Llewellyn Preston Williams

Pharmaceutical Chemist

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1887 1910
Mayor Waterloo 1890 1891
Mayor Waterloo 1896 1896
Mayor Waterloo 1901 1901
  • Waterloo Alderman Llewellyn Preston Williams, 1908 (City of Sydney Archives A-00033308)

Family background

Llewellyn Preston Williams was born in 1853 in Wrexham, Wales, son of William R Williams and wife Mary. He married Mary Ann Harden (1861-1936) in Waterloo on 11 December 1883 and they had six children. Llewellyn Preston Williams lived at 51 and 57 Botany Road, Waterloo. He died on 7 March 1935 at Manly, aged 81 years, and he was buried in Manly Cemetery. Llewellyn Preston Williams left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £8,401.

Occupation & interests

Llewellyn Preston Williams was a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of NSW for many years.

Community activity

He was President of the Waterloo Ladies Relief Society 1898 and a member of the City Railway Extension League. As Mayor he distributed prizes at the Waterloo Ragged School 1890. Llewellyn Preston Williams was a justice of the peace (JP). In 1910 Williams proposed local government officers be brought under the Public Service Act in relation to superannuation and leAvenue of absence. He was hailed as introducing progressive municipalism into Council.

Local government service

Llewellyn Preston Williams was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1887-1910 representing West Ward. He was mayor in 1890-91, 1896 and 1901


‘Municipal Nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 February 1887 p. 3, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13626119

‘Municipal Pensions’, Evening News, 9 September 1910, p.9: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/115261771


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