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Samuel BAILEY

Samuel BAILEY

Male 1895 - 1917  (~ 22 years)    Has 185 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Samuel BAILEY 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Sep Q 1895  Station Town, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: Bailey, Samuel q3 1895 Easington RD 10a 486; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Robinson
    Baptised 28 Aug 1895  Holy Trinity Church, Wingate Grange, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Durham Records Online
      Shows Samuel Bailey, of Station Town, son of Henry and Dorothy Bailey
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Coal miner - driver 
    1911  Marsden, Whitburn, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Living in Marsden, I imagine working in the mine there.
    Occupation Coal miner 
    From 1912 to 1914  Dawdon, Seaham, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • The family seem to have moved from Marsden to Dawdon between the birth of Samuel's brother Will in April 1911 and the death of his sister Edith in August 1913.
      As Samuel joined up at Seaham Harbour and was  commemorated in Dawdon Miner's Lodge I think he must have moved to Dawdon with his parents and worked in Dawdon Colliery before joining up.
    Military Service Yorkshire Regiment in WW1 
    to 20 Sep 1917 
    • Samuel was in the Yorkshire Regiment, known as the Green Howards, in WW1. Information about them can be found on the Green Howards wesbite, on the Long, Long Trail website and in Wikipedia

      Samuel was commemorated on a memorial plaque, now lost, in Dawdon Miners' Lodge - see photos on the North East War Memorials Project website.
      There is also a photo on this website (7th memorial shown). His brother-in-law Simon Preston was also commemorated on this memorial.

      In addition, a screen was erected and an altar installed in St. Hild and St. Helen's Church, Dawdon with a list of those of the parish who lost their lives on the screen - including Samuel. Pictures / information on the same website - this page on the NE War Memorials Project site, the 8th memorial shown on the East Durham website.
      (Sadly the church became redundant in 2008 so it is too late for me to visit and take a photo - I don't know if the screen has been kept).
    War Memorial Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Sep 1917  Ypres Salient, Belgium See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Unknown See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial to The Missing
    Person ID I286  All | henryAdorbailey
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2019 

    Father Henry BAILEY,   b. 16 Apr 1866, Zoar, St. Budeaux, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1946, The Royal Infirmary, Sunderland, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Dorothy ROBINSON,   b. 14 Mar 1870, 68, Washington New Row, Usworth, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1963, Whitburn, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 5 May 1888  Whitburn Parish Church, Whitburn, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Certificate for the marriage of Henry Bailey to Dorothy Robinson
    Certificate for the marriage of Henry Bailey to Dorothy Robinson
    Children How many did Henry and Dorothy have? 
    • According to a newspaper cutting for Henry and Dorothy's Golden Wedding, they had had 7 sons and 6 daughters (4 and 3 then living) - the figures for those still living is right, but I only know of 6 sons.
      Another newspaper cutting says they had 14 children, another only 12!
      By the time of the 1911 census they had had 12 children born alive, of whom 3 had died. Edith was still living then, who would subsequently die in infancy, and William had not been born. I think this is more likely to be accurate than the much later newspaper reports, which would suggest they did have at least 13 children, and if there was a 14th he or she was born after 1911.

      So who was the 13th? Granddad thought that a child named after each of them had died; whilst I can find the earlier Henry I have not found any evidence of a Dorothy. Possibly a child was born before they married and their birth registered as a Robinson. No likely Dorothy found - if there was a daughter Dorothy she would have made the total sons / daughters in the Golden Wedding report the wrong way around - far from impossible, in a local newspaper!

      It seems strange to me that the number of children should be quoted variably. Two possible explanations, apart from errors by newspaper jounalists or typos, could be:
      1. that they had had children still born or had miscarriages  OR
      2. that Dorothy had had one or 2 children before she married Henry. Especially given the good age she lived to, I find it hard to imagine she could have kept this a secret - especially when then counting them at times.

      But a late miscarriage or especially a still-birth I think could quite likely be counted as having a child at times, and yet not at others. (The 1911 census, though, did clearly say they had had 12 children born alive, which suggests I may be missing one who was not a still-birth / late miscarriage).

      With names as common as Bailey and Robinson it is not easy to be certain, without the expense of purchasing a lot of certificates.
    Wedding Anniversary Golden 
    5 May 1938  Garden Street, Houghall, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry and Dorothy Bailey Golden Wedding - 1938
    Henry and Dorothy Bailey Golden Wedding - 1938
    Children 12 children 
    Photos
    Bailey brothers and sisters
    Bailey brothers and sisters
    Taken at the wedding of Dorothy Simpson.
    Six of the seven children of Henry Bailey (b 1866) and Dorothy nee Robinson (b 1870) still living in 1966, viz.
    (back row) Will, Henry, John
    (front row) Emily, Doris, Rob
    (Flo is the one still living but not present)
    Documents
    Newspaper notice of the death of Samuel Bailey
    Newspaper notice of the death of Samuel Bailey
    Family ID F98    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Sep Q 1895 - Station Town, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 28 Aug 1895 - Holy Trinity Church, Wingate Grange, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Coal miner - driver - 1911 - Marsden, Whitburn, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Coal miner - From 1912 to 1914 - Dawdon, Seaham, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsWar Memorial - - Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Sep 1917 - Ypres Salient, Belgium See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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