Bayley, printer

Submitted by edpope on Mon, 23/05/2022 - 16:53

Nat Arch TS 11/963 examination of Thomas Hardy, who mentioned Bayley a printer with 5 or 6 journeymen. Hardy answered questions freely but perhaps not honestly, to protect comrades. This could have been Thomas Bayley printer of Petticoat Lane, but no evidence he was sympathetic to LCS, and he was dead 3 years before Hardy's exam.

Thoms Bayley printer of Petticoat Lane will proved PCC 17.5.1791 mentioned dau Mary, son Thomas, wife Susannah; John, Sarah & Jane chn of John & Sarah Jones late of Whitechapel; Elizabeth & Charles chn of Elizabeth 1st wife of James Hicks now or late of Whitechapel; James Tuck late of Hoxton Sq, now of Little Prescot St, Goodmans Fields; Sarah wife of Thomas Mellish of Mount Pleasant, nr Cold Bath Fields; Larkin How of Pitt St, Blackfriars Rd; Thomas Mason of Houndsditch for his good services; exec Thomas Dyke of Aldersgate St auctioneer; dated 8.12.1790. 1802 bbti his widow Susannah printer 119-130 Petticoat Lane, Whitechapel.

Perhaps the same as Thomas Bailey printer 5 Star Alley, Mark Lane appr 1760 to his father Thomas Bailey yeomaan of Wapping. Bailey printer Bishopsgate St 1789 probably not the same, but perhaps the one Hardy mentioned. A Thomas Bailey stationer of 15 Upper East Smithfield plumped for Pickett 1796. A Bayley was sub del of LCS Div 21 on 9.7.1795