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Edward Cresy, Jr


Surveyor and civil engineer. Son of Edward Cresy (1792–1858), the architect and civil engineer. Worked as an architectural draftsman in his father’s office as a young man. Assisted his father in preparing his Cyclopædia of civil engineering in 1845. Assistant surveyor under the commissioners of sewers, 1849; afterwards engineer. Principal assistant clerk at the Metropolitan Board of Works, 1859. Architect to the fire brigade, 1866. Founder member of the Geologists’ Association, 1858; president, 1864–5; vice-president, 1865–70.


Annual Report of the Geologists’ Association 1859–70

Census returns of England and Wales 1861 (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG9/422/118/7)

Engineer 30 (1870): 409

ODNB s.v. Cresy, Edward (1792–1858).


ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.