Daniel Bayley

BAYLEY, Daniel. b. Rowley, Massachusetts, 27 June 1729; d. Newburyport, Massachusetts, 29 February 1792. Bayley was a compiler and publisher of tunebooks. While active, possibly as clerk and possibly as a chorister, in St. Paul’s Anglican (Episcopal after the Revolution) Church in Newburyport, as well as a printer, potter, and shopkeeper, he became one of the most productive early publishers of American church music. His tunebooks are of particular interest for reasons of ‘piracy’ – prior to the first American copyright law of 1790. Daniel Bayley’s parents were Joseph Bayley (1702-1748) and Sarah Jewett Bayley (1703-1754), who were married in Rowley on 12 June 1725. Daniel married...

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