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Clara Pallister [p.]

Clara Pallister was the first child of Dorothy Pallister born May 21st, 1869 in Lanchester, Co. Durham.

In 1871 Clara & her mother Dorothy were living with Dorothy’s parents, Margaret & William Pallister, in 1871, at Ormsby Hill, Lanchester.

Clara’s mother married William Forrest Thain in 1872 & at the time of the 1881 census she & her mother & step-father were living at East Bolton, Alnwick, Northumberland where William was a domestic servant & butler to Thomas S Clarke, a barrister & Justice of the Peace.  She had 2 half brothers & 2 half sisters.

In 1891 Clara was working as a general servant for farmer Joseph Robinson & his family at Low Friarside, Tanfield, Co Durham.  Also working for the farmer was Thomas Waugh.

Clara married Thomas Waugh in Jan-March 1894 at Gateshead.  Thomas was born September 16th, 1870 at Rookhope, Co Durham, the son of Ann & Thomas Waugh, an iron miner.

In 1901 Clara & Thomas were living at 40 Newton St, Bensham, Gateshead where Thomas was a grocer, shop keeper working from home.  They had 4 children at this time – John W (6), Margaret A (4), Ada (3) & Annie (11 months).

The family were still at the same address in 1911 & Thomas was a grocer & general dealer.  Son John William was still at home & working for his father as a general carter.  Daughters Margaret, Ada & Annie were still at home & there were 2 new additions to the family – Hilda (8) & Thomas (4).

The 1939 register shows Clara & Thomas living at 1 Stephenson St, Gateshead & Thomas was now a coal dealer & general dealer.  Still at home were Ada & Annie, both doing domestic duties, & Hilda who was a shopkeeper.

Clara died on May 28th, 1951 at 1 Stephenson St, Gateshead.  Administration of her estate was granted to son John William, coal merchant, & daughter Hilda Waugh.  Her effects were £458.16s.7d.

Thomas died on June 29th, 1951 at 1 Stephenson St, Gateshead. Administration of his estate was granted to son John William, coal merchant, & daughter Hilda Waugh.  His effects were £1,154.182.

The children of Clara Pallister & Thomas Waugh were:

p.  John William Waugh born Jan-March 1895 at Gateshead
p.  Margaret Ann Waugh born July-September 1896 at Gateshead
p.  Ada Pallister Waugh born July 27th, 1898 at Gateshead
p.  Annie Waugh born April 6th, 1900 at Gateshead
p.  Hilda Waugh born January 30th, 1904 at Gateshead
p.  Thomas Waugh born July-September 1906 at Gateshead




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