Rutherglen was a village just southeast of the main Glasgow metropolis, and was an independent burgh for over 800 years (from 1126) until it was absorbed into Glasgow proper in 1975. Our earliest known connection to the village was in the 1760s when James Craig and Isabel Taylor had at least four children there after moving from Stonehouse. The main line of the Craig family lived in the town until at least the 1851 census, but Margaret Campbell (wife of Thomas [3] Craig) was still there when she died in 1879. Her daughter Agnes had married James Findlay, who owned property in Burnhill Street. The rest of the family generally moved from Rutherglen to Hutchesontown in the Gorbals, just over 2 km (1.5 miles) to the northwest.


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