The Warwickshire Ansteys

In the third edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we document a Warwickshire medieval Anstey sub-branch, descendent from John (I) de Anstey. In Appendix Six of ‘ANSTEY: The Cambridgeshire Branch of the 1400s and Early 1500s‘ we further advance this pedigree up to c1650 or so.

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 Warwickshire pre-1750. However, we still have a sneaky suspicion that there may well be Ansteys alive today who are direct descendants of this Warwickshire medieval Anstey sub-branch and therefore appeal to anybody who can trace their direct Anstey lineage back to Warwickshire in say c1750 (or even earlier ideally) to contact us at

The position of the Warwickshire sub-branch in the Anstey pedigree is illustrated nicely in the below schematic.

Per the above appeal, research is very much ongoing as to whether the Warwickshire sub-branch went Anstey-extinct in the 1600s, or it still has Anstey members alive today.

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

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