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Richard Wheatley Pattison Lister [li.8.5]

Richard Wheatley Pattison Lister was the fifth child of Richard Wheatley Pattison Lister & Mary Ann Knaggs born July-September 1876 at Lazenby, Yorks.

In 1881 Richard was living at home at Knaggs St, Lazenby.

In 1891 Richard (listed as Lester in census) was living with his older brother John who was an innkeeper at the Nags Head Inn, Lazenby.

In Oct-December 1900 Richard married Hannah Matilda Melson, the marriage being registered at Darlington. Hannah was the daughter of David & Millicent Melson born Jan-March 1877 at Eston.

At the time of the 1901 census Richard was visiting his sister Henrietta Stableforth & family at 1 Archer St, Darlington. He was listed as a commission agent (sporting). His wife Hannah was recorded at Jubilee Rd, Eston, the home of her parents David & Millicent Melson.

In 1911 Richard & Hannah were living at 8 Hawthorne Terrace, Eston, Middlesbrough & Richard's occupation was given as ‘private means'. Listed with them was daughter Edith Lister, aged 14, born in Eston. Presumably this was Hannah's daughter Edith (Melson) mentioned above.

Richard died on January 17th, 1953 at 3 Ormesby Bank, Ormesby, Middlesbrough.  Probate was granted in London on April 17th, 1953 to Stanley Borrows, clerk, & his effects were £568.14s.7d.  His death was recorded in the London Gazette of June 12th, 1953 when he was referred to as a ‘gentleman of no occupation’.

Widowed Hannah, of 3 Ormesby Bank, Ormesby died just a matter of days after her husband on January 28th, 1953 at Nazareth House, Nottingham.  Probate of here estate was granted on April 17th, 1953 to Stanley Burrows, clerk & her effects were £1,220.10s.7d.


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