Robert Vescys

Commission And General Agent

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1879 1880
Mayor Waterloo 1880 1880
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

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.

Community activity

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,

‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 June 1880, p.1,


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