Name: Thomas BAILEY
Birth: Abt 1635
Death: 18 SEP 1675 in Bloody Brook,Massachusetts
VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
Change Date: 26 SEP 2000 at 16:34:40
Thomas Bailey was married to Lydia, daughter of James Redfin (Redfield) 20th July 1655.
Sources: "History of Montville, Conn., formerly the North Parish of New London, from 1640-1896" by Henry A. Baker; BET, fiche 6011353; Savage; Genealogical History of the Redfield Family in the United States (1860) by John Howard Redfield and an 1858 handwritten version by the same man; Muster Rolls of Settlers in Virginia, 1624; Immigrants to America Before 1750; NEHGR, v3, p187; The Great Migration, 1634-1635, v1, p331.
Migration: On 3 Aug. 1659, "Thomas Baylie of New London" sold to "Will[iam] Blomfeild of Hartford my house and land lying by it, about six acres...being my whole right that I have in that place...with all other conveniences and prilileges belonging both to the house and land...also two acres of land lying upon the west end of Goodman Redfin's lot." [Goodman Redfin probably being his father-in-law, William Redfin.] From New London, Conn., deeds.
Redfield Family: Thomas Bayley of New London, married Lydia Redfield/Redfin 10 Jan. 1655/6 in New London. He was a soldier under Lathrop and was slain by the Indians in the combat at Blood (sic) Brook, Mass., 18 Sept. 1675 during King Philip's War.
[Was Thomas Bailey of New London the Thomas who was killed at Bloody Brook? Lathrop was from Massachusetts, according to some Massachusetts military records. There was a Thomas Bayly from Weymouth, Mass., who was killed there. A mixup? Or two Baileys? And why was a Connecticut man serving under a Mass. captain? Montville book below says Thomas of New London died in 1775 in what is now Groton. Is this death date based on the Bloody Brook fight date? Bogus ancestors were listed for Thomas in the Montville book, another error?]
"The Red King's Rebellion" by Russell Bourne (pages 142 and 143) and "Flintlock and Tomahawk" by Douglas Edward Leach (page 88) discuss the Bloody Brook fight:
During King Philip's War it was decided to evacuate Deerfield, Mass., after an Indian attack 12 Sept. 1675. Captain Thomas Lathrop, leading a contingent of Connecticut militia, was ordered to bring the inhabitants and their goods to safety. They departed 18 September with loaded carts, but about five or six miles south of Deerfield they were ambushed by Indians. Captain Lathrop should have expected an attack because trees had been felled across the road at Muddy Brook. Lathrop was killed within minutes.
Fortunately, Captain William Moseley, with 70 troopers--warned of the attack by Lathrop's bugler who had escaped--arrived to drive off the Indians. But 71 soldiers were killed, including Thomas Bailey, at the place that became known as Bloody Brook. A contemporay historian called the defeat "the Saddest that ever befel New-England."
Savage: Thomas Bailey, was in New London in 1652; married 10 Jan 1656, Lydia Redfyn/Redfield. He was a soldier under Lothrop (sic) and fell at Bloody Brook, 18 Sept. 1675. Sons Thomas, John and William left descendants; Mary married Andrew Davis.
NEHGR: A Thomas Baly was named a freeman 13 May 1640, according to CT. Records, v1, page 281 (or possibly page 251).
Montville: Thomas Bailey, born about 1616, son of William Bailey and Mary. He came to New London in 1651. Married 10 Jan. 1655 Lydia, daughter of James (sic) Redfield. He came to Virginia on the ship "George"in 1621, age 4, with his mother Mary, his father having come a year earlier on the ship "Prosperous." Thomas Bailey died in 1675 in what is now Groton. His widow married in 1676 William Thorne of Dorsetshire, England. In January 1655, the month he was married, a grant was made to him by the townsmen of New London, "with the advice and consent of Mr. Winthrop," of a lot lying north of Mr. Winthrop's land on the east side of the river, upon which he settled. [This would be across the river from the present New London.] He died in 1675 at New London (now Groton).
[Parkhurst Manuscripts says the claim that Thomas Bailey was the son of William Bailey of Virginia is bogus. Muster Rolls of Settlers in Virginia, 1624, and Immigrants to America Before 1750 list a William Bailey, wife Mary and son Thomas, born in 1620 in Virginia. But Parkhurst says there is absolutely no evidence that this Thomas is the same as the New London Thomas Bailey. Also, it seemed rather strange that a Virginian would move north to Connecticut in the 1600s. William Bailey is in the system, however, RIN 13673.]
[Muster Roll: Thomas Bayley, age 4 in January 1624.
[Immigrants to America: Thomas Bayley, born in 1620 in Virginia. (He possibly was born at West and Sherley Hundred. His father was there in January 1624.)]
Lydia REDFIELD b: Abt 1636 in Massachusetts
10 JAN 1655/1656
in New London,New London Co.,Connecticut
- Mary BAILEY b: 14 FEB 1656/1657 in New London,New London Co.,Connecticut c: 19 FEB 1670
- Thomas BAILEY b: 5 MAR 1658/1659 in New London,New London Co.,Connecticut
- John BAILEY b: 17 APR 1661 in New London,New London Co.,Connecticut
- William BAILEY b: 23 APR 1664 in New London,New London Co.,Connecticut
- James BAILEY b: 26 SEP 1666 in New London,New London Co.,Connecticut
- Joseph BAILEY b: Abt 1668
- Lydia BAILEY
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