Source: Register of LMS Missionaries, SOAS
Biography: Born 31 October 1822 Edinburgh, Church minister United Presbyterian Church Biggar in 1842. Studied at UP Theological School and Theological Academy Galsgow. Appointed Medical missionary to Neyoor, Travancore. Ordained 4 Sept 1851 Grey Friars Church, Glasgow. arrived Madras 17 December 1851, in May 1852 travelled to Travanore, arriving at Nagercoil 21 June 1852. In February 1852 moved to Neyoor, opening a hospital and dispensary. Mr Baylis arrived in July 1854 to share the work in the istrict. He died August 25 1854 whilst swimming in the sea at Mootam.