This transcript is made from photocopies of a Bible and other papers which are privately owned.
In this Bible, some ages and dates were entered using the family price code (thrifty Scottish merchants all!). Luckily the key to the code is entered at the top of the first page. Where numbers are entered in code, I’ve added the translated number in [brackets].
And to confuse things even more, on page 2 of the Bible, the marriage entry for John Meikle and Elizabeth Barron is nearly obliterated by the names and birth dates of their 10 children, which are written across it.
// First page m e r c h a n t l y 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - merchantly [this is the price code refered to above] John Meikle Jr. Son of John Meikle Sr. & Mary Hoatson he being born in Ayrstrim 1772 Died 1848 & she in Argyleshire ^ & married in Glasgow 1793 their family were nine in number VIZ John Meikle Jr. as above born in Glasgow Parish of Gorbals 19 May 1794 Mary Ann died @ 2 years old William Meikle died in Glasgow 1865 Elizabeth Meikle died 1 year old George Meikle died in Orleans[?] 1840 Mary Meikle died a few weeks old Robert Meikle went to Southern States in 1847 no tidings Mary Meikle married to William Hunter Thomas Meikle was drowned at the burning of Steamer Montreal June 1853 [correct date is 26 June 1857] Jane Greenshields, (a daughter of William Greenshields born in Glasgow and Jean-- Black born in Douglas Lanark --ran) was born in Glasgow Barony Parish District[?] of Carlton on the 20 June 1797 The Family of the above Wm Greenshields of[?] Black Sol Greenshields died in Montreal Ja--[Jacob?] Greenshields died in Chatham James Greenshields died in Glasgow Marion Greenshields John Greenshields died in Liverpool Jennet Greenshields Jane Greenshields [NOTE TO GREENSHIELDS RESEARCHERS: Since this transcription was done, more accurate Greenshields data has been found. Contact Charles Dobie for information.] // Second Page, Column 1 MARRIAGES John Meikle & Jane Greenshields were joined in wedlock on the 5th Feby 1821 by the Revd Mr. Thomson. JM being then EA  9/12 years & JG being then er  7/12 years John Meikle Junior was married to Eliza Barron at Lachute by the Revd Mister Henry on 1 October 1846 [Written across the previous item are 10 births] BIRTHS 1st 21 Jul 1847 Born Alex George Meikle 2d 21 Octr 1848 Born Jane Eliza Meikle 3d 8 Octr 1850 Born Mary Meikle 4 31 Octr 1852 Born Margret Meikle 5 1 December 1854 Born George Greenshield Meikle 6 11 Feby 1857 Born Harry Meikle 7 - 23 April 1859 Marion 8 - 21 July 1861 Amy 9 7 Sepr 1868 John 10 15 July Erena [this is Helen Irene Meikle, birth year unknown as yet] William Meikle was married to Dorah Loval [Dora Lovell] by the Rev Mr [this entry is either incomplete or written in faint pencil which didn't photocopy] [written across the above item is the following birth] Born 1st John Loval [Lovell] Meikle on 11 Augt 1848 [all items after this written horizontally] Willm Meikle was married a second time on Soplas[?] Olive Roche in the Parish of Woolford on the 23 May 1850 [wife's name is Olive Ann in 1851 Woolford census] Offspring VIZ 1 William Roche born 6 May 1851 2 Amy Sophia " 21 July 1854 3 Jean " 12 Dec 1856 4 Victoria[?] " 10 Sep 1860 5 Albert or Charles 16 Aug 1863 6 Florence Mary 9 Dec 1871 MacKay Meikle & Dorothea Mielke married at Thurso P.Que, by Rev. Mr. Yelland, on 5th December 1923. [pasted at the bottom of column 1 is the following newspaper clipping:] MEIKLE-MIELKE--On Wed., Dec. 5th, 1923, at Thurso, P.Q., by Rev. Mr. Yelland, Dorothea Evangeline, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mielke of Blanche, P.Q., to Mr. MacKay Meikle, younger son of the late Mr. Robert Greenshields Meikle and Mrs. Meikle, of Ottawa. // Second Page, Column 2 MARRIAGES George L [Lockhart] Meikle was married to Jefie [Jessie] Walker by the Revd Mr. Henry on the 16 June 1856. Offspring 1st Maggie Irena born 18 Sep 1857 [Margaret Irene Meikle] 2 Jeannie " 11 " 1858 [Jeannie Greenshields Meikle] 3 Amy " 18 Feb 1862 4 Mary " July 1864 5 George " 15 June 1866 6 " 3 Apr 1869 Mary Jane Greeenshield [Meikle] was married to James Douglas Wells on the 10 Nov 1858. Thos B [Barron] Meikle was married to Anne Howard on [rest of line is blank] by the Rev Wm Londsdale[?] St Andw [St. Andrews] On Apr '66 born Ella Norah Howard " Alice Mary Edith Emma Annie Meikle James Douglas Howard Thomas Dud[?] Anna Cavie RG [Robert Greenshields] Meikle & Alison McKay - married at Elmbank Ottawa by Rev W Moore D.D - on 8th September 1886. A. Urquhart Meikle & M. --------------- married in Ottawa by Rev. J. ----- on 18 April, 1923. [pasted at the bottom of column 2 is the following newpaper clipping:] MEIKLE-WHYTE-On Wednesday, April 18, 1923, at Chalmers Church, by the Rev. J.W. Woodside, Marion Isabel, eldest daughter of the late Lieut.-Col. J.C. Whyte, New Westminster, B.C., and Mrs. Whyte, of Ottawa, to Major Angus Urquhart Meikle, elder son of the late Mr. Robert G. Meikle, and Mrs. Meikle, of Ottawa. // Third Page, Column 1 BIRTHS John Meikle Jun was born in Glasgow in the 7 Dec mtem  & Christned by the Revd Wm Thomson. Willm Meikle was born in Charlotte Street Glasgow on 6 Nov mtec  & Christnd by the Rev Wm Thomson. Geo Lockhart Meikle was born in Charlotte Street Glasgow on 4 Septm mtea  & Christned by the Revd Dr Gibb [Gill?]. Robt Greenshields Meikle was born in Lachute the Seignor of Argentuil on the 29 Sptr mtrm  & Christned by the Revd Mr Brunton. Tho Barron Meikle was born in Lachute Seignory of Argentuil on the 18 October mtrr  & Christned by the Revd Mr Brunton. Alison Isabel Meikle daughter of Urquhart & Isabel Meikle born on this day April 27th 1924 at 9.3 a.m. Ottawa Ont. // Third Page, Column 2 BIRTHS Mary Jane Greenshield[s] Meikle was born in Lachute Seignory of Argentuil on the 27 July MTRA  & Christened by the Rev Mr Brunton. Marion Young Meikle was born in Lachute & parish of St Andrews Argentuil on the 25 May MTRT  & Christned by the Rev Mr Brunton. Sanciana Meikle was born in Lachute & Parish St Andrew in the Seignor of Argentuil on 25 January MTCM  & Christned by the Rev Mr Bloor. [this item very faint on photocopy] John Loval Meikle born to Wm Meikle on 11 Augt 1848 [rest of entry illegible but looks like either "Leaving Lachute 21 Oct" or "Living Lachute 21 Oct". Either interpretation makes some sense, since John Lovell Meikle's mother, Dora Lovell, seems to have died in childbirth, and John was brought up by his grandparents. William then married Olive Ann Roche as detailed on page 2, column 1] Angus Urquhart Meikle son of RG Meikle & Alison Meikle . born on 17 Sept 1887 at Lachute Que & Christened on 25th November 1887 by the Revd A Furlong. MacKay Meikle son [of] RG Meikle & Alison Meikle born on 7th Dec 1889 at 1.am - at Lachute Que. Kenneth McKay Meikle son of MacKay & Dorothea Meikle born on Tuesday April 28th 1925 at 10 P.M. Ottawa Ont. // Fourth Page, Column 1 DEATHS Marion Young Meikle died in Lachute on 9 April 1840 with swelling of the glands in the Throat being then 22 Months old. Sanciana Meikle died in Lachute on the 30 January 1841 with the convulsions. Wm Meikle died on Monday the 20th June 1870 at 3 P.M. there were present George Robert, Jessie, Miss Todd, Mrs Walker & myself John Meikle Senr died on board the Seaman [sic] Montreal his death was caused by the Ship burning & J J Meikle Jr was on board 29 June 1857. [Globe & Mail reports John Meikle's statement in the issue of July 1, 1857, gives the date of the disaster as June 26, 1857. John's son, Thomas Meikle also died on this ship. He and John Junior, had gone to Quebec to meet John Sr. and their sister Mary Hunter and her four children, who were arriving from Scotland, intending to sail with them on the S.S. Montreal to the city of Montreal. As the ship left Quebec it caught fire and over 250 people were either burned to death or drowned, among them John Meikle Sr. and Thomas Meikle. John Jr., Mary (Meikle) Hunter and her children survived. Bob Meikle has traced Mary, her husband William and their children to Toronto, but lost track of them after the 1871 census.] John Meikle Aged 74 yrs & 2 mos. less 1 day died at Smiths Falls on Thursday a.m. at 130 am on 5th Feby 1896. only ill from 7 P.M. till 130 Am Suffered no pain. Quite unconscious - trouble paralysis. [grandson of John Meikle, Sr. who died on S.S. Montreal] // Fourth Page, Column 2 DEATHS John Meikle Died August 29th 1877 at 2 PM without much suffering & Happy. Present George Robert, Thomas & Mary Dr Christie Rev Malony[?] [son of John Meikle, Sr. who died on S.S. Montreal] Mary Jane Greenshields Meikle wife of James Douglas Wells died at Brampton Ont. at the residence of the Rev ED McLaren on Sunday, 18 Dec 1887 at 1 am. Margret Irene Meikle Eldest daughter of G.L [George Lockhart] Meikle & wife of Hugh M. Gall, died at Lachute on Monday 24 Sept 1894 at 7 P.M. aged 37 years & 16 days // Fifth Page, Column 1 DEATHS Wm Meikle Sr died in Toronto, Ont., on the 3rd March 1897. [This is William Roche Meikle, born 6 May 1851, probably in Burritt's Rapids, Ont., son of William Meikle and his second wife Olive Ann Roche.] Mrs John Meikle - Eliza Barron Meikle wife of John Meikle, died 14th Novm 1891. At Merrickville, Ont. aged 68 years & 9 months. George Lockhart Meikle died at Lachute Que on April 29th 1900. Aged 75 yrs. 7 months. Robert Greenshields Meikle died at Smiths Falls Ont. on April 9th 1901 Aged 69 yrs. 6 mos. Alison Meikle widow of R.G. [Robert Greenshields] Meikle died at Ottawa on April 18th 1935 age 83 yrs 11 mo. Eleanor Dorothea Meikle, elder daughter of MacKay & Dorothea Meikle, died at Ottawa November 18, 1939, aged 11 yrs, 6 mo. Angus Urquhart Meikle, son of Robert Greenshields [Meikle] and Alison Meikle, husband of Marion Isabel Whyte, died at Ottawa, Ont. on Feb. 15, 1960. Age 72 years. Dorothea Evangeline Meikle, wife of MacKay Meikle and mother of Kenneth and Jean died at Victoria, B.C. on October 31, 1969. aged 68 years. MacKay Meikle, son of Robert Greenshields Meikle and Alison Meikle, father of Kenneth & Jean Meikle died at Everett Wash. while on holiday, April 1, 1972. // End of Meikle Bible
PAPERS ACCOMPANYING THE MEIKLE BIBLE
[Three sheets of paper accompany the Meikle Bible, and probably were inserted into it at one time. The information in these papers for the most part can be found in the Meikle Bible, however since the information on the reverse of the Marriage Certificate includes Christening dates and street addresses in Glasgow, it is probable that the Bible entries were copied from the Marriage Certificate. The papers are described as: 1. Marriage Certificate -- a printed document, 7 7/8 inches by 4 7/8 inches, with the blanks filled in with the appropriate information. In addition, at a later date, someone has written in small script, the ages of the two people, using the Meikle price code. (They told me when I started this hobby that if I shook the family tree I should be prepared for some nuts to fall out!). On the reverse of this marriage certificate, 7 births are recorded, all in the same hand. 2. Letter -- extremely terse letter, 6 3/4 inches by 4 1/2 inches, from John Meikle Senior to John Meikle Junior; one side only. 3. Sheet of lined paper, 7 1/2 by 5 inches, each side with a written entry ] // First sheet, Marriage Certificate, side 1 That Mr. John Meikle, --aned[?] in Gorbals and Miss Jeannie Greenshields, residing in Glasgow have been proclaimed in several of the Churches here, in order for Marriage, three several times and no objections made, is attested at Glasgow, the Fifth day of February one thousand eight hundred and Twenty one years, by [signed] Robt Strang Sess. Clerk on the fifth day of February 1821 The above-mentioned parties were married by me, [signed] WR Thomson Minister // First sheet, Marriage Certificate, side 2 Glasgow, No 6 St. Andrew Lane 7 Dec 1821 at 1 o clock A.M. Born John Meikle & Christend 31 Decmer by the Revd Mr Wm Thomson, Preacher Hutchisontown[?] Glasgow No -7 Charlotte Street 6 Nov 1826 at 1/2 past 10 oclock A M Born Wm Meikle & Christned 6 Dec 1824 by the Revd Wm Thomson Hutchinsontown Glasgow No 41 Charlotte St 4 Sep 1826 Born George Lockhart Meikle at 8 oClock AM & Christned by Dr Gibb [Gill?] Tron Church Lachute Argentuil 28 Sep 1831 Born Robert Greenshields Meikle @ 7 oClock PM & Christened by the Revd Mr Brunton on 5 Nov 1831 Lachute Argentuil 17 Octr 183 Born Thomas Barron Meikle @ 8 oClock AM & Christened by the Revd Mr Brunton 15 Nov 1833 Lachute Argentuil 26 July 1836 Born Mary Jane Greenshields Meikle at 8 oClock A.M & Christned by the Revd Mr Brunton on 18 August Lachute Argentuil 25 May 1838 Born Marion Young @ 4 oClock A M and Christned by Mr Brunton on 20 June and died 9 April 1840 by a swelling in the Glands of throat. // Second sheet; letter, one side only Dear John . It would be uslefs to write any News. I have sent your age John Meikle Born 19th May 1794 at 9 o Clock fornoon [signed] John Meikle // Third sheet; paper, side 1 Margret Irene Meikle Eldest daughter of GL Meikle & wife of Hugh M Gall died at Lachute on Monday 24 Sept 1894 at Y.RM [0.31 or 10.31] aged 34 years & 16 days // Third sheet; paper, side 2 Mrs John Meikle Eliza Barron Meikle wife of John Meikle died 14 Nov 91 at Non [sic] Merrickle [sic] Ont aged 68 years & 9 Mo