Robert George Pallister was the son of Mary Ann Pallister christened March 12th, 1841 at Lanchester, Co Durham.
At the time of the 1841 census Robert was 3 months old & living with his mother Mary Ann & grandparents Sarah & John Pallister at Hornsby Hill, Lanchester. His mother Mary Ann married William Proud in 1847 but Robert does not appear with them on any census.
In 1861 Robert was living at White House, Greencroft, Lanchester & working as a carter for farmer Edward Burdes?
Robert married Mary Judson on November 24th, 1863, at the United Methodist Free Church, Stockton. At the time of the wedding Mary was of Stockton & Robert was of Bishop Middleham. Mary was born at South Hetton & christened October 13th, 1844 at Easington, the daughter of Margaret & Samuel Judson, a carrier. Mary was living at home in Coxhoe, Co Durham in 1861 & working as a dressmaker.
At the time of the 1871 census Robert & Mary were at Clarence Hetton, Coxhoe, with Mary’s brother Siddle Judson, a railway engine driver, & her widowed mother Margaret. Robert was a railway stoker & he & Mary had a 10 month old daughter Annie Louisa.
Mary died in April-June 1880, aged 36, the death being registered at Auckland (includes Byers Green).
The children of Robert George Pallister & Mary Judson were
p.220.127.116.11.5.1.1 Annie Louisa Pallister christened June 15th, 1870 at Cambridge
Place Wesleyan Methodist, West Hartlepool, Co Durham
p.18.104.22.168.5.1.2 Samuel Robert Pallister born Oct-December 1872 at Coxhoe, Co Durham; died July-September 1873
p.22.214.171.124.5.1.3 Hannah Gertrude Pallister born July-September 1875 at Stockton, Co Durham; died Oct-December 1910 at Castle Ward, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
p.126.96.36.199.5.1.4 Ada Sarah Pallister born July-September 1878 at Coxhoe, Co Durham; died July-September 1941 in Co Durham
In 1881 Robert was living at Todhills, Byers Green, Co Durham & was a locomotive engine driver. Living with him was his mother-in-law Margaret (59) & 3 children – Annie L, Hannah G (5) & Ada Sarah (2).
Robert remarried in Jan-March 1884 at Stockton. His second wife was Mary Lowery, born May 13th, 1854 at Middle Rainton, Co Durham, the daughter of Mary & John Lowery.
In 1891 Robert & Mary were living at Ferryhill & Robert was described as an engine driver. With them were Robert’s children from his first marriage – Hannah & Ada - & he & Mary now had a 2 year old daughter Frances M.
Robert & Mary were still living at Ferryhill in 1901 & he still had the same occupation. Daughters Ada, a dressmaker with her own account, & Frances were still at home.
Robert died, aged 66, in July-September 1907 at Ferryhill.
In 1911 widowed Mary was housekeeper for widow Charles Garraway, a traction engine driver, & his daughter Margaret Isabella at Ross Terrace, Feryhill.
The children of Robert George Pallister & Mary Lowery were:
p.188.8.131.52.5.1.5 Frances Mary M Pallister born April-June 1888 at Ferryhill,
Co Durham; died July-September 1924 at Sedgefield, Co Durham