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Joseph Thompson Pallister [p.]

Joseph Thompson Pallister was the tenth child of John Pallister & Sarah Thompson born at Greencroft, Lanchester & christened February 10th, 1837 at Lanchester.

In 1841 Joseph was living at Hornsby Hill, Lanchester with his parents & 8 brothers & sisters.

Joseph was still living at home at Hornsby Hill in 1851.

Joseph married Ann Allison on November 10th, 1860, the marriage being registered at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Ann was christened February 9th, 1840 at Lanchester, Co Durham, the daughter of Ann & Thomas Allison, a master blacksmith.

Joseph & Ann (Palenter in index) were living at Lanchester in 1861 where Joseph was a mason. They were living in the same dwelling as Joseph’s sister Frances Maria & her husband George Bell, an agricultural labourer.

In 1871 Joseph & Ann were living at Ornsby Hill, Lanchester, next door to Joseph’s brothers William & James. Joseph was a mason & they had 4 children by this time – Sarah Ann (9), Thomas John (7), Ellen (5) & Hannah (1).

Joseph & Ann (Annie in census) had moved to Annfield Plain, Kyo by 1881 & Joseph was now a foreman mason. Children at home were Sarah A, Thomas J, Hannah & new arrivals Emma (7), Joseph T (3) & Frances (11 months). Daughter Ellen had died on October 3rd, 1878, aged 12 & was buried was buried at All Saints, Lanchester alongside her sister Elizabeth who was born in 1872 & died aged just 11 months.

The family were still living at Kyo in 1891, their address being Pontop Rows. Joseph was still a mason as was son Thomas who was still at home. Also at home were Hannah, Emma, a milliner, Joseph T, Frances & James (7).

Annie, aged 61, died in 1899, at 51 Pontop Rows, Annfield Plain  & was buried on May 3rd, 1899 at Harelaw Cemetery, Annfield Plain.

The children of Joseph Thompson Pallister & Ann Allison were:

p. Sarah Ann Pallister born Ornsby Hill, Lanchester & christened June 29th, 1862 at All Saints, Lanchester; died Oct-December 1936 at Sedgefield, Co Durham
p. Thomas John Pallister born February 21st, 1864 at Otley, W. Yorkshire
p. Ellen Pallister born Jan-March 1866 at Lanchester; died October 3rd, 1878 Annfield Plain, Kyo & buried at All Saints, Lanchester
p. Hannah Pallister born April 27th, 1869 at Lanchester, died May 30th, 1937 at Benwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

p.  Elizabeth Pallister born Oct-December 1871; died September 16th, 1872 at Annfield Plain, Kyo & buried at All Saints, Lanchester
p. Emma Pallister born Oct-December 1873 at Lanchester; died September 2nd, 1898 at Collierly, Lanchester
p. Joseph Thompson Pallister born July-September 1877 at Greencroft, Lanchester; died Pontop Rows, Annfield Plain & buried January 12th 1907 at Harelaw Cemetery, Annfield Plain
p. Frances Pallister born April 26th, 1880 at Lanchester; died 1966 in Stanley, Co Durham
p. James Pallister born April 23rd, 1883 at Kyo, Annfield Plain; died January 6th, 1973 at Annfield Plain, Co Durham

Joseph remarried on September 25th, 1899 at Westoe, South Shields, Co Durham. His new wife was Mary Ann Dickson, christened December 30th, 1860 in Melbourne, Australia. Mary Ann, daughter of Ann & George Dunn, was a British Citizen at the time of the 1901 census. Mary Ann had previously been married to Robert Dickson, a papermaker, who died in 1894. She had a son, George Robert Dickson (born Jan-March 1891 at Jarrow) who is listed in the next census as George R Pallister.

Son Thomas John married Isabel Hind in 1894 & in 1901 they were living at 6 Victoria Terrace, Kyo & Thomas was a mason.

In 1901 Joseph & Mary Ann were living at Pontop Rows, Annfield Plain, Kyo. Both Joseph & his son Joseph T from his first marriage were masons. George R Pallister (9), indexed as son, was also living with them.

Joseph died in 1903, aged 64, at Pontop Rows, Annfield Plain & he was buried on May 6th, 1903 at Harelaw Cemetery, Annfield Plain.

Daughter Frances married Henry Lake, an insurance agent, in Oct-December 1908 at Lanchester & in 1911 they were living at Chapel St, Tantobie, Co Durham with their 7 month old son, William. They were to have 3 more children - Harriet C in 1912, Joseph T in 1916 & Henry in 1919. [We are grateful to Michael Quinlyn-Nixon for information on his great grandparents, Frances & Henry.]   The 1939 register shows that Frances was widowed & living at 14 Bailey St, Stanley with sons Joseph & Henry, both coal miners.

In 1911 widowed Mary Ann was living at 33 Morton St, South Shields, Co Durham with her half-brother John Watson (43), a house joiner. With them was a 12 year old niece, Mary Walls.

Son Thomas John had been widowed by 1939 & was also living in Stanley, at 11 Murray Terrace.  He was now a retired mason.


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