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John Pallister [p.]

John Pallister was the second child of Thomas Pallister & Christiana Stabler christened July 25th, 1830 at Houghton-le-Spring, Co Durham.

John & his parents were living at Rushyford, Windlestone in 1841 along with 3 younger brothers & a sister.  Charles’s father was an itinerant blacksmith & as evidenced by the birthplace of the children.

By 1851 John had left home & was working as a blacksmith (journeyman).  He was visiting Thomas Johnson, also a journeyman blacksmith, & his family at the time of the census in Coundon, Co Durham.

A notice in the Durham Chronicle of December 13th, 1850 announced that John had taken over the business of  grocer & tea dealer at 106 Claypath, Durham from the Misses Hedley. 

John married Sarah Hare in April-June 1852 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Sarah was born c1831 & christened August 19th, 1832 in Wolsingham, Co Durham, the daughter of Ann & George Hare, a joiner.

The Durham County Advertiser of September 3rd, 1858 carried a notice to say that John was removing his stock of groceries & provisions from the premises at 106 Claypath to 52 Gilesgate where in future his business would be conducted.

John & Sarah were living at 52 Gilesgate, Durham in 1861 & John was a grocer.  They had 3 children – Ann E (6), Eleanor (4) & Thomas (1).

In 1871 John & Sarah were living at 21 George St, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland & John was described as a store keeper.  Children at home were Thomas (11), John (9), William (7), George H (4) & Sarah J (2).

The family were still living in Elswick in 1881, now at 30 Strickland St & John was still a storekeeper.  Still living with them were sons, Thomas, a clerk, John, a joiner, William & George, both errand boys, & daughter Sarah, a scholar, & another son Arthur, aged 9.

In 1888 son Thomas married Sarah Ann Hare in Benwell, Northumberland.  They appear to have had no children of their own but the 1911 census shows them living in Corbridge, Northumberland with a 15 year old adopted daughter, Mary Jane Driver Leslie. Thomas was described as a ship’s broker.

In 1891 John & Sarah & family were still in Elswick, now 89 George Rd. & John continued to work as a storekeeper.  Sons John, a joiner, & William, a fitter, & Arthur S, a clerk were still at home, as was daughter Sarah J.  Strangely the census lists John as being born at Romaldkirk, Yorks!

Sarah, aged 66, died in Oct-December 1897 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Widowed John was again listed as being from Romaldkirk in the 1901 census & is now a retired storekeeper.  With him was son John, a ship’s joiner, & daughter Sarah J.  They were living at 195 Tamworth Rd, Elswick.

John died on October 10th, 1910 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

In 1911 son John & daughter Sarah Jane were still living together at 195 Tamworth Rd, Elswick.  John was still a joiner.

The children of John Pallister & Sarah Hare were:

p.  Jane Ann Pallister born April-June 1853 in Durham; died December 8th, 1853 in Crossgate & buried December 11th, 1853 at St Margaret’s, Durham
p.  Ann Elizabeth Pallister born at Crossgate, Durham & christened April 1st, 1855 at St Margaret’s, Durham
p.  Eleanor (Nellie) Pallister born July-September 1856 in Durham
p.  Thomas Pallister born April-June 1860 in Durham; died April-June 1920 in Hexham, Northumberland
p.  John Pallister born Oct-December 1861 in Newcastle
p.  William Pallister born Oct-December 1863 in Newcastle
p.  George Hare Pallister born July-September 1866 in Newcastle
p.  Sarah Jane Pallister born Oct-December 1868 in Newcastle
p.  Arthur Stabler Pallister born Jan-March 1872 in Newcastle (married Annie Mary Ridley in 1898)




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