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Catherine Pallister [p.]

Catherine Pallister was the first child of Robert Pallister & Margaret Roscamp born July 31st, 1864 at Wrekenton & christened August 19th, 1864 at Chester-le-Street, Co Durham.

In 1871 Catherine, her younger sister & new born brother & parents were living at Boundary House, Gateshead.

By 1881 Catherine was working as a servant in the home of Henrietta Carrick & family in Whitley, Tynemouth, Northumberland.

On June 10th, 1889 Catherine married Andrew Crone at Gateshead, Co Durham.  Andrew was born Oct-December 1862 at Lamesley, Co Durham, the son of Margaret & John Crone, a coal miner.   Catherine’s sister Ann had married Andrew’s brother John Rutter Crone in 1888.

In 1891 Catherine & Andrew were living at Tunstall Terrace, Springwell & Andrew was a banksman at the colliery.  They had a 10 month old daughter Margaret.

On April 2nd 1897 Andrew, aged 34, & another man were tragically killed at Springwell Colliery when a cage fell upon him as he was working at the bottom of the shaft. He was buried on April 5th at St Thomas, Eighton Banks.

In 1901 widowed Catherine was living at Turnbull Terrace with daughters Margaret & Catherine (8).

Catherine was working as a caretaker at the Springwell Colliery Offices in 1911 & she & her 2 daughters were living at 1 Turnbull Terrace, Springwell.  Margaret was employed as assistant caretaker.

Daughter Margaret married William F Taylor in Jan-March 1916 at Gateshead.

The 1939 register shows Catherine & daughter Catherine living at 8 Turnbull Terace, Washington.  Young Catherine was described as incapacitated.

Catherine died on January 31st, 1946 at 8 Turnbull Terrace, Springwell.  Administration of her estate was granted on April 11th, 1946 to daughter Catherine Crone.  Her effects were £167.4s.1d.

Daughter Catherine died just 3 years after her mother on October 4th, 1949 at 8 Turnbull Terrace.  Administration of her estate was granted to John Crone civil servant, attorney of Margaret Taylor.  Her effects were  £546.15s.6d.

The children of Catherine Pallister & Andrew Crone were:

p.  Margaret Crone born April-June 1890 at Usworth, Co Durham
p.  Catherine Crone born October 27th, 1892 at Usworth, Co Durham; died October 4th, 1949 at 8 Turnbull Terr, Springwell



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