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George Wanlass - was born on 22 May 1656 in Yarm, Yorkshire, England
Louisa B. Wanless - was born on 22 May 1833 in Bath Co, Virginia
Elizabeth Wandless - was born on 22 May 1870 in St. Giles, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Edward Thomas Wandless - was born on 22 May 1913 in Fredericton, York Co, New Brunswick, Canada

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Tree #43: John Wanless & Anne Miller

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This database follows a portion of the family of John Wanless (believed to be a son of John Wanless and Susannah Johnson) and his wife Anne Miller, primarily through their sons John (b. 1806) and Richard (b.1812). John (first wife unknown, 2nd wife Elizabeth Easton) was a tailor in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, living at the end of his life in Elswick. John's son John (b. 1832) married Helen/Ellen Gibbon(s) and moved his family to Co. Durham in the late 1850s, living first around East Rainton and finally settling about 1865 in Eighton Banks, Lamesley. Richard (wife Mary Kirk) was a moulder in Newcastle. His only surviving son John (wife Elizabeth Marshall) moved to Westoe, South Shields, Durham & many descendants remained in that area.

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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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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. […]