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-1700. However, there are certainly Ansteys alive today who are direct descendants of this Warwickshire medieval Anstey sub-branch (see our post ‘Hampton in Arden Warwickshire Anstey Page Commenced‘).
The position of the Warwickshire sub-branch in the Anstey pedigree is illustrated nicely in the below schematic.
Sub-branches of the Warwickshire Anstey pedigree that we have begun to upload include:
- the Hampton in Arden Ansteys, the principal sub-branch of the modern Warwickshire Ansteys
- the Birmingham Ansteys
- the Coleshill Ansteys
- the Coventry Ansteys (sub-branch of the Hampton in Arden Ansteys)
- the Foleshill Anstys
There are other sub-branches in Warwickshire that are not part of the Warwickshire Anstey pedigree, being:
- the Coventry Ansteys (sub-branch of the Swanbourne Ansteys)
- the Rugby Ansteys (sub-branch of the Trumpington Ansteys)
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.