|Welcome to our home page. We are descendants of Shropshire BAILEY and Worcestershire WHEELER ancestors, and also Dorset RIGGS. Our RIGGS ancestry goes back to two separate lines - George and Alice RIGGS of Cheselborne, born mid 1600's, and John and Dorothy RIGGS, originating in Puddletown, Dorset around the same time.|
The Shropshire connection is through BAILEYs from Old Park, Dawley, and GREGORYs from Rodington.Finally, the WHEELERs originated in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.
I am carrying out a One-Name Study for the BAILEY surname in Dawley, Shropshire and its surrounding villages - Madeley, Lawley, Broseley, Doseley, Dawley Magna and Dawley Parva, Horsehay etc. and would love to hear from any descendants who have information to share, or who have hit the proverbial ''brick-wall'' and need FREE info. I can help with census, parish and other data from the 1700's to the 1901 census, and have details of many other Dawley surnames, whose family members married into Bailey ones - BAUGH, PITCHFORD, FLETCHER, BROOKES, FARLOW/FARLEY, GUY, HUMPHRIES, JUKES, LAVENDER, MARTIN, PICKERING, RHODES, ROTHWELL etc. etc. etc.! Do Please Get In Touch - I would love to help!