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Re: John Baylor Sr. of Caroline Co Va
Posted by: Karen Cotter (ID *****8605) Date: May 13, 2005 at 20:26:41
In Reply to: John Baylor Sr. of Caroline Co Va by ollie clarke of 426

John Baylor, Jr., son of John Baylor and Lucy Todd, widow of Mr. O'Brien, born 12 May 1705, Walkerton, King and Queen County, Virginia; educated in England at Putney Grammar School and Calus College, Cambridge; Colonel John Baylor, as was his rank in the Caroline militia, is stated to have served under Washington at Winchester; was a member of the House of Burgesses for Caroline from 1740-1765 (Journals, Almanacs, Ec.); commissioned as County Lieutenant of Orange (where he owned a great landed estate and lived during the summer) in 1752 is preserved. He was perhaps the leader in the period before the Revolutionary War in importing and breeding thoroughbred horses. Among these were "Sober John" and the famous "Fearnaught", the bill of sale for wose purchase is in the papers at "Newmarket", and is stated to be for 1,000 guineas. After his death nearly a hundred thoroughbred of "blooded" horses, as they were then called, were sold by his executors. His portrait painted in England when he was about the age of sixteen, is in the possession of the family. He married at Yorktown, Virginia on 2 January 1744, Frances Walker, daughter of Jacob Walker. He died 16 April 1772
Children of John Baylor, Jr. and Frances Walker
1. Courtney Baylor married Jasper Clayton
2. Lucy Baylor married John Armistead
3. Frances Baylor married Mr. Nicholson
4. Elizabeth Baylor, died unmarried
5. John Baylor
6. George Baylor
7. Walker Baylor
8. Robert Baylor
The Baylor Family published in Genealogies of Virginia Families from Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume I, page 56

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