Granting ‘in Fee Tail’

In July 1331, Robert de Anstey (one of the Edmonton medieval Anstey sub-branch descendent from John (I) de Anstey) granted lands and other assets in Edmonton according to the following: “Part of a fine levied at Westminster 8 July 1331 whereby Adam de Chilterne and Helen his wife acknowledged a messuage, forty acres of land,Continue reading “Granting ‘in Fee Tail’”

Our ‘1600 Parish Register Dataset’

On page 46 of the third edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we introduce our ‘1600 Parish Register Dataset‘, which is a comprehensive listing of all Ansteys who appeared in parish registers in the UK from the inception of registers in 1538 through to c1650. This dataset forms a vitalContinue reading “Our ‘1600 Parish Register Dataset’”

Court of Husting Wills

In the third edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ on pages 202 and 206 we document the 14th century wills of two medieval Anstey brothers Richard and Robert (members of the Edmonton sub-branch descendent from John (I)). They can also be found online here, but this source only contains snippetsContinue reading “Court of Husting Wills”

Warwickshire Feet of Fines

Feet of Fines are a great source of information for medieval researchers, though unfortunately not all of them are online. In a previous post, entitled ‘Calling all Warwickshire Ansteys‘ we noted advancements in the medieval Anstey Warwickshire pedigree during our continued research into the medieval Ansteys (see also the third edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our TrueContinue reading “Warwickshire Feet of Fines”

Are You A Sussex Anstey?

In the third edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we document on pages 212-213 the early origins of a Sussex medieval Anstey sub-branch, descendent from John (I) de Anstey. In Appendix Seven of ‘ANSTEY: The Cambridgeshire Branch of the 1400s and Early 1500s‘ we further advance the Sussex Anstey pedigree, which is ofContinue reading “Are You A Sussex Anstey?”

1224 Anesty Phillipps’ ped. fin.

Calling all medieval Anstey super sleuths! We have found a clue which reads “1224 Anesty Phillipps’ ped. fin.“, which we believe is related to Philip de Anstey of the sub-branch of John (I) de Anstey, who we documented in the third edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ on page 184.Continue reading “1224 Anesty Phillipps’ ped. fin.”

Calling all Warwickshire Ansteys

In the third edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we document on pages 216-218 a Warwickshire medieval Anstey sub-branch, descendent from John (I) de Anstey. In Appendix Six of ‘ANSTEY: The Cambridgeshire Branch of the 1400s and Early 1500s‘ we further advance this pedigree up to c1650 or so. ThusContinue reading “Calling all Warwickshire Ansteys”

“Ralph de Anesty” in the Bodleian Library, Oxford University

In the ‘Dodsworth Manuscripts’ Volume Four on page 21 there is drawn a pedigree of the sub-branch of the medieval Ansteys descendent from Richard de Anstey. The pedigree was drawn by Roger Dodsworth in the early 1600s and, although we have not yet been able to access the volume or the page itself (it isContinue reading ““Ralph de Anesty” in the Bodleian Library, Oxford University”

Hubert (II) de Anstey and the 1196 Siege of Aumale Castle

We know that Hubert (II) de Anstey, son of Richard de Anstey, fought in the 1196 Siege of Aumale Castle, and whilst researching for the fourth edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we have found an entry which can shed further light into this matter. However, we are the firstContinue reading “Hubert (II) de Anstey and the 1196 Siege of Aumale Castle”

Rev. Martin Anstey’s Old Oak Chest

Over a century ago on 29 April 1911, Rev. Martin Anstey of the Tiverton Ansteys wrote to Tom stating: “Dear Mr Anstey, yours of yesterday to hand I have a good many ancient documents in our old oak chest and some years ago I spent a summer trying to sift them and learn what IContinue reading “Rev. Martin Anstey’s Old Oak Chest”