Household 41 - Thomas S. Bayly - Contributed by Gail M. Walczyk
THOMAS S. BAYLY
Not mentioned in Whitelaw.
THOMAS SIMPSON BAYLY, son of Charles
and Mary Bayly, and the brother of John Bayly was born in Accomack Co., VA, circa 1764. Thomas
died before 26 November 1827. He married Ann Justice circa 1781 in Accomack Co.,
VA. Ann was born circa 1763. She was the daughter of Ralph Justice and Sinah Simpson. In Thomas Simpson Bayly's
will on 1 June 1827 in Accomack Co., VA, Ann was named as an heir. It was probated
26 November 1827 (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 40).
Ann Justice Bayly
and her husband Thomas were the plaintiffs in a court case on 12 March 1795 in Accomack
Co., VA (Nottingham Land Causes, pp. 38.39). The case reads:
Simpson Bayly & Anne his wife, Isaiah Hickman Sally, his wife, Zorobabel
Core Sinah his wife vs . . . . . . . . . . . .Writ of Partition Betsey Justice,
Inf't. Bridget Justice appointed her guardian to (defend this suit)
a certain Ralph Justice, Gent., was in his lifetime lately seized of a tract of land
containing 250 acres situate near Guilford, that he made his last will and testament
& devised the said land to the said Anne, Sarah & Sinah & Betsy, being the daughters
of the said Ralph Justice and afterwards on the __ day of __ 1794 died, and the said
Thomas Simpson Bayly and Anne, his wife, in right of said wife, Isaiah Hickman &
Sarah his wife, in right of said wife, Zorobabel Core & Sinah his wife, in right
of said wife, and the said Betsey Justice, are entitled to the said tenement and
tract of land &c. 12 Mar. 1795.
Ann made a will on 2 December 1838 in
Accomack Co., VA. It was probated (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 29). An abstract
of her will reads:
BAYLY, ANN - 2 December 1838 / 24 June 1839 - To daughter
Caty Melvin the wife of Avery Melvin, 68 acres which I devised from my father Ralph
Justice lying in the Parish of Accomack & adjoining the lands which formerly belonged
to my brother William Justice dec'd & ... 1/2 of a note I hold against James Poulson
Jr. for $100. To Daughter Caty ... remainder to the children of my son John J. Bayly
& the balance to my Negro women. To son John J. Bayly, daughter Caty Melvin. John
Bayly Sr. Extr. Witt: John Finney, John Bayly Jr. & Mary A. Kellam. Probate: Will
was proved by John Finney; Mary a Turner, formerly Mary A. Kellam.
was named as heir at law in the will of his father Charles on 13 March 1782 in Accomack
Co., VA. It was probated 24 September 1782 (Nottingham Wills, p. 334). An
abstract of his will reads:
BAILY, CHARLES - 13 Mar. 1782 - 24 Sept.
1782 - To son Thomas all my land in the lower end of the Neck. To son John Baily
land beginning at the mouth of Salsburys Gutt on Finney Creek, To wife Mary land
where I live for life. Daughter Susanna Baily. Daughter Sarah Baily. Daughter Nancy
Baily, Daughter Peggy Baily, Daughter Betsey Baily. Daughter Mary Baily. Bal. of
estate to be sold for debt the remainder divided between my 6 daughters Wife, son
Thomas & John Baily Exrs. Witt: Abraham Outten, Edmond Leatherbury - ln order of
Probate: Thomas Baily heir at law to the testator.
Thomas was listed
on the personal property Tax List for 1787(Yantis-Schreiner 1787 Tax, p. 98).The
record reads: 2 Blacks under 16 1 horse 2 cattle.
of 1795 named Thomas S. Bayly as a witness (Processioners Returns, p. 11).
was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Powell
1800, 1810, 1820 Census, p. 55). The census reads: Bayly, Thomas S., 1 male
to 26, 1 male 45+ 2 females to 26, 1 female 45+ 11 slaves.
On 5 August 1796
the Estate of Ralph Justice was appraised. Six of his seven children or their spouses
were mentioned one of which was Thomas Bayly (Accomack Wills 1796-1798 p. 56-58).
On 25 July 1802 Thomas Bayly was mentioned in the inventory
of Zerobabel Core (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 141). An abstract of the text reads:
John Laws Extr. Negroes George, age 21, James, 14, Isaac, age 12, Leah
age 50. Appraisers: John Teakle Jr., John Gillespie, & George Hope. Negro Ader. Thomas
Bayly, guardian to Sarah Core, for his receipt for 4 Negroes which were legacies
to his ward. Boarding of Edmund Core, orphan of Zorobabel for 6 months, 10 days at
20p per month, Auditors John Teackle Jr., John Gillespie, George Hope.
26 September 1803 Sarah Core orphan's account was recorded by her guardian Thomas
Simpson Bayly (Walczyk Orphans, p. 25). Her account was debited with living
expences and schooling. It was credited with the hiring of her slaves and the rental
of her lands. Thomas Simpson Bayly and his wife, Ann, were the defendants in a court
case on 11 December 1824 in Accomack Co., VA (Nottingham Land Causes, p. 151,
152). The case reads:
John Jackson & wife &c.vs . . . . . . . Suit
for sale and division. Bayly &c.
That a certain Edmund Core late of this
county, departed this life intestate sometime in the year 1823, being at that time
seized in fee simple of a tract of land containing 68 acres; the said Edmund Core
at his. death left no children nor their descendants, nor father, mother, brother
or sister or their descendants nor grandfather nor grandmother; that the said Edmund
Core left the following paternal relatives, your orators John, William and Zorobabel
Laws and your oratrixes Rebecca, wife of John Jackson, & Mary Laws, who are the only
children of Adah Laws, formerly Adah Core, the only sister of the father of the said
Edmund Core, and left no other paternal relatives; the said Edmund Core left the
following maternal relatives, viz:Anne Bayly, the wife of Thomas S. Bayly, a sister
of the whole blood to the mother of the said Edmund Core, William Justice, a brother
of the whole blood to the mother of the said Edmund Core, Polly Savage, formerly
Polly Hickman, the only daughter of Polly Justice, a sister of the whole blood to
the mother of the said Edmund Core, James Justice, a brother of the half blood to
the mother of the said Edmund Core, and Catharine Mears, the wife of Thomas Mears,
a sister of the half blood to the mother of the said Edmund Core, Elizabeth Savage,
wife of John Savage, half sister to the said Core's mother, and no other maternal
uncles nor aunts nor their descendants; the said William Justice is since dead leaving
three children, viz: Tinney White, the wife of James White, Polly Fletcher, the wife
of Henry Fletcher, and Joice Laylor, your orators & oratrixes, to whom the said land
NOTE: Sinah Justice's sister Sarah, not Polly, married
Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1810
Census in Accomack Co., VA (Powell 1800, 1810, 1820 Census, p. 55). he census
reads: Bayly, Thomas S., 1 male to 26, 1 male 45+ 2 females to 26, 1 female 45+ 11
Thomas made a will on 1 June 1827 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated
26 November 1827 (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 40).; An abstract of his will reads:
BAYLY, THOMAS SIMPSON, 1 June 1827 - 26 November 1827 - To wife Ann during
her life all my lands in Bayly's Neck whereon I now reside adjoining the gut nearly
opposite Wlliam Finney's dwelling house ... adjoining the road to the gate leading
to the settlement where my son John J. Bayly now resides ... adjoining ... below
the house herein John Custis now resides, then down the gut to Onancock Creek. And
my Negroes Jim, Abel, Peter Sr. Rebecca, Keziah, Leah & Hetta. Also the balance of
my personal Estate except as noted. To son John J. Bayly my tract of land southward
& westward of the above & my Negroes Daniel, Peter Jr. Lilly, Mary & Nanny & ...
& Also my lands in Bayly's Neck. To daughter Caty Melvin Negroes Shadrack, Edmund,
Lewis, Arthur, Isaac, Abel (Jr.) Jacob, Ansa, Kessa, Sarah, Edy, Rachel, Agnes &
Eliza. Brother John Bayly & son John J. Bayly Extrs. Witt: John Finney, Rachel
Guy, & William Revell.Probate: James Ashby & Thomas Sturgis securities
Simpson Bayly and Ann Justice had the following children:
1. John J. Bayly
was born in Accomack Co., VA, on 30 January 1789 (Sally P. Sturgis Bayly Bible).
John died on 13 April 1858 (Sally P. Sturgis Bayly Bible). Conflicting evidence
states that he died on 3 April 1858 (WalczykDeath Register, p. 10). The death
register reads: Bayly, John J., w/m, 6 Apr 1858 in ACC, cancer, 70 yrs, c/o Bayly,Thos.
S. & Bayly, Ann, born in ACC, farmer, Bayly, husband of Sallie P. Bayly. Wm. P. Son
g/info.He married Sally Polk Sturgis on 28 December 1815 (Sally Sturgis Bayly) in
Accomack Co., VA. Sally was born in Accomack Co., VA, on 30 January 1799 (Sally Sturgis
Bayly). She died on 22 November 1864 (Sally P. Sturgis Bayly Bible).
made a will on 8 June 1858 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated 26 April 1858 (Miles&
MilesWills, p. 32). An abstract of his will reads:
J. - 8 June 1858 / 26 April 1858 - To my son James H. Bayly the lower part of my
land from a line between the lot where Thomas Russell lives & the place where William
H. White now resides & then straight across the neck to a persimmon tree on Onancock
Creek & also a privilege of timber & land in the swamp equal with my other 3 sons
& also Negroes Lucinda, Edmund & Phillip & $300 & my new canoe ... To my son Josiah
L. Bayly that part of my land included between Onancock & Spoon Creeks next to James
H. Bayly's land bounded on the lower side by James H. Bayly's line, on the upper
side by line commencing from a line pine against William Finney's house & thence
across the neck to a bunch of walnut trees on Onancock Creek & also my Negroes Kizire,
Daniel & Arthur Jr. & also equal privilege of timber & land in the swamp ... To my
son Thomas S. Bayly that part of my land next to Josiah L. Bayly's, including the
house where I live, starting from Onancock Creek & up the mouth of Salisbury Gut,
thence up the gut & branch to a Spanish oak thence to a line pine on the neck road,
thence ... to a large black gum on Spoon Creek, down the creek to a line pine opposite
William Finney's house & thence down Josiah L. Bayly's line to Onancock Creek & also
Negroes Peter Sr., Leah & Arthur Sr. & also an equal privilege of timber & land in
the swamp & ...& To my grandson John J. Bayly Jr., son of Charles H. Bayly dec'd
that part of my land where John Guy now lives bounded on the north by Thomas S. Bayly's
line & a large black gum on Spoon Creek, thence up the creek & gut to Dawson's bridge
to a sycamore tree on the Slutkill Neck road, thence up the said road, thence to
a cedar post on Onancock Creek, thence down the creek to Salisbury Gut & thence up
the gut to a line pine on the neck road & also Negroes Martha & boy William of Adah
& if he dies without lawful heirs, then to his sister Sarah C. Bayly, daughter of
Charles H. Bayly dec'd & if they both die without heirs, then to my 4 sons. To my
son William P. Bayly the upper part of my lands bounded by John J. Bayly Jr. on Slutkill
Neck road up said road to the public lane, down the lane to the public landing, thence
down Leatherbury's Creek to Onancock Creek, thence down the creek & thence down John
J. Bayly Jr.'s line to a cedar line post on the Slutkill Neck road & also a parcel
of land in the swamp adjoining Capt. William Rodgers & others on the one side at
the head of the Public Lane & thence to the land of George F. Snead's heirs & also
an equal privilege in the timber & land in the swamp & Negroes Peter Jr., Mark &
Adah & ... To my granddaughter Virginia S. Bayly, daughter of John T. Bayly dec'd,
that part of my land lying over the public road, bounded on the southwest by William
Finney's land, on the southeast by the public lane & down the Sluthkill Neck road
to Dawson's bridge, including the school house & branch & also a privilege in my
swamp for firewood & log timber & if she dies without an heir the last named legacy
to my 3 daughters. To my granddaughter Sarah C. Bayly, daughter of Charles H. Bayly
dec'd, 12 acres of swamp land adjoining the land of Charles H. Bayly's heirs, Ebern
Bird's heirs & others, purchased of William Melvin & Margaret Bayly dec'd & also
1/8 of my personal property remaining ... & if she dies without an heir, then to
John J. Bayly Jr., son of Charles H. Bayly dec'd & Virginia S.Bayly, daughter of
John T. Bayly dec'd. To my daughter Sarah A. White my boy Alfred of Comfort. To
my 3 daughters Elizabeth A. White, Margaret S. Kellam & Sarah A. White all of my
personal property not before devised. Thomas S. Bayly, William P. Bayly, Josiah L.
Bayly & James H. Bayly Extrs. Witt: Tully A. T. Joynes, William S. Rodgers & Perry
A. Leatherbury. Codicil: 18 Mar 1858 - I hereby revoke the part of my will in which
I gave the school house to my granddaughter & hereby give the school house, desks
& benches, but not the land upon which it is situated, to my sons William P. Bayly
& Thomas S. Bayly & Tully A. T. Joynes in trust to be used by the neighborhood.
Witt: Tully A. T. Joynes & William S. Rodgers.
John J. Bayly and Sally
Polk had the following children: i. Charles H. Bayly born 9 February 1817, died 16
January 1855; ii. Elizabeth A. Bayly born 13 October 1819, died 30 November 1857;
iii. John Bayly born 20 October 1821; iv. Margaret S. Bayly born 21 February 1824;
v. John T. Bayly born 18 December 1825, died 14 July 1849; vi. Sarah Ann Bayly born
16 July 1828; vii. Thomas S. Bayly born 15 June 1830, died 30 July 1886; viii. William
P. Bayly born 28 January 1833, died 5 February 1881; ix. Josiah L Bayly born July
23 1835 died 25 August 1861; x. James H. Bayly born 26 December 1837, died 20 January
1916 (Sally P. Sturgis Bayly Bible).
2. Catherine Bayly was born in Accomack
Co., VA, circa 1795. She married Avery Melvin on 16 October 1813 in Accomack Co.,
VA, (Turman Marriages, p. 200). The record reads: Aora Melvin to Caty Bayly
of Thomas, 16 October 1813. William Seymour security. In John Bayly's will on 4 September
1837 in Accomack Co., VA, Catherine was named as an heir. It was probated 25 December
1837 (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 34).
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Bayly family Bible record, 1789-1916. (Sally P. Sturgis Bayly) Archives and Manuscripts Room; Manuscripts; 32809 MBRC 29; Library of Virginia.
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