Bell, Patrick (1799–1869), Church of Scotland minister and inventor of agricultural machinery, was born in April 1799 at mid-Leoch, in the parish of Auchterhouse, a few miles north-west of Dundee. He was one of at least two sons of George Bell, a tenant farmer at ...
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Meikle, Andrew (1719–1811), millwright and inventor of the threshing machine, was born on 5 May 1719, probably at Saltoun, Haddingtonshire. He was one of at least two brothers. His father, James Meikle, wright in Nether Keith, Haddingtonshire, working on behalf of Henry Fletcher...
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Menzies [Menzey], Michael (d. 1766), advocate and inventor of agricultural and mining machinery, was probably one of the Menzies of Culter-Allers, Lanarkshire; little is known of his origins, but a younger brother was ‘sheriff-depute’ of Haddingtonshire. Menzies was admitted a member of the ...
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Plat [Platt], Sir Hugh (bap. 1552, d. 1608), writer on agriculture and inventor, was baptized on 3 May 1552 at St James Garlickhythe, London, third son of the three sons and a daughter of Richard Plat (d. 1600), to whom a grant of arms had been made, and his wife, ...