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.

Sunday, 12 June 2011


Occasionally I intend to publish pictures from my collection of family photos. These will be from all periods of our family story and the only criteria will be that they are interesting pictures.  If you have any interesting pictures that you think might be interesting to other members of our clan - particularly pre-1960 vintage I'd certainly consider them. So get out those old photos. For my first selection I have chosen a personal one. This is me and cousin Sue photographed on our first day at school.  The picture was taken in the garden of 44 Pemberton Gardens, Upper Holloway, London, Sue's grandad's house. Remember those Runner Beans, Sue?


  1. Awwww you can so tell that its Sue!

  2. This is one of my favourite photos of us, Ernest! Yes! I do remember the runner beans and splitting peas on the back step, eating more than ever went in the pot. I also remember my grandad's workshop/shed in the corner of the garden. He made lots of my toys in there including, Toby, my dapple grey rocking horse. I remember it smelled of putty and woodshavings.

  3. Do you remember another photo with you dressed as a flower (I think) and me as a Red Indian for some sort of school fancy dress party?