Category Archives: Meikleham

The sons of William Meikleham and Penelope Young

I wrote in my last post about the second marriage of Penelope Young (daughter of Penelope Thomson by her second marriage to John Young) to William Meikleham, Clerk to the Senate of Glasgow University, and later bankrupt and fugitive from … Continue reading

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Penelope Young and William Meikleham

In this new post in my series about the second generation of the Robb-Thomson-Young family in Glasgow, I return to Penelope Young, daughter of Penelope Thomson by her second marriage to John Young. In an earlier post I wrote about … Continue reading

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The Meikleham bankruptcy

I wrote in these posts about William Meikleham (1802 – 1852), who married Penelope Young, daughter of Penelope Thomson and John Young, in 1844. I mentioned that he had been declared bankrupt and died in Milwaukee, USA.  It appears that … Continue reading

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More on the Meiklehams

I’ve managed to find Penelope Young, daughter of Penelope Thomson and John Young, in the 1861 Scotland census. In 1844 Penelope had married, for the second time, to William Meikleham, who became bankrupt in 1845. We know that William emigrated … Continue reading

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William Meikleham

The 1851 court case that I referred to here, involving various members of the Thomson/Robb/Young families, mentions that William Meikleham, second husband of Penelope Young (daughter of Penelope Thomson) had had his assets sequestered. This makes it likely that he … Continue reading

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