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William Wanlass - was born on 23 Apr 1821 in Alston, Cumberland, England
Mary D. Wanless - was born on 23 Apr 1836 in Bath or Pocahontas Co, Virginia
William Whitelaw Wanless - was born on 23 Apr 1874 in St. Clement, Dundee, Angus, Scotland
George R. Wanless - was born on 23 Apr 1890 in South Shields, Durham, England
Mary Burrell Wanless - was born on 23 Apr 1899 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England

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Tree #12: James Wanlass & Margaret Neilson

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James Wanlass (1825-1895) of Midlothian, Scotland, married Margaret Neilson of East Lothian, Scotland in 1845. Most of their family immigrated in 3 groups to Salt Lake City, Utah in the mid 1870s. Family lore from several sources says James's mother died in an accident when he was young and he was raised first in an orphanage and then by a family called Ramsey. James's parentage is uncertain.

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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 […]