Eleanor Pallister was the fifth child Thomas Pallister & Sarah Dodds born at Windlestone, & christened October 25th, 1829 at Auckland St Andrew, Co Durham.
In 1841 Eleanor was still living at home with her parents at Windlestone, Co Durham where her father was a gamekeeper.
Eleanor’s family had moved to Middridge, Shildon, Co Durham by 1851 & Eleanor was still living at home & working as a general servant.
Eleanor married Thomas Raine on August 23rd, 1852 at Shildon. Thomas was born c1829 at Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire, the son of William Raine.
In 1861 Eleanor & Thomas were living at Middridge, Shildon with their 2 children – Sarah (5) & Thomas (2). Thomas was a boilersmith.
There is a death for Eleanor Raine aged 33 in Oct-December 1862 in Durham.
The children of Eleanor Pallister & Thomas Raine were:
p.188.8.131.52.5.1 Jane Raine christened November 21st, 1852 at Shildon; died Oct-December 1856 at Shildon, Co Durham
p.184.108.40.206.5.2 Sarah Raine christened June 5th, 1855 at Shildon
p.220.127.116.11.5.3 Thomas Raine born April-June 1858 at Shildon
p.18.104.22.168.5.4 William Raine born April-June 1862 at Shildon; died Jan-March 1863 at Shildon
Thomas married again in Oct-December 1863 in Stockton. His second wife was Ann White.
In 1871 Thomas & his wife Ann were living in Middridge with their children Elizabeth A (6), Thomas (4), Catherine (2) & William (1). Thomas was still a boilersmith.
Thomas’ daughter Sarah was living with her aunt Jane & her husband Thomas Oliver in 1871. They were living at The Three Horse Shoes, Framwellgate, Durham where Thomas Oliver was a mason & licensed victualler. Sarah continued to live in Framwellgate with her aunt Jane, now married to second husband, John Thompson, an innkeeper, in 1881. In 1884 Sarah married William Watson Winter in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
In 1878 Thomas’ son Thomas married Margaret Glendinning in Auckland & the 1881 census shows them living in Shildon where Thomas was a coal miner. With them was a step-son John T Glendinning aged 9.
By 1881 Thomas & Ann had had 3 more children – Jane, Margaret & Mary, & the family were still living in Middridge.
Thomas & Ann were living at Blue Bell Cottage, Middridge in 1891 & Thomas continued to be a boilersmith. Their son Thomas, a coal miner banksman, was still at home as was daughter Mary & a 4 year old grandson George D Walker.
Ann died in 1893 & was buried at Eldon, Co Durham on October 1st.
Thomas was widowed by 1901 & living with daughter Mary & her husband Tom Walker in John St, Eldon, Auckland St Andrew. Thomas was described as a retired railway boilersmith.
In 1911 Thomas was still living with daughter Mary & her husband & family at Eldon North Cottage, Shildon.
Thomas died in Jan-March 1912 in Auckland aged 82.