Edward BAYLY Jone BAYLY Alse GODFREY Francis BAYLY George BAYLY Elizabeth READE Mini tree diagram

Edward BAYLY

15781 - 1625

Life History


Born in Wiltshire.1

12th Feb 1605/6

Married Alse GODFREY in St John, Devizes, Wiltshire, England


Birth of son Edward BAYLY in Devizes.2

about 1610

Birth of daughter Jone BAYLY in Devizes

before 1618

Death of Alse GODFREY

20th Oct 1618

St John

20th Oct 1618

Married Elizabeth READE in Devizes, Wiltshire.4

Sarum Marriage License bonds:
Date 1618 Oct 5
Groom Edward BAILY aged 40 occupation: yeoman. Residing at Devizes St John, Wiltshire
Bride Elizabeth READ aged 17 residing at Devizes, Wiltshire
Notes: daughter of Francis,yeoman; to be married at Devizes St John


Birth of son Francis BAYLY in Devizes, Wiltshire.3


Birth of son George BAYLY in Devizes, Wiltshire

10th Mar 1624/5

Probate in ,London.2

16th Dec 1624

Wrote will in Devizes, Wiltshire, England.2


Died in Devizes, Wiltshire


Buried in Devizes, Wiltshire (St John The Baptist)


Probate in ,London.2

Second probate marking the coming of age of his son, Edward and him becoming sole executor of the will


  • Relationships must have been a little stormy in the Bayly household. In his will written in 1624 Edward included the very interesting paragraph:

    'And I do lastly by this my will request and desire that if any differences shall grow or arise between my said wife and children or any of them, that all such controversies shall be ended and determined by my said Executors....'

    The reason for this is most likely to be his eldest son Edward, born in 1607.  In 1624, Edward would have been seventeen years old, and would most certainly have been rebelling against any control of his step-mother who was only six years his senior - a recipe for discontent.

    Edward's will was probated twice.  The first was immediately after his death, the second (1628) was when his eldest son became of age and took over duties of executor.


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