CFHS code : AS252
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Loving Memory of FLORRIE ANSTEE d Sept 5 1935 aged 55 WILLIAM CHERRY ANSTEE beloved husband of the above d Jan 23 1942 aged 63
Monument : Headstone (small)/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Florrie Anstee (née Tall) (1879 – 5 September 1935)
Florrie was the daughter of William and Sarah Tall, and was born in Wimblington – a village 3 miles south of March in Cambridgeshire. Her father was an agricultural worker and Florrie grew up on Honey Hill within the village. She married William Anstee at St Mary’s Church in Boulton, Derby on 16 June 1902. On the marriage record William was noted as a grocer, and Florrie of no occupation, but residing at London Road in Boulton. The couple had at least two sons: Sidney William (1903-1969) and Leonard Gordon (1908-1990). Initially they lived at 15a Stone Street (c.1905-1908) and then at 50 Maid’s Causeway (1911). In 1911 William was working as a grocers assistant. In 1916 they were living at Jesus Lane, where they were running a lodging house and William continued to work as a grocer. Florrie died at 66 Jesus Lane aged 55 years old
William Cherry Anstee (24 June 1878 – 23 January 1942)
William was born in Cambridge and is believed to have been the son of William Cherry Anstee and Susan Kimber. It is thought that his father did not have any part in his life. In 1881 William was living with his grandmother Emma Kimber, and mother Susan, who called herself Susan Anstee, although she was marked on the census as being unmarried. He married Florrie Tall when he was 23 years old. In 1918 his employer – Mr Brown of 81 East Road applied for an exemption from conscription into the army, due to him being Grade 3 rated. Grade 1 meant fit for service, Grade 4 was classed as totally unfit for service. The exemption was approved.
After he was widowed he continued to live at 66 Jesus Lane. In 1939 was living there with housekeeper Hannah Chapman, and was a shop assistant in an ironmonger. He died at home aged 63 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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