The medieval Ansteys are a most extraordinary chapter of the Anstey story, sitting right at the apex of the Anstey family pedigree. The patriarch of the medieval Ansteys (and indeed almost all Ansteys alive today) is Hubert de Anstey, the originator of the Anstey surname in 1143. He had two sons, Richard and John, who head the two major medieval Anstey sub-branches.
Richard‘s is by far the more exciting and well-known medieval Anstey sub-branch, however it went Anstey-extinct in 1225, so there are no direct Anstey descendants of Richard alive today. Almost all Ansteys alive today descend from Richard‘s younger brother John.
The medieval Ansteys have been extensively researched by G. M. Anstey (Gary) and T. J. Anstey (Tom), the overseers and chief researchers of this ‘Anstey Story‘ project, and the medieval Anstey story is covered in great detail in their co-authored book
‘Anstey: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘
which is now in its third edition, and is available for purchase at Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Singapore and Amazon Canada.