Rev. William Henry Ricketts Bayley

???? - 10th Apr 1872

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Alexander Bayley of Jamaica, and Church of England clergyman.

  1. Born Jamaica, educated Eton, St John's Cambridge, Church of England curate of Little-on-severn Gloucester 1831, PC of Stapleton 1842-7, Vicar of Nailsea nr Bristol 1860-72.

  2. Marriage of William Henry Ricketts Bayley of St John's College Cambridge and Malvern Estate in the Island of Barbados, to Mary, eldest dau. of John Lyall Esq. Bedford Sq., Brighton Sussex.

  3. Living at the Parsonage, Nailsea, Somerset in the census of 1861, age 59 born Jamaica with his wife Mary Bayley age 53, daughter Mary Lyall Bayley age 21, a visitor Sarah Ann Bayley widow age 76 and a Jamaican-born servant, Elizabeth Mary Bayley, unmarried age 41, plus 2 other female servants. Living at 2 Princes Buildings, Weston-Super-Mare in the census of 1871 with his wife Mary and Hester Protheroe age 60, a visitor born in Bristol.

  4. Rev. William Henry Ricketts Bayley, late of Nailsea, who died 10/04/1872, proved 06/07/1872 by relict Mary of 1 Dunton Villas Kingston-on-Thames and Francis Souper Bayley of Churchill Somerset (and one other non-family executor), effects under £600.

  5. The Malvern estate in Barbados appears to have come to William Henry Ricketts Bayley under the will of Sir Francis Souper Bayley (1789-1824), whose will was proved 17/05/1825 and who died in Penang, where he was recorder, in 1824.


T71/899 Barbados claim no. 4146 (Malvern).

  1. CCEd [database online] Person ID 8132;, Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online].

  2. Times 27/07/1829 p. 3.

  3. 1861 census online. 1871 census online.

  4. National Probate Calendar 1872.

  5. PROB 11/1698;, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line], 1829 - Barbados.

Further Information

Mary Lyall
Francis Souper
Wealth at death
Cambridge (St John's) [1821-25 ]
Legal Education
Inner Temple [1823 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (2)

£5,241 5s 11d
£3,272 14s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman)

Associated Estates (1)

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] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

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The Malvern estate was inherited by William H. R. Bayley from Sir Francis Souper Bayley who died in Penang, where he was Recorder, in 1824 age...

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Son → Mother
Legatee → Testator
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The men were also...

Addresses (2)

2 Princes Buildings, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, South-west England, England
Parsonage, Nailsea, Somerset, South-west England, England