1861 Census

Wanless-like names

The information supplied for each individual recorded in the 1861 census returns is name, relationship to head of household, marital status, exact age, occupation and place of birth.
Census Night: 7th April.

All Other Counties + Royal Navy vessels


Cookham (RG9/754 folio 78)
Octavia Hibbert, head, unmarried, 58, private fortune (independent), MDX London
Anne Cox, servant, 40, ladies maid, MDX Marylebone
Elizabeth Hawkes, servant, 36, cook, LINCS Stary or Sharp
Mary Ann Hackevell or Hackwell, servant, 37, housemaid, Somerset North
Thomas Wanless, servant, 31, butler, NBL Falen or Felen [Felling]


Whitehaven – Preston Quarter – Bransty Garden House (RG9/3949 folio 92 pg 13)
Henry Inglis(?) Doig, head, md, 36, market gardener 9 acres, Scotland
Jane Doig, wife, 42, CUL Yeoman Bridge
Mary Wanless, stepdaughter, 12, scholar, CUL Whitehaven
Thomas T. Wanless, stepson, 11, CUL Whitehaven
Mary Todd, wife’s sister, single, 38, dressmaker, CUL Whitehaven

Rickergate St. Mary parish, Carlisle – 6 Burlington Place (RG9/3919 folio 54 pg 50 )
George Wanless, head, md, 39, commercial traveller tea & coffee trade, Scotland
Elizabeth, wife, 32, Scotland
Robert, brother, 16, grocer’s apprentice, Scotland
Jane Bryden, servant, 22, house servant, Scotland

White House, Alston (RG9/3897/folio 75 pg 3)
Ann Wanlass, hd, wid, 64, farmer of 38 acres w/ 2 labourers, CUM Alston
Fenwick, son, 22, agricultural labourer, Alston
Ralph, son, 18, farmer’s son, Alston
Jackson, grandson, 7, scholar, Alston
Hannah Madgen, servant, 16, house servant, Alston

Hensingham, (folio 76 pg 6 & 7)
Robert Wanless hd, md, 49, mining engineer, DUR Mount
Jane wife, md, 36, DUR West Herrington
Robert son, un, 21, land & mines surveyor, DUR Cockfield
Thomas Sp’g son, un, 18, coal miner, DUR Whitworth
Mark son, 15, coal miner, DUR Trindon [sic]
Mary Jane dau, 10, scholar, DUR Shildon
Dorothy dau, 9, scholar, CUL Flimby
Luke son, 7, scholar, ditto
Margrett dau, 6, scholar, ditto
John son, 5, scholar, CUL Flimby
Maria C. dau, 2, CUL Flimby
Louisa dau, 9 mos, CUL Padstow
Ma–** Laws visitor, un, 24, DUR Bishop Wearmouth
** doesn’t look like Mary or Marg’t, looks like Mais or Mars or Mass
Martha Wear servant, 20, un, house servant, CUL Workington


Brampton, New Road (RG9/2531/folio 101 pg 23)
Robert Wanless, hd, md, 41, Town Missionary, DUR Houghton le Spring
Jane, wife, 40, DUR Chester le Street
Johnson, son, 14, painter apprentice, NBL [actually DUR] Washington
Elizabeth,dau, 12, scholar, DUR Houghton le Spring
William, son, 9, scholar, DUR Houghton le Spring
Mary, dau, 7, scholar, DUR Sunderland
Ralph, son, 4, scholar, DUR Sunderland


Portsea – 34 Prince George Street (RG9/637/folio 57 pg 8)
Johnson Wanless, hd, md, 27, shipwright, DUR Sunderland
Ann, wife, 23, Sunderland
James, son, 4, Sunderland
Sarah Ann, dau, 1, Sunderland
William Surtees, hd, md, 26, shipwright, Sunderland
Mary Ann, wife, 22, Sunderland
Sarah Jane, dau, 6 mos, Portsea, Hants.

Southampton St. Mary – 7 Lower Lyons St (RG9/673/folio 36)
Edwin Wanless, hd, md, 30, travelling bookseller, NBL Morpeth
Catherine, wife, 24, NBL Newcastle on Tyne


Hackney, Tower Hamlets, eccl dist of Dalston – RG9/160 folio 78 pg 54
7 Forcet or Forest Rd (index says Forest)
Susanna E. Sharp, hd, un, 37, seamstress, Middx, City Ward(?)
Mary A. Wanliff, visitor, un, 55, seamstress, Somerset, Bath

Southwark, St George (eccl dist St Mary Magdalene), RG9/329/folio 196 pg 13
2 Buckenham Place, Dover Rd
William Wanlass [surname not clear; could end in ‘ns’], hd, md, 51, tobacconist, b. Norfolk, Et. Denham(?)
Luinda [Lucinda?], wife, 50, Norfolk, Shipham
Frederick, son, 11, scholar, Middx Marylebone
Elizabeth, dau, 13, scholard, Middx St. Pancras or Francis

Royal Navy

On the ship Valorous:
Wm Wandless, 2nd master, married, 34, b. Bermondsey, Surrey


12 Woolf St., St Mary Magdalene eccl. dist. (RG 9/323 folio 102 pg 17) (indexed Wonless at ancestry.com)
Thomas Wonless, hd, md, 35 or 38, carman journeyman, SUR Bermondsey
Emily, wife, 28, SUR Putney
Emily, dau, 4, Bermondsey
Eleanor, dau, 3, Bermondsey
Ada, dau, 6 mos, Bermondsey

Six Houses, Trinity Street (RG9/390/folio 47 pg 29)
Johnson Wanless, hd, md, 40, engineer, DUR East Rainton
Elisa, wife, 31, Hythe, Kent
Henry Richard Wanless, son, 2, Rotherhithe
George Thomas Wanless, son, 3 mos, Rotherhithe
Henry Wanless, brother, 23, operative mechanic, DUR Pensher [Penshaw]

Plumstead civil parish, RG9/411 folio 73 pg 1 (index says this is Lewisham)
3 Elwick Terrace
William Lane Doddralle or Doddnell, hd, un, 26, printer, Kent, Tonbridge
Thomas, brother, 19, shoemaker & letter carrier, Kent, Ellham or Elkham
Sarah, sister, 22, milliner, Kent, Tonbridge
Maria, mother, widow, 55, Kent, Leigh
George Wandless, visitor, 3, Middx, Stepney
Maria Fynlayson, visitor, 11 or 18 or 17, Middx, London


Middlesbrough – 38 Bridge St. West, Greyhound Inn (RG9/3686 folio 17)
John Wanless, hd, md, 37, victualler, DUR Stockton
Mary, wife, 36, YKS Whitby
Esther Scott, niece, 15, house servant, NBL Newcastle-on-Tyne
Robert Dawson, boarder, widower, 34, iron moulder, DUR Renton
Robert Dawson, boarder’s son, 10, scholar, DUR Renton

York (St. Mary Bishophill), 10 Oxford St. (RG9/3548 folio 49)
Thomas Wandless, hd, md, 43, railway labourer, DUR Brancepeth
Margaret, wife, 45, YKS Scruton
Thomas, son, 18, mechanical engineer, DUR Darlington
John, son, 15, scholar, DUR Darlington

Richmond, Low Channel (RG9/3674 folio 26 pg 2)
Thomas Wanless, hd, md, 52, painter & plumber, YKS Richmond
Mary, wife, 38, YKS Richmond
Mary Heathwaite, niece, 9, scholar, YKS Richmond
William Staton, lodger, single, 28, professor of music, Derby, Eckington

York, St. Mary Bishophill, 10 Rosary Terrace (RG9/3548 folio 32 pg 60)
Thomas Wanless, hd, md, 57, engine fitter, DUR Beal
Jane, wife, 57, DUR Paynesshire [Penshaw]
Jane, dau, 23, DUR Rainton(?) [R….ton, very blotted]
William, son, 13, scholar, DUR Birtley

9 York Street, Castleford (RG 9/3438 folio 103a)
John Wandless head marr 25 coal miner b Astley Yorkshire
Charlotte Wandless wife marr 26 b Bishop Auckland Durham
Ann Wandless daughter 2 b Newfield Durham
Margaret Wandless dau 8mths b Shotton Durham

14 Hope Street, Leeds (North Leeds, can’t read the ecclesiastical parish) (RG9 3379 folio 37)
Richard Wright head marr 55 milkman b Bramham Yorkshire
…his family….
William Wandlass lodger unmarr 20 tailor b Warksworth Northumberland
…plus another 8 lodgers.