Frederick Baylies (1741 - 1808) MP

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Birthplace: Uxbridge, Worcester County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Managed by: Walter G. Ashworth
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About Frederick Baylies

A SPY FOR GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A007655

Lt. Frederick Baylies, Hodijah Baylies brother marched on the Rhode Island Alarm, 1776, in Capt. Edward C. Blake's company, Col. George Williams' Bristol County regiment. In 1777 he served on a secret expedition for General George Washington. He was born in Uxbridge; died in Sturbridge, Mass.

He was born in Uxbridge; died in Sturbridge, Mass.

In 1777 he served on a secret expedition. =

After the British seized control of New York City in autumn 1776, Washington directed the activities of numerous spies there. Of particular note was the Culper spy ring, which comprised about 20 people. This network, established in the summer of 1778, was managed by Major Benjamin Tallmadge of the 2nd Connecticut Light Dragoons, who operated from an outpost on the Hudson River above the city. The Culper ring was the most professional of Washington's agent networks. It used code names, secret writing, enciphered communications, couriers, dead drops, signal sites, and specific collection requirements.

See Nicholas Baylies for family history.

Walter Ashworth, 4th Great Grandson

There seems to be some question as to his exact date of death, I have seen April 22, 1808 as one. Making him 66 years old.

WGA 4th GGS

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Lt. Frederick Baylies's Timeline

1741
July 18, 1741
Uxbridge, Worcester County, Province of Massachusetts
1774
March 20, 1774
Age 32
March 20, 1774
Age 32
Taunton, MA, USA
1775
March 17, 1775
Age 33
Taunton, MA, USA
1775
Age 33
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
1778
February 1, 1778
Age 36
1780
August 27, 1780
Age 39
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
1782
July 15, 1782
Age 40
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
1784
July 2, 1784
Age 42
1786
August 19, 1786
Age 45
Taunton, MA, USA