KING, William

KING, William.1834? — Bedford ?.12.1900. Anglo-Irish Geologist in India. Son of William King (1809–1886, the Geologist, who in 1863 proposed that Homo neanderthalensis is a different species) and Jane Nicholson. Wikipedia on father claims that they were only married in 1839! Studied civil engineering at Queen’s College in Galway, then studies at Queen’s University. In 1857 joined the Geological Survey of India. Worked in South India and Chota Nagpur, then from 1887 as director of the Survey in Calcutta. Retired after several extensions in 1894.
Publications: Notes on the occurrence of Stone Implements in North Arcot District”, MJLS 3:2, 1866, 36-42; “Notice of a prehistoric Burial Place with Cruciform Monoliths, near Mungapet in the Nizam’s Dominions”, JASB 46:1, 1877, 179-185.
– Many geological publications.
Sources: Wikipedia with photo; not in D.I.B.


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