Edna Bailey

Brief Life History of Edna

When Edna Bailey was born on 31 May 1713, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Bailey, was 33 and her mother, Hannah Wood, was 31. She married Jonathan Griffin on 28 October 1731, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. 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.

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Jonathan Griffin
Edna Bailey
Marriage: 28 October 1731
William Griffen
Eliphalet Griffin
Mary Griffen
Deacon Jonathan Griffin
Ednah Griffin
William Griffin
Moses Griffin

Sources (23)

  • Ednah Baily, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ednah Bailey, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ednah Bailey, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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