Allan Anstey (CD 2)

See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Caddington Ansteys. In addition to biographies of various Anstey individuals who make up this sub-branch, the book contains a plethora of Anstey research and statistics, including an analysis of how the Caddington Ansteys fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.

CD 2. Allan Anstey: He was born in c1560 in Caddington to father Peter Anstey (CD 1). He married Elizabeth Gillman in c1579, having children in Caddington (none of whom survived to adulthood):

  • Allan Anstey (bap 21 October 1579 Caddington, died in 1592 buried at Studham on 16 August 1592);
  • Susan [Susannah] Anstey (bap Caddington 7 February 1583, buried in Studham on 29 August 1592);
  • William Anstey (bap 10 October 1586, buried in Caddington on 1 October 1587);
  • Thomas Anstey (alive in 1595 but deceased by 1604)

They moved to Studham in c1590, together with his brother John (CD 3), where he was described as “Allan Anstie, yeoman of Studham, plaintiff” in a ‘non-payment of debt’ lawsuit. He likely remarried Elizabeth, widow of Mr Weller, in Studham on 24 October 1590. He died in 1604 buried at Studham. In his will, written 6 June 1604 and proved 3 April 1605 in Northampton he was described as “a copyholder of Caddington and Market Street“.

In 1608 his widow Elizabeth was defendant in a “perjury in an action of dower of lands in Caddington conveyed by the said Allen Anstie to the said Richard [Robert?] Barbor”.   

Anybody who can add anything to this account, or finds any mistakes on this page, please contact us at

%d bloggers like this: