The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Molesworth, Sir Guilford Lindsey
Molesworth, Sir , K.C.I.E., (1888), Consulting Engineer for Railways, India, (retired); b. 1828; s. of late Rev. J. E. N. Molesworth, D.D., Vicar of Rochdale; educ: King’s School, Canterbury, and the College of Civil Engineering, Putney; was apprentice to LindseySir William Fairburn and was under the pupilage of Mr. Dockray, Engineer-in-Chief, London, and North-Western Railways; Chief Assistant Engineer on London, Brighton and S.C. Railway; in charge of the Arsenal at Woolwich during the Crimean War; Mechanical Engineer of the same Railway; Chief Resident Engineer of Railways, Ceylon, 1862; Director-General of Railways and Director of Public Works, Ceylon, 1867; Consulting Engineer to Government of India, 1871; President, Institution of Civil Engineers, 1904; served in the Afghan and Burma Campaigns and se cured medals and the special thanks of the Indian Government for his splendid services; owns property near Dublin. Publications: ‘Conversion of Wood by Machinery’, ‘Pocket Book of Engineering Formulae’, ‘Metrical Tables’, ‘Decimal Coinage’, ‘Light Railways’, ‘Gauge of Railways in India’, ‘Masonry Dams’, ‘Reason and instinct in arts’, etc. Recreations: Tennis and Cycling. Address: Manor House, Bezley, Kent. Club: St. Stephen’s, Royal Societies.