The Johannesburg Ansteys

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

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Overview of the Johannesburg Ansteys (Code ‘JH’)

The Johannesburg Ansteys of South Africa are a sub-branch of the Juryhayes Ansteys of Tiverton, headed by brothers William Anstey (JH 1) and Norman Anstey (JH 2).

Together with a handful of Timaru, New Zealand Ansteys, the Johannesburg Ansteys are the only surviving members of the Juryhayes Ansteys, with all other lines having gone Anstey-extinct.

Further Details on the Johannesburg Ansteys

#1. Lionel John Anstey (DY 80), who died in Johannesburg in 1963, is not of this sub-branch – he is a Dyrham Anstey.

#2. In the 1934 obituary of their brother Bernal Anstey (JU 15) it was mentioned that “Two of his brothers settled in South Africa about 40 years ago and owned large drapery stores in Johannesburg and Durban, which became very successful

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

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