BAILEY, John (d.1436), of Cricklade, Wilts.
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Verderer, Bradon forest, Wilts. 27 July 1406-d.1
In February 1409 the sheriff of Wiltshire was ordered to replace John Bailey as verderer in Bradon forest, which was near to Cricklade, on the ground that he was insufficiently qualified for the office, but he continued to hold it and apparently was still doing so at the time of his death in 1436.
It is quite possible that this MP was closely connected with Thomas Montagu, earl of Salisbury, for a John Bailey was a feoffee of the earl’s estates. In 1418 that Bailey and his co-feoffees illegally dispossessed Sir John Reynes and John Turvey of the manor of Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire; and years later he was a witness to Salisbury’s will, by which he received a legacy of 20 marks.2