When Mary Polly Bailey was born on 30 March 1798, in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Aaron Bailey Sr, was 24 and her mother, Mary Winchester, was 19. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Robert Hall. She lived in West Point Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 20 November 1866, in Lena, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lena, Stephenson, Illinois, United States.
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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