John George Lister was the seventh child of Thomas Lister & Hannah Herring born 1865 at Ormesby, Yorks.
In 1871 John was living with his parents & family at High St, Ormesby.
At the time of the 1881 census John was living with his older brother Richard, who was a farmer of 5 acres at Ormesby. Also with them was his younger brother Frederick.
John was still living in Ormesby in 1891, & was a cowkeeper. He had a 62 year housekeeper Elizabeth Jackson.
At the time of the 1901 census John was living with his brother Frederick. Both were unmarried & living together at Ormesby where John was a contractor & Frederick was described as a navvy. They had a 49 year old domestic house keeper Jane Lambert.
In 1911 John was still living in Ormesby & described as a carting contractor. Listed on the census with him were 52 year old widow Jane Lambert, Joseph Robert Edward Medd (9) & a general labourer Thomas Percival Stephenson (25).
John died on November 27th, 1916 at Old Ormesby. Probate was granted in London on February 2nd, 1917 to Albert Edward Forbes, solicitor. His effects were £984.1s.3d.