Trade Directories

Canadian trade & phone directories & tax rolls

Thanks to Michael Kinsey for much of the information on this page.
Many editions of Lovell’s Montreal directory can be found here.

1828 Ontario-Carleton co-Bytown (Ottawa) City Directory
Robert Wanless, harness shop, Bytown

No Wan(d)lesses in Montreal directories 1842-1844.

1845-46 Montreal, Quebec directory (Lovell’s)

G. Wanless, surgical machinist, College near St. Henry street

The same entry appeared in Lovell’s directory from 1847 through 1849.

1850 Montreal, Quebec directory (Lovell’s)

G. Wanless, surgical machinist & trussmaker, College near St. Henry street

1851 Quebec directory (all Wan(d)les entries)

St. Andrews, pg 122
Wanless, Thomas, boots and shoes

Montreal, pg 73
Surgical Machinist and Truss Maker
Wanless, G., 11 St.Lawrence st.

1851 The Canada Directory

Carillon, Argenteuil Co
George Wanless, postmaster & agent for the National Loan Fund Life & Equitable Fire Assurance Companies
– he is also filed under Chatham, Two Mountains county

1852 Montreal, Quebec directory (Lovell’s)

G. Wanless, surgical machinist, 11 St. Lawrence

1853 Toronto, Upper Canada (Ontario) Tax Rolls

Year – Ref. (pg , seq.) – Occupant (name, age, occupation, f/h), owner
(name, occupation) – Location (Ward, Street, Side, Liberties)
1853, 1, 19, Andw Wanless, St. David’s Ward, King St E, North Side, City
1853, 41, 934, Andrew Wanless, Book Binder, owner William L. Mackenzie, St. Andrew’s Ward, Yonge St, West Side, City
* William Lyon Mackenzie is a noted Canadian historical figure who led the Toronto Rebellion. See: http://www.ontarioroots.com/ogs/
1853, 17, 393, Vacant Lot, owner Wm. Wanless, St. David’s Ward, Parliament St, Both Sides, City

1856 Brown’s Toronto General Directory

Wanless, A. & W., bookbinders, Adelaide street, west, s.s.
Wanless, William, North Park street, s.s.

1856 Andrews & Coombes London Business Directory

County of Middlesex Horticultural & Mechanical Association
J.C. Meredith and Dr. Wanless, Vice Presidents

1856-1857 Railtons London City Directory

London Militia, Second Battalion: Surgeon, Doctor John Wanless

1857 The Canada Directory

Brucefield, Stanley, Huron Co
Wanless, John, M.D.

Carillon, Chatham Twp, Argenteuil Co
G. Wanless, agent, Equitable Fire Insurance Company, and proprietor of academy

1857 Directory of the Province of Ontario

Name, Town, County, Occupation
Wanless and Brother Sarnia Lambton grocers
George Wanless Vankleek Hill Prescott saddler
John Wanless, M.D. Brucefield Huron
John Wanless Kingston Frontenac constable

1857  Quebec – Montreal  City Directory
James Wanless, 2 Amherst st

1859-60 Caverhill’s Toronto City Directory

Dr. John Wanless, 105 King st. west

1860-61 Montreal, Quebec directory (Lovell’s)

Wanless, G., Surgical Machinist & Truss Maker, 39 St. Lawrence

1861 Brown’s Toronto General Directory

John Wanless, surgeon, 146 Bay st, between Adelaide & Richmond streets

1861 Montreal, Quebec directory

Wanless, G., Surgical Machinist, 49 St. Charles, Barrome

1861-62 Montreal, Quebec directory (Lovell’s)

Wanless, G., Surgical Machinist & Truss Maker, 39 St. Lawrence

1861-62 Great Western Railway Directory

Sarnia: William Wanless

1862-63 Montreal, Quebec directory (Lovell’s)

Wanless, G., Surgical Machinist & Truss Maker, 37 & 39 St. Lawrence

1863-64 Montreal, Quebec directory (Lovell’s)

Wanless, Gilbert, truss & surgical machine maker, 39 St. Lawrence Main st.
Wanless, John, M.D., Glasgow, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh,
Licentiate College of Physicians and Surgeons, Montreal, house surgeon
Dundee Royal Infirmary, Scotland, 1835-36, Licentiate of Homeopathy,
Canada, 43 Great St. James

1864-65 Montreal, Quebec directory (Lovell’s)

Wanless, Gilbert, truss & surgical machine maker, 39 St. Lawrence
Wanless, John, M.D., homaeopathist, 43 Great St. James

1863-64 London City directory

Wanless, Henry, saddle and harness maker, J. Ross’, b Dundas bt Clarence and Wellington

1864-65 Mitchell’s Toronto City directory

Wanless, John, watchmaker & jeweller, 172-1/2 Yonge, h same

1864-65 Kent County directory

Wanless, G.J., aprentice printer, King.
Wanless, Henry, harness maker, King.
Wanless, Thos., shoe maker
* Kingston

1864-65 Lambton County directory

Wanless, William, concession 2 Lot 18, township of Enniskillen
Wanless, Robert, clerk, Sarnia town

1866 MacKay’s Montreal directory

Ewen Wanless, 238 St Lawrence, paper hanging, toys, fancy goods
John Wanless M.D., L.F.P.S. Glasgow, homoepathic physician and surgeon, 646 Lagauchetiere

1866-67 Essex, Kent, & Lambton County Directory

Chatham town
Wanless, Thomas K., shoemaker, Grant

1866-67 Simcoe County Directory

Tossorontio Township
Wanless, Andrew, concession 4 lot 11f
Wanless, Arch’d, conc. 2 lot 8h

1867 Waterloo County directory

Village of Waterloo
Wanless, John, teacher, Albert

1867-68 Toronto City directory

Wanless, John, watches, clocks, and jewellery, 172-1/2 Yonge, h same

1868 The Montreal directory

Wanless, Ewen, 238 St Lawrence, room papers & fancy goods, h 77 St Dominique
Wanless, Gilbert, trussmaker, 77 St Dominique
Wanless, John, M.D., L.F.P.S. Glasgow, homoepathic physician and surgeon, 646 Lagauchetiere

1868 Great Western Railway Directory

Sarnia
Wanless, Robert, grocer, Christina
Wanless, William, grocer, Front
Toronto
Wanless, John, watchmaker & jeweller, 172 Yonge

1869 The Montreal directory

Wanless, John, M.D., L.F.P.S. homoepathic physician and surgeon, 646 Lagauchetiere
Wanless, John R., M.D., C.M, 646 Lagauchetiere
Wanless, Ewen, paper hanging & fancy goods, 238 St Lawrence, h 43 Notre Dame
Wanless, Gilbert, fancy goods, truss & surgical instrument maker, 538 St. Mary, h 43 Notre Dame

1869-70 Sutherland’s Huron County Directory

Varna
The British American order of Good Templars: James Wanless, W.C.T.
Wanless, James, farmer

1870-71 Perth & Waterloo Counties directory

Berlin
Wanless, John, dealer in sewing and knitting machines, King.

1870-71Sutherland’s Kent & Essex Counties Directory

Chatham town, Kent county
Wanless, James, teamster, William
Wanless, Thomas K., shoemaker, School lands

1871 Lovell’s Canadian Dominion Directory

Quebec
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Carillon, Argenteuil
Wanless, George principal, Carillon academy, insurance agent
Montreal
Wanless, Benjamin, clerk, 131 Montcalm
Wanless, Gilbert, manufacturer of trusses & surgical machines & fancy goods dealer, 43 Notre Dame
Wanless, John, M.D., L.R.P.S., Glasgow, homeopathic physician & surgeon, 646 Lagauchetiere
** “L.R.P.S. Glasgow” = “Licentiate of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons” and that he trained at Glasgow.
Wanless, John R., M.D., C.M., 646 Lagauchetiere
** C.M. traditionally means “master of surgery”.

St. Andrews, Argenteuil
Wanless, Martin baker

None found in Lachute or Quebec City, Huntingdon, Cushing.

Ontario
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Charleston, Caledon Twp, Peel co
Wanless, John, township treasurer
Everett, Tossorontio Twp, Simcoe Co
Wanless, Andrew, farmer
Sarnia
Wanless, R. & co, grocers
Wanless, Robert of R. Wanless & co
Wanless, William, grocer
Sligo, Caledon Twp, Cardwell co, near Charleston
Wanless, George, farmer
Wanless, John
Toronto
Wanless, John jeweller, 172 Yonge
Vigo
Wandless, William farmer
New Brunswick
Fredericton
Wandless, Charles Brunswick St.
Wandless, John painter, Brunswick St.
Wandless, Mary, wid Henry, Needham St.

None in Kingston.

1871-72 Montreal, Quebec directory (Lovell’s)

Wanless, John, M.D., L.F.P.S., G.M.C.P.S. Ont., homeopathist, 646 Palace
Wanless, John R., M.D., C.M., M.C.P.S. Ont., homeopathist, 646 Palace

1872 The Montreal Directory

Wanless, Ewin, 126-1/2 St Lawrence, paper hanging

1872-73 Simcoe Co Directory

Wanless, Wm, conc. 3 lot 24 f, Flos twp
Wanless, Andrew, conc. 4 lot 11f, Tossorontio twp

1873-74 The Montreal Directory

Wanless, Ewen, wall papers & fancy goods, toys, &c., 126-1/2 St Lawrence, h 43 Notre Dame
Wanless, Gilbert, truss maker & fancy goods, 43 Notre Dame
Wanless, John, M.D., L.F.P.S. Glasgow, G.M.C.P.S. Ont., homeopathist, 646 Palace
Wanless, John R., M.D., C.M., McGill University M.C.P.S. Ont., homeopathist, 646 Palace

1873-74 McAlpine’s Dominion Business Directory

Sewing Machines: Wanless, John, Waterloo, Waterloo county, Ont.

1874-75 Charlton’s Kent Co Directory

Chatham town, Kent co
Wanless, James, teamster, Colborne
Wanless, Thomas, shoemaker, King, h. Raleigh
Raleigh twp, Kent co
Wanless, George, painter, conc. e b lot 68f

1874-75 Great Western Railway Directory

Sarnia
Wanless, Robert, grocer, e.s. Front st s of Cromwell
Wanless, Wm., grocer, e.s. Christina n of Cromwell

1875-76 Fisher & Taylor’s Wellington co Directory

Harriston, Minto twp
Woollen Mill, by David Wanless, size of building 22×56, 2 story, steam; 5 horsepower, employs 2 men

Mount Forest, Arthur twp
Wanless, John, contractor

1876 Lovell’s Montreal Directory

Wanless, John, M.D., L.F.P.S. Glasgow, G.M.C.P.S. Ont., homeopathist, 61 Union
Wanless, John R., M.D., C.M., McGill University M.C.P.S. Ont., homeopathist, 63 Lagauchetiere
Wanless, Ewin, bds at 43 Notre Dame
Wanless, Gilbert, truss maker & fancy goods, paper hangings, 43 Notre Dame

1876-77 Chatham Directory

Wanless, Geo. J., printer, h. Larwill ave near Huston
Wanless, Miss Isabella C., weaver, bds 75 Gaol
Wanless, James, labourer, h. 75 Gaol
Wanless, John, tinsmith, h. Cornell
Wanless, T.K., clerk, h. Raleigh near Harvey

1876-77 Currie’s Huron co Directory

Stanley
Wanless, Jas. sr, b r n 8 subdiv 19f
Wanless, John b r n 19 n h t
Wanless, Wm., b r n 19 t
Wanless, Jas. b r n 19 t

1878 Montreal, Quebec directory (Lovell’s)

146 Metcalfe St
Wanless, John, M.D.
Dickson, A.A., insurance agent
Wanless, Gilbert, truss maker & fancy goods, paper hangings, 43 Notre Dame

1878 Toronto City directory

Wanless, Ewin, wall paper & fancy goods, 675 Yonge
Wanless, John, jeweller & watchmaker, 172 Yonge

1878 Directory of St. Scholastique, Lachute, Hull, etc.

St. Andrews, Argenteuil
Wanless, Martin, baker

1879 Toronto City directory

Wanless, John, jeweller & watchmaker, 172 Yonge
Wanless, John A., agent, 11 King w, h 124-126 King w
Wanless, E. 551 Queen w., fancy goods

1880 Kent Co directory

Chatham
Esirow, Joseph, miller, bds James Wanless
Wanless, George, blacksmith, bds James Wanless
Wanless, George J., foreman Chatham Banner, res 55 Larwill ave nr Edgar
Wanless, James, miller T.H. Taylor & Co, res Prince nr Gaol
Wanless, John C., tinner, 143 King w., res Cornhill nr Baldoon
Wanless, Thomas K., shoemaker, res e.s. Raleigh nr Richmond

1880 Toronto City directory

Wanless, Edwin 551 Queen w., fancy goods
– should be Ewin; is Ewin in other directories for this year
Wanless, John, jeweller & watchmaker, 172 Yonge

1881 & 1882 Henderson’s Directory of Manitoba

Wanless, Geo., Morris
Wanless, Martin, Morris
Wanless, Wm., Morris

1881-82 Montreal, Quebec directory (Lovell’s)

Wanless, Gilbert, trussmaker & dealer in fancy goods, paper hangings, & c., 43 Notre Dame
Wanless, Gilbert F., storekeeper, 41 Iberville
Wanless, John, M.D. University of Toronto, L.F.P.S. Glasgow, M.C.P.S. Ont. and Que., homeopathic physician, 88 Union av

1882 Guelph city directory

Thomas G. Wanless, book-keeper north side Tiffany St, Guelph

1882 Toronto City directory

Wanless, Wm, clk, 211 Chestnut
Wanless, John, jeweller & watchmaker, 172 Yonge

1883 Toronto City directory

Wanless, John & Son, Parkdale, hardware
Wanless, John, jeweller, 172 Yonge, h same
Wanless, John jr, watchmkr John Wanless sr, bds same
Wanless, Wm, salesman R. Simpson, bds 201 Richmond w.

1882 Lovell’s Ontario directory

Chatham, Kent co
Wanless, John C., tinner, King w.
Wanless, Thomas K., grocer & shoemaker, cor Raleigh & King
Courtright, Lambton co
J.W. Wanless, agent, Canada Southern railway, Front st.
Toronto
Wanless, John, jeweller & watchmaker
Waterloo
John Wanless, sewing machines

1883 Winnipeg city directory

Wanless, W., bds cor Victoria & Queen e.

1884 Winnipeg city directory

Wanless, Wm, carpenter, bds 82 Logan west, Park hotel
Wanless, W., engineer C.P.R.

1884 Montreal, Quebec directory (Lovell’s)

Wanless, John, M.D. University of Toronto, L.F.P.S. Glasgow,
M.C.P.S. Ont. and Que., homeopathic physician, dean of the College of
Homoepathic Physicians and Surgeons of Montreal, 88 Union av
Wanless, Gilbert, trussmaker & dealer in fancy goods, paper hangings, & c., 43 Notre Dame

1884 London city directory

Wanless, Wm, bursar, h 238 Dundas
Wanless, Wm jr, clk, bds 238 Dundas

1884 Toronto city directory

Toronto
Wanless, John, jeweller, 172 Yonge, h same
Wanless, John jr, clk John Wanless sr, bds 172 Yonge
Wanless, Thomas, hardware, h 16 Peel ave
Wanless, Wm, carp, h 129 Lisgar

Parkdale
Wanless, John (J Wanless & Son), h 106 Queen
Wanless, John jr (J Wanless & Son), h 25 Elm Grove
Wanless, J & Son (John & John jr), hardware, 106 Queen
Wanless, Wm J, clk J Wanless & Son, bds 106 Queen

1884-86 Simcoe Co Directory

Tossorontio twp
Wanless, And., Everett, lot 11 conc 4f

1884-85 Brant, Halton, Waterloo, Wellington counties directory

Wanless, E., Trafalgar, f [freeholder] conc. 1 SD [South Dundas street] lot 5

1884-85 Waterloo county directory

Wanless, Geo A, general agent for Raymond Sewing Machines for Waterloo county, King, bds Commercial Hotel

1884-85 Ontario Business Directory

Walkerton, Brant twp, Bruce co
Wanless, John, pianos, organs, and sewing machines

1885-86 Chatham directory

Wanless, Geo. J. – foreman printer, Banner, res Harvey st nr Queen
Wanless, T.K. – clerk Smith’s shoe store, res e side Raleigh st nr Richmond
Wanless, Geo. – blacksmith V. Ouelette’s, bds Jos Wanless, Prince st.
Wanless, James – porter J Waddell’s, res Princt st nr Eighth
Wanless, Miss Lizzie – carp tender (Woolen Mills), bds Prince st
Wanless, Thomas – carpenter, res e side Lacroix st
Wanless & Cook – stoves & tinware, 145 n side King st opp. P.O.
Wanless, John C. – of Wanless & Cook, res w side Lacroix st

1885 Henderson’s Winnipeg & incorporated towns of Manitoba directory

Wanless, W., engineer C.P.R.

1885 Toronto city directory

Toronto
Wanless, John, insp C P R, h w s Dufferin 1 n of Gordon
Wanless, John, jeweller, 172 Yonge, h same
Wanless, John jr, watchmkr J Wanless, bds 172 Yonge
Wanless, Wm, carp, h 137 Lisgar
Deer Park
Wanless, Wm, foreman, h n s Clarence ave
Parkdale
Wanless, John (J Wanless & Sons), h Dufferin
Wanless, John jr (J Wanless & Sons), h 25 Elm Grove
Wanless, J & Sons (John, John jr & Thomas G), hardware, 46 Queen
Wanless, Thomas G (J Wanless & Sons), h 48 Queen

1886-87 Huron co directory

Wanless, James jr, Varna, fbrn 10
Wanless, James sr, Varna, fbrn 19
Wanless, John, Varna, tbrn 19
* f = freeholder, t=tenant

1901 directory at www.grl.com

Victoria, British Columbia

Wanless, John, carpenter at 109 Fort(?), home North Road
Wanless, J.L., carpenter, home 52 South Road
Alberta
Wanless, Thomas Graham , manager, Calgary, Alberta.
Yukon
Wanless, J M , engineer. Living in 1901 in Dawson City, Yukon, Yukon, Canada.

1901 city directory of London, Middlesex co, Ontario

Wanless
Alexander, clk G T R stores, h493 Ontario
Frederick, clk, lvs 877 Dundas
Frederick C, prtr News, h54 Askin
Norval K, asst storekpr Asylum, h816 Queens av
R Bruce, trav J C Green & Co, lvs 877 Dundas
Wm, h877 Dundas
Wm jr, slsmn Robinson, Little & Co, lvs 877 Dundas
Wm A, staff clk R C R I, h726 Princess av
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1900-1901 Montreal City (Quebec) Directory

–no Wanless/Wandless names

 

1943 Henderson’s Directory of Edmonton, Alberta

Wanless, Mrs Alice P., res. 10172 119 St.
Wanless, Mrs. Geo., h 9929 91 Ave
Wanless Lumber Co, Regd. E. Booth, mgr, 8029 104 St.
Wanless, Russell, mech Cockshutt Plow, h 10729 95 St