Bayly (No. 2.) family genealogy

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This branch of the Bayly (or Bayley) family came from Yorkshire, and settled in Ireland in Cromwell’s time.

  1. Peter Bayly resided in Golden-lane, parish of St. Bride, Dublin, b. circa 1630; a sidesman in 1695; d. 1697, leaving £5 to the poor of the parish. Had two sons, of whom
  2. Peter Bayly was one, born in Golden-lane, 1670; churchwarden of St. Bride’s, with Edward Exshaw, in 1706; was a friend of Dean Swift; m. Mary Exshaw; left to “ye poor of St. Bridgett’s,” by his will (in Pub. Record Office), dated 3rd March, 1739. He left £300 to his daughter Mary Bayly, and £76 to his son.
  3. Rev. Richard Exshaw Bayly, M.A., T.C.D., bap. 23rd December, 1714; entered T.C.D. as a pensioner, in 1730; licensed by Archbishop Headley to the curacy of Clondalkin, in 1738; died 8th Feb., 1754, at Clondalkin; left several children, amongst whom were four sons, viz.: Richard, William, Philip, and Peter:
    1. Richard Bayly, Attorney and Notary Public, d. Nov., 1788, unm., bequeathing £4,000 to his brothers and their children. Benjamin Disraeli (uncle of the late Earl of Beaconsfield, Prime Minister of England), of 113 Grafton-street, Dublin, served his time as a Notary Public to this Richard Bayly (see Notes and Queries, No. 64 of 1887, p. 232).
    2. William Bayly, born 1741; Notary Public and Attorney, of Golden-lane; died, April, 1816. He was thrice m. and had twelve children by his three marriages.
      1. Richard, born 1771; Attorney, of Finglas-bridge; and Fisherstown, Queen’s County; killed by an accident coming home from a dinner party at Sir R. Wilcock’s, Chapelizod, 20th Feb., 1828. He mar. Susanna (his cousin), dau. of John Christian, Attorney, of Monasterevan, by whom he had, with other children:
        1. William, M.D., who died 1st August, 1814.
        2. Rev. Benjamin Bayly, A.B., T.C.D., who went to Canada. (See “Bayly,” No. 3, infra.)
        3. Elizabeth Bayly, b. 1807, d. unm. 1877, at London, Ontario.
      2. Deane Bayly, A.B., T.C.D., born 1775; called to the Bar, Easter Term 1798; d. unm., 8th March, 1804.
      3. Sibthorpe Bayly, Attorney, of 103 Capel-street, Dublin, and Cambridge-terrace, Rathmines; died unm., 1859.
      4. William Bayly, born 1777; Attorney and Notary Public; married in 1808, Elizabeth Frizelle (who had a fortune of £10,000), by whom he had William, Thomas, Joseph, Richard, and two daughters, none of whom left issue.
      5. Caroline Foster (whose godfather was Mr. Foster Speaker of the Irish House of Commons); born 1799, m. 1821, to Wm. J. Bradley, Solicitor to Bank of Ireland, by whom she had issue, with others: 1. William-George Bradley, Solicitor, of Killiney; born 1825. 2. Rev. George Bradley, A.B., incumbent of Omagh, who d. 1872. And 3. Anne, m. to James A. Mayne, Solicitor, of Aughnamallagh House, county Monaghan.
      6. John Bayly, Solicitor, who went to Australia, and was never heard of afterwards. Married in 1814 to Mary Drought, of Ricketstown, who died at Sandymount, Dublin, 11th July, 1881, aged 87, and had issue: William; Isabella; Anne; Caroline; and Mary, who in 1841 was married to Thomas, son of Rev. Robt. Drought, of Plunketstown, and had issue, two sons and five daughters.
    3. Philip Bayly, born 1740, Wholesale Muslin and Manchester Merchant, and Shipowner, of 52 William-street (and afterwards of 66 Dame-st.), Dublin; d. Sept. 19, 1825. He was twice married: first, to Elizabeth Goodman, in 1773, by whom he had: 1. Richard, who died on a voyage to Philadelphia, to join his uncle Goodman, a banker; 2. Susanna; 3. Sophia; 4. Elizabeth, and 5. Maria. Philip m. secondly, in 1782, Rebecca, dau. of Colonel Irvine, county Fermanagh, who died 1811; by this lady he had:
      1. Philip-Edward Bayly, born 1783; merchant, 2 Harcourt-street, and 117 Grafton-st., Dublin. Died at London, 1855, leaving a son and two daughters.
      2. William-Irvine Bayly, born 1786; Solicitor; died 1826.
      3. Florinda Bayly, born 1785, died 1821.
    4. Peter Bayly, b. 1745; Attorney; Secretary, Sub-Sheriff, and Law Agent to County Dublin; of Chancery-lane, Dublin, and Mount Dillon, Killester. Married three times and had twenty-one children. By his first wife he had Richard; Amelia; Anne; and Rebecca (d. 1832), who mar. Arthur B. Moss, Solicitor, and Coroner, co. Dublin, and had issue two sons and three daughters.

Peter Bayly married secondly, in 1786, Lydia (with whom he got a good fortune), sister of John Barber, Stockbroker and Notary Public, 51 Dame-street, whose large fortune descended to his grandson, John Barber, of 39 Harcourt-street, who died in 1886, at Brighton, illegitimate and intestate, leaving a considerable sum of money. The Meath Hospital, Dublin, was left £4,000, on condition that there should be built a ward to be called the “Barber Ward.” Peter Bayly’s second wife d. 1804, leaving issue:

  1. Thomas-Robinson Bayly, Solicitor, b. 1788, and died unm. 1868.
  2. Captain Charles Bayly, 4th West India Regt., b. 1790; Aide-de-camp and Private Secretary, 1816, to General Barrow, commanding the Troops in the West Indies. Died, unm., 16th Dec., 1821.
  3. Peter Bayly, b. 1800; of the Six Clerks Office, Court of Chancery; m. 30th August, 1827, to Isabella (seventh daughter of Thomas Christian, Solicitor), d. 14th Sept., 1863. He had issue:
    1. Thomas-Lonsdale-Alexander Bayly, b. 7th May, 1836; a Clerk in the Bank of Ireland; married 1867, Elizabeth Morton, and has issue:
      1. Charles Adolphus, born 1868, educated at Dr. Benson’s School, Rathmines; divinity student of T.C.D.
      2. Thomas-J., born 1870.
      3. Geo. Alexander, born 1874.
      4. Florence Hester.
    2. Katherine Bayly, m. 7th April, 1853, to Thomas Casserly, M.D., son of Myles Casserly, M.D., Physician to Roscommon Jail; no issue.
    3. Isabella, unm.
    4. Susanna.
    5. Eliza, and 6. Charles; the last three died young.
    6. John Bayly, b. 1802, died unm. 1848.
    7. Isabella Bayly, mar. in 1807, to Dr. John Bartholomew Mosse, Enniscorthy, who d. 1825, of grief at the death of his son John, who was accidentally poisoned, aged 16. She died in 1849, leaving three daughters, one of whom, Susanna Mosse, born 1815, mar. in 1839, George Reynett, M.D. (who d. 1876, at London, Ontario), great-great grandson of Henri de Renet, a Huguenot landed proprietor in Vivarais, in Languedoc, whose five sons became refugees, in 1684. (See Agnew’s History of Huguenots).
    8. Elizabeth Bayly, mar. 1818, to Andrew Carr, who inherited a fortune of £80,000, portion of £250,000 left by his maternal uncle, Henry Walker, of Belgriffin House, co. Dublin, who died 1817, intestate and without legitimate issue, upon which law suits arose which have occupied the Dublin lawyers to the present day.

    Peter Bayly, married thirdly, in 1805, the celebrated beauty, Harriott Cowell, dau. of Michael Cowell (of the Cowells, of Logadowda, county Dublin, a great Military family, of which Major-Gen. Sir John Clayton Cowell, Master of the Queen’s Household, is (in 1887) a distinguished member), and whose three sisters were married to military officers. She was taught music by Sir John Stevenson, Mus. Doc., who had been engaged to teach her cousin, Anne Butler Morton (of Rehoboth, South Circular Road), then aged 21, with whom he eloped, and whose parents greatly disapproved of the match. (See Sir Robt. Stewart’s Lectures on “Musicians.”) Olivia Stevenson, who died 1834, issue of this marriage, m. the second Marquis of Headfort, and is grandmother of the present Earl of Bective, who in 1867 mar. Lady Alice Hill, dau. of the fourth Marquis of Downshire. Harriott Cowell’s grandmother (a Miss Butler) and Anne Butler, Morton’s mother (Margaret Butler), were near connections and descendants of the Ormonde family, Kilkenny Castle, and hence the Headfort family are entitled to claim descent from that distinguished Anglo-Irish family. Harriott Cowell died 23rd Sept., 1853, having survived her husband 34 years. Issue, with several who d. young or unmarried:

    1. Richard Bayly, born Nov., 1808; a Clerk in the Six Clerks Office; mar., 1836, Ellen, daughter of Captain Bourrian, of Richmond, Dublin; d. 9th May, 1875; had issue two daughters: 1. Ellen, who died 1854, aged 17; and 2. Matilda, who died young.
    2. Henry Bayly, b. 10th Feb., 1811; of the Marquis of Hertford’s Office, Lisburn; author of “History of Lisburn;” m. Aug., 1831, Anna Jordan [a niece of Robert Small, Mus. Doc., Teacher of Music to H.R.H. Princess Amelia (favourite daughter of Geo. III.), who presented him with a gold medal; and who also taught the Princess Charlotte in her earlier lessons on the Pianoforte, and was a favourite of the Prince Regent]. He died 1861; left an only child: William Jordan Bayly, of Rathgar, born 1832; appointed in 1864 Clerk in the General Register Office, Dublin; author of “Handbook of the Irish Marriage Laws,” and “Historical Sketch of Dublin Castle;” elected in 1870 a Member of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland; married in 1866 to Rachel McDermott, and has issue two daughters—
      1. Anna-Dorothea (a prize holder of Royal Irish Academy of Music), and
      2. Rachel Elizabeth; all living in 1887.