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Stephen Wanless - was born on 24 Mar 1805 in (probably) Bath Co, Virginia
Thomas Wandlass - was born on 24 Mar 1818 in Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham
Janet Wanless - was born on 24 Mar 1832 in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Jeanette Wanless - was born on 24 Mar 1877 in Newburgh, Warrick Co, Indiana, USA
Agnes Catherine "Aggie" Wanless - was born on 24 Mar 1878 in Exeter, Hay Twp, Huron Co, Ontario, Canada

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Tree #50: William Wanless & Ann English

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William Wanless married Ann English in Chester le Street, Durham in 1817. He started out as a coalminer, but shortly became a gardener. They had 2 sons, then moved to Bishopwearmouth and had 2 more sons. William died in 1825 around the time their last son was born. A year later, Ann remarried to Thomas Smith and had more children; they moved to Iveston by 1851. Their descendants lived in Bishopwearmouth and Darlington.

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Thomas Wanless & Ann Marshall moved to tree 52

Moved the 45-person tree of Thomas Wanless & Ann Marshall from the catch-all database (tree 100) into tree 52 (John Wanless and Ann Harpley/Hartley). We’re 90% sure Thomas is a son of John and added […]

George Wandless & Ann Lax moved to the Lumley-area tree

Moved the family of George Wandless & Ann Lax from the Strays tree into tree 35. Realized that Ann Lax Wandless was the Ann Wandless who married Thomas Turnbull, because their son William Turnbull b. […]

Wanlesses mentioned in the Alnwick Mercury newspaper

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Alnwick Mercury 1 June 1857 Deaths – At Australia, lately, aged 60, Mr. Wm. Wanless, blacksmith, formerly of Rock, near this town.

Alnwick Mercury 2 June 1862 […]