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William Pierce Bayly

Born 1773 - Died 1842

William Pierce Bayly (1773-1842) was the son of Pierce Bayly (1742-1801) and Mary Payne (1754-1826) of Loudoun County, Virginia.  Prior to 1800 William and his father operated a general merchandise store in the village of Aquia in Stafford.  This site was lost to the development of Aquia Harbour subdivision.  After his father’s death in 1801, William and his brother, John Bayly, kept the store at Aquia.  William married Mary Lester Grymes, the daughter of Benjamin Grymes (1744-1805) of Orange County, Virginia.  William P. Bayly owned Auburn, a farm that’s now part of the Marine Corps reservation.