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Josiah Bayly (1769-1846)
MSA SC 3520-1501
Born in Somerset County, October 31,
1769. Married (1) Leah Lockerman (d. February 4, 1805), April 26,
1796; at least one child: William Esma Bayly; (2) Anne Hack Waters
Robinson; approximately four children: Josiah Bayly, Jr. (born May
1811), Alexander Hamilton Bayly (b. March 3, 1814, d. March 14, 1892), James F. V. Bayly (baptized November 26,
1817), Ann E. A. Bayly (baptized October 7, 1818). Died in Cambridge, August 15,
1846. Buried in Christ Protestant Episcopal Church Cemetery,
Cambridge, Dorchester County.
Member, House of Delegates, Dorchester County, 1803-04. District
Attorney, 4th Judicial District, 1818. Attorney General, 1831-46. Prior
to his appointment as Attorney General, Bayly worked as a deputy for Roger
B. Taney. In 1824, he was an unsuccessful candidate for
presidential elector. Nearly seventy-seven years old at the time of his
death, Bayly "was perhaps the oldest member of the bar in this Sate"
and "enjoyed a very high reputation at the bar where he practiced, and
shared ver largerly in esteem and confidence of his fellow citizens."1
1. "Death of Josiah Bailey, Esq." The
Kent News, 22 August 1846.
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