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.

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Sunday, 23 October 2011


A Surfeit of Cousins

L-R: Christopher, Sandra, Margaret, Pam, Robin, Richard, Alva, Alvin, Ian.
photo taken 1993 at William Barrett's funeral.


  1. A congregation perhaps?

    or a conflummery?

  2. Many thanks to cousin Alva for pointing out that I captioned the picture with the wrong date. Billy, of course, died in 1993 not 2003 as I had mistakenly said. Nice to know that Alva and Len are enjoying the blog.

  3. What a great photo! Lots of my favourite people are in it.