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CodeNA8672
Person NameCraig-Brown family; family
Epithetfamily
ActivityThomas Craig-Brown was born in 1844 was a businessman based around Selkirk in the Scottish Borders. In 1882 he was made President of the South of Scotland Chamber of Commerce and went on to become a member of the Executive Council of the Associated Chambers of Commerce of the UK, becoming vice-president in 1904. He was also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade until 1917. He was active in local affairs and served on several committees and was Provost of Selkirk from 1889 to 1894. Craig-Brown wrote several articles on trade and commerce but his main interest was the history of Selkirk and the surrounding area. In 1886 he published a 'History of Selkirkshire'. When provincial prisons closed Craig-Brown bought the old prison of Selkirk, fitted it as a public library and presented it to the town. He died in 1922. His son, Ernest Craig-Brown, was born in 1871 and educated in Edinburgh and at Sandhurst. He joined the Army in 1895 and distinguished himself in service in Sierra Leone and South. Africa During the First World War he was mentioned five times in dispatches. When he died in 1966 he had achieved the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and Honourable Brigadier-General.
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