- Born: 1826c Died: -
Railway engineer. William Lewis, who was born circa 1826, served his apprenticeship to a Dublin engineer and worked from the late 1840s in the office of Sir JOHN MACNEILL . In 1856 he was engaged on the Belfast & Co. Down Railway for 'Mssrs. Moore' and by 1868 had become engineer to the Downpatrick & Newcastle Railway.(1) His pupils and assistants included LUCIUS JOHN BOYD , WILLIAM EDMUND L'ESTRANGE DUFFIN , EDWARD S. O'BRIEN and ABRAHAM MCCAUSLAND STEWART.
ICEI: elected member, 1856; delivers papers on 'Narrow Gauge Railways, Ireland' in 1881;(2) still on membership list for 1890 but gone by 1896.
Addresses: Saintfield, Co. Down, 1856; Leinster Chambers, 43 Dame Street, Dublin, and Ballymena, <=1870-1893.
Home: 13 Nelson Street, Dublin, <=1870->=1875 (gone by 1883).
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI membership applications, I, 18, ICEI lists of members and Thom's directories (or Jones's transcripts from same).
(1) IB 10, 1 Apr 1868, 88.
(2) TICEI 13 (1879-1881), 122,149.
|Lewis, William||'Another design for Carlisle Bridge'||1870||IB 12, 1 Jul 1870, 150. (Letter to editor.)|
|Lewis, William||'Narrow Gauge Railways, Ireland'||1881||TICEI 12 (1879-1881), 122,149.|