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Isabella Pallister [p.]

Isabella Pallister was the eighth child of Thomas Pallister & Isabella Nasbitt, born March 3rd, 1868 at Lanchester, Co Durham.

Isabella was living at home at Ornsby Hill, Lanchester in 1871 & she now had 7 sisters & 3 brothers.

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

Isabella married Thomas Holt in April-June 1894 at Lanchester.  Thomas was born May 9th, 1865 in Tow Law, Co Durham, the son of Margaret & George Holt, a master shifter at the colliery.

In 1901 Isabella & Thomas were living at Chester Moor, Chester-le-Street & Thomas was a colliery engineman.  They had 3 children by this time – Margaret A (4), Eva (2) & Ada M (1).  Also living with them was Minnie Raine (13), the daughter of Isabella’s sister Margaret who had died in 1888 soon after having given birth to Minnie.

Isabella & Thomas were still living at Chester Moor in 1911 & Thomas was now described as a colliery winding engineman above ground.  Children at home were Margaret Annie, an apprentice dressmaker, Eva Isabella, Ada Mildred & George Thomas (6).  Niece Minnie Raine was still living with them.

Daughter Eva married John C Hall in April-June 1932 in Chester-le-Street.

Son George married Nora Ingram in April-June 1937 in Easington & in 1939 they were living at 3 Arcadia Estate, Chester-le-Street with their family.  George was a stockbroker’s managing clerk.

The 1939 register shows Isabella & Thomas living at 8 Lumley Terrace, Chester-le-Street & Thomas was now a retired colliery engineman.  With them was daughter Eva, now Eva Hall, & Isabella’s sister Frances, all doing domestic duties.

Isabella died on November 12th, 1945 at 8 Lumley Terrace, Chester-le-Street.

Thomas died on May 18th, 1951 at 8 Lumley Terrace, Chester-le-Street.

The children of Isabella Pallister & Thomas Holt were:

p.  Margaret Annie Holt born July-September 1896 at Burnhope, Co Durham
p.  Eva Isabella Holt born September 17th, 1898 at Burnhope, Co Durham
p.  Ada Mildred Holt born Jan-March 1900 at Chester Moor, Co Durham; died July 16th, 1925 at Picton, Yarm, Yorks
p.  George Thomas Holt born May 30th, 1904 at Chester Moor, Co Durham



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