Eleanor Pallister was the second child of William Speed Pallister & Mary Bellwood born March 4th, 1866 at Seaham Harbour, Co Durham.
Eleanor (known as Ellen) & her family were living at Railway Row, Shotton in 1871 where her father was a coal miner.
In 1881 Ellen was working as a domestic servant for Sarah Bishop, a ships captain’s wife, & her family. They were at 20 Eloner St, Cullercoats, Tynemouth.
In Oct-December 1885 Ellen married Richard Martin Rennison at Tynemouth. Richard was born July-September 1863 in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, the son of Ann & Thomas Henry Rennison, a stone mason.
In 1891 Ellen & Richard were living at 4 Melton Terrace, Seaton Delaval & Richard was a mason. They had 2 children – Thomas H M (5) & Mary J (2).
They were still living at the same address in 1901 & Richard was now described as a mason at the colliery. As well as children Thomas & Mary they now had Richard (9), William (5), Stanley (3) & Harold (2).
Richard was initiated into the Astley Lodge of the Freemasons in 1908.
In 1911 the family were living at East View, Seaton Delaval & Richard was a master mason at the colliery. At home were Thomas, a piano tuner, Mary, Richard, an assistant schoolmaster, William, a colliery office boy, Stanley & Harold both at school, & new addition Gerald, aged 1. It was noted on the census that Ellen had had 9 children & only 7 were still alive.
Son Stanley, an engineer, emigrated to Canada in 1921 & lived in Calgary, Alberta.
Richard of East View, Seaton Delaval, died on June 21st, 1923 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Administration of his estate was granted to widow Ellen & his effects were £438.4s.4d.
The 1939 register shows Ellen living at 19 St Johns Terrace, Boldon, Co Durham with sons Richard & Gerald, both press photographers. Son Thomas & his wife Ada were also living in Boldon in 1939 & Thomas was a wayleave officer, electrical communications.
Ellen died on December 3rd, 1948 at 19 St Johns Terrace, East Boldon. Administration of her will was granted to son Gerald Oswald, press photographer & her estate was £826.18s.6d.
The children of Ellen Pallister & Richard Martin Rennison were:
p.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Thomas H Martin Rennison born December 17th 1885 at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland died July-September 1947 at Boldon, Co Durham
p.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Mary J Rennison born July-September 1889 at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland; died December 23rd, 1965 at Hexham, Northumberland
p.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 William Pallister Rennison born April-June 1890 at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland; died April-June 1890 at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland
p.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Richard Martin Rennison born April 24th, 1892 Seaton Delaval, Northumberland; died Jan-March 1942 at Sunderland
p.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 William Pallister Rennison born Oct-December 1895 at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland; died March 7th, 1952 at Backworth, Northumberland
p.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Stanley Rennison born July-September 1897 at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland
p.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Harold Rennison born Jan-March 1899 at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland; died April 9th, 1960 at Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
p.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Gerald Oswald Rennison born April-June 1905 at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland; died Oct-December 1905 at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland
p.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Gerald Oswald Rennison born August 7th, 1909 at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland; died September 22nd, 1980 at Sunderland