The village dates back to the 11th century. The first reference to the settlement comes from 1333 (Jezthe). It belonged to Felician Zach and later on passed to the Méhy family. In 1427, the village was mentioned under the name Lesthe as a property of the Lórántffys. Later, it belonged to the Eger Abbey and to zeman family Vécsey. From 1938 to 1945, it belonged to Hungary under the First Vienna Award.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1761-1896 (parish B)
- Reformated church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1769-1858 (parish B)
- Surnames of living people in Jestice
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