1841 Census

1841 census of Scotland

According to the index at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, we have the entire 1841 Scottish census of Wanless-like names below. However, I have not yet explored all the spelling variations, other than W*n*l*s and Wau*l*s, so I would not be surprised if a few more turn up under odd spellings.

Angus

Arbroath – Stobcross (Piece: SCT1841/272 ED: 6 Folio: 6 Page: 3)
Civil Parish: Arbroath Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Inverbrothock
STEVEN Peter M 55 Linen Hand Loom Weaver Angus
STEVEN Jean F 45 Angus
STEVEN Jean F 15 Flax Spinner Angus
STEVEN Susan F 15 Flax Spinner Angus
STEVEN Elizabeth F 15 Flax Spinner Angus
STEVEN Alexander M 12 Starcher Apprentice Angus
STEVEN Barbara F 7 Angus
STEVEN Jannet F 4 Angus
HIGGINS Phillip M 45 Linen Hand Loom Weaver Ireland
HIGGINS Elizabeth F 60 Outside Census County (1841)
HIGGINS Mary F 15 Flax Spinner Angus
MACINTYRE Betsy F 30 Flax Spinner Outside Census County (1841)
WANDLAS John M 50 Baker Angus
DUNCAN James M 15 Flax Spinner Outside Census County (1841)
SCOTT Margaret F 12 Flax Spinner Angus
SCOTT David M 8 Angus
FERGUSON Margaret F 40 Outside Census County (1841)

Arbroath – Rossie Street (Piece: SCT1841/272 ED: 7 Folio: 7 Page: 12)
Civil Parish: Arbroath Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Inverbrothock
WANLASS David M 45 Flax Dresser Angus
WANLASS Isobell F 35 Angus
WANLASS Agness F 15 Flax Spinner Angus
LEATH Isobell F 65 Angus
COUTTS David M 20 Flax Dresser Angus
ANDERSON Margaret F 3 Angus

Arbroath – Mary Street (Piece: SCT1841/272 ED: 8 Folio: 8 Page: 10)
Civil Parish: Arbroath Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Inverbrothock
WATSON Mary F 45 Flax Mill Spinner Angus
WANLESS Francess F 20 Flax Mill Spinner Angus

Dundee – Royal Lunatic Asylum (Piece: SCT1841/282 ED: 05 Folio: 0 Page: 4)
WANLESS Ann F 65 Patient Female Servant Angus

Dundee – Candle Lane near Trades Ln & Seagate (FHL 1042673 ED 13 page 2)
James Wanles, 65, sacking hand loom weaver, Y

Dundee – Seagate Street north side (FHL 1042673 ED 17 page 1)
Ann Wanles, 74, N
———
George Anderson, 40, j. carpenter, N
Mary Anderson, 41, N
Alexander, 19, Y
Margaret, 11, Y
Elizabeth, 4, Y
Helen, 2, Y

Dundee – Crichton Street (Piece: SCT1841/282 ED: 21 Folio: 21 Page: 6
WANLESS Robert M 25 Baker Angus
WANLESS Margaret F 20 Angus

Dundee – Whitehall Close, near Fish Street (Piece: SCT1841/282 ED: 22 Folio: 22 Page: 17
MCKAY Mary F 30 Fish Dealer Angus
WANLESS Mary F 15 Angus
WANLESS Susan F 13 Angus
WANLESS John M 10 Angus
WANLESS Hugh M 7 Angus
WEST Thomas M 20 Labourer Outside Census County

Dundee – Perth Road between Seafield Lane and Westfield Lane (FHL 1042674 ED 28 page 7)
James Wanless, 60, shoe m., not born in county
Margaret 46 Y
Margaret 20 linen weaver Y
Catherine 16 born Ireland
James 10 Y
Isabella 4 Y

Dundee – Greenfield Place (Piece: SCT1841/282 ED: 28 Folio: 28 Page: 1)
JOLLY David M 63 Controller Of Customs Outside Census County
JOLLY Marion F 60 Outside Census County
JOLLY Jane F 20 Outside Census County
JOLLY Marion F 20 Outside Census County
WANLESS Janet F 20 Female Servant Outside Census County
CHALMERS Janet F 20 Female Servant Outside Census County

Dundee – Perth Road, between Taylor’s Lane and Shepherds Lane (FHL 1042674, ED 31 page 3)
Mary Wanles, 70, Independent, Y
Mary Wanles, 35, winder, Y
—————-
William Wanles, 35, linen weaver, Y
Ann Wanles, 40, Y
James Wanles, 11, Y
— between David (40) & Alison Gray (likely Ann Gray Wanles’s brother) and Peter (33) & Hannah Gray (likely another brother of Ann)

Dundee – Ryhill Lane (Piece: SCT1841/282 ED: 37 Folio: 37 Page: 16)
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born WANLESS James M 30 Linen Manufacturer&nbsp Angus WANLESS Margret F 25 &nbsp Angus WANLESS David M 5 &nbsp Angus WANLESS James M 2 &nbsp Angus WANLESS Agnes F 7 &nbsp Angus WANLESS William M 7m &nbsp Angus FENWICK Helen F 20 Female Servant&nbsp Outside Census County (1841)

Dundee – Ryhill Lane (Piece: SCT1841/282 ED: 37 Folio: 37 Page: 18)
WANLESS Agnes F 50 Independent, Outside Census County
WANLESS Agnes F 25 Angus
SIME David M 50 Agricultural Labourer, Outside Census County

Dundee – Guthrie Street near Horse West Wynd (FHL 1042674, ED 50 page 14)
Daniel Wanlos or Winlos, 35, labourer, Y
El’za or El’na, 30, Y
Patrick, 3, Y
John, 14, mill works, Y
———
William Cinton or Cruton, 40, labourer, Y

Dundee – Ramsays Court (Piece: SCT1841/282 ED: 51 Folio: 51 Page: 18)
WILLES Mceaster M 40 Labourer Ireland
WILLES Daniel M 10 Ireland
WILLES Peter M 4m Ireland
WILLES Mary Ann F 2 Ireland
MCKENZIE Daniel M 20 Labourer Angus
MCRAE Isobella F 25 Angus
WANLES John M 40 Confectioner Angus

Dundee – Hawkhill (FHL 1042675, ED 114 page 19)
MATTHEWS Charles M 38 Spirit Merchant Angus
MATTHEWS Catherine F 38 Angus
…their children, and then…
Jean Wanless, 15, female servant, Angus

Dundee – Smalls Wynd, Hean’s Lane (Piece: SCT1841/282 ED: 115 Folio: 0 Page: 3)
WANLES Mary F 50 Yarn Winder Outside Census County
WANLES Mary F 20 Hand Loom Sacking Weaver Angus

Glenisla – Auchenleish (Piece: SCT1841/290 ED: 4 Folio: 4 Page: 2)
MELVILLE Charles M 40 Shoemaker Outside Census County
MELVILLE Margret F 45 Outside Census County
HENDRY John M 20 Shoemaker Angus
WANLESS Charles M 15 Shoemaker Ap Angus

Glenisla – Auchenleish (Piece: SCT1841/290 ED: 4 Folio: 4 Page: 3)
WANLESS John M 55 Ag Lab Outside Census County
– about 4 houses between Charles above and John

Montrose – Shore Wynd (Piece: SCT1841/312 ED: 7 Folio: 7 Page: 14)
WANLESS Robert M 66 Tailor Angus
WANLESS Ann F 45 Angus
WANLESS Elisabeth F 20 Flax Spinner Angus
WANLESS Robert M 18 Merchant Service Angus
GALL James M 18 Merchant Service Angus
MIDDLETON Joseph M 18 Merchant Service Angus

Ayrshire

Dreghorn – Corsehill Tile Works (parish 589 ED 2 page 1)
James Wanlas, 20, tilemaker, Y
Margaret, 25, Y

Berwick

Duns (ad sac parish of Boston) (parish 735 ED 5 pg 23)
Andrew Wanlass, 15, bookbinder’s apprentice, Y
– in the house of James Brown, 68, bookseller

Hutton Village (parish 745 ED 1 pg 7)
John Flint, 67, master tailor, b. England
Mary, 67, Y
Helen, 37, Y
Robert, 34, journeyman tailor, Y
John, 25, journeyman shoemaker, Y
Mary Wanless, 16, N
Janet Flint, 20, female servant, Y
– we think Mary is the child of Andrew Wanless & Janet Flint, both deceased

Lauder, Earnscleuch (parish 748 ED 8 pg 3)
– with other ag labs on the farm of Walter Brydon
Richard Wanilaws or Wanilaur or Wanilaiss, 15, ag lab, Y

Lauder, Huntington, just before Windpark Eagerhope, a few entries after Thirlstane Castle (parish 748 ED 9 pg 3)
– in house of Thomas Jeffrey; John’s age looks like 05 – it could be 65 or ??? He is indexed as 25.
John Wanless, _5, male servant, Not born in county

Longformacus (parish 750 ED 1 page 1)
Rev’d H. Riddell, 50, minister, N
–his family and servants, including:
Isabella Wanless, 20, female servant, Y
Next house:
William Wanless, 43, schoolmaster, all born in county
Margaret, 38
Isabella, 20
Janet, 14
William, 13
John, 11
Eliza, 10
Jane, 3
Alexander, 1-1/2
Robert, 3 weeks
Margaret, 6

Westruther (ED 1, page 4)
Richard Wanless 46 ag. lab. not born in county
Janet 47 not born in county
Robina 11 – all children born in county
Mary 6
Susan 4
——-
ED 1, page 7 – Thorniedyke, Westruther – on a farm with other young people
Janet Wanless 20 ag. lab. born in county
Isabella Wanless 20 f. s. born in county
——-
ED 4, page 6 – Hyndsidhill, Blue Houses – with Renton family
Helen Wanless 12 ag. lab. born in county

Fife

Falkland – High Street (parish 428 ED 2 page 7)
- with Andrew Pryde and Wm Tait, both 20, both journeyman gardeners
John Wanles, 15, apprentice gardener, Y

Ferry Port on Craig – Tay Street (parish 429 ED 1 pg 15 )
– in house of James Pryde, 70, spirit dealer
Helen Wanless, 21, female servant, Y

Kemback – Blebe Craigs (parish 433 ED 2 pg 3)
John Wanless, age 50, gardener, not born in county
Agnes, 50, born in county
Agnes, 20, born in county
Jean W., 12, born in county
Thomas Anderson, 2(?), born in county
– note this census rounded ages down to nearest 5 yrs, so John may almost 55.

Inverness-shire

Fort George, Ardersier (Piece: SCT1841/91 Enumeration District: 01 Folio: 4 Page: 1 or 7)
WANLASS David M 15 Private Soldier, 92nd Regt, born Outside County

Lanark

Barony – Shettleston, Westmuir (Piece: SCT1841/622 ED: 12 Folio: 190 Page: 2
Surname First name Sex Age Occupation Where Born
WRIGHT, John, M, 45, Cotton Hand Loom Weaver, Lanarkshire,
WRIGHT, Margt., F, 50, , Lanarkshire,
WRIGHT, John, M, 20, Cotton, Hand Loom Weaver, Lanarkshire,
WRIGHT, Margt., F, 15, , Lanarkshire,
WRIGHT, Jean, F, 15, , Lanarkshire,
WRIGHT, Elizth., F, 14, , Lanarkshire,
WRIGHT, Janet, F, 12, , Lanarkshire,
WANLESS, John, M, 12, , Lanarkshire,
GORMAN, James, M, 15, Cot, Hand Loom Weaver Jrnymn, Lanarkshire,
CARMAN, Robert, M, 25, Cotton Hand Loom Weaver Jman, Lanarkshire,
SMITH, Wm., M, 13, Cotton Hand Loom Weaver Jman, Lanarkshire,

Midlothian

Edinburgh – South Leith, 15 Burry [Pirrie?] Street (#692-2 (forgot to note book number,but it was near the beginning; letter W was hard to make out but I’m sure it’s a Wandless)
John Wandless——45yrs.—-Millwright J. , not born in county
Isabella Wandless——– 35yrs———————————–, not born in county
Jessie Wandless—–15yrs————–Millwright Ap.—-born in county
George Wandless——12 yrs———————born in county
William Wandless——–3 yrs——-born in county

Edinburgh – St. Andrew’s, Old Greyfriars (Piece: 685/1 , Enumeration District: 6 Folio: 71 Page: 7
Civil Parish: Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Parish
Address: Cowgate, West Campbells Close, Bishops Land
BELL Mary F 60 Forest Dealer, Midlothian
BELL Agnes F 15 Midlothian
BELL James M 14 Outside Census County
BELL Margaret F 8 Midlothian
WANLESS James M 13 Midlothian
– On the front fly leaf of the census district book, there’s a penciled note questioning the Agnes Bell information . It appears to question her age. If Agnes were 35 years old, she would be the right age to be the daughter of Mary and the mother of James Bell (14) and Margaret Bell (8).

Edinburgh – St Cuthbert’s Ecclesiastical Parish, Chapel House (Piece: SCT1841/685 Place: Canongate-Midlothian ED: 40 Folio: 40 Page: 9
Page: 40/9 WANLESS George M 20 Grocer Journeyman, Outside Census County (1841)
— lots of other journeyman & apprentice grocers with him

Edinburgh – St Cuthbert’s Ecclesiastical Parish, Barony Street (parish 685/2 ED 134/02 pg 13)
– in the house of Andrew & Margaret Sangster, stationer
Ann Windless, 15, N

Peebleshire

Peebles – Kingsmeadows, house of Dowager Lady Hay (parish 768 ED 8 page 7)
Elizabeth Wanless, 25, female servant, b. England

Perthshire

Abernethy – Glenfoot of Abernethy Houses (parish 326 ED 2 pg 5 )
Isabella Wanless, 20, N
David, 4, N
Grace, 2, Y

Blairgowrie – Rory Street, west side (parish 335 ed 5 page 1)
John Wanless [indexed Wauless], 27, surgeon, N
Margaret, 26, N
Margaret, 3, N
James, 1, Y
Jessie Brown, 19, female servant, Y

Collace (parish 340 ED 1 pg 5)
–in house with a factory foreman’s family, next to a manufacturer
William Wandless, 20, linen hand loom weaver, N
– I wonder if this is actually James Wanless, whose wife & kids are in Abernethy – the next person is named James Lickely and his age was first written in Wm’s spot and then crossed out.

Collace – Saucher Village (parish 340 ed 3 pg 3; indexed Wauless)
Robert Wanless, 30, hand loom weaver linen, everybody born in county
Isabell, 30
Robert, 5
James, 2
Elisabeth, 10 [“months” crossed out]
Elisabeth Crom or Crown, 14, female servant

Inchture – Ballendean village, Bothy (FHL 1042693, parish 359 ED 2 page 2)
Elisabeth Wanless, 60, grocer
– between Wm & Janet Barless and Wm & Elisabeth Doig. A note from the enumerator of Inchture says hundreds of people were missed because they were in the uplands, grazing, or absent elsewhere.

Perth – St. Magdalen’s Farm (parish 387 ED 12 pg 11)
John Wanless, 50, farmer, everybody born in county
Janet, 39
David, 12
Thomas, 10
Janet, 8
William, 6
John, 2
Mary, 2 months
and servants Mary Todd, Margaret Mackenzie, Janet Mills, Ann Mitchell
and 8 ag labourers on this page, maybe more on next page

Roxburghshire

Kelso – Mains Close (Film 1042826, piece 793 ED 3 folio 3 page 10)
Hugh Wandles, M age 34 Millwright, Roxburghshire
Janet, F age 36,Outside Census County
Jean, F age 10, Roxburghshire
Isabella, F age , Roxburghshire
Margret, F age 3, Roxburghshire

Melrose – Ladhope, Under Blainslie (Piece: SCT1841/799 ED: 9 Folio: 9 Page: 2)
ROBERTSON Alexander M 30 Blacksmith Outside Census County (1841)
ROBERTSON Jennet F 20 Roxburghshire
ROBERTSON William M 6 Roxburghshire
ROBERTSON Catherine F 4 Roxburghshire
ROBERTSON Thomas M 2 Roxburghshire
ROBERTSON James M 6m Roxburghshire
DODS Robert M 15 Blacksmith’s Apprentice, Roxburghshire
WANLES Margaret F 15 Female Servant, born Outside Census County