Bailey and Vidler families of Fivedock N.s.w.
Alfred Charles Bailey,was born,1833 at Burghfield Berkshire,son of George,born 1805,Swallowfield Wiltshire and Elizabeth Smith born 1809 Berkshire.
He arrived 1853 via "Herefordshire", as an assisted immigrant.
Aged 20,a miner C of E,
In1858,at ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Ashfield he married Ann ELIZABETH Bendy nee Vidler, born Marylebone London 1837.
Ann had married Edward Bendy, a railway worker,who had arrived via "David Mc Iver",1853. Edward and brother Thomas were among 3 hundred passengers,all railway workers and their families,contracted to complete the Sydney to Parramatta railway. Edward was accidently killed at Newcastle 6-1-1856. A daughter, Elizabeth Ann was born August 1856.
Ann was the Daughter of George Vidler 1809-1875 ,who held the licence for the Fivedock hotel 1856-1875.
Alfred and Ann settled at Fivedock, purchasing 1 acre on the Parramatta road for 70 pounds in 1863. this property remained in the family until 1943.
Alfred and Ann had 10 children;
Alfred c. 1859-1921 ( established Abbottsford boatshed c.1895)
Emma 1862-1932 married 1886 James Ball.1862-1906
Edwin 1865-1943 married 1886 Caroline Ryan.(gr.parents of Norman Bailey)
Lily 1867-1895 married 1892 joseph GOULD
Rose 1870-1950 single
Ann violet 1874-1926 single
Eliza Florence 1876-1961 married 1912 Herbert Whalebone
The Bailey's were quarrymen at Fivedock, owning a quarry at Abbottsford 1887-1898.
My grand father Edwin , sold the quarry 1898, later owned a dairy at Fivedock 1899-1911. My Father George 1982-1969,and his brother Charles 1888-1916 (k.i.a. Pozieres France 15-8-1916) operated a grocery shop at premises on the Parramatta Road 1907-1952