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”

“Ralph de Anesty” in the Bodleian Library, Oxford University

In the ‘Dodsworth Manuscripts’ Volume Four on page 21 there is drawn a pedigree of the sub-branch of the medieval Ansteys descendent from Richard de Anstey. The pedigree was drawn by Roger Dodsworth in the early 1600s and, although we have not yet been able to access the volume or the page itself (it isContinue reading ““Ralph de Anesty” in the Bodleian Library, Oxford University”

Another ‘Anstey Imposter’ slain!

There is a reference to a “Richard of Anstey” being married to Mabel in the 1250 ‘Henry III Fine Rolls’ which states: “24 May [1250]. Windsor. Because otherwise below. Mabel, who was the wife of Richard of Anstey, gives the king 300 m. for the custody of the lands and heirs of the same Richard,Continue reading “Another ‘Anstey Imposter’ slain!”

Hubert (II) de Anstey and the 1196 Siege of Aumale Castle

We know that Hubert (II) de Anstey, son of Richard de Anstey, fought in the 1196 Siege of Aumale Castle, and whilst researching for the fourth edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we have found an entry which can shed further light into this matter. However, we are the firstContinue reading “Hubert (II) de Anstey and the 1196 Siege of Aumale Castle”

Walter D’Anesty and the Tower of London

In the first three editions of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we briefly documented Walter De Anesty, Clerk of the Exchange at the Royal Mint in 1296 and a member of the medieval Anstey sub-branch descendent from John de Anstey. In footnote 331 of the third edition of our first bookContinue reading “Walter D’Anesty and the Tower of London”

“Willelmus de Anestay” – Anstey Imposter

In ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we discuss ‘Anstey imposters’ and how it is so important that we can successfully recognise and eliminate them from the medieval Anstey story. Sometimes this can be devilishly difficult to do, so we have provided many examples in Appendix Three (‘Notes for Medieval Anstey Researchers’)Continue reading ““Willelmus de Anestay” – Anstey Imposter”

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”