The Coventry Ansteys

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

Overview of the Coventry Ansteys

‘Anstey’, Ansty’, ‘Anstee’ and ‘Anstie’ in Coventry do not form a single sub-branch, they are predominantly a mixture of families from the Hampton in Arden, Coleshill and Potsgrove Anstey sub-branches. The above list links to some of the gentlemen who made Coventry their home, though it is not a comprehensive listing.

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

Further Details on the Coventry Ansteys

#1. In the ‘1826 Coventry Suitors List‘ there were three ‘Ansteys’ listed, being James Ansty, Broadgate (CO 5?), Joseph Ansty Bishop Street (HA 19??), and Joseph Ansty, Cross Cheaping (HA 13??) – this is somewhat confusing because of the date 1826 – research continues.

#2. Francis Albert Anstey (BI 48) and his family lived in Coventry in the 1920s and 1930s. However he is of the Birmingham Anstey sub-branch.

#3. Francis Anstey, known as Frank Anstey, who married Charlotte Price (b c1813) in Coventry, Holy Trinity in 1836 (both were resident of Coventry, Holy Trinity at the time) is patriarch of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Ansteys.

#4. William Ansty and Hannah lived in Coventry, having sons Henry Ansty (b 1819, baptised 30 August 1819 at Coventry St Michael) and Charles Ansty (b 1823, baptised 27 June 1823 at Coventry St Michael). Henry Anstey (son) died in 1835 aged 16, buried on 20 December 1835 in Coventry after “being killed by an accident on the Railroad near Whitley Common” the previous Friday according to the ‘Coventry Herald‘ 25 December 1835 edition.

#5 In 1779 Benjamin Ansty was baptised to George and Mary at St Michaels Coventry – we hear no more of this family

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

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