Engineer, of Derry City. Abraham McCausland Stewart, third son of Abraham Harvey Stewart, secretary to the Belfast Port and Harbour Commissioners, and a younger brother of CHARLES EDWARD STEWART , was born in 1857. He studied engineering at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating BA and BAI in 1879. After working as an assistant to Thomas C. Rayner on the Banbridge extension of the Great Northern Railway of Ireland, 1880-1881, to GEORGE P. CULVERWELL on the Letterkenny railway, 1881-1883, to WILLIAM LEWIS in Dublin, 1883, and to his brother Charles Edward Stewart in Derry, 1883-1886, he set up in independent practice as an engineer in Derry. It was presumably when his brother moved to London in 1890, that he succeeded him as consulting engineer to Derry Corporation and permanent engineer-in-chief to the Port and Harbour Commissioners.
Stewart was engineer for the Stranorlar & Glenties Railway, opened in 1895, and architect for the stations on the Donegal-Ballyshannon line of the Co. Donegal Railways, circa 1904. In 1904 he was appointed arbitrator for lands acquired by Stranorlar Rural District Council. He was also diocesan architect for the dioceses of Derry and Raphoe.
Stewart died in 1924 at the age of sixty-seven. He had married Alexandrina (b.1865), daughter of Frederick William Elsner, music teacher, of Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, and herself a singer, in 1898. There were two sons and a daughter of the marriage. He was succeeded as diocesan architect by W.E. HUSTON . His pupils and assistants included JOHN FRANCIS SIDES.
ICEI: elected member, 7 June 1882; no longer on list of members for 1920.
Inst.CE: member by 1899 (transferred to class of member, 1898?).
Addresses: 20 Pump Street, Derry, 1887; 20 Ship Quay, 1890-1902; 5 Castle Street, 1903-1904; Victoria Chambers, Strand, 1904-1918.
Home: 9 Crawford Square, Derry, 1911.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Stewart's candidate's circular for admission as member of Inst.CE, kindly supplied by Susannah Roberts, Inst.CE archives, London.
Information from www.kelcran.com, kindly forwarded by Susannah Roberts, as above.
IB 46, 23 Apr 1904, 254.
IB 46, 17 Dec 1904, 870.
Irish Church Directory (1905), ?; Irish Church Dirctory (1912), 64.
See note 1, above and www.familysearch.org.
TICEI 14 (1881-1883), ?.
McCausland's candidate's circular is dated 3 Dec 1896; is he the Alexander Stewart who was transferred from Associate Member to Member, 6 Dec 1898? (Min.Proc.Inst.CE (1898-99, Pt. I), 174).
From TICEI lists of members, unless otherwise stated.
IB 45, 7 May 1903, 1750.
IB 46, 23 Apr 1904, 254.
1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Oct 2009).