William Bowie was a nurseryman from Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland active in the mid-18th century. He worked in partnership with the landscape designer James Bowie between 1752 and 1768. In 1753 he produced a nine point memorandum on the gardens at Yester House, East Lothian, Scotland.
Desmond, Ray, Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists (London: Taylor & Francis, 1994), p. 90
Historic Scotland, Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, 'Yester House' <http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/sg/textonly/gardenssearchmoreinfo.htm?s=&r=Edinburgh+and+the+Lothians&bool=0&PageID=2349&more_info=Landscape> [accessed 21 July 2008]