When Edna Bailey was born on 31 May 1713, in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, James Bailey, was 33 and her mother, Hannah Wood, was 32. She married Jonathan Griffin on 28 October 1731, in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 28 October 1744, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 31.
English: status name for a steward or official, from Middle English bailli ‘manager, administrator’ (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant, carrier, porter’).
English: habitational name from Bailey in Little Mitton, Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
English: occasionally a topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, from Middle English (Old French) bailli ‘outer courtyard of a castle’ (Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’). This term became a placename in its own right, denoting a district beside a fortification or wall, as in the case of the Old Bailey in London, which formed part of the early medieval outer wall of the city.
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