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William Pallister [p.]

William Pallister was the third child of Thomas Pallister & Frances Lamb (nee Brown) born c1845 at Birtley, Co Durham.

In 1851 William, his parents & brother & sister were living at Look Out, Birtley.

William’s father died in 1854 & his mother remarried in 1857 to George Robson.

In 1861 William was living at Ouston Village, Co Durham with his mother & step-father. Three step-brothers & a step-sister were living with them as well as William’s brother Thomas Pallister. Both Thomas & William were coal miners.

William married Mary Ann Gou(n)dry on March 19th, 1864 at the parish church of St Mary & St Cuthbert, Chester-le-Street. They were both 19 at the time of marriage & William was a collier, like his deceased father Thomas. William was able to sign the register but Mary Ann made her mark. Witnesses at the wedding were Joanathan Blackburn & John Burnip (parish clerk). Mary was born c1845 at Chester-le-Street, the daughter of Matthew Goudry, a collier.

In 1871 William & Mary were living at Perkinsville, Pelton, Co Durham near to William’s mother & step-father. William was a coal miner & he & Mary had 3 children – Frances (6), Jane Ann (4) & Mary (1).

By 1881 they had moved to Concrete Houses, Ouston & William was still a coal miner. Daughter Frances was now a pupil teacher & other children at home were Mary, Elizabeth (9), Hannah (6) & Alice (3). Daughter Jane Ann was working as a general servant for farm steward Robert Richardson at the Farm House, Ouston.

William & Mary had moved to 5 Talbot Terrace, Birtley by 1891 & William was now a coal miner’s checkweighman. Daughter Frances was now an assistant school mistress & Jane was a dress maker.
Daughters Elizabeth, a draper’s assistant, & Alice were also at home. Sadly daughter Hannah had died in 1885, aged 9. Daughter Mary was working as a draper’s assistant & lodging at Haswell Lane, Haswell, Co Durham at the time of the 1891 census.

Daughter Jane Ann (Jennie) married Anthony Kell in April-June 1892 at Chester-le-Street, a stone mason.

In 1901 William & Mary & daughter Alice were still living at Talbot Terr. William was described as a coal worker above ground.

Mary died in July-September 1906, aged 61, her death being registered at Chester-le-Street.

William died in Jan-March 1908, aged 63, his death being registered at Chester-le-Street.

The children of William Pallister & Mary Ann Goundry were:

p. Frances Pallister born April-June 1864 at Perkinsville, Pelton; died November 26th, 1932 at Stonecroft, Washington Village, Co Durham
p. Jane Ann Pallister born July-September 1866 at Perkinsville, Pelton, died August 6th 1932 at Chester-le-Street
p. Mary Pallister born April-June 1869 at Perkinsville, Pelton; buried August 6th, 1900 at Birtley
p. Elizabeth Pallister born Oct-December 1871 at Perkinsville, Pelton; died Oct-December 1940 in Co Durham
p. Hannah Pallister born Jan-March 1875 at Pelton; died Jan-March 1885 at Birtley
p. Alice Pallister born April-June 1877 at Birtley, Co Durham


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