Anisley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Anisley has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived at Ansley in Warwickshire, and Annersley in Northumberland. The surname Anisley was originally derived from the Old English name Ansleah.

Early Origins of the Anisley family

The surname Anisley 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." [1]

"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." [2]

Important Dates for the Anisley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anisley 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 Anisley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Anisley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Anisley have been found, including Annesley, Annesly, Annisley, Annisly, Annersley, Annersly, Anesly and many more.

Early Notables of the Anisley 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...
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Migration of the Anisley family to Ireland

Some of the Anisley 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.

Anisley migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Anisley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jonathan Anisley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849 [3]
  • Elizabeth Anisley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849 [3]
  • William Anisley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASIATIC 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Asiatic.htm
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