John Pallister was the third child Thomas Pallister & Sarah Dodds christened April 22nd, 1822 at Auckland St Andrew.
In 1841 John was still living at home with his parents at Windlestone, Co Durham where his father was a gamekeeper. John was working as a joiner.
John married Mary French on August 2nd, 1846 at Auckland. Mary was christened April 6th, 1817 in Church Merrington, Co Durham, the daughter of Alice & James French.
At the time of the christenings of their children John gave his occupation as a joiner living in Middlesbrough.
In 1851 John & wife Mary were living at Robert St, Middlesbrough & John was now working as millwright. They had 2 sons – William (2) & Thomas (10 months).
John & Mary were still living in Robert St, Middlesbrough in 1861 & John was now working as a pattern maker. As well as the 2 sons they now had a daughter Alice (9).
In 1871 John was again working as a millwright & the family were living at Hill St?, Middlesbrough. Son William was working as a joiner & Thomas was a clerk. Daughter Alice was still at home.
John & Mary were still at Hill St in 1881 & all the children had left home. John was described as a pattern maker. Daughter Alice had married William Metcalfe in Jan-March 1872 & son Thomas had married Elizabeth Greener on August 24th, 1875 at St John's, Middlesbrough.
John died on June 1st, 1888 at Hill St. & was buried on June 3rd, 1888 at New Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough. His will was proved by son Thomas, an accountant of 22 Borough Rd West, Middlesbrough & John’s estate was £29.18s.
In 1891 widowed Mary was living with widowed daughter Alice Metcalfe & her children John P (18), Elizabeth (16) & Alice (11). Alice was working as a dressmaker & they were living at Hill St, Middlesbrough.
Mary, aged 74, died later in 1891 & was buried on October 23rd, 1891 at New Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough.
Widowed daughter Alice married again on April 29th, 1893 in Middlesbrough. Her second husband, Thomas Dodsworth, a 44 year old blacksmith, was also widowed. By 1901 Alice & Thomas were living at Chirton, Tynemouth, Northumberland with Alice’s daughter also called Alice.
The children of John Pallister & Mary French were:
p.22.214.171.124.3.1 William Pallister christened June 9th, 1848 at St Hilda’s, Middlesbrough; died July-September 1891 in Middlesbrough
p.126.96.36.199.3.2 Thomas Pallister christened June 27th, 1850 at St Hilda’s, Middlesbrough; died December 19th, 1897 at 8 Turner St, Coatham, Redcar
p.188.8.131.52.3.3 Alice Pallister christened May 11th, 1852 at St Hilda’s Middlesbrough; died June 4th, 1909 at 45 Stormont St, North Shields
p.184.108.40.206.3.4 John Pallister born July-September 1854 in Middlesbrough; buried February 5th, 1855 at Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough
p.220.127.116.11.3.5 James Pallister born Oct-December 1855 & christened January 10th, 1856 at St Hilda’s, Middlesbrough; buried April 4th, 1858 at Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough