The Hemel Hempstead Anstees

The Hemel Hempstead Anstees of Hertfordshire are a sub-branch of the Swanbourne Ansteys of Buckinghamshire. They began in c1741 when William Anstee was baptised in Hemel Hempstead to parents William and Elizabeth. William married Sarah Ward in 1766 in Hemel Hempstead and they had a large family packed with sons from 1767 to 1782. Another Swanbourne Anstey, Edward, married Mary and they also had at least three sons in Hemel Hempstead from 1756 onwards.

We have already uploaded bits of information and documentation about the Hemel Hempstead Anstees, and continue to upload more all the time (see Project Updates), however it is spread over various segments of the website.

The best way to find said information is to enter ‘Hemel Hempstead’ in the search box at the bottom of this page and a list of relevant pages will appear.

We are actively on the lookout for Hemel Hempstead Anstees alive today who are willing to add their Anstey research to this project. We are especially interested in disentangling the early Hemel Hempstead pedigree and how precisely it links with the Swanbourne Anstey pedigree. Anybody who has already researched this, please contact us at

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