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Joseph Thompson Pallister [p.]

Joseph Thompson Pallister was the tenth child of John Pallister & Sarah Thompson born at Greencroft, Lanchester & christened February 10th, 1837 at Lanchester.

In 1841 Joseph was living at Hornsby Hill, Lanchester with his parents & 8 brothers & sisters.

Joseph was still living at home at Hornsby Hill in 1851.

Joseph married Ann Allison in Oct-December 1860, the marriage being registered at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Ann was christened February 9th, 1840 at Lanchester, Co Durham, the daughter of Ann & Thomas Allison, a master blacksmith.

Joseph & Ann (Palenter in index) were living at Lanchester in 1861 where Joseph was a mason. They were living in the same dwelling as Joseph’s sister Frances Maria & her husband George Bell, an agricultural labourer.

In 1871 Joseph & Ann were living at Ornsby Hill, Lanchester, next door to Joseph’s brothers William & James. Joseph was a mason & they had 4 children by this time – Sarah Ann (9), Thomas John (7), Ellen (5) & Hannah (1).

Joseph & Ann (Annie in census) had moved to Annfield Plain, Kyo by 1881 & Joseph was now a foreman mason. Children at home were Sarah A, Thomas J, Hannah & new arrivals Emma (7), Joseph T (3) & Frances (11 months). Daughter Ellen had died in Oct-December 1878, aged 12.

The family were still living at Kyo in 1891, their address being Pontop Rows. Joseph was still a mason as was son Thomas who was still at home. Also at home were Hannah, Emma, a milliner, Joseph T, Frances & James (7).

Son Thomas John married Isabel Hind in July-September 1894 at Lanchester.

Annie died in April-June 1899, the death being registered at Lanchester.

The children of Joseph Thompson Pallister & Ann Allison were:

p. Sarah Ann Pallister born Ornsby Hill, Lanchester & christened June 29th, 1862 at All Saints, Lanchester
p. Thomas John Pallister born Jan-March 1864 at Otley, W. Yorkshire
p. Ellen Pallister born Jan-March 1866 at Lanchester; died Oct-December 1878 at Lanchester
p. Hannah Pallister born April 27th, 1869 at Lanchester, died May 30th, 1937 at Benwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
p. Emma Pallister born Oct-December 1873 at Lanchester
p. Joseph Thompson Pallister born July-September 1877 at Greencroft, Lanchester, died Jan-March 1907 at Sedgefield
p. Frances Pallister born April-June 1880 at Lanchester; died 1966 in Stanley, Co Durham
p. James Pallister born April 23rd, 1883 at Kyo, Annfield Plain; died January 6th, 1973 at Annfield Plain, Co Durham

Joseph remarried in July-September 1899 at South Shields, Co Durham. His new wife was Mary Ann Dickson (nee Watson), born c1860 in Melbourne, Australia but was a British Citizen at the time of the 1901 census. Mary Ann had previously been married to Robert Dickson, a papermaker, who died in 1894. She had a son, George Robert Dickson (born Jan-March 1891 at Jarrow) who is listed in the next census as George R Pallister.

In 1901 Joseph & Mary Ann were living at Pontop Rows, Annfield Plain, Kyo. Both Joseph & his son Joseph T from his first marriage were masons. George R Pallister (9), indexed as son, was also living with them.

Joseph died in April-June 1903, aged 64, the death being registered at Lanchester.

Daughter Frances married Henry Lake, an insurance agent, in Oct-December 1908 at Lanchester & in 1911 they were living at Chapel St, Tantobie, Co Durham with their 7 month old son, William. They were to have 3 more children - Harriet C in 1912, Joseph T in 1916 & Henry in 1919. [We are grateful to Michael Quinlyn-Nixon for information on his great grandparents, Frances & Henry.]

In 1911 widowed Mary Ann was living at 33 Morton St, South Shields, Co Durham with her brother John Watson (43), a house joiner. With them was a 12 year old niece, Mary Walls.


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