Richard Bayley was apprenticed to Charles Overing in 1699 and turned over to John Gibbons in 1704. Free 1706. First mark entered in 1708 at Foster Lane, London. Second mark 1720. Third mark 1732. Warden of the Goldsmiths Company 1746-8. Prime warden 1751.
He was known for his hollowware such as tankards, jugs, tea and coffee pots.
His son, Richard, was apprenticed to Samuel Spindler in 1713.