Overview Pedigree of the Ansteys

We have uploaded onto the relevant pages of this Anstey project website the below ‘overview pedigree’ of the Ansteys, showing precisely how each major Anstey sub-branch fits together. It is from this base pedigree that we can connect all ‘Anstey’, ‘Anstie’, ‘Anstee’ and ‘Ansty’ pre-1770 and the overwhelming majority of ‘Anstey’, ‘Anstie’, ‘Anstee’ and ‘Ansty’Continue reading “Overview Pedigree of the Ansteys”

Another Medieval Anstey Page added to this Project

Fellow medieval Anstey enthusiasts will no doubt be enthralled to learn that we have added another page to the Anstey story project. This page, entitled ‘Ansteys in Medieval Censuses‘ contains updated lists of medieval Ansteys appearing in: The Hundred Rolls of the late 13th century (effectively a very early form of census, consisting of enquiries into the rightsContinue reading “Another Medieval Anstey Page added to this Project”

Anstey Population Numbers Page Added to Site

For those so interested, we have added a page to this website project, documenting the history of the population numbers of Ansteys, from their 1143 inception right through to modern times. https://theansteystory.com/home-2/the-medieval-ansteys/medieval-anstey-population-numbers/ Enjoy! Gary

‘Introduction’ for the Fourth Edition

We are beginning to write up our medieval Anstey research findings for the massively expanded fourth edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ , due to be published next year, subject to demand. On the first page of the introduction to the fourth edition we will be writing the following: InContinue reading “‘Introduction’ for the Fourth Edition”

Bodleian Library Appeal Success

On 16 November 2020 we put out an appeal for any medieval Anstey enthusiasts who had access to the Bodleian Library in Oxford University to obtain for us ‘Dodsworth Manuscripts’ Volume Four page 21, on which was drawn a pedigree of the sub-branch of the medieval Ansteys descendent from Richard de Anstey. Well, our call wasContinue reading “Bodleian Library Appeal Success”

Poll Tax Returns 1377-1381

In the first three editions of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ can be found an increasingly complete listing of medieval Ansteys who appeared in the Poll Tax Returns of 1377 to 1381. Even though we have discovered yet more entries during our research for the fourth edition of our first bookContinue reading “Poll Tax Returns 1377-1381”

Table of Contents for Fourth Edition

We are beginning to put together the fourth edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘, which should be published next year, subject to demand. We have decided on chapter structure, which is much more comprehensive than for the first three editions of this book. Gary

Court Rolls of the Manor of Tottenham

To anybody who has read any of the first three editions of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘, it is clear that our medieval Anstey ancestors spent a lot of time in Edmonton, Middlesex in the 13th and 14th centuries. In the fourth edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and SharedContinue reading “Court Rolls of the Manor of Tottenham”

British Library Anybody?

Calling all medieval Anstey enthusiasts with access to the British Library and a free hour or three to spare. We have discovered that Hubert the Anstey patriarch is mentioned in two charters there, references ‘Add. Charters 24606 & 24607’. We suspect that the information contained therein is already known, but it would be great toContinue reading “British Library Anybody?”

Anstey sub-branches Overview 1400-1538

Numerous Anstey researchers have contacted us over the years, having bought one of the first three editions of our first book ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘, expressing the desire that the fourth edition (which is currently being researched and drafted ready for publication next year) should contain all of the knownContinue reading “Anstey sub-branches Overview 1400-1538”