Fellow medieval Anstey enthusiasts will no doubt be enthralled to learn that we have added another page to the Anstey story project. This page, entitled ‘Ansteys in Medieval Censuses‘ contains updated lists of medieval Ansteys appearing in:
- The Hundred Rolls of the late 13th century (effectively a very early form of census, consisting of enquiries into the rights of the Crown over land and property, conducted between 1255 and about 1284);
- The Lay Subsidy Rolls of the early 1300s (a tax, being a subsidy based on a fraction of the value of moveable goods); and
- The Poll Tax Returns of 1377 to 1381 (another tax, attempting to shift the basis of taxation from property to the individual, levied on three occasions in 1377, 1379 and 1381).
All of these listings come from the fourth edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ , due to be published next year, subject to demand.
The ‘Ansteys in Medieval Censuses‘ page can be accessed either by clicking the link, or directly from the ‘Medieval Ansteys’ menu.