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'Cavalier' Thomas Wandles (son of Edward, dyer, of Durham), canon of Durham Cathedral, vicar of St. Hilda's in South Shields, Durham, ca1580-1653
"Cavalier" Thomas Wandles (son of Edward, dyer, of Durham), canon of Durham Cathedral, vicar of St. Hilda's in South Shields, Durham, ca1580-1653
Thomas raised havoc around Monk Hesleden and Hutton Henry with his horses and dogs in the 1620s. He is called "Cavalier" because stood his ground against the Scots and was imprisoned at Shields around 1642 and transferred to Hull, Yorkshire, where he was released and remained for the rest of his days. 
 
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1585: On 27 July 1585, at a meeting of the Scots and English on the border at Cocklaw in the Cheviot Hills, an English lad named Wanless was accused of stealing spurs and breaking the truce.
1585: On 27 July 1585, at a meeting of the Scots and English on the border at Cocklaw in the Cheviot Hills, an English lad named Wanless was accused of stealing spurs and breaking the truce.
Article written on 7 Oct 1916 for The Scotsman newspaper by Sir George Douglass, primarily on the geography and history of the High Cheviot border area. 
 
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1883 Victoria Hall disaster at Sunderland, in which 183 children, including Elizabeth Wanless age 7, were crushed to death by their peers (2 pages)
1883 Victoria Hall disaster at Sunderland, in which 183 children, including Elizabeth Wanless age 7, were crushed to death by their peers (2 pages)
This article, by Harry Chesney for Family Tree Magazine (Feb 2003) describes the disaster at Victoria Hall, Sunderland, in 1883, in which 183 children were crushed to death by their peers during a frantic attempt to get free treats. The dead included:
Wanless, Elizabeth age 7, of 8 Dock Road
She is the daughter of George J. & Mary (Dobbing) Wanless. 
 
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1927 Reunion of the 1867 Class of Beloit College
1927 Reunion of the 1867 Class of Beloit College
The 1867 class of Beloit College (Wisconsin) gathered for a reunion in 1927. Present was Laura Ada Clotfelter, daughter of Rev. Edward Archibald Wanless (a member of the missionary class). This excerpt from the Wisconsin State Journal of 19 June 1927 describes the reunion and briefly discusses E.A.'s missionary activities. (2 pages)

 
 
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1989: Australian Irene Berry returns to Musselburgh to search for descendants of the survivors of the 1905 drowning in Fisherrow Harbor.
1989: Australian Irene Berry returns to Musselburgh to search for descendants of the survivors of the 1905 drowning in Fisherrow Harbor.
In 1905, Eleanor Collister, wife of James Wanless of Edinburgh, tried to drown herself and her 4 children in Fisherrow Harbor. She and 2 of the children were rescued and she went into an asylum for awhile. The 2 children were fostered out for awhile. In 1989, Irene Berry, a granddaughter, returned from Australia to Scotland to learn more details about the incident and to see if she could find any living relatives, especially her mother's brother John, who was the other child rescued. 
 
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A Poem by Andrew Wanless (1825-1898)
A Poem by Andrew Wanless (1825-1898)
A professional poet & bookbinder, Andrew was a son of William Wanless & Margaret Graham of Longformacus, Berwick, Scotland. He emigrated to Canada about 1851 and to Detroit, Michigan by 1858, where he lived the rest of his life. 
 
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Article on Hickory Dale Farm, Deerfield, Virginia, home of Margaret Wanless Carlyle circa 1788
Article on Hickory Dale Farm, Deerfield, Virginia, home of Margaret Wanless Carlyle circa 1788
by Joe Nutt, published in the Staunton Daily News Leader, 14 May 1992. Margaret Wanless lived here after her marriage to John Carlyle in 1788. After John's death, Margaret's daughter Margaret & her husband John Clayton moved here, and Clayton descendants have owned it ever since. 
 
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Biography (article) on harness shop of Bernard Wanless & his father Henry, Bay City, Michigan (1880s-1900s)
Biography (article) on harness shop of Bernard Wanless & his father Henry, Bay City, Michigan (1880s-1900s)
 
 
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Biography of Andrew Wanless, Detroit poet (1825-1898)
Biography of Andrew Wanless, Detroit poet (1825-1898)
s/o William Wanless & Margaret Graham 
 
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Biography of descendants of William Wanless (1844-1901) & Elizabeth Brown (Acrobat PDF format)
Biography of descendants of William Wanless (1844-1901) & Elizabeth Brown (Acrobat PDF format)
51-page narrative history by Robert Reynolds Gasaway 
 
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Biography of descendants of William Wanless (1844-1901) & Elizabeth Brown (Rich Text Format)
Biography of descendants of William Wanless (1844-1901) & Elizabeth Brown (Rich Text Format)
51-page narrative history by Robert Reynolds Gasaway 
 
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Biography of James W. Wanless (1839-1924) of Courtright, Ontario, Canada
Biography of James W. Wanless (1839-1924) of Courtright, Ontario, Canada
 
 
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Biography of James Wanlass & Edith Fowkes & their family
Biography of James Wanlass & Edith Fowkes & their family
Personal recollections of various people. 
 
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Biography of Margaret Wandless by Lillian Kennerly Craig
Biography of Margaret Wandless by Lillian Kennerly Craig
Source: Reverend John Craig 1709-1774 by Margaret's descendant Lillian Kennerly Craig; describes the family history from Newcastle, England to Augusta Co, Virginia; published 1963 (4 pages)
 
 
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Biography of Reverend Edward Archibald Wanless, s/o Thomas Wanless & Elizabeth Jones
Biography of Reverend Edward Archibald Wanless, s/o Thomas Wanless & Elizabeth Jones
Source: History of Northern Wisconsin, 1881 
 
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Biography of the family of Paul Crandall Wanless & Mary Elizabeth Kinney
Biography of the family of Paul Crandall Wanless & Mary Elizabeth Kinney
by Dick & Earleen (Jacobs) Moe 
 
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Critique of the music of Thomas Wanless, Organist of York Minster 1691-1712 & Composer of Church Music
Critique of the music of Thomas Wanless, Organist of York Minster 1691-1712 & Composer of Church Music
 
 
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Descendants of Robert Herbert (1768-1846), husband of Isabella Wanless
Descendants of Robert Herbert (1768-1846), husband of Isabella Wanless
A text version of a descendant chart for this family 
 
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Durham Bishopric Halmote Court Records
Durham Bishopric Halmote Court Records
List of several Wanlesses renting or subletting land or houses in Durham 
 
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Exeter Woollen Mill (Exeter, Hay Twp, Huron Co, Ontario) operated by David Baxter Wanless ca 1876-1881
Exeter Woollen Mill (Exeter, Hay Twp, Huron Co, Ontario) operated by David Baxter Wanless ca 1876-1881
 
 
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History of the family of Robert Wanlass & Sophia Sutton
History of the family of Robert Wanlass & Sophia Sutton
by Douglas Burdon 
 
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Jessie Wanless Brack, poet
Jessie Wanless Brack, poet
A sister of Andrew Wanless, poet of Detroit, Michigan, Jessie Wanless Brack was also a published poet. 
 
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Letter from Richard Hylton to Thomas Adams, 1772, regarding the passage of Margaret Wandless to America from England
Letter from Richard Hylton to Thomas Adams, 1772, regarding the passage of Margaret Wandless to America from England
 
 
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List of WWI soldiers from Australia named Wanless, Wandless, Wanliss
List of WWI soldiers from Australia named Wanless, Wandless, Wanliss
Details of:
Pte. Robert Wandless, 51st Battalion
Pte. Thomas Howson Wandless, 48th Battalion
Sgt. George Wanless, 35th Battalion
John Wanless, 1st A.D.H.
Pte. Joseph Wanless, 56th Battalion
Pte. Percy Samuel Wanless, 3rd Battalion
Pte. Stephen Wanless, 17th Battalion
Cpl. Thomas George Wanless, 4th D. Sig. C.
Lt. Col. David Sydney Wanliss (CMG), 5th Battalion
Capt. Harold Boyd Wanliss (DSC), 14th Battalion 
 
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Military: 1912 Indian Army Quarterly List
Military: 1912 Indian Army Quarterly List
Lists C. Wanliss of the South Lancashire Regiment. 
 
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Military: The National Roll (Survivors of WWI)
Military: The National Roll (Survivors of WWI)
T. Wanless, Chief Engine-Room Artificer, R.N., later of Landport 
 
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Military: The National Roll (Survivors of WWI)
Military: The National Roll (Survivors of WWI)
A. Wanless, Private, 11th Q. (R.W. Surrey Regt), later of Rotherhithe 
 
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Military: The National Roll (Survivors of WWI)
Military: The National Roll (Survivors of WWI)
T. Wanless, Private, R.A.S.C., later of Rotherhithe 
 
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Miscellaneous Hartburn-area (Northumberland) Wandless/Wanlace data (church wardenships, memberships, directory entries)
Miscellaneous Hartburn-area (Northumberland) Wandless/Wanlace data (church wardenships, memberships, directory entries)
 
 
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Parish register entires for Hartburn-area Wandless/Wanlace families
Parish register entires for Hartburn-area Wandless/Wanlace families
 
 
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The 1862 Hartley Pit Disaster, Northumberland (by Colin Wanless), in which several Wanless men were killed
The 1862 Hartley Pit Disaster, Northumberland (by Colin Wanless), in which several Wanless men were killed
 
 
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They Came Alone - the history of Jackson Wanlass and Mary Russell
They Came Alone - the history of Jackson Wanlass and Mary Russell
As told by John & Eunice Hutchings (descendants) and edited by Glen Call (descendant). 
 
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Wanlesses who were Cathedral Organists
Wanlesses who were Cathedral Organists
Summarizes the careers of John Wanless who was organist at Lincoln Cathedral from 1616 to 1662, his sons; some theories on how he may be related to other Wanless organists of Durham City and Ripon, Yorkshire; Thomas Wanless organist of York Minster 1691.