Francis Bailey

1726–
Sandon, Essex, England

The Life of Francis

Francis Bailey was born in 1726, in Sandon, Essex, England. He married Elizabeth Cass on 7 November 1751, in Sandon, Essex, England. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Francis Bailey
1726–
Elizabeth Cass
1729–
Marriage: 7 November 1751
Elizabeth Bailey
1754–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 November 1751
Sandon, Essex, England
children

(1)

World Events (6)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 26

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 28

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 44

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Francis Bayley, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"
  • Francis Bailey in entry for Elizabeth Bailey, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"

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