William Bailey (engineer)


William Henry Bailey
Born10 May 1838
Salford, Lancashire
Died22 November 1913
London, Middlesex
  • Engineer
  • Businessman
  • Politician

Sir William Henry Bailey (10 May 1838 โ€“ 22 November 1913), was a British engineer, businessman and local politician, knighted by Queen Victoria for his work on the creation of the Manchester Ship Canal.

Bailey was born on 10 May 1838 in Salford, England to John Bailey and Elizabeth Ann Bailey.

He was involved in the local politics of the Borough of Salford, being first an alderman, and later elected Mayor of the borough in 1893.

He was knighted by Queen Victoria on the royal yacht in 1894 on the occasion of Her Majesty opening the Manchester Ship Canal. Sir William was one of the promoters of the Canal, and was a member of the Provisional Committee.[1]

Bailey died in London on 22 November 1913.


  1. ^ 1913 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries

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Preceded by
Sir William Boyd Dawkins
President of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society
Succeeded by
Harold Baily Dixon

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