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Stephen Bailey

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1. Stephen I Bailey

IN THE OLD ENGLISH SPELLING THERE WERE NO LETTERS "J", "I" WAS USED INSTE
AD."V" WAS "U" AND "U" WAS "V", AND USUALLY "VV" MEANT "W".
STEPHEN BAILEY, THEIMMIGRANT WAS THE PROGENITOR OF THE LEE CO, VA BA
ILEYS. Shortly after his arrival in Maryland, Stephen met the widow of Wi
lliam Walker, Ann Jeffreys, and they married on May 21, 1661. Their ho
me is seated on the bluff overlooking the Yocoma River, which immediatl
ey runs into the Potomac River at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. (Denn
is Bailey, "Another Place in Time" describes the site; "The beauty of th
is site can only be described as breathtaking, as witnessing the home of S
tephen and his family 350 years after his arrival, seeing the home th
at he traveled so far and worked so hard to build was one of my greater mo
ments." Dennis continues; shortley after settling, Stephen & Ann, togeth
er, woudl turn this acreage into one of the largest tobacco plantatio
ns in this part of the country. (The British would bring three scoone
rs aweek & load them with tobacco at the peak harvest time.)
From: Prince82189@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 08:07:35 PM
To: felinesmama@msn.com
Subject: Stephen Bailey
Delores, I am a descendant of Stephen Bailey as well. My line continu
es though his son John and each of the following sons named John till Jo
hn Bailey IV. I'm writing because of some confusion on my part. I'vefou
nd information where Stephen Bailey's father was John Bailey who di
ed in Jameston, VA in 1642. Could you please share with me where you fou
nd yourinformation. I have the complete family history from the time Ste
phen Baileyarrives in Kinsale, VA. My e-mail address is prince82189@aol.
com. Thank you, Theresa Medlin
From: Prince82189@aol.com
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2002 12:28:57 PM
To: felinesmama@email.msn.com
Subject: Re: Stephen Bailey
SUE, IKNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT GETTING THE INFORMATION CORRECT. I'
VE ONLY BEEN ABLE TO GET INFORMATION ON LINE MYSELF. ANOTHER OF OUR RELAT
IVES HAS GIVEN ME INFORMATION AS FOLLOWS:
THE STEPHEN BAILEY THAT SETTLED IN VA. HIS FATHER WASJOHN BAILEY, b
.1593 IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND. d. JAMESTOWN, VA AREA. m. 1610, NO NA
ME FOR JOHN'S WIFE. IN THE SPRING OF 1640 STEPHEN AND JOHN RETURN TO ENGL
AND TO SELL PROPERTY THAT WAS LEFT TO STEPHEN. STEPHEN RETURNS TO WESTMOR
ELAND CO. VA SEVERAL YEARS LATER. JOHN RETURNS TO AMERICAN IN 1635, AGE 4
2, ON THE TEMPEST.
JOHN BAILEY'S FATHER WAS JOSEPH BAILEY B. 1565 IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE, EN
GLAND. d. 1612 IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND. WIFE: LYDIA, THEY HAD FO
UR OR FIVE CHILDREN.
JOHN b.1593
ANN, b.1595
WILLIAM, b. 1598
RICHARDb. 1612
? FOR FIFTH CHILD
JOSEPH BAILEY'S FATHER WAS ALSO, STEPHEN BAILEY b.1540, d. 1604 GLO
UCHESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND. LIVED HIS LIFE THERE. HE HAD 2 SONS
JOSEPH (ABOVE) AND WILLIAM b. 1579
THE ABOVE STEPHEN BAILEY b. 1540---HISFATHER WAS WILLIAM BAILEY b. 1
516 , d. 1552
TWO CHILDREN: STEPHEN - 1540 JOHN - NO DATES
SUE I'M GOING TO E-MAIL CATHY BAILEY BACK. SHE PROVIDED ME WITH TH
IS INFORMATION AND ASK WHERE SHE OBTAINED AND IF VERIFIED THEFAC
HOWEVER, I DO KNOW THAT THE FAMILY STILL OWNS THE HOME IN KINSAL
E, VA AND THE HOUSE IS CALLED "THE GREAT HOUSE". THE STORY SAID THAT STEPH
EN AND ANNHAD ONE HOME AND THAT THE GREAT HOUSE WAS BUILT ON THE ORIGIN
AL HOMEPLACE LOT. I HAVE A COPY OF STEPHEN BAILEY'S WILL. OBTAINED ON LI
NE AND WAS PROBATEDIN 1697. ALL OF THIS SEEMS TO COINSIDE WITH THE HISTO
RY THAT I HAVE. I ENJOYED THE VERSED YOU ATTACHED.
I'M HOPING TO GET TO VA IN THE NEXT YEAR AND GO TO KINSALE. ON THE M
AP IT IS CLOSE TO THE COAST. I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT CINDY BAILEY STATES A
BOUT THE ABOVE INFORMATION. THERESA MEDLIN
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"Pioneer Families of Leslie County" bySadie W. Stidham (pub. Kentucky Im
prints): The name Bailey is derived fromthe French word baille, later ba
llium, which is


Mary Ann "Annie" Jefferies

Proof of previous marriages can be found in Northumberland Co, VA Record B
ooks, Order Books and Will Abstracts 1650-1661.
Robert Sharpe testified that he was aged 40 years or thereabouts on 20 Ju
ly 1654; so born about 1614. Robertdied intestate between 1653 & Jan 2
5, 1655 in Northumberland Co, VA. Hugh Lee was given commission of admini
stration of the estate for County of Northumberland on Aug 20, 1655. An a
ppraisal of his estate was performed on Sept 3,1655 and recorded on Jan 2
0, 1655. "Mary Walker", the late wife of Rober Sharpe, deced., aged 25 y
eares or thereabouts sworne & examinied sayth that theInventory......
is a true & just inventory." Thus she had married William Walker by Jan 2
5, 1655. At a court held on 20 Nov 1653, Mary requested land inthe na
me of her deceased husband; "for the transportation of Mary (?) into th
is Colony". Months later, Mary's request was granted; "I, Mary Sharpe, t
he Widd of Robert Sharpe doe hereby assigne all my right to this Certifica
te unto Tho Broughton, Wittnesse my hand the 20th day of ? 1655 (s/s Ma
ry Shape (her mark) Wittness: William Walker, 21 July 1656.
Proof of her maiden name;"Mary Land, aged 34 yeares or thereabouts, swor
ne & examined, sayth that inNovember last or thereabouts at John Meeks fu
neral, William Jeffers & his sister, whoe is now the wife of Wm Walker (fe
ll out) & shee told him to goe tohis (expletive deleted), the Fiddler's W
ife, William Jeffers made answer & said doe not say soe Sister for sh
ee is an honest Woman, the said Jeffers his sister replyed againe & said s
hee is a (expletive deleted) & will prove it, and farther this Depont say
th not /s/ Mary Land, 21st July 1656"


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