HAILEY, Clarence

1867 - 1949

Clarence Hailey with his greyhound at Newmarket

Thomas Clarence Hailey was born at Clare, Suffolk on 2 February 1867 and baptised at St Peter & St Paul Church, Clare on 27 March 1867, second child and eldest son of Henry Thomas Hailey, a plumber & painter, and his wife Jane Hannah née Fall (1838-1889), who married at St Giles, London in 1864. In 1871, he was living at Nethergate Street, Clare with his parents, 43-year-old Henry, born at Buckingham, and 33-year-old Jane Hannah, born in Yorkshire, with siblings Melina Fall 6, William Henry 1 and newly born Arthur John, all born at Clare. In 1881, still at the same address with the addition of three more siblings, Mary Maud 8, Henry 7 and Ernest Miles 4. In 1891, Clarence was a 24-year-old photographer, living at Ordnance Road, Marylebone, London together with his 14-year-old brother Ernest Miles. He married at St George's, Hanover Square, London on 5 June 1893, 20-year-old Eva May Bedford (25 January 1872-1963), third daughter of John Bedford of Hillside, Great Marlow, Buckinghashire. In 1901, a 34-year-old photographer, living at The Laurels, Stetchworth, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire with his 28-year-old London born wife Eva and their two daughters, Pauline May 7, born in London and newly born Violet Mary, born at Newmarket. Clarence Hailey was a highly regarded equestrian artist and photographer and he opened a studio in Newmarket in 1903. In 1923 he was advertising 'Hailey's Bloodstock Agency' at 27 Cavendish Square, London W.1 and he was a regular purchaser and a visitor and a seller of racehorses as far away as India, South America, and Australia. In 1939, a 'thoroughbred bloodstock agent' living at Aston Rowant, Bullingdon, Oxfordshire with his wife Eva May. Thomas Clarence Hailey died at Park Cottage, Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire on 11 February 1949, leaving his estate to his widow. Author of 'Thoroughbred Sires' and 'A Generation of Derby Winners'. An album of 183 gelatin silver portraits of racehorses, c.1895-1915 sold at Bonham's London for £1,375 inc. premium.

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