BAYLIS, HENRY (1826-1905), police magistrate, was born on 17 April 1826 at Edinburgh, the second son of Thomas Henry Baylis, lieutenant in the 17th Regiment, and his wife Julia Dorothea, née Bartels. On 27 June 1832 he arrived in the City of Edinburgh at Sydney where his father continued his military career. Henry was one of the earliest pupils at The King's School, Parramatta, and then trained for four years in the legal office of the Fitzhardinge family of Sydney. He worked briefly on a pastoral property near Bathurst, joined a party which overlanded horses to Adelaide in 1849 and after gold was discovered tried his luck in the Mudgee district.
Baylis entered the public service as clerk of Petty Sessions at Hartley on 9 August 1852. On 1 January 1858 he became the first police magistrate at Wagga Wagga. This small village had developed by 1896 into a ...Read more at the source website