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Alexander John Wanless - was born on 30 Nov 1881 in St. Andrew, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Phyllida Mary Wanless-O'Gowan - was born on 30 Nov 1890 in Clonard, Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland
Henry Burt Butchart Wanless - was born on 30 Nov 1900 in St. Andrew, Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Evelyn Bernice Wanless - was born on 30 Nov 1920 in Richwood Township, Richland County, Wisconsin

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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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Thomas Wanless/Florence Bucknall tree integrated with Merrington tree

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Newspaper Extracts from England, Scotland, and Wales

Source: The Gale Group’s 19th Century British Newspapers data set (offered at some universities, the British Library, and occasionally on free trial at other sites); now available as the and The Times (London) Digital […]