Stephen Bailey, Gloucestershire, England

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  • ID: I0462
  • Name: Stephen Bailey , Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Name: STEPHEN Bailey 1 2
  • Birth: 1620 in Gloucestershire, England
  • Birth: ABT 1625 in Gloucestershire, England 3 4 2
  • Death: 1697 in Kinsale, Westmoreland Co., VA
  • Death: ABT 1698 in Kinsale, Westmoreland Co., VA 3 2
  • Note:






    Stephen's father, Stephen Bailey, listed "sons, William and
    John, and daughters Ann and Mary Smith, and Ann, daugher of Stephen Baile y" in his will, probated in 1697.
    [Reported in "Early Settlers of Lee Co., VA", p. 29]


    I am 11th generation descendant of Stephen Bailey (abt 1620)married to A nn Jeffers Walker. I am trying to locate a cousin, James Bailey, who has d one research on this family. Am also trying to get information about "T he Great House" located on the Yeocomico River across the Potomac to the S outhern Maryland shore. The original house was constructed by Stephen Bail ey I shortly after his acquisition of the land in 1667. I understa nd it is still in the Bailey family and I would like information and a pic ture if possible. Any information would be appreciated. My e-mail is bvBai ley@ktc.com.

    I believe the house is named "Kinsale", and is located at Kinsale, Westmor eland Co., Va. It is built on the site of the original Stephen Bailey/A nn Jeffers Walker house.

    I'm currently trying to find a link between this line of Baileys and th at of William Bayly, b. ca. 1710, m. to Mary Hampton. Their son Pierce Bay ly was an ancestor of a Bayly friend of mine, who I'm helping. William Bay ly first lived near Mason's Neck, near Colchester, Va, and was a memb er of Truro Parish, Pohick Church. The family later removed to Loudoun Co ., where Pierce and his wife Mary Payne Bayly are buried.

    The Bayly families of Accomack Co., Va (Eastern Shore), also use the sa me spelling, and I've wondered if there is any link between them and the S tephen Bailey line as well. Did a child of Stephen and Ann remove to Accom ack, and begin that line there?

    Any help or leads would be welcome. dfletcher


    Notes from "Wills of Westmoreland Co., VA.": Bailey, Stephen, 8 December 1 697; 23 February 1697. To son John 50 acres; son William home plantatio n; dau. Anne Smith one iron pot, one mare and one shilling; Anne Bailey, d au. of Stephen Bailey deceased on heifer; Mary dau. of William Walker dece ased one heifer; dau. Mary Smith.

    Stephen Bailey made his Will in Westmoreland Co., VA as follows:

    In the name of God Amen. I Stephen Bailey of the parish of Cople, being si ck and weak in body, but of sound and perfect memory doe make, constitu te and appoint this my last Will and Testament in manner and form followin g, Imprimis I commit my soul to God, that gave it hoping through the Meri ts and Satisfaction only of my dear Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ to obta in the forgiveness of my sins and a blessed resurrection to everlasting li fe, and my body to be buried at the discression of my Executors hereaft er named & as for what worldy estate the Lord hath been pleased to Le nd me I give & bequeath as followeth, after my Debts and Funeral paid. Ite m. I give unto my son John Bailey all that tract of land in the forres t, by Estimation Fifty Acres, be it more or less with all houses fenc es & appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever. Ite m. I give unto my son William Bailey all that tract of land whereon I n ow live with all houses, orchards & appurtenances thereto belonging, to h im and his heirs males of his body begotten forever, and for want of su ch heirs males then it is my son John Bailey & his heirs males forever. It em. I give unto Anne Smith my daughter, one small Iron Pot and a wearev er pann, and my gray mare, branded S.B. to her and her heirs forever.

    Item. I give unto Ann Bailey Daughter of Stephen Bailey deceased, one heif er called Doll, and all her female increase, the said Heifer to be and rem ain in the hands of John Bailey and delivered with all the female increa se to the said Anne at 16 years of age or day of marriage which first happ ens and the male increase to John Bailey for his trouble; but in case t he said Anne die before the said Time, then the said Heifer & Increa se to be divided among John Bailey's Children.

    Item. I give unto Mary Walker daughter of William Walker dec'd. one heif er named Moll & all her increase to her & her heirs or assigns forev er to be delivered to her immediately after my death.

    Item. I give unto my daughter Mary Smith one shilling.

    Item. I give unto my son John Bailey, Anne Smith & William Bailey all t he residue of my personal Estate whatsoever, to be equally divided among st them at their own discression immediately after my decease, Lastly I ma ke constitute and appoint my loving sons John Bailey and William Bailey Ex ors. of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereun to set my hand --& Seal the 8th day of December 1697.

    Sealed & published in presence Stephen Baly (SEAL)
    of us

    Henry Rosse
    Samll. Damanville
    Thomas Bee.

    Westmoreland Set. At a court held for the said Co. the 23rd day of Februa ry 1697.

    The Last Will and Testament of Stephen Baily was this day proved by the Oa th of the witnesses thereto subscribed, and a probate thereof granted to J ohn Bailey & William Bailey the Executors therein named, & so to be Record ed.

    Recorded D.B. No. 2, At Page 129,
    May 1, 1950 A Copy--Test:

    Teste James Westcomb C.W.C.
    Signed: Albert Stuart
    Clerk of the Circuit Court of
    Westmoreland Co. State of Va.



    "mcmgriff" <mcmgriff@earthlink.net>
    To: "Ricky Weinberg" <rickynj58@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Stephen Bailey
    Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 21:30:30 -0400
    Your looking for Stephen Bailey? Do you have the book GilmerCo West V irginia History 1845-1989? Check Page 33 "Lonnie Pearcy Bailey", has ment ion of Stephen Bailey born abt. 1620-1630 possible Gloucestershire Englan d. married Ann Walker May 21 1660 and moved to Of Cople Parish Westmorelan dCo Virginia. Date of Stephen's death was not available but will was sign ed and recorded February 23, 1697 in WestmorelandCo (Virginia?) I just mo ved from WestmorelandCo Virginia
    to Florida. Wait a second I think I have a typed print out of Stephen Bai ley's Will.Thought to have arrived in Virginia ABT 1650 (maybe as early as 1637?) at the age of 25 yrs, possibly with several brothers. Purchased 50 acres in Northumberland County in 1657. May 21, 1660 - married Mrs. Mary Ann Jefferies Walker ("Ann"), widow of William Walker and mother of two children. Built “The Great House” in Kinsale, Westmoreland Co., Virginia - burned by the British in 1812 - home rebuilt on original foundation.

    Stephen Bailey Kinsale House

    The Great House

    In 1667 Stephen Bailey came to Westmoreland County and established a plantation he called Kinsale. He was a descendant of an ancient French family De BaiBuel. During the Norman invasion the family had moved to Scotland, where John Baliol (as the family name was then spelled) later became king.

    In 1705 the Virginia House of Burgesses laid out a town near Kinsale Plantation. The town was called Kinsale and the estate thereafter called "The Great House" since it was the largest and most impressive house in the vicinity.

    From Stephen Bailey the estate was entailed through the Bailey family until the entail law was repealed by Virginia following the Revolution. The estate was then passed into the hands of Dr. Walter Jones, Catesby Jones, and John James Maund. In 1795 Maund sold it to William Forbes.

    During the War of 1812 a battle was fought in Kinsale Harbor, an account of which was given by James Fenimore Cooper in his Naval History of the United States. A detachment of the British navy attacked a three gun sloop, the Asp, commanded by a young man from Massachusetts, Midshipman James B. Sigourney. The odds were five-to-one against the Americans. Sigourney was wounded and was brought to The Great House, where he died and was buried. The British burned the house leaving only the foundation, the smokehouse and separate kitchen.

    In 1827 Major Robert Bailey purchased the plantation from the Forbes family and erected the present house on the original foundation. This house is of story-and-a-half colonial design with simple interior on the central hallway plan.

    Major Robert Bailey married Ann Ball, a cousin of George Washington, and through this marriage many Ball possessions came into the family.

    The shadow of War again touched The Great House in March 1865. At that time Federal forces, consisting of seventeen vessels and a gunboat, lay at anchor in front of the house. Only the fact that a Massachusetts hero, Midshipman Signourney, was buried in The Great House cemetery and had been tended by Virginians saved the house.

    After the war most Virginia plantations were penniless, and The Great House was no exception. It was not rescued from despair until the 1930's when Major Robert Bailey's great grandson began its restoration.

    The Great House is now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Maddox Bailey and Mrs. Happuch Delano Bailey.

    This Page is from a book, _Old Virginia Houses: The Northern Peninsulas by Emmie Ferguson Farrar and Emilee Hines, pub. Hastings House, NY 1972

    Stephen Bailey Will
    In the name of God Amen. 1 Stephen Bailey of the parish of Cople, being sick and weak in body, but of sound and perfect memory doe make, constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, Imprimis I commit my soul to God, that gave it hoping through Merits and Satisfaction only of my dear Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ to obtain the forgiveness of my sins and a blessed resurrection to everlasting life, and my body to be buried at the discression of my executors hereafter named & as for what worldly estate, the Lord hath been pleased to lend me I give & bequeath as follows after my Debts and Funeral paid.
    Item. I give unto my son John Bailey all that tract of land in the forrest by Estimation Fifty Acres, be it more or less with all houses fences & appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever.
    Item. I give unto my son William Bailey all that tract of land whereon I now live with all houses, orchards and appurtenances thereto belonging to him and his heirs males of his body begotten forever, and for want of such heirs males then it is my son John Bailey and his heirs males forever.
    Item. I give unto Anne Smith my daughter, one small Iron Pot and a wearever pann, and my gray mare, branded S. B., to her and her heirs forever.
    Item. I give unto Ann Bailey, daughter of Stephen Bailey deceased, one heifer called Doll and all her female increase, the said heifer to be and remain in the hands of John Bailey and delivered with all the female increase to the said Anne at 16 years of age or day of marriage which first happens and the male increase to John Bailey for his trouble; but in case the said Anne die before the said Time then the said Heifer & Increase to be divided among John Bailey's Children.
    Item. I give unto Mary Walker daughter of William Walker dec'd. one heifer named Moll & all her increase to her & her heirs or assigns forever to be delivered to her immediately after my death.
    Item. I give unto my daughter Mary Smith one shilling.
    Item. I give unto my son John Bailey Anne Smith and William Bailey all the residue of my personal Estate whatsoever, to be equally divided amongest them at their own discression after my decease, Lastly I make constitute and appoint my loving sons John Bailey and William Bailey Exors. of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the 8th day of Dec.1697.

    Sealed & published in presence Stephen Baly(SEAL)
    of us Henry Rosse, Samll. Damanville, Thomas Bee

    Will Probate

    Westmoreland Set. At a court held for the said County the 23rd day of February 1698.

    The Last Will & Testament of Stephen Bailey was this day proved by the Oath of the witnesses thereto subscribed, and a probate thereof granted to John Bailey & William Bailey the Executors therein named, & so to be Recorded.

    Recorded D. B. No. 2, At Page 129, Clerk of Court of Westmoreland Co., State of Virginia.






    Father: Stephen Bailey , Sr. b: ABT 1583 in Gloucestershire, England
    Mother: Ann ? b: 1585

    Marriage 1 Mary Ann Jefferies b: ABT 1620 in Gloucestershire, England
    • Married: 21 MAY 1660 in Gloucestershire, England 3 2
    • Married: 21 MAY 1660 in Westmoreland Co., Virginia
    Children
    1. Has No Children James William Bailey b: ABT 1670 in Westmoreland Co., VA
    2. Has Children John Bailey , Sr. b: ABT 1664 in Westmoreland Co., VA
    3. Has No Children Mary Bailey b: ABT 1668 in Westmoreland Co., VA
    4. Has Children Stephen Bailey III b: ABT 1662 in Westmoreland Co., Virginia
    5. Has No Children Anne Bailey b: 4 JUN 1666 in Westmoreland Co., VA

    Sources:
    1. Title: One World Tree
    2. Title: Bailey TREE EARLY 03.18.08.FTW
      Repository:
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: Mar 18, 2008
    3. Title: Bailey ANCESTRY 2.15.08 PDF of Joe R. Bailey, Lancaster, SC
    4. Title: Bailey ANCESTRY 2.15.08 PDF of Joe R. Bailey, Lancaster, SC
      Note: Bailey ANCESTRY 2.15.08 PDF of Joe.

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