by Gary. M. Anstey, chief researcher of the Anstey story project.
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- Overview of the Juryhayes Ansteys (Code ‘JU’)
- JU 1. William Anstey the Elder (b c1711 Washfield?)
- JU 2. John Anstey (b 1736 Brooke Farm)
- JU 3. Joan Anstey (b 1739 Brooke Farm)
- JU 4. William Anstey the Younger (b 1743 Brooke Farm)
- JU 5. William Anstey (b 1762 Juryhayes)
- JU 6. John Anstey (b 1764 Juryhayes)
- JU 7. Thomas Anstey (b 1766 Juryhayes)
- JU 8. William Anstey (b 1778 Brooke Farm)
- JU 9. William Anstey (b 1782 Tiverton)
- JU 10. John Anstey (b 1785 Tiverton)
- JU 11. William Marker Anstey (b 1825 Juryhayes)
- JU 12. John Walters Anstey (b 1827 Juryhays)
- JU 13. William Basil Anstey (b 1861 Walsingham)
- JU 14. Martin Anstey (b 1860 Juryhayes)
- JU 15. Bernal Anstey (b 1864 Juryhayes)
- JU 15. Florence Louisa Anstey (b 1868 – served during World War One)
- JU 16. Rhoda Anstey (b 1865 Juryhayes)
- JU 17. Susannah Anstey (b 1866 Juryhayes)
- JU 18. John Anstey (b 1821 Halberton)
- Further Details on the Juryhayes Ansteys
Overview of the Juryhayes Ansteys (Code ‘JU’)
The Juryhayes Ansteys are a sub-branch of the Washfield Ansteys, descendent from William Anstey the Elder (JU 1) who had moved to Juryhayes Farm in Tiverton by 1744 (though he probably owned it as early as 1731). His ‘Anstey’ descendants lived in the farm for just over two centuries until it was sold by William Anstey Hebditch (his great x 3 grandson) in 1946 (see JU 17).
To the best of our research, this sub-branch is currently hanging on by a genealogical thread, with only a small handful of ‘Anstey’ members alive today, all of whom belong to either the Timaru, New Zealand sub-branch or the Johannesburg, South Africa sub-branch (all other Juryhayes Anstey lines to our knowledge having gone Anstey-extinct).
Further Details on the Juryhays Ansteys
#1. Many of the Juryhayes Ansteys were involved in the Church as preachers – the ‘Shepton Mallet Journal‘ 05 November 1886 noting “As long ago as 1688 the Ansteys of Jurishayes were well known as leading Puritans in a Puritanic District and some of this family suffered about that time for conscience’ sake“
Also see ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘.
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