John Anstey (HP 8)

See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Hampreston Ansteys. In addition to biographies of various Anstey individuals who make up this sub-branch, the book contains a plethora of Anstey research and statistics, including an analysis of how the Hampreston Ansteys fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.

HP 8. John Anstey: He was born in c1665, probably in Wimborne Minster, to father John Anstey (HP 5). He married Elizabeth in c1698 and they had daughters:

  • Elizabeth Anstey (bap 1700 Wimborne – some sources incorrectly state the father was Stephen);
  • Jane Anstey (bap 1703 Wimborne, married Robert Harvey in Wimborne in 1733); and
  • Constantine Anstey (bap 1704 Wimborne, married Philip Cox in 1732 in Wimborne and died in Wimborne in 1749)

Elizabeth “wife of Mr John Ansty” was buried in 1726 in Wimborne and John himself was a “gent” when he was buried there in 1734. Thus the Hampreston Ansteys became Anstey-extinct.

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