- "Astronomical Observations made at the North Cape for the Royal Society by Mr. Bayley" in Philosophical Transactions, volume 59, pages 262–272 (1769)
- The Original Astronomical Observations made in the course of a Voyage towards the South Pole and round the World with William Wales (1777)
- The Original Astronomical Observations made in the course of a Voyage to the Northern Pacific Ocean, for the discovery of a North East or North West passage with James Cook and James King (1782)
Works about Bayly
"Bayly, William," in Dictionary of National Biography, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., (1885–1900) in 63 vols.