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James Simpson Conway1

M, #581, b. 23 April 1907, d. between July 1978 and September 1978
7 June 1911 Golden Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
  • Occupation*: James was DSA Architect Biography Report (August 12, 2011, 12:20 am)
    Basic Biographical Details
    Name: James Simpson Conway
    Designation: Architect
    Born: 23 April 1907
    Died: 6 June 1980(?)
    Bio Notes:
    James Simpson Conway was born on 23 April 1907 and was articled to John Wittet of Elgin in July 1923. He studied full-time at Aberdeen School of Architecture from September 1925 until June 1928, passing the qualifying exam in July of the latter year. That September he moved to Maidstone to work for the Kent Education Committee, and he was admitted ARIBA at the end of the year, his proposers being Wittet and Wilfred Harold Robinson.
    In his later years he lived in Tunbridge Wells and he died there in June 1980, leaving his wife Hilda living at 20 Broadwater Down.
    Private and Business Addresses
    The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
    Date from
    Date to
    Queensgate South, London Road, Maidstone, Kent, England
    1928 *
    Kent Education Committee, Sessions House, Maidstone, Kent, England
    1928 *
    * earliest date known from documented sources.
    Employment and Training
    The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
    Date from
    Date to
    John Wittet
    July 1923
    August 1925
    RIBA Proposers
    The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
    Date proposed
    Wilfred Harold Robinson (Major)
    Late 1928
    for Associateship
    John Wittet
    Late 1928
    for Associateship
    Archive References
    The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
    Archive Name
    Source Catalogue No.
    RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum
    RIBA Nomination Papers
    A no4232 (combined box 2)
    © 2008, Dictionary of Scottish Architects
    Website and database design by Codex Geodata.2
  • Birth*: He was born on 23 April 1907 at Byres Road, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1907 births inthe parish of Kilwinning in the county of Ayr, ref 93; James Simpson Conway, 1907 April twenty-third 12h 40m pm Byres Road, male, parents Samuel Meney Conway grocer and Jane Conway ms Lamberton m 1906 June 11 Kilmarnock, signed S M Conway father; 1907 May 8th at Kilwinning ... asst registrar initialled AS (A Speir registrar.)1
  • He was the son of Samuel Meney Conway and Jane Lamberton.
  • Newspaper Article*: James Simpson Conway was mentioned in a newspaper article GOOD SPORT AT KEMBACK GLEBE.
    Blebo Craigs and Kemback sports held on Saturday at the Glebe Park, Kemback, were under good management, and provided a capital afternoon's entertainment. ...
    Prize List ...
    Boys (under-14) ... Simpson Conway on 28 July 1919.3
  • Education: He was educated between September 1923 and August 1925 at Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland; apprentice with John Whittet.
  • Education*: He was educated between September 1925 and June 1928 at Aberdeen School of Architecture, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.2
  • Graduation*: He was graduated in July 1928 at Aberdeen School of Architecture, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.2
  • Qualification*: He was awarded ARIBA in December 1928.2
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of Samuel Meney Conway on 20 December 1940 at Baptist Manse, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland; 1940 deaths in the district of Moulin in the county of Perth; ref 30; Samuel Meney Conway Baptist Church Minister married to Jane Lamberton; 1940 December twentieth 1h 30m am Baptist Manse Pitlochry; male 59 years; James Conway vanman (dec) Agnes Conway ms Fisher (dec); cancer of bowel as cert by W M Biden MB ChB; F Simpson Conway son Bererley Whitehouse Road Edinburgh; 1940 December 21st at Pitlochry R H Sherwood registrar.4
    Pitlochry Baptist Church
  • (Deceased) Death*: James Simpson Conway died between July 1978 and September 1978 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.5

Census Events

Member of Household31 March 1911They was listed as a member of the household of Samuel Meney Conway and Jane Lamberton in the 1911 census at Simbur Place, Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland. James Conway, son, 4, b Ayrshire, Kilwinning; 3 rooms with windows, 4 people in household; Samuel Conway, head, 29, married, Baptist minister, born Forfashire, Dundee; Jane Conway, wife, 33, married 4 years, 3 children, 3 living, born Ayrshire, Kilmaurs.6
Last Edited: 16 Aug 2018


Father*: Samuel Meney Conway b. 19 Aug 1881, d. 20 Dec 1940
Mother*: Jane Lamberton b. c 1877, d. 1965


  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory births image held 1907 Kilwinning 599/00 0093 [Aug 2011].
  2. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/architect_full.php?id=204934
  3. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Newspaper & Periodicals 1919-07-28 Dundee Courier [Oct 2015].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory deaths image held 1940 Moulin Perth ref 384/01 0030 [June 2004].
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England.
    [Aug 2011]
  6. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1911 Auchterderran 405/1 6/19 [Nov 2016].