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Bayley, Jacob, 1726-1815



  • Existence: 1726 - 1815


Revolutionary War General. He moved to Hampstead, New Hampshire, and was a Captain with the British in the French and Indian War, later receiving promotion to Colonel. He settled in Newbury, Vermont in 1764 and was one of the founders of the town, serving as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and Justice of the Peace. In 1776 he was named to Vermont's Council of Safety and appointed Brigadier General of the Vermont Militia. That year he began work on the famed Bayley-Hazen Military Road to connect Newbury to St. Johns, Quebec. Later in 1776 Bayley was appointed Commissary General of the Continental Army's Northern Department.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Whiting deed

Identifier: Mss 768275.4
Mss 768275.4
Date(s): 1768-04-25
Scope and Contents

Deed from Jacob Bayley, John Taplin, Joseph Chamberlain, Moses Thursten, et al., owners and proprietors of township of Newbury to Benjamin Whiting for sale of land. Witnessed by Frye Bayley and Peleg Williams before Jacob Bayley, Justice of the Peace. Recorded by Jacob Trent, Town Clerk, Newbury, Vt 1786 [i.e. 1768] June 9. Copy attested by Asa Tenny, Town Clerk, 1803 November 23.

Israel Morey letter

Identifier: Mss 780569
Mss 780569
Date(s): 1780-10-19
Scope and Contents

In a letter to Generals Bayley and Bellows, Israel Morey in Orford does not believe all men on road for Coos can be wanted unless there are more of the enemy than he has heard of. Between Orford and Northfield there are 1000 men and this morning 200 more passed thru Orford. He is awaiting orders.

J. Bayley bills

Identifier: Mss 816520
Mss 816520
Date(s): 1816-09-20

In English.

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