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Agnes "Ann" Wanless - was born on 21 Feb 1808 in Wooler, Northumberland, England
Isaac Wanless - was born on 21 Feb 1873 in Riverton, Sangamon Co, Illinois, USA
Carrie Louisa Wanless - was born on 21 Feb 1883 in Raleigh Twp, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada
Henry Arthur Wanless - was born on 21 Feb 1883 in Exeter, Hay Twp, Huron Co, Ontario, Canada
Ernest Alma Wanlass - was born on 21 Feb 1891 in Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, USA

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Tree #5.3: John Wanless & Jane (Rodison/Rogerson) Simpson

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John Wanless married Jane Rodison or Rogerson (who was first married to Thomas Simpson) in 1806 in Newcastle, Northumberland. They & their descendants lived primarily in Wallsend. It is highly likely that John is the son of George Wanless & Elizabeth Bateman, as he was born in Alston, Cumberland in the right timeframe (abt 1769), and George & Elizabeth also moved to Wallsend.

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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 […]