Joseph Fleming Lister was the first child of Richard Wheatley Pattison Lister & Mary Ann Knaggs born August 19th, 1855 at Lazenby, Yorks & christened August 24th, 1855 at Wilton By Redcar, Yorks. Joseph's middle name came from his maternal grandmother, Hannah Flemming.
In 1861 Joseph was living with his parents at his grandfather’s, John Knaggs, a 64 year old widower who was an innkeeper, at the High St, Lazenby, Yorks. There was a 20 year old house servant, Jane Flemming also with them.
At the time of the 1871 census Joseph was still living with his parents & family at East St, Lazenby.
Joseph married Emma Snowdon in Oct-December 1878 at Guisborough. Emma was the daughter of Ann & Thomas Snowdon, a master blacksmith, born July-September 1859 at Eston.
In 1881 Joseph & Emma were living at Fidlers St, Lazenby & Joseph was an ironstone miner.
By 1891 they had moved to Eston & were living at Hurley St. Joseph was a joiner & they had 4 children – William (9), Lilly (7), Esther (5) & Elizabeth (2).
They were still living at Eston in 1901, but at Church Lane. Joseph continued to be a joiner at the ironworks. At home were William, a general labourer, Lilly, Esther, Elizabeth & new additions Annie (Mary Ann) (9), Joseph (6), Ernest (4) & Henry (2).
By 1911 Joseph & Emma had moved to 1 Albert Rd, Eston. Joseph was described as a joiner & builder in the census & Emma was a general dealer. At home were children William, a bricklayer, Elizabeth, Annie, Joseph, a house painter, Ernest & Henry. Both Lilly & Esther had left home. Lilly married Albert James T Baker in 1907 & Esther married John Edward Honeywell in 1908.
Son Joseph married Stella Hall in April-June 1917 at Middlesbrough. Daughter Mary Ann married Arthur Whelerton also in April-June 1917 at Middlesbrough.
Joseph died on October 9th, 1928 at 28 Albert Rd, Eston. Probate was granted in London on February 16th, 1929 to son Henry Lister, labourer & John William Page, a clerk. Joseph’s effects were £2,557.19s.11d & resworn as £2,657.19s.11d.
Emma died on November 3rd, 1941 at 1 Snowden St, Eston. Administration was granted at Llandudno on September 15th, 1945 to son Joseph Fleming Lister, master painter. Her effects were £69.14s.6d.
The children of Joseph Fleming Lister & Emma Snowdon were:
li.8.1.1 William Lister born April-June 1882 at Lazenby
li.8.1.2 Lillie Lister born April-June 1883
li.8.1.3 Esther Lister born April-June 1886 at Eston; died April 22nd 1954 at the General Hospital, Eston
li.8.1.4 Elizabeth Lister born July-September 1888 at Eston; died September 4th, 1945 at St Luke’s Hospital, Middlesbrough
li.8.1.5 Mary Ann Lister born April-June, 1892 at Eston; died February 24th, 1945 at Eythorne High St, Eston
li.8.1.6 Joseph Fleming Lister born July-September 1894 at Eston; died March 11th, 1960 at Hill View, Flora St, Eston
li.8.1.7 Ernest Lister born Jan-March 1896 at Eston
li.8.1.8 Henry Lister born Jan-March 1899 at Eston