Mary Ann Pallister was the fourth child of Thomas Pallister & Mary Blackburn born 1817 at Havannah, (between Washington & Birtley), & christened January 5th, 1817 at Washington, Co Durham.
In 1841 Mary Ann was living with her parents & 4 brothers at Queen St, Thornley, Co Durham.
Mary Ann married John Wilde in 1846 at Chester-le-Street. John was born at Earsdon, Northumberland & christened December 2nd, 1822 at Saint Nicholas, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the son of Jane & John Wilde.
In 1851 Mary Ann & John were living at Birtley where John was a coal miner. They had a daughter Mary Ann (1) & also living with them were Mary Ann’s parents – Thomas (81) & Mary (70) & her brother William Pallister, a 25 year old labourer.
In 1861 Mary Ann & her 3 daughters were living with her sister Hannah, now married to Robert Hymers/Hindmarsh at Brickgarth, Birtley. Mary Ann was listed as married but John was not with her.
In 1871 Mary Ann was noted as head of the family, although her marital status was given as married. She was living at Brickgarth, Birtley with daughters Mary Ann, a domestic servant, Jane (18), a dressmaker & Hannah (14). Mary Ann was described as a field worker. Living next door was her sister Hannah & husband Robert Hindmarsh & their son Matthew.
Mary Ann died in July-September 1880, the death being registered at Chester-le-Street
The children of Mary Ann Pallister & John Wilde were:
p.184.108.40.206.1 Mary Ann Wilde born c1850 at Birtley, Co Durham
p.220.127.116.11.2 Jane Wilde born Jan-march 1853 at Birtley, Co Durham
p.18.104.22.168.3 Hannah Wilde born c1857 at Birtley, Co Durham