Thomas Lister was the seventh child of Thomas Lister & Ann Pattison christened April 15th, 1827 at Ormesby, Yorks.
In 1841 Thomas was living at home with his parents & family in Ormesby.
In 1851 Thomas was a farm labourer living with his sister Margaret, who was a farmer of 30 acres at Ormesby. Living with them was sister Isabel (16). Living next door was brother John Lister & his wife Elizabeth & their 11 month old son Benjaman.
Thomas married Hannah Herring in April-June 1852 at Stockton. Hannah was born c1830.
In 1861 Thomas & Hannah were living at Ormesby & Thomas was now a carter. They had 5 children – Richard (8), Ann (7), Thomas (5), William (3) & Robert (1). Sadly Ann Lister died aged 15 & was buried September 5th, 1869 at Ormesby.
They continued to live at Ormesby & at the time of the 1871 census living at home were Richard & William, both working with their father as assistant carters. They had 4 more children by this time – James Edward (9), John George (6), Margaret (4) & Sarah Ann (1). They had a general domestic servant called Elizabeth Styzeker (13) & a boarder, Thomas Sturdy (47), a gardener.
It appears that Hannah died in Oct-December 1876 aged 48 & Thomas died 4 years later in July-September 1880 aged 54, both deaths being registered at Middlesbrough which includes Ormesby. Sadly it seems that daughter Sarah had died in July-September 1877 aged 8 (death registered in Stockton) & daughter Margaret also died in April-June 1880 as there is a death registered at this time in Ripon for Margaret Lister aged 14.
The children of Thomas Lister & Hannah Herring were:
li.7.1. Richard Lister christened
November 16th, 1852 at West Acklam, Yorks, died February 20th 1919 at Kirby in Cleveland.
li.7.2. Ann Lister born 1854 at Ormesby, Yorks, buried September 5th, 1869 at Ormesby
li.7.3. Thomas Lister born 1856 at Ormesby, Yorks
li.7.4. William Lister born 1858 at Ormesby, Yorks
li.7.5. Robert Lister born 1860 at Ormesby, Yorks
li.7.6. James Edward Lister born 1863 at Ormesby, Yorks; died June 22nd 1935 at 37 Mansfield Ave, Thornaby-on-Tees
li.7.7. John George Lister born 1865 at Ormesby, Yorks; died November 27th, 1916 at Old Ormesby
li.7.8. Margaret Lister born 1867 at Ormesby, Yorks, died April-June 1880
li.7.9. Sarah Ann Lister born 1869 at Ormesby, Yorks, died July-September 1877
li.7.10. Frederick Lister born 1872 at Ormesby, Yorks; died February 22nd, 1952 at 21 Marina Ave, Coatham, Redcar, N. Yorks