The Christchurch, Monmouthshire Anstees

by Gary. M. Ansteychief researcher of the Anstey story project.

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. The patriarch of the Christchurch Anstees is William Anstee, baptised in Dyrham in 1806 to parents Charles Anstee and Grace (well known members of the Dyrham Anstee pedigree). William Anstee married Ann Florida in 1829 in Christchurch and they had a large family, packed with sons, being:

  • Mary Ann Anstee (b 1830 – d 1834);
  • Jonah Anstee (b 1832);
  • William Anstee (b 1835);
  • Enoch Anstee (b 1835);
  • Mary Anstee (b 1840);
  • Moses Anstee (b 1842);
  • Aaron Anstee (b 1844);
  • David Anstee (b 1846);
  • John Anstee (b 1848);
  • George Anstee (b 1852);
  • Joseph Anstee (b 1855);

Note: some of the above children were baptised at The Tabernacle in Newport and some of the birth years are somewhat uncertain with conflicting information in official documentation.

We are actively on the lookout for Christchurch, Monmouthshire Anstees alive today who are willing to add their Anstee research to this project. Anybody so interested, please contact us at We are particularly interested in research regarding Christchurch, Monmouthshire Anstees who fought in World War One, preferably with personal souvenirs such as letters sent by the soldiers or military photos etc. Anybody who has such expertise and inclination, please contact us at

We have already uploaded bits of information and documentation about the Christchurch, Monmouthshire 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 ‘Christchurch’ in the search box at the bottom of this page and a list of relevant pages will appear.

Anybody who finds any mistakes on this page, please contact us at and we will correct it.

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