Lyttleton Bayley

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Sir Lyttleton Holyoake Bayley (6 May 1827 – 4 August 1910),[1] was an English lawyer who served as Attorney-General of New South Wales and Advocate-General of Bombay. He was also an amateur cricketer who played in 16 first-class cricket matches.

Bayley was the second son of Sir John Edward George Bayley, 2nd Baronet (1793–1871), and brother of Sir John Robert Laurie Emilius Bayley, 3rd Baronet., and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2][3] Bayley captained the 1844 cricket team at Eton[1] and played first-class cricket from 1846 to 1848.[4] He played eight matches for MCC, of whom his father was President in 1844, and four times for Kent County Cricket Club and the Gentlemen of Kent.[5]

Bayley was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in May 1850, and married, in May 1852, Isabella, daughter of Anthony Mactier, of Durris House, Kincardineshire, who died in April 1860. He emigrated to Australia, and was Attorney-General of New South Wales in the second Charles Cowper Government from March to October 1859, in succession to Alfred Lutwyche.[2] His appointment gave great offence to the legal fraternity, as he had been but a short time in the colony; and Daniel Deniehy moved a resolution censuring his nomination. It was not, however, carried. In 1866 Bayley was appointed Advocate-General at Bombay, India, and Puisne Judge in 1869.[2] Bayley briefly acted as aide-de-camp to the Viceroy of India.[1]

Bayley died on 4 August 1910 at Parkstone, Dorset, England.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Walsh, G. P. "Bayley, Sir Lyttleton Holyoake (1827–1910)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to Bayley, Hon. Lyttleton Holyoake". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource 
  3. ^ He is not, however, listed in Venn's Alumni Cantabrigienses.
  4. ^ "Lyttelton Bayley". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  5. ^ First-class batting and fielding for each team by Lyttelton Bayley, CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 March 2017.

External links[edit]

Lyttleton Bayley at ESPNcricinfo