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.18.104.22.168.3.1 Frances Pallister born April-June 1864 at Perkinsville, Pelton; died November 26th, 1932 at Stonecroft, Washington Village, Co Durham
p.22.214.171.124.3.2 Jane Ann Pallister born July-September 1866 at Perkinsville, Pelton, died August 6th 1932 at Chester-le-Street
p.126.96.36.199.3.3 Mary Pallister born April-June 1869 at Perkinsville, Pelton; buried August 6th, 1900 at Birtley
p.188.8.131.52.3.4 Elizabeth Pallister born Oct-December 1871 at Perkinsville, Pelton; died Oct-December 1940 in Co Durham
p.184.108.40.206.3.5 Hannah Pallister born Jan-March 1875 at Pelton; died Jan-March 1885 at Birtley
p.220.127.116.11.3.6 Alice Pallister born April-June 1877 at Birtley, Co Durham