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.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011


It's August and as anybody involved with The Church of England knows God goes on holiday and nothing gets done. Well, the same applies to me. I have a particularly busy month ahead - cousin Alvin is coming to stay for a month, I've got a small birthday dinner on the 19th (65th!) and then on the 26th I'm throwing a big party to celebrate the same. You're all invited of course should you be in Southend. Then in the first week of September I go to visit my brother for a couple of days.  After that things should get back to normal. So, no planned big posts for the month of August although if I get any major news I will post it.  Do check the blog though as there may be snippets of information or news in the right hand sidebar. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I wish I could be in Southend on the 19th August! I hope someone will be going around taking millions of photos, both formal and candid, and posting them online for all to see. My heart will be with you all, I hope you feel it's presence and it adds a lille to your very special day.