1891 Census

1891 census of Canada

Alberta

Lethbridge Sub-District
John E.F. Wanless, 26, b. Ont, C. Presby.– his occupation is not given but he is with a bunch of young men who appear to be construction labourers, perhaps on the railroad

Ontario

Kingston City, Cataraqui Ward
Wm. A. Wanless, 21, soldier, b. Ont, CofE
— lodging with many other young soldiers in alphabetical order, presumably in a barracks
Name Age Birthplace Page
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Wanless, John EF NWMP 26 Ontario, Canada 86
Name, Age, Birthplace, Religion, Occupation
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Chatham Town, Kent County, Ontario

Film T-6345 Div. 2 Page 15 Entry 8 Family 77
Wanless Thomas 29 Ontario Baptist carpenter
Wanless Phoebe 26 Ontario Baptist –
Wanless Mary 7 Ontario Baptist –
Wanless Ida R 4 Ontario Baptist –
Film T-6345 Div. 2 Page 15 & 16, Family 80
Wanless John 37 Ontario Baptist tinsmith
Wanless Mary A 34 Ontario Baptist –
Wanless George 15 Ontario Baptist –
Wanless Arthur 13 Ontario Baptist –
Wanless Edmond 10 Ontario Baptist –
Wanless T. K. 70 Quebec Methodist shoemaker
Film T-6345 Div. 2 page 33 entry 4 family 178
Wanless George 42 Quebec Methodist newspaper printer
Wanless Eliza 40 Ontario Methodist –
Wanless William 20 Ontario Methodist cutter clothing
Wanless Robert 17 Ontario Methodist tailor
Wanless Fred 15 Ontario Methodist –
Wanless Grace 11 Ontario Methodist –
Wanless Carry 8 Ontario Methodist –
Film T-6346 Div. 4 page 25 entry 16 family 159
Wanless James 52 Ontario Church Of England carter
Wanless Maggie 52 Quebec Church Of England –
Wanless Lizzie 23 Ontario Church Of England weaver
Wanless Janet 21 Ontario Church Of England weaver
Wanless Richard 18 Ontario Church Of England wagon maker
Wanless Gertie 15 Ontario Church Of England ?
Wanless Maude 10 Ontario Church Of England –
Film T-6346 Div. 4 page 39 entry 2 family 227
Wanless David Baxter 55 Scotland Presbyterian wool sorter
Wanless Christiana 51 Scotland Presbyterian –
Wanless Aggie 13 Ontario Presbyterian –

St. Alban’s Ward, West York, Ontario
Annie Wanless, 33, widowed, b. Ont, parents b. Scotland, all Presbyterian
John, 8, son, b. Ont
Jennie, 6, dau, b. Ont
May, 3, dau, b. Ont
Lizzie, 1-1/2, dau, b. Ont
Mary House, 22, domestic servant, Methodist
Henry Brashier, 27, b. England, Church of England, curate

St. Alban’s Ward, West York, Ontario (page 37)
Thomas G. Wanless, 32, b. Ont, father b. Scotland, mother b. Ont, Baptist, real estate & railway ticket agent
Hannah M., 31, wife, self & parents b. Ont.
Beulah, 5, dau, b. Ont
Bartlett, 4, son, b. Ont
Graham R., 2, son, b. Ont.

St. Alban’s Ward, West York, Ontario (page 26)
John Wanless, 56, b. Scotland, parents b. Scotland, Presbyterian, railway timber inspector
Elizabeth, 55, wife, b. Ont, parents b. Ireland
Mary Ann, 27, dau (all children b. Ont.)
George, 22, son, locomotive engineer
Robert, 21, son, mechanic in railway shops
Archie, 15, son, mechanic in railway shops
Hattie, 13, dau
Bertie, 9, son

Cramahe, East Northumberland co, Ont.
Eliza Philp, 64, widowed, b. Ont, parents b. Ireland, Methodist (all)
Eliza, 32, dau, b. Ont, father b. England, mother b. Ont
Alice Wanless, 30, married, daughter, b. Ont, father b. Eng, mother b. Ont.
Albert W. , 24, son, b. Ont, father b. Eng, mother b. Ont., farmer
Aron Ladsworth, 23, lodger, b. Ont, father b. US, mother b. Ont
— Albert should be a Wanless as he follows Alice without a surname, but I suspect he is a Philp as we have no Albert W. Wanless of this age in Canada and in 1881 there is a William A. Philp age 14 in Eliza’s household (with Allace, 18).

Orangeville, Wellington Centre, Ontario
Duncan Wanless, 30, self & parents b. Ont, Presbyterian, carpenter
Ellen, 30, wife, b. Ont, parents Ont/Ireland
Mary E., 7, dau, b. Ont
Lizzie M., 3, dau, b. Ont
James Fleming, 34, lodger, b. Ont, carpenter
Ruth Buchanan,23, lodger, b. Ont, Methodist, tailoress

Stanley Twp, Huron Co – family 82, district 77 Huron south, page 16
James Wanles, 50, married, self & parents b. Scotland, Methodist, farm labourer
Sarah, 41, b. Quebec, father b. England, mother b. Que, married, wife
John, 15, son, b. Ont
Percy, 7, son, b. Ont
Thomas Delgaty, 21, single, self & parents b. Scotland, Presybeterian, tailor, lodger

Stanley Twp, Huron Co – family 180, district 77 Huron south, page 37
John Wanless, 46, married, self & parents b. Scotland, Methodist, farmer
Sarah, 41, married, Presbyterian, b. Ont.
Elizabeth, 18, dau, b. Ont
Edward, 17, son, b. Ont., farmer
– next entry is John’s mother Margaret Wanless

Stanley Twp, Huron Co – family 181, district 77 Huron south, page 38
Margaret Wanless, 70, widowed, b. Scotland, parents b. Scotland, Methodist
William, 51, son, single, self & parents b. Scotland, farmer, Salvation Army religion

Caledon Twp, Cardwell district 54, page 36, family 172
Elizabeth Wanlas, 52, widow, b. Scotland, Presbyterian, farmer
Isabela Martha, 24, daughter, b. Ont, Church of England
George Elmer, 18, son, b. Ont, C. of E., f. [farmer]

Caledon Twp, Cardwell district 54, page 50, family 240
W 1/7 sec 239(?)
John Wanless, 87, married, self & parents b. Scotland, Presbyterian, can read/write
Margaret, wife, 77, self & parents b. Ireland, cannot read/write

Essa, Simcoe Co, family 53 page 11
– boarding with family of Thomas & Ellen Adger
Wandless, Nigger [Mgger? Maggie?], female, 20, single, self & parents b. Ontario, schoolteacher, Presbyterian

Flos, Simcoe Co, family 43 page 8
William Wanless, 62, married, self & parents b. Scotland, everybody is Presbyterian, farmer
Janet, 56, wife, self & parents b. Ontario
Isabella, 33, dau, single, b. Ont
John, 26, son, b. Ont
William, 24, son, b. Ont, farmer
Mary Ann, 21, dau, single, b. Ont
James Young Wanless, 18, son, b. Ont
Elizabeth, 15, dau, b. Ont

Tossorontio, Simcoe Co, family 100 page 22, W 2/10
Andrew Wanles, 53, b. England, parents b. Scotland, Presbyterian, farmer
Margaret, 53, wife, b. Ont, father b. US, mother b. Scotland, Presbyterian
Isabella, 23, dau, b. Ont
Mary, 18, dau, b. Ont
–next house, W 1/2–
Duncan Wanles, 28, b. Ont, father b. England, mother b. Ont, farmer

London City, Middlesex Co (Film: T-6481, Ward: 3 & 4, Div: 3, Page: 12, Entry: 49, Family: 128)
Wanless William head age 73, born Apr 6, 1827 Scotland immigrated 1849?, Scotch origin, Presbyterian, retired
Wanless Jane wife age 63, Mar 25, 1838 Ontario
Wanless William son age 39, Nov 22, 1861 Ontario, clerk in dry goods
Wanless Robert B. son age 29, Nov 13, 1871 Ontario, commercial traveller
Wanless Fredrick son age 19, Jan 17, 1881 Ontario, bookkeeper
– NOTE: The immigration year is written in a different hand and is unclear – looks like 1899 or 1879, but could be 1849. We know he was in Canada between 1851 and 1861.

London, Middlesex Co, Ontario (East Middlesex district, London East subdistrict)
William Wanless, 63, self & parents b. Scotland, burser at asylum, all C. Presby
Jane, 52, wife, b. Ont
William, 28, son, all children b. Ont, clerk in a shop
Jessey, 24, dau
Alexander, 24, son, G.T.R. dep store
John, 22, son, carriage wood
Bruce, 20, son, clerk in wholesale(?)
Norvel, 18, son
Walter, 16, son
Frederick, 11, son

St. Patrick’s Ward, Toronto, Ontario (district 119 Toronto West)
John Wanless, 60, self & parents b. Scotland, C. Presby., jeweller, 6 employees
Susan, 60, wife, self & parents b. England
John, 28, son, b. Ont., jeweller
Margaret, 22, dau, b. Ont.
Clara, 20, dau, b. Ont
Isabella, 17, dau, b. Ont
Elizabeth BELL, 38, stepdau, b. Ont
Jenny BELL, 31, stepdau., b. Ont
Alex DUNLOP, 38, groom, self & parents b. Ireland, groom

Sarnia, Lambton Co, Ontario, Canada (family 422 page 83)
James Wanless, 68, widowed, b. Scotland, father b. Scotland, mother b. England, Church of England, book keeper
George, 33, son, b. England, grocer
Annie, 28, dau, b. Eng
Alex, 26, son, b. Eng, book keeper
Jessie, 24, dau, b. England
Norman, 8, lodger, b. Ont, father b. Ont, mother b. Eng

Sarnia, Lambton co, Ontario (district 82, page 33)
Robert Wanless, 47, self & parents b. Scotland, grocer with 5 employees, Presbyterian
Margaret, 41, wife, self & parents b. Ontario
Robert, 16, son, b. Ont
Jessie, 15, dau, b. Ont
Graham, 5, son, b. Ont
Minnie Johnston, 21, domestic servant, b. Ont, Baptist

Sarnia, Lambton co, Ontario (district 82, page 54)
Agnes Wanless, 45, widowed, self & parents b. Scotland
Alex K., 23, son, b. Ont, parents b. Scotland, printer job(?)
Elow(? T.(?) Bates, male, 24, lodger, b. Ont, father b. Ireland, mother b. Ont, Methodist, jeweller

District 88 Lincoln, subdistrict Grantham No. 2, page 29
William Wanless, 47, self & parents b. Scotland, Baptist farmer
Harriett, 39, wife, b. Ont, father b. Ireland, mother b. Scotland, Presbyterian

St. Catherine’s Ward, Lincoln & Niagara co, Ontario
George Eccleston, 32, b. Ont, parents b. England, C of E, bill poster
Charlotte, 30, wife, b. Ont, parents b. England
children Fred, Alfred, June(?), Rhoda Eccleston age 14 to 3
Rhoda Eccleston, mother, 67, widowed, b. England, parents b. England, Methodist
John Wanless, 10, nephew, b. Ont, father b. US, mother b. Ont, C of E
— Charlotte’s children’s marriage records says she was a Smith, so John Wanless’s mother must’ve been a Smith (sister of Charlotte) or an Eccleston (sister of George). We don’t know who he is yet.

Erin, Wellington South, Ont. page 5
Archibald Wanless, 45, self & parents b. Scotland, Presbyterian, farmer
Flora, 40, wife, b. Ont, parents b. Scotland
John, 15, son, b. Ont
Robert, 10, son, b. Ont
Isabella, 4, dau, b. Ont

Waterloo, Waterloo Co, Ontario
George Wanless, 29, md, b. Ontario, father b. Scotland, mother b. Ireland, Presbyterian, sewing machine agent
Alice, 29, wife, b. Ont, father b. England, mother b. Ireland, Presbyterian
next house:
John Wanless, 61, b. Scotland, parents b. Scotland, [whole family is] Christadelphian, sewing machine agent
Mary, 56, wife, b. Ireland, parents b. Ireland
Richard, 25, son, b. Ont, machinist
Julia, 27, dau, b.Ont, dress maker
William, 22, son, non commission officer
Benjamin, 18, son
Merian, 14, dau

Hamilton, Ontario (district 72 subdistrict Hamilton ward 4 page 57)
John Clayton, 51, self & parents b. England, E.C. (church), painter, 1 employee
Emily J., 50, wife, b. England, father b. Scotland, mother b. England
Gilbert, 17, son, b. England, decorator
Chris’a, 15, dau, b. Ont
Jane E., 13, dau, b. Ont
Marrianna, 11, dau, b. Ont
Harry B., 9, son, b. Ont
Edw’n Wanless, 51, lodger, self & parents b. England, P.B. church, no occupation, blind

Moore Twp, Lambton co, Ontario (district 82 West Lambton, page 89)
W.J. Wanless, 51, self & parents b. S [Scotland], Con [Congregationalist], station agent
Elizabeth, 45, wife, b. Ont, father b. Ireland, mother b. S [Scotland]
John, 17, b. Ont
Margret, 11, dau, b. Ont
Violet, 8, dau, b. Ont
Rev. James Smithers, 45, widowed, lodger, self & parents b. England, Baptist, minister
Henry Cranston, 20, lodger, b. Ont, father b. US, mother b. Ont, Baptist, blacksmith
Sarah Walton, 24, lodger, b. Ont, , father b. US, mother b. Ont, C. of E., P.S. teacher

Manitoba

Miniota, Marquette District (film T-6293 Div.1 page 34 entry 21 family 232)
Wanless Richard 35 b. Scotland, C. Presbyterian, farm labourer
— on farm of Walter Gray, 28, Scottish farmer

Morris, Provencher subdistrict (T-6294 dist 8 page 2)
Geo. F. Wanless, 33, farmer, Church of England, b. Quebec, father b. Scotland, mother b. Ireland
Mamie, 26, wife, b. Ont, father b. Germany, mother b. Switzerland, Presbyterian
Henry, 2, son, b. Manitoba

Argyle, Selkirk subdistrict
John Wanless, 33, farmer, self & parents b. Ont, Presbyterian
Emily, wife, 37, b. Quebec, father Ireland, mother Quebec
George, son, 6, Manitoba
Harriet, dau, 4, Man.
Edna, dau, 3, Man.
Robert, —, 18, self & parents b. Ont, farm labourer

Brandon (west half of city), Selkirk subdistrict
J.M. Wanless, [female] lodger, b. Ont., father b. Scotland, mother b. Ireland, Cof E, dressmaker
— in the house of Margaret Ford, 48, Ireland, a dressmaker, and her daughter, a dressmaker

New Brunswick

Kings Ward, Fredericton, York co district 25, New Brunswick
Thomas Wandless, 39, whole family born NB, father b. Ireland, mother b. England, C. of E., carpenter
Dorcas, 34, wife, parents b. NB
John, 11, son
Robert, 10, son
George, 8, son
Hollingworth, 6, son
Loring, 3, son
May, 2, dau
Babe, 1 month, dau

Quebec

Montreal – Ste Antoine ward
John Wanless, 77, b. Scotland, parents b. Scotland, Congregational, M.D. Surgeon
Margaret, 77, wife, self & parents b. Scotland
Agnina, 40, daughter, self & parents b. Scotland
Carrey Rossiter, 30, domestic servant, b. Quebec

Montreal East – St Louis ward – district 172 subdist 68 page 23 & 24
William Wandless, 45, married, self & parents b. England, Church of England, gardener
Laura Wandless, 35, married, wife, b. Que, parents b. England, self & children are Presbyterian
Daisy, 11, dau, b. Que
Pansey, 6, dau, b. Que
Purthy, 4, son, b. Que
– Who is this? Note the children state their parents’ birthplaces backward if Wm & Laura are their parents – Wm was b. Eng and Laura in Que. The neighbors on this page and the next correspond to the people listed in the 1891 Lovell directory, in the street directory section, as all living on Sanguinet Street in the 521-590 block, between Roy St. and Duluth Av., where Gilbert Wanless was living at 521 Sanguinet.

St. Andrews, Argenteuil (District 136 Argenteuil, subdistrict St. Andrews, page 24)
Martin Wanless, 59, self & parents b. Scotland, Seignieur’s Agent
Catherine, 56, wife, self & parents b. Ireland
William, 30, son, b. Que, clerk in manufacturer’s shop
John, 28, male, dau(?), b. Que, book keeper for gas co.
Alice, 25, dau, Que
Emily, 21, dau
Frances, 18, dau
Mary Patterson, 36, widowed, daughter, b. Que
Emma C. Patterson, 1, granddaughter, b. USA

Lachute, Argenteuil (District 136 Argenteuil, subdistrict Lachute Town, page 42)
William J. Simpson, 39, b. Que, parents b. Scotland, all Church of England, insurance agent
Mary, 39, wife, b. Que, parents b. Ireland
Ethel M., 12, dau, b. Que
John E.W., 10, son, b. Que
Bertha WANLESS, 23, niece, b. Que, father b. Que, mother b. Ireland

Thurso subdistrict, Ottawa county, Que
George Wanless, 31, Methodist, grocery clerk, all b. Quebec
Mary, 25, wife, C. Presbyterian
George Albert Wanless, 8, son, Methodist
Grace, 7, daughter, Methodist
Hebert, 5, son, Methodist
Crosby, 2, son, Methodist