Edward was born in Nelson.
He married Mary O'Brien (born in Christchurch) in 1900 in Wellington.
They had four children (all girls) two of whom died in infancy.
The Anstice family were bakers in the Nelson area.
Edward started out as a baker in Levin in the late 1900's, moved to Nelson, then Masterton, back to Levin again & then retired in Masterton.
His brother, Henry, also features in a profile.