San Diego Baxley’s

Baxley Family Armorial

I’ve been hard at work publishing all of my sister Heather’s genealogy research that she’s been completing over the last several years, focused mainly on our Hilton lineage.

Update: See Family Tree / Eve to Angela Marié.

Meanwhile, the Baxley’s come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes that ruled over Britain, and are from Sussex and Buckingham where they’ve held a family seat from early times.

The Lifeguards: A Reminiscence of West Coast Beaches in the 1950s by Robert C. BaxleyMy dad, Melvin, called me to remind me of an important and timely key point in my life… every single Baxley in the United States is related—all of William Baxley, who landed in Maryland in 1663.

Then he told me that one of my relatives lived locally in San Diego, Superior Court Judge Robert Baxley, or “Bax” as friends called him (see bracelet on the cover of “The Lifeguards, A Reminiscence of West Coast Beaches in the 1950’s” by Robert C. Baxley). Yes, “called” as in past tense. I’m once again heart broken to learn I won’t meet another legendary human on this earth.

However, I hope his friends will help me out.

Who knew I was coming home?

Judge Robert Baxley, 76; a lifeguard who also loved the law

“A lot of us say we want to do things and never do,” Link said. “Bob would do it.”

Judge Robert C. Baxley was as a doer and a dreamer. He poured as much energy into a vigorous recreational agenda as he did into the legal profession he loved.

“He was a total Renaissance guy, ” said Superior Court Judge Frederic Link,  a friend and longtime colleague. “His friends ranged from surf bums to Nobel Prize winners.”

Source: http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060615/news_1m15baxley.html

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  1. W. Douglas Harry says:

    I tried a case before Judge Baxley some years ago. He was a delightful, competent, compassionate, and fair Judge. His kind are premier in our profession. He also had good stories to tell about the Chargers litigation, especially the Klein/Davis trial. He was Al’s lawyer in a San Diego courtroom. That was a heroic task to take.