Samuel Otto Baijer or Bayer

1781 - 1835

Claimant or beneficiary


Awardee for the Pares estate as owner-in-fee and unsuccessful claimant (again as owner-in-fee) for Cochrane's estate, both in Antigua; the compensation for the latter was paid to mortgagees. Son of Rowland Otto Baijer who was the first cousin of Baijer Otto Baijer (q.v.) and great-nephew of Rachael Warner nee Pare (q.v.).

  1. Samuel Otto Bayer [sic] married Elizabeth Mary Edwards, daughter of Kath. Edwards [and of Zachary Bayly Edwards], at Marylebone, 19/01/1807. '[Marriages] At St. Mary-le-bone, Sam. Otto Bayer, Esq of the Island of Antigua, to Miss Edwards, eldest daughter of the late Zachary Edwards, Esq., of Jamaica.' They had a son Rowland Archibald Bayer born 09/03/1812 and baptised 09/04/1812 in St Catherine, Jamaica. Elizabeth Mary Baijer died at Dove Hall in Jamaica in 1813, while Samuel Otto Baijer of Pares estate died in Philadelphia 1835 aged 54.

  2. The estates passed to Owen Pell (q.v.) by his marriage to Elizabeth Mary, daughter of Samuel Otto Baijer, in 1839.


T71/ Antigua nos. 333 and 335; Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua, Vol I., 'Pedigree of Baijer', pp. 18-31 at pp. 18-19. The will of Samuel Otto Baijer's father Rowland Otto Baijer was proved in 1805, PROB 11/1434/204, despite Oliver's tentative suggestion that Rowland Otto Baijer was still alive in 1813 and died before 1821.

  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; batch no. M01171-6; The Athanaeum, Vol. 1 p. 200 (Feb. 1807);, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; Anonymous, Antigua and the Antiguans: a full account of the history of the colony (reprinted Cambridge University Press, 2010) p. 223.

  2. Select Committee on Sugar and Coffee Planting, 4th Report, PP1847-48 (184) XXIII Pt. II, pp. 23, 25.

Further Information

Elizabeth Mary Edwards
Rowland Archibald; Elizabeth Mary

Associated Claims (2)

£2,087 18s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)
£2,551 18s 1d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1816 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
This was a posthumous relationship. Owen Pell married Elizabeth Mary Baijer in 1839, four years after Samuel Otto Baijer's death....
Other relatives
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Samuel Otto Baijer was the great-nephew of Rachael Warner née...
Great-nephew → Great-uncle
Son → Father
Other relatives
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Samuel Otto Baijer's father Rowland was the first cousin of Baijer Otto...