I'm trying to trace my ancestor Hannah Bailes of Alston, Cumberland. IGI Records are missing for her and other Bailes I've found in the census born around 1800, though there are earlier Bailes events listed in IGI for this parish.
Hannah states her age as 40 in 1841 and as 52 in 1851 (on these returns she is Hannah Sedgwick, wife of Ralph, living in Liverpool).
From early census returns I know that there was a Joseph Bailes born in Alston c1801 and a John c1809, who could well be brothers, but none of these are listed in IGI's Alston records, despite the fact they they are listed as covering the period up to 1812.
It's so tantalising, having the Alston Bailes folk there waiting to be identified, but I can do nothing until I establish who Hannah's parents were.
The closest name match is a Hannah Bailes born 1794, but I think this is a tad too early to be mine... I suspect that either the records are incomplete, or this Bailes family didn't baptise their children for aome reason... as there are clearly more Bailes individuals unaccounted for in the Alston records on IGI.