The Timaru, New Zealand Ansteys

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

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Overview of the Timaru Ansteys (Code ‘TM’)

The Timaru Ansteys of New Zealand are a sub-branch of the Juryhayes Ansteys, headed by John Anstey (TM 1). The Timaru Ansteys are certainly the most ancient New Zealand Anstey sub-branch, however, according to current research, this sub-branch is today on the verge of Anstey-extinction. This is doubly important given that, again according to current research, the Timaru Ansteys alive today, together with a small number of Johannesburg Ansteys, are the only surviving members of the Juryhayes Ansteys, with all other Juryhayes Anstey lines having gone Anstey-extinct.

Further Details on the Timaru Ansteys

#1. Charles William Gibbs Anstey (DY 71), who lived in Timaru in the early to mid-1900s, was of the Dyrham Ansteys. However he was connected to this sub-branch through the Besley sisters, one of whom was his aunt.

Also see ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘.

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