King's College London
Pioneering Nurses
Home|D - F|Ewing, Mary Davidson Whyte 

Ewing, Mary Davidson Whyte


Registration number310
First name(s)Mary Davidson Whyte

Persabus, Islay, Scotland; Southwark Hospital; Seafield, Leith

Date of registration7 March 1890

Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow 1882-1884; Royal Infirmary Edinburgh 1885-1887; Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen 1887-1888; Hospital for Sick Children Aberdeen 1888-1890


Children's Hospital, Glasgow 1890-1892; Incurables Hospital, Glasgow 1892-1898 Matron; Nurses Institute, Birmingham 1898

Personal details

Date of birth1861
Place of birthFordyce, Banffshire, Scotland
Family details

In 1871, Mary was 11 yrs old, daughter of Alexander Ewing, aged 41 years and Isabella aged 40 years. She had 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Her father is a General Merchant. In the 1881 census Mary is 20, single and described as a farmers daughter.

Additional personal details

The 1891 census describes Mary as aged 30, unmarried and a nurse.

Professional details

Work experience

Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow 1882-1884; Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh 1885-1887 Probationer and Assistant Night Nurse; Royal Infirmary Aberdeen 1887-1888 ; Hospital for Sick Children Aberdeen, Sister in Charge 1888-1890; Hospital for Sick Children Glasgow, Garnett Hill Street, 1890-1892 Sister; Broomhill Hospital for Incurables, Glasgow 1892-1898 Matron; Superintendent of the Birmingham and Midland Counties Training Institute

Professional activities

Member of RBNA, Announcement of appointment at Broomhill made in The Nursing Record, March 17th 1892.


Nursing Directory for 1909 and Register of Nurses (RBNA 4/1) - Royal British Nurses' Association Records, King's College London Archives; 1871, 1881, 1891 census of Scotland; 1901 of England and Wales; Nursing Record, March 17th 1892

ARCHIOS™ | Total time:0.2332 s | Source:database | Platform: NX