Edmund was born circa 1670 in Accomack County, Virginia. He was the son of Major Richard Bayly and Mary Jones. Edmund married Hannah Scarburgh before 1685. Hannah was the daughter of Col. Edmund Scarburgh and Ursula Whittington. It is also uncertain when Hannah died, but it had to be before 1717 due to the fact Edmund re-married in 1717 to Hannah's cousin Mary. Mary was the daughter of Col Edmund Scarburgh's brother, Charles and Elizabeth Bennett.
Edmund's home was known as The Hermitage and was located in Craddockville, Accomack County, Virginia. Pictures and history of the home is included below.
On November 15, 1707, Edmund Bayly was named in his brother Richard Bayly Jr's will as one of the overseers.
Edmund made a will on 6 February 1718 at Accomack Co, VA.: He named a wife Mary; daughters Elizabeth Crippen and Tabitha; son Edmund (under age); and a nephew Wittington Bayly. He left all his land on the seaside containing 800 acres to his son Edmund and for want of heirs to unborn child, if a boy, but if a girl he gave 1/2 the personal estate given by this will to his son Edmund to the said child. Should his wife not be with child & his son died without issue, he gave 350 acres to his daughter Elizabeth and the remaining part of his land to his daughter Tabitha. To wife Mary all her estate that belonged to her deceased husband Charles Bayly and all legacies left her by her deceased husband. Edmund Scarburgh, Morris Shephard and Henry Scarburgh to inventory his estate. Son Edmund to be under the guide and direction of his uncle Morris Shepeard. Wife and son Edmund were executors. Witnesses were Henry Scarburgh, Morris Shepard and Seb: Cropper. Three pages of the will is included below. Edmund's will was probated on 2 April 1718 at Accomack Co, VA.
Family 1 Hannah Scarburgh
Children: 1. Elizabeth Bayly b. c 1686; married Thomas Crippen 2. Edmund Bayly (II)+ b. c 1698, d. b 26 Mar 1751 3. Tabitha Bayly b. c 1702
Family 2 Mary Scarburgh
Child 1. Southy Bayly b. 1718
Edmund Bayly House, also known as Hermitage, is a
historic home located at Craddockville, Accomack
County, Virginia. It was built in two stages between 1769
and 1787, and is a 1-story, five-bay, brick-ended frame
house. It has a gable roof with dormers. The interior
features fine Georgian woodwork, including an
impressive parlor chimney piece with flanking
cupboards, and a handsome stair. Also on the property
are a contributing kitchen outbuilding, renovated for use
as a guest house, and a shed.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places
in 1982. - Source Wikipedia
The Kitchen outbuilding that was renovated for use as a guest house and a shed
Edmund Bayly's Will, page 113
Edmund Bayly's Will, page 114
Wills, Deeds, and Orders (Accomack County, Virginia); General Indexes to Wills, 1663-1922; Author: Virginia. County Court (Accomack County); Probate Place: Accomack, VirginiaSources: Miles Files 22.2 100’s of Families from the Eastern Shore, from Charlemagne to the early 1900’s URL: https://espl-genealogy.org/MilesFiles/site/p251.htm#i25091 Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 37 (will of Richard Bayly Jr.)John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 446 (Utie-Bennett Family Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 57 (will of Edmund Bayly). Accomack Co, VA, Wills, Deeds & c., 1715-29, part I (typed), p. 113. Edmund Bayly House - Wikipedia, URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Bayly_House Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR), URL: https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/VLR_to_transfer/PDFNoms/001-0021_Hermitage_1982_Final_Nomination.pdf Wills, Deeds, and Orders (Accomack County, Virginia); Deeds, Wills, Etc. 1715-1729. Author: Virginia. County Court (Accomack County); Probate Place: Accomack, Virginia. Page 113-114, Image 149-150 of 988 Wills, Deeds, and Orders (Accomack County, Virginia); General Indexes to Wills, 1663-1922; Author: Virginia. County Court (Accomack County); Probate Place: Accomack, Virginia, page 186