Bayly (Baily), Thomas Haynes (Haines) 13.oct.1797-22.apr.1839 England Somerset, Bath - Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
poet, novelist, 1814 he entered his father's office for the purpose of studying the law, studied law at Winchester and having decided to enter the church he studied for 3 years at St Mary Hall Oxford, after his studies he traveled Scotland and Dublin, January 1824 returned to London, having given up all idea of the church, he determined to win fame as a lyric poet, 11.jul.1826 in Cheltenham he married the daughter of Mr. Benjamin Hayes, Marble Hill, county Cork, the profits from his literary labours were at the time very considerable and his income was increased by his wife's dowry, the young couple resided at Lord Ashtown's villa called Chessel on the Southampton river, his most popular songs were set to music by Bishop, Knight, Lee and Loder, 1831 he became in financial difficulties because his investment in coal mines proved unproductive, from 1837 his health declined and after suffering and recovering from several diseases he finally died from dropsy in Cheltenham leaving a widow Helena Becher Hayes at 22 Oxford Terrace in London Paddington

Title Parts

[] Long, long ago. Song
words and music Thomas Haynes Bayly

[] Are these tiding in your vessel. Song
words and music Thomas Haynes Bayly
pub Warren's Music Store, New York 1835

[] No, ne'er can thy home be mine. Song
pub Lee and Walker, Philadelphia

[] The bower. Ballad
[] The carrier dove. Ballad
[] The circassian. Ballad
[] The deserter. Ballad
[] Fly away pretty moth. Ballad
[] I would be a butterfly. Song
[] Perfection. Farce
regarded as his best dramatic work, penned in his notebook during a journey by stagecoach from Bath to London. It was declined by many theatrical managers, but ultimately Madame Vestris, to whom it was submitted, discovered its merits and produced it, the favourite actress herself appearing in it with great favour. Lord Chesterfield, who was present on the first night, declared that he never saw a better farce. The piece became a great favourite at private theatricals, and on one occasion it was produced with a cast including the Marchioness of Londonderry, Lord Castlereagh and Sir Roger Griesly

[] She wore a wreath of roses. Song
words Thomas Haynes Bayly, music Joseph Philip Knight (1812-1887)

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