Richard Lister was the fourth child of John Lister & Elizabeth christened March 4th, 1856 at Eston, Yorks.
In 1861 Richard was living at home at Ormesby with his parents.
In 1871 Richard was still living at home with his father & step mother Mary at Claylane Cottages, Eston. He was a labourer at the ironworks.
Richard married Mary Ann Lardner Skinner on March 10th, 1878 at Eston, Yorks. Mary Ann was born April-June 1857 at Redcar, Yorks, the daughter of Mary Ann & William Skinner.
At the time of the 1881 census Richard & Mary, a dressmaker, were living with Mary’s parents & their family at Middlesborough Rd, Eston. Richard & Mary had 2 children – Charles William (2) & John Robert (1). Richard & his father-in-law both worked at the steel works – Richard was a weighman & William Skinner was a time keeper.
By 1891 Richard & Mary had moved to 21 Tyne St, South Bank, Eston & Richard was a clerk in an iron works office. Children at home were Charles W, John R, Walter (9), Harry (7) & Richard (5). Living with them was Mary’s widowed mother Mary Ann Skinner, aged 63, who was born in Scotland.
In 1901 Richard & Mary were living at 13 Redcar Rd East, Eston & Richard was described as a weighman. At home were sons Charles, John & Harry, all mercantile clerks. Son Richard was a drapers assistant & son Walter was noted as a ‘corporal Imperial Yeomanry (on active service)’. They now had 3 more children – Wilfrid (9), Dorice (4) & Ella (3).
Richard & Mary were found at Harcourt Rd, South Bank in 1911 & Richard was still employed by the steelworks as a weighman. Only daughters Doris (Dorice) & Ella were still at home. It was noted on the census that Mary had had 10 children, only 8 of whom were still alive.
Mary died in Oct-December 1934, her death being registered at Guisborough, N. Yorks.
The children of Richard Lister & Mary Ann Lardner Skinner were:
li.5.4.1 Charles William Lister born Jan-March 1879 at South Bank
li.5.4.2 John Robert Lister born April-June 1880 at South Bank
li.5.4.3 Walter Lister born Oct-December 1881 at South Bank
li.5.4.4 Harry Lister born Oct-December 1883 at South Bank
li.5.4.5 Richard Chiserman Lister born April-June 1886 at South Bank
li.5.4.6 Wilfrid Lister born April-June 1891 at South Bank
li.5.4.7 Dorice Lister born July-September 1895 at South Bank
li.5.4.8 Ella Lister born Oct-December 1897 at South Bank