Ansty Warwickshire Family History Guide

Ansty is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1589

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ansty

  • Combe Fields
  • Shilton
  • Withybrook
  • Walsgrave on Sowe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ANSTEY, a parish in Foleshill district, Warwick; on the Oxford canal, near the river Sow, 2 miles SW of Bulkington r. station, and 5 NE of Coventry. It has a post office under Coventry. Acres, 990. Real property, £2,340. Pop., 171. Houses, 47. The property is divided among a few. Some of the inhabitants are ribbon weavers. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £162. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is very good. There is a charity school.

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, a parish in the liberty of the city of Coventry, union of Foleshill, Warwickshire; 4½ miles north-east from Coventry. Living, a vicarage, not in charge, formerly in the archd. of Coventry, and dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Worcester; rated in the parliamentary returns at £12 4s.; gross income £79. In the patronage of the Crown. There is a daily school here. In 1719, the Rev. John Million left property for building a school for poor children of Anstey and Shilton. The number of children attending the school is about 40. The Oxford canal passes through this parish; and the Birmingham and Derby Junction railway. Pop., in 1801, 189; in 1831, 268. Houses 57. Acres 990. A. P. £1,708. Poor rates, in 1837, £209.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Anstey, 4 m. N.E. Coventry. P. 224

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


  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Foleshill
  • Probate Court: Post-1836 – Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory), Pre-1837 – Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Coventry
  • Poor Law Union: Foleshill
  • Hundred: Knightlow
  • Province: Canterbury

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