Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

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Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

Undocumented Pre-Immigrant Generation

1. Mr Craigs 

 

(In order to include the families of both marriages of Thomas Craigs in this report, it was necessary to put in his father   as Mr Craigs.)   

   

Children:

  2   i.   Thomas Craigs

 

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

First Immigrant Generation

2. Thomas Craigs

 

Son of Mr Craigs. Born Approx 1770 in Lanton, Northumberland, England. Died 30 Sep 1860 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Hand Loom Weaver. Religion Presbyterian.

 

The spelling of the surname became "Craig" in many of the families.

   

For full details on the Craig Family, see the genealogy book, "The Craigs of Harvey Settlement, Red Rock and the Pontiac" by Helen C. Craig.   The following excerpt is copied from the book:

 

    "Thomas Craigs was born in Lanton, Northumberland County, England, a small place near the border of Scotland.   Little is known about his early life.   Presbyterian Church records in Kirknewton and Wooler provide us with information about marriages, deaths and baptisms of his children.   His first wife, Ann Crosby, died in 1811 at the age of 41 and was buried from the Kirknewton Church.   (LDS Film 0252591)   For his second marriage a year later, his banns were read in Kirknewton prior to his marriage to Margaret Patterson.   It would be assumed that Margaret was unable to write as she signed the marriage register with an "x".  

 

She was from Kimmerston according to "her book" that came with them to Canada so perhaps she did know how to read.

 

    "Thomas's children were baptised by the Presbyterian ministers in Wooler West Chapel.   It was here that he held several positions in the church.

He was an elder and clerk of session, responsible for recording the minutes of the meetings of the elders who made up the session.   He was also the precentor during the worship services where he taught the hymns by singing the hymns line by line for the congregation to follow.   At that time any musical accompaniment by an instrument was considered sinful."

 

    "When Thomas's sons Walter, James and Henry went to Canada, he was nearly 70 years of age, old by the standards of that day.   He must have felt that his days as a hand loom weaver were coming to an end.   Even though Presbyterians did not raffle their possessions, he felt he had no choice but to do so in order to get enough money for passage for him, his wife and 2 unmarried children.   The winner of the raffle for his clock gave it back to him to take with him.   It has probably not survived although there are memories of a clock with wooden works in a home in Red Rock.........    The congregation in Wooler gave him a suit of clothes and a pair of glasses.   The glasses are still with a family member.   They were engraved, "Presented by members of the West Chapel Wooler to Mr Thomas Craigs 1840."   His minister, Rev. Thomas Gray wrote 'Sketch of the Life of Mr. Thomas Craigs' and published it in The Scottish Christian Herald, second series, vol. 3. no. 153 as well as a separate pamphlet."

 

    "From the letters written by Thomas Craigs that were published in "The Sketch", we knew that they sailed from Liverpool on May 24 or 25 (1841) on a large ship in the timber trade and that they arrived in Saint John and travelled to Fredericton and Harvey in time to attend Sabbath services on July 5..........."

     

"Thomas's wife Margaret died 2 years after their arrival in Harvey Settlement....."

    

"Thomas lived with his son Henry in Harvey Settlement (1851 Census).   He visited with his sons, Thomas and William, in Red Rock.   There is a tradition that he walked the distance in one day but towards the end of his life he had to take two days to make the trip of over 50 miles." He wrote the undated poem at this link to his grandchildren in Red Rock.

 

From The Morning News, published in Saint John, NB, 8 Oct 1860:   "Died Harvey Settlement, Sabbath morn., 30th ult., Thomas Craigs, age 91."

 

He first married Ann Crosby, 22 Jun 1794 in Coldstream, Scotland. Born Approx 1770. Died 16 Oct 1811 in Kirknewton, Northumberland, Eng.

   

They had the following children:

  3   i.   Ann Craigs

  4   ii.   Thomas Craigs

  5   iii.   Mary Craigs

  6   iv.   Robert Craigs

  7   v.   Walter Craigs

  8   vi.   Ann Craigs

 

He second married Margaret Patterson, 8 Nov 1812 in Kirknewton. Born Approx 1780 in Kimmerston, England. Died 10 Sep 1843 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
 

They had the following children:

  9   i.   James Craigs

  10   ii.   Henry Craigs

  11   iii.   William Craigs

  12   iv.   Thomas Craigs

  13   v.   Luke F. Craig

  14   vi.   Isabella Craigs

 

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

3. Ann Craigs

 

Daughter of Thomas Craigs & Ann Crosby. Born 16 Mar 1796 in Lanton. Died 17 May 1796 in Kirknewton.

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

4. Thomas Craigs 

 

Son of Thomas Craigs & Ann Crosby. Born 15 Apr 1797 in Lanton.

   

Thomas probably died young since another child was named Thomas in 1819.

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

5. Mary Craigs

Daughter of Thomas Craigs & Ann Crosby. Born 30 Jan 1800. Died 8 Nov 1813 in Kirknewton.

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

6. Robert Craigs 

Son of Thomas Craigs & Ann Crosby. Born 10 Jul 1803 in Milfield.

   

In the 1841 Census for Milfield there is a Robert Craigs, age 36, occupation weaver and living alone with no family.

 
 
 
 

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

7. Walter Craigs  

Son of Thomas Craigs & Ann Crosby. Born 18 Dec 1805 in Milfield, Northumberland, England. Died 8 Dec 1900 in Clarendon, Pontiac Co., Quebec. Occupation Farmer.

   

Walter's name and birthdate is recorded in Thomas Craigs' Bible.   It is the only one of the children of Thomas and Ann that is listed so perhaps he is the only one to survive to adulthood.   Walter dropped the "s" on Craig when he came to Canada.   He and Ann had 6 children and a foster child.

   

Walter and his wife, Ann Sinclair went to Clarendon, Pontiac County in 1838, joining Ann's relatives--mother Janet, and brothers James Matthew and John Sinclair (1842 Census).  

 

From The Equity, Shawville, Quebec, 27 Dec 1900:

  

Died on the 8th inst., Walter Craig of Clarendon, aged 96 years.   Deceased was born in Northumberland, England, 1804 and settled in Clarendon in 1838, and consequently endured all the hardships inherent to life in a new country on its first settlement.   His family consists of two daughters--Mrs Richard Hudson, Ramsey, Ont., and Mrs Wm Hudson, North Bay, and Thomas on the homestead.   He also leaves 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, and a name of a just and good man.

 

He married Ann Sinclair. Born 28 Nov 1804 in Lanark, Scotland. Died 25 Sep 1895 in Clarendon, Pontiac Co., Quebec.

   

Ann was daughter of John Sinclair and Janet Letham.

 

From Clarendon Regular Baptist Church records:   September the twenty-seventh one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five I the undersigned entered in the family burring (sic) ground on lot number nineteen in the fifth range of the township of Clarendon the body of Ann Sinclair wife of Walter Craig farmer.   Deceased September the twenty-fifth one thousand eight hundred ninety-five aged ninety one years the witnesses that were and have signed with me were       J D Medcof Clergyman

 

They had the following children:

  15   i.   John Craig

  16   ii.   Thomas Craig

  17   iii.   Robert Craig

  18   iv.   Janet Craig

  19   v.   Ann Crosby Craig

  20   vi.   Thomas Craig

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

8. Ann Craigs

Daughter of Thomas Craigs & Ann Crosby. Born 31 Jul 1808 in Milfield.

   

No further information.

 
 

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

9. James Craigs 

Son of Thomas Craigs & Margaret Patterson. Born 5 Oct 1813 in Milfield, England. Died 22 Aug 1902 in Harvey, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

PANB Marriage Records, p. 166:   "James Craigs and Mary Hume on 14 Dec 1841 by Daniel McCurdy, witnesses Thomas Craigs and Luke Craigs."

James, as a single man of 23, came to Harvey Settlement with the other settlers in 1837.   He received Land Grant Lot #11W, second tier, directly behind that of his younger brother Henry.

   

James and Mary lived all their married lives on the farm in Harvey and are buried in the Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

For complete details of this family see "The Craigs of Harvey Settlement, Red Rock and the Pontiac" by Helen C. Craig, 1999.

   

He married Mary Hume, 14 Dec 1841 in   Harvey Settlement, By Daniel McCurdy . Born 1816 in Fenton, Northumberland, England. Died 24 Aug 1899 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Mary emigrated to Harvey Settlement with her infant daughter Jane and her sister Margaret Hume Carmichael and family in 1837.

Undated photograph of James Craigs and wife Mary Hume

(source: Dann Craig)

Copied from unidentified newspaper clipping:  

 

"Over Four Score Years

    

Death at Harvey of one of the Earliest English Settlers

   

Harvey, York County, is mourning the loss of one of their aged and best loved ladies in that community in the person of Mary, wife of James Craig, who died Thursday last at the age of 82 years.   She was a native of Fenton, Staffordshire, (sic) England and she and Mr Craig were the only surviving couple of the first settlers of Harvey.   She leaves a husband bereaved in his old age, eight children, sixty-one grandchildren and forty-five great grandchildren to mourn their loss."

 

They had the following children:

  21   i.   Jane Craig

  22   ii.   Thomas Craig

  23   iii.   Samuel Robert Craig

  24   iv.   Margaret "Maggie" Craig

  25   v.   James "Black Jim" Craig

  26   vi.   Isabelle Craig

  27   vii.   Elizabeth "Betty" Craig

  28   viii.   John Albert "Jack" Craig

  29   ix.   Henry "Black Harry" Craig

 

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

10. Henry "Harry" Craigs & Isabella Kay

 

Son of Thomas Craigs & Margaret Patterson. Born 22 Jan 1815 in Milfield, England. Died 11 Jul 1893 in Harvey, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Henry and his wife Isabella Kay came to NB in 1837 on the brig Cornelius, and were pioneer settlers of Harvey Settlement.   Henry got Lot #11 West 1st tier in Harvey Settlement, which contained 100 acres of land.   Ownership of this farm remained with his direct descendants until 1991.

Undated carte-de-visite image of Henry "Harry" Craigs (b. 22 Jan 1815 Milfield, England - 11 Jul 1893 Harvey, NB).

Source: Ellis Craig, Ottawa, 24 Apr 2007.

Undated image of Henry "Harry" Craigs (b. 22 Jan 1815 Milfield, England - 11 Jul 1893 Harvey, NB). The image presented here was from another copy, possibly a carte-de-visite. Source: Ellis Craig, Ottawa, 24 Apr 2007.

From The Herald, Fredericton, 29 Jul 1893, p.2:   (A weekly newspaper published on Saturday)

 

Henry Craig, sr., one of the oldest residents of Harvey, passed to his rest on Monday, 10th inst., aged 79 years.   He came from the borders of Scotland in the year 1837 and has resided here since that time.   Deceased was one of the most successful farmers in the place and took an active part in affairs concerning agriculture.   He was well known in this parish and in Stanley and was much esteemed.   The funeral took place Tuesday and was largely attended.

Undated memorial card for Henry "Harry" Craigs (b. 22 Jan 1815 Milfield, England - 11 Jul 1893 Harvey, NB).

 

Henry Craig,
Died July 10, 1893
Aged 78 Yrs, 7 Mos.

"One less at home!
The charmed circle broken - a dear face
Missed day by day from its usual place,
But cleansed, saved, perfecte by grace,
One more in heaven."

"One less on earth!
Its pain, its sorrow and its toil to share,
One less the pilgrim's daiy cross to bear,
Once more the crown of the blessed to wear,
At home in heaven!

Source: Ellis Craig, Ottawa, 24 Apr 2007.

Copy of the will of Henry Craig date 7 Nov 1892 in the County of York, Parish of Manners-Sutton. Source: Ellis Craig, Ottawa, 24 Apr 2007.

 He married Isabella Kay, daughter of William Kay & Isabella, 17 May 1837 in England. Born 27 May 1805 in Chillingham, Northumberland, England. Christen 3 Jun 1805 in Wooler West Chapel. Died 13 Mar 1881 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

LDS film #87986 - Wooler West Chapel:   "Isabella Kay daughter of William Kay and Isabella his wife of the parish of Chillingham in the County of Northumberland (born at Chillingham on the 27th day of May 1805) was baptized on the 3rd of June 1805 by me, James Kennedy Protestant Dissenting Minister."

 

From The New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser, 23 Mar 1881, p. 3:

   

At Harvey, York Co., on the 13th inst., after a protracted illness, Isabella, wife of Henry Craigs, aged 75 years and 10 months, leaving a husband, 2 sons and 15 grandchildren to mourn the loss of a tender, loving mother.   Her end was peace.   The deceased was a native of Wooler, Northumberland, England; sailed from Berwick-on-Tweed on May 1837, arrived at Fredericton in July and was located in company with the other emigrants under the auspices of Sir John Harvey.

 

They had the following children:

  30   i.   Isabella Craig

  31   ii.   Thomas Frank Craig

  32   iii.   Margaret Craig

  33   iv.   William Craig

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

11. William Craigs  

Son of Thomas Craigs & Margaret Patterson. Born 1 Jan 1817 in Milfield. Died 4 Oct 1892 in Red Rock, NB. Buried in Stanley Anglican Cemetery.
 

William, his wife Margaret Dixon, their three year old daughter Agnes, brother Thomas and his wife Margaret Reid arrived in Harvey Settlement in July 1843 (1851 census) to join their three brothers, a sister and parents.   Shortly after their arrival they each petitioned for 100 acres of unsurveyed land "north of the mill lot surveyed for the Littles west of Harvey Settlement."   These petitions were registered at the Crown Land Office on 3 Sep 1843 as #5687 and #5686 respectively.
 

In August 1844, they moved to Red Rock, 25 miles NE of Fredericton, near Stanley that had been settled in 1836 by people from Wooler and surrounding area.
 

William and Margaret lived the rest of their lives on Lot #7E in Red Rock.
 

William's burial in the Stanley Anglican Cemetery was recorded by Rev. T. L. Williams in the Taymouth Methodist Church records   (NBFA film #636). His wife, their two young children and daughter Agnes are probably buried there as the Presbyterian Church Cemetery was not established until 1898.   There are no gravestones marking their final resting place nor have any obituaries been found.
 

Their daughter Agnes died a few years after her marriage.   Margaret and Eve married and their families still live in New Brunswick.   Their sons William and Thomas also stayed in New Brunswick while Ralph migrated to Nanaimo, BC after having lived in Harvey Settlement with his wife for a few years.   Luke moved to Maine and on to Washington while Mary went to Massachusetts.
 

He married Margaret Dixon, 22 Feb 1839 in Coldstream. Born 1 Mar 1817 in Coldstream, England. Died 23 Mar 1886 in Red Rock, NB.
 

They had the following children:

  34   i.   Agnes Craig

  35   ii.   Margaret Craig

  36   iii.   Ralph Dixon Craig

  37   iv.   Thomas Craig

  38   v.   Ellenor Craig

  39   vi.   Luke Craig

  40   vii.   William T. "Will" Craig

  41   viii.   Thomas Henry "Tailor Tom" Craig

  42   ix.   Mary Isabel Craig

  43   x.   Catherine "Eve" Craig

 
 

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

12. Thomas Craigs  

Son of Thomas Craigs & Margaret Patterson. Born 19 Mar 1819 in Milfield, England. Died 14 Mar 1904 in Red Rock, NB. Buried in St. Peters Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Stanley, NB. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Thomas was the fourth son of Thomas Craigs and his wife, Margaret Patterson.   He and Margaret were farm labourers in Milfield Hill in 1841 (census) for Thomas Robison and his wife Jessy.   (LDS film #0438892)   Shortly after their marriage in 1843, they left England for Harvey Settlement, probably with Thomas's older brother, William and his wife Margaret Dixon and their daughter, arriving in July 1843 (1851 census) to join their parents and three brothers and a sister as well as other friends.
 

Thomas petitioned for a 100 acre Crown Land grant on 3 Sep 1843 (NBFA RS108 1843) described as "north of the mill lot surveyed for Little, west of the Harvey Settlement".   According to family tradition, the land was of poorer qualiaty for farming than the earlier grants on the Fredericton St. Andrews Road, so in 1844 they left Harvey for Red Rock, where they got land on the eastern side of the Red Rock Road.
 

Thomas was known by his nickname, "Daidy".   Thomas and his brother William, who lived on neighbouring farms, were elders in the Stanley Presbyterian Church.
 

By the 1870s the "s" on the Craig name was seldom seen in the various public records.

Thomas and his wife had a family of twelve children.

 

From unidentified newspaper obituary - 1904:

 

Thomas Craigs--Well Known Stanley Citizen Called to His Reward

   

Mr Thomas Craigs died at his home at Stanley on Monday March 14th, at the age of eighty-five years.

 

Deceased was born in Northumberland County, England, March 19th, 1819.   He became a member of the Presbyterian Church when a young man, in the old country and his life throughout was that of an exemplary Christian.
 

In 1843 he married Miss Margaret Reed, a native of Dumfries, Scotland, and came to this country in the same year.   He lived for a year at Harvey Station and thence in 1844 removed to Red Rock, Stanley, where he resided until his death.   He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church at Stanley, for upwards of fifty years.   He was a farmer and devoted much of his time to the culture of fruit.

   

Mrs Craigs will be sadly missed in the community where he resided.   He conducted a Sunday School in Red Rock for a number of years, and when a minister was not at hand was frequently called upon to conduct funerals, religious services and similar pastoral duties.   He was a kindly man with a pleasant smile for all whom he met, and leaves a large circle of friends.   Of his twelve children seven survive to mourn with their widowed mother, his loss.   Two sons, Mr James Craigs at home, and Mr Walter Craigs of Woodstock, and five daughters, Mrs Samuel Craigs of Zionville, Mrs James Jackson of Belfast, Ireland, Mrs John Flemming of Washington, Mrs James Craigs of Manitoba and Mrs Harry Ward of Williamsburg are the living children.   Fifty grandchildren and over forty great-grandchildren also survive him.

   

The funeral took place Wednesday, 16th instant, Rev. J. J. Mullen officiating.

 

He married Margaret Reid, 6 May 1843 in Coldstream, Scotland. Born 20 Jan 1820 in Dumfries, Scotland. Died 20 Apr 1913 in Red Rock, NB. Buried in St. Peters Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Stanley, NB.

   

Margaret's maiden name has also been spelled "Reed".

 

They had the following children:

  44   i.   Esther "Easter" Craig

  45   ii.   Margaret "Maggie" Craig

  46   iii.   Isabella "Bella" Craig

  47   iv.   Annie "Nancy" Craig

  48   v.   Jessie Craig

  49   vi.   Thomas Craig

  50   vii.   Eleanor "Ellen" Craig

  51   viii.   James "Jim" Craig

  52   ix.   William Henry Craig

  53   x.   Jane Taylor Craig

  54   xi.   Henry William "Harry" Craig

  55   xii.   Walter "Watt" Craigs

 

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

13. Luke F. Craig

Son of Thomas Craigs & Margaret Patterson. Born 1 Jul 1821 in Milfield, England. Died 23 Oct 1911 in Thorne Centre, Pontiac Co., Que. Buried in Presbyterian Buring Ground, Campbell's Bay. Occupation Farmer.

 

(Not sure if Luke was born on 1 or 11 Jul 1821.)

    

Luke emigrated to Harvey Settlement with his parents and sister in 1841.   Little is known about him for the next 20 years.   He is not listed anywhere in the 1851 Census for York County, NB, nor can any record of marriages be found.   In 1861, he owned land,   which he and his wife "Christina Johnston" sold to Christina's son, Christopher Johnston on 16 Feb 1861. (NB Land Registry, York Co. 1849-73 v.41 (L2) Reel #5632 PANB).   At the time of the 1861 Census, Christina Johnston was living with her son Christopher and Luke was a farmer and lodger in the household of Ann Roe.

 

Luke moved to Thorne Centre, Pontiac County, Quebec about 1861 where he received grants for lots #43 and 44 in Range 3 and 44A in Range 4.   He dropped the "s" on Craig when he left NB.

 

Obituary from The Equity (Shawville, Quebec) 2 Nov 1911:

   

Died, at his home in Greermount on October 23rd, Mr Luke F. Craig, aged 90 years.   He leaves to mourn his loss his sorrowing wife, two sons and five daughters, as follows:   Thomas of Michigan; Mrs Alex Smiley, Bryson; Mrs Edward Gibson, Campbell's Bay; Mrs John Carson, North Bay; Mrs Wilmot Speck, Cobalt, and Agnes and William on the homestead.   Another son, Robert, was laid to rest six years ago.   He was buried by the Orange Order, four lodges being in attendance.   The funeral took place on Thursday, October 26th, a large number of friends and acquaintances following his remains to Campbell's Bay where they were laid to rest in the Presbyterian burial ground.   The Revs. Mr Booy and Mr Brown conducted the funeral services.

 

From Folio 60, Burial No. 6, Mission of the Congregation of Litchfield (Campbell's Bay) and Masfield (Fort Coulonge) Reel #M-2520:

   

"On this twenth sixthe day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eleven, I the undersigned Deacon of the Church of England in Canada, Incumbent of the Parish of Campbell's Bay, Province of Quebec, Interred in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Campbell's Bay, the body of "Luke" laconder Craig farmer of the Township of Thorne aged ninety.   Deceased on the twenty Third day of the present month and year.   This act having been read I have signed in the presence of:

Witnesses William Henry Craig, Alex Smiley

R.S.Booy (Incumbent)

 

Information on the descendants of Luke are in the book, "The Craigs of Harvey Settlement, Red Rock and the Pontiac" by Helen C. Craig.

 

He first married Christina A. Heughan, daughter of William Heughan & Agnes Beattie. Born Approx 1803 in Scotland. Died 22 Feb 1875 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Christina emigrated to Harvey Settlement as a widow with three children in 1841.

 

Christina is buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery and her name is on the same stone as Agnes, wife of William Heughan.   She is listed as C. A. Craig on the gravestone, and was 72 years old when she died.

 

He second married Agnes "Nancy" Rooney, 1862 in Quebec. Born 1 Jul 1847 in Bristol Ridge, Que. Died 16 Feb 1937 in Campbell's Bay, Que.

 

Nancy ws the daughter of Thomas Rooney and Margaret Sparling.

 

From newspaper obituary:

   

MRS LUKE F. CRAIG

The funeral of Mrs Luke F. Craig, one of the oldest residents of Campbell's Bay, who died Tuesday, Feb 16, was held on Friday, Feb 19, from St. Andrew's United Church, Campbell's Bay.   Rev. E. G. Warren conducted the service.   Interment was in the Union Cemetery.   She was 90 years old July 1, 1936.

 

The deceased woman was formerly Miss Nancy Rooney, daughter of the late Thomas Rooney and Margaret Sparling, pioneer settlers of Thorne.   She was active until the time of her death.   Her husband predeceased her 26 years ago.

 

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs Edward Gibson and Miss Agnes Craig, Campbell's Bay; Mrs John Carson, North Bay; Mrs Alex Smiley, Shawville and Mrs W. Speck, Flint, Mich.; and one son, William, Greemount, Que.; 35 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.   Two other sons, Thomas Walter and Robert John predeceased the mother.

 

They had the following children:

  56   i.   Thomas "Walter" Craig

  57   ii.   Robert John Craig

  58   iii.   Margaret Ann "Maggie Ann" Craig

  59   iv.   Eliza "Jane" Craig

  60   v.   Isabella Catherine "Kate" Craig

  61   vi.   Sarah "Agnes" Craig

  62   vii.   William Henry Luke Craig

  63   viii.   Emma "Mary" Craig

 

Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

SECOND Immigrant Generation

14. Isabella Craigs

Daughter of Thomas Craigs & Margaret Patterson. Born 19 Feb 1824 in Milfield, England. Christen 28 Feb 1824 in United Presbyterian Church, Cheviot St., Wooler.

 

From United Presbyterian Church, Cheviot St. (Wooler, England) Church records.   Births and baptisms.   1749-1833   LDS film #0087986:   "Isabella Craigs Daughter or Thomas and Margaret Craigs of the Parish of Kirknewton in the County of Northumberland, born at Milfield February 19th was baptised February 28, 1824 by:   James Mitchell, Protestant Dissenting Minister."

 

She married James Nesbitt, son of James Nesbitt & Elspeth, 28 Oct 1844 in Harvey Settlement By Daniel McCurdy, Presbyterian . Born 2 Oct 1822 in England.

  

Two birth dates for James:   29 Oct 1823 England, and 2 Oct 1822.   Not sure which is correct.

   

PANB Marriage Records, p. 265:   "James Nesbit and Isabella Craigs on 28 Oct 1844, by Daniel McCurdy, witnesses John B. Nesbit and Isabella Herbert."

 

James and Isabella lived on Lot #12W 2nd tier, which they sold to Archibald Rutherford in 1852 and went to Australia.

 

James and Isabella arrived in Melbourne, Australia in Oct 1852 aboard the ship "Revenue", and it is believed they spent the rest of their lives in Australia.

 

Index

Craig, Agnes               34

Craig, Ann Crosby               19

Craig, Annie "Nancy"               47

Craig, Catherine "Eve"               43

Craig, Eleanor "Ellen"               50

Craig, Eliza "Jane"               59

Craig, Elizabeth "Betty"               27

Craig, Ellenor               38

Craig, Emma "Mary"               63

Craig, Esther "Easter"               44

Craig, Henry "Black Harry"               29

Craig, Henry William "Harry"               54

Craig, Isabella               30

Craig, Isabella "Bella"               46

Craig, Isabella Catherine "Kate"               60

Craig, Isabelle               26

Craig, James "Black Jim"               25

Craig, James "Jim"               51

Craig, Jane               21

Craig, Jane Taylor               53

Craig, Janet               18

Craig, Jessie               48

Craig, John               15

Craig, John Albert "Jack"               28

Craig, Luke               39

Craig, Luke F.               13

Craig, Margaret               32

Craig, Margaret               35

Craig, Margaret "Maggie"               24

Craig, Margaret "Maggie"               45

Craig, Margaret Ann "Maggie Ann"               58

Craig, Mary Isabel               42

Craig, Ralph Dixon               36

Craig, Robert               17

Craig, Robert John               57

Craig, Samuel Robert               23

Craig, Sarah "Agnes"               61

Craig, Thomas               16

Craig, Thomas               20

Craig, Thomas               22

Craig, Thomas               37

Craig, Thomas               49

Craig, Thomas "Walter"               56

Craig, Thomas Frank               31

Craig, Thomas Henry "Tailor Tom"               41

Craig, William               33

Craig, William Henry               52

Craig, William Henry Luke               62

Craig, William T. "Will"               40

Craigs, Ann               3

Craigs, Ann               8

Craigs, Henry               10

Craigs, Isabella               14

Craigs, James               9

Craigs, Mary               5

Craigs, Mr               1

Craigs, Robert               6

Craigs, Thomas               12

Craigs, Thomas               2

Craigs, Thomas               4

Craigs, Walter               7

Craigs, Walter "Watt"               55

Craigs, William               11

Crosby, Ann, spouse of               2

Dixon, Margaret, spouse of               11

Heughan, Christina A., spouse of               13

Hume, Mary, spouse of               9

Kay, Isabella, spouse of               10

Nesbitt, James, spouse of               14

Patterson, Margaret, spouse of               2

Reid, Margaret, spouse of               12

Rooney, Agnes "Nancy", spouse of               13

Sinclair, Ann, spouse of               7