Ancestors of George Bailey
Birth: Bef 1764
Death: 11 Jun 1801 - At his home in Holles Street, Hanover Square
Cause of Death:
Spouses and Children
1. *Elizabeth Savage
Marriage: 8 Dec 1785 - Edmonton All Saints in Enfield
1. Edward Savage Bailey
2. Lt. Henry William Bailey RN
3. George Bailey
4. Harriot Bailey
A lawyer according to his son.
Research done on the Bailey family by Rosemary Mountjoy;
I have a bit more information about them and will try and find a way to send it to you. I need to compare it with what you already have to avoid duplication, but to begin with I think I can take you back a generation before Edward Savage Bailey. I have his parents as George Bailey and Elizabeth Savage. They were married 8 Dec 1785 according to 'London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921': Name: George Bailey, Spouse Name: Elizabeth Savage, Marriage Date: 8 Dec 1785 (mis-indexed as 1786), Parish: Edmonton All Saints, Borough: Enfield, Register Type: Parish Register, Witnesses: Wm Warberton, Mary Savage [Citation: Ancestry.com. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.].
Their Marriage Bond and Allegation gives his age as 21 and over, which gives him a birth in or before 1764. [Marriage Bond and Allegation 7 Dec 1785: George Bailey of St George, Hanover Square intended to marry Elizabeth Savage of Edmonton: "London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921" Name: George Bailey, Age: 21 and over, Event Date: 7 Dec 1785, Parish: Hanover Square, St George, County: Middlesex, Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Savage, Spouse's Age: 21, Spouse's Parish: Edmonton, Spouse's County: Middlesex, Event Type: Allegation, Reference Number: MS10091/153 [Ancestry.com. London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.]
George Bailey died d 11 June 1801: "at his home Holles St, Cavendish Square" [Gentleman's Magazine vol 89, p574] and according to his son's school record he was a lawyer: St Paul's School Register of Scholars ...(ESB) "admitted June 23 1806, son of George B. Lawyer, Holles Street." [http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/england-st-pauls-school-london/admission-registers-of-st-pauls-school-from-1748-to-1876-apt/page-21-admission-registers-of-st-pauls-school-from-1748-to-1876-apt.shtml]. So ESB was only about 6 when his father died, and his brother Henry William about 8 (he doesn't seem to have attended St Paul's).
I am aware that there is a family tree (allen family tree posted by nexus139) on ancestry.com with different parents for ESB - Thomas Bailey and Isabella, but I haven't been able to find their sources to check.
The earliest mention I have of ESB as a lawyer in Berners Street is in Trinity Term 1835 when he had an articled clerk Henry Hall. The earliest mention of his law firm I could date was May 1836: Bailey, Shaw & Smith of Berners Street. The firm then becomes Bailey, Smith, Shaw and Bailey in about 1847, with ESB's son Edward Bailey (who had been articled to his father in Trinity Term 1845) as the second Bailey. It is worth noting that Edward Bailey was married on 24 June 1847, at Battersea to Maria second daughter of James Coles Esq of Old Park, Clapham Common [Gentleman's Magazine September 1847]
Charles Gillett kindly sent me links to two messages on genforum which may help us, both were posted by 'Grierson Bailey' cousins, but it doesn't sound as if they are very close to each other!:
which was in reply to <http://genforum.genealogy.com/bailey/messages/16087.html>
Peter Henry Grierson Bailey sounds as if he might have earlier information which could be of use to us.
I will try to get you information about ESB's family asap, but while you are waiting - I wonder whether you know that the actress Dulcie Gray was his great grand-daughter! Her name, offstage, was Dulcie Winifred Catherine Savage Bailey, daughter of Arnold Savage Bailey and Kate Edith Clulow (nee Gray), and grand-daughter of Alfred Bailey (b1829)! More to follow.