WILLIAM CRAIG was born in Bankend, Avondale, on the 26th of May, 1787. (Transcribed from OPR Ref. 621/2, FR287)
JEAN ANDERSON was born in Townhead of Greenock, Muirkirk (although the 1851 census says Avondale) and baptised on the 26th of June, 1804. (OPR Ref. 607/2, FR451)
Daughter of Gilbert Anderson and Jean Blackwood.
William and Jean were married in September 1830. There are OPR references for the 11th in Avondale (Transcribed from OPR Ref. 621/4, FR647) and for the 23rd in Muirkirk (OPR Ref. 607/3, FR833).
William and Jean are at Bankend Farm, Avondale, on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 census. Jean is at Kirk Street, Strathaven, on the 1881 census.