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MAYORS AND COUNCILLORS OF THAMES


First Mayor and Councillors of Thames, 1874

Mayor: William DAVIES
Councillors:
Arthur ANTHONY, 1874-75
John BROWN, 1874-75
John BUTT, 1874-76
William DAVIES ,1874-75
Louis EHRENFRIED, 1874-75;1876-77;1878-79
Richard KENNAN, 1874-75
James KILGOUR, 1874-75;1876-78;1884-85
James RENSHAW, 1874-75;1876-77;1884-85;1887-88;1891-92
John WILSON, 1874-76;1878-79;1881-82;1884-85

William Davies was the sole nominee for Mayor and was elected unanimously. Mr Dean was appointed secretary pending public advertisement of the position of town clerk.
At the May (1874) meeting of council, the following appointments were made:
Town Clerk and Treasurer: Mr F. C. DEAN
Surveyor (now the position of Borough Engineer): Mr K. MacFARLAND
Foreman of Works: Mr Thomas RAWDON
Rate Collector: Mr HONISS
Health Officer: Mr J. J. B. MASON
Valuers: Messrs GUDGEON and J. CRAIG
Solicitor: Mr J. TYLER
Night Watchman: Mr J. GRAHAM

As it was necessary to have a Borough seal, it was decided to advertise for designs, with a prize of 5 for the one accepted. The winner was Mr PULLEIN. Council accepted his design but not his motto which was "The more we are crushed the more we yield".

Captain William Davies
First Mayor of Thames




MAYORS OF THAMES

William DAVIES, 1874-75
J.E. MacDONALD, 1875-76
James KILGOUR, 1877-78
William McCULLOUGH, 1878-79
Louis EHRENFRIED, 1879-1880
William WILKINSON, 1880-1882
William FRASER, 1882-1887
Alexander BRODIE, 1887-88
William CARPENTER, 1888-89
James McGOWAN, 1889; 1892-93
James McANDREW, 1889-90;1890-91
James RENSHAW, 1891-92
Thomas RADFORD, 1893-97
William SCOTT, 1897-98
Henry James GREENSLADE, 1898-1900
Francis TREMBATH, 1900-05
Archibald BURNS, 1905-09
Frank Henry CLAXTON, 1909-1910
Henry LOWE, 1910-1919
Ernest Napier MILLER, 1919-1923
Thomas William RHODES, 1923-27
William BONGARD, 1927-37
Sidney ENSOR, M.B.E., 1931-59
Wallace Colin Thomas BRUNTON, 1959 -.

J. E. MacDonald



Dr James Kilgour



William McCullough



Louis Ehrenfried



Colonel William Fraser



Alexander Brodie



James Renshaw



Thomas Radford



William Scott



Henry James Greenslade



Francis Trembath



Archibald Burns



Frank Henry Claxton



Henry Lowe



Ernest Napier Miller



William Bongard



Sidney Ensor M.B.E.

Wallace C. T. Brunton
Note: We are missing photos of some of the Mayors. Please contact us if you can help us to fill the gaps.



FURTHER INFORMATION




Colonel William Fraser,
Mayor of Thames, Magistrate and Warden.
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COUNCILLORS OF THAMES

Arthur ANTHONY, 1874-75
John BROWN, 1874-75
John BUTT, 1874-76
William DAVIES, 1874-75
Louis EHRENFRIED, 1874-75; 1876-77; 1878-79
Richard KENNAN, 1874-75
James KILGOUR, 1874-75; 1876-78; 1884-85
James RENSHAW, 1874-75; 1876-77; 1884-85; 1887-88; 1891-92
John WILSON, 1874-76; 1878-79; 1881-82; 1884-85.
William ROWE, 1874-75; 1878-79
Duncan McNAB, 1874-75
John GIBBONS, 1875-76.
John Edwin McDONALD, 1875-77
John READ, 1876-77
Alfred PRICE, 1877-79
James McCOWAN, 1877-79;1880-81; 1883-84; 1886-87; 1889-90; 1892-94
Robert GRAHAM, 1878-79
William James SPEIGHT, 1878-79; 1880-81; 1883-84
John Ernest HANSEN, 1878-79
George Nathanial BRASSEY, 1878-79
James Milne MENNIE, 1878-79; 1880-81; 1883-84
James MARSHALL, 1879-80
Samuel BAWDEN, 1879-80; 1882-83; 1885-86
John OSBORNE 1879-80; 1882-83
William WILKINSON, 1880-81
Thomas VEALE, 1881-82
William McCULLOUGH, 1881-82
William CARPENTER, 1882-83; 1888-89
William MURDOCH, 1884-85
Alexander HUME, 1884-85
James McANDREW, 1884-86; 1887-88; 1889-91
Robert FARRELL, 1884-85
Francis CHAPPELL, 1884-85
Theodore WOOD, 1884-85; 1886-87; 1889-90; 1892-93; 1895-96; 1898-99; 1901-02; 1903-04
William FRASER, 1884-87
William DOUGLAS, 1885-86
John DANBY, 1885-86
Thomas RADFORD, 1885-86; 1888-89; 1891-92; 1893-96; 1897-98; 1901-02; 1903-04
William Douglas REID, 1886-87
Thomas Henry CRAWFORD, 1887-88
Alexander BRODIE, 1887-88
Harold Lucien KOEFORD, 1888-89; 1891-92
Robert COMER, 1888-89; 1891-92; 1894-95
William Henry POTTS, 1889-90; 1892-93
Robert WILSON, 1890-91
George PRICE, 1890-91
Thomas BROWN, 1890-91; 1893-94
Henry William MOORE. 1891-92
Francis TREMBATH, 1892-94; 1898-99; 1900-01; 1903-05
Robert Robertson MENZIES, 1893-94; 1896-97; 1900-02
William DAVEY, 1893-94; 1896-97; 1899-1900; 1901-02
William SCOTT, 1894-95; 1896-98; 1900-01; 1903-04; 1905-06; 1907-08; 1909-10
David STEWART, 1894-95
Joseph Michael FOY, 1894-95; 1896-97; 1899-1900
Mathias WHITEHEAD, 1895-96
John William POULGRAIN, 1895-96; 1898-99; 1901-02; 1903-04; 1905-06
William Henry BUICK, 1896-97
George Smeaton CLARK, 1896-97
Henry James GREENSLADE, 1899-1901
William Henry LUCAS, 1899-1900; 1905-06; 1907-08; 1909-10; 1911-14; 1915-17; 1917-21
Joseph ROBERTS, 1900-01
William John DEEBLE, 1900-02
James McGowan LOUGHLIN, 1901-02; 1903-04
William BURTON, 1901-02
Archibald BURNS, 1901-02; 1903-04; 1906-08
John MUIR, 1902-04
Samuel HETHERINGTON, 1902-04; 1914-15; 1921-25
George COMER, 1903-04; 1905-06; 1907-08; 1909-10
John Edward ENSOLL, 1904-05
Edward James MILNES, 1904-06; 1907-08
Ernest DEEBLE, 1907-08; 1909-10; 1911-13
George GRAHAM, 1905-06; 1907-08
Henry LOWE, 1905-06; 1907-08
William TAYLOR, 1905-06; 1907-08; 1909-10
Heta Rewiti STEWART, 1908-09
John ROWE, 1909-10; 1911-14; 1917-23
George WARNE, 1909-10; 1911-14; 1915-19
James THOMAS, 1909-10
Edward TURNBULL, 1909-10
Frank Henry CLAXTON, 1907-08; 1910-14; 1919-21
George LAPRAIK, 1911-13
William John McCORMICK, 1911-13
George Henry CRIBB, 1911-14; 1915-17
George William HORN, 1911-14
John COAKLEY, 1913-14; 1915-19
Alfred Samuel ENSOR, 1913-14; 1915-19
Alfred Williamson SAWYER, 1913-14; 1915-17
William BONGARD, 1914-17; 1923-27
George CULLEN, 1915-19
William James HOSKING, 1915-19
Sidney ENSOR, M.B.E., 1917-1923; 1925-31; 1962-65; 1968-71
James Edward HARDMAN 1918-25
Sidney Charles MUIR, 1919-21; 1927-32; 1936-44
Thomas DERRICK, 1919-25
Harold EADDY, 1919-25
Charles Edward BILLMAN, 1919-23
Augustus CHRISTIE, 1919-27
Daniel MACKAY, 1919-27
Joseph MORLEY, 1919-32; 1937-44
Walter John CROPP, 1919-23; 1927-29
George WOOD, 1921-23
Henry Robertson BUSH, 1921-32; 1932-41
John Henry ALLEN, 1923-27
Ernest Napier MILLER, 1923-25
Charles William POTTERTON, 1925-29
Andrew John WHITESIDE, 1925-27
Cyrus Samuel DONOVAN, 1925-31, 1932-36
Alfred George Thomas BRYAN, 1927-31
Robert COX, 1927-31
James Arthur BRIGGS, 1929-32
John GALLOWAY, 1929-32
James Henry HODGE, 1931-32
Charles Thomas FEARN, 1931-32
Charles Jackson GARLAND, 1932-37
Cornelius Herbert COAKLEY, 1941-47; 1947-50; (Deputy Mayor 1947-50)
Herbert Francis PURNELL, 1941-47; 1947-50
James William ARBURY, 1944-47
Denis GANLEY, 1944-47; 1947-52
Thomas John COLWILL, 1947-59; 1968-70
Stanley Leonard DANBY, 1947-56; (Deputy Mayor 1950-56)
Albert John DICKSON, 1947-53
Philip Owen DOWNES, 1947-50
Trevlyn Ernest MILLER, 1947-54
George William MOORE, 1947-49
Grenville Wm R. H. PURCHASE, 1949-50
Arthur Colin ESPINER, 1950-59; 1962- (Deputy Mayor 1968-)
Charles Raymond McPHAIL, 1950-53
Richard James ROLFE, 1950-59; (Deputy Mayor 1956-59)
Frank Edward JACKSON, 1950-53
Keith Herbert PURNELL, 1952-56
Wallace Colin Thomas BRUNTON, 1953-55; 1956-59; (Mayor 1959-)
George COSGROVE, 1953-55
Alan Stuart TWENTYMAN, 1953-55
Stanley Arthur SANDERS, 1954-56
James John HOGAN, 1955-61
Edward Harold WILSON, 1955-56
Douglas Eph WRIGHT, 1955-56
Claude Russell HILL Jnr., 1956-59
George William Fisher PRICE, 1956-62 (Deputy Mayor 1959-62)
Jas. William Mark SUMMERS, 1956-59
Donald Alexander WILSON, 1956-68
Kenneth Henry BROWNLEE, 1959-65
Harold Bennett CHALTON, 1959-62
Frederick George CROSBIE, 1959-65
Ralph Sinclair MACKEY, 1959-71 (Deputy Mayor 1962-65)
Stephen John PRICE, 1959-
Donald STEWART, 1959-62
William Allison KELLY, 1962-68; (Deputy Mayor 1965-68)
Ronald RANDALL, 1962-68
Colin John RICHARDSON, 1965-68
Colvin Laidlaw ROBERTSON, 1965-
Brian Kenneth ROWE, 1965-68
Clive Edward WISHART, 1968-
William Nowell HAIGH, 1968-
Brian Alan MALONE, 1968-
Leonard John BRADDOCK, 1971-
Graham John ROBINSON, 1971-
William Edgar Peter WEBB, 1971-


Note: The above were part of an Advisory Committee during the period of Commissioner control, 1932-1947.

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