Thomas Anstey (SW 2)

See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Swanbourne 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 Swanbourne Ansteys fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.

SW 2. Thomas Anstey: He was baptised on 21 November 1584 in Swanbourne to father Richard Anstey (SW 1). He married Elizabeth Goodspeede on 3 November 1614 in Swanbourne and they had children in Swanbourne:

  • John Anstey (SW 4 – b 1615);
  • Katherine Anstey (bap 27 September 1618);
  • Joan Anstey (bap 27 July 1622);
  • Mary Anstey (bap 21 June 1626); and
  • Edward [Edmond] Anstey (bap 20 November 1630 – not to be confused with Edward Anstey (SW 6 – b 1626))

Elizabeth died in Swanbourne, buried 20 November 1651 “wife of Thomas“; Thomas (as ‘Anstie’) was buried on 18 June 1660 in Swanbourne.

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