Sir Francis Souper Bayley

19th Dec 1789 - 16th Oct 1824


Previous owner of Malvern estate in Barbados.

  1. Son of Francis Bayley of the island of Barbados, matriculated Queen's College, Oxford, 20/10/1808 age 18; BA 1812; MA 1815. Admitted to the Inner Temple, 24/05/1816.

  2. Recorder of Penang in 1824: "Sir Francis Souper Bayley, appointed successor to Sir Ralph Rice, assumed duties on the 26th August 1824, but died within two months after his arrival."

  3. Monumental inscription in St John's church, Barbados: "Sir Francis Souper Bayley Knt of Malvern In this island. He died in the island of Penang (of which he was Recorder) on the 16th of Octr 1824 in the 35th year of his age". The will of Sir Francis Souper Bayley of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex was proved 17/05/1825. In it he left Malvern (and the enslaved people on it) in trust for William Henry Ricketts Bayley, the son of his [the testator's] uncle Alexander Bayley.


  1. Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]. James Whishaw, A Synopsis of the members of the English Bar (London, Stevens and Sons, 1835) p. 11.

  2. Malaya Law Review (Singapore, 1969) Vol. 11 p. 95.

  3. Vere Langford Oliver, The monumental inscriptions in the churches and churchyards of the island of Barbados, British West Indies (London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1915) p. 186. PROB 11/1698/393.

We are grateful to Peter Schofield for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Oxford (Queen's College) [1808-1812 ]
Legal Education
Inner Temple [1816 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£5,241 5s 11d
Previous owner (not making a claim)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1808 [EA] - 1824 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Previous owner

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Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
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