Mary Greig
Mary Greig
Date of Birth 8 July 1842
Place of Residence 'Lowlands' near Cressy Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name George Greig
Childrens Names George Douglas, David, Laura, Edith Fanny, Mary Adeline, Walter, Minnie, Alfred James, Harry, Robert Joseph & Syned Hammond

Mrs Mary Greig was born in Launceston on 8 Jul 1842, the second child of John Craig, storekeeper at Longford (c.1808-1858) and Margaret Ross (1820-1898) who were married on 16 Jun 1840. Mary's father died when she was 16 and her mother married twice more, first to Alexander Main on 6 Dec 1859 and then after his death to Patrick Bentley on 20 Aug 1884.

At Longford on 29 Oct 1860, 18-year-old Mary Craig married George Greig (1834-1899). They had eleven children between 1861 and 1881; three died young. George was a cousin of Charles Grace Greig who is also in the Family Album. George died aged 65 on 3 Aug 1899 and Mary passed away aged 61 on 25 Nov 1903. They were both interred in the Christ Church graveyard in Longford.

Marion Sargent Sep 2009