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Bailey ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Bailey are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.

Albert Bailey [1855-1930]
Alfred Bailey [1842-1???]
Clement Bailey [1890-19??]
David Bailey [18??-19??]
Frederick William Bailey [1902-1941]
George Horace Bailey [1894-1916]
Herbert Bailey [1890-1918]
Irvine Enoch Bailey [1891-1957]
James S. Bailey [19??-1???]
Joe Bailey [1899-1918]
John Bailey [18??-19??]
Rev John Renshaw Bailey [1849-1914]
John Shaw Bailey [1925-1944]
Joseph (Joe) Bailey [1831-1893]
Joseph Bailey [17??-1???]
Joseph Bailey [1854-19??]
Josiah Bailey [1835-1878]
Sam Bailey [1884-1917]
Samuel Bailey [17??-18??]
Samuel Bailey [1834-1???]
Rev Simon Bailey [1955-1995]
Sydney George Bailey [1891-1917]
Tom Bailey [1956-]
William Bailey [18??-19??]
William Bailey [1811-18??]
William Bailey [1885-1915]
William Charles Bailey [1883-19??]
William Henry Bailey [1882-1918]
William Oliver Bailey [18??-19??] 

Bailey, Albert
[1855-1930] Son of Joe Bailey.

Born in Wrenthorpe.

He was a worsted spinner [1871] / an employee of worsted-spinner Isaac Dewhirst / a grocer [1881, 1911].

He established A. Bailey & Sons, a grocery business – as his father had done before him.

In 1910, he revived his interest in worsted spinning and established Albert Bailey & Sons at Riverside Mills, Elland.

He built the houses in Albert Street, Elland.

In 1879, he married Emma Park [1858-1???] from Lockwood, in Halifax. Emma's family lived in Elland [1879]


  1. Ernest [b 1881] who was a grocer's assistant [1901]
  2. Harold [b 1884] who was a grocer's assistant [1901]
  3. Frank [b 1885]
  4. Louis [b 1889]
  5. Annie [b 1890]
  6. Maurice [b 1891] who was a grocer's assistant [1911]
  7. James Henry [b 1893] who was a grocer's assistant [1911]
  8. Evelyn [b 1895]
  9. child

The family lived at

Bailey, Alfred
[1842-1???] Son of Jesse Bailey, weaver.

He was a foundryman [1867].

On 25th December 1867, he married Emma Maude.

Emma, of Elland, was the daughter of
John Maude

Bailey, Clement
[1890-19??] Son of Herbert Bailey, engineer.

He was a carter of Oates Street, Halifax [1911].

In [Q4] 1911, he married Bertha Bloomer at Halifax Parish Church.

Bertha, of Swift's Court, Halifax, was the daughter of
Abraham Bloomer

They lived at 1 Walton's Court, Gibbet Street [1917]

Bailey, David
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel [1911]

Bailey, Frederick William
[1902-1941] Son of Maud Mary & Frederick Bailey.

During World War I, he was on the Royal Yacht Victoria & Albert.

In [Q1] 1937, he married Vera Albon in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Marine with the Royal Marines aboard the battlecruiser HMS Hood.

He died 24th May 1941 (aged 39)  when his ship was shelled by the German battleship Bismarck, and then exploded and sank in the Battle of the Denmark Strait, with the loss of 1,415 of her crew of 1,418.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [58 3], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bailey, George Horace
[1894-1916] Known as Horace.

Son of Joseph Bailey.

He was a dental mechanic [1911] / an apprentice to J. H. T. Greenwood.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action on the Somme [29th October 1916] (aged 21).

He was buried at the Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France [I K 29].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel, and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bailey, Herbert
[1890-1918] He was a member of the King Cross Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax / employed by James Clay & Company Limited at Luddendenfoot.

He lived at 3 St Paul's Street, King Cross, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was hit in the shoulder [8th November 1918].

He died of wounds [10th November 1918] (aged 28) 

He was buried at the Caudry British Cemetery, France [I B 8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bailey, Irvine Enoch
[1891-1957] Born in West Vale

He was a cotton spinner [1916].

On 16th September 1916, he married Annie Blagborough [1892-1966] at St Mark's Parish Church, Siddal.

Annie was the daughter of
Joseph Blagbrough


  1. Kathleen [b 1919]

Bailey, James S.
[19??-1???] Born in Huddersfield.

In 1949, he married Beryl Furness Vickers in Halifax

Beryl Furness was the daughter of
Lionel Vickers

Beryl died in Worthing [1999]

Bailey, Joe
[1899-1918] He lived at 1 Godley Row, Ripponden.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1916], and served as a Rifleman with the King's Royal Rifle Corps attached to the 1st/6th Battalion London Regiment (Queen'S Westminster Rifles).

He was killed in action [27th August 1918].

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [9], on Ripponden War Memorial, and on Barkisland War Memorial.

Bailey, John
[18??-19??] Born in Bailiff Bridge.

He was publican at the Black Bull, Brighouse [1900, 1901] / a well-known sprinter / a member of Brighouse Rangers First Team / a beerhouse keeper [1911].

In 1899, he married Rebecca Mills [1874-19??] in North Bierley.

Rebecca was born in Castleford


  1. John Clifford [b 1901]
  2. May [b 1902]
  3. Roland Mills [b 1908]
  4. Squire James [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 46 Briggate, Brighouse (Black Bull?) [1901]
  • 269 Wakefield Road, Bradford [1911]

Living with them in 1911 was Rebecca's mother Sussannah Mills [aged 68]

Bailey, Rev John Renshaw
[1849-1914] Born in Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire.

He served at Carlisle before becoming Minister at Park Congregational Church, Halifax [1878-1893].

He was Chairman of the Yorkshire Congregational Union [1891] / a member of the Halifax Infirmary Board / a member of the Free Library Committee / a member of the Charity Organisations Committee.

On 10th July 1893, he left to serve in Eccles and in Salford, Lancashire [1901, 1911, 1912].

In [Q4] 1873, he married Catherine Hirst [1847-1926] in Stockport, Cheshire

Catherine came from Cheadle, Cheshire


  1. Child [who died before 1911]
  2. Helena Charlotte Elizabeth [1874-1964]
  3. Kate Ethel [1875-1942]
  4. Winifred Beatrice [b 1876]
  5. James Henry Hirst [1878-1946] who was a railway traffic canvasser [1901], a district railway agent [1911]
  6. Lilian Mary [b 1880]
  7. Constance Emily [1884-1943]

The family lived at

In 12/1912, he retired on account of ill-health.

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [3rd September 1914]

Bailey, John Shaw
[1925-1944] Son of Beatrice Annie & John William Bailey of Greetland.

During World War II, he served as an Ordinary Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the sloop HMS Kite.

He died 21st August 1944 (aged 18)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-344 and sank in the Barents Sea, with the loss of 203 of her crew of 217.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [87 3], and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Bailey, Joseph (Joe)
[1831-1893] He was born in ?

He moved to Elland in the 1840s. He worked at a branch of the Halifax Co-operative Society. He opened a small shop next to his home in Westgate, Elland, selling home-made cakes and bread.

In 1853, he married Susannah Stott [1831-1926], daughter of Mary Stott and stepdaughter of Jonathan Helewell, in Halifax.


  1. Albert

The family lived at

  • Westgate, Elland [1871, 1881]
  • 12 Elizabeth Street, Elland [1891, 1893]
  • 128 Westgate, Elland [1901]

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Bailey, Joseph
[17??-1???] A blacksmith.

He turned thief and lived in a cave near Hathershelf Scout. In 1779, he was discovered in the cave where he had ample food supplies and also items stolen from Rochdale Parish Church. He was transported for life.

His story has some similarities to that of Tom Bell

Bailey, Joseph
[1854-19??] Son of George Bailey, tanner.

Born in Newton Abbott, Devon.

He was a currier of Halifax [1879] / a currier [1881] / a drummer W. R. Regiment [1891] / a currier [1901] / a leather currier [1911].

In 1879, he married Margaret Ann Archibold [1859-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Margaret Ann, of Halifax, was born in Ripon, the daughter of John Archibold, tailor


  1. Jessie [b 1880] who was a book binder [1901], & married Mr Crowther
  2. Harry [b 1883] who was a grocer [1901]
  3. Joseph W [b 1886]
  4. George Horace
  5. Annie [b 1897] who was a clothes finisher [1911]
  6. Nellie [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 9 Clay Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 8 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 20 Colbeck Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 12 Chatham Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 8 Brinton Terrace, Hanson Lane [1916]

Bailey, Josiah
[1835-1878] Son of William Bailey.

Born in Lockwood / Longwood.

He was an apprentice shoe maker [1851], a shoe & buckle maker, a brickmaker employing 3 men and 2 boys [1861], landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Halifax [1864], and landlord of the Griffin, Halifax [1871, 1874]

He took out a mortgage on the land where the West Vale Tavern stood [1862].

In 1874, he sold it to Webster's Brewery, although it is not clear whether he sold the land or the pub as a going concern.

In 1859, he married Elizabeth Sykes [1837-1904] from Stainland, in Halifax.


  1. Mary [1859-1862]
  2. Emma [1861-1866]
  3. William [b 1864] who was a solicitor's articled clerk [1881]
  4. Mary Ann [1865-1867]
  5. John [1869-1928]
  6. Sykes [1871-1900]
  7. Esther Ann [1873-1921] who married Charles Henry Horner
  8. Josiah [1878-1879] who died aged 8 months

The family lived at

  • West Vale, Elland [1861]
  • Griffin Hotel, Barum Top, Halifax [1871]
  • 21 George Street, Halifax [1881]

After his death, Elizabeth took over at the Griffin [1878, 1881, 1887].

In 1883, she married George Pickersgill in Halifax.

Josiah, Elizabeth and some of the children are remembered on a grave at Blackley Baptist Graveyard.

They were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland in the Chapel Yard

Bailey, Sam
[1884-1917] Son of Martha & Titus Bailey of 4 Co-Operative Buildings, Bailiff Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

He died 7th June 1917 (aged 33).

He was buried at the Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France [II Q 8].

He is remembered on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Bailey, Samuel
[17??-18??] Cotton manufacturer at Kebroyd Lower Mill [1793]

Bailey, Samuel
[1834-1???] Born in Dean Head / Barkisland.

He was an engineer in a cotton factory [1881] / a greengrocer [1891]

In 1856, he married Ann Bennett [1833-1???] born in Sheffield, in Rotherham.


  1. Ann [b 1857] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  2. Richard [b 1862] who was a cotton piecer [1881], a greengrocer [1891]
  3. James [b 1864] who was a cotton piecer [1881], a mill hand [1891]
  4. Fred [b 1870] who was a cotton piecer [1881], a mill hand [1891]
  5. Younger [1871-1898] who was a mill hand [1891], a greengrocer [1898]
  6. Samuel [b 1874] who was a mill hand [1891]

The family lived at

  • Bridge End, Rishworth [1881]
  • Royd Lane, Ripponden [1891]

On 8th June 1898, Younger returned from his round, had dinner and went into the outhouse and hanged himself.

Bailey, Rev Simon
[1955-1995] Son of Rev Walter Bailey, a Baptist minister.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Baptist colleges, but became an Anglican priest. He wrote several books. He became Rector at Dinnington, South Yorkshire. He contracted the HIV and developed AIDS. A few months before his death, he was the subject of an Everyman TV programme, Simon's Cross

Bailey, Sydney George
[1891-1917] Born in Maidstone, Kent.

He was a commercial traveller with a mantle manufacturer [1911].

In [Q4] 1907, he married Daisy Annie Berry in Cambridge.

The family lived at

  • 10 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London [1911]
  • 5 Summerland Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1917]

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1915], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [26th April 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [7 & 8], and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Bailey, Tom
[1956-] Halifax-born actor and composer. Performs as the Thompson Twins

Bailey, William
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor [1934].

He qualified in October 1931

Bailey, William
[1811-18??] He was a weaver of fancy goods [1841].

He married Harriot [1811-1???] from Huddersfield.


  1. Mary [b 1830]
  2. David [b 1832] who was a clay digger [1851]
  3. Josiah
  4. Elizabeth [b 1837]
  5. Adah [b 1840]

The family lived at Blackley, Elland [1841, 1851].

He was dead by 1851.

In 1851, his widow, Harriot, was a shopkeeper (provisions) 

Bailey, William
[1885-1915] Son of Alice Ann & John Bailey of 22 Major Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 6th May 1915 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [58-72 / 218-219], on Todmorden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Bailey, William Charles
[1883-19??] Born in Bow, London.

He was a soldier / sergeant [1911].

In [Q2] 1910, he married Agnes Ann, daughter of James Tavender Greenwood.


  1. Agnes A. [b 1910]

In 1911, they were visiting Agnes's parents in Halifax

Bailey, William Henry
[1882-1918] He worked at North Vale Mill, Bailiff Bridge.

He married Edith Mary.


  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child

The family lived at 28 Ripley Street, Lightcliffe.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1918], and served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 19th September 1918 (aged 36).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [9], and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Bailey, William Oliver
[18??-19??] Of Sowerby Bridge.

In 1899, he applied for a patent for

improved method of means or apparatus for feeding, abrading and other medium to grinding, cutting and polishing mills


Bailey surname
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Bailey, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Bailey:

Marriages 1853, 1900, 1917, 1930, 1934; Deaths 1898, 1900

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