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Catherine Pallister [p.]

Catherine Pallister was the first child of Robert Pallister & Margaret Roscamp born July 31st, 1864 at Wrekenton & christened August 19th, 1864 at Chester-le-Street, Co Durham.

In 1871 Catherine, her younger sister & new born brother & parents were living at Boundary House, Gateshead.

By 1881 Catherine was working as a servant in the home of Henrietta Carrick & family in Whitley, Tynemouth, Northumberland.

In April-June 1889 Catherine married Andrew Crone at Gateshead, Co Durham.  Andrew was born Oct-December 1862 at Lamesley, Co Durham, the son of Margaret & John Crone, a coal miner.   Catherine’s sister Ann had married Andrew’s brother John Rutter Crone in 1888.

In 1891 Catherine & Andrew were living at Tunstall Terrace, Springwell & Andrew was a banksman at the colliery.  They had a 10 month old daughter Margaret.

On April 2nd 1897 Andrew, aged 34, & another man were tragically killed at Springwell Colliery when a cage fell upon him as he was working at the bottom of the shaft.

In 1901 widowed Catherine was living at Turnbull Terrace with daughters Margaret & Catherine (8).

Catherine was working as a caretaker at the Springwell Colliery Offices in 1911 & she & her 2 daughters were living at 1 Turnbull Terrace, Springwell.  Margaret was employed as assistant caretaker.

Daughter Margaret married William F Taylor in Jan-March 1916 at Gateshead.

The 1939 register shows Catherine & daughter Catherine living at 8 Turnbull Terace, Washington.  Young Catherine was described as incapacitated.

Catherine died on January 31st, 1946 at 8 Turnbull Terrace, Springwell.  Administration of her estate was granted on April 11th, 1946 to daughter Catherine Crone.  Her effects were £167.4s.1d.

Daughter Catherine died just 3 years after her mother on October 4th, 1949 at 8 Turnbull Terrace.  Administration of her estate was granted to John Crone civil servant, attorney of Margaret Taylor.  Her effects were  £546.15s.6d.

The children of Catherine Pallister & Andrew Crone were:

p.  Margaret Crone born April-June 1890 at Usworth, Co Durham
p.  Catherine Crone born October 27th, 1892 at Usworth, Co Durham; died October 4th, 1949 at 8 Turnbull Terr, Springwell



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