Zachary Bayly Edwards

???? - 1800


Brother of Bryan Edwards the elder (q.v.), dying at Cheltenham in 1800.

  1. Zachary Bayly Edwards, Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 17) at ST JOHN'S, Feb. 15, 1772. [Youngest] s. of Bryan, deceased, and Elizabeth Bayly, late of Westbury, Wilts. [B. there.] School, private. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Nov. 4, 1771. Called to the Bar, Nov. 12, 1776. Of Chalcot House, Wilts. Had property in St Andrew's, Jamaica. Married Catherine, dau. of Rowland Otto-Baijer, Esq., of Antigua. Died Aug. 29, 1800, at Cheltenham. Buried there Sept. 2. (St John's Coll. Adm., IV. 236; G. Mag., 1800, II. 904; Gloucs. Notes and Queries, I. 297; Oliver, History of Antigua, I. 235.).

  2. Married Katherina Otto Bayer on 23 Dec 1783 at Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset.

  3. 29[th August] 1800 At Cheltenham [Death of] Zachary Bayly Edwards esq. of Chalcot House Wiltshire. Will of Zachary Bayly Edwards of St Thomas in the Vale County Middlesex Jamaica proved 20/03/1801. In the will he left his pen called Greenwich Park in St Andrew in trust to be sold. The Waterford estate in Barbados, he said, had been charged with £3000 to his wife under their marriage settlement by Rachel Warner. He secured an annuity of £600 p.a. to his wife Katherine Otto Baijer on his real estate other than Greenwich Park, and left £5000 each to his second son and four daughters.

We are grateful to Dr Sonia Baker for her assistance in compiling this entry.


  1., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]

  2., Wiltshire, England, Marriages, 1538-1837 [database online]

  3. Gentleman's Magazine (1800) Vol. 70 Part 2 p.904; PROB 11/1355/196.

Further Information

Catherine or Katharine Otto Baijer
John, Bryan, Frances Otto, Rachel Pare, Katherine Ceely, Eliza
St John's College, Cambridge
Legal Education
Lincoln's Inn [1771; called to the Bar 1776 ]

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1778 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Attorney
1778 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Attorney
1801 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1799 [EA] - → Owner

Relationships (5)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Father → Son
Uncle → Nephew
Deceased Husband → Widow

Addresses (2)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Chalcot House, Dilton Marsh, Wiltshire, Wessex, England