John Bayley, Jr was born 22 July 1613 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom to John Bailey (1572-1651) and Elizabeth Knight (1591-) and died 16 March 1691 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Eleanor Emery (1624-1700) 22 May 1640 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States.

John Bailey Jr (1613-1691) - 1635 Shipwreck Survivor

Vital Stats

  • Son of John Bailey Sr (1571-1651) and Elizabeth Knight (1591-?)
  • 1613-Jul-22 : Birth at Chippenham, Salisbury, Wiltshire Co, England
  • 1635-Aug-15 : Migration to America / Shipwreck of Angel Gabriel - Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1640-May-22 : Marriage to Eleanor Emery - probably Newbury, MA
  • 1691-Mar-16 : Died/Buried at Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts Colony

Research Notes

We advise genealogists use caution with this family. There appears to be multiple John Baileys and Eleanor Emerys in this time period. Many family records have them quite confused. This record track John Bailey Sr & John Bailey Jr who survived the 1635 Shipwreck.


1635 Shipwreck of Angel Gabriel

John Bailey Jr (and his father, John Bailey Sr) were believed to have sailed to America on the ill-fated Angel Gabriel. That ship was part of fleet of five that participated in the ongoing Great Migration to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It wrecked, Aug 15, 1635, on the coast of Bristol, Maine in an unusually powerful early season hurricane, dubbed the Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635. Both Bailey's survived the shipwreck and settled in Newbury, Massachusetts. John Jr's daughter, Sarah, would marry Daniel Cheney.

The Angel Gabriel had a colorful history. A 240-ton English galleon built as a merchant ship, but outfitted for combat, it saw many skirmishes with the Spanish in the years 1617-1635. A memorial plaque was dedicated near Pemaquid Point, Maine (near Bristol) in 1965.

Essex Antiquarian

Biography per Essex Antiquarian - Vol. 5 No. 7,8.9 pg.

John b. abouth 1613; He was at first a weaver, and subseqently a busandman. He lived in Salisbury until 1643, when he removed to Newbury, where he afterwards lived, being on of the selectmen in 1664. He married Eleanor Emery about 1664; and was made a freeman in 1669. His wife was engaged in the practice of mid-wifery in 1669 and 1670. He died in March, in 1669-1; and she remained his widow, administration being granted on her estate Dec. 23, 1700.

Marriage and Family


Offspring of John Bayley, Jr and Eleanor Emery (1624-1700)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rebecca Bayley (1641-1731)
John Bayley (1643-1663)
Sarah Bayley (1644-1714) 17 August 1644 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States 26 October 1714 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Daniel Cheney (1633-1694)
Joshua Bayley (1647-1651)
Joseph Bayley (1648-1723)
James Bayley (1650-1706) 12 September 1650 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts 17 January 1706 Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Mary Carr (1651-1688) Mary Carr (1651-1688) Mary Lamb (1644-1702)
Joshua Bayley (1652-1652)
Isaac Bayley (1654-1740)
Joshua Bayley (1657-1722)
Rachel Bayley (1662-1754)
Judith Bayley (1665-1668)



  • John Bailey Sr (1571-1651) - b. England and migrated to America with Son in 1635
  • Thomas Bailey (1549-1605) - c. Bromham Parish, Wiltshire, England, m. Baily Jane
  • William Bailey (1520-1569) - b. Wiltshire England, m. Catherine Leigh
  • Robert Bailey (1511-1556) - b. Bromham Parish, Wiltshire, England, m. Margaret Delves
  • Thomas Bailey (1465-1543) - b. Bailey Derbyshire, England, m. Agnes Cleaveland

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