John Bayford

???? - 1844

Claimant or beneficiary


Executor (and legatee) and son of Margaret Bayford (the Margaret Bayford widow of Chelsea whose will was proved 31/03/1825), brother of his co-claimant Harriet Bayford (q.v.) and trustee of the 1804 marriage settlement of William Wharton Rawlins and Margaret Bayford, his sister.

  1. Marriage of William Wharton Rawlins and Margaret Bayford 15/11/1804 St Marylebone

  2. Will of John Bayford of Doctors Commons proved 26/03/1844; will of Frances Bayford widow of [John Bayford of] Doctors Commons proved 25/09/1848. The couple had at least four daughters, at the marriage of one of whom, Angela Frances Bayford, to the Rev. Henry John Owen at St Luke's 16/06/1829, appears the signature of Wm Wilberforce among the witnesses. Another of their daughters married John Tighe Wells, the son of Nathaniel Wells (q.v.).

  3. John Bayford appears to have been the millenarian writer, author of Messiah's Kingdom (1820) and the co-patron (with the banker Henry Drummond) of the missionary and traveller Joseph Wolff, who in his memoirs paid tribute to his sponsor John Bayford, 'father of the present Dr Bayford'. Dr Bayford was Augustus Frederick Bayford, one of two sons of John and Frances Bayford.


T71/879 and T71/1295 St Kitts Nos. 420 and 638; PROB 11/1696.

  1., London, England Marriages and Banns 1754-1921 [database online].

  2. PROB 11/1994; PROB 11/2050;, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online] for Emily and Angela Frances;, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online] for Ellen Margaret and Julia;, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  3. Travels and Adventures of Joseph Wolff (London: Saunders, Otley & Co., 1861), Chapter XXXII, pp. 524-5.

Further Information

Emily (1806-), Angela Frances (1810-), Ellen Margaret (1813-), Julia (1814-)

Associated Claims (2)

£307 15S 8D
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£5,046 11S 3D

Relationships (3)

Brother → Sister
Son → Mother

Addresses (1)

Doctors' Commons, City of London, Middlesex, London, England