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William Craighead

Born Born 1717 in Auchiries, Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died Died unknown
Married Married 11 Nov 1759 to Jean Black in Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Parents and Family of William Craighead:

  1. William Craighead; b. 1717, d. unknown
  2. Isobel Craighead; b. 1720, d. unknown
  3. Elspet Craighead; b. 1722, d. unknown
  4. Alexander Craighead; b. 1725, d. unknown
  5. George Craighead; b. 1727, d. unknown
  6. Janet Craighead; b. 1729, d. unknown

Children of William Craighead and Jean Black:

  1. William Craighead; b. 1760, d. 07 Jan 1831
  2. John Craighead; b. 1761, d. unknown
  3. Alexander Craighead; b. 1764, d. unknown
  4. Robert Craighead; b. about 1768, d. unknown
  5. Isabel Craighead; b. 1769, d. unknown

William and Jean

There is no recorded information on William Craighead and Jean Black other than the Old Parochial Registers. He was probably a tenant farmer struggling to exist.

William and Jean were the common great grandparents of William Craighead (b. 1821)and his wife Elizabeth Craighead (b. 1823), the couple who emigrated to Canada and were married at the Burnbrae Presbytarian Church in Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, on 21 Dec 1844 .


Ref.1 - Old Parochial Registers for the Parish of Cruden in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. These were reviewed on microfilm through the Family History Centre of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.
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