Charles Pallister was the sixth child of Thomas Pallister & Christiana Stabler born Oct-December 1837 at Rushyford, Co Durham.
Charles & his parents were living at Rushyford, Windlestone in 1841 along with 3 older brothers & an older sister. Charles’s father was an itinerant blacksmith & as evidenced by the birthplace of the children .
Charles was still at home in 1851, now in the village of Woodham, Co Durham.
Charles married Hannah Pallister in July-September 1859, the marriage being registered in Darlington. Hannah was born c1834 in Crook, the daughter of Elizabeth Hall & John Pallister, an agricultural labourer (son of Richard born c1804 in Bradbury nr Sedgefield).
In 1861 Charles & Hannah were living in Woodham & Charles was a blacksmith like his now deceased father. They had a 10 month old daughter, Elizabeth, & also living with them was a 15 year old blacksmith apprentice, James Buckton.
By 1871 Charles & Hannah were living at Freeholders Holmes, Crook with Billy Row, Co Durham. The family had grown to include John George (15), Elizabeth (10), Thomas (8), Mary Ellenor (5) & Joseph Hall (3). Charles continued to work as a blacksmith as did son John. John was in fact the illegitimate son of Hannah who was born at Woodham & christened April 7th, 1856 at Aycliffe. At the time of the 1861 census he was living with his grandparents Elizabeth & John Pallister at Woodham.
Charles & Hannah had moved to High Hope St, Crook & Billy Row by 1881 & Charles was still a blacksmith. At home were Thomas, a blacksmith, Mary Eleanor & Joseph Hall, both scholars, & daughter Elizabeth & her husband William Dodds, a colliery brakesman, & their 3 month old daughter Mary Hannah.
The family had moved again by 1891 & were now living at High Grange, Newton Cap, Bishop Auckland. Mary E was still at home as was Joseph H, now a fireman, stationary engine. Granddaughter Mary Hannah continued to live with her grandparents.
Hannah died aged 66 in July-September 1900 at Bishop Auckland.
In 1901 widowed Charles, now a colliery blacksmith, was living at North Bitchburn, Helmington & Hunwick, Bishop Auckland. Living with him were granddaughter Mary Hannah Dodd, a dressmaker, & grandson Charles William Dodd (18), an apprentice blacksmith.
By 1911 Charles had retired & was living with daughter Elizabeth & husband William Dodd & family at Old Cold Knott, Harperley Station, Co Durham.
Charles, aged 87, died in Oct-December 1925 in Auckland.
The children of Charles Pallister & Hannah Pallister were:
p.220.127.116.11.1.6.1 Elizabeth Pallister born at Woodham & christened July 8th, 1860 at Auckland St Andrew
p.18.104.22.168.1.6.2 Thomas Pallister born at Woodham & christened July 27th, 1862 at Auckland St Andrew
p.22.214.171.124.1.6.3 Charles William Pallister christened November 25th, 1864 at Auckland St Andrew; died July-September 1867 at Auckland
p.126.96.36.199.1.6.4 Mary Eleanor Pallister born Oct-December 1865 at Crook & christened August 23rd, 1868 at Auckland St Andrew
p.188.8.131.52.1.6.5 Joseph Hall Pallister born Jan-March 1868 at Crook & christened August 23rd, 1868 at Auckland St Andrew; died April-June 1946 in Durham West