John Diggles Bayley

1781 - 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


John Diggles [given as Digges] Bayley, son of Thomas Bayley and Mary Kennedy, and brother of Samuel Bayley (q.v.) and Robert Riddell Bayley (q.v.), and uncle of William Kennedy Bayley (1805-1863) (q.v.). Served with the rank of Captain in the St George's Battalion, Manchester Volunteers (1803). In 1843 listed as a subscriber to British Association for the Advancement of Science, address given as 4 Basinghall Street, London.

  1. His father Thomas Bayley of Booth Hall, heir-at law to his uncle John Diggles (1816), devised his property in Blackley, Manchester, England to his three sons - this likely did not include Booth Hall, which probably left the Bayley family around 1787. Samuel Bayley of the Stock Exchange in the city of London, gentleman, John Diggles Bayley of Manchester, merchant, and Bobert Biddell Bayley of Basinghall Street in the said city, gentleman, on trust.

  2. William Kennedy Bayley (1778-1806) had married in 1803 Isabella, the daughter of John Russell of Clarendon Jamaica. John Diggles, Samuel and Robert Riddell Bayley were the brothers of this first William Kennedy Bayley, who died in Jamaica. John Diggles Bayley was 'a merchant in Manchester'.


Liverpool Mercury, 2/1/1849.

  1. John Booker, A History of the Ancient Chapel of Blackley, in Manchester Parish (London, 1854), pp. 36-7:; email from Wendy Rees regarding Booth Hall, 05/06/2020.

  2. Ernest Axon, The family of Bayley of Manchester and Hope (Manchester, Privately printed, 1894) p. 45.

We are grateful to William Norton and Wendy Rees for their help compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John Digges Bayley

Associated Claims (1)

£2,429 18s 10d

Relationships (3)

Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (2)

Manchester, Lancashire, North-west England, England
4 Basinghall Street, London, Middlesex, London, England