Bailey, John Eglington (1840 -1888)
John Eglington Bailey of Manchester and Stretford in Lancashire was the son of Charles Bailey, of Edgbaston, Birmingham, and Mary Elizabeth, daughter of John Eglington, of Ashbourne. Educated at Boteler's Grammar School, Warrington, he entered the counting house of Ralli Bros of Manchester and remained in their employ until 1886, continuing his education at Owen's College, Manchester in the evenings. He learned Pitman's shorthand, and contributed articles in shorthand to lithographic shorthand journals. Interested in Thomas Fuller, he lectured on him, and used to spend his holidays visiting places associated with him. In 1874 he published a life of Fuller, which gained him admission to the Society of Antiquaries. He was Honorary Secretary of the Chetham Society, and in 1881 started a monthly antiquarian magazine, the Palatinate Notebook, which ran for four years. He married Emma, daughter of John Mills. The arms were granted in 1878. His library was sold by Capes of Manchester in June 1889.