Sarah Bailey

before 1723–
Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Bailey was born before 1723, in Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America as the daughter of Phoebe Hancock.

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Phoebe Hancock
1686–1744
? Robert Bailey
1705–1802
Thomas Bailey
1720–1746
William Bailey
1723–
Sarah Bailey
1723–

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World Events (1)

1775

Age 52

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

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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