Mary Wanless

Mary Wanless

Female Bef 1765 - Between 1810 and 1820  (~ 45 years)

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  • Name Mary Wanless 
    Born Bef 1765  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Between 1810 and 1820  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • BIRTH: Before 1765 because she is over 45 in 1810 census.
      DEATH: Before 1820, because Abel lives alone in 1820 census.
      Clayton vs. Carlile suit filed Dec 15, 1821 in Augusta Co states that Mary is dead.

      Marriage date based on son Ralph b. 1786. We have no marriage record for Mary and Abel; just lots of statements from different people saying they did marry. Her mother's will specifies "Mary, wife of Abel Armstrong". "Waggon Rd" says they married about 1784.

      Christening possibilities from parish registers in IGI:
      Newcastle St Andrews: 29th March 1752 Mary daughter of Ralph Wanless Yeoman
      Heworth, Durham 1763 Mary dau. to Ralph Wanless May 1st
      Mary chr. 9 Jun 1771 All Saints, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, father Ralph Wanlas
    Person ID I60  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 29 May 2015 

    Father Ralph(?) Wanless,   b. 1720-1730, (probably) Newcastle, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1772, (probably) Newcastle, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Margaret (Unknown),   b. 1720-1730,   d. 1807, Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Bef 1756  Newcastle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Histories
    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)
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

    Family Abel Armstrong,   b. 4 Jun 1758, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1837, Monroe Twp., Logan Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Between 1783 and 1785  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. William Armstrong,   b. 1783-1810, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Armstrong,   b. 1784-1804,   d. Abt 1841, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     3. Thomas Armstrong,   b. 1785, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, Springfield, Sangamon Co, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Ralph Armstrong,   b. Abt 1786,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary (Polly) Armstrong,   b. 17 Aug 1796, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1841, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     6. Nancy Armstrong,   b. 1808, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1868, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S93] Court Records - Augusta Co, CLAYTON VS. CARLISLE SUIT, FILED IN DEC 1821, STATES THAT MARY IS DEAD. 1810 CENSUS SHOWS A WIFE WITH ABEL; 1820 CENSUS DOES NOT, SO SHE PROBABLY DIED BETWEEN 1810 AND 1820. (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S6] Parish Register - St. Andrews, Newcastle, (LDS Church), POSSIBLE MARRIAGE (Reliability: 0).
      : 1749 June 4, Ralph Wanlass and Margt Wylam, St Andrews Parish, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England. [Of course this doesn't explain her relationship, if any, to Thomas Adams, unless she first married a Wylam, of which we can find no record in VA, Northumberland, Durham, or Essex, to date.]

    3. [S7] Waggon Road to West VA, P.67 GIVES APPROXIMATE MARRIAGE DATE, PLUS FIRST SON WAS BORN IN 1786. MARY'S MOTHER MARGARET CARLISLE'S WILL WRITTEN IN 1807 STATES THAT MARY IS THE WIFE OF ABEL ARMSTRONG. (Reliability: 0).