British Periodicals 1843-1899

Periodicals Extracts from England, Scotland, and Wales

Source: The Gale Group’s 19th Century British Periodicals data set (offered at some universities, the British Library, and occasionally on free trial at other sites) and The Times Digital Archive

The Age (London, England), Sunday, January 15, 1843

Death From Fright – On Friday an inquest was held before Mr. Carter, coroner for Surrey, at the Prince William Henry, Bermondsey street, respecting the death of George Henry Wanless, age 62. From the testimony of Margaret Joy and her daughter, it appeared that they resided in Grange-walk, Bermondsey, at the house of the deceased. On Monday, the mother was taken suddenly ill, and fell down in a fit; the deceased was in the same room, and appeared in good health. He rose up to assist the woman, but became so alarmed that he fell down apparently in an apoplectic fit. Medical aid was obtained, and the woman got much better, but the deceased was quite dead, and the attempts made to bleed him were unsuccessful. There was no reason to suppose anything had been administered to him. Verdict: That the deceased died in a fit of apoplexy produced by fright.

Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle (London, England), Sunday, November 11, 1855

Military Intelligence – Arrival of Invalids – The Great Britain arrived Wednesday at Portsmouth having aboard..embarked at Scutari…Mr. Wanlass, assistant engineer, R.N.

Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle (London, England), Sunday Jan 25, 1857

Pigeon Shooting – Anthony Richardson of St Helens Auckland, having heard that John Wanless of the same place is desirous to shoot a match with him, begs to say he will shoot him for £5 or upwards and will be at Mr. Jas. Little’s Bay Horse Inn, St Helen’s Auckland, tomorrow night to arrange a time.

The Racing Times (London, England), Monday, November 05, 1860

Mr. Wanless – A contemporary, in noticing the lamented death of this gentleman, states that he was from his youth connected with the reporting staff of the Houses of Parliament. This was not the case, and the members of the gallery will be not a little surprised to find this fact so authoritatively stated.

Baily’s Monthly Magazine of Sports and Pastimes and Racing Register (London, England), [Saturday], December 01, 1860

In our turf obituary it would be hardly fair to pass over the loss which the sporting press has sustained in the death of Mr. J.M. Wanless of Bell’s Life, which took place suddenly a fortnight back. His talents were of no ordinary kind and his style the purest Saxon; but his frame was weak and he was unable to bear up against the fearful wear and tear of the mind which is required to keep so mighty a machine as “Bell’s Life” in perpetual motion, and, like a Sierra Leone bishop, he fell a victim to his duties. Throughout his connection with that paper we never heard that he made an enemy and he died as he lived, beloved by those who were able to appreciate him. His fellow labourers followed him to the grave at Norwood. His post on the journal in question it will be difficult to replace, from the fearful mortality which of late years has prevailed in the office.

Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle (London, England), Saturday, July 23, 1864

Athletic Festival at Berwick-on-Tweed – in a quoit match of 18 yards distance, out of 34 competitors, T. Wanless of Tweedmouth took first prize.

Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle (London, England), Saturday, May 26, 1877

Coursing – agenda for the next meeting of the National Club includes a charge under the 34th rule of the Club against Wm Armstrong of Durham, Robert Dickson of Newcastle-on-Tyne, and Thomas Wanlace of Swallwell, for misconduct and wrongdoings at the North of England Coursing Meeting.

The County Gentleman: A Sporting Gazette and Agricultural Journal (London, England), Saturday, February 14, 1885

The Waterloo Meeting – a petition by the North of England Coursing Club that the prohibition of the Nat’l Coursing Club against Wanlace for improper conduct in 1876 be removed. Similar petition by Robert J. Dixon of Jarrow-on-Tyne.

The Economist, Saturday, 18 February 1882. Page: 58. Issue: 2008

Words of Warning to Investors – Notice – now ready, price 1s: Wanliss’s Three Months’ Prospecting Trip to the Indian Gold Fields. By William Wanliss, Mining Engineer.

The Times, Saturday, Apr 20, 1895

Notice of Change of Name – I, Robert Wanless-O’Gowan, heretofore called and known by the name of Robert Wanless Smith, at present resideing at Clonard Dundrum, county of Dublin, Lieutenant in Her Majesty’s Regiment of Scottish Rifles, do abandon the use of my said surname of Smith and assume and adopt the name of Wanless-O’Gowan, effective 2nd April 1895.

The Women’s Trades Union Review (London, England), Monday], [July 01, 1895

Prosecutions by Miss Paterson, Glasgow – Mrs. Wandless, milliner, of 64 Lowther st, for employing a woman for overtime without reporting same and for failing to record overtime, fined 10/- to include costs

The County Gentleman: Sporting Gazette, Agricultural Journal, and “The Man about Town” (London, England), Saturday, December 09, 1899

Polo Notes – Captain Wanliss of the South Lancashires 2nd Battalion

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