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William ("Will") BAILEY

William ("Will") BAILEY

Male 1911 - 1980  (68 years)    Has 185 ancestors and 5 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name William ("Will") BAILEY 
    Nickname Will 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 25 Apr 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 
    • GRO ref: Bailey, William q2 1911 S. Shields RD 10a 902; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Robinson
      Actual date from 1939 register
    Gender Male 
    Education to 1925  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 
    • Like his brother Henry, his teachers wanted him to stay on at school, but the family needed the money.
    Occupation Coal miner 
    From 1925 to 1939  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 
    • More specifically, at the time of the 1939 registration he was described as an 'Electric haulage Engineman Coal Train'
    Residence 1939  4A, Lord Street, 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 
    • From the registration, with his wife and young son Henry.
    Occupation Building tanks 
    From 1939 to 1945  Coventry, Warwickshire, 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 
    • Moved to Coventry to build tanks at Coventry Radiator and Pressworks. His family stayed in Seaham Harbour, County Durham.  Coventry was badly bombed during the war so the company relocated to Leamington Spa.
      Lived in  digs in Tile Hill when he first went to Coventry.
    Occupation In the Company Fire Brigade 
    From 1939 to 1945  Coventry, Warwickshire, 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 
    • In addition to building tanks.
    Occupation Milling machine operator 
    Aft 1945  Sunderland Forge, 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 
    Died 12 Feb 1980  Ryhope General Hospital, 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 
    • GRO ref: BAILEY, William reg q1 1980 dob 25 AP 1911 Sunderland RD 2 1709
    Notes 
    • lived at Dalton-le-Dale.  19(40s?) addr - 18 Hexham Ave, Deneside, Seaham Harbour then 9 Grants Crescent, Seaham Harbour
    Person ID I305  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 
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    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 Emma Johnson PATTINSON,   b. 6 Jul 1914,   d. 1994  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Jun Q 1935  Sunderland 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 1935 Sunderland RD 10a 1475
    Children 3 children 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F217    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Apr 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 MapsEducation - to 1925 - 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 MapsOccupation - Coal miner - From 1925 to 1939 - 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 MapsChild born - Henry ("Harry") BAILEY - 26 Oct 1936 - Seaham Harbour, 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 MapsResidence - 1939 - 4A, Lord Street, 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 MapsOccupation - Building tanks - From 1939 to 1945 - Coventry, Warwickshire, 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 - In the Company Fire Brigade - From 1939 to 1945 - Coventry, Warwickshire, 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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