I am probably related to cousins of your Meikles. John Meikle b.1690 m. 1718 Margaret Hamilton, in Stonehouse, Scotland which is near Hamilton. Had a son Robert Meikle b.1719 who m. 1743 Agnes Hasley. They had a son George Meikle b.1770 (in Stonehouse) m.1806 Janet Hamilton. They had 7 children from 1806 - 1818 Rose, Janet, James, Archibald, George, Margaret & Mary. Archibald b.1811 m. 1833 Janet(or Jeanie) Burns and had 14 children 1823-57. 4th child Janet (or Jessie) came to NZ and lived near Invercargill. 9th child Archibald b.1848 m. 1869 Mary Ann Scott(b. Ireland) in Glasgow. They had a son Archibald b.1874 who was 1 mth old when they left for NZ. Lived in Longbush near sister near Invercargill NZ. Had a son Archie Percy Meikle m. Marion Cree and had 3 daughters who all live in NZ now and one of them is my mother-in-law. The above is just sketchy, my in-laws have a lot more details and may even have some of your names from 1700s and 1800s as well. They live in South Auckland NZ and are quite happy to correspond with you through E-mail or can send you info by snail-mail. Contact me if you want their address.