Henry Bailey was born 18 November 1837 in West Quantoshed, Somerset, England, United Kingdom to George Bailey (1812-1878) and Mary Ann Porter (1806-1881) and died 22 June 1920 Wombat, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Edwards (1837-1909) 21 June 1858 in Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia.

He arrived in New South Wales on 6 November 1848 on the Emperor as a free settler with his parents and siblings.


Offspring of Henry Bailey and Elizabeth Edwards (1837-1909)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Abraham Bailey (1858-1932) 16 December 1858 Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia 9 June 1932 Wombat, New South Wales, Australia
Catherine Bailey (1862-1936) 26 November 1862 Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia 6 August 1936 Mount St. Joseph's Old People's Home, Young, New South Wales, Australia William John Oldfield (1858-1928)
Ann Bailey (1865-1917) 2 June 1865 Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia 2 January 1917 Grenfell Hospital, Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia John Brenner (c1860-1916)
Henry Robert Bailey (1868-1916)
Jane Porter Bailey (1870-1941) 16 February 1870 Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia 23 June 1941 Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Henry Edward Hughes (1866-1949)
Ellen Mary Bailey (1874-1949) 19 January 1874 Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia 27 April 1949 Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia Walter John Hughes (1868-1943)
William John Bailey (1875-1948)
George Alexander Poole Bailey (1879-1959)


Wombat Resident Passes Away

Mr Henry Bailey, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Wombat, passed away yesterday morning at the advanced age of 82 years. Deceased had been in ill health for some time. The old gentleman, who was born in Somerset (Eng.) was typical of the early colonists. He came to N.S.W. 70 years ago. He made his home at Wombat 35 years ago, and was a well known carrier in the early days, before the coming of the railway to Young, he drove his team from Goulburn to the Lambing Flat diggings. He was engaged previously as a carrier between Goulburn and Kiandra. In later days he made regular trips out to the Bland, to Bygaloree, Wyalong and Lake Cowal, with supplies, bringing back wool to be trucked at Young railway station. In those days the nearest railway point for the districts, which have since, with railways to their own towns, developed so much. Of late Mr. Bailey has lived a life of retirement with his daughter (Mrs. Oldfield). Deceased leaves a grown up family, comprising Mr. A. H. Bailey (Young), Harry (late A.I.F.), William, George (Wombat), Mrs. Walter Hughes (Thuddungra), Mrs. H. Hughes, (Bankstown) and Mrs. W. Oldfield (Wombat). One daughter, Mrs. Brennan, of Thuddungra, is deceased. The remains were laid to rest in the Church of England portion of the Wombat cemetery this afternoon, Rev. S. A. T. Champion officiating at the grave.

Young Witness, 23 July 1920, page 2 (LATEST EDITION)

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