- Born: 1819, Town, Camborne, Cornwall
- Christened: 21 Feb 1820, Camborne, Cornwall 2
- Married: 3 Oct 1844, Camborne, Cornwall 1
- Died: 5 Jul 1900, 28 Crystal St., Petersham, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 3
Another name for William was William BEALEY.
On 27 May 1848, William Bailey, age 27 of Camborne, carpenter, wife Catherine, age 26 of Camborne, and sons Samuel Bennett (2) and Frederick William (infant), arrived in New South Wales Australia per S. S. Thetis.
"Death of Mr. William Bailey, J.P.
One of the pioneers of New South Wales and a gentleman who has been interested in its progress since his arrival therein, in the person of Mr. William Bailey, J.P., passed away at his residence, 28 Crystal street, Petersham, Sydney, on July 5 at the ripe old age of 80 years. The late Mr. Bailey was born in Cornwall ia 1819, and arrived in the colony in February, 1848. He immediately went into the building trade, and at an early age had embarked in business for himself. His business acumen became so well known and appreciated that he was appointed valuator to the Mutual Benefit Building Society, the first of such societies started in Sydney. He was subsequently appointed valuator to the Mutual Life Association and other similar institutions. The late Mr. Bailey was a figure in municipal politics, and presided. over the deliberations of the Newtown Council as Mayor for six years. He was a member pf the council for seventeen years. The deceased also occupied the important position of returning officer for Newtown, and was returning officer for Ashfield at the time of his death, having performed the duties for six years. Mr. Bailey's knowledge of the building trade made him a most useful member of the City of Sydney Improvement Board, of which he was a member from its inception, while he held the office of chairman for several years. Mr. Bailey took a keen interest in the question of penny postage, and it was through his indefatigable exertions that it was extended to the suburbs. Indeed, Mr. Bailey was always to the front in every movement which had "progress" for its watch-word, and his memory will be revered by those who knew his sterling worth, and by his son and daughter, who are left to mourn their loss.
The funeral, took place on Saturday afternoon. There was a large attendance of old friends of the deceased gentleman, including the Revs. J. E. Carruthers, G. Lane, Dr. Brown, W. Clark, Rogers, Boyer, Messrs. W. H. McLennon, G. Crawshaw, F. Bennett, J. Morey, J. Connolley, Solaway, L. Tyerman, P. A. Cubitt, and representatives of the Mutual Life Insurance Company. The principal mourners were Mr. Frederick W. Bailey, of Lake Bathurst (son), and Frank, Stanley, and Alfred Bailey (grandsons). The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. J. E. Carruthers, assisted by the Revs. G. Lane , and Dr. Brown, the interment being made in the Wesleyan section of the Necropolis. A large number of sympathetic messages and cards were received by Miss Bailey (daughter) and Mr. F. W. Bailey. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. J. Medcalf. 4 5
William married Catherine BENNETT, daughter of Christopher BENNETTS and Anne CARTHEW, on 3 Oct 1844 in Camborne, Cornwall 1. (Catherine BENNETT was born in 1821 in Camborne Vean, Camborne, Cornwall, christened on 9 Jun 1821 in Camborne, Cornwall 6 and died on 28 Jan 1858 in Newtown, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 7 8.)
William Bailey, full age, of Trelowarren St. in the Town, bachelor, carpenter, son of Samuel Bailey (deceased), miner, and
Catherine Bennett, full age, of Dunstanville Terrace in the Town, spinster, milliner, daughter of Christopher Bennett (deceased), blacksmith
Married by Banns
Witnesses: George Bailey, Christopher Bennetts