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John Pallister [p.]


John Pallister was the first child of Mary Ann Pallister born at White House, Heworth & christened March 7th, 1858 at Heworth, Co Durham.

At the time of the 1861 census Mary Ann Palister & son John were living with Thomas Coulson, a quarryman, at Blue Quarries, Gateshead. Mary Ann was described as a house servant and with them was Christopher C Palister, aged 3 months. This was presumably another illegitimate child of Mary Ann as both she & Thomas were listed as unmarried. Mary Ann married Thomas Coulson on May 4th, 1861.

In 1871 John was living with his mother & step-father & his surname was now given as Coulson. They were living at Eighton Banks, Lamesley, Co Durham. John's brother Christopher had died in 1863.

John married Jane Stewart Forbes on August 6 th , 1876 at Eighton Banks. Jane was born December 29th,1854 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the daughter of Jane Stewart & McKenzie Alexander Forbes.

In 1881 John & Jane were living next door to his mother & step-father at Eighton Banks. Like his step-father John was a stone quarryman. They had a daughter Mary A (3) & son Alexander (1).

John & Jane were still at Eighton Banks in 1891& living next door to John's widowed mother. John was still a stone quarryman. At home were children Mary A, McKenzie A (Alexander), Jane S (9), Jessie (7) & Susan (4).

In 1901 John & Jane were still at Eighton Banks & John was now described as a freestone quarryman. At home were Mary Ann, McKenzie A, a coal miner hewer, Susan & Jemima (4). Daughter Jessie was working as a housemaid for Arthur C Richardson, a merchant & ship broker, & family in Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  In April-June of that year son Mackenzie married Margaret Ann Wanless in Chester-le-Street.

John & Jane were living at Favels Cottage, Eighton Banks in 1911& John had now become a shifter at the coal miner. Only daughter Jemima was still at home. All their 6 children were still alive. Daughter Jane Stewart was employed as a waiting maid at the home of William David Robb, a corn merchant, and family at 7 Grosvenor Villas, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the time of the 1911 census.  Jane never married & at the time of her death in 1965 she was living at 33 King St, Birtley, Co Durham.

Son Mackenzie & wife Margaret Ann were living at Springfield Avenue, Eighton Banks in 1911 with their 3 sons & 2 daughters.  Mackenzie was still a coal miner. The 1939 register shows Mackenzie & family living at 8 James St, Chester-le-Street & he was still a coal miner. With him was wife Margaret, son Edward, a sheet metal worker, son Norman, clerk & typist & daughter Margaret Ann, a hairdresser.

Daughter Susan married John Snowball in 1911 & the 1939 register shows Susan & John, a church verger, living at 16 Mitchell St, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham.

John died, aged 57, on December 28th,1915 in Chester-le-Street & was buried on December 31st, 1915 at St Thomas, Eighton Banks.

Jane died, aged 69, & was buried January 10th, 1924 at St Thomas, Eighton Banks.


The children of John Pallister & Jane Stewart Forbes were:

p. Mary Ann Pallister born January 29th, 1878 at Lamesley, Co Durham

p. Mackenzie Alexander Pallister born December 22nd, 1879 at Lamesley, Co Durham; died April-June 1944 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne

p. Jane Stewart Pallister born January 31st, 1882 at Lamesley, Co Durham; died May 6th, 1965 at Dryburn Hospital, Durham

p. Jessie Pallister born February 4th,1884 at Lamesley, Co Durham; died December 14th, 1945 at Morris House, Birtley, Co.Durham

p. Susan Pallister born January 26th, 1887 at Lamesley, Co Durham; died Oct-December 1970 at North Durham

p. Jemima Pallister born June 13th, 1896 at Lamesley, Co Durham; died Oct-December 1955 at Isle of Wight, Hampshire



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