Warwickshire Feet of Fines

Feet of Fines are a great source of information for medieval researchers, though unfortunately not all of them are online. In a previous post, entitled ‘Calling all Warwickshire Ansteys‘ we noted advancements in the medieval Anstey Warwickshire pedigree during our continued research into the medieval Ansteys (see also the third edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our TrueContinue reading “Warwickshire Feet of Fines”

Are You A Sussex Anstey?

In the third edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we document on pages 212-213 the early origins of a Sussex medieval Anstey sub-branch, descendent from John (I) de Anstey. In Appendix Seven of ‘ANSTEY: The Cambridgeshire Branch of the 1400s and Early 1500s‘ we further advance the Sussex Anstey pedigree, which is ofContinue reading “Are You A Sussex Anstey?”

1224 Anesty Phillipps’ ped. fin.

Calling all medieval Anstey super sleuths! We have found a clue which reads “1224 Anesty Phillipps’ ped. fin.“, which we believe is related to Philip de Anstey of the sub-branch of John (I) de Anstey, who we documented in the third edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ on page 184.Continue reading “1224 Anesty Phillipps’ ped. fin.”

Calling all Warwickshire Ansteys

In the third edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we document on pages 216-218 a Warwickshire medieval Anstey sub-branch, descendent from John (I) de Anstey. In Appendix Six of ‘ANSTEY: The Cambridgeshire Branch of the 1400s and Early 1500s‘ we further advance this pedigree up to c1650 or so. ThusContinue reading “Calling all Warwickshire Ansteys”

Rev. Martin Anstey’s Old Oak Chest

Over a century ago on 29 April 1911, Rev. Martin Anstey wrote to Tom stating: “Dear Mr Anstey, yours of yesterday to hand I have a good many ancient documents in our old oak chest and some years ago I spent a summer trying to sift them and learn what I could about the originContinue reading “Rev. Martin Anstey’s Old Oak Chest”

Twillingate, Newfoundland, Canada Ansteys

It has long since been established by other Anstey researchers that the patriarch of the Twillingate, Newfoundland, Canada Ansteys is Charles Anstey of Poole in Dorset, England, who inherited a plantation in Twillingate in the will of William White of Wimborne Minister, Dorset in the 1700s, and thence emigrated there. We are currently attempting toContinue reading “Twillingate, Newfoundland, Canada Ansteys”