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Father of William H. Bailey
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. 
John Bailey was a foreman for Richard Roberts. When Bailey established his own business, his products included turret clocks designed by Roberts. Clockmaking was continued as part of the business of W. H. Bailey and Co