Stone No. F210, Face: West
Beneath this stone are deposited
The Mortal Remains of the late ANDREW MEIKLE
Civil Engineer at Houston Mill,
Who died in the year 1811:
Aged 92 years
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Descended from a race of Ingenious Mechanics,
To whom the country, for ages, had been greatly indebted,
He steadily followed the Example of his Ancestors,
By Inventing and bringing to Perfection
For Separating Corn from the Straw,
(Constructed upon the Principles of Velocity
and furnished with fixed Beaters or Skutchers,)
Rendered, to the Agriculturists of Britain,
And of other Nations,
A more Beneficial Service, than any hitherto
Recorded in the Annals of Ancient or Modern Science.
Andrew Meikle was also instrumental in the early education of John Rennie, the civil engineer. (See D119).
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