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Thomas Lister [li.7.3]

Thomas Lister was the third child of Thomas Lister & Hannah Herring born 1856 at Ormesby, Yorks.

In 1861 Thomas & his parents & family were living at Ormesby, Yorks.

By 1871 Thomas was working as a servant on the farm of William Clough at Yearley House in the village of Ingleby Barwick, near Stockton, Yorks.

In 1881 he was working as a general labourer & at the time of the census he was lodging with the Shields family at Oliver St, Linthorpe.

Thomas married Margaret Easby on December 18th, 1884 at Wilton, Nr Guisbrough.  Both gave their address as Lazenby.  Witnesses at the wedding were James Lister (Thomas’s brother) & George Goodey.   Margaret was the daughter of Jane & Robert Easby, a labourer, born December 17th, 1860 & at Lazenby & christened January 17th, 1861 at Wilton.

By 1891 Thomas & Margaret were living at Queen St, Lazenby, Wilton, Yorks where Thomas was an agricultural labourer. They had 3 children – Gertrude A (5), Beatrice J (3) & Winifred A (1), & also living with them was Margaret’s father, Robert Easby, a 65 year old widower who was an agricultural labourer. Thomas' uncle Richard Lister [li.8] & his wife were living nearby in Queen St.

In 1901 Thomas was working as a horse keeper in an ironstone mine & he & Margaret were living at Wilton, Yorks & had 5 children at home – Alice (11), Flora (9), Mary (7), Emily (5) & Olive (3). Margaret’s father Robert (76), a stud groom was still living with them, as was a niece Hannah Easby (5). Daughter Beatrice Jane was working as a domestic servant with George Jackson (a butcher) and family in Queen St Wilton at the time of the census.

Daughter Gertrude Annie married Isaac Hammerton , an ironstone mine worker,  in 1905.  Daughter Beatrice married  Johnson Husband in 1909, a shifter at the ironstone mine.

In 1911 Thomas and Margaret were living at Park Farm, Wilton Bank Top, Guisborough, and Thomas continued to work as a horse keeper above ground at the ironstone mine. Listed at home were Annie and Beatrice (both listed as Lister but married!). However Beatrice was recorded in the 1911 census as living with her husband Johnson Husband and their one year old daughter Dorothy at Wilton.   Alice, Florence (a housemaid), Mary (dress maker), Emily, Olive, and new arrivals Violet (9) and Gustina (7) were all at home.

Thomas, aged 58, died in 1916 & was buried May 19th at St Cuthbert’s, Wilton.

Daughter Winifred married James Watson in 1918 & in 1939 they were living in Guisborough where James was a timekeeper clerk for a contractor.  Daughter Emily also married in 1918, her husband being Harry Wright, a Private with the motor ambulance convoy in the RASC.  Daughter Olive also married in 1918, her husband being Henry Towle, but sadly Olive died just 3 years later.

The 1939 register shows widowed Margaret living with her widowed daughter Violet Freeman & family at 81a Market Place, Thirsk, N. Yorks.  Violet had married George Freeman in 1924 at Middlesbrough.  She married again in 1949, her second husband being Louis Johnson.

Margaret, aged 85, died in 1945 & was buried on January 16th at St Cuthbert’s, Wilton.

Daughter Margaret Gustina who was working as a cook at the Fleece Hotel, Thirsk in 1939 decided to marry in 1964, when she married Jim Hopps at Thirsk, N. Yorks.

The children of Thomas Lister & Margaret Easby were:

li.7.3.1 Gertrude Annie Lister born Jan-March 1886 at Lazenby, buried May 29th, 1915 at St Cuthbert’s, Wilton, Guisborough

li.7.3.2 Beatrice Jane Lister born Jan-March 1888 at Lazenby, buried October 11th, 1922 at St Cuthbert’s, Wilton,

li.7.3.3 Winifred Alice Lister born September 20th, 1889 at Lazenby; buried October 16th 1963 at Guisborough Cemetery

li.7.3.4 Florence Lister born Jan-March 1892 at Lazenby; buried May 20th, 1920 at St Cuthbert’s, Wilton

li.7.3.5 Mary Hannah Lister born Oct-December 1893 at Lazenby; died August 4th, 1912 & buried at St Cuthbert’s, Wilton

li.7.3.6 Emily Lister born Jan-March 1896 at Lazenby

li.7.3.7 Olive Lister born April-June 1898 at Lazenby; buried July 7th, 1921 at St Cuthbert’s, Wilton, Guisborough

li.7.3.8 Violet Lister born July 11th, 1901 at Wilton Bank Top.

li.7.3.9 Margaret Gustina Lister born February 15th, 1904 at Wilton Bank Top; died March 1980 at Northallerton, N. Yorks


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