Re: Pallisters of Durham
john Walker Pallister's birth was registered in the Auckland area of Durham, in the June quarter of 1860. However, he does not appear in the 1881 census. That is, not as John Walker Pallister, and there weren't any John Pallisters born in Shildon about 1861 in the 1881 census.
There was, in the 1881 census, a John Pallister, living at West Auckland, who was given as born 1860 at St Andrew Auckland, who may be the same person. He was a farm servant, living with parents George and Margaret, and sister Mary Jane Pallister.
Would be interested in more info, if you have it.