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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tour Scotland Meiks Ancestry

Hi Sandy, Have you any info on the Meiks of Ledcarsie, Carsie, who were formerly tenants of the Abbey and supposedly have a window in Bendochy kirk. One of them founded a civil engineering company Halcrows ?

Elizabeth Ogilvy, from Bendochy on 2 March, 1655, was married to Patrick Meek, of Ledcarsie. Perthshire Heritage Trust.

Halcrow Group Limited. The company was founded in 1868 by Thomas Meik, and originally bore his name. It worked extensively on port, maritime and railway projects in the North of England and in Scotland. During the first half of the 20th Century, William Halcrow, later Sir William, established the firm in other areas, notably tunneling. Halcrow's first commissions outside of the UK were undertaken in the 1890s.

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