William CRAIGHTON 
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth 
- Died: 10 Mar 1761
College:ST CATHARINE'S Cambridge
More Information:Adm. sizar at ST CATHARINE'S, July 1
, 1721. Of Ipswich. Matric. 1721-2.
Craighton, William, bookseller, Ipswich, Suffolk, 1741-1761. Died 10 Mar. 1761. Apprentices: Adee, John, L15/00/00 1741. IR/1/16, fo. 100. Lovechild, William, L10/00/00 1743. IR/1/50, fo. 168. Sources: Musgrave.
Along with the newspaper, (Ipswich Journal) Bagnall printed and published a few local books, including John Kirby's Suffolk Traveller in 1735. Bagnall continued publishing the paper for almost twenty years, until his business was taken over by William Craighton in 1739. Craighton restored the original title of the newspaper (Bagnall had re-titled it the Ipswich Gazette) and got a new type-face for it. The format and content remained much the same. Craighton published several books, the industry having picked up pace since the 1720s and 1730s. Among his publications were Kirby's Historical Account, and the first edition of the Method of Perspective. Craighton died in 1761, and the newspaper and printing business continued under his sister, Elizabeth Craighton, and nephew, William Jackson.
William married Elizabeth  [MRIN: 6649].