Category Archives: Bailey

Can these people really be my ancestors?

My mother’s father was a gardener at the City of London Cemetery. His father was a grave-digger and came from a long line of farm labourers. My mother’s mother was the daughter of a manual labourer, who was himself the … Continue reading

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The Baileys of Barking

After spending some time researching the Robb side of my family, I’ve turned my attention back to my mother’s family, and specifically to two rural branches – the Baileys and the Londors family – that have their roots in the … Continue reading

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Limehouse links

Three generations of my mother’s family were married at St. Anne’s, Limehouse. John Blanch and Keziah Holdsworth were married there on 5th July 1827. Twenty-one years later, on 30th October 1848, their daughter Mary Ann married Daniel Roe in the … Continue reading

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Photos of Joseph and Eliza Roe

Thanks to my fellow Roe family researcher Christine, here are some photographs of my great grandparents, Joseph Priestley Roe and Eliza Roe nee Bailey. My mother thinks they were taken when the couple were in their 60s, which would have … Continue reading

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The Baileys

John Bailey (my 3 x great grandfather) was born in 1801 somewhere in Essex (the 1841 census was imprecise about places of birth). He married Eliza, born 1802, also in Essex. The 1841 census has them living in what appears … Continue reading

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