The Caddington Ansteys

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

The Caddington Ansteys of Bedfordshire  began in 1558 when “Peter Anstie” of the Sussex (I) Anstey sub-branch married Elizabeth in Caddington.

Thus far, throughout our ‘Anstey’ research, having communicated with hundreds of Ansteys worldwide, we are yet to find a single one who can trace his Anstey line back to Caddington in Bedfordshire. However, we believe that there may well be Ansteys alive today who are direct descendants of this Caddington Anstey sub-branch and therefore appeal to anybody who can trace their direct Anstey lineage back to Caddington in say c1750 (or even earlier ideally) to contact us at

We are particularly interested in research regarding Caddington Ansteys 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 Caddington 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 ‘Caddington’ 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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