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5. William CRAIG

Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
William Craig
Gender Male
Birth Date 30 Aug 1801
Birth Place New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
Baptism Place New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
Father James Craig
Mother Ann Whitlaw
FHL Film Number 102959 Reference ID 2:15MGHKC

Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910
William Craig
Gender Male
Marriage Date 28 Dec 1855
Marriage Place New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
Spouse Mary Cossear
FHL Film Number 6035516

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7. Janet CRAIG

Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910
James Mcnioll
Gender Male
Marriage Date Apr 1835
Marriage Place New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
Spouse Janet Craig
FHL Film Number 1066601, 0102960

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19. James MCNICOL

Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910
James Mcnicol
Gender Male
Marriage Date 29 Dec 1864
Marriage Place New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
Spouse Mary Blaikie Johnston
FHL Film Number 6035516

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11. Jane CRAIG

Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910
John Smith
Gender Male
Marriage Date 02 Mar 1834
Marriage Place Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
Spouse Jane Craig
FHL Film Number 1066606 Reference ID2:G4FXXR

Application for relief - Cambusnethan Parochial Board
Applied 8 Aug 1864, John Smith, 31 Stonecrays Row, born Cleland, Shotts, married, age 53, assistant furnace keeper,  with a wholly burned foot.
Wife: Jane Craig aged 47
Margaret Smith (Imbecile) aged 18
William Smith, aged 11
Jane Smith, aged 9
Betsy Smith, aged 7
Christina Smith, aged 4
Other Information and children
John 29, married & 7 children
Alexander 26 coalminer married in America
Mary 24 married to Joseph Hyslop and 3 children
resides present home 7 3/12 years prior Newmains 9 years.

Deaths in the Parish of Cambusnethan, Lanark
Jane Smith, married to John Smith, labourer. Died 18 Feb 1871 at 31 Stonecraig Row, Newmains, aged 55, Father- John Craig, handloom weaver(deceased), mother- Mary Craig m.s. Gartshore. Informant John Smith, widower.

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John SMITH

Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
John Smith
Gender Male
Birth Date 18 Sep 1811
Birth Place Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
Baptism Place, Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
Father John Smith
Mother Margaret Gardener
FHL Film Number 1066605 Reference ID2:16L0P7C

Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910
John Smith
Gender Male
Marriage Date 02 Mar 1834
Marriage Place Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
Spouse Jane Craig
FHL Film Number 1066606 Reference ID2:G4FXXR

Application for relief - Cambusnethan Parochial Board
Applied 8 Aug 1864, John Smith, 31 Stonecrays Row, born Cleland, Shotts, married, age 53, assistant furnace keeper,  with a wholly burned foot.
Wife: Jane Craig aged 47
Margaret Smith (Imbecile) aged 18
William Smith, aged 11
Jane Smith, aged 9
Betsy Smith, aged 7
Christina Smith, aged 4
Other Information and children
John 29, married & 7 children
Alexander 26 coalminer married in America
Mary 24 married to Joseph Hyslop and 3 children
resides present home 7 3/12 years prior Newmains 9 years.

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24. Alexander SMITH

Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
Alexander Smith
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 17 Aug 1837
Baptism Date: 05 Nov 1837
Baptism Place: Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
Father: John Smith
Mother: Jean Craig
FHL Film Number: 1066606
Reference ID: 2:15NN5H5

Was married and in America by 1864.

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26. Margaret Gardiner SMITH

Death SP: SMITH MARGARET GARDIN, aged 72, 1919, 628/ 148, Cambusnethan

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27. William SMITH

Death SP: SMITH WILLIAM, aged 30, mother maiden name - CRAIG, 1882, 641/ 23, Douglas

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29. Elizabeth SMITH

Birth SP: SMITH ELIZABETH, F, 1858, 628/ 203, Cambusnethan

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12. William CRAIG

William was the informant at his mother's death in 1873 at Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

In 1881 William is living in Cambusnethan together with wife Jane, daughters Mary, Elizabeth and son David, and grandaughter Jane McLay (aged 4).  Jane McLay was the daughter of William's daughter Agnes.  By 1901 William is living with his daughter Agnes McLay in Holytown, Lanarkshire.

Death: On 28 Feb 1903 at Holytown, Lanarkshire, Scotland
William Craig, labourer at Ironwork, widower of Jean Neil, died at 5 Park Pl., Carnbrae, Holytown, aged 82, son of Thomas Craig, hand loom weaver, deceased, and Mary Craig, m.s. Gartshore, deceased.  William died of cardiovascular degeneration, apoplexy, 2 [or 20] days, certified D. MacPhail, MD, informant David Craig, son,  4 New Square, Mossend.  
NOTE: father's name possibly wrong.

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Jean O'NEIL

Seems to be called Christina in the 1871 census?

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34. Jean CRAIG

Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
Jean Craig
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 04 Oct 1855
Birth Place: Shotts,Lanark,Scotland
Father: William Craig
Mother: Jean O'Neil
FHL Film Number: 6035516

Birth SP: CRAIG JEAN, F, 1855, 655/ 216 Shotts

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13. George CRAIG

Some censuses give George's birthplace as Mearns, Bothwell, Dalziel, or "not Lanark."  His estimated birthdate also varied from 1824 to 1826.  

Marriage:  "George Craig and Janet Clark both of Mearns, proclaimed 21 Jun, married 10 July 1846"

1841 Census:
Mearns, Renfrewshire

1851 Census:
George Crage, 26, farm servant, Old Monkland b. Lanark, Airdrie

1861 Census:
George Craig, 36, agricultural laborer, res. 73 Stewart St. Wishaw Cambusnethan, b. New Monkland

1871 Census:
George Craig, age 47, potato merchant, b. Lanark, wife Janet 49, b. Renfrew, Mary 14, servant, b Lanark, Jean 11, scholar, res. 5 & 7 Barr Row off Stewarton St., Cambusnethan

1881 Census:
Blinkbonny, W. Calder, Edinburgh.  "George Craig, 57, Airdrie, Lanark, lodger, general laborer."  [b. 1824]

Death Record:  George Craig, general labourer, married to Janet Clark, died 2 Mar 1888, 339 1/2 Caledonian Road, Wishaw, age 62, son of John Craig, weaver, deceased, and Mary Craig, M.S. Gartshore, deceased, apoplexy, 2 days, Mary Stewart, daughter, present.

Burial record:  George Craig, labourer, Motherwell, 62, married, son of John Craig and Mary Gartshore, 5 Mar 1888, new cemetery, Cambusnethan, Plot D67

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Janet CLARK

Marriage:  "George Craig and Janet Clark both of Mearns, proclaimed 21 Jun, married 10 July 1846"

In 1881 Janet, aged 59, is living with nephew Adam Gibb, aged 22, in Dalziel.  In 1891 she is living with James and Jane Prentice (her daughter).

Death: 7 May 1896 at Old Monkland, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Janet Craig, pauper, widow of George Craig, general labourer, died 7 May 1896, 7:35 a.m., Old Monkland Poorhouse, Coatbridge, age 66 [error], daughter of Adam Clark, farmer, deceased, Janet Clark, MS Manders, deceased, debility, 6 months, as certified by J. Farquharson, MD, James Prentice, son-in-law, 196 F Bank Street.

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38. John CRAIG

John has not been found in the 1861 or subsequent census.

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14. Mary CRAIG

Marriage registration
9 Dec 1856 Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
John Hamilton, groom, age 31, residence Limerick, Ireland, land steward, son of John Hamilton, farmer, Muirmains and Elizabeth Ballantine, married Mary Craig, 27, spinster, residence Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, daughter of John Craig of Cambusnethan and Mary Gartshore on 9 Dec 1856 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, by M. R. Battersby (Battersly?), minister, witnesses ? Hamilton and James Williamson.

It would appear that Mary and John Hamilton spent some years in Ireland after their marriage as their 1st two children were born there and they are not found in Scotland in the 1861 census.  John was a resident of Ireland at the time of their marriage in 1856 but according to the 1871 census he was born in Hamilton.

Death: At Renfrew, Renfrewshire Mary Hamilton, widow of John Hamilton, farm labourer, died on 3rd January 1913, aged 83 years.  Father John Craig, labourer (deceased), mother - Mary Craig m.s. Gartshore (deceased). Informant: John Hamilton, son (present).

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John HAMILTON

It would appear that Mary and John Hamilton spent some years in Ireland after their marriage as their 1st two children were born there and they are not found in Scotland in the 1861 census.  John was a resident of Ireland at the time of their marriage in 1856 but according to the 1871 census he was born in Hamilton.

Death SP: HAMILTON JOHN, aged 52, mother maiden name - BALLANTYNE, 1876, 639/ 127, Dalziel

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46. Alexander Craig HAMILTON

Death Qld BDM: Alexander Craig Hamilton
Event date: 23/01/1894
Event type: Death registration
Registration details: 1894/C/2523
Mother: Mary Craig
Father/parent: John Hamilton

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15. John CRAIG

Marriage: In the Parish of Cambusnethan on 22nd March 1867 at 35 Caledonian Road, Wishaw, after banns, according to the Forms of the United Presbyterian Church. John Craig, iron moulder (bachelor), aged 33 of Caledonian Road Wishaw, father John Craig, Pitheadman (deceased), mother Mary Craig m.s. Gartshore, married Agnes Gilchrist, aged 31 of Caledonian Road Wishaw, House Keeper,(Widow). Father John Gilchrist, labourer (deceased), mother Elizabeth Gilchrist, m.s. Gilbraith (deceased). In the presence of William Craig, John Gilchrist.

Marriage: In the Parish of Cambusnethan on 29th January 1883 at Wishaw Manse, after banns, according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. John Craig, iron moulder (widower), aged 49 of Watsons Land Camnethan, father John Craig, labourer (deceased), mother Mary Craig m.s. Gartshore. Married Jessie George, house keeper (Widow), aged 46, of Watsons Land Camnethan, father Thomas George, slater and plasterer (deceased), mother Elizabeth George m.s. Hunter (deceased). In the presence of James Jack, Jane Sneddon.

According to his daughter Agnes' marriage certificate in 1885 he was an Iron Moulder.

John's second wife is Janet (Jessie) George the daughter of Thomas George and Elizabeth Hunter. She was born in 1832. Janet(Jessie) had previously been married to James Sneddon who died in 1877. The witnesses at Jessie and John's marriage in 1883 were James Jack and Jane Sneddon. Jane is Jessie's daughter and James Jack is most likely Jane's husband.

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48. Agnes Gilchrist CRAIG

Birth: On 11 Nov 1867 at 35 Caled???? Road Wishaw, Parish of Cambusnethan, Lanark, Agnes Craig was born. Father John Craig, Iron Moulder, mother Agnes Craig previously Hamilton m.s. Gilchrist. Parents were married 22 March 1867 at Cambusnethan. Informant: John Craig - father.

In the 1881 census in Cambusnethan, William (b 1831) is living only with servants and a boarder at 220 Camnethan St (first floor) but is listed as having 33 acres of land.  At 186 Camnethan St (first floor) lived the Craig family with three daughters, Agnes 13 years, Jane 11 years and Isabella 9 years old.

William aged 54 then married Agnes Craig (b 1867) aged 18 in 1885.  Agnes was the young maid.  William and Agnes then had William (Bill) b1885, Janet Lindsay (Jenny) b1888, Agnes G (Nan) b1890, Mary (Polly) b1892, Jean (Jeanie) b1894, John L C b1897, Isabella Craig (Tibby) b1900 and David King (King) b1903.

In the 1891 census Agnes' two sisters, Jane and Bella are living with William and Agnes as servants.

In 1901 Agnes is living in Logie Stirling with six of the children (possibly on holidays) separate from William who was living at Cambusnethan in Kirknowe house.

Proate Index:
CRAIG or WATSON Agnes of Kirkuowe House J37 Cainbusnethan-
street Wishaw widow died 26 July 1940 Confirmation of Robert
Freeland solicitor and William Jack Watson and David King
Watson. Sealed Llandudno 6 May.

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