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Robert James ("Rob") BAILEY

Robert James ("Rob") BAILEY

Male 1893 - 1975  (81 years)    Has 185 ancestors and 19 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Robert James ("Rob") BAILEY 
    Nickname Rob 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 21 Aug 1893  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 
    • dob from death registration index and from 1939 register
      GRO ref: Bailey, Robert James q3 1893 Easington RD 10a 476; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Robinson
    Baptised 13 Sep 1893  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 
    • DRO
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Coal miner - endless rope 
    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 guess working in the mine there
    Residence 1939  36, Arthur Street, Boldon, 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 
    • With one of his sons
      (from the 1939 register, ref: RG101/2755G/023/15 Letter Code: FFGA)
    Died Dec Q 1975  South Shields Reg Dist, 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: q4 1975 South Shields RD 2 1334
    Notes 
    • lived at 27 Windsor Drive, Cleadon (pos lived at 7 Arthur Terrace, Whitburn Colliery, else this was his son Robert) Describd as "of Whitburn Colliery" on CWGC entry for son Robert
    Person ID I302  All | henryAdorbailey
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2018 

    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

    Family 1 Ada SUMMERS,   b. Sep Q 1894, Houghton Le Spring Reg Dist, 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. Dec Q 1938, Durham N.E. Reg Dist, 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 ~ 44 years) 
    Married Sep Q 1916  South Shields Reg Dist, 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: q2 1916 South Shields RD 10a 1413
    Children 4 children 
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F214    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Dorothy ("Dolly") RUTHERFORD,   b. 17 Aug 1899, Percy Main, Northumberland, 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. Jun Q 1981, South Shields Reg Dist, 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 81 years) 
    Married Jun Q 1940  Tynemouth Reg Dist, Northumberland, 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: q3 1940 Tynemouth RD 10a 532
    Photos
    On holiday in Devon
    On holiday in Devon
    My grandparents and granddad's brother Rob and his family. One of the two unidentified ladies I think must be Uncle Rob's wife, the other may be the wife of the photographer - another brother of granddad's?

    I think that Widecombe was probably visited because it is a popular tourist attraction, not because 2 centuries earlier you could have met ancestors of the 3 men in the photo here. About 180 years earlier the great great grandfather of granddad and Uncle Rob was baptised in the village,…
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F1121    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Aug 1893 - 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 - 13 Sep 1893 - 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 - endless rope - 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 MapsMarried - Sep Q 1916 - South Shields Reg Dist, 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 MapsChild born - Ada BAILEY - 1 Apr 1917 - South Shields Reg Dist, 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 MapsChild born - Andrew BAILEY - 1935 - South Shields Reg Dist, 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 MapsMarried - Jun Q 1940 - Tynemouth Reg Dist, Northumberland, 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 MapsDied - Dec Q 1975 - South Shields Reg Dist, 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)
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    Histories
    Journey to the pits
    Journey to the pits
    Ancestors travelled from Norfolk and even further from Devon to become coal miners in Co. Durham - but my grandfather reversed his grandfather's actions by running away from mining to go to sea.