Mary Ann Bailey

F, b. 1 November 1856
  • Mary Ann Bailey was born on 1 November 1856 in Ireland.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Bailey and Mary Mooney.
  • Mary Ann Bailey immigrated on 4 July 1859 to Queensland with Mary Mooney and Thomas Bailey. They travelled on the Glentanner with their daughter Mary Ann aged 3. Their son Thomas was born on the voyage.

Maud Beatrice Bailey

F, b. 29 September 1889, d. 18 September 1965
  • Maud Beatrice Bailey was born on 29 September 1889 in Woodlands, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Bailey and Jessie Black.
  • At the age of 19 years, 11 months and 17 days, Maud Beatrice Bailey married Charles Wainright Plant, son of Samuel Plant and Laura Jane Hill, on 15 September 1909 in Emu Creek.
  • Maud Beatrice Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Cabarlah. She carried out home duties. Her husband Charles was not on the roll.
  • Maud Beatrice Bailey died on 18 September 1965 in Queensland at age 75.
  • She was buried on 20 September 1965 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Children of Maud Beatrice Bailey and Charles Wainright Plant

Mavis Bailey

F, b. 1915, d. 1920

Myra Frances Edith Bailey

F, b. 7 February 1903, d. 1994
  • Myra Frances Edith Bailey was born on 7 February 1903 in Tenterfield, New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of Arthur Peter Bailey and Jane (Janey) Bush.
  • At the age of 20 years, Myra Frances Edith Bailey married Lyle Joseph Craft in 1924 in Gosford, New South Wales.
  • Myra Frances Edith Bailey's father Arthur Peter Bailey's died on 28 Jan 1937. His obituary was published in The Courier Mail. It read:- "The death is announced of Mr. Arthur Peter Bailey, 71 years of age. He lived most of his life in Tenterfield, where he was born. About 10 years ago, owing to indifferent health, he left his native town and sought relief in some other climates, latterly living in Glen Innes. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Bailey, of Tenterfield, and in 1887 married Miss Jane Bush, who predeceased him 13 years ago. He is survived by six daughters - Mesdames J. P. Cooper (Tenterfield). G. Hulyar (Paddington), R. de Leon (Sydney), L. Croft (Newcastle), J. Norris (Sydney), C. West and two sons - Messrs. A.T. (Tenterfield) and E. Bailey(Balranald.)"

  • Myra Frances Edith Bailey died in 1994 in Cessnock, New South Wales.

Norman Bailey

M, b. 1897, d. 1970
  • Norman Bailey was born in 1897 in Tenterfield, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Herbert Edward Bailey and Dora Mary Palmer.
  • Norman Bailey died in 1970. Could not find official death in NSW.

Reverend R A Bailey

M, b. circa 1850
  • Reverend R A Bailey was born circa 1850.
  • He was of the Primitive Methodist faith.
  • On 24 May 1879 Alfred Merritt was the chairman a morning tea held at Albert Mills to farewell Rev R A Bailey of the Primitive Methodist Church. Messers Stone, Case, Cossart and Bailey all spoke. Edward Pechey was unable to attend. Rev Bailey gave his final sermon at the Crow's Nest Court House the following day.

Samuel H Bailey

M, b. 1889, d. 5 December 1889

Stanley S Bailey

M, b. 1904, d. 1983

Theresa Bailey

F, b. 1858, d. 6 June 1946
  • Theresa Bailey was born in 1858 in Tenterfield, New South Wales. No official record of her birth has been found.
  • She was the daughter of William Bailey and Elizabeth Cubis.
  • At the age of 19 years, Theresa Bailey married Wiliam Collins in 1877 in Tenterfield, New South Wales.
  • On 12 March 1941,her husband, Wiliam Collins died in Tenterfield, Queensland.
  • Theresa Bailey died on 6 June 1946 in Stanthorpe, Queensland.
  • She was buried in Stanthorpe Cemetery.

Children of Theresa Bailey and Wiliam Collins

Thomas Bailey

M, b. 30 June 1859, d. 6 July 1946
  • Thomas Bailey was born on 30 June 1859. aboard the ship Glentanner , just off the NSW coast.
  • He was the son of Thomas Bailey and Mary Mooney.
  • Thomas Bailey immigrated on 4 July 1859 to Queensland with Mary Mooney and Thomas Bailey. They travelled on the Glentanner with their daughter Mary Ann aged 3. Their son Thomas was born on the voyage.
  • At the age of 21 years, 8 months and 15 days, Thomas Bailey married Jessie Black on 15 March 1881 in Gowrie Road, Toowoomba, Queensland. They selected property at Charlton and called it firstly Gowrie View and then Avonvale.
  • On 18 February 1911 the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Mossview School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. Thomas and Jessie's daughter Mabel 12 was on that list. They lived on Portion 12 (John Barnes property), Djuan which was about 1 mile from the proposed new school as compared to 4 miles from the Mossview School. Her name is crossed off the list so she may not have attended.
  • Thomas Bailey and Jessie Black appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Bum Bum Creek. Thomas is a dairyman.
  • Somethime between 1915 and 1924, Thomas and Jessie managed a dairy farm for Jack and Isabell McGreevy at Anduramba.
  • Thomas Bailey and Jessie Black appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1922 living at Anduramba, Crow's Nest. Thomas was a farmer and Jessie carried out home duties.
  • Thomas Bailey and Jessie Black appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Meringandan. Thomas did not have an occupation.
  • On 26 July 1931,his wife, Jessie Black died in Queensland at age 67.
  • At the age of 74 years, Thomas Bailey married Maria Dalgleish in 1934 in Queensland.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at 37 Albert Street, Toowoomba. His wife Maria also lived with him until her death in 1936. Thomas was living at this address in 1937, 1939, and 1941.
  • Thomas Bailey died on 6 July 1946 in Queensland at age 87.
  • He was buried on 8 July 1946 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Thomas Bailey and Jessie Black

Thomas Bailey

M, b. 13 September 1830, d. 16 January 1915
  • Thomas Bailey was born on 13 September 1830 in Slievenagh, Portglenone, County Antrim, Ireland. He was the son of Thomas Bailey and Mary Ann Montgomory.
  • At the age of 25 years and 16 days, Thomas Bailey married Mary Mooney on 29 September 1855 in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland.
  • Thomas Bailey and Mary Mooney immigrated to Queensland on 4 July 1859. They travelled on the Glentanner with their daughter Mary Ann aged 3. Their son Thomas was born on the voyage.
  • Between 1862 and 1876 seven more children were born to Thomas and Mary: John (1862-1951), Eliza (1864-1947), Jessie (1867- ), Henry (1870-1916), William (1871-1947), George (1874- ), Mary Jane (1876-1936.)
  • On 6 January 1896,his wife, Mary Mooney died in Queensland at age 59.
  • Thomas Bailey died on 16 January 1915 in Queensland at age 84.
  • He was buried on 17 January 1915 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. PRES1-010-0002.

Children of Thomas Bailey and Mary Mooney

Thomas George Bailey

M, b. 19 August 1883, d. 12 December 1945
  • Thomas George Bailey was born on 19 August 1883 in Gowrie Road, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Thomas Bailey and Jessie Black.
  • Thomas George Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll with Jessie Black in 1908 in Bum Bum Creek. Jessie carrried out domestic duties. Thomas does not appear on the roll. There is a Thomas George, dairyman also living at Bum Creek and a Catherine Janet.
  • At the age of 26 years, 4 months and 23 days, Thomas George Bailey married Eliza Hannah Connolly, daughter of Matthew Connolly and Mary Josephine Conroy, on 11 January 1910 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • Thomas George Bailey died on 12 December 1945 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 62.

Violet Bailey

F, b. circa 1910

Vivienne Gelling Bailey

F, b. 1904, d. 1964
  • Vivienne Gelling Bailey was born in 1904 in Casino, New South Wales. Twin to Stanley.
  • She was the daughter of George Bailey and Elizabeth Beatrice Gelling.
  • Vivienne Gelling Bailey married Unknown Vary.
  • Vivienne Gelling Bailey died in 1964 in Kyogle, New South Wales.

William Bailey

M, b. 1828, d. 1870
  • William Bailey was born in 1828 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, according to his children's birth certificates.
  • In 1841 There are a number of William Bailey's on the 1841 Census, living in Sheffield, that could be this William.
    The "England and Wales Criminal Registers 1791-1892" show a William Bailey as follows:
    (1) Age 14, DOB abt 1828, Trial at Yorkshire, West Riding on 1 Sep 1842, Crime 'Larceny'. Sentence 'Acquitted'.
    (2) Age 17, DOB abt 1828, Trial at same location on 7 Apr 1845, Crime 'Housebreaking' (?), Sentence 'Imprisonment - six months'


    As yet no immigration details have been found.
  • He immigrated between 1845 and 1853. He most likely came through Moreton Bay.
  • At the age of 26 years, William Bailey married Elizabeth Cubis, daughter of George Cubis and Thirza Peters, on 27 February 1854 in Church of England, Ipswich, Queensland. Shortly after their marriage William and Elizabeth moved to Tenterfield with her parents George Cubis and Thirza Peters and her siblings. Witnesses to the marriage were John Laidler and Louisa Cubis.
  • William Bailey's and Elizabeth Cubis's second child Ann Elizabeth (later known as Elizabeth Ann) was born on 13 September 1856. Her father registered the birth. He was a labourer of Tenterfield at the time.
  • In 1857 William Bailey and Elizabeth Cubis lived at corner of Molesworth & Scott Streets, Tenterfield, New South Wales. William and Elizabeth's daughter in law (Rose Werner)'s obituary, written in 1952, gives details of where the Bailey families lived.
    "Miss Rose Werner married William Bailey, son of pioneer William Bailey. Other children of William Bailey sen and his wife – previously Miss Cubis – were George who died recently at Kyogle at a great age; Herbert; Arthur usually called “Peter”; Thurza (Mrs Collins); and Elizabeth (Mrs French). The Bailey home, long since demolished was not far from the corner of Molesworth and Scott Streets, and was situated between the two other old homes in the vicinity, Plowman’s and the corner house which were recently demolished.
    The home in Scott Street (Plowman’s) was the home of Arthur Bailey (Mr. Arthur T Bailey’s father), while the corner house was the home of William Bailey who married Rose Werner. It was there that their only child Fred was born.
    The Bailey property extended from Scott Street to Tenterfield Creek and included what are now the two bowling greens and crocket lawn and old freezing works. They also owned the property across Molesworth Street, on which is the old brick house, now occupied by Walter Marshall.
    The portion on which the first bowling green is constructed was disposed of for the erection of a butter factory. This was in operation there for many years, until eventually, it was burnt down, and the present factory erected at the intersection of Rouse and Cowner Streets.
    It may surprise some to the bowlers to know that the old factory well is still under the bowling green. If the covering may some day give way, some unfortunate bowler may suddenly disappear into the depths.
    At a later period, Mr. and Mrs William Bailey, and their son Fred lived in the stone house in Douglas Street (now Boston’s) and other parts of town.
    Mr. Bailey was an expert shearer in the time of blade shearing, and was at time a competitor in the shearing contests put on by the Show Society."
  • On 4 April 1865 the "Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser" reported that the following case had been tried at the TENTERFIELD QUARTER SESSIONS on 14 March 1865. The article read:-
    "LARCENY - William Bailey was placed in the dock on a similar charge, having helped himself to a tarpaulin the property of Mr.R. W. Gill, and being found guilty, was sent to Darlinghurst gaol for twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour, one day in each week solitary confinement.
    This terminated the business of the Criminal Court
    The above, prisoners were forwarded to their destination by last steamer"
    [NOTE - This may be another William Bailey but would explain why when Arthur Peter Bailey was born on 30 July 1865, his birth was registered before he was named].
    He was admitted to the Darlinghurst Gaol on 1 March 1865, and gave the following details:- William Bailey, age 37m born Sheffield,trade shoemaker, hair brown curly, eyes blue, 5' 91/2", could read/write, religion prost.., arrived in 1849 on 'Mount Stewart Elphinstone'..(a convict ship, but his name does not appear on the passenger list. )
  • On 24 July 1866 The Examiner reported that a William Baily had been arrested for his involvement in a bank robbery. The article read "SUPPOSED BANK ROBBERS
    Adam Burgess, Christopher Obertheur, and William Bailey,were brought before the Court charged with being implicated in tho late sticking up of the bank, Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey believed that tho prisoners were some of the party from the tone of their voice- but would not swear to them positively. A double-barrel gun found in the back parlour of the bank, was produced in court, but up to tho present has not been identified. The whole of the prisoners stand remanded until Wednesday, the26th instant
    "

    A later report read"REPORT OF PRISONERS. - Sub-Inspector Meares, senior Constable Scott, and troopers Ryan and Fitzgerald left Tenterfield, on Tuesday morning in order to escort the prisoners Obertheur, Bailey, Burgess, Morseman, Eggart, and the two Petries, charged with slicking up the,Bank; also the boy Wright sentenced to four months at the Quarter Sessions; ; and Patrick Hearns sentenced to five years in Darlinghurst gaol. Hearns was so violent in his conduct, that it was found necessary to place leg irons on him.

    The men were tried in the Armidale Circuit Court on 8 October 1866. The trial was reported in "The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser" on 16 October 1866. "Dietrich Moseman, William Pietrie, Jacob Pietrie, William Bailey, and John Eggart were charged with having, at Tenterfield, on the 11th July, stolen from the dwelling house of Richard Tomlinson Martin, three pistols, of the value of £20, being the property of the Australian Joint Stock Bank, and putting the inmates of the house in bodily fear. The prisoners pleaded not guilty, and were defended by Mr. Wisdom ; attorney, Mr. Abbott. The evidence showed that on the day named, six persons, armed, stuck up the bank at Tenterfield. They placed the manager, accountant, and other persons in the bank in a dark room. There was a hole in the wall of this room, and the manager and the accountant escaped through this, and gave an alarm, which disturbed the thieves, and they bolted, carrying away three pistols, which for security they had seized when entering the build building; but they got no money, it being locked up in an iron safe that they had no time to open. A married woman, named Obertheur, swore that the robbery had been planned at her house, her husband taking part in it. The prisoners, with the exception of Moseman, who was acquitted,were found guilty. Christopher Obertheur, tried separately, was also found guilty, and they were all sentenced as follows :-Christopher Obertheur and William Bailey each to ten years hard labour on the roads ; William Pietrie to five years, Jacob Pietrie and John Eggart each to three years hard labour on the roads.

    Dietrich Moseman was charged with shooting, with intent to murder, George Humphries, at Tenterfield, on the 11th July last. This case was remanded until the next Assizes, the Crown Prosecutor not being prepared to go on with it "

    On Wednesday 24 October, the "Empire" newspaper published Obertheur's testimony "ROBBERY OF THE BANK, TENTERFIELD.

    The following is the statement of the prisoner Obertheur, one of the robbers that stuck-up the bank at Tenterfield on the 11th July last, and read at the prisoner's trial, before Judge Faucett, at the Armidale Assizes, on the 9th instant :

    I hereby make the following statement about the bank robbery in Tenterfield on Wednesday, July the 11th. About the 27th of March last, William Bayley came from Darlinghurst home, and came to me and wanted me to go and help to stick-up the bank at Tenterfield. I told him that I was in trouble enough without getting in any further. He did not come for about five or six weeks when he came again, and told me that he only wanted me to help him, and that I would get at the least about a thousand pounds in cash. I then asked him how it could be done ; he told me that he could open the safe and then burn all the books, but not to kill anyone in the bank ; but if one of us should be taken, to rescue him and shoot the police, or any one that should take any one. So Bayley came every night, and stopped till 11, 12, and sometimes 1 o'clock in the night. He also told me that if any one would be taken and put in the lock up, that he would get witnesses to come and swear us out, and if it could not be done, to take them out of the lock-up, and if that could not be done, to take him off the police on the road. Some time in May last, W. Bayley came in the day time, and one day Dietrich Moseman came to see me and Bayley was there. Mose- man told me that some one had stuck-up the Armidale mail. I told him, or Bayley told him, if he would like to do something. Moseman said, " What is the best thing we can do? but there is no money anywhere;" and when Bayley said, "There is plenty in the white house over the creek.'' D. Moseman said. " If John Eggart would go he would go,"' and I went to John Eggart along with D. Moseman and John Eggart did not like to go, and D. Moseman would not go ; but Bayley went to Moseman and Eggart and made it all right, and one day D. Moseman came and brought William Petrie, and told me that if we would take him that he would make a good one, and Bayley agreed. Bayley then told me to try and get some other one to make the six men-it would be better. I did not know any one. D. Mose- man told me to go to William Drenart. I went, and he would not come ; but he said a man by the name of Kenor would come, and I told Bayley about him. Bayley told me to see him. I went to the man, and he said he would come, and he came several times to me and helped to drink some rum, but finding that he was a drunkard the company would not have him; but Bayley told W. Petrie to try his brother, but the brother would not come, and never came until the night the sticking-up was done. The plan was made, and all were led away by W. Bayley. Nobody would ever have anything like that in their mind before he proposed it. It was to be done on the 11th of July, and the follow- ingg all met at W. Bayley's. Present:-W. Bayley, William Petrie, Jacob Petrie, Deitrich Moseman, John Eggart, and myself, Christopher Obertheur. Bayley sent John Eggart for one bottle of rum. Eggart went and brought one bottle from Mrs. Sullivan's, about 7 o'clock that night, and we all drunk some and took the bottle to the bank. I had one pistol with flint lock and stock broken-not loaded ; Bayley bad one double-barrelled gun-loaded very much ; John Eggart had one pistol-loaded with powder; Jacob Petrie one pistol-not loaded ; D. Moseman one pistol-loaded ; William Petrie one single-barrelled gun-loaded.

    When we got to the bank, Bayley did not like to be No. one for the attack, so it was agreed for me to be the captain. I went in the house first, then came Bayley, Eggart, and Jacob Petrie ; William Petrie and Moseman went to the kitchen.
    When I went in Mr. Nathan got trembly and was very frightened. I told him that I would not hurt him, and told him to sit down. Bayley pointed the gun at him, and then leaving Eggart and Petrie there and myself, Bayley looked for a room to put them into. He came back, and told us to put them into the room off the pantry. Bayley had a candle in his hand. Before we put them in the room I felt Mr. Martin and Mr.Nathan for firearms, and then told them to go in the room. After this time Bayley brought in the man and wife out of the kitchen to the parlour. I told the woman to go into the room. The woman would not go, but called us all sorts of names. Her husband said to her to come, and not to mind, and did not care if we took the bank. She went with him in the room. Bayley told the men that " if they moved, to blow their brains out." Bayley and myself went into the office and got the revolvers-three-and then had a look in the other rooms. After that, Bayley said, " Let us go for the key," giving me two revolvers and himself one. We went back to the room and told them that the two head men were to come out. Humphrey and wife came. I told them the other two men.

    Humphrey said that there was only themselves, and they were saying not to shoot them. I told them that we would not do anything to them. They were frightened. Humphrey went into the room, and turned round his back. The woman was standing outside in the other room. During this time I had my hand on one of the revolvers, and gave the other one to Bayley. The one that I had ¡n my hand I cannot tell, but it went off. I never had a revolver in my hand before. I always thought that, if a person would fire a shot, that he would have to put the hammer up first. Bayley gave one revolver to John Eggart. After finding that Mr. Martin and Nathan had escaped, then all left. If I have forgotten anything, I shall be glad to let you know. Mr. Martin and Nathan have stated the truth, but Humphrey did not care much, but he may have done it in a fright. Mr. Humphrey did not tell the truth, but very little. I hope that you will not allow that woman to swear in any other case, for she would say anything, and some man may be hung for it. The dress we six men had on it was impossible to identify our faces not even being blackened, but crape of different kind was over our faces. When the men left the bank, the others were all frightened, and Bayley left our double barrelled gun in the parlour. One of the other men left the bottle with some rum in it in the street. When we got over the fence Moseman, Bayley, and Petrie left first; John Eggart, Jacob Petrie, and myself left after, and went to my residence. The other party left for the house. When I went in my house I saw Adam Burgess on the sofa, drunk. During this time I heard great firing at the bank. Afterwards I went to John Eggart, and Eggart told me that he would put the revolver in a log on the road to John Cook. About half-past 8 o'clock I went home and sat by the fire. Adam Bur gess, after having a sleep, spoke to me, and I went to bed. Adam Burgess, committed for that, is innocent, and knows nothing whatever about the affair; and no man spoke like Burgess, nor had any clothes on of that kind at the bank. I threw my powder away below Mr. Rogers"s house in the creek, and I hope you will find it. Eggart told me that after Bayley got in the lock-up that Mrs. Bayley brought the revolver to Mrs. Obertheur and I hope you will get it.

    (Signed) CHRISTOPHER OBERTHEUR.

    His admission details to Darlinghurst Gaol are as follows:- ) Admission Nov 1866, William Baily, age 39, born England, no trade shown, hair brown, eyes grey, 5'8 3/4", complexion fresh, could read/write, religion prost., arrived in 1852 on 'Meridian'...(This was the ship his wife Elizabeth Cubis arrived on), Remarks..'has served a sentence in Darlinghurst'.

  • William Bailey died in 1870 in Parramatta Goal, New South Wales.
  • He was buried in Parramatta Goal.
  • In 1872 Elizabeth appeared in the Grenville Post Office directory of Tenterfield. She was listed as a resident. William's name didn't appear.

Children of William Bailey and Elizabeth Cubis

William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey

M, b. 17 June 1897, d. 16 February 1983
  • William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey was born on 17 June 1897 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William John Bailey and Hannah Lacey.
  • William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Bald Hills, Crow's Nest. He was a labourer.
  • At the age of 28 years, William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey married Jane Astbury, daughter of William Astbury and Mary Ann Benton, in 1926 in Queensland.
  • William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey and Jane Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Bald Hills. William was a labourer.
  • On 15 May 1933 Arthur opened a Hardware store in William Street, between the plumber, C Schmidt and Jack Maddern's newsagent and saddlery. The store was built in front of the family's four room cottage. After the War, Arthur purchased the property next door, a former butchers, where he built a new home in 1948. The old cottage was demolished making room for an extension of the store. When Arthur died, his two sons inherited the business.
  • William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey and Jane Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at William Street, Crow's Nest. William was listed as a labourer (he was in fact a store owner) and Jane carried out home duties.
  • William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey and Jane Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at William Street, Crow's Nest. William was still shown as a labourer. Their son was also residing with them. He was a carpenter.
  • On 15 July 1967,his wife, Jane Astbury died in Queensland.
  • William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey died on 16 February 1983 in Queensland at age 85.
  • He was buried on 17 February 1983 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

William Charles Bailey

M, b. December 1862, d. 25 February 1916

William Bailey and Rose (nee Werner). Taken c 1900. Photo thanks to Alan Taber.
  • William Charles Bailey was born in December 1862 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. His death registration shows William C Bailey.
  • He was the son of William Bailey and Elizabeth Cubis.
  • An entry in a book on the histroy of Tenterfield states "It is claimed by some old settlers that the first white child born in Tenterfield was William Bailey, who was born in the old home at the south-west corner of Scott and Molesworth Streets. As registrations of births was then not compulsory it is difficult to prove this." Compilers Note:- This is most likely not true as the first registed birth was that of Herbert Merrell in 1856.
  • Between 1882 and 1890 notices of successful tenders for the construction of roads in the Tenterfield district by W. Bailey were printed in the Government Gazette.
  • In 1886 William Charles Bailey lived in Scott Street, Tenterfield, New South Wales. Rose's obituary written in 1952, gives details of where the Bailey families lived. "Miss Rose Werner married William Bailey, son of pioneer William Bailey. Other children of William Bailey sen and his wife – previously Miss Cubis – were George who died recently at Kyogle at a great age; Herbert; Arthur usually called “Peter”; Thurza (Mrs Collins); and Elizabeth (Mrs French). The Bailey home, long since demolished was not far from the corner of Molesworth and Scott Streets, and was situated between the two other old homes in the vicinity, Plowman’s and the corner house which were recently demolished.
    The home in Scott Street (Plowman’s) was the home of Arthur Bailey (Mr. Arthur T Bailey’s father), while the corner house was the home of William Bailey who married Rose Werner. It was there that their only child Fred was born.
    The Bailey property extended from Scott Street to Tenterfield Creek and included what are now the two bowling greens and crocket lawn and old freezing works. They also owned the property across Molesworth Street, on which is the old brick house, now occupied by Walter Marshall.
    The portion on which the first bowling green is constructed was disposed of for the erection of a butter factory. This was in operation there for many years, until eventually, it was burnt down, and the present factory erected at the intersection of Rouse and Cowner Streets.
    It may surprise some to the bowlers to know that the old factory well is still under the bowling green. If the covering may some day give way, some unfortunate bowler may suddenly disappear into the depths.
    At a later period, Mr. and Mrs William Bailey, and their son Fred lived in the stone house in Douglas Street (now Boston’s) and other parts of town.
    Mr. Bailey was an expert shearer in the time of blade shearing, and was at time a competitor in the shearing contests put on by the Show Society."

  • At the age of 23 years, William Charles Bailey married Rosina C Louise Werner, daughter of Louis H R Werner and Magdalena (Rosina) Albig, in 1886 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia.
  • William Charles Bailey died on 25 February 1916 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia, at age 53.
  • He was buried in Tenterfield Cemetery.

Child of William Charles Bailey and Rosina C Louise Werner

William John Bailey

M, b. 30 December 1864, d. 1927
  • William John Bailey was born on 30 December 1864 in Hersham, Surry, England. He was the son of William Billings Bailey and Ann Gray.
  • At the age of 27 years, 1 month and 2 days, William John Bailey married Hannah Lacey on 3 February 1892 in St Stephens Cathederal, Brisbane, Queensland. William was the eldest son of W. B. Bailey of Fernvale Nursery, Pimpama and Hannah was the daughter of Edmund Lacey of Kilshanny, County Clare.
  • On 17 December 1900,William John Bailey's son, John Lacey Bailey was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery at age 1. He was 14 months old.
  • William John Bailey and Hannah Lacey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Mountain Camp. William was a farmer and Hannah carried out home dutes.
  • On 21 April 1912,his wife, Hannah Lacey died in Mountain Camp, Crow's Nest, Queensland. The death was announced in The Brisbane Courier :- The death occurred al Mountain Camp on Sunday evening last, after a long illness, of Mr W J Bailey, one of the most devoted workers in connection with the Crow's Nest Roman Catholic Church (our Crow's Nest corrrespondent telegraphed yesterday) The funeral took place yesterday morning, and was largely attended, the members of the Hibernian Society and the Sunday school children walking in front of the procession.
  • William John Bailey was granted probate for the estate of Hannah Lacey on on 12 September 1912; realty, and personalty £565.
  • William John Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Mountain Camp. He was a farmer.
  • On 24 January 1916William John Bailey enrolled his son John (Joseph) Bailey in Pinelands State School. His father was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • William John Bailey died in 1927 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Children of William John Bailey and Hannah Lacey

Ivy Baillie

F, b. 1902, d. 30 August 1997

Annie Florence Bain

F, b. 1895, d. 1973
  • Annie Florence Bain was born in 1895 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Bain and Annie Anderson.
  • At the age of 22 years, Annie Florence Bain married William James Cunningham in 1917 in Queensland.
  • Annie Florence Bain died in 1973 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Archibald Cecil Bain

M, b. 1905, d. 1970
  • Archibald Cecil Bain was born in 1905 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Bain and Annie Anderson.
  • Archibald Cecil Bain appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Mt Alma, Perseverance. Archi was a farmer. His parents also farmed at Perseverance.
  • Archibald Cecil Bain died in 1970 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Donald John Bain

M, b. circa 1860, d. 1940
  • Donald John Bain was born circa 1860. He was the son of James Bain and Annie Young.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Thallon Street, Crow's Nest. He was a storekeeper.
  • Donald John Bain died in 1940 in Queensland.

Georgina Bain

F, b. 1892, d. 1894
  • Georgina Bain was born in 1892 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Bain and Annie Anderson.
  • Georgina Bain died in 1894 in Queensland.

Lily Lelita Bain

F, b. 1891
  • Lily Lelita Bain was born in 1891 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Bain and Annie Anderson.
  • Lily Lelita Bain appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Bain and Annie Anderson in 1913 in Perseverance. William was a farmer. Their daughter Lily also lived at Perseverance.
  • Lily Lelita Bain and George Edward Taylor appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. George was a labourer.
  • At the age of 30 years, Lily Lelita Bain married George Edward Taylor, son of Edward Taylor and Augusta Alma Godenschwager, in 1921 in Queensland.
  • On 14 June 1923,her husband, George Edward Taylor died in Ravensbourne, Queensland. He was a teamster and died when a wagon of timber passed over him.
  • Lily Lelita Bain appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Ravensbourne. She carried out home duties.

Margaret Bain

F, b. 1881, d. 22 September 1969
  • Margaret Bain was born in 1881 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Alexander Bain and Mary Ann Mann.
  • At the age of 25 years, Margaret Bain married William Cossart, son of John Cossart and Martha French, on 9 May 1906. They had four children, two boys and two girls.
  • On 21 March 1958,her husband, William Cossart died in Queensland at age 78.
  • Margaret Bain died on 22 September 1969 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • She was buried on 10 November 1969 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

Children of Margaret Bain and William Cossart

Matilda Jane Bain

F, b. 1898, d. 30 August 1994

Sydney James Bain

M, b. 1884, d. 1964

Child of Sydney James Bain and Grace Gray Bidgood

Thomas Henry Bain

M, b. 1887, d. 1967

Victor Sydney Bain

M, b. 1914, d. 1982