Sir William Ewart, 1st Baronet
Ewart was the son of William Ewart of Sydenham Park County Down. He was educated at the Belfast Academy. He was a linen manufacturer and merchant and became president of the Irish Linen Trade Association. In 1859 he was mayor of Belfast and was also some time a member of the Belfast Local Marine Board. He was a magistrate for Antrim and Belfast.
Ewart was Member of Parliament (MP) for Belfast from 1878 until the constituency was divided under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and then for the Northern Division of Belfast until his death, at which point Sir Edward Harland, Bt. was elected unopposed. Ewart was created a baronet on 13 September 1887, of Glenmachan House, in the parish of Holywood in the County of Down and of Glenbank, in the parish of Belfast in the County of Antrim.
Ewart married Isaella Kelso Mathewson daughter of Lavene Mathewson of Newtownstewart, County Tyrone.
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- Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881
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- "Obituary: Sir Edward Harland MP". The Times newspaper. Encyclopedia-Titanica. 25 December 1895. Retrieved 31 March 2008.
- "No. 25738". The London Gazette. 13 September 1887. p. 4941.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Ewart
Samuel Gibson Getty
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William Quartus Ewart
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