The medieval Ansteys are a most extraordinary chapter of the Anstey story, sitting right at the apex of the Anstey family pedigree. The patriarch of the medieval Ansteys (and indeed almost all Ansteys alive today) is Hubert de Anstey, the originator of the Anstey surname in 1143. He had two sons, Richard and John, who head the two major medieval Anstey sub-branches.
Richard‘s is by far the more exciting and well-known medieval Anstey sub-branch, however it went Anstey-extinct in 1225, so there are no direct Anstey descendants of Richard alive today. Almost all Ansteys alive today descend from John, the younger brother of Richard.
The medieval Ansteys have been extensively researched by G. M. Anstey (Gary) and T. J. Anstey (Tom), the overseers and chief researchers of this ‘Anstey Story‘ project, and the medieval Anstey story is covered in great detail in their co-authored book
‘Anstey: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘
Active research is currently being undertaken, searching for additional ‘medieval Anstey’ material to put in a fourth edition of ‘Anstey: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘.
The latest findings are being uploaded to this project as they are discovered – see the tag “Anstey Our True Surname Origin Fourth Edition”
Medieval Anstey Appeal