BAYLY, Nicholas (1749-1814), of Plas Newydd, Anglesey

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1790

Family and Education

b. 1749, 3rd s. of Sir Nicholas Bayly, 2nd Bt.. m. Frances Nettlefold, 1s. 1da.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. Gds. 1762, lt. and capt. 1770, capt. and lt.-col. 1777; retired 1780.


Bayly was returned for Anglesey after a fierce contest, on his brother’s interest and at his expense. In Adam’s list of May 1784 he was classed as an Administration supporter; he voted for Pitt’s parliamentary reform proposals, 18 Apr. 1785; for Richmond’s fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786, and with Pitt over the Regency, 1788-9. There is no record of his having spoken in the House. In 1790 the seat at Anglesey was required for his brother’s son, and Bayly did not stand elsewhere. At the general election of 1796 he unsuccessfully contested Dover.  He died 7 June 1814.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond