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Father of William H. Bailey
c.1815 Born in Pendleton by Salford son of Matthew Bailey and his wife Ann
1837 Married Mary Ann Mitchell in Eccles
1839 Went into business for himself at Albion Works, Oldfield Road. When Bailey established his own business, his products included turret clocks designed by Richard Roberts. Clockmaking continued as part of the business of W. H. Bailey and Co
1851 John Bailey 34, ironmonger, lived in Salford with Mary Ann Bailey 33, W Henry Bailey 12, James Baily 11, Mary Jane Bailey 3
1861 John Bailey 44 (born Pendleton), turret clock and machine maker, employing 8 men and 8 boys, lived in Salford with Mary Ann Bailey 42, Edward Mitchell 74, widower, William Henry Bailey 22, turret clock maker, James Bailey 21, turret clock maker, Lilly Ruth Bailey 5, Mary Frances Bailey 1
1865 Retired from John Bailey and Co
1871 John Bailey 55, retired machinist various, lived in Salford with Mary Ann Bailey 55, Lily Ruth Bailey 15, Mary F Bailey 11
1881 John Bailey 65, retired engineer and town councillor, lived in Salford, with Mary A. Bailey 65, Mary F. Bailey 21
1884 Died in Salford
Another John Bailey in Salford was a printer:
1851 Living at 5 Devonshire Street, Hulme (age 43 born Garstang, Lancs.) a Letter press printer and Compiler. With his wife Sarah (age 43 born Chester) and their children Elizabeth Ann (age 17 born Salford), William Henry (age14 born Salford), Frederick (age 10 born Manchester), Walter Harrison (age 8 born Manchester). Also sister and visitor Mary Dutton (age 45 born Chester). 
1861 Living at 142 Bedford Street, Hulme (age 53 born Inglewhite), a Letter Press Printer. With his wife Sarah (age 53 born Chester) and their children Elizabeth Ann Reid (age 27 born Salford); William Henry (age 24 born Salford, a Letter Press Printer; Frederick (age 20 born Manchester), a Letter Press printer; and Walter Harrison (age 18 born Manchester), Patten Card Maker;. Also two Reid grandsons.