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Dorothy Pallister [p.]

Dorothy Pallister was the first child of William Pallister & Margaret Thompson christened June 1st 1851 at Lanchester, Co Durham.

The family were living at Blackhill, Benfieldside, Co Durham in 1861 & Dorothy’s father William was described as a mason & stone cutter.  She had a younger brother, John.

In April-June 1869 Dorothy gave birth to a baby girl named Clara.

The children of Dorothy Pallister were:

p.  Clara Pallister born May 21st,1869 in Lanchester, Co Durham; died May 28th, 1951 at 1 Stephenson St, Gateshead

Dorothy was still living at home with her parents in 1871, now Ormsby Hill, Lanchester, and with her was her 1 year old daughter Clara.

Dorothy married William Forrest Thain on November 16th, 1872 at Eglingham, Northumberland.  William was born c1848 at Chillingham, Northumberland, the son of Margaret Forrest & Archbold Thain, a miller.

In 1881 Dorothy & William were living at East Bolton, Alnwick, Northumberland where William was a domestic servant & butler to Thomas S Clarke, a barrister & Justice of the Peace.  They had 4 children at this time – William A (8), Margaret P (6), Albert E (4) & Elizabeth T (2).  Also with them was Dorothy’s daughter Clara, a scholar.

The family were still living in Bolton in 1891 & William was now working as a gardener.  At home were daughters Margaret & Elizabeth, & new additions John Thomas (9) & Walter F (6).

Dorothy & William were living at Hotspur Place, Alnwick in 1901 & William was described as a gardener (not domestic).  Daughter Elizabeth was still at home & sons John, a journeyman blacksmith, & Walter, a plumber’s apprentice.  There was a 3 year old granddaughter, Ethel, with them as well as 3 boarders.

By 1911 William was employed as church caretaker & he & Dorothy were living at Pottergate, Alnwick.  With them was granddaughter Ethel, a scholar.

Dorothy died at The School House, High Heworth, Gateshead, Co Durham in July-September 1929.

William died in Jan-March 1934 at Gateshead, Co Durham.

The children of Dorothy Pallister & William Forrest Thain were:

p.  William Archbold Thain born March 23rd, 1873 & christened April 20th, 1873 at Eglingham, Alnwick
p.  Margaret Pallister Thain born October 14th, 1874 & christened November 15th, 1874 at Eglingham, Alnwick
p.  Albert Edward Forrest Thain born Oct-December 1876 at Alnwick
p.  Elizabeth Thompson Thain born Jan-March 1879 at Alnwick
p.  John Thomas Thain born September 21st, 1881 at Bolton, Alnwick
p.  Walter Forrest Thain born August 29th, 1884 at Bolton, Alnwick




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