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Elizabeth Wanless - was born on 17 Oct 1802 in Chester-Le-Street, Durham, England
Margaret Wandless - was born on 17 Oct 1846 in England
Louisa Wanless - was born on 17 Oct 1904 in Coundon, Durham, England
Charles Carvel Wandless - was born on 17 Oct 1906 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co, Ohio

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Tree #15: Richard Wanless & Ellen Slater

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This line starts with Richard Wanless, an apparently illegitimate child born to Hannah Wanlass in 1819 in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. In 1840, Richard married Ellen Slater, apparently a widow, and lived around Oulston, North YKS and later East Thickley & Great Lumley in Co. Durham. This tree covers what we know of their descendants. There are many holes to be filled in this tree!

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This genealogy site hosts the family histories of all forms of the Wanless name. If you are a Wanless, Wandless, Wanlass, Wanliss, Wandlass, or Wanlace, you will probably find your family represented here. If not, we want to know about you! Step in, relax, explore the site, and learn about the fascinating people who bear this surname in all its forms.

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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 […]