“Thus far, throughout my ‘Anstey’ research, having communicated with hundreds of Ansteys worldwide, I am yet to find a single one who can trace his Anstey line back to Warwickshire pre-1750. However, I still have a sneaky suspicion that there may well be Ansteys alive today who are direct descendants of this Warwickshire medieval Anstey sub-branch and therefore appeal to anybody who can trace their direct Anstey lineage back to Warwickshire in say c1750 (or even earlier ideally) to contact me at email@example.com. Who knows, we may well be able to connect the two lines and thence prove once and for all that the Warwickshire medieval Anstey sub-branch did not go Anstey-extinct in the 1600s, as I suspect.“
Well, a mere six months later, we have succeeded in answering our own question. My sneaky suspicion was correct and there are indeed ‘Ansteys’ alive today who are direct descendants of this Warwickshire medieval Anstey sub-branch. They emanate from the Hampton in Arden Anstey sub-branch of Warwickshire, the pedigree of which we have begun to map and upload.
We are actively on the lookout for anybody who is willing to add their specialist knowledge of the Hampton in Arden Ansteys to this Anstey story project. Anybody with such inclination and expertise, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.