Sarah Jane Pallister was the first child of John Pallister & Sarah Thompson born at The Parsonage, Lanchester & christened December 13th, 1817 at Lanchester.
In 1841 Sarah was living at Hornsby (Ornsby) Hill, Lanchester with her parents & 8 brothers & sisters. Sarah was described as a dressmaker.
On November 5th, 1843 Sarah married John Hardy at Lanchester. John was of Annfield Plain & both he & Sarah signed the register. John was an enginewright, as was his father John Hardy. Witnesses at the wedding were John Pallister, William Pallister & Edward Wilkinson.
Sarah & John had a daughter, Sarah Jane, born in April 1844. Sadly Sarah died very soon after her daughter’s birth, on April 17th, 1844 & was buried at All Saints, Lanchester. She was just 27 years old.
Headstone of Sarah Jane at All Saints, Lanchester
In 1851 daughter Sarah Jane was living with her grandparents, John & Sarah Pallister, at Hornsby Hill, Lanchester. By 1861 Sarah Jane was working as a servant for John Henderson, a colliery agent, & his wife Mary, a confectioner. They were living at Framwellgate Bridge, Crossgate, Durham.
Daughter Sarah Jane was to marry Joseph Siddle in 1864 & they were to have 3 daughters.
The children of Sarah Jane Pallister & John Hardy were:
p.188.8.131.52.1.1 Sarah Jane Hardy born April 1844 at Hornsby Hill, Lanchester; died April-June 1886 at Sunderland, Co Durham