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Baylis, John (1767–1835)

John Baylis, nailmaker, enlisted in the New South Wales Corps in 1789. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Active as part of the Third Fleet. In 1793 he and his brother Joseph were sent to Norfolk Island aboard the ship Kitty. Both were granted land there. Joseph returned on the ship Supply in November 1794; John had returned nine months earlier. In 1800 John was promoted to Sergeant and was discharged from the Corps in 1803. He was granted 200 acres of land in the district of Evan.

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Alternative Names
  • Bayless, John
  • Bailiss, John
  • Bailess, John
  • Bayliss, John
  • Bagless, John

20 September 1767
Dudley, Staffordshire, England


20 July 1835
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

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