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Mary Ann Pallister [p.]

Mary Ann Pallister was the tenth child of Robert Pallister & Rachael Blakey born April-June 1865 at Tynemouth, Northumberland.

Mary Ann was living at home in 1871, 1 Country View, Cambois, Morpeth, Northumberland with her parents & older brother William & sister Isabella.

By 1881 Mary Ann’s father had died & she & her sister Rachel were both living with her father’s cousin, Joanna Pallister [p.], now married to Peter Burn Davison, a publican.  They were living at Catherine St, Whitworth, Spennymoor, Co Durham & Mary was working as a barmaid.  Mary Ann’s mother was still living near Morpeth with son William, a coal miner.

Mary Ann married John Dixon January 7th, 1884 at St Andrew’s, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  John was born c1857 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the son of Eleanor and Robert Dixon, a blacksmith.

In 1891 Mary Ann & John were living at 34 Edgar St, Hedworth Monkton & Jarrow, Northumberland & John was working as a riveter.  They had 3 children by this time – Eleanor Elliott (6), Rachel (4) & Robert Pallister (2).

Mary Ann died on May 23rd, 1897 at  34 Edgar St, Jarrow.

In 1901 widowed John was living with his sister  Christiana & her husband Joseph Chatt, a shipyard worker, at 41 Dee St, Jarrow.   John was still working as a riveter & with him were children Robert P & a daughter Wilhelmina (5).  Daughters Eleanor & Rachel were both working as domestic servants for Joseph Fellows & his family, a publican at the Rose & Crown Inn, Ryton Woodside, Co Durham. 

Daughter Eleanor was to marry Philip Robson, a coal miner, in July-September 1903 at Gateshead, Co Durham & daughter Rachel married Frank Horwood, a ship plate riveter, in April-June 1907 at South Shields. Son Robert married Ethel Tallack in October-December 1908 at South Shields.

In 1911 John was living at a lodging house in Jarrow, 32,34,36 Stanley Street.  He was still a riveter at the shipyard.

The children of Mary Ann Pallister and John Dixon were:

p.  Eleanor Elliott Dixon born July-September 1884 at Blyth, Northumberland; died April-June, 1969 at Maidstone, Kent

p.  Rachel Dixon born October-December 1886 at Jarrow, Co.Durham; died 0ct-Dec 1962 at South Shields

p. Robert Pallister Dixon born January 9th, 1889 at Jarrow, Co.Durham

p. William Pallister Dixon born July-September 1891 at Jarrow, Co.Durham, died April-June 1892 at Jarrow

p. Wilhelmina Dixon born 1895 at Jarrow, Co.Durham



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