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Born in the village of Lumbutts, near Todmorden, (a town in which in those days lay astride the border of Lancashire & Yorkshire).
A painter in oil colors, (of genre, portraits, biblical subjects, landscapes and angling scenes), etcher and engraver.
He was the son of enlightened parents, Cordwainer, William Bayes (1799-1851) and Hannah (nee Uttley, 1788-1856) who formed their own school and museum in a purpose built building behind their house in Lumbutts. Hann (showing 500 of 1303 characters).