Sarah Bailey

1723–8 September 1753 (Age 30)
Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Bailey was born in 1723, in Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, Benjamin Bayles, was 24 and her mother, Letitia Creed, was 20. She married John Ayers on 17 January 1754, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 8 September 1753, in her hometown, at the age of 30, and was buried in Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States.

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John Ayers
Sarah Bailey
Elizabeth Ayers
Anne Ayers
Elisha Ayers
Samuel Bailey Ayers

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Name Meaning

English:1. status name for a steward or official, Middle English bail(l)i (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant’, ‘carrier’ ‘porter’). 2. topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, Middle English bail(l)y, baile ‘outer courtyard of a castle’, from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’, a word of unknown origin. This term became a place name 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. 3. habitational name from Bailey in Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. 4. Anglicized form of French Bailly .

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

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  • Sarah Ayers, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ancestors of Silas Ayers
  • Sarah Bailey, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985"

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