Ansty, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1654
  • Bishop's Transcripts: 1831

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ansty

  • Swallowcliffe
  • Alvediston
  • Berwick St John
  • Donhead St Andrew
  • Tisbury

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ANSTEY, a parish in Tisbury district, Wilts; under Whitesheet hill, 2 miles S by E of Tisbury r. station, and 5 SSE of Hindon. Post Town, Tisbury under Salisbury. Acres, 840. Real property, with Swallowclift, £3,778. Pop., 298. Houses, 59. The property is divided among a few. A preceptory of the Hospitallers was founded here in 1210; and a barn belonging to it still remains. The living is a donative in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £22. Patron, Lord Arundell. The church is the oldest in the diocese; has an ancient font; and is in tolerable condition. Dr. Richard Zouch, judge of the court of admiralty in the reign of Charles I., was a native.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Anstey, or Ansty, a parish in the hund. of Hindon, union of Tisbury, Wiltshire; 5 miles south east from Hindon. Living, a donative curacy, not in charge, in the archd. and dio. of Salisbury; gross income £22. Patron, in 1835, Lord Arundell. The chapel is supposed to be the oldest in the diocese. The hospitallers had a preceptory here, founded in the reign of King John. At the dissolution, its revenues were £81 8s. 5d. Dr Richard Zouch, judge of the court of admiralty in the reign of Charles I., was a native of Anstey. Pop., in 1801, 242 ; in 1831, 348. Houses 67. Acres 840. A. P. £1,840. Poor rates, in 1837, £134.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Anstey, 5 m. S.E. Hindon. P. 129

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Directories

Kelly's Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorsetshire and the Isle of Wight 1889

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Tisbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Chalke
  • Poor Law Union: Tisbury
  • Hundred: Dunworth
  • Province: Canterbury