Annie's mother Martha's maiden name was Bailey, and the Baileys appear to be associated with Pendlebury from a point between the 1841 census, when John and Mary Ann, Martha Bailey's parents were still in Salford and 1848 when Mary Ann Bailey, the youngest of the family, was born in Pendlebury. Martha sometimes gives her birthplace as Salford and sometimes Pendlebury. This vagueness seems a family trait!
The cousins I spoke of above, the descendants of Martha's brother Daniel Bailey are still in Pendlebury in the 1911 census. With these new records I may be able to place them in the area for even longer as the Ancestry records for Pendlebury run from 1859 to 1915 for baptisms, 1930 for marriages and 1985 for burials. Engine Brow, the street in which the Bailey family is enumerated in 1851-1871 appears on the 1850s map on the Old Maps site and continues to the 1928 map, then on the 1936 map there is a cleared area. I cannot find any pictures of the street although a pub, the Windmill Hotel which is across the road from Engine Brow on the 1894 map still exists.
|Newtown, Pendlebury, showing Engine Brow and the Windmill Hotel (from Old Maps)|
|1871 census for Engine Brow, Newtown, Pendlebury - edited (from Ancestry)|
|1864 baptism of Mary Jane Bailey at Christ Church, Pendlebury, Lan (from Ancestry)|
Martha had a younger sister, another Mary Ann Bailey, born around 1848 in Pendlebury, she appears on the 1851 census with the family, but not thereafter. I tried unsuccessfully to find her baptism or burial in the new records, however I did hit on another interesting baptism.
|January 1860 baptism of Mary Ann Bailey at St Mary's, Eccles (from Ancestry)|
|1861 census for Engine Brow, Newtown, Pendlebury - edited (from Ancestry)|
|1859 Marriage of Daniel Bayley (Bailey) and Mary Owen at St Mary's Eccles (from Ancestry)|
Wondering what happened to the child? With a few more wild cards I found a burial for a Mary Ann Bealey in April 1860 at St Peter's, Swinton. She is listed as an infant of Worsley, it does seem to fit.
The illiteracy of the family has now opened a whole new range of searches, Bailey, Bayley, Bealey, what other variations can I find? I would go and have another look for John Bailey who died between 1861 and 1871 and Mary Ann Bailey, vanished sometime after 1851 but the Manchester Burials page on Ancestry appears to have died (Ha!) and is just showing a message to try again later. Maybe it's trying to tell me something - I do seem to have been at this a while this evening. I'll be settling down for the night then. See you tomorrow!