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Elizabeth Wanless - was born on 25 Apr 1801 in Wilkwood, Alwinton, Northumberland, England
John Wanless - was born on 25 Apr 1859 in St. Jude's, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Susannah Wanlass - was born on 25 Apr 1866 in Lehi, Utah Co, Utah, USA
John Wanless - was born on 25 Apr 1891 in Newington, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Catherine Annie Wanless - was born on 25 Apr 1898 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Tree #4: Luke Wanlass & Ann Jackson of Alston, Cumberland, England

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Luke Wanlass (abt 1743-1797) married Ann Jackson in Alston, Cumberland; this database primarily concerns the following children of Luke & Ann: Ralph (1781-abt 1825), a shipwright, merchant, and lead miner in Alston, whose grandson Ralph (1845-1926) emigrated from England to Clinton, Iowa about 1883; and Jackson (1789-1859) who was a lead miner in Alston. Four of Jackson's children (Ann, William, Jackson, Ellen) were early Mormon converts who emigrated to Ray Co, Missouri, USA in the early 1850s, and then to Utah, with most of them settling in the Lehi area (Ann & Ellen went first to Canada). The original Luke may or may not be the son of Luke Wanlass & Barbara Dumble; we are seeking evidence to corroborate or refute this theory.

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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

Extracted from the Alnwick (Northumberland) Mercury at

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 […]