Bailey Genealogy


Elizabeth (Ruggles) Bailey Genealogy

Elizabeth6 Bailey  (Capt. Samuel5, Thomas4), born May 1, 1677, married James4 Bailey, son of Dr. James3 Bayly, of Newbury and Salem Mass., Killingworth Conn. and Roxbury Mass., and grandson of John2 Bayly Jun. (John1 Bayly) emigrants to Salisbury and Newbury, 1635. James4 Bailey was born April 12, 1675 in Salem:

The children of James and Elizabeth were:

  1. REV. JAMES, b. March 22,1695; m. Sarah in Andover, probably, and Settled in Weymouth, Mass., where he had a large family, and numerous descendants.
  2. MARY, d. y.
  3. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 29, 1702; m. John Pierpoint, of Roxbury, son of Ebenezer and Mary (Ruggles) Pierpoint.
  4. SAMUEL BAILEY, b. Feb. I, 1705 ; m. Anna, Richardson. V. MARY, d. y.
  5. ANNA BAILEY, b. Jan. 7, 1708; m. Oct. It, 1728, John, son of Rev. John Prentice, a great-grandson of " Thomas, the Trooper," of Newton, an emigrant settler.
  6. HULDAH, d. y.
  7. JOSHUA BAILEY, b. Aug. 6,1713.

Lieut. James Bailey died Oct 24, 1715, three days after the death of Isaac Morris, his brother-in-law, the second husband of Mary Ruggles. On the 24 Nov., 1715, these widows were each given letters of administration on their husbands' estates. And Feb. 13, 1715 following, Mary Morris and Elizabeth Bailey accompanied by their brother Samuel, appeared before the judge of Probate Sewall, with their inventories. Feb. 15 two days later, Samuel Ruggles had deceased: and March 1, 1716 (old style) fifteen days later, these sisters again appeared before Sewall, with Deacon Mayo, to prove their brother's nuncupative will. Sewall noticed and has remarked upon these rapidly following events and coincidences.



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