Thomas Monteagle Bayly

Thomas Monteagle Bayly (* March 26, 1775 at Drummond Town, Accomack County, Virginia; † January 7, 1834 at Accomac, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1813 and 1815 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Bayly was the father of Congressman Thomas H. Bayly ( 1810-1856 ). He attended the Washington Academy in Maryland and then studied until 1794 at the Princeton College. After a subsequent law degree in 1796 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Accomack County in this profession. He also worked as a planter. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Federalist Party, a political career. Between 1798 and 1801 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia; 1801 to 1809 he was a member of the State Senate. During the British - American War of 1812 he was a colonel in the state militia of Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1812 Bayly was in the 13th electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William A. Burwell on March 4, 1813. Since he resigned in 1814 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1815. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Bayly again worked as a lawyer and planter. Between 1819 and 1831 he was one of several more times in the House of Representatives of Virginia. In the years 1829 and 1830 he was a delegate to a constitutional convention in his home state. He died on 7 January 1834 on his plantation Mount Custis near Accomac, where he was also buried.