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


As I've mentioned on this blog before the photograph that I have been looking for more than any other is one showing my grandmother Esther's second husband Richard Barrett, alias Frederick Robert Parrott, alias "Uncle Dick" who was the father of Joyce, Nibbo and Billy. I thought recently that I had found one but it turned out I was wrong. How do I know?  Well, a genuine picture has been found by cousin Alvin!  Oddly, I do remember seeing this picture in my grandmother's house as a child although I had totally forgotten it. I'm not going to reveal the picture yet but save it until I reach that point in the family story or I do a story about the man himself.

Also, I'm pleased to say that Alvin has donated copies of many family pictures with a promise of more in the near future, to the archive I am building. Well, done, Alvin.


  1. I was sure you had a copy of that picture, my mistake, I'll make sure you see any others when I visit in August.

  2. Wonderful! I can't wait to see this elusive photograph, and by the sound of Back of beyond's comment, there may even be more!

  3. There are some real gems. I particularly like one of Arthur Bayliss in his navy "whites" taken in Sydney Australia an a lovely pic of Nibbo taken in Haifa, Palestine.