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Henry BAILEY

Henry BAILEY

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  • Name Henry BAILEY 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 23 Jun 1891  Easington 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: Bailey, Henry q3 1891 Easington RD 10A 453; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Robinson
      The exact date is a bit of a guess.
      According to the Durham Record Online website his baptism entry gives his dob as 23 Jul 1890. This does not fit in with his brith registration, nor with his age at death. 23 Jun 1891 would make sense. DRO do try to 'help' by correcting what they see as errors rather than providing true transcripts. In practice, such help can make things worse. I wonder if the PR entry says 23 Jul, and they have added a year when it was just the month that was wrong? 
    Baptised 15 Jul 1891  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 
    • Easington District (DRO)
    Gender Male 
    Died Cause: Bronchitis (4 days)/Convulsions (1 day) 
    2 Feb 1892  48, Rodridge Street, 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: q1 1892 Easington RD 10A 285
      Details from death certificate
    Buried 4 Feb 1892  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 
    Notes 
    • According to the Durham Records Online baptism record 88337.0 (which confirms this Henry was the son of Henry and Dorothy), he was birth was born on 23 July 1890. But the burial record shows his age as 7mths, freeBMD shows the death registration index agrees he was aged 0, and no birth of a Henry Bailey was registered in 1890 but one was in the 3rd quarter of 1891. Hence I am showing the date as 1891. But this can't simply be a slip for 1891, unless the baptism date is also wrong, since the baptism date is then 8 days before the birth!
    Person ID I303  All | henryAdorbailey
    Last Modified 26 Mar 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 - 23 Jun 1891 - Easington 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 MapsBaptised - 15 Jul 1891 - 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 MapsDied - Cause: Bronchitis (4 days)/Convulsions (1 day) - 2 Feb 1892 - 48, Rodridge Street, 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 MapsBuried - 4 Feb 1892 - 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)
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