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Clergyman , Loyalist

Jacob Bailey, American clergyman, Loyalist.

Background

Bailey, Jacob was born in 1731 in Rowley, Massachusetts, United States. Son of David and Mary (Hodgkins) Bailey.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1755.

Career

Taught school, Kingston, N.H., also Gloucester, 1755-1758. Ordained to ministry by Congregational Association, N.H., 1758. Became adherent Anglican Church, ordained in England, 1760.

Appointed missionary to eastern Massachusetts frontier by Society for Promoting Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1760. Lived at Fort Shirley. Later built St. John’s Church, Pownalborough, Massachusetts.

Refused to support American cause in Revolutionary War, was permitted to leave Massachusetts, 1776. Settled in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, 1776. Rector Anglican Church, Annapolis, 1776-1818.

Contributor Observations on the Antiquities of America…to Collections of Massachusetts History Society for 1795.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor Observations on the Antiquities of America…to Collections of Massachusetts History Society for 1795.

Connections

Married Sally Weeks, August 1761.

father:
David Bailey

mother:
Mary (Hodgkins) Bailey

spouse:
Sally Weeks