Bayley, John a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born at Newcastle-underLime, Staffordshire, England, March 13, 1814. In his youth he became a bold and decided infidel. He came to America in 1836, was converted in 1839, and in 1840 joined the Virginia Conference. In 1845 he visited England, returning to his work the following year. Ini 1860
he again visited England, to recruit his health, and returned in 1869. He died in Lynchburg, Va., Feb. 25, 1880. Mr. Bayley was a close student. The Bible was his chief study, and his preaching was always accompanied with the unction of the Spirit. Socially, he was entertaining, cordial, pure, and was eminently successfiul in winning souls to Christ. He was continually writing for papers and periodicals, and he wrote and published many interesting books. Among them are, Confessions of a Converted Infidel: — Marriage as it is and as it should be: — Pleasant Hours; also many smaller pamphlets, viz.: Shakespeare - Was He a Christian? — Facts About America for the People of England, etc. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of M. E. Church South, 1880, p. 235.