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, 31 July 2011


This is a great picture!  As we saw in a previous post cousin Mick Barrett manages a Kart racing team and this picture shows him and his family greeting champion driver Lewis Hamilton who himself started his career in Kart racing. Left to Right : Lewis Hamilton, Shelly Barrett (Mick's wife), Mick Barrett and his son Daniel.


  1. Good to know Michael is doing well, for motor racing fans:

    Lewis does a great deal to encourage youngsters to get involved too.

  2. Michel, now Mick, has so changed from the shy little boy I remember. He displays the happiness of a man who has lived his dream. I'd like to meet Mike and his family one day, his mum, my Aunty Peg is seriously one of my most favourite people.