William Holt Anstee (MH 6)

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

MH 6. William Holt Anstee: He was born in 1856 in Market Harborough, baptised 19 October 1856, to father William Anstee (MH 1). Known as Willie, he married Sarah Makepeace in Leicester in 1879 – they had no children. In 1908 he was described as “William Anstee shoe clicker of Gaul Street” when a witness at a Coroner’s Enquiry. By the 1911 Census they were living at 43 Gaul Street Narborough Road Leicester where he was a “shoe clicker“. 

He died in 1932 in Leicester; in his will he was a “retired clicker of 43 Gaul Street Leicester“, leaving all of his personal estate “to my wife Sarah Anstee absolutely” – his “nephew-in-law George Harry Palmer” was executor.

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