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Robert Craggs

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Robert Henry Craggs of R. Craggs and Sons

1799 Born in Martin, Yorkshire

1829 March. Married at Thirsk, Robert Craggs of Stockton-upon-Tees, to Elizabeth, grand-daughter of Mr. Foxton, of Thirsk, brandy merchant.[1]

1841 Living at Skinner Street, Stockton: Robert Craggs (age c42), Merchant. With his wife and four children.[2]

1851 Living at 2 Paradise Row, Stockton: Robert Craggs, (age 52 born Martin, Yks), Timber Merchant, Ship Builder, Ship Owner. With his wife and six children.[3]

1859 Trustee. '... Robert Maughan, of Stockton, in Durham, Builder, hath by indenture, bearing date the 22nd day of February, 1859, resigned all bis estate and effects unto Robert Craggs, of Stockton aforesaid, Timber Merchant, and Joseph Ventress, also of the same place, Timber Merchant, as trustees for the benefit of all the creditors of the said Robert Maughan...'[4]

1861 Living at 2 Paradise Row, Stockton: Robert Craggs, (age 62 born Martin, Yks), Magistrate and Alderman, Merchant and Ship Builder. With his wife Elizabeth Craggs (age 55 born Stockton) and their six children; Henry F. Craggs (age 29 born Stockton, Timber Merchant and Ship Builder; George Craggs born Stockton, Timber Merchant and Ship Builder; Frances M. Craggs (age 21 born Stockton); Robert Craggs, (age 19 born Stockton), Commercial Clerk Timber Merchants; William Craggs (age 17 born Stockton), Commercial Clerk Timber Merchants; and Edith (age 13 born Stockton). Also three visitors and three servants.[5]

1871 January 1st. Died

1871 His estate. '... all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands upon or against the estate of Robert Craggs, late of Stockton, in the county of Durham, one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the county of Durham (who died on the 1st day of January, 1871, and whose will was duly proved on the 1st day of July, 1871, by Henry Foxton Craggs, of Middlesbrough, in the county of York, Timber Merchant, George Craggs, of Stockton, in the county of Durham, Timber Merchant, and William Ferguson, of Leeds, in the county of York, Banker, the executors named in such will...'[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Newcastle Courant - Saturday 07 March 1829
  2. 1841 Census
  3. 1851 Census
  4. [1] The London Gazette Publication date:25 February 1859 Issue:22233 Page:768
  5. 1861 census
  6. [2] The London Gazette Publication date:25 July 1871 Issue:23758Page:3326