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Hannah Pallister [p.]

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.

Hannah died, aged 54, in Jan-March 1907, her death being registered at Chester-le-Street.

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 Jan-March 1920 at Chester-le-Street.

The children of Hannah Pallister & Robert Stephenson were:

p.  Robert Stephenson born July-September 1877 at Ewe Hill, Ouston, Co Durham
p.  John Stephenson born c1883 at Ewe Hill, Ouston, Co Durham
p.  James Pallister Stephenson born July-September 1884 at Ewe Hill, Ouston, Co Durham; died Oct-December 1959 in Co Durham



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