Henry Bailey (1818 - 1886) MP

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Birthplace: Plymouth, UK
Death: Died in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Occupation: Plumber
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About Henry Bailey

Jane OLD - Henry BAILEY

Jane Old, eldest daughter of Richard Old and Jane Liddicoat. Born, in 1816, she was christened at St. Mawgan in Pydar on the 26th December, 1816. Jane died, on the 3rd October, 1852, in New Plymouth, New Zealand. The first born child of Richard and Jane Old, Jane was 27 when her parents and 9 siblings decided to emigrate to New Zealand for a better life. They set sail on the "Essex' arriving in New Plymouth, on the 20th January, 1843. Jane Old had two children out of wedlock, John Old (b.1837), and Mary Jane Old„(b.1840). Father unknown. John Old (d. 1838) and is buried in St Mawgan, Cornwall, and Mary Jane came out with the family on the Essex. Jane married Henry Bailey, on 20th March„1843, in New Plymouth, two months a&er arriving in the new colony. The couple had met on the *Essex' during the voyage coming out to New Zealand. Henry Bailey was born 1818, in Plymouth, England. The couple had 4 sons, Walter b.1844, Henry b.1847, Alfred b.1849, James 1851, and a daughter Hannah b. 1846. Jane, died in childbirth, aged 36 years, delivering of a stillborn male child, atter having injured herself drawing water from the well several days earlier. Jane and child are buried, in the Waitapu Cemetery, situated at the bottom of Bailey Road overlooking the sea, near the New Plymouth Cool Stores.. Mary Jane Old, married John Kivell, and lived on the corner of Lemon & Gover Street in New Plymouth. Alfred William Bailey married his first cousin Amelia Old, the daughter of James and Betsy Old (nee Wills), and had 12 children. Henry Bailey's second wife was Zenobia Knuckey, the widow of Nicholas Knuckey, parents of Mrs John Old, (Mary Jane Knuckey). Henry and Zenobia had a daughter which they named Jane b.1855 who died aged 5 months. Henry Bailey's third wife was the widow, Caroline Simson (nee Julian). Henry Bailey died on the 10th October, 1886, and is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, New Plymouth.

From the paperspast website

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"The news of the death of Mr. Henry Bailey of New Plymouth will be received with much regret, and no little surprise, as the deceased was about the town and apparently in his usual health on Friday last, Mr. Henry Bailey succumbered [:-)] early on Sunday morning, but it is not clear what was his fatal ailment. The deceased had been in Taranaki about forty years. He was for fully twenty years a coxswain in the landing service, and was one of the smartest hands who has ever handled a boat on this coast. Mr. Bailey subse- quently obtained employment in the local post office, his particular avocation being to attend to the shipment and receipt of nails [:-) read mails]. Previous to his arrival in Taranaki deceased had been in the South Australian Pilot service, and he accompanied Sir George Grey, the then governor of that Colony, on many boating expeditions along the Australian Coast.

Deceased leaves behind him four grown up sons. For many years Mr. Bailey has been a member of the New Plymouth Friendly So- ciety, and was at his death one of the trus- tees. He is spoken of as being a most useful officer of the society, and will be much missed in that capacity. However, it will be in his social capacity that his death will be most felt. His figure was one of the most familiar in our streets, and every- body entertained for him the very highest respect."

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Henry Bailey's Timeline

1818
October 25, 1818
Plymouth, UK
1843
March 20, 1843
Age 24
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
1844
February 19, 1844
Age 25
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
1845
December 14, 1845
Age 27
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
1847
November 28, 1847
Age 29
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
1849
April 18, 1849
Age 30
New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand
1851
February 12, 1851
Age 32
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
1852
September 3, 1852
Age 33
1854
April 4, 1854
Age 35
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
1855
March 26, 1855
Age 36