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William Bayley


Banker. Member of the banking firm Rocke, Eyton, Campbell, Leighton and Bayley of Market Square, Shrewsbury.


Alum. Oxon.

Census returns of England and Wales 1841 (The National Archives: Public Record Office HO107/926/2/5/3), 1851 (HO107/1992/542/51)

Commercial directory for Shropshire

England, select births and christenings, 1538–1975 (, accessed 17 June 2019

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will registers (The National Archives: Public Record Office PROB 11/2219/387)

Shrewsbury School register, p. 71.


Alum. Oxon.: Alumni Oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1500–1886: … with a record of their degrees. Being the matriculation register of the university. Alphabetically arranged, revised, and annotated by Joseph Foster. 8 vols. London and Oxford: Parker & Co. 1887–91.

Commercial directory for Shropshire: Pigot & Co.’s national commercial directory; 1828–9; comprising a directory and classification of the merchants, bankers, professional gentlemen, manufacturers and traders, in all the cities, towns, sea-ports, and principal villages in the following counties, viz. Cheshire Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Shropshire. London and Manchester: J. Pigot & Co. 1828–9.

Shrewsbury School register: Shrewsbury School register. 1734–1908. Edited by J. E. Auden. Oswestry: Woodall, Minshall, Thomas and Co., Caxton Press. 1909.