Robert Meikleham

ID # 5118, (1850-1890)
BirthRobert Meikleham was born on 27 May 1850 at Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co.. 
MarriageHe married Mary Fairgrieve, daughter of Hugh Fairgrieve and Mary Ann Roberts, on 13 September 1883 at Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario.
Mrge reg. 012490-83 Galt, Waterloo Co.
Robert Meikleham, 32, bachelor, farmer, Presbyterian. Born and residing Wilmot Twp. Parents William and Christine Meikleham.
Mary Fairgrieve, 30, spinster, Presbyterian. Born and residing Dumfries. Parents Hugh and Mary Ann Fairgrieve.
Witnesses Lizzie Brown of Galt and John Risk of Oxford.
On 13th September, 1883, at Galt, by Rev. J. A. R. Dickson.
DeathHe died on 22 April 1890 at age 39. 
BurialHe was buried at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church Yard Cemetery. 
NoteInformation for Robert Meikleham, 1850-1890, is drawn from census information and from the website Cemeteries in the County of Oxford, Ontario.

Robert Meikleham, in his marriage registration, identifies his parents as William and Christine Meikleham. The 1851 census in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, actually enumerated in January of 1852, shows him as being age one - as of his next birthday. He is with his parents William Meikleham and Christina, ages 39 and 31, both born Scotland (again, these ages will have been as of their next birthdays.)

William Meikleham did not survive more than three months past the census, for he is shown on his grave stone as having died at age 38 in April of 1852, native of Dumfriesshire, Scotland. It's clear from the photograph that Robert's stone is placed beside that of his father.

The graves of father and son are located in Chesterfield United Church cemetery, which, at the time of their deaths, was a Presbyterian cemetery. The family resided in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, at the time of the 1851 census, and they were likely still residing there at the time of William's death some three months later. Chesterfield cemetery is some 7-1/2 miles south of New Hamburg, which is in Wilmot Township. Chesterfield cemetery is in Blandford Township (now Blandford-Blenheim), which is in Oxford County. 

Children of Robert Meikleham and Mary Fairgrieve

Last Edited28 Dec 2017