George Robertson Craig

CRAIG, George Robertson (1830-1893) — Southampton

Ordnance Survey engraver. Worked as writing engraver on the Hampshire sheets of the Ordnance Survey 1869-1874.

Born in Edinburgh on 15 Apr 1830, the son of Adam Craig, a cabinet-maker, and his wife Margaret Low. The younger brother of Thomas Craig below, George Robertson Craig was working for the Ordnance Survey in Southampton in 1861, resident with his wife Margaret and four young children born variously in Southampton or Scotland. He had married Margaret Macdonald at Edinburgh 17 Aug 1849. “Very many of our readers, particularly those connected with the Ordnance Survey Department and the 2nd V.B. Hampshire Regiment, will regret to learn of the death of Mr. George Craig, which took place at his residence, West Marlands, Southampton, early this (Tuesday) morning. Mr. Craig, while on a visit to Brighton, was taken ill about a week ago. He returned home, and his illness developed into an attack of inflammation the lungs, which ultimately proved fatal, in spite of all that medical skill and nursing could do. Although in no sense a public man the deceased was well known as having been in the engraving department at the Ordnance Survey Office for many years. As a Volunteer, too, he had a wide circle of friends. He was member of the 2nd Vol. Batt. the Hampshire Regiment—then known best as the Second Hants—and at the time of his retirement was Quartermaster. In this position was succeeded by the late Mr. Bennett, who was a great personal friend of Mr. Craig’s” — (Southern Echo, 20 Jun 1893).

4 Canton Street, All Saints, Southampton — 1851
Portswood Terrace, South Stoneham, Hampshire — 1861
2 Amoy Street, Southampton — 1869-1871
Westpark Cottage, All Saints, Southampton — 1881
West Park Villa, Havelock Terrace, Southampton — 1891
West Marlands, Southampton — 1893

BNA. Census 1841-1891. NA.