George Vesey Stewart, OBE

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George Vesey Stewart, OBE

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brighton, Sussex, England (United Kingdom)
Death: March 03, 1920 (88)
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Katikati, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Mervyn Stewart, JP and Frances Stewart
Husband of Alice Amelia Ellen Stewart and Margaret Torrens Stewart
Father of Reginald Stuart Stewart; Kathleen Norah Stein; Emily Charlotte Sophia Surtees; Mervyn Archdale Stewart; George Vesey Stewart, Jnr. and 7 others
Brother of John Archdale Stewart; Mervyn Stewart; Barbara Frances Moutray; Phoebe Julia Hornidge; Mary Gledstanes and 2 others

Find A Grave ID: 20566385
Immigration to New Zealand: Mongol, 13 February 1874
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About George Vesey Stewart, OBE

George Vesey Stewart (MBE, JP) was born in Brighton, Sussex, England on 3 October 1831. He was christened there on 20 January 1832. Stewart was elected the first Mayor of Tauranga in 1882. He had arrived in New Zealand in 1874 searching for suitable land to create a new settlement, his 'Ulster Plantation' which was eventually located in Katikati. It is believed that he enticed over 4,000 people to settle in New Zealand. Extensive information about Stewart can be found in the book, The Pioneers, Settlers and Families of Katikati and District (2012) by Christine Clement and Ellen McCormack. An additional biography by Ellen McCormack and edited by Debbie McCauley can be found at this link: http://tauranga.kete.net.nz/katikati_history/topics/show/123.

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George Vesey Stewart, OBE's Timeline

1831
October 3, 1831
Brighton, Sussex, England
1832
January 20, 1832
Brighton, Sussex, England
1857
August 1, 1857
Moneymore, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

STEWART – On the 1st inst., at Moneymore, the wife of George Vesey Stewart, Esq., of a daughter (Londonderry Sentinel) (Artrea Parish, Cos. Tyrone & Londonderry (inc. Moneymore), Northern Ireland, Birth Announcements 1816-69, August 7 1857) https://cotyroneireland.com/births/artrea.html

1859
January 3, 1859
Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

January 3, at Martray House, Ballygawley, the wife of GEORGE VESEY STEWART, ESQ., of a son (Ballygawley & Errigal Keerogue Parish Births Annnouncments 1838-69, January 14 1859) https://www.cotyroneireland.com/births/BallygawleyErrigalKeerogue.html

1861
March 7, 1861
Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Ireland

March 7, at Lisbeg, Ballygawley, the wife of GEORGE VESEY STEWART, ESQ., of a son (Ballygawley & Errigal Keerogue Parish Births Annnouncments 1838-69, March 15 1861) https://www.cotyroneireland.com/births/BallygawleyErrigalKeerogue.html

1862
November 25, 1862
Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Ireland

At Lisbeg, Ballygawley, the wife of GEORGE VESEY STEWART, ESQ., of a son (Ballygawley & Errigal Keerogue Parish Births Annnouncments 1838-69, December 5 1862) https://www.cotyroneireland.com/births/BallygawleyErrigalKeerogue.html

1864
March 28, 1864
Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Ireland

March 28, at Lisbeg, Ballygawley, the wife of GEORGE VESEY STEWART, ESQ., J.P., of a daughter (Ballygawley & Errigal Keerogue Parish Births Annnouncments 1838-69, April 1 1864) https://www.cotyroneireland.com/births/BallygawleyErrigalKeerogue.html

1865
November 22, 1865
Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

November 22, at Lisbeg, Ballygawley, the wife of GEORGE VESEY STEWART, ESQ., of a daughter (Ballygawley & Errigal Keerogue Parish Births Annnouncments 1838-69, November 28 1865) https://www.cotyroneireland.com/births/BallygawleyErrigalKeerogue.html

1866
December 11, 1866
Durham, England