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Charles Pallister [p.]

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. Elizabeth Pallister born at Woodham & christened July 8th, 1860 at Auckland St Andrew
p.  Thomas Pallister born at Woodham & christened July 27th, 1862 at Auckland St Andrew
p.  Charles William Pallister christened November 25th, 1864 at Auckland St Andrew; died July-September 1867 at Auckland
p.  Mary Eleanor Pallister born Oct-December 1865 at Crook & christened August 23rd, 1868 at Auckland St Andrew
p. Joseph Hall Pallister born Jan-March 1868 at Crook & christened August 23rd, 1868 at Auckland St Andrew; died April-June 1946 in Durham West




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