Blewbury Anstey Page Commenced

The Blewbury Ansteys are the principal and root sub-branch of the Berkshire Ansteys, containing among their numbers probably the most well known modern day Anstey, that being Christopher Anstey the famous 18th century poet. We have begun to map the pedigree of this sub-branch and we are actively on the lookout for anybody who is willing to addContinue reading “Blewbury Anstey Page Commenced”

Poole Anstey Page Commenced

The Poole Ansteys of Dorset are likely a sub-branch of the Hampreston Ansteys, and from the Poole Ansteys hail the Twillingate Ansteys of Newfoundland, Canada. Hence definitively connecting the Poole Ansteys to the Hampreston Ansteys is a major research objective, and the current status of our thoughts and findings has now been uploaded to the Poole AnsteyContinue reading “Poole Anstey Page Commenced”

Ivinghoe Anstees Mapping Commenced

Some of the Ivinghoe Anstees of Buckinghamshire are a sub-branch of the Flamstead Anstees. We have begun to map the pedigree of this sub-branch and we are actively on the lookout for Ivinghoe Anstees alive today who are willing to add their knowledge of this sub-branch to this Anstey story project. Anybody who has said knowledge that they areContinue reading “Ivinghoe Anstees Mapping Commenced”

Flamstead Anstees Mapping Commenced

The Flamstead Anstees of Hertfordshire are likely a sub-branch of the Swanbourne Ansteys of Buckinghamshire. We have begun to map the pedigree of this sub-branch and we are actively on the lookout for Flamstead Anstees alive today who are willing to add their knowledge of this sub-branch to this Anstey story project. We are especially interested in discussingContinue reading “Flamstead Anstees Mapping Commenced”

Australia Ansteys Page Commenced

Australia Ansteys form a gallimaufry of offshoots of sub-branches, however they all have one thing in common, being that they can ALL ultimately trace back their ‘Anstey’ lineage to England, joining with one of the known English Anstey sub-branches. So however Australian you may feel, if you are an ‘Anstey’ (or ‘Anstee’, ‘Ansty’ or ‘Anstie’) youContinue reading “Australia Ansteys Page Commenced”

Canada Ansteys Page Commenced

Canada Ansteys form a gallimaufry of offshoots of sub-branches, however they all have one thing in common, being that they can ALL ultimately trace back their ‘Anstey’ lineage to England, joining with one of the known English Anstey sub-branches (possibly via an American sub-branch). So however Canadian you may feel, if you are an ‘Anstey’ (orContinue reading “Canada Ansteys Page Commenced”

American Ansteys Page Commenced

American Ansteys form a gallimaufry of offshoots of sub-branches, however they all have one thing in common, being that they can ALL ultimately trace back their ‘Anstey’ lineage to England, joining with one of the known English Anstey sub-branches. So however American you may feel, if you are an ‘Anstey’ (or ‘Anstee’, ‘Ansty’ or ‘Anstie’)Continue reading “American Ansteys Page Commenced”

Calling all Caddington, Bedfordshire Ansteys

In the third edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we mention an Anstey sub-branch sprouting in Caddington in Bedfordshire in 1558. This sub-branch ultimately connects to John (I) de Anstey of the medieval Ansteys via the Sussex (I) Ansteys (see the illustration in Principal Anstey sub-branches). Thus far, throughout my ‘Anstey’Continue reading “Calling all Caddington, Bedfordshire Ansteys”

Rev. Martin Ansteys Old Oak Chest Update

In October 2020 we posted an appeal for information regarding the whereabouts of the “old oak chest” of Rev. Martin Anstey of the Tiverton Ansteys, which contained “a good many ancient documents” regarding the early Ansteys in Devon and Somerset. The good news is that we have had our appeal answered by a great xContinue reading “Rev. Martin Ansteys Old Oak Chest Update”

Success! Lieutenant T. C. R. Anstey World War One Hero

It was less than 24 hours after we posted on this website project an appeal for help in identifying the gentleman countersigning a postcard in Egypt in 1915 during World War One that an eagle eyed Anstey researcher contacted us to inform us that it was Lieutenant Thomas Christopher Ralph (T. C. R.) Anstey ofContinue reading “Success! Lieutenant T. C. R. Anstey World War One Hero”