Andrew Meiklejohn


Wright and builder Andrew Meiklejohn (b. 1840) was a calico printer’s son, from Dunipace, in Stirlingshire. He worked first at the local printworks from the age of ten. After his marriage, during the 1860s, he lived in Denny, Stirlingshire, and moved to Glasgow in the 1870s. By 1881, Meiklejohn was a master joiner. 1 He formed a short-lived business partnership as Meiklejohn & Johnston in 1881–2, but this had ended by 1886. 2 Subsequently, Meiklejohn traded under his own name, and was joined by his sons James and Andrew Junior as apprentices during the 1890s. 3 The firm took over Kerr Street Joinery Works, Maryhill, in the late 1890s, sited between similar tradesmen’s yards and a busy canal bank. By 1910, they were ‘Andrew Meiklejohn & Son’, ‘building contractors, manufacturers of patent folding partitions and all kinds of high-class joinery works’. 4


1: Census information, [accessed 16 July 2012].

2: Glasgow Post Office directories, 1880–90.

3: Census information, [accessed 16 July 2012].

4: Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1910–11.