- Born: Cir 1800
- Marriage (1): Margaret Bradley in 1820 in St Matthews C of E, Windsor, Sydney, NSW Australia
Another name for William was Squire.
William married Margaret Bradley, daughter of James Bradley (Convict) and Elizabeth Jones Saville (Convict), in 1820 in St Matthews C of E, Windsor, Sydney, NSW Australia. (Margaret Bradley was born on 11 Jun 1804 in Wilberforce, County of Cumberland, NSW Australia.)
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In 1820, daughter Margaret married William Bailey. There were two people of this name in the area at this time, and in order to distinguish them, Margaret’s husband was referred, to by the locals as Squire Bailey. Margaret was under the age of consent when she and Bailey were married at St. Matthews Windsor, and permission for the marriage, was given by her mother, who gave her name as Elizabeth Jones. This abnormality is thought to haveoccurred because some Clergy at the time refused to accept what is now known as a common law marriage, and demanded that the woman’s maiden name be used in such circumstances.