Mary Ann Pallister was the fifth child of John Pallister & Sarah Thompson christened July 2nd, 1824 at Lanchester.
In 1841 Mary Ann was living at Hornsby Hill, Lanchester with her parents & 8 brothers & sisters. Mary Ann had given birth to an illegitimate son, Robert George, 3 months prior to the census, who was also living at Hornsby Hill.
The child of Mary Ann Pallister was:
p.220.127.116.11.5.1 Robert George Pallister christened March 12th, 1841 at All Saints, Lanchester.
Mary Ann married William Proud in Oct-December 1847, the marriage being registered at Weardale, Co Durham. William was christened June 10th, 1821 at Lanchester, the son of Mary & William Proud.
In 1851 Mary Ann was living with her mother-in-law, Mary Proud, a 73 year old widow at Lanchester. She had 2 children listed with her – John W (2) & Mary J (under 1 month). Mary’s husband William was a journeyman blacksmith & at the time of the census he was living at Holmside Lane, Holmside, Nr Lanchester.
In 1861 William & Mary Ann were living at Brunswick St, Stockton where William was now a labourer at the foundry. There were 3 children with them – John William, Sarah J (10) & Moorhouse (6). They had a visitor William Renwick, aged 1 year & a 73 year old boarder, Mary Walton, formerly a laundress.
By 1871 William had returned to live at Holmside & his occupation was now given as a blacksmith. Although still described as married on the census, wife Mary Ann could not be found in the census. With William was their son, Moorhouse James.
In 1881 William was living at 2 Brick Flats, Lanchester & was described as a general labourer. He had a 50 year old housekeeper, Margaret Johnson.
The children of Mary Ann Pallister & William Proud were:
p.18.104.22.168.5.2 John William Proud born Jan-March 1849 at Lanchester
p.22.214.171.124.5.3 Mary/Sarah Jane Proud born 1851 at New Hall Holmside, Lanchester
p.126.96.36.199.5.4 Moorhouse James Proud born July-September 1854 at Middlesbrough, N. Yorks
p.188.8.131.52.5.5 Thomas Pallister Proud born September 19th, 1856 at Norton, & christened November 30th, 1856 at Norton, Stockton; buried February 1st, 1858 at St Thomas, Stockton