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Robert Tudhope

Farmer, Woolwasher & Town Councillor

Keith Tankard
Updated: 14 October 2009
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DEATH NOTICE: see the Cape Archives, MOOC 6/9/696, No 2081.
OBITUARY: see the Daily Dispatch, 24.7.1912.

Robert Graham Tudhope was born in Grahamstown in September 1843.

He learnt farming near Alice but joined his brothers in business in King William's Town. After some years he left them and went farming on his own near Blaney, but came to East London in 1886 and started a woolwash near Scenery.

He was elected to the Town Council in September 1888 for Ward 2 and was re-elected in February 1890 but was forced to resign when it was found that his rates were in arrears. He won another seat in April 1890 but resigned in January 1892.

Tudhope eventually returned to farming at Toise River but in the early 1890s became paralysed and returned to East London.

He died on 21 July 1912, at the age of 69.

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