James Craig

1737–
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

James Craig was born in 1737, in Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Janet Spence on 25 May 1757, in Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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James Craig
1737–
Janet Spence
1740–1759
Marriage: 25 May 1757
James Craig
1758–
Spence Craig
1759–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 May 1757
Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

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World Events (4)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 65

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 78

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Age 93

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, from Gaelic creag, a word that has been borrowed in Middle English as crag(g).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Craig in entry for James Craig, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Craig in entry for Spence_ Craig, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Craig in entry for Spence_ Craig, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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