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Jane Wanless - was born on 17 Jun 1794 in Howick-heugh, Howick, Northumberland, England
Neil Wanless - was born on 17 Jun 1825 in South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Edward Wanless - was born on 17 Jun 1838 in Brick Garth, Hetton le Hole, Durham, England
Mary Jane Wanless - was born on 17 Jun 1864 in Low Moorsley, Durham, England
Isabella Wanless - was born on 17 Jun 1866 in Argaith, Errol, Perth, Scotland

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Tree #31: Ralph Wanless of Kirk Merrington, Co. Durham

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Ralph Wanless (b. early 1700s) of Middlestone, Kirk Merrington, had a son named Ralph b. 1737 who married Ann Gray in 1762 and had children in Kirk Merrington. This database contains the lines of Ralph & Ann's sons Edward (wife Hannah Harpley, of Grindon & Stockton); Ralph (wife Elizabeth Simpson, Chester le Street & Durham city); George Wanless (wife Jane Tyrens, lived Sunderland area); Robert (wife Ann Lonsdale, Ferryhill); and Henry (wife Catherine Donkin, Gateshead). Some descendants of Edward emigrated to Australia. We speculate the first Ralph is connected to the Wanless family of Lumley.

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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

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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 […]