Baley (Bailey), Thomas 5th

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  • Name Baley (Bailey), Thomas 
    Suffix 5th 
    Christened 28 Jul 1745  Preston, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1768 - 1769  Voluntown, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Shown by marriage to Elizebeth Aylesworth and birth of son Thomas. 
    Land 9 Aug 1773  Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Baley Junr signed a 13-year lease for farmland at Little Hoosick [later Petersburgh] in the East Manor of Rensselaerwyck for an annual rent of 12 skipples of good winter wheat and four fat fowls (one skipple was about 3/4 of a bushel).
    Land description: "on the North by lands leased to Christian Gray & Henry Young Junr, on the East by the mountain, on the South & West by lands leased to Thomas Bayley". See image of lease below.
    Thomas 4th leased neighboring land the same day.  
    Military Service Abt 1777 -1780  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Thomas Baley, Stanton Baley, Elisha Baley and Nathan Tanner were enlisted men in the 6th Regiment, Albany County Militia (Land Bounty Rights).  
    Residence 1790  Stephen Town, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Household of Thomas Baily:
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 3
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2
    Free White Persons - Females: 3
    Number of Household Members: 8

    Household of Thomas Bailey, Jr.
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females: 2
    Number of Household Members: 3 
    • Both households are included here, because there were potentially three Thomas Baleys in Stephen Town in 1790: Thomas 4th (age 74), Thomas 5th (45) and Thomas 6th(21). As the middle person, Thomas 5th could be either senior or junior.
    Land 6 Apr 1793  Baley property, Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Baley sold to Stephen Van Rensselaer for £33 10s forty two acres of land in Petersburgh bounded on the north by Joshua Randall and Jacob Hakes, on the east by James Lewis, on the south by Dayfoot brook and the west by the [Little] Hoosick River.
    Signed Thomas Baley. (A comparison of the signatures suggests that this was Thomas 5th and not Thomas 4th.) 
    Person ID I1989  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Baley (Baly, Bayley, Bailey), Thomas 4th,   b. 13 Mar 1716, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1793, Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Stanton, Huldah,   b. 3 Jun 1716, Preston, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Apr 1739  Preston, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • Thomas and Huldah's marriage is listed in both the Groton and Preston volumes of the Barbour Collection.
    Family ID F704  Group Sheet

    Family Aylesworth, Elizabeth 
    Married 18 Aug 1768  Voluntown, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • married by Rev. Samuel Dorrance [6]
    Children 
     1. Baley (Bailey), Thomas 6th,   b. 24 May 1769, Voluntown, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F714  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Lease signed by Thomas Baley Junr 9 Aug 1773  for land at Little Hoosick [now Petersburgh] in the East Manor of Rensselaerwyck.
    Lease signed by Thomas Baley Junr 9 Aug 1773 for land at Little Hoosick [now Petersburgh] in the East Manor of Rensselaerwyck.
    Deed for sale of land in Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York by Thomas Baley to Stephen van Rensselaer, 4 Apr 1793.
    Deed for sale of land in Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York by Thomas Baley to Stephen van Rensselaer, 4 Apr 1793.
    This Thomas Baley is probably Thomas 5th and not Thomas 4th based on their signatures on the 1773 leases and this deed. If so, then Thomas 4th had probably died, as Thomas the 5th was no longer calling himself Thomas Junior.

    It appears that no Thomas Baley remained in Petersburgh after this sale of land as no Thomas appeared in the 1799 tax roles or the 1800 and later U.S. censuses of Petersburgh.

    Note: This deed appears as a Rensselaerwyck lease not a deed on the New York State Library website.
    Signatures of Baley Family Members Taken from Rensselaerwyck Documents.
    Signatures of Baley Family Members Taken from Rensselaerwyck Documents.
    Note that the signature on the 1793 deed differs from that of Thomas Baly (Thomas 4th) on his 1773 lease both in the spelling of Baley and the form of the B, but it is similar to that of Thomas Baley, Jr. (Thomas 5th) on his 1773 lease. The fact that Thomas did not use Junior on 1793 deed, suggests that Thomas 4th was dead at that time. (The deed is shown on the page of Thomas 5th. ) Also, note that Thomas Jr., Stanton, and Elisha all spelled their name Baley.

  • Sources 
    1. [S100] Connecticut Church Record Abstracts, Vol 43 (Griswold), p. 12.

    2. [S178] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Lorrain Cook White, Ed., (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore), 974.6 C752 233-10925., Vol 35, Town of Preston, parts I and II, p. 266.

    3. [S216] New York in the Revolution Vol. 1 (2nd ed), Office of the Controller, (J. B. Lyon Co. Printers, Albany, N.Y., 1904), 973.3447 qA2a 90-6433., pp. 226-227.
      This source lists only name and regiment of enlisted men.

    4. [S126] 1790 US Census, (National Archives and Records Administration), Stephen Town, Albany, New York; Series: M637; Roll: 6; Page: 281; Image: 287; Family History Library Film: 0568146 .

    5. [S178] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Lorrain Cook White, Ed., (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore), 974.6 C752 233-10925., Vol 15, Groton, p. 76.

    6. [S178] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Lorrain Cook White, Ed., (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore), 974.6 C752 233-10925., Vol. 47, Voluntown, p. 133.


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