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Thomas Bayliss (1844-1905) of Bayliss, Thomas and Slaughter
1844 Born in Birmingham, the son of Thomas Bayliss, a Butcher, and his wife Charlotte
1868 Worked for Coventry Machinists Co
1874 Joined John Thomas, a Cutler, and became Bayliss, Thomas and Slaughter
1881 Living at Cromwell Street, Coventry: Thomas Bayliss (age 37 born Birmingham), a Bicycle Manufacturer. With his wife Rosina (age 37 born Birmingham) and their son Charles T. (age 16 born Birmingham), a Mechanic, and James W. (age 13 born Birmingham). Also his married sisters and some nephews and nieces (surname of Duncan). 
1901 Listed as a Cycle Manufacturer and employer.
1905 December 29th. Died. Detailed obituary.