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Elizabeth Ella Pallister [p.]

Elizabeth Ella Pallister was the fifth child of Robert Speed Pallister & Elizabeth Thubron born September 22nd, 1871 & christened October 15th, 1871 at Wallsend.

Elizabeth Ella’s mother died in 1880 & her father remarried in March 1881.  At the time of the 1881 census Elizabeth Ella was living with 2 sisters, father & step-mother Hannah at James Mather St, Westoe, South Shields.  Her father had now returned to being a miner.

Elizabeth Ella was still living at home in 1891 at 10 Reservoir St, Wardley, Heworth.  She now had 2 younger half-sisters & a half-brother from her father’s second marriage.

In Jan-March 1897 Elizabeth Ella married  Thomas Hewitt at South Shields, Co Durham.  Thomas was born June 25th, 1861 at Lesbury, Northumberland, the son of Margaret & Thomas Hewitt, an agricultural labourer.

In 1901 Elizabeth Ella & Thomas were living in Drake St, Bill Quay, Heworth & Thomas was a platelayer at the railway.  They had 2 children by this time – Elizabeth (3) & Margaret (2).

Elizabeth Ella & Thomas had moved to Garden House, Bill Quay by 1911 & their family had grown to include Elizabeth & Margaret, Thomas (9), Violet (6), William (4) & James (2).  It was note on the census that one child had died.  Thomas was described as a playelayer with the North Eastern Railway.

The 1939 register shows Elizabeth & Thomas living at 28 Brack Terrace, Felling, Gateshead.  Thomas was now a retired platelayer with GNER.  Strangely Elizabeth’s year of birth was given as 1887!

Elizabeth Ella died, aged 77, in July-September 1949, her death being registered at Gateshead.

The children of Elizabeth Ella Pallister & Thomas Hewitt were:

p.  Elizabeth Hewitt born July-September 1897 at Bill Quay, Co Durham
p.  Margaret Hewitt born April-June 1899 at Bill Quay, Co Durham
p.  Thomas Hewitt born April-June 1902 at Bill Quay, Co Durham
p.  Lily Hewitt born July-September 1903 at Bill Quay, Co Durham;  died Jan-March 1905 at Bill Quay
p.  Violet Hewitt born Jan-March 1905 at Bill Quay, Co Durham
p.  William Hewitt born Jan-March 1907 at Bill Quay, Co Durham
p.  James Hewitt born July-September 1908 at Bill Quay, Co Durham




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