Laura Leworthy was born circa 1837 in Devon, England, United Kingdom to Henry Leworthy (c1791-1849) and Betty Cooper (c1801-1891) and died 8 November 1927 Broadway, Glenelg, South Australia, Australia of unspecified causes. She married George Anstey (c1838-1869) 24 June 1861 in Inglewood, Victoria, Australia.

She arrived in Adelaide on the John Munn on 16 September 1849 with her parents and sibilings.


Offspring of George Anstey (c1838-1869) and Laura Leworthy
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Malcolm Anstey (c1862-1935)
Minnie Julia Stuart Anstey (1864-1866)
Bella Louisa Anstey (1867-1894)
Frank Stuart Leworthy Anstey (1869-1911) 11 December 1869 Port Victor, South Australia, Australia 1 November 1911 Blythwood, Mitcham, South Australia, Australia Charlotte Gwynne (1865-1912)


Mrs. Laura Anstey, who died at Broadway, Glenelg, on November 8, at the age of 90 years, had been a resident in South Australia for 78 years. She was the youngest daughter of Capt. Leworthy, R.N., and was born at Traule [??], England, and came out with her parents in the ship John Brown [Munn]. Her parents died many years ago, her mother being more than 90 years of age at the time of her death The daughter, who was the last survivor of the family, was married to Mr. George Anstey, and they lived at Port Elliot for some years. Mr. Anstey died long since. During the Great War Mrs. Anstey did much work in the interests of the soldiers. One son, Mr. G. M. Anstey, Glenelg, survives.

The Register, 18 November 1927, page 8

Mrs. Laura Anstey, who passed away recently at Glenelg, belongs to South Australian history, as she was the youngest of the seven Miss Leworthy's, well known in old colonial days. One of the seven was the wife of John Hindmarsh, jun., son of the first Governor of that name, who then lived in the old part of Adare, Victor Harbour, now belonging to Mrs. M. E. Cudmore. John Hindmarsh and family migrated to New Zealand, where their descendants still reside. Another Miss Leworthy became Mrs. Richards Lindsay, and a third (Charlotte Henrietta) was the wife of Arthur Fydel Lindsay, of Edzell, Victor Harbour. He was at one time M.P. for Encounter Bay. Mr. Arthur Lindsay died aged 91. Malcolm Henry Leworthy died in 1889, and was buried in West Terrace Cemetery by his old friend, Canon Howell. It was the canon's last act before leaving South Australia for New Zealand. The Leworthy's lived at The Glen, which still belongs to their descendant, Mr. Lindsay Page.

The Register, 21 November 1927, page 12

Footnotes (including sources)

Ω Birth
  • "England and Wales Census, 1841," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Nov 2014), Laura Leworthy, Malborough, Devonshire, England; citing "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," index and images, ( : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
₪ Wedding
  • ANSTEY—LEWORTHY.—On the 24th June, at Inglewood, Victoria, George Anstey, son of the late Rev. G. R. Anstey, of Devonshire, England, to Laura, youngest daughter of the late Captain Leworthy, R.N.
South Australian Register, 13 July 1861, page 2
¶ Death
  • ANSTEY.—On the 8th November, at Broadway, Glenelg, Laura Anstey.
The Register, 15 November 1927, page 8