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.

Thursday, 18 August 2011


Alvin at Hadleigh Castle

Ruins of Hadleigh Castle

Gustav Holst's house at Thaxted

The Medieval Guildhall at Thaxted

Dick Turpin's Cottage (centre) at Thaxted.
Interior of The Swan at Thaxted where we had lunch

Thaxted Church

Thaxted Windmill and cottage in the churchyard

In the absense of a new post I thought I'd put a few recent snaps taken while cousin Alvin is staying with me.
Regular posts back in a couple of weeks but look out for birthday snaps next week!


  1. Great idea! Thaxted looks like an interesting and beautiful place, I'm just going to Google maps to see where it is. Looking forward to your birthday snaps.