Stewart, Colonel William (1769 - 1854)

Born: Scotland

Retired officer, resident of Mount Pleasant, Bathurst; formerly Lieutenant-Governor of NSW under Governor's Brisbane and Darling.


Career Highlights

Colonel William Stewart was sent to NSW in 1821 with the 3rd Regiment, having served in the West Indies and the Peninsula, and held the position of lieutenant-governor until 1827, when he joined his regiment in India. His estate at Mount Pleasant, Bathurst, was granted by Govenor Darling in 1826. Stewart retired a Major General and returned to NSW in 1832 to live at Mount Pleasant, where he died in April 1854.


ADB, s.v. "Stewart, William", by T. Barker, 2:482-83.