Samuel Anstey (HP 4)

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 4. Samuel Anstey: He was baptised in Tarrant Hinton in 1626 to father Nicholas Anstey (HP 2). In 1662 (either with his father or brother ‘Nicholas’) he was involved in a legal case entitled “Cole v Anstey”, subject “money matters, Hampshire”.

He married pre-1672 and had two daughters by 1672 (per his father’s will – see HP 5 for possible identities of these two daughters). He then remarried Mary Brixey in 1679 in Hampreston, having further children:

  • Mary Anstey (bap 1680 Hampreston);
  • John Anstey (bap 1682 Hampreston, died in Hampreston in 1720 a “bachelor“); and
  • Sarah Anstey (bap 1684 in Hampreston, married John Barnes in 1717 in Poole)

There was a ‘Samuel Anstey’ buried in Hampreston in 1685 – we are not sure if this is Samuel or an infant son. Confusing matters, in 1707 there was a legal case ‘Samuel Ansty v John Ansty‘ concerning “land and personal estate of the deceased Thomas Ansty [HP 7] clerk in Hampreston”.

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