||The origin of our
particular family of Bailey is the Southwest of England and in particular the counties of
Devon and Somerset. There the surname Bailey, or variants, is common along the main travel
route, now the M5 motorway, from Bridgwater to the north near the Bristol Channel through
the lush Vale of Taunton Deane and down the Culm River to Exeter, approximately 60km to
the south. In particular, it is suspected, our ancestors lived between Taunton, in
Somerset, and Cullompton, in Devon.
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