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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)
Second Immigrant Generation
10. Henry "Harry" Craigs . 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.
Two generation genealogy of Henry Craigs descendants provided by Dann Craig in
a single pdf or MS Word file.
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.
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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).
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.
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|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
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