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Andrew Fergus Hewat

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Died  3 August 1957
Andrew Fergus Hewat

Dr Andrew Fergus Hewat FRSE (1884-1957) was a Scottish physician involved with mental health. He donated the Fergus Hewat Cup to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, an annual golf championship. This is played between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and a combined team from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.



He was born in 1884 the son of Archibald Hewat FRSE FFA FIA (1838-1915), a life assurance agent, and his wife Elizabeth Wilson Fergus (sister of Andrew Freeland Fergus and John Freeland Fergus). They lived at 12 Saxe-Coburg Place in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

He was educated at Edinburgh Academy (1891-1902), just east of his home. He then studied Medicine at Edinburgh University. He became Consultant Physician to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Mental and Nervous Disorders in Morningside, Edinburgh. He then lived at 13 Eton Terrace in western Edinburgh, viewing over the deep Water of Leith valley to the Moray Estate.

In 1936 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were Arthur Logan Turner, Edwin Bramwell, Sir Ernest Wedderburn and John Derg Sutherland.

He served as President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 1943 to 1945 and presented the Fergus Hewat Golf Cup on his retiral from this role. He was also President of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh.

He died on 3 August 1957 and is buried with his parents in Dean Cemetery. The grave lies in the north-west of the Victorian north extension, facing the western path.


  • Examination of the Urine (1921)
  • Life Assurance Underwriting (1954)
  • Family

    In 1918 he was married to Gladys Margaret Richard (1888-1964).


    Andrew Fergus Hewat Wikipedia

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