Mary Anstey

Kenn, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Anstey was born in 1841, in Kenn, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Anstey, was 31 and her mother, Mary Stokes, was 30.

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Family Time Line

William Anstey
Mary Stokes
John Stokes Anstey
Sarah Anstey
William Lambert Anstey
Thomas Anstey Anstey
Fanny Anstey
Mary Anstey
George Anstey
Catherine Anstey
Ann Anstey
Thomas Anstey
Elizabeth Anstey

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 2

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 13

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 39

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the dozen places in England called Anstey or Ansty, from Old English ānstiga, a compound of ān ‘one’ + stīg ‘path’, denoting a short stretch of road forking at both ends. The surname is found principally in Somerset and the West Country.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Mary Anstey in household of William Anstey, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mary Anstey 1841 England, Devon, Kenn, bishop's transcripts
  • Mary Anstey, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

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