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Hannah Maria Lister [li.9]

Hannah Maria Lister was the ninth child of Thomas Lister & Ann Pattison christened July 31st , 1831 at Ormesby, Yorks.

In 1841 Hannah was living at home with her parents & family at Ormesby.

In 1851 Hannah was working as a servant at the home of her sister Ann, now married to butcher Robert Robinson who were living at West St, Middlesbrough with their 2 children.

Hannah (now calling herself Maria) married George Kirk in July-September 1856 at Stockton. George was the son of Mary & John Kirk, a carpenter, christened December 7th, 1828 at Thirsk, Yorks.

In 1861 Maria & George were living at Albert Rd, Middlesbrough with daughters Mary A (2) & Sarah (2 months old). George was a builder.

George & Maria had 2 more children – Elizabeth, born in 1863 & George born in 1865 after George’s death.

George  died on October 21st, 1864 at Middlesbrough.  He was buried on October 25th at Linthorpe Cemetery.  His will with a codicil was proved on February 16th, 1865 by widow Hannah Maria,  Thomas Kirk of Slingsby (George’s brother), county station master  and Robert Robinson of Middlesbrough (George’s brother-in-law), butcher.  George’s effects were under £800.

The children of Hannah Maria Lister & George Kirk were:

li.9.1 Mary Ann Kirk christened January 22nd, 1859 at Middlesbrough

li.9.2 Sarah Kirk christened December 14th,  1860 at Middlesbrough

li.9.3 Elizabeth Kirk christened March 26th, 1863 at St Hilda’s, Middlesbrough

li.9.4 George Kirk christened March 9th, 1865 at St Hilda’s, Middlesbrough

Hannah Maria remarried on December 13th, 1868, at St John’s, Middlesbrough.  Witnesses at the wedding were Ann Alice Stainsby & John Stainsby. Her second husband was Isaac Phillips who was christened April 10th, 1828 at Penderyn, Brecon, Wales, the son of Margaret & Isaac Phillips, a farmer. He had previously been married to Elizabeth with whom he had at least 3 children.

Hannah died, aged 39, & was buried on July 17th, 1870 at Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough. 

Hannah & Isaac had a son, John Adam, born 1869 at Middlesbrough who was living with his widowed father Isaac at Albert Rd, Middlesborough at the time of the 1871 census. Isaac was a rail inspector.

In 1871 both Hannah's daughters Mary A & Sarah Kirk were scholars boarding at Cromwell Terr, Middlesbrough with Henry & Jane Wilson. Maria’s son George Kirk was living with his cousin John Stainsby [sb.6.1] & his wife Ann Alice in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough in 1871.

Isaac died on February 4th, 1878, aged 51, at the North Yorkshire Asylum, Yorkshire.  Administration of his estate was granted in October 1882 to John Heskett of Carbon Villa, South Bank, works manager, his attorney & son John now residing at Port Augusta, South Australia.  His effects were £35. 

In 1881 Sarah was a governess at Catterick School, Yorks & her sister Mary Ann was visiting her aunt Ann, sister of Hannah Maria, married to Robert Robinson, at High Denmark St, Middlesbrough. By 1881 son John Phillips had been adopted by John Heskett, the manager of a steel works. At the time of the 1881 census John & his adopted family were living at Carbon Villa, Eston, Yorks

It appears that son John Adam Phillips, along with the Heskett family, emigrated to Australia between 1881 and 1886, the year John Heskett died.  John was to marry Ella Bertram Kellie & they had 2 sons, Geoffrey Broome Phillips & Jack Kellie Phillips.  In 1928 a newspaper article mentioned that John was working as a newsagent.  The family lived in Melbourne, Victoria where John died, aged 75, on September 2nd, 1944 at St Mary’s Hospital, Wangaratta.  Both John & wife Ella (who died in 1927) were buried at the Maddingley Cemetery, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.

By 1891 daughter Sarah had married John George Mills, director of a public company, & they had moved south & were living in Penge, London.  With them was Sarah’s sister Mary Ann.

At the time of the 1911 census Mary Ann was still unmarried & continued to live with her sister Sarah & husband John George Mills.  They were living at The Chalet, Stafford Rd, Wallington, Surrey. 

The children of Hannah Maria Lister & Isaac Phillips were:

li.9.5 John Adam Phillips christened April 27th, 1869 at Middlesborough;  died September 2nd, 1944 at St Mary’s Hospital, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia


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