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Elizabeth Pallister [p.]

Elizabeth Pallister was the fourth child of William Pallister & Mary Ann Goundry born November 13th, 1871 at Perkinsville, Pelton, Co Durham.

Elizabeth, her parents & 3 of her sisters were living at Concrete Houses, Ouston, Co Durham in 1881 where her father was a coal miner.

By 1891 the family had moved to 5 Talbot Terrace, Birtley & Elizabeth was working as a draper’s assistant.

Elizabeth married Thomas Mallabar in April-June 1893 at Chester-le-Street.  Thomas was born July-September 1872 at Birtley, the son of Margaret A & William Mallabar, an iron moulder.

In 1901 Thomas & Elizabeth were living at Dennison Place, Birtley & Thomas was a grocer’s assistant.  They had 4 children by this time – William (5), Mary (4), & 1 year old twins John (George) Hector McDonald & Henry Frederick Roberts.

Thomas died on November 24th, 1910 at 65 Mitchell St, Birtley.  Administration of his will was granted on April 7th, 1911 to widow Elizabeth.  His effects were £322.17s.1d & resworn as £337.17s.1d.

In 1911 widowed Elizabeth was still living at 65 Mitchell St with 4 children – William, a joiner for a builder & contractor, Mary & the twins Hector & Roberts.  They had a boarder, Matthew Watson, who was a grocer.  It was noted on the census that Elizabeth  had had 6 children, only 4 of whom were living.

The 1939 register shows Elizabeth living at the Bungalow, Fairfield Acres, Barnard Castle.  She was living next door to daughter Mary who had married James U Elder in 1920.  Mary was the proprietress of a guest house at Fairfield Acres & James was a market gardener.

The 1939 register shows son William & his wife Maud living at 76 Moor Head, Newcastle-upon-Tyne & William was a chauffeur for the Coop.  Their son Ronald was an office boy for the Coop stores.

Son George & his wife Edith were living at 20 Ormonde Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1939 & George was a menswear salesman.

Elizabeth died in Oct-December 1940 in Co Durham. 

The children of Elizabeth Pallister & Thomas Mallabar were:

p. Beulah Mallabar born April-June 1893 at Birtley; died April-June 1893 at Birtley
p. Decima Mallabar born April-June 1894 at Birtley; died April-June 1894 at Birtley

p.  William Mallabar born April 27th, 1895 at Birtley; died Jan-March 1976 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne
p.  Mary Mallabar born September 7th, 1896 at Birtley
p.  George Hector McDonald Mallabar born March 20th, 1900 at Birtley; died Jan-March 1988 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne
p.  Henry Frederick Roberts Mallabar born March 20th, 1900 at Birtley; died May 28th, 1968 in Oneida, N.Y., USA


Twin Henry Frederick Roberts Mallabar had a note-worthy life.  He married Maud Anderson (born December 18th, 1898) in 1923 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  They had a daughter Kathleen in 1925, & 3 years later in 1928 all 3 sailed to New York, USA.  The ship’s manifest listed Roberts (as he was known) as a student.  It is known that Roberts became a pastor in the First United Methodist Church in New York State.

Roberts, Maud & daughter Kathleen returned to England in July 1938 when Roberts was described as a clergyman.  Maud sadly died soon after their return, on September 14th, 1938, her death being registered at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Roberts returned to the US at an unknown date & on August 3rd, 1940 he married for the second time in Hamilton, N.Y.  His bride was Lucille Talcott, born June 7th, 1908 in Husbandsville, N.Y, the daughter of Etta Leader & William L Talcott.  They were to have 2 sons, Roberts Talcott Mallabar & Thomas William Mallabar & 2 daughters, Mary Elizabeth Mallabar & Lucille (Celie) Mallabar.  Roberts’ daughter Kathleen also returned to the States where she married & became Kathleen Hyde.

After serving for 39 years as a minister in many parishes in New York State, Roberts retired in 1966.  He & Lucille bought a home in Oneida, N.Y. where he enjoyed his retirement while serving as an associate minister. 

Roberts died on May 28th 1968 & Lucille lived to the grand age of 99 years, dying on November 17th, 2007.  Both were buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Oneida, Madison County, New York.



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