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Joseph Baylis (1770–1855)

Joseph Baylis enlisted as a private in the New South Wales Corps 37th Regiment at Chatham, Kent, England on 25 Jun 1789. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Surprize as part of the Second Fleet. In 1793 he and his brother John were sent to Norfolk Island aboard the ship Kitty. Both were granted land there. Joseph returned on the Supply in November 1794; John had returned nine months earlier. He was discharged from the Corps in April 1803. He was granted 150 acres of land in the district of Evan which he sold to Andrew Thompson in 1806. He enlisted in the NSW Veteran Company in 1810 and was invalided out in 1813. By 1825 he was living at Bathurst.

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  • Bayles, Joseph
  • Bayliss, Joseph
  • Bailess, Joseph
  • Baylis, James

18 March, 1770
Dudley, Staffordshire, England


18 March, 1855 (aged 85)
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

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