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Hannah Pallister [p.]

Hannah Pallister was the fourth child of John Pallister & Sarah Thompson christened May 30th, 1822 at Lanchester, Co Durham.

Hannah married Robert Siddle on December 24 th , 1843 at Lanchester, Co Durham. Both Hannah & Robert signed the register. At the time of the wedding Robert was a butcher living at Shotley Bridge, Medomsley Parish & Hannah was living at Hornsby Hill. Witnesses at the wedding were John Pallister, William Pallister & George Martin. Robert was born February 8 th , 1819 at Shotley Bridge, Co Durham, the son of John Siddle, a labourer.

In 1851 Hannah & Robert were living at New Cassop, Durham where Robert was a butcher. They had 4 children – Elizabeth (7), Hannah Ann (5), Robert John (3) & Sarah Jane (8 months). Living with them at the time of the census was Hannah’s brother, James Pallister (15), an apprentice butcher.

By 1861 Hannah & Robert were living at Commercial Row, Coxhoe, Co Durham & Robert was now an innkeeper. Children at home were Elizabeth, Hannah Ann, Robert John, Sarah Jane (7), Frederick J M (3) & Thomas (1). The last 3 children were all born at Kelloe, suggesting they had spent some time living there.

In 1871 the family had moved to 3 High St, Whitworth, Spennymoor, Co Durham & Robert was again described as a butcher, as was son Robert John. Also at home were Sarah, Frederick, George Walton (9) & James (6). Son Thomas was not found in the census & there is a death registered for Thomas Siddle, aged 10, registered in Oct-December 1869 at Auckland which includes Whitworth.

Hannah & Robert were still at the same address in 1881 & only sons George & James were still at home, both working as butchers.

By 1891 Hannah & Robert had moved to Clappersgate, Easington, Co Durham & Robert was now described as a general labourer at the age of 72! Son Frederick who was still at home was a butcher.

Hannah died on February 15th, 1897, aged 75, her death being registered in Durham.

Robert died in December 1897, aged 78, the death being registered in Durham.

The children of Hannah Pallister & Robert Siddle were:

p. Elizabeth Siddle born November 4th, 1843 at Shotley Bridge, Co Durham & christened December 24th, 1843 at Lanchester, died February 21st, 1916
p. Hannah Ann Siddle christened October 26th, 1845 at Lanchester, Co Durham
p. Sarah Jane Siddle born Oct-December 1850 at Cassop, Co Durham, died Oct-December 1851 at Durham
p. Sarah Siddle born 1853 at Kelloe, Co Durham
p. Frederick James Moorhouse Joseph Siddle born Jan-March 1858 at Kelloe, Co Durham
p. Thomas Siddle born July-September 1859 at Kelloe, Co Durham
p. George Walton Siddle born April-June 1862 at Coxhoe, Co Durham
p. James Siddle born April-June 1865 at Chilton Cottages, Ferryhill, Co Durham


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