NOTE: both the brothers John Emery married Alice Grantham and Anthony Emery married Francis Porter are listed as being the father of Lydia (Emery) Bailey depending upon which account is given - On another site she is listes as:
Lydia (Emery) Wicom Gender: Female Birth: circa 1616 Probably England Death: April 29, 1709 (89-97) Rowley, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts Daughter of Anthony Emery, Sr. and Frances Emery (Porter) Wife of James Bailey and Daniel Wicom Mother of John Bailey; Lydia Platts (Bailey); Jonathan Bailey; Damaris Leaver (Bailey); James Bailey, Jr.; Samuel Bailey; Samuel Bailey; Thomas Bailey and Joshua Bailey Sister of James Emery, Sr.; Anthony Emery, Jr. and Rebecca Weymouth (Emery)
Lastly, I've found no indication that James or Richard ever spent any time in Newbury or even knew John Bailey Senior or Junior. The fact that he [James Bailey] married Lydia proves nothing because there is no proof that she was an Emery. Her last name is not even shown in the marriage book in Rowley. And, just as an interesting bit of information, James and Lydia were the first couple married in Rowley, MA after it was settled by Rev. Rogers
Funny thing about the Richard and James bones of contention, if there really were a James and Richard born in the early 1600's, that they came to America and ended up in Rowley rather than Newbury with John and John, Jr. purportedly uncle and cousin. The only reference I've ever seen in any ancestry digging is that my James married Lydia. We are sure she was an Emery, but there is nothing that shows it - and her name was not on the passenger list of the ship that John and Anthony Emery came over on....
Concerning the Bailey controversey and research more can be found on this site at:
Richard & James Bailey
John Bayly of Bromham, Wiltshire, and Essex County, Massachusetts] by Clifford L. Stott, AG, CG., FASG.
John Baily Controversy / DNA
John Bailey the Immigrants Family
John/Anthony Emery1 Lydia EMERY (John/Anthony) Birth abt 1621, England Death 29 Apr 1704, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts married James BAILEY Birth abt 1612, England Death Aug 1677, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts James Bailey came to Rowley in the Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1640. James Bailey was a brother of Richard Bailey, who came to New England in 1638 in the ship " Bevis." It is not known from what part of England James and Richard came. An account of Richard and his descendants was published by Alfred Poor of Salem, Mass., in 1858, in a book entitled, " Historical and Genealogical Researches in the Merrimack Valley." Richard Bailey in his will dated in 1648, a copy of which is printed in the Sixth Annual Report of the Bailey-Bayley family Association, mentions his brother, James, and his nephew, John. It appears from the town records of Rowley that James Bailey acquired, by allotment and purchase, considerable real estate, and was a citizen in good standing. He held various town offices, including the office of Overseer of the Poor, and also that of Selectman for several years. His house stood on the east side of what is now called Pleasant street in the village of Rowley, on land now owned by Mr. Charles H. Todd. The record of the original grant is as follows : " To James Baley one house lott containing an Acre and an halfe lying on the north side of Edward Sawyer's house lott. children:
2 John BAILEY Birth 2 Feb 1642, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Death 19 Nov 1690, Canada 17 Jun 1668, Rowley, Essex,
Massachusetts married: 17 Jun 1668, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Mary MIGHILL Birth 1 Mar 1649, Rowley, Essex,
Massachusetts Death 30 Mar 1694, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts daughter of Deacon Thomas MIGHILL (1606-1654)
and Ann PARRAT (1620-1694)
3 Lydia Bailey Birth: September 1644 Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Death: November 24, 1722 Rowley, Massachusetts,
buried Rowley Burial Ground,Rowley, Essex County, Massachisetts married May 8, 1672 Abel Platts, Ensign birth:
1650 England Death: 1690 Quebec, Canada Son of Samuel Platts (Gawkroger) and Sarah Bates; married (2) on 11 Nov
1691 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Daniel Wicom b. abt 1635 Rowley, Essex, Massachisetts Death: April 15,
1700 Place of Burial: Rowley Burial Ground, Rowley, Essex, Massachisetts, on of Richard Wicom and Ann [-?-]
4 Jonathan Bailey Birth: September 1646 Rowley, Essex, Ma
5 Demaris Bailey Birth: November 17, 1648 Rowley, Essex, Ma married Thomas Leaver, Jr.
6 James Bailey, Jr.; Birth: November 15, 1650 Rowley, Essex, Ma Death: March 20, 1715 (64) married Elizabeth Johnson
7 Samuel Bailey Birth: June 10, 1655 Rowley, Essex, Ma Death: September 28, 1657
8 Thomas Bailey Birth: June 1, 1653 Rowley, Essex, Ma Death: September 18, 1675 (22)