Hannah Pallister was the second child of Robert Pallister & Mary Anne Cook born c1853 at Birtley, Co Durham.
In 1861 Hannah was at home with her parents, 2 sisters & 2 brothers at Belmont Colliery, Pittington, Co Durham.
Hannah was working as a domestic servant for Jane Turnbull, a grocer, in Birtley in 1871.
Hannah married Robert Stephenson in April-June 1874 at Chester-le-Street. Robert was born c1833 at West Rainton, Co Durham.
In 1881 Hannah & Robert were living at Ewe Hill, Ouston & Robert was a coal miner. They had a 4 year old son named Robert.
The family were still living at Ewe Hill in 1891 & Robert was still working as a coal miner. As well as son Robert, now working as a mason, they now had 2 more sons, John (8) & James (6).
By 1901 Robert had retired from mining & he & Hannah were living at 48 Hylton Terrace, Pelton, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham. All 3 sons were still at home – Robert & John were a brick layers (masons), & James was a joiner’s apprentice.
Son James married Mary Ann Graham in Oct-December 1905 at Chester-le-Street & they were to have a son Norman on March 4th, 1910. In 1906 James became a member of the Chester-le-Street Union of Amalgamated Society of Carpenters & Joiners.
Hannah died, aged 54, in February 1907, her death being registered at Chester-le-Street. She was buried in Pelton Cemetery.
In 1911 widowed Robert was living alone at 48 Hylton Terrace, Pelton. He recorded on the census that he & Hannah had had 5 children, 2 of whom had died.
There is a death for Robert Stephenson, aged 87, recorded in January 1920 at Chester-le-Street. He was buried in Pelton Cemetery.
The 1939 register shows son Robert & his wife Hannah were living at Rendale, Park Rd South, Chester-le-Street & Robert was a bricklayer. Son John William & his wife Barbara Hannah (nee Lowther) were living at 3 Edward Terr, Chester-le-street in 1939. John was a colliery mason. Son James & his family were living at 2 Bede Terr, Chester-le-Street in 1939.
The children of Hannah Pallister & Robert Stephenson were:
p.22.214.171.124.2.1 Robert Stephenson born December 7th, 1876 at Ewe Hill, Ouston, Co Durham
p.126.96.36.199.2.2 John Thomas Stephenson born Oct-December 1879 at Ouston; died Oct-December 1880 at Ouston
p.188.8.131.52.2.3 John William Stephenson born June 22nd, 1882 at Ewe Hill, Ouston, Co Durham; died February 16th, 1959 at 3 Edward Terrace, Chester-le-Street
p.184.108.40.206.2.4 James Pallister Stephenson born July-September 1884 at Ewe Hill, Ouston, Co Durham; died Oct-December 1959 in Co Durham