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Cuthbert Pallister [p.]

Cuthbert Pallister was the ninth child of William Pallister & Isabella Blackburn born March 13th, 1803 & christened June 19th, 1803 at Wallsend, Northumberland.

Cuthbert married Alice Wardle (nee Southern/Sutheron) on July 31st, 1824 at Longbenton, Northumberland.

Cuthbert & Alice's marriage

Alice was born July 17th, 1800 & christened October 5th, 1800 at Horton by Blyth, Northumberland, the daughter of Thomas Southern, a millwright, & Joanna Bealy. Alice’s first marriage to William Wardle took place on August 14th, 1820 at Longbenton. William Wardle died the next year at the age 23 & was buried on November 16th, 1821 at St Bartholemew’s, Longbenton. William & Alice who were living at Moor Edge, Northumberland had a daughter Mary who was christened on the very day that her father was buried.

At the time of the birth of their first child, Joanna, Cuthbert & Alice were living at Longbenton & Cuthbert was a pitman. By the time of the birth of their second child Ann Elizabeth in 1831, Cuthbert & Alice had moved to Felling Shore, Heworth & Cuthbert was described as an engineman.

Cuthbert was a Methodist & he was listed as one of the trustees who were responsible for securing land on which to build The Felling Primitive Methodist Chapel in 1833.

In 1841 Cuthbert & Alice were still living at Felling Shore, Heworth, Jarrow, Co Durham, where Cuthbert was an engineer. They had 3 children at home – Ann (10), John (8) & Alice (5). Also living with them was Mary Wardle, age given as 15 on the census, who was Alice’s daughter from her first marriage. Daughter Joanna (18) had left home & was listed as a servant living at the home of Cuthbert Frater & family at Low Felling, Heworth.

By 1851 Cuthbert & Alice had moved to Whickham & Cuthbert was now described as an engine wright. Daughter Ann Elizabeth was still at home & working as a straw bonnet maker, son John was employed as an apprentice druggist & daughter Alice Bell was also still at home.

Cuthbert & Alice had moved to 30 Bentinck St, Elswick, Newcastle by the time of the 1861 census. Cuthbert was an engine fitter & only daughter Alice B (24) was now at home & she was a school teacher.

Alice died in April-June 1867, aged 66, her death being registered at Newcastle.

The children of Cuthbert Pallister & Alice Wardle (nee Sutheron) were:

p. Joanna Pallister christened August 7th, 1825 at St Bartholemews, Longbenton; died April 29th, 1884 at the Albert Hotel, Spennymoor

p.  Isabella Pallister christened August 21st, 1828 in Bedlington, Northumberland; died at Felling Shore & buried February 28th, 1831 at St Mary’s Heworth, Co. Durham
p. Ann Elizabeth Pallister christened September 11th, 1831 at Heworth, Co.Durham; died December 14th, 1887 at Gateshead, Co Durham
p. John Pallister born December 3rd, 1832 at Felling Shore, christened December 5th, 1832 at All Saints, Silver St Primitive Methodist, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; died May 20th, 1886 at 617 West Main St, Ottumwa, Iowa, USA
p. Isabella Pallister born December 3rd, 1832 at Felling Shore, christened December 5th, 1832 at All Saints, Silver St Primitive Methodist, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
p. Alice Bell Pallister born August 17th, 1835 at Felling Shore, christened August 29th, 1835 at All Saints, Silver St Primitive Methodist, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; died Jan-March 1916 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne
p. William Cuthbert Pallister christened July 9th, 1838 at Heworth, Co. Durham, died July-September 1838 at Gateshead

On April 2nd, 1871 Cuthbert married for the second time. The marriage took place at Nelson Street Primitive Methodist Chapel, Newcastle. His new wife was Jane Sanderson, a 59 year old spinster. On the marriage certificate Cuthbert gave his age as 60! At the time of the marriage Cuthbert was living at 18 Railway Terrace, Newcastle, the home of his daughter Alice & her husband Daniel Perkins. Jane gave her address as Armstrong St, Newcastle & she was born November 20 th , 1811 at Longbenton & christened December 29th, 1811 at All Saints, Newcastle. She was the daughter of Mary Soulsby & Thomas Sanderson, a coal miner. Witnesses at the wedding were Marianne & William A Gibson, an engine fitter.

Cuthbert 's marriage to Jane Sanderson in 1871

At the time of the 1871 census Cuthbert & Jane, listed as Fanny on the census, were living at 29 Armstrong St, Elswick, Newcastle. Cuthbert was still working as an engine fitter.

In 1881 Cuthbert, now aged 78, was living with his daughter Alice B now married to Daniel Perkins, a labourer & their son John. They were living at 47 Hawes St, Elswick & Cuthbert was still described as a fitter. Although Cuthbert was listed as married his wife Jane was not with him. Sadly she was in Elswick Workhouse at that time, presumably ill.

Jane died, aged 68, in Jan-March 1882, her death being registered at Newcastle.

Cuthbert died April-June 1885, aged 82, his death being registered at Newcastle.


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