Johan "John" Bailey, Sr.

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John Jacob Bailey, Sr.

Birthplace: Chippenham, Salisbury, Wilshire, England
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Bailey and Jone Bailey
Husband of Ann Bailey

Occupation: weaver
Managed by: Private User
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About Johan "John" Bailey, Sr.

Came from England on the ship "Angel Gabriel". which was shipwrecked in Penaquid, now Bristol, Maine, in a great storm of August 1635. Because of this terrible experience, he never crossed the ocean again to bring his wife, his son Robert and two or more daughters from England. He was a weaver by trade, settled in Newbury, MA around 1637. Known as a venturesome and wandering spirit. He built a log cabin deep in the forest beyond Merrimac River where he fished and lived in solitude. In those days fish was an important article of food and sole right of fishing in the Powow River was granted to him. It was known as Bailey's Hill.

John was a defendant in a court case in Essex County, MA, 1651. He was sentenced by the court to return to England by the next vessel or send for his wife to come over to him, but the order was never obeyed as he died soon after."

John Bailey, Sr., came to America in the ship "Angel Gabriel" to Newbury, Massachusetts. His son, John, Jr., accompanied him. They both were founders of Salisbury, Massachusetts in 1640.

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Johan "John" Bailey, Sr.'s Timeline

August 30, 1590
Salisbury, Wilshire, England
Age 44
On the ship "Angel Gabriel" whic sailed from Bristol
Age 44
From Chippenham, Wilts, England
Age 44
ship Angel Gabriel, from Bristol
October 28, 1651
Age 61

John's will was probated in Newbury, MA, 13 APR 1652.(27) "He gave his home at Salisbury to his son John during his lifetime, then to John (3), son of John (2), they paying his widow six pounds if she came over to Newburyland. He gave to his daughter Johanna (wife of Wm. Huntington) and her husband the house and five acres of land which he bought of Mr. Rowell; his son Robert 15 pounds and his daughters ten pounds apiece if they came over to New England and five pounds if they did not." (see sources of this profile for citations)

November 2, 1651
Age 61
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
January 13, 1834
Age 61
February 2, 1934
Age 61
April 9, 1935
Age 61