The Listers of Mirfield, Glossop and Paddington.

Generation One.

John Lister was born about 1801. He was described as a cardmaker of Birstal when he married Sophia Fillingham, born about 1795, on 13 April 1819 in Mirfield parish church, by licence (entry 231 in the register). For some reason they had a second ceremony on 27 September 1819 when they were married by banns in Mirfield parish church (entry 249 in the register). They had (according to Hamnett) eight known children. Their first three were:
     Jane Lister. She married ? Peckett.
     Mary Ann Lister, born about 1826.
     Lewis Lister born about 1830.
In the 1841 census, John is listed as a shopkeeper in Mirfield but the family moved soon after as Pigot's directory of 1842 lists him as a saddler at Howardtown. Glossop. In the 1851 census he is a 50 year old Corn miller at Grove Terrace (off High St East), Glossop.
John Lister died on 2 December 1852.

Generation Two.

Lewis Lister was born about 1829 in Mirfield, Yorkshire. He was baptised in the parish church at Mirfield on 24 May 1829. He married Mary Robinson, baptised 24 September 1820 in Glossop, daughter of William Robinson and Sarah Hadfield (see The Robinsons of Gnat Hole) on 16 December 1851 in Glossop. They had six children:
     William Henry Lister born 2 February 1852.
     John Fillingham Lister, born about 1854 in Glossop. He was with his Robinson grandparents in 1861, his Granddad Robinson in 1871 and with William's family at the time of the 1881 census. In the 1891 census he was a piano & organ salesman at 2 Keith Grove, Hammersmith; in the 1901 census, a licenced victualler at the Angel Inn, Great Dunmow and in the 1911 census a piano salesman (late) at 69 West Ham Lane, Stratford, Essex.
     George Robinson Lister, born about 1855, died aged 13 in 1868, buried in Glossop Cemetery.
     Lewis Thomas Lister, born about 1857, died aged 23 in 1880, buried in Glossop Cemetery.
     Sarah Elizabeth Lister, born in 1861 in Glossop. 1871 census, living with her Granddad Robinson aged 10, scholar; 1881 census at Pikes Lane with Aunt Millicent Ernhill nee Robinson; at 1891 and 1901 censuses at 53 Pikes Lane
     Mary Melicent Lister, born about 1863, died aged 5 in 1868, buried in Glossop Cemetery.
Lewis started work with his father at the corn mill but then went into business as a bookseller, stationer, bookbinder, printer at Henry Street (1855 PO directory). White's directory of 1857 lists him as a printer in Norfolk Square (of Lister's Glossop Advertiser and Monthly Herald). By the time of the 1861 census he had moved to 1 Bernard Street, a Letterpress printer/master and employer of 4 men and 1 apprentice, from where he had published The Glossop Record, which was founded on 2 July 1859. He later moved to 46 Bernard Street (1871 census). In the PO 1876 directory he has two premises - Glossop Record Printing Co Booksellers & stationers, Printers & Letterpress at 24 Arundel Street and Glossop Record Printing Co, Glossop Record (Saturday Newspaper), 46 Bernard Street. The 1881 census lists him as formerly Letterpress printer at 3 Freetown whilst Kelly's directory of the same year has him as a piano dealer at the same address. In the 1891 & 1901 censuses he was a piano warehouse manager at 246 Harrow Road, Paddington.
Mary died in Paddington, aged 83, in 1904. Lewis Lister died in 1908 whilst visiting his daughter in Pikes Lane. Both were buried in Glossop Cemetery, together with three of their children who died in childhood.

Generation Three.

William Henry Lister was born on 2 February 1852, buried in Glossop Cemetery. In the 1861 census - age 9, with Robinson grandparents; 1871 census, living with his Granddad Robinson aged 19, reporter; 1876 directory, Grocer at 5 Freetown; 1878 directory, Grocer at Freetown and Pianoforte & music warehouse at 3 & 5 Freetown. He moved to Paddington, London around 1878 and set up the piano business, Lister & Sons. The 1881 census has the family at 7 Baker Street, St Marylebone, London; William described as a Pianoforte Dealer. Also at the house in 1881 was a John W Brown, age 18, nephew of William, Tailor's Cutter, born in Southwark. 1891 census, piano & organ dealer at 2 Keith Grove, Hammersmith. 1901 census, piano dealer at 126 St James Terrace, Paddington
William married Sarah Woodcock on 28 October 1871 in Wesleyan Chapel, Glossop. They had two children:
     Zipporah Mary Lister, baptised 4 March 1873 in Wesleyan Chapel, Glossop. 1901 census at 6 Church View, Wolstanton, Staffs. 1911 census at 21 Firs St, Dudley, Worcs. She married a Mr Hurd.
     Lewis William Lister was born on 19 February 1875 in Glossop, died 11 December 1875, buried in Glossop Cemetery.
Sarah died on 19 February 1875 in Glossop and was buried in Glossop Cemetery.
Lewis married Eleanor Wilkins, born 1853 in Southwark, Surrey, on 31 August 1875 in St Mary's, Old Kent Road, London. They had five children:
     George Edgar Lister, born 22 July 1876 in Glossop, baptised in Wesleyan Chapel, Glossop. 1911 census, Pianoforte dealer at 9 Lyric Road, Barnes, Surrey.
     William Robinson Lister born 21 June 1878 in Glossop, died in 1949. 1911 census, Piano & Organ dealer at 12 Cliff Parade, Leigh on Sea, Essex. He had a son, Vaudrey Lister.
     Annie Melicent Lister, born 3 October 1880 in Marylebone, baptised in St Thomas, Portman Square, London.
     Henry Fillingham Lister. 1911 census, Pianoforte dealer at 4 Clifton Gardens, Maida Vale, Paddington
     Eleanor Maud Lister, died as an infant in 1886 and buried in Glossop Cemetery.
Eleanor died in 1924.

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Last updated: 8 May 2019