George CRAIG and Mary MOXLEY
Ireland to Gloucester Township before 1834
February 3, 2005:
Thanks for the offer to start a new page; please do.
1881 census will not show anything for the Moxleys on Conc. II.;
they had moved on by then. Some to the Ridge Rd., some to Hawethorne Rd.
and some to places uknown (those are the ones I am looking for).
All the Craigs but three are accounted for--- George (the original settler)
died between 1845 & 1851 (1851 census shows his wife Mary Moxley a widow
and their youngest child was born in 1846) I am trying to find a record of
his death and a burial site. Samuel, the above's 3rd son (one of triplets)
b.1835 gone missing by 1871. Benjamin, the 8th son b.abt 1843 also
missing from 1871 census.
The biggest challenge is finding out where they came from in the first place.
Our family 'stories' say Donegal and Cork but nothing specific about location
or the means of financing the trip or settlement I have suggestions they
were discharged soldiers or alternatively that they were fleeing prosecution
for horse theft. Who knows??
Note: Al has a lot of photos from the 1890's. Some were taken by the
Charron Studio on Sussex Drive.
The book Gloucester Roots lists the following families living
in the 2nd Concession in 1834: Allen, Armstrong, Coombes / Coombs, Craig, Johnston,
Moxley and Phair.
December 12, 2005:
Here is some new info and a correction:
I have confirmed that the Craig and Moxley families were sharing Lot 24, the
1832 assessment roll has the notation " in company " beside the names Geo. Craige
and James Moxley.
The 1834 roll shows that Joseph Coombs was on Lot 15, Simon Armstrong on Lot 13,
Joseph Johnston on the e 1/2 of Lot 23 and Richard Allen on the w 1/2 of 23. It
also shows Wm Phair on Lot 22 not 26 as I previously believed; apparently the Phairs
didn' t move to 26 until about 1838.
... Al Craig
March 3, 2009:
Hi Jim and Al,
I recently received the marriage records of my great great uncle William Craig (b. 1835
Gloucester Twp., Ont.) s/o of George Craig and Mary Moxley. Turns out he married Sarah Jane
Ingram of Litchfield d/o Oliver Ingram and Sarah Somerville. From Jim's post on Bytown or
Bust (see www.bytown.net/acres.htm) and his Worldconnect pages on Rootsweb I
believe this is 'his' Ingram family so I thought I'd pass on the information I have about
Sarah Jane and William.
Their marriage information as recorded in the Ontario Marriage Registers is
William Craig 32 Ottawa, Gloucester Bachelor Mechanic Methodist s/o George & Mary Craig
Married Sarah J Ingram 23 Ottawa, Litchfield, Spinster Methodist d/o Oliver & Sarah
Ingram Witnesses James Craig, Mary Craig both of Ottawa July 15, 1872 at Ottawa by
Rev. J B Aylsworth by licence at Ottawa, Carleton
James Craig mentioned as a witness would be my ggrandfather and Mary could be his mother,
wife, or sister all of whom were named Mary.
I have been unsuccessful in locating an 1881 census record for them.
William Craig died of consumption in 1884, to date I have found no indication that they
had any children. Papers relating to the estate of another brother, George, who died in 1921
state that they definitely did not have children, but they also say that Sarah had died
"many years ago" which was not the case.
Sarah Jane remarried sometime after William's death to a man named William McAdam / MacAdam
and died 8 Oct 1931 in Nepean. I believe she is buried at Beechwood Cemetery.
Ontario Deaths 1869-1947
Name: Sarah Jane Macadam
Death date: 08 Oct 1931 Age at death: 84 years
Death place: Ottawa, Nepean, Carleton, Ontario
Birth date: 1847
Gender: Female Marital status:
Father name: Oliver Ingram Mother name: Sarah Sommerville
GSU film number: 2295641
Digital GS number: 4002294
Image number: 928
Reference number: 243
I would welcome any information you may have on Sarah Jane, William Craig, possible
children or on William McAdam
E-mail Allen Craig and Al Lewis
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