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Alice Bailey
Female Abt 1475 - Aft 1534


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  • Birth  Abt 1475  Rotherby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Gender  Female 
    Parentage  Dau and Heir to John Bailey of Rotherby 
    NB  Wid. of Will'm Hill of Leic' Merchant of Calais 
    Died  Aft 1533    [2
    Person ID  I279  bolstridge
    Last Modified  19 May 2016 

    Father  John Bailey,   b. 1422 - 1460, Rotherby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet

    Family 1  William Hill,   b. 1420 - 1480 
    Family ID  F185  Group Sheet

    Family 2  John Wase,   b. Abt 1470,   d. Aft 1533 
    Married  Abt 1495    [3
    Children 
    >1. Richard Wase,   b. Abt 1500, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F184  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 


    • Rotherby - LEI ENG
      OS Grid Reference: 52°45'N 1°00'W
      Name Origin: Old Norse Redebi Hreiðar's village or homestead.

      Domesday Book:
      LAND OF EARL HUGH
      In GUTHLAXTON Wapentake
      Earl Hugh holds Barrow from the King. 15 carucates of land. In lordship he has 4½ ploughs; 2 male with 1 female slaves. 40 villagers with 13 smallholders have 11 ploughs. 3 mills at 30s; woodland 1 league long and 4 furlongs wide which pays 5s.
      Earl Harold held this manor with the dependencies written below.:-
      In Donington 5 carucates of land. Meadow 3 furlongs long and 1 furlong wide.
      In Cossington 6 carucates of land.
      In Hoton 6 carucates of land.
      In Seagrave 2 carucates of land. Meadow, 10 acres.
      In Sileby 1 carucate of land.
      In Rearsby 2 carucates of land less 1 bovate. Meadow 8 acres.
      In Brooksby 2 carucates of land. Meadow 7 acres, A mill 5s.
      In Frisby 1½ carucates of land. Meadow 4 acres.
      In Prestwold 2 carucates of land. Meadow 3 furlongs long and 1 furlong wide; woodland 6 furlongs long and 5 furlongs wide.
      In Charley 4 carucates of land. Waste.
      In Gaddesby 1 carucate of land. Meadow, 4 actres; a mill, 3 s.
      In REDEBI 3 carucates of land less 2 bovates. Meadow, 3 acres.
      In Frisby 1½ carucates of land. Meadow, 4 acres; a mill, 28d.
      4 of the Earl's men-at-arms hold 12 carucates of land from these lands. In these the Earl himself has in lordship 4½ ploughs and 30 Freemen, 25 villagers and 13 smallholders who have 15½ ploughs with 1 slave.
      His men-at-arms have in lordship 3 ploughs and 12 villagers with 1 Freeman and 2 smallholders who have 3 ploughs.
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      A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, 1831:
      ROTHERBY, a parish of 900 acres in the eastern division of the hundred of GOSCOTE, county of LEICESTER, 5½ miles (W.S.W.) from Melton-Mowbray, containing 143 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Leicester, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the kings's books at £8. 8. 4., and in the patronage of the Rev. Mr. Browne. The church is dedicated to All Saints. Rotherby Hall is the seat of Samuel Seaman Esquire .
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      Alice Bailey was the heir of John Bailey according to the heralds visitation of Leicestershire in 1619. This is undoubtedly how the Wase family came into the Rotherby property.

      Lay Subsidy 1 Edward III(1327)
      John Le Wardes (? Bailiff) 2d (this could be the original John Bailey)

      The property is likely to have been in the hands of the family since at least 1368:-
      ( Hastings MSS: Sunday before Mark 42 Edward III (23 Apr 1368) John Baylif of Rotherby witness to charter between Robert of Rolleston, parson and John Barowe of Rotherby)

      The name Bailey is occupational from the Old French Balif (acc.) Balli (nom),a free man, the appointed representative of an absenttee Lord of the Manor who lived in the manor house and administered the manor on behalf of his Lord. In the 13th century he would have been payed about £6 per annum as opposed to a ploughman's 8s. [ P.H.Rainey " The Origins of English Surnames]

      Lay subsidy rolls :133 - 26 Poll Tax 1377
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      John servant of John Baly 4d
      Edward servant of John Bayly 4d
      John Bayley; fermer 8d

      NB fermer or farmer :- Someone who paid the Lord of The Manor a fixed sum of money in return for administering and receiving the rents, dues and profis from a manor.

      As the property passed with her widowhood it seems likely that her marriage to William Hill, Merchant of the Calais Staple was without issue. It would be interesting to search for any will of William Hill, such a will if it exists, (unlikely) would fix the date of her marriage.

  • Sources 
    1. [S640] Visitation of the County of Leicester 1619, Harlien Record Society, WAZE.
      Johannes Wase de Leicest' Merchant of the Staple =
      Alicia filia et haer. Joh'is Bailey de Rotherby in Com' Leic. relicta Will'mi Hill de Leicest' mercator Calitiae

    2. [S281] Leicestershire Medieval Village Notes, George Farnham, ( Leicestershire Archeological Society;), Rotherby Vol 3.
      Party to Fine in 1533

    3. [S640] Visitation of the County of Leicester 1619, Harlien Record Society, Wase.
      Johannes Wase de Leicest' Merchant of the Staple =
      Alicia filia et haer. Joh'is Bailey de Rotherby in Com' Leic. relicta Will'mi Hill de Leicest' mercator Calitiae


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