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DFATH OF MR. CRAWSHAY BAILEY.

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DFATH OF MR. CRAWSHAY BAILEY. It will be learned with great regret throughout South Wales and Monmouthshire that early on Sunday morning Mr Crawshay Bailey, of Maindiff Court, Abergavenny, died at Dublin. The intelli- gence to hand merely records the fact of his decease, giving no supplementary information, and it thus may be inferred that the deceased gentlemon de. parted this life somewhat suddenly. This belief is further strengthened by the fact that no intimation had been given previously as to his being ill. Mr Crawshay Bailey was born in 1841, and was the son of the late Mr Crawshay Bailey, J.P., D.L., the well-known ironmaster. The family is one which is widely known throughout the commercial world. Mr Bailey's father, in conjunction with a few other leading spirits in South Wales, may be said to have practically founded the huge iron and steel indus- tries which have arisen in the locality, those with which that gentleman was most intimately associated being situated at Nantyglo and Blaina. During his lifetime he purchased a large quantity of landed property in the two Rhondda Valleys, and as the great future before that district could be little fore- seen, the ground was acquired at a comparatively cheap rate. His son did not carry on the iron manufacture inaugurated by Mr Crawshay Bailey, senr., but devoted himself principally towards developing his landed estates. Those in the Rhondda Valley were in the course of a few years rendered of almost priceless value by their mineral wealth, as, amongst others, the National Colliery at Ynisher, the Gelli, and part of the Ocean Col- lieries were situated on his property. At Aber- gavenny, where the family residence is located, Mr Bailey was also the proprietor of a large estate, but this was principally of an agricultural character. In 1883 Mr Crawshay Bailey married the Countess Bettina, daughter of the late Count Metaxa, and his family consists of two daughters-one unmarried, and the other married to a son of Mr Gordon Rennings, of Gloucestershire. Mr Crawshay Bailey was a Conservative, but was not an ardent politician in connection with political matters. His tastes were rather of a domestic and philanthropic turn, and he was, from the exercise of these qualities, highly respected and esteemed by all who came in contact with him. He was a J.P. and D.L. for the counties of Brecon and Monmouth, and was high sheriff of Monmouthshire in 1874. He took a keen interest in the religious and social welfare of his tenants and the inhabitants of the district in which he lived, and to his munificence many a struggling mission church and chapel owed its maintenance and final success. Mr Crawshay Bailey was an active participator in the volunteer movement, and until recently he was a captain in the Brecon Rifle Volunteers. He was connected more or less directly with several of the most important commercial enterprises in the princi- pality, notably the Penarth and Barry Docks, and also with several local railways. When the news of his death arrived at Abergavenny on Sunday, it created a great sensation in the town. Mr Craw- shay Bailey was deservedly popular owing to his benevolent and genial nature, and it was therefore only natural that an intense feeling of gloom should prevail amongst the townspeople. Abergavenny especially will suffer a severe loss from his death, as he was ever ready to support in the most generous manner all the charitable institutions and projects in the town, which already abounds with lasting monuments of his benevolent munificence. As a token of the deep regret felt at his sudden demise the minute bell of the parish church tolled all the afternoon. Mr Bailey's death will cause great regret to all those who recognised his many sterling qualities.

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