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.

Saturday, 25 June 2011


I love this picture. No posing for the camera, just a great action shot. The snap shows a nautical accident involving Nellie Bayliss, her two children, Peter and Treena and, if I'm not mistaken, Phyllis Bayliss just behind Nellie. The time and the place I'm unsure of but I'm pretty certain it was a holiday shared by the families of Arthur and Charles Henry Bayliss sometime in the 1950's. Perhaps cousin Alvin can add more to the story.


  1. It's definitely the Isle of Wight in about the mid fifties.

  2. This is a photo everyone can love - even without a family connection!