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John Pallister [p.]


John Pallister was the second child of John Pallister & Ellinor Yealder born at Windlestone & christened June 12th, 1780 at Auckland St Andrew, Co Durham.

John married Tamar Lowes (Lowis) on August 13th, 1804 at Wath, N. Yorks.  Tamer was of Wath & John was of Auckland St Andrew.  Witnesses at the wedding were Elizabeth Smith & Enoch Atkinson.  Tamar was born c1771 in Middleton in Teesdale.

In 1832 John was recorded in the Poll Books as living at Windlestone & having a freehold house etc at Witton Gilbert, Co Durham.   This property was inherited from his uncle William Yealder of Witton Gilbert.

Tamar died in 1837 & was buried December 3rd, 1837 at Windlestone, Co Durham.

In 1841 widowed John was living at Cottages, Windlestone & described as an agricutural labourer. With him was granddaughter Jane Pallister, the daughter of son Thomas.

John died in 1850 & was buried on November 21st at Witton Gilbert, Co Durham.  At the time of writing his will on October 26th, 1850 John was a yeoman of Witton Gilbert.  John left all his estate & effects to his children, Thomas, Eleanor (married to Joseph Smith, butcher of Witton Gilbert) & Jane (married to John Young, butcher of Durham), subject to a legacy of £5 to his daughter-in-law Sarah Pallister.  His will was proved on March 18th, 1851 by daughter Eleanor Smith & his effects were £20.  (The identity of Sarah Pallister awaits clarification.  However there is a record of John Pallister, a blacksmith, married to Sarah in the 1841 census of Norton, Stockton, Co Durham.  John’s brother Thomas was also a blacksmith.)

The children of John Pallister & Tamar Lowes were:

p.  Thomas Pallister born January 3rd, 1806 & christened February 9th, 1806 at Auckland St Andrew; died January 27th, 1859 at Woodham, Co Durham
p.  Eleanor Pallister born January 14th, 1808 & christened February 21st, 1808 at Auckland St Andrew; died February 24th, 1887 at 28 Sutton St, Durham & buried February 28th, 1887 at Auckland St Andrew
p.  John Pallister born November 7th, 1809 & christened December 10th, 1809 at Auckland St Andrew
p.  Jane Pallister born April 14th, 1812 & christened May 17th, 1812 at Auckland St Andrew; died at Sutton St, Durham & was buried on March 31st, 1889 at St Margaret’s, Durham



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