Record

CodeP/0067
Dates1832-1915
Person NameVesey; Francis Gerald (1832-1915); Archdeacon of Huntingdon (1874-1915)
SurnameVesey
ForenamesFrancis Gerald
TitleArchdeacon of Huntingdon (1874-1915)
ActivityFrancis Gerald Vesey (1832-1915) was a senior churchman in the Diocese of Ely for over forty years, predominantly during his occupation of the office of Archdeacon of Huntingdon from 1874-1915. He had worked as a Rector in Huntingdon before that, the town where his family had been based for a long time and were held in high regard. His obituary in the Times noted that one of his principal interests was church music, that he had contributed to its improvement in the county and had served as the Vice-President of the Huntingdon Choral Society. Outside of his career in the church, he was clearly a learned man, earning three degrees including a Doctorate in Law. He also published two books during the 1870s, demonstrating some of his intellectual pursuits. His obituary also indicated that he was closely involved in other local affairs around Huntingdonshire, though it does not specify any particular causes he supported.
RelationshipsFather: Daid Veasey (1791-1871) of Castle Hill House, Huntingdon
Mother: Elizabeth Chapman (1796-1876) of Whitby, Yorkshire
Spouse: Annie Palmer (d.1914), daughter of Rev. George Palmer, Rector of Sullington, Sussex
Children: Hilda Geraldine Vesey (1869-1874)
David Arthur Fitzgerald Vesey (1872-1951) m. Caroline Atholl Oakeley, daughter of Henry Evelyn Oakeley Esq.
Linked entries in the catalogue
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KP150/6/16Inventory for Archdeacon's visitation
KAH/38/5/275/148Archdeacon's visitation
KAH/38/5/275/149Archdeacon's visitation
KAH/38/5/275/144Archdeacon's visitation
KAH/38/5/275/153Archdeacon's visitation
KAH/44/K/33Seal impression of Archdeacon Vesey
KAH/38/5/275/147Archdeacon's visitation
KAH/4/251/16/19Churchwardens' presentment at visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KAH/43/21/fo.28Toseland church before restoration: pen and ink sketch by F.G. Vesey dated 1871
KHP21/25/11Letters from Gerald Vesey, trustee [3 items]
KP58/6/6Inventory of records, plate, vestments, etc (written on back of notice of visitation by Archdeacon, 1911)
KAH/38/16/275/124Letter from Ecclesiastical Commission to Archdeacon Vesey with copy of London Gazette article attached
KED/4169/1/7/218Sale for the Ven. Archdeacon Vesey
KAH/38/5/275/145Archdeacon's visitation
KAH/38/5/275/142Archdeacon's visitation
KAH/4/251/16/24Churchwardens' presentment at visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KAH/38/5/275/141Archdeacon's visitation
KP32/7/7Churchwardens: other records. Notice of Archdeacon's visitation addressed to Churchwardens of Pampisford
KED/4169/1/5/224Sale for Archdeacon Veasey
KHP50/6/7Notes about Snetzler and later organs by H.L. Jackson and Archdeacon Veasey
KP39/6/1Churchwardens: property. Summons to churchwardens to exhibit presentment at archdeacon's visitation, and copy of the presentment
KAH/38/5/275/155Archdeacon's visitation
KHP53/6/1Extract from a charge delivered to the churchwardens of Huntingdon Archdeaconry by Archdeacon Vesey re. the care of churchyards.
KAH/45/2/6Issues of the London Gazette: 21 January 1887, 11 August 1889, 7 April 1914, 12 August 1927 [re. augmentation of archdeacon's income]
KHP46/3/5/2The London Gazette, which includes an Order of Council transferring patronage of All Saints and St. John's parish from David A. Vesey to the Bishop of Ely.
KAH/4/251/3/12Presentment of the churchwardens at the visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, at Huntingdon.
KED/4169/1/3/157Sale for the Ven. Archdeacon Vesey
KBR2/BOX1/23Lease for 14 years at £2 2s 0d pa. Elizabeth Veasey of Huntingdon, widow of David Veasey of Huntingdon, esquire, deceased, and tenant for life of the land under her late husband's will, and Reverend Francis Gerald Vesey of Huntingdon, clerk, devisee in fee in reminder of expectant upon the decease of Elizabeth under the will of the land, to the mayor, etc.
KAH/38/5/275/143Archdeacon's visitation
KAH/4/251/18/18Presentment of the churchwarden at the visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey, Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KHAC4/4023Extracts from reminiscences of David Vesey of Huntingdon (1791-1871), reminescences of Archdeacon F.G. Vesey (1832-1915).
KHP46/25/4/2Letter from Mr. Maule to Archdeacon Vesey concerning payment of part of the income of Richard Fishbourne's charity for 1903 to the local education authority and proposals for the payment of the income for 1905. (12 January 1905), and copy of letters from Archdeacon Vesey to Mr. Maule (10 & 12 January 1905).
KAH/4/251/66/95Presentment of the Churchwardens of Sawtry All Saints at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey MA, Archdeacon of Huntingdon held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday.
KAH/4/251/66/98Presentment of the Churchwardens of Sawtry All Saints with Sawtry St Andrew at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey MA, Archdeacon of Huntingdon held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday.
KAH/4/251/90/18Presentment of the Churchwarden at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey DL, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, held in the parish church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday. 'I present that the Church is very much out of repair, William Sisman'.
KAH/4/251/66/96Presentment of the Churchwardens of Sawtry All Saints at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey MA, Archdeacon of Huntingdon held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday.
KAH/4/251/39/47Bill of Presentment exhibited by the Churchwardens of Hartford at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey, LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday 19 April 1882.
KAH/4/251/66/97Presentment of the Churchwardens of Sawtry All Saints with Sawtry St Andrew at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey MA, Archdeacon of Huntingdon held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday.
KAH/4/251/55/5Bill of presentment of the Churchwardens on Orton Longueville at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey DL, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, at the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday 29 April 1908.
KAH/4/251/59/19Presentment of the Churchwardens of Little Paxton at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, held at the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday 23 April 1884.
KHP46/6/2/20Faculty to erect a memorial tablet of alabaster on the wall of the South aisle of All Saints Church
KWH/1G/500Castle Hill House, Huntingdon
KHP46/30/9/3The Church School pupils with Archdeacon Vesey and Miss Briggs. Mounted.
KAH/4/251/16/18Churchwardens' presentment at visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KHP46/6/1/5Letter from the Bounty Office to Archdeacon Vesey agreeing to the separation of St. John's Chapelry from the Rectory. Endorsement requesting that the chapelry be styled as St. John the Evangelist.
KHP91/6/1/5Circular concerning Archdeacon Vesey's charge on the care of churchyards, given at his last Easter visitation, with 5 copies of the charge.
KHAC5/5307/18/19Slide of Archdeacon Veasey's sketch of the interior of the Floating Church
KAH/26/239/55Mandate for induction: Francis Gerald Vesey LL.D., Rector of Huntingdon All Saints with St Johns: patron, himself Archdeacon
KP20/7/5Churchwardens: Pamphlet by Bishop of Ely on his visitation, open letter and citation to churchwardens, pamphlet on Archdeacon's visitation
KED/4169/1/7/160Sale for the Ven. Archdeacon Vesey
KAH/26/239/58Mandate for induction: John Pycock M.A., Rector of Huntingdon All Saints: patron, Francis Gerald Vesey Archdeacon of Huntingdon, Castle Hill House, Huntingdon.
KHP46/25/3/1Correspondence between Rev. Vesey and the Charity Commissioners relating to the transfer of money belonging to the charity to The Official Trustees of Charitable Funds, as at HP64/25/2/2, with a stock receipt.
KAH/26/242/10Mandate for induction: Walter Richard Gardner M.A., Rector of Huntingdon All Saints & St. John: patron, Ven Francis Gerald Vesey M.A., LLD of Town of Huntingdon Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KAH/26/241/18Mandate for induction: George Agmondisham Vesey M.A., Rector of Sawtry All Saints & Sawtry St. Andrew: patron, Arthur Annesley Viscount Valencia of Bletchingham Park Co. Oxford.
KAH/4/251/76/16Presentment of the Churchwardens of Little Stukeley at the visitation of the Venerable Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday.
KHAC5/5239Copy Trust Deed (photocopy), St Mary's Parish Hall, Huntingdon
KAH/43/1Portrait of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, 1874-1915.
KHP46/6/1/3Conveyance by the Duke of Manchester, Lord Robert Montagu, and Lord Tankerville (Trustees for the Chapel) to Rev. Vesey of St. John's Chapel, in trust to be used for divine worship, as a Chapel of Ease or Church of England School or for any other parochial purposes.
KED/4169/1/1/295Sale for Canon Vesey
KAH/4/251/66/94Presentment of the Churchwardens of Sawtry All Saints at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey MA, Archdeacon of Huntingdon held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday.
KHP46/6/1/6Licence to Rev. Vesey as perpetual curate, St. John's Chapel.
KHAC5/5307/18/18Slide of Archdeacon Veasey's sketch of the exterior of the Floating Church
KAH/43/21Album of photographs of churches
KBR2/BOX2/18Tenancy agreement. Mayor, etc for £30 pa to Earl of Sandwich, Venerable Archdeacon Francis Gerald Vesey, Reverend Walter Richard Gardner of St Mary's Vicarage, Huntingdon, clerk in holy orders, Richard Warne Woolley of Huntingdon, draper, James Marshall of Hartford, brewer, and George Ernest Dixon Brown of Whitwell House, Huntingdon, merchant, the managers of the Boys National School in Huntingdon.
KWH/3G/1660BCastle Hill House and Garden, Huntingdon.
KAH/26Mandates for Induction
KAH/4/251/87/12Presentment of the Churchwardens of Wistow at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey DL, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday, 5 May 1886.
KAH/4/251/66/99Presentment of the Churchwardens of Sawtry All Saints with Sawtry St Andrew at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey MA, Archdeacon of Huntingdon held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday.
KHP46/2/1Extract from Reminiscences, by Archdeacon Vesey, relating to his time at All Saints, with a list of curates, 1858-1873, and including an account of the restoration of the church begun in 1859.
KAH/4/251/76/17Presentment of the Churchwardens of Little Stukeley at the visitation of the Venerable Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday.
KED/4169/1/5/235Sale for Archdeacon Veasey
KAH/4/251/91/48Presentment of the Churchwardens of Yaxley at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, held in the parish church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday.
KAH/4/251/69/58Presentment of the Churchwardens of Somersham at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday
KHP46/6/1/10Correspondence concerning the alleged unsightly buildings erected by Messrs. Thackray and Cross against the wall of the chapel, and complaints to Archdeacon Vesey re. the same, including small sketch plans.
KAH/4/251/76/18Presentment of the Churchwardens of Little Stukeley at the visitation of the Venerable Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday.
KAH/4/251/72/16Presentment of the Churchwardens of Great Staughton at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey DL, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, held in the Parish Church of All Saints Huntingdon. Wednesday 5 May 1886.
KHCP/1/39/56Circular about a proposed reformatory school near Cambridge (from Rev. F. Gerald Vesey, Hon. Sec., 43 Jesus Lane, Cambridge)
KAH/4/251/16/17Churchwardens' presentment at visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KAH/4/251/23/15Presentment of the churchwardens exhibited at the visitation of the Venerable Francis Gerald Vesey, Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KAH/4/251/3/11Presentment of the churchwardens at the visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, at Huntingdon.
KAH/4/251/16/22Churchwardens' presentment at visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KAH/4/251/18/17Presentment of the churchwarden at the visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey, Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KAH/4/251/18/16Presentment of the churchwarden at the visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey, Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KHP46/6/1/2Correspondence between Rev. Veasey and various interested parties concerning the chapel left in Lady O.B. Sparrow's will to certain Trustees, whose assent is required for Rev. Veasey's plan to have the chapel conveyed to the Rectory so that it may be applied to parochial purposes.
KAH/26/239/37Mandate for induction: Herbert Mather M.A., Rector of Huntingdon All Saints with St Johns: patron, Francis Gerald Vesey Archdeacon of Huntingdon
KWH/3G/1660Castle Hill House and Garden, Huntingdon.
KHINCH/11/K/193Parishes of All Saints and St. John, Huntingdon
KAH/23Visitation Books
KWH/1G/169BSt Mary's Mothers' Group
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/4/60Conveyance of Freeholds and Covenant to Surrender Copyholds, for freehold and copyhold lands in Offord Darcy, Huntingdonshire, including lands in Top, Middle and Further Red Lands
KWH/1G/117The Archdeaconry Library, Huntingdon
KWH/2G/204The interior of All Saints Church Huntingdon
KHP61/6/4/5Bundle of letters from contributors to the Appeal Restoration Fund
KAH/38/5/275/146Archdeacon's visitation
KAH/38/5/275/152Archdeacon's visitation
KAH/4/251/16/23Churchwardens' presentment at visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KHP46/25/8/3Two letters from D. Vesey and from the Board of Education to Rev. Latham, giving an unofficial opinion that Rev. Latham's position in the matter of management of the schools is weak. (5 and 7 August, 1925). Extracts from HP46/25/8/1-2 made by Rev. Latham, undated. Letter from John Rawlinson to Rev. Latham advising him to wait until the Vicar of St. Mary's makes a claim for the
KP153/6/5Letter to the rector stating that the churchwardens should present themselves to the Archdeacon to be admitted to office, and that Teversham is exempt from the Archdeacon's jurisdiction for the purpose of granting marriage licences
KHAC2/2380/15Offprint of a lecture by Archdeacon Vesey on History of Antiquities of Huntingdon delivered on 21st Feb 1889
KAH/4/251/16/20Churchwardens' presentment at visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KAH/4/251/16/21Churchwardens' presentment at visitation of Francis Gerald Vesey LLD, Archdeacon of Huntingdon.
KAH/26/238/117Mandate for induction: Francis Gerald Vesey M.A., Rector of Huntingdon All Saints: patron, Queen Victoria.
KAH/23/6Visitation book.
KPH/DC/197'St Marys Mothers' Union group
KWH/3G/2031Proclamation of King Edward VII, Market Hill, Huntingdon.
KHP46/6/1/8Envelope containing receipts for renovation and supply of the Chapel (1866-1887); receipt of the Bounty Office of £200 from Archdeacon Vesey to augment the Chapel's benefice (2 Apr. 1879); correspondence relating to request by Socrates Lodge No. 373, Huntingdon, to buy or lease the Chapel. (1918-1919) (6 items); Letter from the Bounty Office to Rev. Latham requesting information as to the nature of his living, with reference to the chapel (12 Aug. 1924).
KHP46/6/2/19Coloured sketches for Rev. Vesey by John Ladds, London, with alternatives for decoration of the vestry.
KWH/1G/169ASt Mary's Mothers' Union Group
KHP61/6/4/13Correspondence and other papers concerning the restoration works to the chancel
KAHArchdeaconry of Huntingdon
KMAN1/A/17/4/9/7Petition against the re-establishment of Race Meetings on Portholme
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