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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BIOGRAPHIES BAY

1752. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, by 1739; colo-
nel, by 1756. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 600 acres in Delaware (inher-
ited from his father), plus 150 acres of leasehold
land in Cecil County. Probably managed an addi-
tional 868 acres that his father bequeathed to Pe-
ter's underage brothers, the control of which he
relinquished after they became of age. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED, will probated on November 26,
1766, in Cecil County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, at least £920.9.10 current money (including
9 slaves and books). LAND. 600 acres on Bombay
Hook Island, Delaware; 150 acres of leasehold
land on Bohemia Manor, Cecil County.

BAYLEY, GODFREY (?-ca. 1670/71). BORN, in
England. IMMIGRATED: in 1658 as a free adult
from London, England. RESIDED: in Baltimore
County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. Rose, probably
the widow of John Scotcher. CHILDREN. DAUGH-
TERS: Elizabeth, who married George Warner (by
1657-1703); Rosamund. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION, literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
brought five others and some capital with him on
his arrival in the colony; Gent., by late 1658. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE, factor for John Bayspoole,
of London, England; merchant; planter. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Baltimore County, 1659/60. LOCAL OFFICE, jus-
tice, Baltimore County, 1664-1664/65. STANDS
ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: supported Fendall's
Rebellion, but was pardoned in 1661. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca.

400 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated
on January 5, 1670/71. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £306.6.0 sterling; FB, 19,723 pounds of to-
bacco. LAND: unspecified acreage valued at 40,000
pounds of tobacco.

BAYLY (BAILEY, BAILLIE, BAYLEY),
MOUNTJOY (1755-1836). BORN: in 1755 in Vir-
ginia. IMMIGRATED, first generation from Virginia;
may have been of Scottish origin. RESIDED, in
Frederick Town, Frederick County, 1785. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: William Bayly (1715-
1782), of Fairfax County, Virginia. MOTHER:
Mary, daughter of Wade Hampton, of South Car-
olina. BROTHERS: Pierce (1742-1800), of Loudoun
County, Virginia, who married Mary Payne; Wil-
liam Bayly (ca. 1742-1824); Samuel (ca. 1749-?);
Joseph (ca. 1752-1789), who married Elizabeth;
Tarpley (1756-?), of Berkeley County, Virginia;
and Robert (1759-?). SISTERS. Sarah (ca. 1745-ca.
1785), who married Robert Rogers (?-1786);
Nancy, who married in 1762 John Singleton; and

Betty, who married Robert Boggess. MARRIED by
1784 Elizabeth (1760-1832), daughter of Christo-
pher Edelin (?-ca. 1786). Her sisters were Eleanor
(1762-?), who married Capt. John Lynn (1760-
1813); Rebecca (1765-?). CHILDREN. SONS: Benja-
min (1783-1836); Richard (1785-?). DAUGHTERS:
Eleanor, who married (first name unknown) Han-
son; Elizabeth, who married (first name unknown)
Eaton. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Presbyterian. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1799, charter
member of the Society of Cincinnati. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: probably a planter; officeholder.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower
House, Frederick County, 1785, 1786-1787, 1789,
1790, 1793. LOCAL OFFICES: auctioneer, Frederick
County, 1780. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, Sev-
enth Maryland Regiment, 1776, resigned 1778;
major, 1789; brigadier general, Ninth Brigade (up-
per part of Frederick County), Maryland Militia,
1794-1795 (resigned). OUT OF STATE SERVICE:
Sergeant-at-arms of the U.S. Senate, November 6,
1811-December 9, 1833. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 10 slaves, 1790.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: none found in Mary-
land; may have inherited his father's land in Vir-
ginia, 1782. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH, purchased

670 acres in Frederick County, including 347 acres
of confiscated British property; sold 192 acres,
including 5 lots (3 in Frederick Town, Frederick
County), 1785-1805. Entitled to 200 acres in Al-
legany County for service during the Revolution-
ary War. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: in 1836; bur-
ied in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington,
D.C. LAND: possibly ca. 478 acres in Frederick
County.

BAYLY (BAILEY, BAYLEY), WILLIAM (ca

1742-1824). BORN: ca. 1742 in Virginia; second
son. IMMIGRATED: from Virginia, first generation.
RESIDED: in Frederick County, 1773; Georgetown,
Montgomery County, 1787; Prince George's
County, 1788; St. Mary's County, 1809; Washing-
ton County, 1810. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FA-
THER William Bayly (1715-1782), of Fairfax
County, Virginia. MOTHER: Mary, daughter of
Wade Hampton, of South Carolina. BROTHERS:
Pierce (1742-1800), of Loudoun County, Virginia,
who married Mary Payne; Samuel (ca. 1749-?);
Joseph (ca. 1752-1789), who married Elizabeth;
Mountjoy Bayly (1755-1836); Tarpley (1756-?), of
Berkeley County, Virginia; and Robert (1759-?).
SISTERS: Sarah (ca. 1745-ca. 1785), who married
Robert Rogers (?-1786); Nancy, who married in

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