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William BAILEY

William BAILEY

Male Abt 1802 - 1874  (~ 72 years)    Has 10 ancestors and 276 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name William BAILEY 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1802  Kingsteignton, 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 
    Baptised 2 Jan 1803  St. Michael’s Church, Kingsteignton, 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 
    Gender Male 
    Residence From 1807  Teigngrace, 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 
    • In 1807 William with his parents and four siblings was removed from Kingsteignton to Teigngrace when the family needed support under the Poor Laws.
      I don't know how long they / he remained there; next I know of him he was getting married in Walkhampton, quite some distance from Teigngrace of Kingsteignton. I guess William would have served an apprenticeship to work as a thatcher; this would probably been from about 1816-1823.
      Maybe William was an apprentice on the western side of Dartmoor, and this led to his marriage in Walkhampton. Finding out what parish he was 'of' when he married will be interesting and should give a clue as to where he was working at that time, although this would be after completing any apprenticeship (apprentices were not permitted to marry).
    Residence 1826  Whitchurch, 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 
    • William was probably living in or near Whitchurch Parish when he got married in 1825, and remained there when his first two daughters were born and baptised, before moving back to Kingsteignton.
    Residence 1832  Old Sandygate, Kingsteignton, 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 
    • Back in Kingsteignton parish by the time his son Joseph was baptised in 1830, the family are known to have been living at Old Sandygate when son William was baptised in 1832.
    Tithe Apportionments 1840  Kingsteignton, 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 
    • Parish: Kingsteignton
      Owner: Clifford, Lord
      Lessee: Widdicombe, Richard
      Occupier: Bailey, William & others
      Holding: unnamed houses etc
      Acreage: 0.0.13
      (from FODA website, Tithe Apportionments Project)
    Residence From 1841 to 1851  Berry Lane, Kingsteignton, 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 
    • In 'village', Kingsteignton in 1841 (adjacent entry is Berry Lane); in Berry Lane, Kingsteignton in 1851.

      In 1841 with his wife, children Betsy, Wm, Ann, Samuel and Jane, also his father.
      In 1851 with children Betsey, Samuel, Jane, John, Mary Ann and Jemima.
    Occupation Thatcher 
    1841  Kingsteignton, 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 
    • (acc to the 1841 Census)
    Occupation Labourer 
    1849  Kingsteignton, 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 
    • Shown as a labourer on his dau Jemima's birth cert and on his death certificate (on the latter it may be a general term to include both / all his occupations)
    Occupation Clay cutter 
    1851  Kingsteignton, 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 
    • William worked for part of his life as a clay cutter - more about this industry in Kingsteignton can be read here.
    Residence From 1861 to 1871  Pennycomequick, Whitchurch, 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 
    • The reason why William and his family moved from Whitchurch to Kingsteignton c. 1829 is not clear. His elderly father was living with William and his family in 1841, but given that he had other siblings in Kingsteignton it is hard to imagine that it was a need to care for elderly parents that caused them to move.
      Whatever the reason, William clearly worked from some years in that area as a thatcher - at least to 1841. But slate was probably replacing thatch as the roof material of choice at this time, and that may well be why by 1849 he was a labourer, and in 1851 a clay cutter. I suspect a preference for thatching and the opportunity to work once again as a thatcher may be what led to a return to Whitchurch sometime between 1851 and 1861. 

      That he lived in Pennycomequick from the census returns.
      Pennycomequick appears to be on the OS map at SX515740
      Besides Emanuel Vogwill who was working with William, only Samuel and Jemimah remained living at home at the time of the 1861 census.
    Occupation Thatcher 
    From 1861 to 1871  Whitchurch, 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 
    • (acc to the 1861 and 1871 Censuses)
      In 1861 a 15 year old Emanuel Vogwell (born Callington, Cornwall) was a "Thatcher servant". Although not shown as a relation, he seems to be the 1st cousin once removed of Elizabeth, William's wife, and the great nephew of William, too, if I am right that his sister was the Jane who married the Henry Vogwill b c 1794.

      The opening of new mines in West Devon led to mine buildings as well as accomodation for the miners being erected as the need arose. Sometimes at least these buildings were thatched; these new buildings may have created more opportunities for work in this part of Devon when William returned there, although by the 1860s mining in the area was declining. 
    Died Cause: Diseased heart (12 months) and dropsy 
    29 Oct 1874  Nutley Chapel, Whitchurch, 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 
    • Death registered by Jane Lavis, of Whitchurch Village, who was present at the death.

      The "where died" is interesting - did William die at an event in the Chapel, or was this used to describe an area including homes as well as the Chapel, or was he just travelling past it? 29 Oct 1874 was a Thursday so he wasn't at a Sunday service, but may have been at a meeting there. Nutley is about a mile from Pennycomequick where William may well have been living (where the family were in 1861 and 1871)

      The informant is also of interest. Jane LAVIS, born Joan COAD was a mason's daughter from Milton Abbot. She married John Lavis, recorded variously as a labourer, ag lab and tin miner. They then appear to have lived on the Old Plymouth Road in Whitchurch parish for many years. I have not spotted , any close relationship between Jane or her husband and family and William or his family.
      Were the two families friends? Perhaps William had been mining with John Lavis and the become friendly. Or was Jane employed as a nurse in William's final illness? William's wife was still living, but we don't know the state of her health. Since daughter Jemima was living with William and Elizabeth in 1871, and still with her mother in 1881 it might have been expected she could help with any caring for her Dad that might have been needed.

      If William did die at a chapel service or meeting then Jane must have been present too; perhaps that is how she came to register the death.  

      GRO ref: Baily, William q4 1874 aged 70 Tavistock RD 5b 236 (NOT q1 Newton Abbot 5b 119 - have that cert too!)
    Death certificate for William Bailey
    Death certificate for William Bailey
    Person ID I938  All | Teresa's direct ancestors
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2020 

    Father Joseph BAILEY,   b. Abt 1761, Teigngrace, 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. 14 Dec 1843, Wolborough, 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  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth EVANS,   b. Abt 1760, Kingsteignton, 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. 1829, Kingsteignton, 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  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1787  St. Michael’s Church, Kingsteignton, 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 2 Sep 2014)
      Whilst most Bailey Teigngrace entries are this family, the Joseph who with his wife Elizabeth had a family there in the C19th was not the son of this Joseph, but of Joseph's brother William.
    Children 9 children 
    Family ID F726    |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth VOGWELL,   b. Abt 1805, Whitchurch, 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. 4 Jan 1880, Whitchurch, 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  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1825  Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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 
    • From the DFHS index of PR entries: shows William Bealey mar Elizabeth Vogwill (I haven't yet seen actual entry)

      Whitchurch is about 28 miles from Kingsteignton, and only about half a miles less from Teigngrace. So how did William from the Kingsteignton / Teigngrace area meet Elizabeth from the Whitchurch area?

      William's older sister Jane had got married in 1816 to one Henry Vogwell; Henry was the uncle of William's bride so I guess it was through his sister Jane that William met Elizabeth.

      But of course this then creates the question: how had Jane from the Kingsteignton / Teigngrace area met Henry from the Whitchurch area?
    Children 10 children 
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F720    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1802 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 2 Jan 1803 - St. Michael’s Church, Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1807 - Teigngrace, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Apr 1825 - Walkhampton Church, Walkhampton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1826 - Whitchurch, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Betsey BAILEY - Abt 1826 - Whitchurch, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Mary BAILEY - 1 Jan 1826 - St. Andrew’s Church, Whitchurch, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Joseph BAILEY - Abt 1830 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1832 - Old Sandygate, Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - William BAILEY - 1832 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Ann BAILEY - Abt 1835 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Samuel BAILEY - Abt 1837 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsTithe Apportionments - 1840 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1841 to 1851 - Berry Lane, Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Thatcher - 1841 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Jane BAILEY - Abt 1841 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - John Henry BAILEY - Dec Q 1843 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Mary Ann BAILEY - Mar Q 1846 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1849 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Jemima BAILEY - 5 Jan 1849 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clay cutter - 1851 - Kingsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1861 to 1871 - Pennycomequick, Whitchurch, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Thatcher - From 1861 to 1871 - Whitchurch, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Diseased heart (12 months) and dropsy - 29 Oct 1874 - Nutley Chapel, Whitchurch, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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