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Jane Howard[1]
Female 1803 - 1872


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  • Birth  1803  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Female 
    Residence  1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  1858  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of England 
    House of Industry and Refuge  1871  House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Inmate of Poor House 
    Residence  1871  House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House of Industry and Refuge  1872  House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Name  Jane Bailey 
    Name  Jane Howard 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-33737 
    Died  3 Jun 1872  House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Cause: chronic gastritis many years 
    Buried  House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID  I33737  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Family  Elijah "Eli" Bailey,   b. 1808, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1858, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel Bailey,   b. 1827, , New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. George Bailey,   b. 5 Aug 1832, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1912, St. Thomas, Elgin Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sophia Jane Bailey,   b. 9 Sep 1833, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Samuel Roland Bailey,   b. 28 Oct 1837, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1925, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William Prince Bailey,   b. 1839, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James Gage Bailey,   b. 1841, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John Henry Bailey,   b. 1847, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F8883  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Jane Howard and she was born in England some time between 1803 and 1807. I believe she and Eli Bailey married in England and immigrated to Westmorland County in New Brunswick in about 1825. She would have been in her late teens or very early twenties. They lived in New Brunswick for seven years and had three children: Daniel (1827), George (1830) and Sophia (1832).

      Eli and Jane then moved to Ontario in 1834 and settled in Galt. Over the next twelve years they had four more children: Samuel (1835), William (1839), James (1842) and John Henry (1847). Eli was a blacksmith and a carpenter by trade and I know he taught carpentry to several of his sons. They must have had a good business in Galt but I haven't found any evidence. Eli died in 1858 and after that the family sort of split up. Daniel and George moved to Ingersoll and Samuel moved to Guelph but all the rest except William lived in Waterloo. William lived with his mother in Galt until he died in 1868. I guess that is when the family didn't know what to do with Jane. Maybe she had health issues or maybe she couldn't afford to live in Galt.

      Anyway two years later she ended up in the House of Refuge. This is where my story breaks down. With so many children living in Waterloo, I would think that someone would have looked after her or at least given her a proper burial next to Eli in Galt.1a

      1aEmail Glen Jones 2015

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      James G. Bailey Born: Galt Res: Galt Age: 24 Father: Elijah Mother: Jane H. Born: 1842 Spouse: Isabella Carrick Age: 24 born: Dumfries Res: Dumfries Born: 1842 Father: Robert Mother: Sarah Fraser married 14 Jun 1866

    2. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 pg 55.

    3. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 3.

    4. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 1 Page 12.

    5. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 26471 (1872), Jane Bailey..
      Jane Bailey, d. 2 Jun 1872, House of Industry and Refuge, pauper, b. England, aged 68y, cause: chronic gastritis many years

    6. [S1848] House of Industry and Refuge Burial Register - Kitchener.
      Jane Bailey 3 Jun 1872 68 Cause: abdominal Consumption Tier 1 Grave 20

    7. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 pg 55.
      Eli BAILEY Blacksmith England 43
      Jane BAILEY England 44
      George BAILEY Blacksmith Lower Canada 21
      Sophia BAILEY Lower Canada 19
      James BAILEY Upper Canada 9
      William BAILEY Upper Canada 12
      John Henry BAILEY Upper Canada 4

    8. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Letters of Adminstration of Eli Bailey - 1859 - A-2-19.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1803 - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1858 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse of Industry and Refuge - 1871 - House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Inmate of Poor House - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse of Industry and Refuge - 1872 - House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: chronic gastritis many years - 3 Jun 1872 - House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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