Descendants of John Bailey



First Generation


1. John Bailey 1 2 was born about 1618 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Eng 3 and died in Jul 1696 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 2.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Emigrant Ancestor; Bef 1642; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 22 Sep 1674; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 4. 22 September, 1674. Thomas Smith of Haddam.. I give my Hogg to John Bailey, sen.. I make John Bailey sen. and Daniel Brainwood my Executors to see this my Will fulfilled
Court Record, Page 144--11 November, 1674: Daniel Brainard refused the Executorship, & this Court grant Adms. unto John Bailey.

3. Debt Owed To; 7 Sep 1693; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 5. Owed debt of unstated amount by the estate of James Cockshott of Machamoodas who died 11 Jan 1692/3.

4. Will; 17 Jun 1696; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 6. From Probate Records, Volume VI, 1695 To 1700, Will on File.
Bailey, John sen., Haddam. Invt. 186-10-06. Taken 29 August 1696, By Daniel Cone, Timothy Spencer & James Welles. Will dated 17 June, 1696.

I John Bailey sen. of Haddam, in the County of Hartford, doe make this my last Will & Testament: I give half of my Lands, both Meadow & Upland, to my eldest son John, to be his on as equal division with his two brothers Benjamin & Nathaniel, to whome I doe give the other half to be equally divided between them two. I mean all that my Land at a place in Haddam Bounds called Higganum. I give unto my son John 20 acres of that 40 acres of upland I have in the upper Meadow on the East side of the Great River. Also I give to my daughter Lydia 20 Shillings. I give unto my two sons Benjamin & Nathaniel all my other Land in Haddam and all Rights, to be divided equally between them, only that Nathaniel shall have that Lott whereon the house stands, & the house I now dwell in, as part of his division, and Benjamin the other half, the house to be Nathaniel's. And It is my Will that my daughters Susannah and Mary shall continue in the house until one or both of them marryeth or when they see cause of their own Will to leave the same; and when Susannah marryeth I would have her take the Care of Mary and let her live with her until she be married away. It is my Will to give to my daughter Susannah 8. My Will is that my two Executors shall pay 40 Shillings yearly until she marry away; and if in seven years she marryeth, I give her 7. My sons Benjamin and Nathaniel I appoint to be my Executors. And my neighbors Timothy Spencer & James Brainard to be Overseers.
Witness: Jeremiah Hobert, JOHN BAILE.
James Welles,

Upon the other side of the paper, Haddam July 3d, 1696 (was written) : Account of my several debts sch I will my Exequators to pay unto the several Creditors after my decease. Imprs. I owe to Samll Stone of Salem fiftie four Shills in pay, & 6 shll in money. It. Debts to the Widd Mrs. Waie of Hartford, two pounds 16s & six pence in pay. It. To Ensign Stanly of Hartford, seventeen Shills & odd pence, to be payd by my Exequtors out of my small share of Hartford mill, viz, the rent for it; & the rest of the soms aforesayd to be payd & made up to him pr my Exequators, the wholl in pay. It. To my son John ten shills given him pr his grand father (William Backus) to buy him a Bible. It. To my Daughter Lydia ten shs given her pr ditto (William Backus) to buy her a Bible with (all). It. To my Daughter Elizab. Clark fifty shills in pay for a weding gown I promised her. It. To my son Thomas Clark pr an old debt of five pounds 5s, & for work of himself & teame thirty six shills; both added together make in all seven pounds one shs in or pay. It. Debts to Thomas Dunke deceased, ye sum of fourteen shs in pay. These are the principal of my debts as far as I know at present, which I require you to pay or cause to be payed, as witness my hand on the day of the date hereof. JOHN BAILY.
(Copied from original Paper on file.)

5. Inventory Taken; 29 Aug 1696; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 6. 186-10-06

John married Lydia Backus 7 8, daughter of William Backus and Elizabeth Unknown (Backus), before 1657. (Lydia Backus was baptized on 31 Dec 1637 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Eng 8 and died before 1696 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 21 Jun 1661; Norwich, New London Co., CT 9 10. Father's will bequeathed three bushels of Indian corn to John Bayly and his wife.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. John Bailey 7 was born about 1655 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 7, died on 28 Sep 1734 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and was buried in 1734 in Old Burying Gnd, Haddam, Middlesex, CT.
   3 M    ii. Nathaniel Bailey 7 was born in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and died after 1696 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 17 Jun 1696; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 6. Bequeathed one quarter of his father's lands.

   4 F    iii. Lydia Bailey 7 was born about 1659 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 7 and died before 1729 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 17 Jun 1696; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 6. Bequeathed 20 shillings in her father's will.

Lydia married Nathaniel Spencer 11, son of Ensign Gerard Spencer and Hannah Joannis Hills. (Nathaniel Spencer was born about 1654 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 11 and died about 1722 11.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Guardian; 8 Feb 1692/93; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 12. Grace Spencer, daughter of John Spencer, late of Haddam decd., chose her Uncle Nathaniel Spencer to be her Guardian.

   5 F    iv. Elizabeth Bailey 7 was born in 1662 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 7 and died after 1728 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 3 Jul 1696; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 6. Mentioned in a codicil of her father's will where he leaves "To my Daughter Elizab. Clark fifty shills in pay for a weding gown I promised her."

Elizabeth married Thomas Clark 13, son of William Clark and Katherine Bunce. (Thomas Clark was born about 1647 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 13 and died about 1746 13.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 30 Jun 1681; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 14. Charged with keeping his mother's cow over the winter.

   6 M    v. Benjamin Bailey 7 was born on 11 Nov 1665 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and died after 1728 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 17 Jun 1696; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 6. Bequeathed one quarter of his father's lands.

   7 F    vi. Susannah Bailey 7 was born about 1668 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and died before 1729 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 17 Jun 1696; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 6. Bequeathed 8 and the use of the house until she marries in her father's will.

   8 F    vii. Mary Bailey 7 was born about 1672 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and died after 1728 in Connecticut 7.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 17 Jun 1696; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 6. Mentioned by name in her father's will, but no bequest.


Second Generation (Children)


2. John Bailey 7 (John1) was born about 1655 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 7, died on 28 Sep 1734 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and was buried in 1734 in Old Burying Gnd, Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 17 Jun 1696; Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 6. Bequeathed one half of his father's lands in will.

John married Elizabeth Gerard 7, daughter of Robert Gerard and Elizabeth Beckwith. (Elizabeth Gerard was born about 1667 in Connecticut 7 and died after 1719 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7.)


Children from this marriage were:

   9 F    i. Dorothy Bailey 1 was born on 11 Jul 1703 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT and died in Connecticut.

Dorothy married Jonathon Smith 15, son of Jonathan Smith and Alice Leek, on 22 Jun 1721. (Jonathon Smith was born on 30 Jul 1697 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 15 and was baptized on 8 Aug 1697 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 15.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 1697; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 16. Birth of Jonathan, son of Jonathan & Alice (Leek) Smith

   10 M    ii. John Bailey Jr. 7 was born on 12 Oct 1688 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and died on 3 Feb 1767 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7.
   11 M    iii. Ephraim Bailey was born on 1 Jan 1690/91 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT and died on 29 Mar 1761 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.

Ephraim married on 3 Oct 1716 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 17.

   12 F    iv. Elizabeth Bailey 7 was born on 24 Oct 1694 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and died on 17 Nov 1726 in Milford, New Haven Co, CT 3 7.
   13 F    v. Lydia Bailey 7 was born on 16 Mar 1695/96 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and died in Connecticut 7.
   14 F    vi. Mehitable Bailey 7 was born on 4 Jun 1699 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and died in Connecticut 7.
   15 M    vii. Jonathan Bailey 7 was born on 16 Aug 1700 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and died in 1776 in Connecticut 3 7.

Jonathan married Alice Smith 15, daughter of Jonathan Smith and Alice Leek. (Alice Smith was born on 20 Oct 1700 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 15, baptized on 27 Oct 1700 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 15 and died on 30 May 1764 in East Hampton, Middlesex Co., CT 15.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 1700; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 16. Birth of Alice, daughter of Jonathan & Alice (Leek) Smith.

   16 F    viii. Mary Bailey 7 was born on 19 Mar 1705/06 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and died in Connecticut 7.
   17 M    ix. David Bailey 7 was born on 8 Aug 1710 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 7 and died on 18 Aug 1747 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 7.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Will; 16 Aug 1747; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 18. Bailey, David, Middletown. Invt. 562-07-06. Taken 30 September 1747, by Isaac Smith, Ebenezer Clark and William Beven. Will dated 16 August 1747.
The last will and testament of David Bailey: I give to my wife Jane 10 to be her estate forever, and the use of my whole estate so long as she remains my widow relict, whom I do appoint to be my executrix. I also appoint Samuel Wadsworth to be executor with my wife Jane. To my son David I give my gunn. To my son David and to my son Joshua and to my son Elijah and to my son James, besides what I have already given to my son David, I give to each of them 2/12 parts of my estate. To my daughters, Phebe and Elizabeth, I give to each of them 1/12 part of my estate. The foregoing legacies to my four sons I order to be paid unto each of them when they arrive to the age of 21 years, paying to their mother the lawful interest provided she remains my widow and relict. And likewise the legacies to my daughters, Phebe and Elizabeth, to be paid when they arrive to the age of 18 years, paying to their mother lawful interest. The foregoing instrument I declare to be my last will and testament.
Witness: Ebenezer Clark David Bailey, LS.
Joseph Parks, Isaac Smith.

Court Record, Page 47 --- 6 October, 1747: The last will and testament of David Bailey, late of Middletown, was now exhibited in Court by Jane Bailey, widow and Executrix, and Samuel Wadsworth, executor. Jane Bailey alone accepted the trust. Will proven and ordered to be recorded and kept on file. And whereas there is a 2/12 part of the estate intestate: therefore this Court grand Adms. on the 2/12 of sd. estate unto Jane Bailey, widow, who gave bond with Ebenezer Clark of Middletown of 500. This court appoint Jane Bailey, widow, to be guardian to her children, viz., Joshua Bailey, 13 years of age; Elijah Bailey, 9 years; James Bailey, about 5; and Phebe and Elizabeth, 7 years of age, children by David Bailey. Recog., 300.
Page 130 -- 2 May, 1750: Jane Bailey, Adms., exhibits an account of her Adms. Accepted.
Page 131 -- 14 May, 1750: David Bailey, a minor, 16 years of age son of David Bailey, chose his mother Jane Bailey to be his guardian. Recog., 500. Cert: Epapharus Lord, J.P.

2. Inventory Taken; 30 Sep 1747; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 18. 562-07-06

David married on 20 Jul 1730 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 17.



Sources


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