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George Pallister [p.]

George Pallister was the fourth child of Cuthbert Pallister & Jane Dodds born at Windleston & christened October 19th, 1831 at Auckland St Andrew, Co Durham.

In 1841 George, his parents & younger sister were living at Windleston, St Andrew Auckland, where his father was an agricultural labourer.

In 1851 George was working as a farm labourer for farmer William Walker at Grindon, Preston-le-Skerne, Co Durham.

George married Margaret Smith on July 6th, 1858 at Auckland St Helens.  Margaret was born c1835 at Bildershaw, Co Durham, the daughter of John Smith.

George & Margaret were living at Bolam Loft, West Auckland in 1861 where George was an agricultural labourer.  They had a 1 year old son, John William.

The family were still at the same address in 1871 & George continued to work as an agricultural labourer.  As well as son John they now had a daughter Mary Jane, aged 7.

In 1881 George & Margaret were living in West Auckland & George was now described as a farm servant, as was son John who was still at home. Daughter Mary was also living with her parents.

George & Margaret were listed at Staindrop Rd, West Auckland in 1891 & George continued to work as an agricultural labourer.  Both children were still at home & John was now working as a railway platelayer.

Margaret, aged 60, died in April-June 1895 in Auckland.

In 1901 widowed George was still at the same address & was now described as a cow keeper.  Mary & John, still a railway platelayer, were both still living at home.

George, aged 70, died in Jan-March 1902 at Auckland.

The children of George Pallister & Margaret Smith were:

p.  John William Pallister born Jan-March 1860 & christened May 6th, 1862 at Bishop Auckland; died 1928 & buried West Auckland Cemetery (m. Ann Little)
p.  Mary Jane Pallister born July-September 1863 in Auckland; died 1905 & buried West Auckland Cemetery




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