|Archbishop of Armagh|
Primate of all Ireland
|Church||Church of Ireland|
|Successor||Lord John Beresford|
|Consecration||12 January 1794|
by John Moore
|Born||15 March 1755|
|Died||6 May 1822 (aged 67)|
London, Great Britain
|Buried||Luton Hoo, United Kingdom|
|Parents||John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute & Mary Wortley-Montagu|
|Children||Mary, William, Henry|
|Previous post(s)||Bishop of St Davids (1794–1800)|
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge|
William Stuart PC (15 March 1755 – 6 May 1822) was an Anglican prelate who served as the Bishop of St David's in Wales from 1794 to 1800 and then Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland from 1800 until his death.
Stuart was the son of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (Prime Minister of Great Britain 1762–1763) and Mary Wortley-Montagu. There is a painting in the Tate Gallery in London of him aged 12 stealing eggs and chicks from a bird's nest.
- Mary Juliana Stuart (died 11 July 1866) married Thomas Knox, 2nd Earl of Ranfurly.
- Sir William Stuart (born 31 October 1798–died 7 July 1874) married firstly Henrietta Mariah Sarah, daughter of Admiral Sir Charles Pole, 1st Baronet, and married secondly Georgiana, daughter of General Frederick Nathaniel Walker.
- Henry Stuart (born 1804–died 26 October 1854, Kempston, Bedfordshire).
In St Patrick's Anglican Cathedral in Armagh there is a full-length marble figure of the Archbishop in the attitude of prayer, sculpted by Sir Francis Chantrey. Beneath it is the following Latin inscription:
- M. S. / Reverendissimi in Christo patris / GULIELMI STUART, S T P. / per annos xxii hujusce Ecclesiæ / Archiepiscopi. / Hoc monumentum / Clerici Armachani / pio functi munere / posuerunt. / Obiit anno salutis MDCCCXXII / Ætat. Suæ Ixviii.
- In sacred memory of the most reverend father in Christ, William Stuart STP, for 22 years archbishop of this church. The clergy of Armagh, making a pious offering, placed this monument. He died in the year of grace 1822, in the 68th year of his age.
- Most Rev. Hon. William Stuart. Peerage.com. Retrieved on 19 March 2010.
- "Three Sons of John, 3rd Earl of Bute". Tate. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
- "Stuart, The Hon. William (STRT772W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- "Stuart, Henry (STRT820H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 299. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- Fryde, ibid., p. 380.
- In Hill Street, Berkeley Square, according to his obituary published in The Gentleman's Magazine, 1822, Vol 92, Part 1, p 469, https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=fRNEAQAAMAAJ (accessed 20 Sept 2017).
- Cotton, Henry (1849). The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Fasti ecclesiae Hiberniae. Vol. 3, The Province of Ulster. Dublin: Hodges and Smith. p. 28.
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- "Funary Monuments & Memorials in St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh" Curl, J.S. pp42-50: Whitstable; Historical Publications; 2013 ISBN 978-1-905286-48-5
|Church of England titles|
| Bishop of St David's
Lord George Murray
|Church of Ireland titles|
| Archbishop of Armagh
Lord John Beresford