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Sarah Jane Pallister [p.]

Sarah Jane Pallister was the first child of Thomas Pallister & Isabella Nasbitt christened May 14th, 1854 at All Saints, Lanchester, Co Durham.

In 1861 Sarah Jane was living with her parents & 2 sisters & 2 brothers at Hornsby Hill, Lanchester where her father was a butcher.

Sarah Jane was still living at home at Ornsby Hill in 1871 & she now had 7 sisters & 3 brothers.

On November 20th, 1875 Sarah Jane married Moses Dormand, a widower, in the parish of St Andrew’s,  Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Moses  was christened November 11th, 1849 at Whickham, the son of Ann Brown & John Dormand. John Dormand was responsible for, & joint owner of a new colliery close to Lanchester.  This occasion in June 1868 was much celebrated by the village of Lanchester.

In 1881 Sarah Jane & Moses were living at 160 Albert Rd, Hedworth Monkton & Jarrow & Moses was a brick & pipe manufacturer.  They had 3 children by this time – John P (4), Thomas G (3) & Arthur H (1).  They also had a domestic servant.

By 1887 the family had moved south to Danby, N. Yorks where Moses was manager of a pottery.

By 1891 the family had returned north to 8 Georges Rd, Wallsend, Northumberland & Moses had the same occupation.  The family had grown & as well as John, a grocer’s apprentice, Thomas, Arthur Head, they also had Sidney (8), Mabel, (6) & Hubert (1).

Son John married Letitia Maud Nicholson in Jan-March 1900 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne & in 1901 was working as a marine engineer & living with Letitia’s parents in Elswick, Newcastle.

Sarah Jane & Moses were still living in Wallsend in 1901, now at 9 James Terrace.  At home were Thomas, a draughtsman, Arthur, a tailor,  Sidney, a butcher, Mabel, Hubert & Ada (5).  Moses was now a clerk, book keeper.

In 1911 the family were living at The Avenue, Wallsend & Moses was now a storekeeper at the shipyard.  Still living at home were Thomas Gladstone, a naval draughtsman at the shipyard, Arthur Head, a tailor, Sidney Addison, a butcher, Hubert Moorhouse, a butcher & Ada.  Daughter Mabel Isabella & her husband William Nattress, an analytical chemist at the copper works, were also living with them.

Son Arthur served as a mechant seaman during WW1 & sons Sidney & Hubert served as gunners with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

Sarah Jane died, aged 66, in Jan-March 1921 in Tynemouth, Northumberland.

Son Hubert married Beatrice Sutherland in April-June 1921 in Sunderland.

Daughter Ada married Robert G Little in April-June 1924 at Tynemouth.

Son Sidney & his wife Jane G (nee Edington) & their 2 children emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in January 1926.  He was listed on the ship manifest as a butcher.  A notice of death for Sidney in 1951 mentions his children, Peg & Bill.

Moses died on December 19th, 1934 at 8 Bloomfield Avenue, Walkerville, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Probate was granted on April 18th, 1935 to daughter Ada Holt Little, wife of Robert Graham Little & his effects were £381.17s.6d.

The children of Sarah Jane Pallister & Moses Dormand were:

p.  John Pallister Dormand born May 1st, 1876 at Lanchester, Co Durham;   died February 5th, 1959 at the Withington Hospital, Manchester

p.  Thomas Gladstone Dormand born 1878 in Lanchester & christened January 22nd, 1878 at the Primitive Methodist Church, Shotley Bridge, Co Durham; died Oct-December 1914 at Tynemouth

p.  Arthur Head Dormand born November 15th, 1879 at Jarrow, Co Durham

p.  Sidney Addison Dormand born July-September 1882 at Jarrow, Co Durham; died January 2nd 1951 at 52a Vale St, St Kilda, Sidney, Victoria, Australia

p.  Mabel Isabella Dormand born Jan-March 1885 at Jarrow, Co Durham; died Jan-March 1919 at Tynemouth

p.  Harry Humphries Dormand born at Commondale, Danby & christened June 23rd, 1887 at Danby, N. Yorks; died at Commondale & buried November 2nd, 1887 at St Cuthbert & St Gregory, Kildale, N. Yorks

p.  Hubert Moorhouse Dormand born May 22nd 1889 at Guisborough, N. Yorks; died May 21st, 1978 at Stoke Poges, Bucks

p.  Adeline (Ada) Holt Dormand born February 11th, 1896 at Jarrow, Co Durham; died Jan-March 1965 at Claro, W. Yorks



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