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.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


It occured to me that for the first time in many years that our family is reunited inasmuch as we now know where virtually everybody is!  We've got relatives in New Zealand, Australia, Spain and Italy. In England we have relatives in Cornwall, Somerset, Hampshire, Essex and Yorkshire.  The one fly in the ointment is cousin Iris in Australia. I was in contact with her a couple of years back and she was preparing to move house, promising to send her new address as soon as she was settled.  She never did.  So if any of you out in Australia or New Zealand have a new address, phone number or e-mail for Iris PLEASE contact her or, alternatively, let me have the information and I'll do it. Let's complete the circle!


  1. It's very disappointing when I remember the time it took to locate their phone number and address, now they've upped and moved without telling anybody, so back to square one I guess!

  2. So true! Regarding Iris, I wonder if I could help. Being a librarian, I have access to data bases that sometimes aren't available to others without payment. I could do a bit of searching for you. If you like, email me with last known address and any other information you have and I'll see what I can do.