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Bailey, AlbertRef 309-1178
[1855-1930] Son of Joe Bailey.

Born in Wrenthorpe.

He was a worsted spinner [1871] / an employee of worsted-spinner Isaac Dewhirst / a grocer [1881, 1911].

He established A. Bailey & Sons, a grocery business – as his father had done before him.

In 1910, he revived his interest in worsted spinning and established Albert Bailey & Sons at Riverside Mills, Elland.

He built the houses in Albert Street, Elland.

In 1879, he married Emma Park [1858-1???] from Lockwood, in Halifax. Emma's family lived in Elland [1879]


  1. Ernest [b 1881] who was a grocer's assistant [1901]
  2. Harold [b 1884] who was a grocer's assistant [1901]
  3. Frank [b 1885]
  4. Louis [b 1889]
  5. Annie [b 1890]
  6. Maurice [b 1891] who was a grocer's assistant [1911]
  7. James Henry [b 1893] who was a grocer's assistant [1911]
  8. Evelyn [b 1895]
  9. child

The family lived at

Bailey, AlfredRef 309-2
[1842-1???] Son of Jesse Bailey, weaver.

He was a foundryman [1867].

On 25th December 1867, he married Emma Maude.

Emma, of Elland, was the daughter of
John Maude

Bailey, Arnold VictorRef 309-5
[1897-1962] Born in Halifax [8th June 1897].

He was landlord of the Old Hand & Tankard, Wheatley [1938-1941] / landlord of the Oddfellows Arms, King Cross [1941-1962].

In 1921, he married Clara Tidswell [1898-1965] in Halifax.

Clara was born in Halifax [2nd April 1898]


  1. Brenda [b 1927]

Arnold Victor died at the Oddfellows Arms 2/10/1962.

After his death, Clara took over at the Oddfellows Arms [1962-1963].

H died in 1965

Bailey, BensonRef 309-9
[1855-1???] Landlord of the Lord Nelson, Midgley [1900-1905]

Bailey, Bertie EdwardRef 309-7
[1880-1966] Born in Halifax.

Landlord of the Oddfellows' Arms, Halifax [1940-1941].

In [Q1] 1911, he married (1) either Clara Bairstow or Mary F. Firth in Halifax.

In [Q2] 1922, he married (2) Lydia Gledhill in Halifax.

Bailey, ClementRef 309-1810
[1890-19??] Son of Herbert Bailey, engineer.

He was a carter of Oates Street, Halifax [1911].

In [Q4] 1911, he married Bertha Bloomer at Halifax Parish Church.

Bertha, of Swift's Court, Halifax, was the daughter of
Abraham Bloomer

They lived at 1 Walton's Court, Gibbet Street [1917]

Bailey, DavidRef 309-8001
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel [1911]

Bailey, Frederick WilliamRef 309-179
[1902-1941] Son of Maud Mary & Frederick Bailey.

During World War I, he was on the Royal Yacht Victoria & Albert.

In [Q1] 1937, he married Vera Albon in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Marine with the Royal Marines aboard the battlecruiser HMS Hood.

He died 24th May 1941 (aged 39)  when his ship was shelled by the German battleship Bismarck, and then exploded and sank in the Battle of the Denmark Strait, with the loss of 1,415 of her crew of 1,418.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 58 3], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bailey, George HoraceRef 309-1565
[1894-1916] Known as Horace.

Son of Joseph Bailey.

He was a dental mechanic [1911] / an apprentice to J. H. T. Greenwood.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Sergeant with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action on the Somme [29th October 1916] (aged 21).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [11th November 1916].

He was buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I K 29].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel, and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bailey, HerbertRef 309-182
[1890-1918] He was a member of the King Cross Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax / employed by James Clay & Company Limited at Luddendenfoot.

He lived at 3 St Paul's Street, King Cross, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was hit in the shoulder [8th November 1918].

He died of wounds [10th November 1918] (aged 28) 

He was buried at Caudry British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I B 8].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bailey, HumphreyRef 309-6
[1854-1925] Born in Stainland.

He was a cloth presser [1878] / Oddfellows' Arms, Halifax [1901].

In 1878, he married Sarah Ann Culpan [1852-1900] in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Halifax in 1852 and died in the Oddfellows Arms in 1900


  1. George Arthur [b 1879]
  2. Charles [b 1882]
  3. Florence [b 1883]

Sarah @in the Oddfellows Arms died in 1900.

H died 29th October 1925

Bailey, Irvine EnochRef 309-887
[1891-1957] Born in West Vale

He was a cotton spinner [1916].

On 16th September 1916, he married Annie Blagborough [1892-1966] at St Mark's Parish Church, Siddal.

Annie was the daughter of
Joseph Blagbrough


  1. Kathleen [b 1919]

Bailey, JamesRef 309-3
[18??-1???] Of Greetland.

He married Susan [18??-1865].


  1. Grace [1809-24th October 1819]
  2. Grace Elizabeth [1819-22nd January 1822]

Susan died 17th April 1865.

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: E13]. Details of James's death & burial place are not known

Bailey, JamesRef 309-4
[1863-19??] Son of Samuel Bailey, farmer.

Born in Rishworth.

He was a cotton spinner of Mill Fold, Barkisland [1895] / a cotton spinner [1901] / a cotton spinner minder [1911].

In 1895, he married Elizabeth Ellen Priestley [1870-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Elizabeth Ellen, of Bank Bottom, Barkisland, was born in Soyland, the daughter of William Priestley, farmer


  1. Fred [Q4/1896-1906]
  2. Joe
  3. Sarah Hannah [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • Bank Bottom, Barkisland [1901]
  • 1 Godley Row, Ripponden [1911, 1918]

Bailey, James S.Ref 309-133
[19??-1???] Born in Huddersfield.

In 1949, he married Beryl Furness Vickers in Halifax

Beryl Furness was the daughter of
Lionel Vickers

Beryl died in Worthing in 1999

Bailey, JoeRef 309-1530
[1899-1918] Son of James Bailey.

Born in Barkisland

He was a part time cotton twiner [1911].

He lived with his parents at 1 Godley Row, Ripponden.

During World War I, he enlisted [28th March 1916], and served as a Rifleman with the King's Royal Rifle Corps attached to the 1st/6th Battalion London Regiment (Queen'S Westminster Rifles).

He was killed in action [27th August 1918] (aged 19).

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [5th October & 12th October 1918].

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 9], on Ripponden War Memorial, on Barkisland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden

Bailey, JohnRef 309-1204
[18??-19??] Born in Bailiff Bridge.

He was publican at the Black Bull, Brighouse [1900, 1901] / a well-known sprinter / a member of Brighouse Rangers First Team / a beerhouse keeper [1911].

In 1899, he married Rebecca Mills [1874-19??] in North Bierley.

Rebecca was born in Castleford


  1. John Clifford [b 1901]
  2. May [b 1902]
  3. Roland Mills [b 1908]
  4. Squire James [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 46 Briggate, Brighouse (Black Bull?) [1901]
  • 269 Wakefield Road, Bradford [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was Rebecca's mother Sussannah Mills [aged 68]

Bailey, Rev John RenshawRef 309-1240
[1848-1914] Born in Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire [24th September 1848].

He served at Carlisle before becoming Minister at Park Congregational Church, Halifax [1878-1893].

He was Chairman of the Yorkshire Congregational Union [1891] / a member of the Halifax Infirmary Board / a member of the Free Library Committee / a member of the Charity Organisations Committee.

On 10th July 1893, he left to serve in Eccles and in Salford, Lancashire [1901, 1911, 1912].

In [Q4] 1873, he married Catherine Hirst [1847-1926] in Stockport, Cheshire

Catherine came from Cheadle, Cheshire


  1. child [who died before 1911]
  2. Helena Charlotte Elizabeth [1874-1964]
  3. Kate Ethel [1875-1942]
  4. Winifred Beatrice [b 1876]
  5. James Henry Hirst [1878-1946] who was a railway traffic canvasser [1901], a district railway agent [1911]
  6. Lilian Mary [b 1880]
  7. Constance Emily [1884-1943]

The family lived at

In December 1912, he retired on account of ill-health.

He died at his home in Eccles [1st September 1914].

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [3rd September 1914]

Bailey, John ShawRef 309-1517
[1925-1944] Son of Beatrice Annie & John William Bailey of Greetland.

During World War II, he served as an Ordinary Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the sloop HMS Kite.

He died 21st August 1944 (aged 18)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-344 and sank in the Barents Sea, with the loss of 203 of her crew of 217.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 87 3], and on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Bailey, Joseph (Joe)Ref 309-1179
[1831-1893] He moved to Elland in the 1840s. He worked at a branch of the Halifax Co-operative Society. He opened a small shop next to his home in Westgate, Elland, selling home-made cakes and bread.

In 1853, he married Susannah Stott [1831-1926], daughter of Mary Stott and stepdaughter of Jonathan Helewell, in Halifax.


  1. Albert

The family lived at

  • Westgate, Elland [1871, 1881]
  • 12 Elizabeth Street, Elland [1891, 1893]
  • 128 Westgate, Elland [1901]

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Bailey, JosephRef 309-87
[17??-1???] A blacksmith.

He turned thief and lived in a cave near Hathershelf Scout. In 1779, he was discovered in the cave where he had ample food supplies and also items stolen from Rochdale Parish Church. He was transported for life.

His story has some similarities to that of Tom Bell

Bailey, JosephRef 309-1562
[1854-19??] Son of George Bailey, tanner.

Born in Newton Abbott, Devon.

He was a currier of Halifax [1879] / a currier [1881] / a drummer W. R. Regiment [1891] / a currier [1901] / a leather currier [1911].

In 1879, he married Margaret Ann Archibold [1859-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Margaret Ann, of Halifax, was born in Ripon, the daughter of John Archibold, tailor


  1. Jessie [b 1880] who was a book binder [1901], & married Mr Crowther
  2. Harry [b 1883] who was a grocer [1901]
  3. Joseph W [b 1886]
  4. George Horace
  5. Annie [b 1897] who was a clothes finisher [1911]
  6. Nellie [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 9 Clay Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 8 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1891]
  • 20 Colbeck Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 12 Chatham Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 8 Brinton Terrace, Hanson Lane [1916]

Bailey, JosiahRef 309-3049
[1835-1878] Son of William Bailey.

Born in Lockwood / Longwood.

He was an apprentice shoe maker [1851], a shoe & buckle maker, a brickmaker employing 3 men and 2 boys [1861], landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton, Halifax [1864], and landlord of the Griffin, Halifax [1871, 1874]

He took out a mortgage on the land where the West Vale Tavern stood [1862].

In 1874, he sold it to Webster's Brewery, although it is not clear whether he sold the land or the pub as a going concern.

In 1859, he married Elizabeth Sykes [1837-1904] from Stainland, in Halifax.


  1. Mary [1859-1862]
  2. Emma [1861-1866]
  3. William [b 1864] who was a solicitor's articled clerk [1881]
  4. Mary Ann [1865-1867]
  5. John [1869-1928]
  6. Sykes [1871-1900]
  7. Esther Ann [1873-1921] who married Charles Henry Horner
  8. Josiah [1878-1879] who died aged 8 months

The family lived at

  • West Vale, Elland [1861]
  • Griffin Hotel, Barum Top, Halifax [1871]
  • 21 George Street, Halifax [1881]

After his death, Elizabeth took over at the Griffin [1878, 1881, 1887].

In 1883, she married George Pickersgill in Halifax.

Josiah, Elizabeth and some of the children are remembered on a grave at Blackley Baptist Graveyard.

They were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland in the Chapel Yard

Bailey, SamRef 309-1294
[1884-1917] Son of Martha & Titus Bailey of 4 Co-Operative Buildings, Bailiff Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

He died 7th June 1917 (aged 33).

He was buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France [Grave Ref II Q 8].

He is remembered on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Bailey, SamuelRef 309-3547
[1834-1???] Born in Dean Head / Barkisland.

He was an engineer in a cotton factory [1881] / a greengrocer [1891].

In 1856, he married Ann Bennett [1833-1???] born in Sheffield, in Rotherham.


  1. Ann [b 1857] who was a cotton piecer [1881]
  2. Richard [b 1862] who was a cotton piecer [1881], a greengrocer [1891]
  3. James [b 1864] who was a cotton piecer [1881], a mill hand [1891]
  4. Fred [b 1870] who was a cotton piecer [1881], a mill hand [1891]
  5. Younger [1871-1898] who was a mill hand [1891], a greengrocer [1898]
  6. Samuel [b 1874] who was a mill hand [1891]

The family lived at

  • Bridge End, Rishworth [1881]
  • Royd Lane, Ripponden [1891]

On 8th June 1898, Younger returned from his round, had dinner and went into the outhouse and hanged himself.

Bailey, SamuelRef 309-1836
[17??-18??] Cotton manufacturer at Kebroyd Lower Mill [1793]

Bailey, Rev SimonRef 309-2442
[1955-1995] Son of Rev Walter Bailey, a Baptist minister.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Baptist colleges, but became an Anglican priest. He wrote several books. He became Rector at Dinnington, South Yorkshire. He contracted the HIV and developed AIDS. A few months before his death, he was the subject of an Everyman TV programme, Simon's Cross

Bailey, Sydney GeorgeRef 309-1677
[1893-1917] Son of Edmund Baily, wheelwright.

Born Sydney George Baily [without an E] in Maidstone, Kent.

He was a wheelwright's labourer, living with Edith & Maurice Haisman in Maidstone [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1915], and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

On 26th February 1916, he married Wilhelmina Thomas at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

Wilhelmina, of Sowerby Bridge, was the daughter of
Harry Alexander Thomas

After their marriage, they lived at 5 Summerland Terrace, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1917]

He was killed in action [26th April 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 7 & 8], and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Bailey, Thomas HenryRef 309-8
[1880-1960] Born in Brighouse.

He was a fitter [1903] / landlord of the New Inn, Skircoat Green [1920-1951].

On 17th August 1903, he married Helen Sharp [1880-1960] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

Helen was born in Halifax


  1. Phyliss [b 1905]
  2. Herbert [b 1907]
  3. Wilfred [b 1910]

The couple died in Halifax in 1960

Bailey, TomRef 309-1325
[1956-] Halifax-born actor and composer. Performs as the Thompson Twins

Bailey, WilliamRef 309-1061
[18??-19??] Halifax solicitor [1934].

He qualified in October 1931

Bailey, WilliamRef 309-3084
[1811-18??] He was a weaver of fancy goods [1841].

He married Harriot [1811-1???] from Huddersfield.


  1. Mary [b 1830]
  2. David [b 1832] who was a clay digger [1851]
  3. Josiah
  4. Elizabeth [b 1837]
  5. Adah [b 1840]

The family lived at Blackley, Elland [1841, 1851].

He was dead by 1851.

In 1851, his widow, Harriot, was a shopkeeper (provisions) 

Bailey, WilliamRef 309-663
[1885-1915] Son of Alice Ann & John Bailey of 22 Major Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 6th May 1915 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 58-72 / 218-219], on Todmorden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Bailey, William CharlesRef 309-8780
[1883-19??] Born in Bow, London.

He was a soldier / sergeant [1911].

In [Q2] 1910, he married Agnes Ann, daughter of James Tavender Greenwood.


  1. Agnes A. [b 1910]

In 1911, they were visiting Agnes's parents in Halifax

Bailey, William HenryRef 309-1295
[1882-1918] He worked at North Vale Mill, Bailiff Bridge.

He married Edith Mary.


  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child

The family lived at 28 Ripley Street, Lightcliffe.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1918], and served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 19th September 1918 (aged 36).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 9], and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Bailey, William OliverRef 309-2990
[18??-19??] Of Sowerby Bridge.

In 1899, he applied for a patent for

improved method of means or apparatus for feeding, abrading and other medium to grinding, cutting and polishing mills


Bailey surnameRef 309-1
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Bailey, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Bailey:

Marriages 1853, 1900, 1917, 1930, 1934; Deaths 1898, 1900

© Malcolm Bull 2019
Revised 18:51 /17th June 2019 / mmb259 / 37330

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