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William Wanless - was born on 29 Mar 1795 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland
William Wanless - was born on 29 Mar 1797 in New Edmiston, Roxburgh, Scotland
William Wandless - was born on 29 Mar 1853 in Barnard Castle, Durham, England
Mary Dorcas Wandless - was born on 29 Mar 1875 in Fredericton, York Co, New Brunswick, Canada
James Alexander Wanless - was born on 29 Mar 1896 in South Africa

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Tree #28: James Wanless & Christina Parkinson of Edinburgh, Scotland

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James Wanless, a baker, (b. est 1820s) married Christina Parkinson in 1847 in Edinburgh and had several children. Their son William (b.1854-55), a glazier & house painter, married (1) Mary Nicol, (2) Isabella Randell, and (3) Elizabeth McCullock and produced a total of 18 known children, whose descendants continue to populate Edinburgh today. Efforts are being made to identify all of the children of James & Christina and their immediate family.

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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 […]