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Robert Wandless - was born on 5 May 1806 in Barnard Castle, Durham, England
Agnes Wanless - was born on 5 May 1815 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Andrew James Wandless - was born on 5 May 1845 in New Brunswick, Canada
Isabella Wanless - was born on 5 May 1881 in Blackman Twp, Jackson Co, Michigan
Frederick Wanless - was born on 5 May 1881 in Thornley, Durham, England

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Tree #45: James Wanless & Helen Skeen

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James Wanless & Helen Skeen(e) married in 1773 in Meigle, Perth, Scotland. Some of their children moved to Dundee and others to Edinburgh. Their son John married Agnes Litster in 1807 and they lived at Cupar and Kemback in Fife. This database primarily follows the descendants of John's sons John (wife Ann Adams) and Robert (wife Margaret Thomson Dick), who both lived in Edinburgh for most of their lives. John Sr. & his sons John & Robert were all gardeners for a living. This file also contains other Meigle, Perth families who are probably related.

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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 […]

Newspapers: Durham County Advertiser, Shields Daily Gazette

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Durham County Advertiser, Friday, 13 Apr 1860 Lanchester Police Court – Catherine Wanlass, of Shotley Bridge, servant, charged with stealing a cotton dress, the property of Mary […]

Thomas Wanless/Florence Bucknall tree integrated with Merrington tree

I’ve been meaning to do this for weeks now…tree 13, Thomas Wanless & Florence Bucknall of Brisbane, Australia, has been proven to be part of tree 31, Ralph Wanless of Kirk Merrington, Durham, so I […]