The name Anelay is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when a family lived at Ansley
, and Annersley
. The surname Anelay was originally derived from the Old English name Ansleah.
Early Origins of the Anelay family
The surname Anelay was first found in Oxfordshire
where the family held a family seat
at Bletchington. "Ralph, surnamed Brito de Annesley, living in the second year of Henry II, (1156,) is assumed to have been son of Richard of Annesley, in the county of Nottingham
, mentioned in the Domesday Survey
. The estate continued in the Annesleys till the death of John de Annesley, Esq., in 1437, when it went to an heiress to the Cahworths." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"Areley Castle [in Upper Areley, Staffordshire], the seat of the late Earl of Mountnorris, who, when Viscount Valentia, published his interesting travels in the east, is now the residence of his nephew, A. L. Annesley, Esq., who succeeded to his English and Irish estates." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Anelay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anelay research.Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1585, 1660, 1614, 1686, 1673, 1682, 1655, 1701, 1681, 1701, 1689, 1727, 1620, 1696, 1645, 1690, 1674, 1701, 1676, 1710, 1677, 1737, 1710, 1716, 1606, 1585, 1660, 1606, 1693, 1761, 1744, 1816, 1770, 1844, 1793, 1816, 1808 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Anelay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Anelay Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Anelay family name include Annesley, Annesly, Annisley, Annisly, Annersley, Annersly, Anesly and many more.
Early Notables of the Anelay family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Francis Annesley, 1st Baron
Mountnorris and 2nd Viscount Valentia (1585-1660), an English statesman; Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey PC
(1614-1686), Irish-born, statesman, President of the Council of State and Treasurer of the Navy, Lord Privy Seal (1673 to 1682); and his son, Richard Annesley, 3rd Baron
Altham (1655-1701), Dean of Exeter
(1681-1701); Arthur Annesley, 4th Baron... Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anelay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Anelay family to Ireland
Some of the Anelay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 240 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Anelay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Anelay surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Annesley who settled in Barbados in 1669; Robert Annesley who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806; John Anesley who arrived in North Carolina in 1701.
The Anelay Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtutis amore
Motto Translation: Through love to virtue.
Anelay Family Crest Products
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.