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Christopher Wanless - was born on 20 Nov 1806 in Wallsend, Northumberland, England
Ann Wanless - was born on 20 Nov 1812 in Hoppyland, Hamsterley, Durham, England
John Wanless - was born on 20 Nov 1823 in St. Elizabeth's, Cornwall co, Jamaica
John Thomas Wanless - was born on 20 Nov 1853 in England
Richard Wanless - was born on 20 Nov 1871 in South Shields Union Workhouse, South Shields, Durham, England

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Tree #23: Thomas Wanless & Elizabeth Simm

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Thomas Wanless married Elizabeth Simm in 1853, Gateshead, Durham. Their son William was born in 1854 at West Moor, Killingworth, Longbenton, Northumberland, and he married Margery Robinson in 1873. This tree follows what is known about their descendants: Thomas's parentage is the mystery - on his marriage record, he lists his father as "Joseph a joiner" - the best match is Thomas the son of Joseph Wanless & Isabella Reay, who lived in Longbenton at the right time, in Ken & Colin's database, but that Joseph was always listed as a coal miner in the censuses, so the "joiner" reference throws us off, as a joiner was a skilled trade - although there is an obscure reference that, in the coal mine, a joiner might be a person who repaired wooden tracks for the coal carts. Needs more research.

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GRO Birth Index 1837-1911 updated with mother’s maiden surnames

Updated the GRO Birth Index for 1837 to mid-1911 with mother’s maiden surnames, which are now supplied on the main GRO site.

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. […]