- The Baptist Church on Old Mill Road in Blair is said to have been built in 1854 by a Regular Baptist congregation. Rev. James Sim may have held Baptist services in this church, although his services are reported to have begun c.1845. Elder Sim, as he was said to have been called, had been ordained at Waterloo [Township] on October 5, 1841. "Elder Bayly preached the ordination sermon" (Canada Baptist Magazine, December 1, 1841, pg. 138).1a
1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]
||South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario
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||Maria Brown, b. Abt 1800, , England , d. Yes, date unknown |
| ||1. Cecilia Bayley, b. 1831, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||2. Elizabeth Bayley, b. Feb 1839, , England , d. 18 May 1851, Near, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario |
- In 1825 moved family, with mother-in-law, to Sandwich, England and in 1830 to London. In 1832, removed with family to homestead on 100 uncleared acres in South Easthope Township, Perth County, Ontario, Canada. At the time of the 1842 census, there was 29 acres cultivated with a horse, 4 oxen, 2 milk cows and 2 cattle. Elected Town Warden in 1846. At some point became a minister. By the 1851 census, they had a very prosperous 60 acre farm. Having sold off most of the farm in 1857, William is listed in 1861 as a widower, by self, in a one story log house. Died at the house of his neighbors, the Kytes. William's will mentions all nine of his living children, who were to split the proceeds of his estate.
Parish of St. Paul, Canterbury: 'William Bayley, of this parish, a Bachelor, and Maria Brown of this parish, a Spinster were married in this Church by Banns this Twenty-sixth day of October, in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Nineteen, by me T. A. Mutlow, Vicar, In the Presence of Luke Spencer, Catherine Spencer.'
- [S22] Vit - ON, Perth - Perth County Baptism, Marriage & Burial Register 1852 - 1859, Return of Rev'd Robert McClelland, Baptist Minister of Stratford.
William Duperow aged 23, res. Stratford, born Johnstown, son of Benoni & Frances Duperow to Cecilia Bayley age 22, res. Stratford, born Wilmot daughter of William L. and Maria Bayley. 5 Nov 1859 witnesses: Cha's Duperow and Benoni Duperow.