Matthew Vesty

Maleabout 1846–2 June 1936

Brief Life History of Matthew

When Matthew Vesty was born about 1846, his father, Samuel Vesty, was 25 and his mother, Mary Smith, was 29. He married Mary Watson Catanach in 1874, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 2 June 1936, in New Zealand, at the age of 91, and was buried in Hastings Cemetery and Crematorium, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

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Matthew Vesty
Mary Watson Catanach
Marriage: 1874
Margaret Vesty
Mary Gow Vesty
David Vesty
Louisa Vesty
Jessie Vesty
Matthew Vesty
Sidney Vesty
Alice Vesty
James Vesty
Rubina Vesty
Flora Dorothy Vesty
Leslie Leonard Vesty

Sources (13)

  • Matthew Vesty, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Matthew Vesty, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Matthew Vesty in entry for Rubina Vesty, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1874New Zealand
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)

    1846 · The First Constitution Act

    Age 0

    The New Zealand Constitution Act was passed to grant self-government of the Colony of New Zealand, but it was never fully implemented. This act was a part of the New Zealand constitution until it was repealed in 1852 with a updated New Zealand Constitution Act. 


    Age 12

    Province: Hawke's Bay Province was founded in 1858 as a province of New Zealand, after being separated from the Wellington Province following a meeting in Napier in February 1858. The Province was abolished in 1876 along with all other provinces in New Zealand. It was replaced with a Provincial District.


    Age 30

    Called a County from 1876 to 1989. Local government has gone through three principal phases with different structures: the provincial era, from 1853 to 1876; the counties and boroughs system from 1876 until 1989; and the current system of regions, cities and districts.

    Name Meaning

    English: probably a variant of Vasey with intrusive -t- ( compare Lenfestey ). The 14th-century Poll Tax forms cited below may be early examples or may represent misreadings of orthographically similar -t- for -c-.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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