The most ancient of the modern Anstey sub-branches in Bedfordshire is the Caddington Ansteys, which began in 1558 when “Peter Anstie” of the Sussex (I) Anstey sub-branch married Elizabeth in Caddington. The position of the Caddington, Bedfordshire Ansteys (a sub-branch of the Sussex (I) Ansteys) in the Anstey pedigree is illustrated nicely in the below schematic.
Whether there are Anstey descendants of the Caddington Ansteys alive today is still a matter of intensive research. Regardless, numerous Anstey sub-branches in Bedfordshire do exist today; they are not descendent from the Caddington Ansteys, instead attaching to other Anstey sub-branches. Those we have begun to upload so far are:
- the Houghton Regis Anstees, a sub-branch of the Swanbourne Ansteys of Buckinghamshire
- the Potsgrove Anstees, a sub-branch of the Swanbourne Ansteys of Buckinghamshire
- the Toddington Anstees, a sub-branch of the Houghton Regis Anstees
We have already uploaded bits of information and documentation about the Bedfordshire Ansteys, 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 ‘Bedfordshire’ in the search box at the bottom of this page and a list of relevant pages will appear.