Cautley, Proby T. (Proby Thomas), Sir, 1802-1871

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Dates:
Birth 1802
Death 1871-01-25
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

1818-1819 Addiscombe College; 1819 commissioned second lieutenant; 1825-1830 worked on the reconstruction of the Doab Canal; 1831-1843 superintendent of canals in the North-Western Provinces; 1837-1841 designed several canals in the Dehra Dun region; 1830s fossil expeditions in the Siwalik hills; 1836-1854 supervision of the building of the Ganges canal; 1848 established college of engineering, Roorkee; 1845-1847 furlough; 1846 elected to Royal Society; 1854 knighthood, honorary colonel; 1858-? member of the council of India

Epithet: canal engineer

Title: Knight

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  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Ganges Canal, India (as recorded)