Sir Nicholas Bayly, 2nd Baronet

Sir Nicholas Bayly, 2nd Baronet (1709 – 9 December 1782), was a British landowner and Member of Parliament.


Nicholas Bayly

Plas Newydd Anglesey House NW view.jpg
Plas Newydd, seat of the Bayly family
Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey
In office
25 November 1761 – 1 August 1782
MonarchGeorge III
Preceded byThe Earl of Cholmondeley
Succeeded byThe Earl of Uxbridge
Personal details
Born1709 (1709)
Died9 December 1782 (1782-12-10)
Spouse(s)(1) Caroline Paget
(d. 1766)
(2) Anne Hunter
(d. 1818)
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin

Background and educationEdit

Bayly was the eldest son of Sir Edward Bayly, 1st Baronet, and Dorothy, daughter of the Hon. Oliver Lambart. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He succeeded his father as second Baronet in 1741, inheriting Plas Newydd near Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey.[1]

Political careerEdit

Bayly was returned to Parliament for Anglesey in 1734, a seat he held until 1741,[1][2] and again between 1747 and 1761[1][2] and 1770 and 1774.[1][2] In 1761 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey, which he remained until shortly before his death in 1782.[1]


Bayly married firstly Caroline Paget, daughter of Brigadier General Thomas Paget (died 1741), Governor of Menorca, and Mary Whitcombe, in 1737. They had six sons and five daughters:[3][4]

  1. Edward, died unmarried 30 June 1753
  2. Henry, who succeeded to the baronetcy
  3. Nicholas Bayly, who died 7 June 1812, leaving a widow and ten children
  4. Thomas, died as an infant
  5. Brownlow, died as an infant
  6. Paget Bayly, who was born in 1753 and died 15 November 1804, having married on 25 August 1791 a Miss Colepepper and had issue: an only son, who died 1 November 1801; Louisa Augusta, who married in April 1810 Sir Edward Perrott; and Rose Maria, who married in December 1812 G. A. Coleman
  7. Mary, who died 20 October 1790, having married Stephen Metcalfe, of Sereby, Lincolnshire
  8. Dorothy, who died 24 September 1764, having married the Hon. George Forbes.
  9. Caroline, died 1786, unmarried
  10. Gertrude, died 1761, unmarried
  11. Louisa, born 4 December 1750, and married 6 April 1789 Captain Thomas Poplett, RN.[5]

After his first wife's death on 7 February 1766, Bayly married secondly Anne (née Hunter). They had a son Lewis Bayly in 1775, Lewis later added the surname Wallis and became a General in the Army. Bayly died in December 1782 and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son from his first marriage, Henry, who had already succeeded as 10th Baron Paget through his mother in 1769 and was later created Earl of Uxbridge. He was the father of Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, hero of the Battle of Waterloo. Lady Bayly died in May 1818.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Sir Nicholas Bayly, 2nd Bt.
  2. ^ a b c House of Commons: Andover to Armagh South
  3. ^ Peter D.G. Thomas, BAYLY, Nicholas (1709-82), of Plas Newydd, Anglesey. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970).
  4. ^ Peter D.G. Thomas, BAYLY, Sir Nicholas, 2nd Bt. (1709-82), of Plas Newydd, Anglesey in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790 (1964).
  5. ^ Edmund Lodge, The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage (London, 1832) p. 20.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Hugh Williams
Member of Parliament for Anglesey
Succeeded by
John Owen
Preceded by
John Owen
Member of Parliament for Anglesey
Succeeded by
Owen Meyrick
Preceded by
The Viscount Bulkeley
Member of Parliament for Anglesey
Succeeded by
Nicholas Bayly
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Owen Meyrick
Custos Rotulorum of Anglesey
Succeeded by
The Earl of Uxbridge
Preceded by
The Earl of Cholmondeley
Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey
Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by
Edward Bayly
(of Plas Newydd and Mount Bagenall)
1741 – 1782
Succeeded by
Henry Paget