BAYLY, Sir Nicholas, 2nd Bt. (1709-82), 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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1734 - 1741
1747 - 1761
12 Apr. 1770 - 1774

Family and Education

b. 1709, 1st s. of Sir Edward Bayly, 1st Bt., of Plas Newydd by Dorothy, da. of Hon. Oliver Lambart and gd.-da. of Charles, 1st Earl of Cavan [1]. educ. Trinity, Dublin 1726. m (1) 28 May 1736, Caroline (d. 7 Feb. 1766), da. and h. of Brig.-Gen. Thomas Paget, 6s. 5da.; (2) Anne Hunter. suc. fa. 28 Sept. 1741.

Offices Held

Ld. lt. Anglesey 1761-82.


In 1754 Bayly was returned for Anglesey after a contest, and was classed by Dupplin as a Government supporter. In retrospect he wrote to Bute, 11 May 1764:1

In the early part of my life I had the honour to be taken notice of and was sincerely attached to the late Prince of Wales on which a