Bailey,  James

Bailey, James

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  • Name Bailey, James 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I32034  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Family Dunning, Leslie 
    Children 
    +1. Bailey, William Henderson,   b. 17 May 1846, Bayham, Elgin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1937, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F10926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    This most interesting surname has three distinct origins. Firstly it can be an occupational name for a steward or official from the Old French "baillis" or "bailif", and middle English "bail(l)". The word survives in Scotland as "bailie", the title of a municipal magistrate, but in England has developed into "bailiff", an officer of the court. The second source is topographical, denoting one who lived by the outermost wall of a castle or fortified town from the middle English "bail(l)y" as can be seen in the case of the Old Bailey in London which was part of the early medieval walls. Thirdly, the surname can be locational, from "Bailey", in Lancashire which means "berry wood". One Roger le Baylly appeared in the Suffolk Pipe Rolls in 1230, while the Assize Court Rolls of Lancashire recorded a Ralph de Baylegh in 1246. Walter Bayley (1529-1593) educated at Winchester and fellow of Oxford, was Queen Elizabeth's physician. One William Butterworth Bayley (1782-1860) an Anglo-Indian, was educated at Eton and rose to the rank of Governor-general of India (1828-1830), he later became a director of the East India Company. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger le Baylly, which was dated 1230, in the Suffolk Pipe Rolls, during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "the Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling