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Frederick Llewellyn

Outfitter, Town Councillor & Mayor

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Updated: 14 October 2009
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DEATH NOTICE: see the Master's Office, Cape Town, No 3452/61.
OBITUARY: see the Daily Dispatch, 15.8.1961.

Frederick Llewellyn was the son of Edwin Gregg. He was born in Tredegar (Wales) in 1881.

He came to South Africa with his family in 1882, settling in King William's Town and later at East London.

He became a gentleman's outfitter and later started his own business as an exporter. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Beach Pavilion Company and served for a time as honorary secretary for the East London Institute.

In 1929 he represented East London on the Cape Provincial Council.

Gregg was elected to the Town Council unopposed for Ward 2 in November 1906 and was re-elected in 1908, 1911 and 1914 -- although at the latter election he gained only a two vote majority over David Davidson.

He remained on the Council until September 1916, serving three terms as Deputy Mayor in 1908, 1909 and 1912. He was elected Mayor in February 1914, an office he would hold until September 1916.

Gregg died of a heart attack in Cape Town on 14 August 1961, at the age of 80, and was buried at East London.

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