Robert Sankey Stevelly was Beverley Golf Club captain in 1895.
Robert was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1845. He was the son of Professor John Stevelly who was professor of Natural Philosophy at Queen’s University, Belfast. Robert obtained a BA at Peterhouse College Cambridge University graduating in 1868. In the 1871 census he appears as an assistant teacher at a boarding school in Aldenham, Hertfordshire.
In 1881, Robert was lodging in Magdala Terrace, Beverley with the family of Captain William Brown. He was now a schools inspector and he is mentioned in the school log of Bishop Burton School during the 1890’s.
By the time of the 1891 census he had married Susan Stephenson in 1884 and they lived in New Walk. By 1901, Robert and his wife, Susan, had moved to Hampstead where he was employed as a School Board Inspector. By 1911 Robert had retired to Hessle. He died in March 1916 at the age of 71. His widow Susan died three months later.