WELCOME TO THE BAYLISS LINE. This blog has been created for my family. By "my family" I mean all those who are related to the Bayliss family either by blood, marriage or even relationship. There are, of course, other Bayliss families not related to us but this blog has at its heart a very specific family who had their origins in Gloucestershire. I am connected to that family because my mother was a Bayliss and it was her curiosity that started my research back in the early 1990's. So, what are you likely to see on this blog? Well, as it is a blog, I want it to be as entertaining as possible rather that a dry listing of facts (that is for Ancestry.com). I will, hopefully, be posting entries on our ancestors and relatives, on the places where they lived, and the historical times they lived through. I have an extensive collection of photographs of people and places which I will, of course, be sharing.

I'd like to ask anybody who reads this blog to give me some feedback. I'd really like this to be a two way thing. It sometimes unearths new information and, to be honest, it gives me encouragement. There will be two ways of providing feedback - either through the comment button (you will need a Google account for this) or via the e-mail address which appears on this page - alternatively, ring me. Now scroll down to read the latest entries.....and, of course, via Facebook.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


The story of Hannah Dance and Charles Bayliss will continue soon. This coming Saturday I hope to be making a journey to Islington Cemetery in Finchley, London. Charles Bayliss, his son Charles William Bayliss and his son Herbert, m grandfather are buried there. Several years ago I traced Charles' unmarked grave. This time I hope to trace the graves of Charles William and Herbert.  Herbert is commemorated on the war memorial which is pictures above. If the trip goes ahead as planned I'll be reporting on it on this blog.


  1. "The story of Hannah Dance and Charles Bayliss..."

    Sounds like the beginning to a marvelous folk song! And Hannah Dance is one of the best names ever!

    Also I wanted to warn you about going to Islington because I believe that's where Trillian was taken up by the Infinite Improbability Drive. So watch yer back!

  2. Yes, Douglas Adams was one of Islington's famous residents. Dance, Dance, wherever you may for Hannah was the Queen of the Dance!

  3. I remember eating a meal once and I'm sure the restaurant was at the end of the universe!