William Trist Bailey

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William Trist Bailey (October 9, 1846, Torquay, Devon, England - February 21, 1910, New York City, United States)[1] was a land developer who founded the community of Bayswater in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City. He purchased the land from the descendants of Richard Cornell in 1878,[2] and turned Bayswater into a fashionable residential neighborhood. Streets in Bayswater which bear his name are Trist Place and Bailey Court.

Bailey is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York.[3]