The Bailey family
Thomas and his wife Sarah Ann, nee Sherwin
My Great Grandparents, on my (Ken) Mum's side, are Thomas Bailey (1845-1927) and Sarah Ann, nee Sherwin (1849-1935).
Photograph courtesy of Granddaughter Barbara Burnside (nee Bailey), Thunder Bay, Ontario, Feb 2003.
'Thomas was superintendent of Viney Hill Sunday School, and a very strict one, very religious, which , no doubt led to (grandson Derrick) aka Sherwin, entering holy orders'.
Contribution from Granddaughter Doris Lowe January 2001.
On his daughter Beatrice's Marriage certificate, Thomas's profession was shown as Collier.At the time of the 1901 census the family address was given as Oldcroft in the Ecclesiastical Parish of Viney Hill, in the Civil Parish of West Dean. Thomas lived at this time with Sarah and just their youngest child, Albert.