James  Wanlass

James Wanlass

Male 1825 - 1895  (70 years)

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    James Wanlass (1825-1895), orphan of unknown parents
    James Wanlass (1825-1895), orphan of unknown parents
    b. Musselburgh or Edinburgh, Scotland; d. Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Name James Wanlass 
    Born 25 Sep 1825  Edinburgh/Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    AFN 19J0-PW 
    Residence 1846-1847  Beatty's Row, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 3 Apr 1851  Newbattle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • House # 14 at Barly Knowe, No 67
      James Wanlass, Head, Married, age 25, Coal Miner, born Midlothin, Edinburgh
      ...Margt Wanlass, Wife, Married, age 28, born Haddington, Tranent
      ...James Wanlass, son, age 4, born Haddington, Tranent
      ...Elisabeth, daur. Age 2, born Haddington, Tranent
      ...Jane Adams Wanlass, daur. Age 11 months, born Haddington, Tranent.
    Census 1861  Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • No. 45 Bathville Row
      Windlass, James, Head, Mar. 35, Coal Miner, born Mid Lothian, Newton, 3 children ages 3-15 attending school, number of rooms with 1 or more windows; 2
      ...Margaret, wife, mar. 37, born East Lothian, Tranent
      ...James, son, unmarried, 14, born East Lothian, Tranent
      ...Elizabeth, daur, unmarried, 12, scholar, born East Lothian, Tranent
      ...Jane A., daur, unmarried, 10, scholar, born East Lothian, Tranent
      ...Margaret, daur, unmarried, 9, scholar, born Mid Lothian, Newbattle
      ...Christina, daur, unmarried, 7, born Linlithgow, Bathgate
      ...Janet, daur, unmarried, 6, born Linlithgow, Bathgate
      ...Helen, daur, unmarried, 1, born Linlithgow, Bathgate
    Census 1871  Armadale, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • No. of Schedule 76 at Gordon L. Street
      James Wanlass, head, mar. 45, Coal & Iron Stone Miner, born Mid Lothian, Edinburgh, Number of children from 5-13 attending school or being educated in home: 2, Rooms with one or more windows: 2.
      ...Margaret, Wanlass, Wife, Mar. 43, born East Lothian, Tranent
      ...James, Wanlass, son, Unm, 24, Coal & Iron Stone Miner, born East Lothian, Tranent
      ...Janet, Wanlass, Daur. Unm. 15, born Linlithgowth, Bathgate
      ...Helen Wanlass, Daur, 14, Scholar, born Linlithgowth, Armadale
      ...Alexander Wanlass, son, 6, Scholar, born Linlithgowth, Armadale
      ...Joseph Wanlass, son, 4, born Linlithgowth, Armadale
    EMIG 24 Jun 1874  Liverpool to New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Residence 1884  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1884 Utah Gazetteer page 599 (979.225E4u)
      Wanless James, Miner, 266 W Sixth South
    Residence 1895  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1896 Polks, Salt Lake City Directory page 707 (979.225E4p)
      Wanlass James, died Oct. 8, '95, age 70.
      Wanless Alexander, lab, res 936 W 9th South
    Died 8 Oct 1895  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12, 13
    Buried 10 Oct 1895  Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Notes 
    • Places of birth as given by James Wanlass
      1851 Edinburgh Midlothian - Census
      1855 Musselburgh, Lothian - Janet's birth
      1858 Edinburgh, Midlothian - Church records
      1861 Newton, Midlothian - Census - this might be New Town, just east of Edinbgh
      1871 Edinburgh Midlothian - Census
      1874 Edinburgh - LDS Endowment

      We have been unable to locate him in the 1841 Scotland census so far. Searched: Kirknewton, Tranent, Inveresk (including Musselburgh), Newton, New Battle, Prestonpans, Pencaitland, Gladsmuir, Preskirk, Cockpen, Dalkeith, Cranston, Borthwick, Bathgate.

      1841 census shows a James Winles, age 15, with the occupation of Coal Miner, living in Inveresk with a Snadden family, who were also coal miners. This tree's James Wanlass was a life-long miner by trade. Inveresk is only about 4 miles from Tranent, where this James Wanlass met and married a miner's daughter (Margaret Neilson) about 6 years later (in 1847). A brief outline of James, tell us that he was born 25 Sept. 1825. He stated he was left on the steps of a foundling home as a baby or very young child, dressed in fancy clothes and with a blanket. A note accompanied him requesting them to care for him as his parents could no longer do so, his parents couldn't be found (Edith Martha Bush Southwick). He understood that his parents were visiting Scotland with all their children when his mother was killed in some kind of accident and his father later remarried.
      He was raised in an orphanage and when he got older, he ran away from the orphanage and a family by the name of Ramsey housed him and took care of him for a while.
      James always felt he was English, rather than Scottish, by birth as he often told his granddaughter, Edith Elizabeth Wanlass.

      (In spite of our James "feeling English", he consistently identified his birthplace in the censuses as Edinburgh or its immediate surrounding area.)

      (Some researchers were pursuing the James Wanlass born in 1827 in Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire, because he was supposedly placed in an orphanage shortly after he was born (because his mother had died), but that James was later reunited with his family after his father remarried, and has been placed in later censuses and identified as the son of William Wanless & Ann Hattersley, and definitely not the James who married Margaret Neilson.)

      James later became a keeper of records for the precinct where he lived, so he evidently was trusted in government affairs in the area. He was about 5 foot 9 inches tall, without a heavy of an Scottish brogue as his wife Margaret. A very quiet man, he educated himself by going to night school, and would recall stories of the mill at Nearkirt, Scotland where he attended church. He became a lay minister in one of the Nearkirt churches thereabout until he heard the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints doctrine preached, recognized the truth and was baptized and confirmed a member of the Tranent Branch of that church, Dec. 22nd 1850, by William Duncan (#026,585, #026,585, #415,456, #1,750,723)

      (Modern researchers have been unable to locate records for Nearkirt or anything that sounds like that, so we don't know where this was, unless it was Muirkirk, Ayr, where his daughter Elizabeth lived.)

      James worked as an iron worker and had very bad asthma. He grew a beard to protect his throat from the cold air.
      Margaret, his wife was 5 feet 6-7 inches tall and was heavier in her younger years than older. She spoke with a very broad Scots accent and one had to listen very hard in order to really understand what she was talking about. She would reach out to anyone who came to see her, a very calm lady.
      They were quite poor, but humble and very hospitable, often sacrificing their necessities for the comfort and benefit of the Elders in that land even to the extent of selling some of their comforts that they might feed them. James later became president of the Bathgate conference in Scotland. He was ordained a Teacher in the LDS church Aug. 25, 1857 (026,585).
      He would never have his picture taken and the only one in existence is the one as an old man with his eyes are closed, someone had to sneak up on him to take the picture unaware.
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      The 1880 census has been extensively searched forUtah and surrounding states to Utah. Salt Lake City has also been searched, along with the new set of 1880 USA Census CD's with no listing of James or Margaret Wanlass in all of the USA. It is assumed that they were missed being enumerated, as according to the obituary, James resided in SLC after his immigration until his death.
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      Notes from Alona Perkes:
      James had two daughters remain in Scotland. Margaret W. Stark (Edinburgh area) and Elizabeth who married a William Wilson and she died at Muirkirk, Ayrshire. So I decided to look at that 1841 census for Muirkirk. James had given some of his daughters unusual 'surname' middle names (Robina Baird, Jane Adamson, Helen Archibald on old group sheets) and I've always thought that odd. I immediately picked up on a lot of families with these surnames. Then I found a Ramsay family with a James, just the right age, as orphan James should be. To top that off, the other sibling all bear the same names as James later named his own children. So I thought, there he is! Then I went to the Muirkirk parish registers and located the birth entry of a James to the same Ramsay family and thought, nope, he was really born to them. So I kind of let that drop.

      This winter I showed my find to my brother (Wanless Southwick), and shared my gut feeling is that the Ramsay James and 'orphan' James are one and the same. I suggested he redo the same census film, and he discovered by looking at maps, that the house that Elizabeth Wanlass Wilson was to later live in was in the same street area as the Ramsay family was living in 1841. There just has to be a reason that James's daughter, Elizabeth, who did not immigrate to the USA, came to live and die (1921) in the same location as the Ramsay family in 1841. Was she living by a 'family' member? Family friend?

      Wanless has ordered and will look at the Muirkirk 1851 census to see if the same James Ramsay is still living there. IF he finds him then they are two seperate people because I have my James & Margaret with family living at New Battle in 1851. If not? Just speculation at this point.

      There is also a 13 yr old James Wanless in the 1841 Canongate, Edinburgh census living with a Bell family that bears considering.
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      Feb 2008 DNA tests show an exact match for 25 markers between a male descendant of James & Margaret (Irvin Doyle Wanlass) and a male descendant of James Wanlass & Christina Parkinson of Edinburgh (Robert Wanless), implying that they share a common ancestor.

      Dec 2008 update: all 37 markers match except one. Wanless Southwick writes, "This report was received from the DNA laboratory on November 10, 2008. Irvin is a 4th generation descendant of a miner named James Wanlass (1825-1895). Robert is a 5th generation descendant of a baker named James Wanless (1827-1877).
      If the miner and the baker (who both lived in the Edinburgh area of Scotland) were cousins, their common grandfather would have been in the 6th or 7th generation, from our DNA donors. The DNA evidence suggests that there is about an 80% chance that the unknown grandfather of the miner and the unknown grandfather of the baker are the same person."
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      Note from Wanless Southwick in Feb 2008:
      My current hypothesis
      is that Robert Wanless's oldest son Alexander and Thomas Ramsay's daughter
      Mary, might have married and been the parents of our James Wanlass.
      Unfortunately, I've not yet found any information about them, outside of
      their mention in their parent's families.

      Why these two? Robert's son Alexander would have been a bearer of the
      Y-chromosomal DNA that our James Wanlass received from his father. None of
      Robert's other sons are good candidates, because each of them had sons whom
      they named James Wanless, and those boys were all younger than our James.
      Alexander was also the right age to have fathered a son the age of our James
      Wanlass.

      Why Mary Ramsay? Her father was Thomas Ramsay. She was the only sister of
      Margaret Ramsay who married Alexander's younger brother John Wanless (the
      baker). It would not be uncommon for sisters to marry brothers. If she was
      widowed soon after our James Wanlass was born to her, she may have needed
      help from her parents (Thomas Ramsay) to raise her son. That fits with our
      James Wanlass's recollection that he was partially raised by a Ramsay
      family. Irvin Wanlass said he remembers his father, uncles, and aunts talk
      about the Thomas Ramsay name all the time, whenever they talked about the

      mystery of our James Wanlass's history.

      I did find a Mary Wanless (50) with a daughter(?) Mary Wanless (20) in the
      1841 census. Although the age given in the census may be a little old to
      match with Mary Ramsay, she could be the widow of Alexander Wanless. If she
      was, then the younger Mary listed in the census could be our James Wanlass's
      older sister. I found a note in the things I got from Leslie Wanlass's
      family that says, "Margaret Wanlass Schmith told my father, 'James I had a
      sister.' She had never been able to locate a trace of her."

      A surprising story from US descendants is that late in life, James Wanlass received a letter from Scotland from his family. They were trying to make contact with him. Whatever was in the letter apparently upset him greatly and he threw the letter in the fire. He is reported to say something like, "If they didn't need me then, they don't need me now." The assumption is that he was upset that his family abandoned him in his infancy and youth, but wanted to make contact with him late in life.
    Person ID I74  12: James Wanlass & Margaret Neilson | top of tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family ID F17  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Neilson,   b. 4 Jan 1821, Tranent, Haddington (now East Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1903, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1847  Tranent, Haddington (now East Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17, 18
    Children 
     1. James Wanlass,   b. 9 Aug 1846, Beatty's Row, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1921, Chapin, Teton, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Elizabeth Wanlass,   b. 8 Jun 1848, Tranent, Haddington (now East Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1921, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Jane Adamson Wanlass,   b. 22 Apr 1850, Dophsket, Beatty's Row, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1920, Wilson, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Margaret Wanlass,   b. 15 Nov 1851, Newbattle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1907, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Christina Wanlass,   b. 21 Aug 1853, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1934, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Janet Wanlass,   b. 6 Apr 1855, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1882, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     7. Andrew Wanlass,   b. 17 Apr 1857, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1857, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Robina Baird Wanlass,   b. 26 Feb 1858, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1859, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. Helen Archibald Wanlass,   b. 10 Feb 1860, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1896, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     10. Robina Wanlass, TWIN,   b. 20 Apr 1862, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1862, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Andrew Wanlass, TWIN,   b. 20 Apr 1862, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1862, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     12. Alexander Wanlass,   b. 26 Mar 1864, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1921, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     13. Joseph Wanlass,   b. 5 Nov 1866, Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1947, Monroe, Sevier, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2003 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Statement/writing/notes of Parent/Reliable Relative, Edith E. Bush Southwick (Reliability: 3).
      James Wanlass was left on a doorstep of a foundling home as a infant/young child lying in a basket. He was dressed in fancy clothing and blanket. There was also a note which stated that he/they could no longer care for him. His parents could never be located.

      The name Wanlass means Windmill in Scotland.

    2. [S30] Scotland, Birth, Bapt, Marr. & Death Records of Wanlass & Allied families, Compiled by Christina H (Hunter) Romerill, pg 28-1 (Reliability: 3).

      Bathgate, Linlithgow
      6 Apr. 1855. Wanlass, Janet, born at North Street, Bathgate, law (lawful) dtr of James, a coal miner, 29 years of age, born at Musselburgh. They were (the parents) married at Beattie's Row, Tranent parrish, 1 boy & 5 girls living, the mother Margaret Neilson her 6th, child, she was 31 yrs of age, born in Tranent parish. James Wanlass the father signed the register with very good handwriting.

    3. [S24] LDS Temple/Endowment House Records, Film 183408, page 2, line 6 (Reliability: 3).
      On his Endowment records he states he thinks he was born at Edinburgh Scotland, this differs from what he stated at the birth of his Daugter Janet where he stated it was Musselburgh.

    4. [S26] LDS Church Ward/Branch Records, 104149 Early to 1868 LDS Bathgate Branch Records (Reliability: 3).
      104149 Early to 1868 LDS Bathgate Branch Records
      pg 67, 68
      Bathgate Branch
      James Wanlass, Senr: Born, 25.9.1825, Edinburgh; Kingdom, Scotland, miner, Baptized, 22.12.1850 Remarks: 35 Bathville Rows, Near Armadale, Lintlithgow Shire, Scotland
      ...Margret Wanlass born 1.1822, Haddington, Scotland, wife, baptized: 15.2.1851
      ...James Wanlass: 9.8.1846, Haddington, Scotland, Children, Miner, baptized 1.10.1854
      ...Elisabeth Wanlass, born 8.6.1848, Haddington, Scotland, spinster, baptized 18.5.1857
      ...Janet A.. Wanlass, born 20.4.1850, Haddington, Scotland, spinster, baptized 15.5.1866
      ...Margret, born 15.11.1851, Edinburgh, Scotland, spinster, baptized 15.5.1866
      ...Christina Wanlass, born 21.8.1853, Linlithgow, Scotland, spinster, baptized 22.3.1868
      ...Janet Wanlass, born 6.4.1855, Linlithgow, Scotland, spinster, baptized 22.3.1868
      ...Helen Wanlass, born 10.2.1860, Linlithgow, Scotland, Spinster, baptized 22.3.1868
      ...Alexander Wanlass, born 26.3.1864, Linlithgow, Scotland
      ...Joseph Wanlass, born 5.11.1866, Linlithgow, Scotland

    5. [S7] Census, 1851 Census Newbattle, Edinburgh, ED #7, film #1042530 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S7] Census, 1861 Census, Bathgate, Linlithgow, Scotland, District 12, Film # 103919, sch 63 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S7] Census, 1871 Census, Armadale County, District Armadale, Linlithgow, Civil Parish, Bathgate, ED #1, page 17, FHL 0104110 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S18] Emigration Records, 025,692 LDS Emmigration records (Reliability: 3).
      LDS Emmigration records
      1874 June 24th, Leaving Liverpool on the ship "Idaho" was James Wanlass, "Father", 49, Jean A. 24, Helen A. 16, Alexander S. 9" with a group of 540 adults from Copenhagen to Liverpool, then on to New York

    9. [S23] CD-Computer disk, Family History Resource File: Mormon Immigration Index (Reliability: 3).
      Family History Resource File: Mormon Immigration Index

      WANLASS, Alexander S.Idaho1874 Note:"Child" (EECI).
      WANLASS, Helen A.Idaho1874 Note:"Child" (EECI).
      WANLASS, JamesIdaho1874 Note:"Father" (EECI).
      WANLASS, Jean A.Idaho1874 Note:"Child" (EECI).

      Ship:Idaho
      Date of Departure:24 Jun 1874Port of Departure:Liverpool, England
      LDS Immigrants:810Church Leader:Peter C. Carstenson
      Date of Arrival:6 Jul 1874Port of Arrival:New York, New York
      Source(s):BMR, Book #1041, pp. 337-342 (FHL #025,692); Customs #709 (FHL #175,747); SMR, 1874 (FHL #025,696)
      Notes:"DEPARTURE OF THE THIRD COMPANY. -- On Wednesday afternoon, the 24th instant, the third company of this season's emigrating Saints took their departure from these shores, in the steamship Idaho, Captain Forsyth. There were 810 souls of the Saints on board: 700 from the Scandinavian Mission and 110 from England and Wales. The company was placed under the charge of Elder P. C. Carstenson, assisted by Elders George F. Gibbs and John Clark. There were eight returning missionaries on board, whose names are as follows: P. C. Carstenson, George F. Gibbs, John Clark, C. F. Schade, P. C. Christenson, M. Neilson, John Mendenhall and James Hanson . . ."


      "Wed. 24. [June 1874] -- The steamship Idaho sailed from Liverpool, England, with 806 Saints (about 700 Scandinavian and 110 British), in charge of P. C. Carstensen. The company arrived at New York July 6th, and at Salt Lake City July 15th."


      ". . . A company of Scandinavian emigrants bound for Zion, numbering 703 souls, sailed from Copenhagen, June 18, 1874, together with five returning elders, namely, Peter C. Carstensen, Christian F. Schade, Peter C. Christensen, Mathias B. Nilsson and Jens Hansen. The first company of 517 souls left by the steamer 'Milo' and arrived safely in Hull, England, Monday, June 22nd, in the forenoon and the same day were taken by rail to Liverpool. Another company of 186 souls, in charge of Elder Christian F. Schade, left on the steamer 'Humber' and had a hard voyage across the North Sea on account of rough weather, for which reason the captain ordered a lot of cattle to be thrown overboard; but the ship arrived nevertheless safely at Hull on the 22nd in the evening, and on the following day the emigrants arrived by train in Liverpool, where all the Scandinavian Saints, together with a number of other emigrants, went on board the steamer 'Idaho,' which sailed from Liverpool on Wednesday afternoon June 24th. There were 810 Saints on board and about 300 other emigrants, who occupied the forepart of the ship. Elder Peter C. Carstensen was appointed leader of the company with Elders John Clark and George F. Gibbs as his assistants. With the exception of one stormy day, the weather was favorable all the way. On that day the waves rolled like mountains, and a mighty wave rushed over the deck, and (the hatchway happening to be open) a great volume of water went down below, so that mess boxes, baskets and the like were seen floating about, while the passengers were forced into the bunks till the water was pumped out. A remarkable calm was observed among the Saints on that occasion, while the opposite was the case with the other passengers, who were badly frightened. Captain Forsyth, relating the occurrence on the following morning at the breakfast table, said that he went down to the people in the forepart to allay their fears, as they were crying aloud, 'Lost, we are lost!' But after he had assured them that there was no danger, because there were too many 'Mormons' aboard for the ship to be harmed, order and quiet was restored. A Catholic priest, who was present, took exception to this statement, but the captain said that he had now for 18 years conveyed the 'Mormons' safely across the Atlantic, and he had never heard of the loss of any ship carrying 'Mormons.' On the 6th of July the company arrived safely in New York and on the following day proceeded by rail from Jersey City westward, arriving in Ogden and Salt Lake City, all safe, on the 15th of July. Two children had died of measles on the journey. . . ."


    10. [S26] LDS Church Ward/Branch Records, 026,554 page 622, #6724 (Reliability: 3).
      1895 Oct. 8th, James Wanlass died at 70 years 13 days, residing at 7th S. #548 in SLC, male, white, married, Labourer born at Scotland. No physician at death, undertaker was C. A. Carlquist, James was buried 1895 Oct 10th at SLC.

    11. [S21] Cemetery Records, Records at SLC Cemetery - plot S-15-3-1, 2-3 (Reliability: 3).
      Just off Center street, in middle of section towards east end

    12. [S20] Obituary/printed program/Newspaper article, Deseret News, Wed. Oct. 9, 1895, page 5 (Reliability: 3).
      Deseret News, Wed. Oct. 9, 1895, page 5

      Wanlass - In the Fifth Ward Salt Lake City at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 8th, 1895, James Wanlass aged 71 years. The deceased was a native of Scotland where he embraced the Gospel forty five years ago. He emigrated to this county in July 1874 and resided in city continually. He was always an earnest advocate of the truth and died as he had lived, a faithful Latter-day Saint. He leaves a wife and eight children and a numerous number of grand children to mourn his death. Funeral services will be held in the fifth Ward meeting house on Thursday, Oct. 17th , at 1 o'clock p.m.
      Millennial Star please copy.

    13. [S16] Directory, 1896 Polks, Salt Lake City Directory page 707 (979.225E4p) (Reliability: 3).

      1896 Polks, Salt Lake City Directory page 707 (979.225E4p)
      Wanlass James, died Oct. 8, '95, age 70.

    14. [S21] Cemetery Records, CD168 1st Edition, SLC Cemetary Records, Utah Cemetary Records (Reliability: 3).
      CD168 1st Edition, SLC Cemetary Records, Utah Cemetary Records
      W542 Wanless, J., born 00/00/0000 location Unknown, died 10/10/1895 Salt Lake City, Utah, buried 10/10/1895 Int.# 20729, plot S-15-3-E-1
      No headstone at location

    15. [S21] Cemetery Records, US/CAN 979.2258V3s v.6 Salt Lake Cemetery Records T-Z (Reliability: 3).

      Wanless, J., buried 10 Oct. 1895

    16. [S30] Scotland, Birth, Bapt, Marr. & Death Records of Wanlass & Allied families, Compiled by Christina H (Hunter) Romerill, pg 28-1, 6 (Reliability: 3).
      Births, page 28-1
      Bathgate, Linlithgow
      6 Apr. 1855. Wanlass, Janet, born at North Street, Bathgate, law (lawful) dtr of James, a coal miner, 29 years of age, born at Musselburgh. They were (the parents) married at Beattie's Row, Tranent parrish, 1 boy & 5 girls living, the mother Margaret Neilson her 6th, child, she was 31 yrs of age, born in Tranent parish. James Wanlass the father signed the register with very good handwriting.

      Births, page 28-6
      Bathgate, Linlithgow, Births
      20 Apr. 1862, Wanlass, Andrew, Bathville Row, Bathgate, law (lawful) son of James Wanlass, ironstone miner & Margaret Neilson. They married 6 Aug. 1847, Beattie's Row, Tranent. The father signed.

      20 Apr. 1862, Wanlass, Robina, Law dtr of ditto, twin children.

    17. [S29] Scotland, Tranent, E-Lothian, Fiche# 6901915 (Reliability: 3).
      Wandlass, Marriage Date: 6 Aug. 1847,
      Given Name, James, Husband,
      Spouse: Margaret Neilson (Wife Father, Andrew Neilson), batch M11722-8 Ser # 00742-6

    18. [S29] Scotland, Tranent, E-Lothian, #1067862 Tranent Parish, County of Haddington, page 429/430 (Reliability: 3).

      1847
      Wandless & Neilson
      James Wandless, Collier at Beatties Row and Margaret Neilson, residing there, daughter of the deceased Andrew Nielson, collier there, were proclamed 27th, June & 4th, & 11th July, and married 6th August 1847.
      James was 22, Margaret 26