William VESEY1

b. April 1737, d. May 1812
Father*William Wankford VESEY
Note*William VESEY of Hintlesham

TIMELINE of Wm. VESEY 1737-1812
Wm. baptised 1737 Thorpe le Soken
married 1763 Elizabeth (widow Alston) Harridge
7 children born 1764-1781 Thorpe le Soken
Inherited 1778 Pilgrim Farm Flowton and Elmsett (Hardwick)
takes lease for 7 years of Thorpe Cross Farm 1781(Thorpe le Soken)
and at Sible Hedingham 1790 surgeon and Apothecary circa 1800-18xx Bures or neighbourhood

Wm. VESEY 1737-1812

-William Vesey born April 01, 1737 at Hintlesham, Suffolk, married May 19,
1763, Elizabeth (Elizabeth was known at the time of her marriage as the
Widow Alston as she was previously married to Thomas Alston, surgeon)
Harridge at Thorpe.

-William (1737) was a surgeon (as was his father, William Wankford Vesey who
was bapt. at Wethersfield but Later was known as "from Hintlesham")

-William and Elizabeth produced 7 children between 1764-1781 all were born
at Thorpe le Soken.

-Their first son William becomes a maltster bapt. July 24, 1764 at Thorpe. I was interested to read about The Maltings on Thorpe le Soken's web site. William would have apprenticed a little earlier as it says The Maltings were built between 1874 and 1878. Was there a previous malting business in the area before the railway was established?

-William (1737) inherited 1778 Pilgrim Farm, Flowton and Elmsett (proprietor
Lydia Hardwick widow of Martin Hardwick whose grand daughter Marianne
married Davey Vesey grandson of William Vesey1737 and Elizabeth)

-Wm. takes lease for 7 years of Thorpe Cross Farm 1781

-Wm.? living out of county bet. June 29 - 30, 1790 Residence: Essex, William of Sible Hedingham. Holding Freehold at Flowton.

-Wm.(1764) and Sarah Ward - The1790 Suffolk Poll book lists the following: William Vesey living at Thorpe and owns Freehold at Flowton.

-Wm. (1737)-surgeon and Apothecary 1800-1812 Bures or neighbourhood

-Wm (1737)-surgeon of Gt. Holland, died 1812.

-Concerning the name Vesey, there is Vesey's Farm to be seen in the adjacent parish (All Saints) of Great Holland.
-No listing in the Gt Holland burial Reg for Wm V 1812

-originally had an 29 Aug 1812 death date for Wm V but can't find source???
-NBI has Wm V buried Beaumont cum Moze Essex 14 May 1812

Oct. 1762 Advertised - all persons indebted to him - late of East Bergholt - enquire of William Veasey, Surgeon, at Thorpe, Essex. (4)
Jun. 1767 Exonerated at Thorpe of having had any responsibility for Miss King - after inoculation. Hall and his children have been cured by Veasey after having been deserted in grevious condition by the man who inoculated them. (119)
Feb. 1861(typo=1761) Advertisement: 'To be Lett - House at East Bergholt now in the occupation of William Veasey, Surgeon'. (4)

(4) Ipswich Journal or Weekly Mercury. Weekly local newspaper published from 1720-a few issues missing.
(119) Dr J Penfold-retired consultant pathologist and medical historian supplied a considerable amount of material which has been used in this work. He wrote the Essex County Hospital, Colchester, published by J Penfold, 1984.

Occupation*He was (an unknown value) at Surgeon. 
Birth*He was born in April 1737 at Hintlesham Sfk.2 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth HARRIDGE, daughter of David HARRIDGE and Elizabeth DAVIE, on 19 May 1763 at St Michael's Church, Thorpe le Soken, Essex.3,2 
Death*William VESEY died in May 1812 at Gt Holland Sfk at age 75.2 
Burial*He was buried on 14 May 1812 at St Leonard's Church, Beaumont cum Moze, Essex.2,4 


Elizabeth HARRIDGE b. December 1733, d. March 1811
Last Edited18 Dec 2007


  1. Will of David Harridge 1807 n.pub.,.
  2. David Vesey (Harridge descendant) n.pub.,.
  3. Yvonne Szwedyc (HARRIDGE descendant) n.pub.,.
  4. National Burial Index n.pub.,.