Charles Nathaniel Bayly

1775 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Claimed as owner-in-fee of Roslin, Brimmer Hall, Trinity and Tryall in St Mary Jamaica, for which the compensation was paid to the executors of his brother-in-law, Job Mathew Raikes (q.v.). Also claimed unsuccessfully as a creditor for St George claim no. 342.

  1. Son of Nathaniel Bayly, a plantation-owner and MP, and his second wife Sophia Lagdalena Lamack. Married Lady Sarah Villiers, daughter of the 4th Earl of Jersey, 12/09/1799 in Tonbridge, Kent. Four children: Georgiana, William Villiers, Augusta Catherine and Charles George Villiers.

  2. Attended Westminster School and Trinity, Cambridge. "Adm. pens. (age 17) at TRINITY, June 17, 1794. S. of Nathaniel, of Hanwell, Middlesex [sometime of Jamaica]. School, Westminster. Elected scholar, 1795 (but not admitted on account of his refusal to take the statutable oath). Matric. Lent, 1796; B.A. 1798. Adm. at the Inner Temple, June 26, 1792. Called to the Bar, 1798. Never practised in England. Married Lady Sarah Villiers, dau. of George, Earl of Jersey, Sept. 12, 1799. Died Dec. 14, 1853. (Record of Old Westminsters.)"

  3. Living at Hampton Court Palace in the censuses of 1841 and 1851 with his wife Sarah, family and servants.

  4. Buried at St Mary Hampton, 24/12/1853 age 78.


T71/856 St Mary Nos. 262, 264, 265 & 266.

  1.,_West_Indian_plantation_owner [accessed 25/09/2012]. batch no. C03524-5.

  2., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

  3. 1841 and 1851 census online.

  4., London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

We are grateful for the help of Alice Munro-Faure with this entry. Ms Faure kindly provided us with a transcript of Charles Nathaniel Bayly's will as well as information on the family background.

Further Information

Lady Sarah Villiers
Georgiana, William Villiers, Augusta Catherine, Charles George Villiers

PROB 11/2185 - precis.

Charles Nathaniel Bayly of Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex.

Whereas I made a settlement at the time of my marriage for the provisions whereof I appropriated two of my estates called Tryall and Brimmer Hall in Jamaica. By this settlement a jointure of £4000 a year was to be paid to my widow and a sum of £20,000 to be raised for the portion of younger children. To this settlement (now I fear rendered little better than a dead letter) I refer my executors. The reduced state of West India property occasioned in the first place by the abolition of slavery and in the next by the admission of foreign slae grown sugar into British use has not only greatly impoverished me during the latter part of my life but has left me little or nothing to leave to my family from an income varying from 4 to £8000 so great have been the losses on the estates since 1838 (the year of Emancipation) that I am now reduced to an income of £300 a year out of which I am obliged to provide for my oldest son and other charges which diminish it to 220, and even this I owe to the liberality and I may say charity of my merchant. To my merhant Samuel Baker Esquire of Fenchurch Street London a considerable debt is due the dosposable property that I may have been possessed of is assigned over to him and most heartily do I hope (but greatly fear) that eventually he may be no sufferer by the friendship kindness and liberality he has always shown me.

And whereas I may possess many effects in my apartments in Hampton Court Palace. All these to my wife for her life. The portrait of my daughter Augusta by Hurlstone to my son-in-law John Davidson.

After the death of my wife, my effects to be distributed as follows:

the furniture, pictures, framed drawings and prints, objects of use and ornament, clocks, bronzes, china and glass together with all things appertaining to the kitchen pantry (excepting plate), larder and offices and all other effects saving those specifically devised to be sold. From the money arising my executors to reveice £100 to enable them to pay small debts and funeral expenses. Afterwards to pay to Samuel Baker Esquire (according to agreement) £300. My plate (of which there is but a small quantity left) I will to be divided in equal shares between my two sons William and Charles. My books and wine I also will to be sold on decease of my wife. Of my books each of my children together with my two grandchildren Duncan and Sophia Davidson selecting such as may be of or about the value of £5 as small memorials of me, Georgiana taking first choice, Augusta second, William third, Charles fourth, Duncan fifth and Sophia sixth.

The picture of Duncan and Sophia Davidson by Hurlstone I bequeath to John and Augusta Davidson.

The picture of Lady Sarah by Shee to my eldest son with a stipulation that after his death it may be sent as a present to Lord Jersey to be placed among the family portraits at Middleton Park.

To my two daughters I bequeath the pictures and miniatures being in the drawing room between the fire place and the window, Georgiana taking the first choice, Augsuta second and so on.

To my daughter Georgiana to whom I have already given my large green book letttered drawings by Rowlandson I leave my box of pebbles and the black and white marble clock which usually stands in the drawing room, as well as half the urnsir[?] books (the other half to her sister Augusta).

To my son-in-law John Davidson I bequeath the french clock which usually stands in my dressing room and to my daughter Augusta the screen which usually stands in the large bedroom.

Samuel Baker and my two sons William Villiers and Charles Villiers Bayly to be executors.

Signed 18/06/1850.

Proved at London 16/02/1854 by Samuel Baker.

Cambridge (Trinity) [1794-8 ]
Legal Education
Inner Temple [1792 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£1,924 8s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1807 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1807 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
C. N. Bayly was one of the witnesses at the wedding of Augusta Catharine Bayly to John Davidson in 183....

Addresses (1)

Hampton Court Palace, Hampton, Middlesex, London, England