The Hampton in Arden Ansteys

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

Overview of the Hampton in Arden Ansteys

The Hampton in Arden Ansteys are a descendent sub-branch of the medieval Warwickshire Ansteys. The patriarch of the Hampton in Arden Ansteys is probably John Anstee (HA 1) who married in the parish in 1607, however the early pedigree is still somewhat tentative (with some guesswork) given the lack of detailed information currently available from that time.

It is possible that other Ansteys were in Hampton in Arden before this, though parish registers only commenced in c1600 in this parish. The ‘Staffordshire, Dioceses Of Lichfield And Coventry Wills And Probate 1521-1860‘ does have Hampton in Arden will entries as early as 1529, but no Ansteys, suggesting that John Anstee (HA 1) is indeed the patriarch.

The early Hampton in Arden Ansteys spent a lot of time in next door Balsall and Berkswell; unfortunately we cannot locate early parish registers from Balsall, hence there are a few baptisms missing that we have had to “create” (those we have “created” have a ? next to them…the individual clearly existed but we don’t know for sure his/her parents and birth year).

It would also be very helpful if we could obtain details of a 1657 Warwickshire case “Ansty v Ansty plaintiffs Joseph Ansty and others defendants Mary Ansty and others” which is very likely pertaining to the early Hampton in Arden sub-branch, ‘Joseph’ being a relatively popular name in the Hampton in Arden Anstey family (National Archives reference ‘C 7/13/61’).

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

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Further Details on the Hampton in Arden Ansteys

See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One

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