BAILEY, WILLIAM (1806-1879), Church of England clergyman, was born on 3 October 1806 at Belfast, Ireland, the son of Robert Bailey and his wife Mary, née Patrick. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., 1829; LL.D., 1841), where he became a resident tutor. He was ordained in 1831, and in 1832 married Mary Elizabeth (b.1792), daughter of Edward Walker and Margaretta, née Jones, of Over Hall, Gestingthorpe, Essex. He became private chaplain of his wife's family and in 1839-43 he was rector of St Peter's, a chapel of ease in the parish of St Margaret's, Queen's Square, Westminster.
In February 1843 Bailey was convicted of uttering a forged promissory note for £2875 in favour of his sister, was sentenced to transportation for life and in August arrived in Van Diemen's Land in the Gilmore. He served first in a gang at ...Read more at the source website