William Meikle

ID# 6908, (c 1834 - 8 Jan 1874)

William Meikle was born c 1834 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Parents: William Meikle & Mary Allcorn.

William Meikle married Helen Gardiner, daughter of Alexander Gardner and Helen Provan, on 27 Apr 1870 at Blantyre Works, Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland

William Meikle, Baker (Widower), aged 36
Usual Res: 65 Cowcaddens Street, Glasgow
Parents: William Meikle, Baker (dec) & Mary Meikle MS Alcorn
Helen Gardiner, Weaver, (Single), aged 23
Usual Res: Blantyre Works, Blantyre
Parents: Alexander Gardiner, Watchman & Helen Gardiner MS Provan

Witnesses: John Meikle & Joarda (sic) Gardner

No marriage notice in Glasgow Herald located.1,2

William appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 at 65 Cowcaddens Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Ellen ;
MEIKLE William, Head, Mar, 37, Pastry Baker, Glasgow Lanark
MEIKLE Ellen, Wife, Mar, 24, Partick Lanark

(spelt as MERKLE via Ancestry and Ellen age listed as 64) - via Findmypast spelling and ages are correct.3

William died on 8 Jan 1874 at 143 London Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

William Meikle, Pastry Baker, married to Helen Gardiner
At 11PM aged 40 years.

Parents: William Meikle, Baker (dec) & Mary Meikle MS Allcorn

Helen Meikle, Widow was the informant.1,4

William's cause of death on 8 Jan 1874 was from Supposed Heart Disease - very sudden
No medical attendant.

William and Helen had 2 children.

Children of William Meikle and Helen Gardner


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1870 Blantyre Glasgow, Lanark 624/00 0014. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Blythswood Barony Glasgow Lanark, ED 62, Page 20, Reg No 644/6 via Ancestry.co.uk and findmypast.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1874, Calton Glasgow Lanark, 644/04 0021.