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Frederic Wilfrid Baily

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Frederic Wilfrid Baily (c1876-1940)

c1876 Born in Glastonbury the son of Albert William Shore Baily, Manufacturer, and his wife Mary Jane.

1881 Living at Mill Lane, Glastonbury: Albert W. S. Baily (age 40 born Wells), Rug and Glove Manufacturer. with his wife Mary Jane Baily (age 40 born Glastonbury) and their five children; Albert A. Baily (age 7 born Glastonbury); Eleanor M. Baily (age 6 born Glastonbury); Frederick W. Baily (age 5 born Glastonbury); Clifford Baily (age 2 born Glastonbury); and Edward M. Baily (age 11 months born Glastonbury). Three servants.[1]

Captain of the Anerley Bicycle Club

1899 Frederic Wilfrid Baily appointed secretary of the Motor Car Club.[2]

1901 Listed boarding in Stoke Newington as a Rug Manufacturer.[3]

1904 'BAILY, Frederic Wilfrid, 35, Earlsthorpe Road, Sydenham, London, S.E.; Crystal Palace, London, S.E. Car: 7-h.p. Panhard, 15-h.p. Napier. Total distance travelled since becoming a motorist: About 18,000 miles. Hobby: Sport; has been hon. superintendent of the Crystal Palace cycle and running tracks since they were built. Is hon. correspondent for the Crystal Palace district of the Motor Union. Is secretary and manager of the Automobile Show held annually at the Crystal Palace under the auspices of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Thinks that the Britisher who goes outside his own country for his motor-car or motor bicycle, is not only an unpatriotic citizen, but a very foolish man. Clubs: Crystal Palace, English Motor. A.C.G.B. & I.' [4]

1904 October. Manslaughter charge. 'Bromley (Kent) Petty Sessions yesterday, Frederick Wilfred Baily, secretary and manager of the automobile exhibition at the Crystal Palace, was remanded on a charge of manslaughter. The accused's motor-car collided with a bicycle ridden by William Norton, clerk in the Civil Service, residing at Anerley, and the latter was so seriously injured that he died two hours afterwards. The accused was admitted to bail.'[5]

1906 Compensation order. 'Mrs. Harriet Norton was awarded £1,500 damages, in the Kings Bench Division, against Mr. Frederick Wilfred Baily, secretary of the Crystal Palace Automobile Exhibition, for the loss of her husband, a Civil servant, who was alleged to have been killed by defendant's negligence.'[6]

1910 President of the Anerley Bicycle Club.[7]

1911 Living at Avalon, Woodham Lane, West Byfleet, Surrey: Frederick William Bailey (age 35 born Glastonbury), Leather Manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Annie Isabel Bailey (age 32 born Melbourne, Australia) and their son William Hugh Bailey (age 4 born Glastonbury). Three servants.[8]

1940 April 3rd. Died. Of East Street, Farnham. Probate to his wife Annie Isabel Bailey.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. The Autocar 1899/02/18
  3. 1901 Census
  4. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  5. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 11 October 1904
  6. West Sussex County Times - Saturday 27 January 1906
  7. Croydon Chronicle and East Surrey Advertiser - Saturday 24 December 1910
  8. 1911 Census