married Mabel Alice Bradbury on 1 June 1909 in Stoke, Warwickshire at which time he was a clerk living in Stoke, father “William Anstey, cashier“. In the 1911 Census they were living at 45 Marlboro Road, Coventry with their daughter Mary Elizabeth Anstey (b 1910) where he was a clerk in a motor cycle works. They also had a daughter Mabel Anstey (b 1912).

The ‘Coventry Evening Telegraph‘ on 28 November 1927 reported “Death of Mr W. H. Anstey 36 years with one Coventry Firm. The funeral took place at Stoke this afternoon of Mr William Henry Anstey, who died at his residence ‘Armadale’ Bray’s Lane, Coventry following an illness which had continued for 17 weeks – he was 53. Mr Anstey was secretary of Singer and Co ltd Coventry and by his death the firm has lost the foremost member of staff who was also one of the most devoted. On coming to Coventry 36 years ago from West Bromwich where he was born. Mr Anstey joined the Singer Company and has continued with them ever since. He was associated with the late Mr George Singer and since the early days has seen many changes in the firm, from the time Singer manufactured cycles, then later motor cycles and lastly motor cars…Mr Anstey came of a Coventry family and several relatives are now living in the city. He leaves a widow and two children

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