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Sir Joseph Bailey, 1st Baronet

Sir Joseph Bailey, 1st Baronet (21 January 1783-20 November 1858), was a British ironmaster and Member of Parliament.

Bailey was the younger son of John Bailey, of Wakefield. He was involved in the iron industry in South Wales and also represented Worcester in the House of Commons from 1835 to 1847 and Breconshire from 1847 to 1858. In 1852 he was created a Baronet, of Glanusk Park estate in the County of Brecon.

Bailey married, firstly, Maria, daughter of Joseph Latham, in 1810. In about 1826 he bought Glanusk Park and had a mansion house built there. After his first wife's death in 1827 he married, secondly, Mary Anne, daughter of John Thomas Henry Hopper, in 1830. He died in November 1858, aged 75, and was succeeded in his title by his grandson Joseph Russell Bailey, who in 1899 was elevated to the peerage as Baron Glanusk. Lady Bailey died in 1874.

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Henry Hastings Davies
George Richard Robinson
Member of Parliament for Worcester
with George Richard Robinson 1835–1837
Thomas Henry Hastings Davies 1837–1841
Thomas Wilde 1841–1846
Sir Denis Le Marchant 1846–1847

Succeeded by
Osman Ricardo
Francis Rufford
Preceded by
Thomas Wood
Member of Parliament for Breconshire
Succeeded by
Godfrey Charles Morgan
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
(of Glanusk Park)
Succeeded by
Joseph Russell Bailey


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page
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