Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameJohn (William) Meek, 1C4R
Birth2 Mar 1816
Death15 Nov 1893, Cadzow Bank, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
ResidenceCadzow Bank, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
OccupationWriter to the Signet in Edinburgh. West India merchant. Inherited Fortissat, with valuable mining privileges, situated in the parish of Shotts, Lanarkshire.
Note 1Of Fortissat and Cadzow Bank, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Note 2The letters ‘J.M. 1838’ on a lintel at Fortissat House suggest this was built the year after his father’s death when, it appears, he inherited Fortissat Estate.
Flags***, Croil, Meek
FatherRev’d William MEEK (~1773-1837)
MotherChristina (Thomas) Croil (1792-1865)
Marriage17 Jun 1846
SpouseAnn Richardson (James) Croil, 1C4R
Birth16 Feb 1826
Death1 Jul 1896, Cadzow Bank, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Note 1In 2003 Jim Scobbie said his great-grandfather was my great grandfather (James Scobbie) was a co-owner or manager of the Fortissat coal mine 1875-1902.
Note 2He wonders whether Anne Meek (née Croil) leased or sold the rights to the father and uncle of James Scobbie of ‘James Scobbie and Co., Fortisset, by Holytown’ before 1875.
Flags***, Croil, Richardson
FatherJames (Thomas) Croil (1777-1826)
MotherJane (William) Richardson (1790-1882)
1 MJohn (John) Meek, 2C3R
Birth11 Jul 1847
Death17 Jan 1881, Caberston, Peebleshire, Scotland
SpouseGedeon Scott Mackenzie Mitchell (?-1880)
Marriage14 Apr 1871
ChildrenJohn Croil (John) (1873-?)
 Elizabeth Annie (John) (1875->1900)
 Emily Nora (John) (1879-?)
 Ethel Scott (John) (1880-1939)
2 MWilliam (John) Meek, 2C3R
Birth24 Jan 1849
3 MJames Donaldson (John) Meek, 2C3R
Birth15 Dec 1853
MemoCroil family tree says 1852.
Death16 Oct 1906, Locksley, Helensburgh, Argyllshire, Scotland
Memo"Buried with his fathers in the old parish church-yard at Hamilton."
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