James Edward Lister was the sixth child of Thomas Lister & Hannah Herring born 1863 at Ormesby, Yorks.
In 1871 James was living with his parents & family at High St, Ormesby.
In 1881 James was working as a servant at Berrick Hills Farm, Ormesby for farmer Peter Sturdy.
James married Eizabeth Blenkhorn in April-June 1890, at Stockton. Elizabeth was born 1864 at Osmotherley, Yorks, daughter of John & Mahala Blenkhorn.
In 1891 James & Elizabeth were living at Thimbleby, near Osmotherley, N. Yorks where James was a farmer. Head of the household was James' brother Richard [li.7.1], also a farmer & wood leader. They had a number of farm servants.
In 1901 James was working as a horse hind & he & Elizabeth were living at Moorholm, Cleveland. A hind was a skilled farm worker, usually married & with a tied cottage, in charge of horses. With them was a niece Elizabeth Peichers (4).
James was listed as a farmer in 1911 & he & Elizabeth were living at Whorl Hill, Whorlton, Northallerton. Elizabeth was described as farmer’s wife assisting in the dairy. With them was Elizabeth’s brother John Blenkhorn, a farming labourer & 2 nieces, Elizabeth Alice Pitchers (Peichers in last census) aged 14 and Mala Blenkhorn (13). There was also a farm labourer, Richard Robinson (50).
James died on June 22nd, 1935 at 37 Mansfield Avenue, Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorkshire. Probate was granted on August 1st, 1935 to widow Elizabeth, Frederick Lister, tobacconist & John William Humphreys, railway guard. James’ estate amounted to £7,307.0s.4d.
Elizabeth died on July 3rd, 1939 at 37 Mansfield Avenue, Thornaby-on-Tees & probate was granted on August 29th, 1939 to Mahala Blenkhorn & Alice Elizabeth Pitchers, spinsters. Her effects were £828.12s.8d.