William Craig

Brief Life History of William

William Craig was born on 12 March 1783, in Alston, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom as the son of Thomas Craig and Margaret Pattinson. He married Elizabeth Archer in December 1807, in Alston, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. He died on 19 February 1816, in Alston, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 32.

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William Craig
1783–1816
Elizabeth Archer
1785–
Marriage: December 1807

Sources (4)

  • William Craig, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Craig, "England, Cumberland Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • William Craig, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, Older Scots crag, craig. Compare the synonymous English Cragg .

Manx: either a shortened form of Gaelic Mac Concharraige ‘son of Cu Charraige (‘hound of the rock’) or possibly of Mac Thorveig ‘son of Thorveig’, from the Old Norse personal name Thórveig (from the god's name Thórr + veig ‘pith, strength’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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