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Amelia ("Milly") BAILEY

Amelia ("Milly") BAILEY

Female 1901 - 1937  (~ 36 years)    Has 179 ancestors and 8 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Amelia ("Milly") BAILEY 
    Nickname Milly 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Dec Q 1901  South Shields, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: Bailey, Amelia q4 1901 South Shields RD 10a 806; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Robinson
    Gender Female 
    Education School 
    1911 
    • At the time of the census
    Died Cause: pernicious anaemia 
    5 Mar 1937  39, Hexham Avenue, Deneside, Seaham Harbour, Seaham, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cause of death from oral family history (information from my mother, Amelia's niece, Brenda Goatham née Bailey)
      GRO ref: Johnson, Amelia q1 1937 aged 37 Easington RD 10a 577
      Details from newspaper announcement which shows it was this Amelia, although both give her age as 2 years older than she actually was.
      "Johnson. - At 39 Hexham Avenue, Deneside, Seaham Harbour, on March 5, aged 37 years. Amelia (nee Bailey), the dearly-loved wife of John Thomas Johnson. Interment on Tuesday at Seaham Harbour Cemetery; cortege to leave residence at 1.30p.m. for service in St. John's Church. All friends kindly invited."
      (from the Sunderland Echo and Shipping Gazette, Sat 6 Mar 1937)
    Buried 9 Mar 1937  The Cemetery, Princess Road, Seaham Harbour, Seaham, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):I understood Granddad to have had a sister Mildred, but couldn't find a birth registered (on FreeBMD); I wondered if she was Amelia - and when the 1911 census was released this confirmed that it was.
    Person ID I281  All | henryAdorbailey
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2019 

    Father Henry BAILEY,   b. 16 Apr 1866, Zoar, St. Budeaux, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1946, The Royal Infirmary, Sunderland, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Dorothy ROBINSON,   b. 14 Mar 1870, 68, Washington New Row, Usworth, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1963, Whitburn, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 5 May 1888  Whitburn Parish Church, Whitburn, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Certificate for the marriage of Henry Bailey to Dorothy Robinson
    Certificate for the marriage of Henry Bailey to Dorothy Robinson
    Children How many did Henry and Dorothy have? 
    • According to a newspaper cutting for Henry and Dorothy's Golden Wedding, they had had 7 sons and 6 daughters (4 and 3 then living) - the figures for those still living is right, but I only know of 6 sons.
      Another newspaper cutting says they had 14 children, another only 12!
      By the time of the 1911 census they had had 12 children born alive, of whom 3 had died. Edith was still living then, who would subsequently die in infancy, and William had not been born. I think this is more likely to be accurate than the much later newspaper reports, which would suggest they did have at least 13 children, and if there was a 14th he or she was born after 1911.

      So who was the 13th? Granddad thought that a child named after each of them had died; whilst I can find the earlier Henry I have not found any evidence of a Dorothy. Possibly a child was born before they married and their birth registered as a Robinson. No likely Dorothy found - if there was a daughter Dorothy she would have made the total sons / daughters in the Golden Wedding report the wrong way around - far from impossible, in a local newspaper!

      It seems strange to me that the number of children should be quoted variably. Two possible explanations, apart from errors by newspaper jounalists or typos, could be:
      1. that they had had children still born or had miscarriages  OR
      2. that Dorothy had had one or 2 children before she married Henry. Especially given the good age she lived to, I find it hard to imagine she could have kept this a secret - especially when then counting them at times.

      But a late miscarriage or especially a still-birth I think could quite likely be counted as having a child at times, and yet not at others. (The 1911 census, though, did clearly say they had had 12 children born alive, which suggests I may be missing one who was not a still-birth / late miscarriage).

      With names as common as Bailey and Robinson it is not easy to be certain, without the expense of purchasing a lot of certificates.
    Wedding Anniversary Golden 
    5 May 1938  Garden Street, Houghall, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry and Dorothy Bailey Golden Wedding - 1938
    Henry and Dorothy Bailey Golden Wedding - 1938
    Children 12 children 
    Photos
    Bailey brothers and sisters
    Bailey brothers and sisters
    Taken at the wedding of Dorothy Simpson.
    Six of the seven children of Henry Bailey (b 1866) and Dorothy nee Robinson (b 1870) still living in 1966, viz.
    (back row) Will, Henry, John
    (front row) Emily, Doris, Rob
    (Flo is the one still living but not present)
    Documents
    Newspaper notice of the death of Samuel Bailey
    Newspaper notice of the death of Samuel Bailey
    Family ID F98    |  Family Chart

    Family John Thomas JOHNSON,   b. 28 Apr 1897, Leek Reg Dist, Staffordshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 17 Jul 1920  St. Hild and St. Helen’s Church, Dawdon, Seaham, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Info here from Durham records online:

      Marriages, Easington District - Record Number: 24065.1
      Location: Dawdon
      Church: St. Hild & St. Helen
      Denomination: Anglican
      17 Jul 1920 John Thomas Johnson, son of Thomas Johnson, married Amelia Bailey, daughter of Henry Bailey

      GRO ref: q3 Easington Reg Dist 10a 1132

      My mother told me her aunt Milly had 3 children, including Jack and Mildred; I don't know if she had mis-remembered or one died young. All 2 were living at the time of the 1939 registration. I think my mother had met one or more of them - she was certainly in contact with one (or more) at one time but lost touch over the years.
    Children 4 children 
    Photos
    Milly and her husband (or husband-to-be) John Johnson
    Milly and her husband (or husband-to-be) John Johnson
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F198    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Dec Q 1901 - South Shields, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Thomas JOHNSON - 29 Jul 1921 - Seaham, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Mildred JOHNSON - 10 Jun 1924 - Seaham, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Jean JOHNSON - 3 Dec 1932 - Easington Reg Dist, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - William JOHNSON - 18 Jan 1935 - Easington Reg Dist, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Mar 1937 - The Cemetery, Princess Road, Seaham Harbour, Seaham, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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  • Photos
    Milly Bailey
    Milly Bailey
    Granddad's sister Amelia Bailey