Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 135,579 pages of information and 217,134 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Robert Batson Joyner (1844-1919), hydraulic engineer who worked mainly in India
third son of Henry St. John Joyner
1915 Indian Biographical Dictionary
Joyner, Roberts Batson C.I.E. (1808) M.Ins.C.E.. F.R.G.S.; b. 1844; 3rd. s. of late H. St. John Joyner; m. Margaret Vye e.d. of late N. Milne, 1879; joined service in the P.W.D. Bombay, 1868; constructed Mutha Canal Irrigation Work and Poona Water Supply; twice thanked by Government for work done in the Famine, 1876-77; designed and constructed Gokak Canal Works and other large schemes; designed and constructed works for utilising the Falls of Gokak. 1886-88; was specially deputed to report on irrigation matters 1829; appointed Superintending Engineer, Sind, 1891; 1st Class Superintending Engineer, 1894; in charge of Famine Relief Works, 1896-98. Publications: Report on Utilisation of the Indus and Irrigation Management of Sindh; Proper Management of Indian Famines; Bombay Hydro-Electric Works design. Recreation: photography, rowing, polo, and pig-sticking, sketching and cycling. Address: Lake View, Pittville Park, Cheltenham; Woody Bay, N. Devon.