Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Ferguson Stewart
Designation: Architect
Born: 2 August 1917
Died: Late 1979
Bio Notes: William Ferguson Stewart was born on 2 August 1917, the youngest son of John Stewart, architect, Lanark and his wife Margaret Isabella Henry and younger brother of John Henry Fraser Stewart. He studied at Glasgow School of Architecture from October 1935, and took the final exam at Glasgow University in October 1939. He then gained practical experience, possibly in his father's firm, before joining H M Forces during the Second World War; he was posted in the Middle East. He was admitted ARIBA on 16 May 1944, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, William James Smith and Alexander T Scott.

He was married twice and at some point lived in Welwyn Garden City. His membership of the RIBA ceased in 1976, at which point he was based in Kimpton, Hertfordshire.

He died sometime between October and December 1979 in Hastings, Sussex.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, EnglandBusiness   
Item 2 of 4Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1920s  
Item 3 of 4Whitehouse, Abington, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1944 *  
Item 4 of 43, High Street, Kimpton, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1976  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes16 May 1944for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alexander Thomson Scott16 May 1944for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith16 May 1944for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from descendant Lesley Bousbaine
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8362 (combined box 208)