Thomas Anstey (SO 4)

See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Souldern Ansteys. In addition to biographies of various Anstey individuals who make up this sub-branch, the book contains a plethora of Anstey research and statistics, including an analysis of how the Souldern Ansteys fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.

Thomas Anstey (SO 4) was baptised in 1689 in Souldern to parents Mathew Ansty (SO 3) and Margaret. He probably married Han[nah] Clare in Shelswell in 1722 and he certainly married Elizabeth (died 1767 Souldern), having children in Souldern:

  • James Ansty (b 1728, father not named, married Ann and had sons William Ansty (b 1754 Bladon); James Ansty (b 1756 Bladon, the last of the males to die in 1804, still a bachelor – his probate a year later confirmed that “all goods of James Ansty, late of the parish of Bladon, bachelor, were granted to Ann Ansty widow, the mother of the deceased”. ); Thomas Anstey (b 1759 Bladon, died in 1765); and John Ansty (b 1763). James Anstey died in Bladon in 1795);
  • William Anstey (SO 5 – b 1731 to Thomas and Elizabeth);
  • Elizabeth Anstey (b 1735 to Thomas and Elizabeth, married Joseph Taylor in 1772 in Souldern); and
  • Hannah Anstey (b 1737 to Thomas and Elizabeth, married Thomas King in Souldern in 1763)

Thomas Anstey died in 1770 in Souldern.

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