George Craig
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George Craig (1817 - abt. 1887)

George Craig
Born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 2 Jun 1846 in Leith South, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 70 in Dennistoun, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdommap
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George Craig was the father of the first Presidential Secret Service agent killed while on duty.


George Craig and Isabella Begg married in 1846 at Leith Parish Church, Leith South, Midlothian, Scotland

Transcription of Marriage Record:

George Craig, Compositior, residing at No. 8,Kinkgate, Leith, Parish of South Leith, and Isabella Begg residing at No. 26 Lolbooth Myne Leith, same parish, daughter of the late Hugh Begg, Waggoner, Leith, were three times proclaimed in the Parish Church of South Leith, in order to marriage, 31st May 1846 and no objections offered, and were married at Leith 2nd June 1846 by the Rev David Thorbum.


Name: George Craig
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818
Relationship: Head
Spouse: Isabella Craig
Gender: Male
Where born: Argyle, AYR
Parish Number: 692/2
Civil Parish: Leith South
County: Midlothian
Address: Giles St 27
Occupation: Painter Composctor
ED: 15
Page: 21 , Household schedule number: 94, LINE: 14. Roll: CSSCT1851_188
Household Members: Name Age
George Craig 33
Isabella Craig 27
Adam Craig 3
Isabella Craig 1[1]
Residence Date: 1861 Age: 44
Residence Place: Glasgow Inner High, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Occupation: Corrector for the Press Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [2]
Residence Date: 1871 Age: 54
Residence Place: Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Residence Date: 1881 Age: 64
Residence Place: Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Residence Date: 1881 Age: 64
Residence Place: Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland


Date: 5 Aug 1887
Place: 6 Golfbill Drive, Dennistoun, Lanark, Scotland
Cause of Death: Senility


  1. 1851 Scotland Census: Parish: Leith South; ED: 15; Page: 21; Line: 14; Roll: CSSCT1851_188; Year: 1851 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.
  2. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.
  • "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 Aug 2012), George Craig in entry for Sarah Macadam Craig, 10 Jul 1860; citing reference , FHL microfilm 6035516.

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