Robert Vescys was born in Norfolk, England in 1827. He lived in Raglan Street, Waterloo and died here on 4 October 1880. Vescys was buried in the Old Wesleyan Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He was married to Flora Robertson (1829-92) in 1850 in Surry Hills, there were 6 sons and 4 daughters of the marriage (including son George, who took over the business when Robert Vescys died in 1880).
Occupation & interests
Robert Vescys conducted his business as a Commission Agent at 29 King Street, Sydney. He was the President of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society of Australia for a number of years in the 1870s.
During Vescys’ 1880 mayoralty, competitive designs were invited for new council chambers on the corner of Elizabeth and Kellick Streets, Waterloo.
Local government service
Robert Vescys was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1879-80. He was mayor in 1880 but died in office.
‘Municipal and shire election results’, Freeman’s Journal, 22 February 1879, p. 18, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/110562969
‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 June 1880, p.1, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13461838