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born - 9 November 1745, Chichester
died - 12 November 1820, Felpham


William Hayley, the poet (1745-1820), by Thomas Walker Horsfield, published 1835 in The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex (vol. II, rape of Arundel, pp.108-111) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2397][Lib 3212] & The Keep [LIB/507380][Lib/500088] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

William Hayley, by Mark Antony Lower, published 1865 in The Worthies of Sussex (pp.258-267) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 3208][Lib 3233][Lib 3304] & The Keep [LIB/503515][LIB/504913]

Blake's Hayley: the life, works and friendships of William Hayley, by Morchard Bishop, published 1951 (372 pp., London: Gollancz) accessible at: & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
A biography of Willam Hayley and his friendships with William Blake, Cowper, Romney, Gibbon, Anna Seward, Wright of Derby, Lady Hamilton, Mrs Opie - almost every interesting figure who flourished during the last two decades of the eighteenth century and the first two of the ninteenth. "This book will attract anyone interested in Blake and the period which, retrospectively, he dominates: in the by-ways of literature: and, more generally, in the whole pageant of English life".

The Epitaph Book of William Hayley (1745-1820), by Noel H. Osborne, published 1965 (Chichester papers no. 49, 17 pp., Chichester City Council) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2937] & West Sussex Libraries

William Hayley (1745-1820): poet, biographer, and libertarian - a reassessment, by Diana Barsham, Anthony Cane, Tracey Carr and edited by Paul Foster, published 23 March 2013 (208 pp, University of Chichester, ISBN-10: 1907852158 & ISBN-13: 9781907852152) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 18580] & West Sussex Libraries

William Hayley (1745-1820), Selected Poetry: England's Lost Laureate, edited by Paul Foster, published 16 April 2013 (93 pp., University of Chichester, ISBN-10: 1907852204 & ISBN-13: 9781907852206) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries