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Peter Pallister [p.]

We are grateful to Nick Reay, 3x great grandson of Peter Pallister for information on Peter & his children

Peter Pallister was the sixth child of William Pallister & Isabella Blackburn born at Iveston & christened January 10th, 1796 at All Saints, Lanchester, Co. Durham.

Peter's baptism record from Bishop's Transcripts (also showing the baptism of Peter's cousin John Pallister [p.])

Peter married Catherine Gerry on October 6th, 1822 at St Paul’s, Jarrow, Co Durham. Witnesses at the wedding were Thomas Sheldon & Jane Dodds. Catherine was born c1798 at Boldon, Co Durham & there is a christening for Catherine Garrey on April 13th, 1800 at Boldon, the daughter of Ann & Francis Garrey.

It is recorded in a family bible that Peter & Catherine had 9 children from 1823 until 1841. Sadly their first daughter Anna Louisa, born in 1825 died, aged just 6, at Boundary House & was buried on April 3rd, 1831 at St John's, Gateshead Fell. It appears that the family lived at Boundary House, Wrekenton until at least 1871.

In 1841 Peter & Catherine were living at Gateshead & Peter was described as a husbandsman. They had 7 children at home at this time – William (17) a coal miner, Isabella (13), Hannah (11), Peter (8), Mary (6), Catherine (4) & Robert ( 1 month).

They were at Wrekenton, Gateshead by 1851 & Peter was now a horse keeper at the colliery. Living with them was daughter Isabella, now married to John Pattison (31), an agricultural labourer from Northumberland. Also at home were Hannah, Catherine & Robert.

Peter & Catherine were still living at Wrekenton in 1861 but Peter had left the colliery & was now an agricultural labourer. Children Catherine & Robert were still at home, Robert was a blacksmith’s apprentice.

In 1871 Peter, now 76, & Catherine, 70, were still at Wrekenton, Gateshead, now living at Boundary House. Son Robert & his family were also living at the same address. Living with Peter (a husbandman out of employment) & Catherine were daughter Catherine & a grandson Joseph, aged 9.

Peter, aged 82, died & was buried on July 18th, 1871 at St Thomas’, Eighton Banks, Gateshead.

Catherine died aged 76 & was buried on May 29th, 1874 at St Thomas’, Eighton Banks, Gateshead.

The children of Peter Pallister & Catherine Gerry were:

p. William Pallister born January 18th, 1823 at Southwick, Sunderland, christened March 23rd, 1823 at St Hilda’s, South Shields, buried December 17th, 1871 at Holy Trinity, Usworth, Co Durham

p. Anna Louisa Pallister born February 27th, 1825; died 1831 at Boundary House, Wrekenton & buried April 3rd, 1831 at St John, Gateshead Fell, Co Durham
p. Isabella Pallister born June 1st, 1827 at Gateshead, Co Durham
p. Hannah Pallister born January 21st, 1830 & christened February 14th, 1830 at Gateshead Fell, Co Durham
p. Peter Pallister born June 17th, 1832 & christened July 8th, 1832 at Gateshead Fell, Co Durham, died July-September 1847 at Gateshead
p. Mary Ann Pallister born October 23rd, 1834 & christened November 16th, 1834 at Gateshead Fell, Co Durham; buried on August 4th, 1909 at St Thomas, Eighton Banks, Co Durham
p. Catherine Pallister born January 17th, 1837 & christened February 12th, 1837 at Gateshead Fell, Co Durham; died November 2nd, 1909 at 19 The Lawe, South Shields

p. Margaret Pallister born June 6th, 1839 at Gateshead & christened July 7th, 1839 at Gateshead Fell; died at Boundary House, Wrekenton, & buried May 21st, 1840 at Gateshead Fell
p. Robert Pallister born April 26th, 1841 at Wrekenton & christened May 19th, 1841 at Gateshead Fell; died at Coach Rd, Wrekenton & buried November 24th, 1895 at Eighton Banks, Gateshead


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