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Thursday, 30 June 2022

William Henry Bailey and Jane Reeby

Edgcumbe Street, Plymouth
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William Henry Bailey (b. 1856) Seaman RN, son of Thomas Bailey and Lucy Elizabeth Ann Fudge, married Jane Reeby (b. 1861), daughter of John Reeby and Mary Francis, at Saint GeorgeStonehouse, Plymouth on 26 Sep 1889. 

William and Jane had two children:
  1. Lucy Mary Bailey b. 1890 D Q in EAST STONEHOUSE Vol 05B Page 272
  2. Samuel William Bailey b. 1893 J Q in EAST STONEHOUSE Vol 05B P 302
In 1891, William Bailey (33) Seaman Royal Navy, Jane Bailey (27) and daughter Lucy M Bailey, were living in the household of William's mother, Lucy Bailey (53), in Edgcumbe Street, East Stonehouse.

However, by 1901, Jane Bailey (39) was widowed, but still living in Edgcumbe Street, East Stonehouse, with Lucy M Bailey (10) and Samuel W Bailey (8). Living at the same address was Thomazine Francis (69) Widowed, described as her Aunt. Thomazine was the widow of Samuel Francis, Sail Maker, who had died in 1898, who was the younger brother of Mary Francis, Jane's mother.

I haven't yet been able to confirm naval record, nor a death record for William Henry Bailey, but it is clear he must have died between begetting his son in 1893 and 1901, when Jane is listed as widowed. There are no death records locally in Plymouth that relate, however there is a record in British Armed Forces And Overseas Deaths And Burials, in 1894, which needs to be investigated.

In 1911, Jane Bailey (49) Widowed, was still in East Stonehouse, with William Bailey (18) Merchant's Clerk at a Coal Merchant, daughter Lucy Bailey (20) and Tamasine Francis (80) Widow, Boarder. (Who died, aged 86, in 1917)

On the marriage certificates for both Lucy in 1912 and William in 1914, they describe their father's rank as having been Chief Petty Officer RN.

Jane Bailey (b. 1861) was still living in Plymouth, at 20 Clarence Place, in 1939, but after that disappears and, as yet, I've found no record of her death.