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, 31 October 2011


Today I received some lovely pictures from cousin Sandy showing her mother and father, her sisters and her own family. Many thanks Sandy, this is just the sort of thing I wanted. I have also been contacted by two other researchers.  First there is Kathy who is a descendant of the sister of Mary Eele (my great grandmother) who has provided valuable information of Esther Abbotts (Nan to my generation) relatives. I have sent her photos of Mary and Esther.  I have also had communication from a man who is researching the World War Two Battle of Arnhem and wants to get in touch with relatives of Airborne troops who died in that battle. His reason for contacting me is the cousin Carole's uncle. Kenny (Kenneth Ernest Booth) was just such a casualty. I will speak to Carole about this later today.

British paratroopers on the way to Arnhem


  1. Good to get those pictures from Sandy, the more the merrier.

    Well done Sandy! :-)

  2. I'm really looking forward to your photos Sandra. Isn't this a great blog, we are extremely lucky to have Ernest in our family.