He was born in Wiltshire in 1582, and was entered either as a servitor or batler of St. Alban Hall, Oxford, in 1600. He was elected demy of Magdalen College in 1600, and perpetual fellow of the college in 1611, being then M.A.
Afterwards he became rector of Manningford Bruce, Wiltshire, and he proceeded to the degree of B.D. in 1621, at which time he was a zealous puritan. He took the covenant in 1641 and was nominated a member of the Westminster Assembly of divines. He was given the rich rectory of Mildenhall, Wiltshire. There he preached the tenets of the fifth-monarchy men, and was occupied in ejecting ministers and schoolmasters that were called ignorant and scandalous.
- s:Baylie, Thomas (DNB00)
- Thomae Baylaeei Maningfordiensis Ecclesise Pastoris de Merito Mortis Christi, et Modo Conversionis, diatribae duee, provt ab ipso in schola theologica apud Oxonienses publice ad disputandum propositae fuerunt, Maij 8. An. Dom. 1621. Nec non Concio ejusdem ad Clerum apud eosdem habita in templo Beatae Mariae, Iulij 5 An. D. 1622, Oxford, 1626.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.