I have a book about Crook which has several references to a Wm Pallister of "The Laurels". The book was written in 1916 and is titled "The Story of Fifty Years of Crook Co-operative Society (1865-1915)
There are several references to a Wm. Pallister of "The Laurels"
Here is a quote from the one that would be most useful"
'Red House Farm is also very old, and it is interesting to note that a fore-elder of Mr. Wm. Pallister, J.P., "The Laurels," held the ownership of it two hundred years ago. The farm has changed hands, and now again, after a lapse of two centuries, the property has come into the possession of relatives of Mr. Pallister.'
Notations in the margin written by my great grandfather are as follows: My father bought back this farm in 1889 GCP (which is George Christopher Pallister)
There may be a connection with my ancestorsto yours.
This is the same Christopher referenced by Edward George Pallister b 1926 elsewhere in this forum.