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Frances Pallister [p.]

Frances Pallister was the first child of William Pallister & Mary Ann Goundry born April-June 1864 at Perkinsville, Pelton, Co Durham.

Frances & her 2 younger sisters & their parents were living at Perkinsville, Pelton in 1871 where father William was a coal miner.

Frances was still living at home in 1881, now Concrete Houses, Ouston, Co Durham & was working as a pupil teacher.

By 1891 the family had moved to 5 Talbot Terrace, Birtley & Frances was now described as an assistant school mistress.

In 1901 Frances was living with her sister Jane Ann & her husband Anthony Kell at 3 Lawrence St, Chester-le-Street  at the time of the census.  Frances was a school cookery teacher.

In Jan-March 1908 Frances married Robert Fawcus Gray at Chester-le-Street.  Robert was born July-September 1875 at Washington Station, Co Durham, the son of Jane Fawcus & Samuel Gray, a farmer & grocer.

In 1911 Frances & Robert were living at Stonecroft, Washington Village, Co Durham & Robert was a grocer & hay dealer.

Frances’ widowed sister Jane Ann Kell died at Stonecroft, the home of Frances & Robert, on August 6th, 1932.

Frances died soon after her sister on November 26th, 1932 at Stonecroft, Washington Village.  Administration of her estate was granted to widowed Robert, a motor driver, on March 17th, 1933.  Her effects were £134.8s.

Robert, of Stonecroft, Washington, died September 1st, 1946 at The Hospital of St John of God, Scorton, Yorks.  Probate was granted on January 30th, 1947 to neice Dorothy Fawcus McKenna, spinster, & William Tudor Sayce Thorp, solicitor. His effects were £1,563.7s.5d.




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