Meiklejohns in Belgium

Roderick Meiklejohn - Brussels

Rod works for the EU, and has lived in Brussels since 1977. He sends us this information:

My two brothers, David and Andrew, both live in England. Our grandfather (another David) was from Kilmster, a short distance inland from Wick. It seems there were a lot of Meiklejohns in the village throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. I have no idea whether there are any still there. The most famous Meiklejohns, apart from the US philosopher Alexander, already noted on your website, were:

  • another David, who played for Rangers and Scotland in the 1920s and 30s,
  • John Miller Dow Meiklejohn (1830-1902), professor of education at St Andrews, who translated Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" and wrote an English grammar that seems to have been widely used in schools in its day,
  • another Roderick, who was a senior civil servant in the early 20th century and was a friend of many literary figures, notably the poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.

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