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Ada Adele Pallister [p.]

Ada Adele Pallister was the eleventh child of Thomas Pallister & Isabella Nasbitt, born December 29th, 1874 at Lanchester, Co Durham.

Ada’s mother died in 1880 & in 1891 Ada was living with her father Thomas, a butcher, & his third wife Annie at Front St, Lanchester. 

Ada married Edward Ridley in Jan-March 1901 at Tynemouth, Northumberland.  Edward was born c1874 at Try Em All, Lanchester, the son of Mary & Joseph Ridley, a farmer.

Soon after their marriage Ada & Edward were living at Carr Grange, Brinkley, Northumberland in 1901 where Edward was a farmer.  With them was Ada’s sister Mary Pallister.

In 1911 Ada & Edward were living at 10 Ravensworth Crescent, Kells Lane, Low Fell, Gateshead, Co Durham & Edward was now described as a dairy farmer.  They had 3 children by this time – Constance Mary (8), Amy Isabella (7) & Thomas Pallister (7 months).  Living with them was Edward’s brother John Ridley, also a dairy farmer, & Ada’s twin sisters, Mary & Frances Pallister.  Frances was described as a costumier.

Edward died on May 4th, 1938 at Glen Afton, Junction Rd, Norton-on-Tees, Co Durham.  Probate was granted on July 26th, 1939 to widow Ada Adele & his effects were £822.

The 1939 register shows widowed Ada living at 13 Jameson St, Stockton & with her was sister Mary Pallister & John Ridley, a retired farmer.

Ada died, aged 80, in July-September 1954 in south east Durham.

The children of Ada Adele Pallister & Edward Ridley were:

p.  Constance Mary Ridley born July-September 1902 at Wallsend, Northumberland
p.  Amy Isabella Ridley born Jan-March 1904 at Wrekenton, Co Durham
p.  Thomas Pallister Ridley born August 15th, 1910 at Low Fell, Co Durham; died July-September 1975 at Isle of Wight, Hampshire



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