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Job Bailey – Courtesy of the York Society
Royal Marines
2 Pool Street York, built 1856 for Job Bailey and family
Naval Service Medal w Syria Clasp



NameBAILEY – Job
Regiment (s)Royal Marines
Regiment Number (s) 7421
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1830/18years/Portsmouth Division (Baily)
Description – Height
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationNot yet known
Length of Service21 years approx
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge3rd July 1851
Campaign MedalsNaval General Service medal, clasp Syria, while serving on the Bellerophon.
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1851  Trowbridge
1853-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid£15-4-0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853  London England via Cork and Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL  19th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1812 Wiltshire, England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
BAILEY William
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1823 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Date/Place of Marriage16 January 1845 St Mary Portsea Island Hampshire England
Children by 1st WifeSarah Alice B 25 January 1845 Southampton Hampshire England
M BARNES Benjamin Solomon 1860 York Western Australia
D 1925 Coonabarabran New South Wales
Bur Binnaway Cemetery
Elizabeth B1849 Portsmouth Hampshire England
M HICKS Walter George 1867 York Western Australia
D 8th September 1922 Caulfield Victoria
John B 1851 Forton Hampshire England
George B 18th January 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
M GAUNT Agnes Not yet known
D 15th May 1910 York Western Australia
Susanna B 5th July 1856 York Western Australia
M GENTLE Samuel Setchel Frederic 1874 York Western Australia
D 19th August 1934 Quellington Western Australia
Job Henry B 16th December 1858 York Western Australia
D 27 July 1944 Mount Hospital Perth Western Australia
Ruth Rubena B 10th November 1861 York Western Australia
M CRAWFORD Samuel 1883 York Western Australia
D 16th November 1931 Quellington Western Australia
Bur York Cemetery WA
Emily B c1862 York Western Australia
M REYNOLDS George Not yet known
D 12th May 1947 York Western Australia
Bur York Cemetery WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
LUSCOMB William (a Carpenter)
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
York Lot P6
4-0-6 acres
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 31st October 1856 – page 4 Column 2: wins prize for garden
The Western Australian Times 16th May 1856 page 3: York Council to summons Job for carting for hire without a license.
Eastern Districts Chronicle Saturday 13th February 1886 page 2 death Job Bailey
The Eastern Chronicle Saturday 27 January 1900 page 2 Death Sarah Bailey
The Argus Saturday 9th September 1922 page 17 death notice Eliza Hicks
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialDied 13 February 1886 York WA as per death notice
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
23 January 1900 York Western Australia
Will or ProbateCons 3403/1886/783
On 31 July 1883 Job Bailey made his will naming his wife Sarah Ann Bailey as sole executor. He divided his property into 3 distinct parcels of land. He left his place of residence in Pool Street York together with his personal property to his wife for her life time to live in rent free. After her death it is to pass to his son George. The adjacent cottage to his son Job Bailey. The remainder of the property is to be equally divided between his daughters Sarah Barnes, Eliza Elizabeth Hicks, Susannah Gentle, Ruth Rebinar (sic) Bailey and Emily Reynolds.
He later added a codicil to his will with the proviso that his son Job could not sell or mortgage the cottage in Pool Street within 20 years after his death. He also appointed his son George Bailey as joint executor with his mother.
Further InformationAt the time of his marriage Job was serving on the ship Vindicative which was at Portsmouth having a refit before being sent to the West Indies and North America.
Discharge due to length of service
Recorded on 1859 Census York Western Australia
1851 Census HO 107/1660/120 White Slip Alverstoke Hampshire England
Sarah Bailey age 28, born Portsmouth, a mariner’s wife, is living with her 3 children Sarah age 5 born Southampton, Elizabeth age 2 born Portsmouth Hampshire and John Age 3 months born Forton Hampshire
Purchased York lot 269
5 acres 2 rood 36 perches for £6.14.6