John Bailey1

M, #1075
Last Edited: 10 Dec 2013




  • Note*: "one of the purchasers from the Indians of the site of Elizabeth, N.J." [occurred 1664]1
  • Note: a) Regarding petition to purchase land for Elizabeth NJ, paraphrase: John Bailies & others of Jamaica ...petitioned Sept 26 1664...then the new English governor Nicholls, in place for one month, gave permission to buy...which they did 28 Oct 1664
    b) p. 51 Sept 8 1665 "John Bayles of Jamaica in Yorkshire upon Long Is. sells his interest [in Elizabeth] to Philip Carteret [This was controversial with others]
    c) p. 60: "John Bailies [Baylie, Baily] the first signer of the petition of 1664, was, probably, the same who had resided at Guilfort, Ct., in 1642. A John Baily was admitted a freeman of Ct., May 21, 1657, and was chosen constable at Hartford March 16, 1656/7. This may have been his son. Previous to 1662, he had removed to Jamaica, L.I., where he was familiarly called "Goodman Baylie", and was licensed to keep an Ordinary for the town. He was one of the four patentees of this town [Elizabeth], but, probably, did not become a resident, as he disposed of his interest here, Sep 8 1665, to Gov. Carteret, for a 'valuable sun'. He was still living at Jamaica in 1683."
    d) cites: Macdonald's Jamaica, p. 33. Ct. Col. Records, I. 297, 326. Thompson's L.I. 468. N.Y. Doc. History, II, 521.2


  1. [S241] John S. Wurts Magna Charta.
  2. [S205] History of Elizabeth, New Jersey. by Edwin F Hatfield. publ. 1868, Carlton & Lanahan, NY.