John Bayless

10 July 1617–18 October 1682 (Age 65)
Norwich, Norfolk, England

The Life of John

When John Bayless was born on 10 July 1617, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, his father, David Bayles, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Watts, was 19. He married Rebecca Stillwell on 12 March 1639, in Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 12 daughters. He lived in Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States in 1635 and Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America in 1669. He died on 18 October 1682, in Jamaica, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 65, and was buried in Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bayless
1617–1682
Rebecca Stillwell
1620–1693
Marriage: 12 March 1639
Thomas Bayles
1636–1690
Hannah Baylis
1640–1720
John Bayles Jr
1641–1696
Stephen Bailey
1642–1715
John Bayles
1642–1696
Elias Bayles
1645–1699
Elizabeth Bayles
1646–1693
Thomas BAYLESS
1647–1689
Ruth Bayless
1659–1739
Elizabeth Bayles
Jonathan Bayles
Rebecca Bayles
1643–
Elias BAYLESS
1645–1699
Mary Bayless
1645–1733
Rebecca BAYLES
1645–
Rebecca Baylis
1645–1670
Elizabeth BAYLESS
1646–1723
Jonathan Bayless
1650–1682
Elias Baylis
1653–
Damaris Bayles
1656–1682
Abigail BAYLESS
1658–1682

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 March 1639
Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

    David Bayles

    Male1585–1665Male

    Elizabeth Watts

    Female1598–1678Female

siblings

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World Events (4)

1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

Age 3

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
1642 · The English Civil War

Age 25

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.
1664

Age 47

After the English took over in the 1660s, the colony was renamed New York, after the Duke of York

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bayliss .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Bayless Family History

Quoted from "Genealogy and History of the Newkirk, Hamilton and Bayless Families" by Thomas J Newkirk THE BAYLESS FAMILY. The first authentic record of the Bayless, or Bayles, family, was the appeara …

Sources (3)

  • John Bayless (Baylis, Bayles or Baylies), "Find A Grave Index"
  • Genealogy and History of the Newkirk, Hamilton and Bayless Families
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Bailey - Individual or family possessions: birth:

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