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, 19 June 2011


I've nearly completed the next post and hope to publish it soon. Keep checking this page. Nice to see the viewing firgures creeping up - thanks!


  1. I really enjoy your relative of the week spot!

  2. An afterthought to my last post: I would enjoy reading some short anecdotes an the featured relative. Maybe your blog followers could contribute? I'd like to comment on Nana.

    She wss an awesome sight when performing the Knees up (Mother Brown). I'll never forget Nana, drawing up her skirt and 'pinny', to expose her ancient skinny legs, stockings sagging into well worn bedroom slippers; then she would dance with vigour and such a saucy twinkle in her eye any onlooker would see, not an old woman, but a cheeky young wench. Love her!

  3. What a great idea, Sue! You'll see I've tranferred your lovely comments to the sidebar.
    Nan was, as you say, a real character and I remember her with great affection. How I'd like to talk to her about her early life now, but when we were kids we thought she'd be with us for ever. I'll, obviously be writing more about her in the future.