Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous references to Wanless, Wandless, Wanliss, Wanlass, Wandlass in the Durham Record Office catalog

Durham Light Infantry

20/47 Private Thomas Wandless
20th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Born Esh Winning; residence Haswell Moor; enlisted Sunderland;
killed in action, 6 November 1916

Ref No. D/DLI 7/746/1
Memorial card of Private T. Wandless, n.d., [after 6 November 1916]
(1 card)

Ref No. D/DLI 7/746/2
Memorial card of George Wandless, n.d., [after 16 July 1918]
(1 card)

Ref No. D/DLI 13/2/220
Postcard featuring a cartoon of a woman in pursuit of a cockerel, pulling out its tail feathers, in decoupage using postage stamps, and captioned ‘He loves me, he loves me not! Let go Flora, I’m off to the Front'; endorsed 2704 Private J.M.G. Wanliss, n.d. [1914 – 1918]
(1 card, 13.5cm. x 8cm)

Ref No. D/DLI 13/2/221
Postcard featuring a cartoon of a mule eating a highland soldier’s kilt, in decoupage using postage stamps, and captioned ‘Leave Go Lassie'; endorsed 2704 Private J.M.G. Wanliss, n.d. [1914 – 1918]
(1 card, 8cm. x 13.5cm.)

Ref No. D/DLI 14/3/1
The Courier newspaper, no. 7,165; published by J.P. Wanless, 348 Strand, London, 26 August 1815
Includes: a report on the Waterloo subscription, including a contribution by the Durham Militia
(1 paper, printed)”

Bonds, Affiliation Orders, Examination Certificates and Warrants relating to
Bastardy 1661 – 1895 (fiche index per Kay Stevens)

18 December 1794. Wandless, Ann of Durham Elvet / Wouldhave, John of Durham St. Nicholas, cordwainer. Sex of child not stated. No suritors given. EP/Du SO 112/4/91

6 November 1812. Wanless, Ralph of Stockton, marriner / Lodge, Mary of Stockton. Sex of child not stated. Ralph Wanless, Edward Wanless and Edward Freeman all of Stockton Reference EP/Sto 48/68


Hartburn-area miscellaneous records

transcribed by Tony Palmer & Kay Stevens,  Jan 2002

Hartburn 1709. Collections for the “Pallatine Brief” –
Hartington, Farnelaws – Stephen Wanless, 6 shillings
(Presumably a collection in support of the 7000 or so protestants
from the Palatine region of Germany who emigrated via England
to America and Ireland in that year).

Rothbury – 1727 “List of Poor maintained by parish” includes
“Eleanor Wanless  01-00-00″ (one pound)

Hartburn – in 1740, Robert Wanles was a church warden

Hartburn March 21st. 1741 – Elected to “Four and Twenty”

9. Robert Wanles of the Corridge
(signed himself Robert Wandless)

Hartburn Apr. 21st. 1747 – Elected to “Four and Twenty”

28. Robert Wanless of Camboe
(signed himself Robert Wanlis – very different from above)
** the “4 & 20″ seems to have been a sort of local council

Neterwitton – Easter Monday 1750, 1751, 1752, 1767 and 1768
Elected to Chapel Wardens – George Wanless

Neterwitton – 1752 Elected to “Twenty Four”

3. Mr. William Winship
10. George Wanless

In 1754/5 Lanc. Wanless was Church Warden

Whellans History of Northumberland 1855 (as supplied by Colin Wanless)
page 729  Harnham, Hartburn parish, Mr Mark Wanless
page 735 , Walington, Hartburn parish, George Wanlace, farmer

In 1786 Mark Wanlace was Church Warden.


Tax Records

1675 – Brinkley & Horton Grange, parish of Ponteland – Lancelot Wanlas, non-solvent (source: hearth tax records in Hodgson’s History of Northumberland)

Shotley Book of Rates

1663 – Robert Wanlesse, tenant at Berkenside, Shotley Chapelry, parish of Bywell St. Andrew

1665 – Robert Wanlesse paid hearth tax in Shotley


 Churchwarden Accounts

Newcastle St. Andrew (FHL 2193112)

Skips from 1764 to 1829; also has vestry minutes, pew rents, charity school. I checked 1755-1764.

5 Oct 1759 paid John Wanlas, labourer, 1-8-0, for repairing church

Jul 9 1761 to 19 Aug 1762 – paid Thomas Wandless apprentice fee 6-0-0