G. T. H. Anstie – Anstey Imposter!

Recently we uploaded onto the Pre-World War One Conflicts page the following appeal for help:

G. T. H. Anstie Year: 1814; Regiment: 69th Regiment Of Foot; Rank: ‘Ensign’. We are currently struggling mightily to identify this gentleman, despite knowing his three initials. Anybody who can aid in this regard please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Well yet again our army of Anstey researchers got cracking and within a week we have our answer! There is no such person as “G. T. H. Anstey of the 69th Regiment Of Foot“, it is a mistranscription and should read G. S. H. Ainslee, a famous solider and member of the 69th Regiment Of Foot in 1814 during the Napoleonic Wars. Thus he is absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the ‘Anstey’ family.

Thanks to Julia for this information. As we have said on numerous occasions, eliminating Anstey imposters (people who are NOT ‘Anstey’ but are mistranscribed as ‘Anstey’ in official documentation) is a vital part of this Anstey story project.

Gary

More Pre-World War One Anstey Heroes Updates

We have updated what we know of Anstey involvement in both the Hundred Years War with France (1337-1453) and The Wars of the Roses (1455-1487).

Anybody who has researched their Anstey ancestors’ wartime heroics in pre-World War One Conflicts and wishes for their (original) findings to be uploaded to the Anstey story project website, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Gary

Thomas Henry Anstey Anglo-Zulu War Hero

We have uploaded to the pre-World War One Conflicts Roll of Honour a biography of Thomas Henry Anstey of the Bampton Ansteys , who fought during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. He was the elder brother of Edgar Oliphant Anstey and father of Thomas Christopher Ralph Anstey, whose biographies we have recently posted. Anybody who has information they would like to add to this biography, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Anybody who has researched their Anstey ancestors’ wartime heroics in pre-World War One Conflicts and wishes for their (original) findings to be uploaded to the Anstey story project website, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Gary

Bampton, Devon Anstey Page Commenced

The Bampton Ansteys (aka Dulverton sub-branch ‘D’) are a sub-branch of the Dulverton Ansteys and form part of the South West Peninsula Anstey pedigree. The entire family was very military focused, with members fighting in numerous pre-World War One conflicts, as well as the two global conflicts of the 20th century, namely World War One and World War Two.

We have begun to map the pedigree of this sub-branch and we are actively on the lookout for anybody who is willing to add their specialist knowledge of the Bampton Ansteys to this Anstey story project.

Anybody with such inclination and expertise, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Gary

Edgar Oliphant Anstey Anglo-Zulu War Hero

We have uploaded to the pre-World War One Conflicts Roll of Honour a biography of Edgar Oliphant Anstey of the Bampton Ansteys , who fought and died in the Battle of Isandlwana during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Anybody who has information they would like to add to this biography, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Anybody who has researched their Anstey ancestors’ wartime heroics in pre-World War One Conflicts and wishes for their (original) findings to be uploaded to the Anstey story project website, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Gary

Gilroy Merchant Anstee World War One Hero

We have uploaded to the World War One Roll of Honour a biography of Gilroy Merchant Anstee of the Christchurch, Monmouthshire Anstees, who fought on the Western Front in France. Anybody who has information they would like to add to this biography, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Anybody who has researched their Anstey ancestors’ wartime heroics in World War One (1914-1918) and wishes for their (original) findings to be uploaded to the Anstey story project website, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Gary

Thomas Anstey Napoleonic Wars Hero

We have uploaded to the pre-World War One Conflicts Roll of Honour a biography of Thomas Anstey of the Bampton Ansteys, who fought in the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). Anybody who has information they would like to add to this biography, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Anybody who has researched their Anstey ancestors’ wartime heroics in pre-World War One Conflicts and wishes for their (original) findings to be uploaded to the Anstey story project website, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Gary

Christchurch, Monmouthshire Anstee Page Commenced

The Christchurch, Monmouthshire Anstees are a sub-branch of the Dyrham Anstees, and there are a great number of them alive today, forming a large subset of the South Gloucestershire Ansteys.

We have begun to map the pedigree of this sub-branch and we are actively on the lookout for anybody who is willing to add their specialist knowledge of the Christchurch, Monmouthshire Anstees to this Anstey story project.

Anybody with such inclination and expertise, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Gary

Blewbury Anstey Page Commenced

The Blewbury Ansteys are the principal and root sub-branch of the Berkshire Ansteys, containing among their numbers probably the most well known modern day Anstey, that being Christopher Anstey the famous 18th century poet. We have begun to map the pedigree of this sub-branch and we are actively on the lookout for anybody who is willing to add their specialist knowledge of the Blewbury Ansteys to this Anstey story project.

Anybody with such inclination and expertise, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com.

Gary