Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley (1814–1877)

First bishop of Newark, NJ, 1853–1872

Archbishop of Baltimore, 1872–1877

Bayley was born of a prominent New York family, the nephew of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. A convert from the Episcopalian ministry, he was ordained by Bishop John Hughes and served as his secretary until he was appointed ordinary of the see of Newark. In Baltimore he succeeded Archbishop Martin Spalding and was followed by Cardinal James Gibbons.


Catholic Encyclopedia


T. Spalding, The Premier See : A History of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1789-1989