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4. William Baikie3 Craigie (William2, William1) was born in Harray, Orkney Islands, Scotland 31 October 1831.(10) He was baptized on November 23rd. William died of Bright's kidney disease, 24 December 1884, at the New Royal Infirmary, in Edinburgh, Scotland, at 53 years of age.(11) William was living at 10A Hope Park Terrace in Edinburgh at the time of his death. His illness began six months before his death.

He married Mary Rae Bain, 21 March 1850, in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland.(12) Mary was born 28 July 1825, in the parish of Kirkwall-St.Ola, Orkney Islands, Scotland.(13) Mary was the daughter of William Bain and Isabella Scott. Mary died of heart disease, 24 January 1901, in Leadburn by Penicuik, Edinburgh, Scotland, at 75 years of age.(14) Her father William Bain was a seaman. His parents were William Bain and Marion Harcus and were from the island of Westray. Mary's mother Isabella Scott was the daughter of Thomas Scott and Bessy Scott, also of Westray. William Baikie Craigie was a tinsmith. In the 1851 census of Kirkwall (6:9) he was living on Bridge Wynd. His wife Mary's mother Isabella Bain and sister Isabella were living next door, also on Bridge Wynd. He was the informant on the death certificate of his grandmother Ann (Linklater) Johnston who died in Kirkwall on 8 November 1857 at the age of 88. In 1861 they were living on Victoria St. (Census, 3:18-19) Between the death of their son John Rendall Craigie in October 1867 and the birth of their son John Corstorphine Craigie in September 1869, they moved to a different address in Kirkwall. John Corstorphine Craigie's birth record states that they lived "on Albert St." in Kirkwall. In the 1871 census (4:20) they were living "off Albert St.", and William's occupation was listed as tinsmith and journeyman gasfitter (the word gasfitter was difficult to read and may be wrong). The Oxford English Dictionary defines gasfitter as "one who fits up buildings with gas-appliances", and came into the language in 1858. It looks like William was branching out of his lifelong tinsmith trade and learning how to become a gasfitter. By 1881 the family had moved south to Edinburgh, Scotland. The census taken that year has them living at "Memerl Church" [Memorial Church] in Edinburgh St. Cuthberts. The only children living with them were Ellen and John. (82:20)

William Baikie Craigie and Mary Rae Bain had the following children:

child + 13 i. William Bain4 Craigie was born 14 December 1850.

child + 14 ii. James Christie Craigie was born 29 December 1852.

child + 15 iii. Margaret Scott Johnstone Craigie was born 9 March 1855. Birth site: at home on Victoria St..

child 16 iv. Mary Ann Craigie was born in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland 18 June 1857.(15) Birth site: at home on Victoria St.. According to the IGI a Mary Ann Craigie married a Louis Dorling in Edinburgh, Scotland on 22 January 1875. This may or may not be our Mary Ann.

child 17 v. George Murray Craigie was born in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland 24 April 1859.(16) Birth site: at home on Victoria St.. George died of an uncertain cause, 11 May 1859, at home at Victoria St., in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, at less than one year of age.(17) His death was certified by Dr. James S.S. Logie, M.D., who saw the deceased on the day before his death and didn't know what caused it. He was buried in the St. Magnus church cemetery in Kirkwall.

child 18 vi. Isabella Bain Craigie was born in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland 16 April 1860.(18)

child 19 vii. Ellen Logie Craigie was born in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland 21 May 1863.(19) Birth site: at home on Victoria St.. In the 1881 census Ellen was one of two children, along with her brother John, still living with their parents. They had moved south to Edinburgh, Scotland. The census taken that year has them living at "Memerl Church" in Edinburgh St. Cuthberts.(82:20) It seems likely that she would be the Ellen Logie Craigie who married George Wright in Newington, Edinburgh in 1882 (GRO Index)

child 20 viii. Alexander Eunson Craigie was born in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland 6 June 1865.(20) Birth site: at home on Victoria St.. Alexander died 20 May 1873, at home on Victoria St., in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, at 7 years of age.(21) His cause of death was given as "scarlatina & malignant sore throat (2 weeks)". Scarlatina was considered a mild form of scarlet fever.

child 21 ix. John Rendall Craigie was born in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland 22 October 1867.(22) Birth site: at home on Victoria St.. John died of bronchitis, 24 March 1868, at home on Victoria St., in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, at less than one year of age.(23)

child 22 x. John Corstorphine Craigie was born in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland 15 September 1869.(24) Birth site: at home on Albert St.. In the 1881 census John was one of two children, along with his sister Ellen, still living with their parents. They had moved south to Edinburgh, Scotland. The census taken that year has them living at "Memerl Church" in Edinburgh St. Cuthberts.(82:20) When his mother died in 1901 one of her sons signed the death certificate as informant. Only two sons were still alive at this point, John and his American brother James, who was living in Boston at the time, so it is likely John who signed although the first name is very difficult to read. The last name is clearly Craigie and the relationship is clearly son. The first letter of the first name could easily be a J, and it looks like it has an n or m at the end. But there doesn't appear to be an h, so it this was him he wasn't being very legible. The address is also difficult to read. The street address is 30 Granville Rd. but the city is indecipherable and appears to be something like Corlisea or Corliale or Corcisea.

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