John de Anstey and his Descendent Sub-Branch

John de Anstey, second son of Hubert de Anstey (the originator of our Anstey surname) and Agnes de Sackville, is the patriarch of the sole medieval Anstey sub-branch which did not go Anstey-extinct, and thus John is the direct Anstey ancestor of almost all Ansteys alive today. There is no doubt that John is the less well-known of the two sons of Hubert de Anstey; indeed John spent much of his life in the shadow of his elder brother Richard de Anstey, for example helping him contest the famous ‘Anstey Case’ during the early 1150s .

John de Anstey and his descendant medieval Anstey sub-branch have been extensively researched by G. M. Anstey (Gary) and T. J. Anstey (Tom), the overseers and chief researchers of this ‘Anstey Story‘ project; they are comprehensively documented in Chapters Five to Seven of their first co-authored book:

Anstey: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry

which is now in its third edition, and is available for purchase at Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Singapore and Amazon Canada.

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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

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