William Bailey

1865–
Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Bailey was born in 1865, in Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Bailey, was 33 and his mother, Catherine Greasley, was 32. He lived in Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Bailey
1832–
Catherine Greasley
1833–
Mary Bailey
1854–1894
Harriott Bailey
1856–
Catherine Bailey
1859–
Joseph Bailey
1860–
Samuel Bailey
1863–
William Bailey
1865–
John Bailey
1868–
Anne Bailey
1871–

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 15

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 19

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 39

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • William Baily in household of Samuel Baily, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Bailey in household of Samuel Bailey, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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