William Hellier Baily (1819 - 1888)

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Birthplace: Bristol, England
Death: Died in Dublin, Ireland
Occupation: Geologist, Palaentologist
Managed by: June Barnes (Buchanan)
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About William Hellier Baily

William Hellier Baily (1819—1888) was an English palaeontologist. His uncle was E.H. Baily, a sculptor. William Hellier Baily was born at Bristol on July 7, 1819.

From 1837 to 1844 he was Assistant Curator in the Bristol Museum, a post he relinquished to join the staff of the British Geological Survey in London. In 1854 he became assistant naturalist, under Edward Forbes and afterwards under Huxley. In 1857 he was transferred to the Irish branch of the Geological Survey, as acting palaeontologist, and retained this post until the end of his life.

He was the author of many papers on palaeontological subjects, and of notes on fossils in the explanatory memoirs of the Geological Survey of Ireland. He published (1867–1875) a useful work entitled Figures of Characteristic British Fossils, with Descriptive Remarks, of which only the first volume, dealing with palaeozoic species, was issued. The figures were all drawn on stone by himself.

He died at Rathmines near Dublin on August 6, 1888.

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William Hellier Baily's Timeline

1819
July 7, 1819
England
1847
August 3, 1847
Age 28
Surrey, England
1848
May 26, 1848
Age 28
London, England
1850
1850
Age 30
London, England
1853
July 13, 1853
Age 34
London, England
1857
1857
Age 37
Surrey, England
1861
1861
Age 41
Dublin, Ireland
1863
1863
Age 43
Dublin, Ireland
1868
1868
Age 48
Dublin, Ireland
1874
1874
Age 54