Birth: 1662 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Not Known

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 28 September 1741 - Aged 79

Place or Registered Place of Death: Tenny Park, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Place of Burial: Delgany, County Wicklow, Ireland

Father: Major Nicholas Bayly (1620-1689)

Mother: Dorothy Anne Hall

Spouse(s): Dorothy Lambart

Date of Marriage: 28 August 1708

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Dublin, Ireland


Nicholas Bayly (1707-1782)
Edward Bayly - Dean of Ardfert
Lambart Bayly (1710-1747)
Captain Charles Bayly R.N. (1709-)
Dorothea Bayly
Arabella Bayly
Anne Lucinda Bayly
Bagnall Bayly
Caroline Bayly


Sir Edward Bayly, 1st Bt. was the son of Nicholas Bayly and Dorothy Hall. He and Dorothy Lambart obtained a marriage license on 28 August 1708. He died on 28 September 1741. He was buried at Delgany, County Wicklow, Ireland. His will (dated 10 October 1741) was probated in 1742, as of Tinny Park, County Wicklow.

Sir Edward Bayly, 1st Bt. held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Newry [Ireland] between 1704 and 1714. In 1712 he succeeded to the estates in Angelsey and in Ireland of his cousin, Nicholas Bagenall. He held the office of Sheriff of County Down in 1730. He was created 1st Baronet Bayly, of Placenewyd, co. Anglesey and Mount Bagenall, co. Louth [Ireland] on 4 July 1730.

Lewis Bayly was a Welshman of obscure origins, whose date and place of birth are uncertain, but he was most likely born around the year 1570 somewhere in the Carmarthenshire area. He studied at Oxford University, entered the Church, served as Chaplain to Henry, Prince of Wales, and later as tutor to Charles (both sons of James I before becoming the Bishop of Bangor.

Most importantly he took for his second wife one Anna Bagenal the daughter of a Henry Bagenal of Castle Newry in Ireland. By this means Lewis Bayly's grandson Edward Bayly inherited the Plas Newydd estate in Anglesey together with some estates in Ireland, thereby becoming a landed gentleman and obtained the title of baronet in 1730 in recognition thereof.

Universal Spectator and Weekly Journal - Saturday October 10, 1741
Dublin, Sept. 29. Last Sunday died, at his seat at Tenny-Park in the County of Wicklow, Sir Edward Bayly, Bart. in the 80th year of his age. He was a gentleman of the strictest honour, most courteous behaviour, very hospitable and charitable, which makes his death universally lamented by all that had the honour of his acquaintance. His grandfather, Dr. Lewis Bayly, Bishop of Bangor, was Preceptor to King Charles the First, and was the author of that excellent book call'd The Practice of Piety. Sir Edward's father was Major under the said King, and after the Restoration was made Colonel by King Charles the Second, and Governor of Galway and the Isles of Aran. Sir Edward is succeeded in Honour and an estate of 3000 l. a year, by his eldest son, now Sir Nicholas Bayly, Bart. His seat is esteemed very beautiful, as to situation, having a delightful prospect of the sae, where ships are daily seen, the country round finely improved, the gardens inferior to none in that Kingdom, and what is most remarkable, and has drwan to that place thousands of the inhabitants of Ireland, and many curious persons from other parts of Europe, is a very beautiful theatre, form's in the midst of a wood, the stage, boxes, &c. of evergreens, and the whole contriv's in the most elegant taste. On this theatre some persons of distinction, several years ago, performed for their diversion, at which time the wood was illuminated with a number of lamps, in a very beautiful manner.

Edward Bayly
1st Bart. of Plas Newydd