Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Dewar
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1860
Died: 25 February 1933
Bio Notes: William Dewar was born about 1860 in Monimail, Fife, the son of Thomas Dewar, gardener, and his wife Elizabeth B Dewar.

Dewar is recorded as an architect in Inverness in the 1881 Census but emigrated to South Africa about 1883-1884. On 1 January 1904 he joined the Scots emigre George William Smith in Port Elizabeth as Smith & Dewar and remained in Port Elizabeth for the rest of his career.

He died in South Africa on 25 February 1933 aged 72. He was married to Florence Lydia (nee Berry).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Ballifary Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate1881 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Smith & Dewarc. 1880c. 1900Partner 
Item 2 of 3Smith, Son & Dewarc. 1900 Partner 
Item 3 of 3Smith Sons & Dewarc. 1910(?) Partner 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of Website of artefacts, for the recording of South African buildings 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Census records onlineCensuses