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Ralph Wanlass - was born on 20 Dec 1830 in Garrigill, Alston, Cumberland, England
James Young Wanless - was born on 20 Dec 1872 in Flos Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
William Thomas Wanless - was born on 20 Dec 1884 in Heddon on the Wall, Northumberland, England
Henry Edwin Wanless - was born on 20 Dec 1889 in Morris, Provencher Co, Manitoba, Canada
Selina Wanless - was born on 20 Dec 1896 in Prudhoe, Northumberland, England

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Tree #6: Wandless: Whitehaven, Cumberland, England to New Brunswick, Canada

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Alicia Frazer married a Mr. Wandless (first name unknown) about 1803 and had several children in the Whitehaven, Cumberland, England area (or possibly elsewhere in England). Mr. Wandless died in a coal mine accident in 1810 and Alicia moved the family to Newry, County Down, Ireland, where she died in 1832. Of their children: Henry moved to New Brunswick, Canada in 1833, John joined the military in Newry and ended up in Kingston, Frontenac Co, Ontario, Canada; William joined the military in Newry and was discharged at Chatham, England in 1843 (we are pursuing a possible Australian connection for his descendants); James was supposedly also a British Army Officer who died in India, but we have nothing factual on him yet.

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Newspaper Extracts from England, Scotland, and Wales

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The Newcastle Courant etc (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England), Friday, April 1, 1870

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