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Isabella Pallister [p.]

Isabella Pallister was the ninth child of William Speed Pallister & Mary Bellwood born September 14th, 1880 at Backworth, Northumberland.

In 1881 the family were living at 1 Whitley Row, Whitley, Northumberland.

By 1891 Isabella was living at home with her parents & brothers & sisters at 26 Melton Terr, New Hartley, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland. 

In 1901 Isabella was still living at home at North View, Walbottle with her parents & brothers & sisters. 

Isabella married Robert Best in Jan-March 1902 at Castle Ward, Northumberland.  Robert was born April 17th, 1873 at Jesmond, Northumberland, the son of Alice & James Best, a coachman.

In 1911 Isabella & Robert were living at Trewick, Bolam Vicarage, Bolam & Belsay, Newcastle-upon-Tyne & Robert was a domestic groom.  They had 3 children by this time – James (8), William (5) & Kathleen Sullivan (3), all born at Wylam. Both James & William were registered as being admitted to Belsay County First School in 1911.

Later in 1911 on August 24th, twins were born to Isabella & Robert – Frederick E & John Speed P.

Daughter Kathleen married Alexander Jobson in April-June, 1931 at Castle Ward, Northumberland.  The 1939 register shows them living at 25 Salisbury Rd, Wood Green, Middlesex.  Alexander was a subpostmaster.

The 1939 register shows Isabella & Robert living at Hall Stables Belsay, Northumberland where Robert was a groom chauffeur. 

Son John married Gertrude O Gammon early in 1939 at Edmonton, Middlesex & the 1939 register shows John & Gertrude living at 6A Cambridge Rd, Enfield, Middlesex & John was a machine operator, RSA.

Robert of Belsay Hall died on November 18th, 1942 at Leazes Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Probate was granted to son John Speed Pallister Best, winding engineman & his effects were £412.14s.3d.

The children of Isabella Pallister & Robert Best were:

p.  James Best born December 18th,1902 at Wylam, Northumberland
p.  William Best born July 6th, 1905 at Wylam, Northumberland
p.  Kathleen Sullivan Best born January 22nd, 1908 at Wylam, Northumberland
p.  Frederick E Best born August 24th, 1911 at Belsay, Northumberland
p.  John Speed Pallister Best born August 24th, 1911 at Belsay, Northumberland; died December 25th, 1972 at 163 Hewitt Avenue, Haringey, London N22


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