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.

Friday, 1 June 2012


Well I see from the counter gadget in the sidebar that the blog has now passed the 7,300 viewing figure!  I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed writing the story of our family and if you've enjoyed reading it I feel its all been worth it.  But, of course, there is a long way to go yet.
Coming soon will be an article on Arthur Bayliss followed by the two youngest of my aunts and uncles - Esther and Stanley.  I found writing about my aunts and uncles a rather daunting prospect because there are so many of you that remember them and loved them. I hope I've done them justice. I am particularly gratified that the blog is getting a modest following among people who are not relatives.

At the moment I'm taking a little break from THE BAYLISS LINE before starting the article on Arthur, but I'm not being lazy as I'm currently writing the first article for the companion blog, DOWN THESE STREETS.  I'm not sure yet whether it is going to be a one or two part article. Also I'm currently preparing a Virtual War Memorial for members of our extended family who perished during the two great wars of 1914 - 18 and 1939 - 45. This will also include recognition of all known family members who also served in uniform and survived the war. I'll  announce it as soon as it is ready.

Again thanks for your support.

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