William Baylis

Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England

The Life of William

When William Baylis was born in 1781, in Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England, his father, Thomas Baylis, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Highnam, was 38. He married Mary Isles on 30 December 1816, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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William Baylis
Mary Isles
Marriage: 30 December 1816
Thomas Baylis
Ruth Baylis
Elizabeth Baylis
William Baylis

Spouse and Children

30 December 1816
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


    Thomas Baylis


    Ruth Baylis


    William Baylis



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World Events (8)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 6

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 8

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

Age 34

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bayliss .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Baylis, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Wm Baylis in entry for Ruth Baylis, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Wm Baylis in entry for Ruth Baylis, "England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900"

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