|The Plough and Sail at Pagelsham with Alvin trying|
to sneak into the picture.
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.
Monday, 5 September 2011
Well, all good things come to an end and cousin Alvin heads back to Yorkshire today. We had a final blowout yesterday with drink's at Jamie Oliver's family's pub, The Plough and Sail, at Pagelsham and later a visit to Southend's Fisherman's Wharf restaurant for a huge shared platte of seafood.
I should be back with an article continuing the family history later this week - this time it will be how my grandmother Esther met and married Herbert Bayliss.