More Pre-World War One Anstey Heroes Updates

We have updated what we know of Anstey involvement in both the Hundred Years War with France (1337-1453) and The Wars of the Roses (1455-1487). Anybody who has researched their Anstey ancestors’ wartime heroics in pre-World War One Conflicts and wishes for their (original) findings to be uploaded to the Anstey story project website, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com. 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”

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’”

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”