Newspapers & Other Sightings

Miscellaneous Canadian Wanless mentions in newspapers or other documents

Most newspaper articles have clippings filed under Media on this site. Here are some we didn’t bother clipping, from

Quebec Morning Chronicle, 30th May 1853: Vessels sailed for Quebec (from the London Shipping Gazette, 12 May): from Sunderland, on 9th May, the Belize, Wanless [this means the captain was named Wanless]

Montreal Herald 1863-1868 (numerous ads for John Wanless M.D. of Montreal, reopening of Carillon Academy in 1863, nothing in 1864, letter from John in 1865 nominating somebody to city council of the West Ward), none found 1869-1873

Le Courrier du Canada, Quebec, mid-Oct 1860 (didn’t record date): Ships departing the port of  Quebec on 3 Oct 1860: the brig Columbus, [Captain] Wanless, of Leith, C.E. Levey et Cie

When Where What Who Source
1857 Quebec – Montreal City Directory James Wanless, 2 Amherst st Only other Wanless in Montreal is Gilbert – could James be Gilbert’s brother?
1828 Ontario – Carleton co – Bytown (Ottawa) City Directory Robert Wanless kept a harness shop in Bytown
1908 Oct 20 Ontario – York Co – Toronto Witness #021834-08 (York Co) William Bruce RICKEY, 31, of Peterboro, b, merchant, s/o George RICKEY & Anne Jane ARMSTRONG, married Catherine Mary McLENNAN, 27, of Winnipeg Man, s, d/o John McLENNAN & Matilda McKENZIE, witn; George WANLESS of West Toronto, Myrtle THOMSON of Toronto