1851 Census

1851 census of Scotland (complete, we think)

Complete 1851 index from ScotlandsPeople (w*n*l*s, wau*l*s, war*l*s)

As full entries are transcribed, they are removed from this index and transcribed below it.

Surname Forename Sex Age District City/County GROS Data
WUNLES or WINKS JAMES M 18 CULLEN /BANFF 150/00 001/00 028 probably not Wanles
WINKLESS ELIZA F F 27 ST CUTHBERT’S EDINBURGH CITY/MIDLOTHIAN 685/02 132/02 004 b. England; probably not Wandless
WINKLES ANDREW M 32 INVERESK AND MUSSELBURGH /MIDLOTHIAN 689/00 003/00 010 probably not Wandless
WINKLES CATHRINE F 28 INVERESK AND MUSSELBURGH /MIDLOTHIAN 689/00 003/00 010
WINKLES JOSEPH M 13 INVERESK AND MUSSELBURGH /MIDLOTHIAN 689/00 003/00 010
WINKLES HANNAH F 10 INVERESK AND MUSSELBURGH /MIDLOTHIAN 689/00 003/00 010
WINKLES WILLIAM M 6 INVERESK AND MUSSELBURGH /MIDLOTHIAN 689/00 003/00 010

Angus (formerly Forfar)

Dundee – 294 Perth Road – parish of Liff & Benvie (parish 282/00 ed 085/00 page 003)
William Wanless, head, married, 51, hand loom weaver, Liff & Benvie, Forfar
Ann Wanless, wife, 54, weaver’s wife, Mains, Forfar
William, son, 29, warper & cowfeeder, Mains, Forfar
James, son, 20, labourer, Liff & Benvie, Forfar
Mary Thornton, servant, 16, dairy maid, Leuchars, Fife
Mary Speed, servant, 9, errand girl & scholar, Liff & Benvie, Forfar
–same address, separate dwelling or family–
Mary Wanless, single, 50, merchant, Liff & Benvie, Forfar
– end of page; there may be other members of her household on the next page

Dundee – 140 Hawkhill Street (parish 282 ED 25 page 3)
Marget Wanless, hd, wid, 66, housewife, b. Perthshire, Forgan
Jean Matthew, niece, 8, scholar, b. Dundee
——-
Edward & Elizabeth Simpson (a Chelsea pensioner from Kirrimuir, Forfar)
——
Amelia Matthew, hd, wid, 49, dressmaker, Dundee
Isabella, dau, 19, dressmaker, Dundee
Francis, son, 16, shopkeeper, Dundee
Margory, dau, 9, scholar, Dundee
Alexander Gill, visitor, 19, wright, b. Newtyle, Forfar
– prior house was 138 Hawkhill, George & Margaret (28, b. Kirkaldy) Young

Dundee – Fish Street (ED 34 page 55 parish 282)
Mrs. Wanless 45, head , w [widow?], , b. Dundee
John Wanless 19, son, single, seaman, b. Dundee
Mary Wanless 21, daughter, b. Dundee
Susan Wanless 20, daughter, b. Dundee
Hugh Wanless 17, son, b. Dundee
John McKay 40, lodger, carter, Dundee
Betsey Argan 23, lodger, Ireland
Malling Nonn(?) or Matting Hinn, female, lodger, 22 , Ireland

Dundee – 23 Castle Lane (parish 282 ED 17 page 19)
Thomas & Mary Honeyman & their kids, sister Ann Latarnes(?) 18
Mary Wandles, lodger, single, 19, fish carrier, Dundee
Lisey McKay, lodger, 16, mill worker, Dundee

Dundee – 21 Hunter St B.L. [back lane?] (parish 282 ED 78 page 25)
Jane McDonald, head, married, 25, seaman’s wife, Dundee
Catherine, dau, 6, scholar, Dundee
Agnes, dau, 1, Dundee
Robert Wanless, married, brother, 43, journeyman baker, Dundee
Margaret Wanless, brother’s wife, 36, Dundee
James Wanless, nephew, 9, scholar, Dundee
Elizabeth, niece, 6, scholar, Dundee
Jessie, niece, 1, Dundee

Dundee – 17 Princes Street, Pirnies or Princes Land (parish 282 ED 6 page 21)
James Mudie, 30, seaman, b. Dundee
Agnas Mudie, wife, 31, Dundee
Jane Mudie, dau, 1, Dundee
Robert Nicoll, nephew, 13, scholar, Dundee
James Wanless, nephew, 20, tailor, Dundee

Dundee – 8 Hean’s Lane (ED 77 page 18) (from transcription at ancestry.com)
Mary Robertson, 68, head, b. Kilmany, Fife
Mary Wanless, daughter, 30, b. Dundee

Glenisla – Auchenleish Easter (parish 290/00 ed 003/00 page 007)
John Wanless, head, unmarried, 68, agricultural labourer, Alyth, Perth

Montrose – 29 Wharf St (312/00 006/00 015)
Robert Wanless, hd,78, tailor, b. Dundee
Ann Wanless 58, wife, b. St Martins, Perthshire
Elizabeth Wanless 28, dau, Tow Carder Flax, b. Montrose

St. Vigean’s – Arbroath – 1 Crossgate Road (319/00 003/00 015)
David Wanless 54, head, md, Flax Dresser by hand(?), b. Arbroath, Forfarshire
Isobella Wanless 48, wife, md, b. Murroes, Forfarshire
Agnes Wanless 28, dau, md, b. Arbroath, Forfarshire
John Coutts 55, lodger, md, Engineer Engine Worker, b. St. Vigean’s
William Coutts 18, lodger, shoemaker, b. Inverkeillor, Forfarshire
James Wallace 22, lodger, flax preparing overseer, b. Arbirlot, Forfarshire
John Stevenson 24, lodger, Flax Machine Maker, b. Dundee, Forfarshire
Ann Easson 26, lodger, power loom weaver (flax), b. Blairgowrie, Perth
Margaret Anderson 13, niece, rover flax, b. St. Vigean’s

Berwickshire

Longformacus – Village (bk 1, dwelling 2)
William Wanless head, wid’r, 53, parochial schoolmaster, b. Roxburgh, Ednam
Andrew Wanless son, 26, grocer [all children b. Longformacus]
Jessie dau, 24, housekeeper
William son, 22, grocer
John son, 20, carpenter
Marg’t, dau, 16, assists her sister
Jane 13, scholar
Alex’r son, 11, scholar
Robert, son, 7, scholar
Ellen, dau, 4, scholar
–This parish was enumerated by William Wanless, schoolmaster, so if anybody wants a sample of his very nice signature and handwriting, get this census.

Swinton – Simprin (755/00 002/00 009)
Richard Wanless 2, agricultural labourer, b. Westruther, Berwickshire
Jessie Wanless 29, wife, housekeeper, b. Lauder, Berwickshire
Margaret Wanless 2, dau, b. Dunbar, East Lothian
Jessie Stobs Wanless 8 mos, b. Swinton, BER
Ann Allen 19, servant, ag lab, b. Haddington, East Lothian

Westruther (Film 1042537 page 5 #25)
Richard Wanless Head Mar 55 m Carter Roxburghshire, Roxburgh
Janet ” Wife Mar 56 f Roxburghshire, Eckford
Robina ” Daur U 20 f Berwickshire, Westruther
Agnes Henderson Grand Daur U 1 f Berwickshire, Westruther

Westruther – Woodheads (Film 1042537 page 11)
John Wanless Mar Head 27 m Spade labourer Roxburghshire Kelso
Alison Wanless Mar wife 26 f Berwickshire, Westruther
Alison Wanless Daur 2 f Berwickshire, Westruther
Richard Wanless Son 2m m Berwickshire, Westruther

Westruther – Westruther Mains (756/00 002/00 009)
William Gibson, 49, Farmer Of 900 Acres (emp 8 Lab) , b. Gordon, BER
Isabella, wife, 36, b. Hutton, BER
…children plus Wm’s mother Margaret Gibson age 72 b. Gordon
Susan Wanless, servant, 15, b. Westruther
…several other servants

Fife

Cupar – 78, Balass Cottage (420/00 009/00 018)
John Wanless Hd 67 Gardener, Perth, Meigle
Agnes Lister Wife 67 Fife, Kemback
Agnes Wanless Dau 34 Fife, Kilmany
Thomas Anderson, grandson, 13 Fife, Springfield
Helen Anderson, grandau, 10 Fife, Kemback
John Anderson, grandson, 8 Paisley, Renfrewshire

Midlothian

Edinburgh – St. Cuthbert’s – Drumsheugh Labourers College (685/02 205/02 023)
Robert Wanless, 30, Gardener’s Labourer, b. Cupar, Fife

Edinburgh – St. Cuthbert’s – 18 Melville Street (685/02 205/02 005)
Alexander Greig 74, Writer To The Signet, b. Parish of Fossaway
Jane Greig 65, wife, b. Perth, Perthshire
Isabella Greig 38, dau, Edinburgh
Clarissa Greig 33, dau, Edinburgh
Mary Greig 29, dau, Edinburgh
Isabella MacKie 40, servant/cook, b. Kilconquhar
John Thislie 18, manservant, b. Pittessie, Fife
Jean Wanless 19, house maid, b. Cupar, Fife

Edinburgh – St. Cuthbert’s – 16 Home St (685/02 081/02 017)
Charles Wilson 50, hd, b. Forfar, Forfarshire, Stone Mason (journeyman)
Isabella Wilson 32, wife, b. Saneber, Berwickshire
Charles Wilson 5, son, scholar, b. Edinburgh
Elizabeth Wilson 3, dau, b. Edinburgh
Margaret Wilson 1, dau, b. Edinburgh
Elizabeth Wanless 18, lodger, scholar, b. Longformacus, Berwickshire

Edinburgh – St. Cuthbert’s – 5 Buecleuch or Buccleuch Place (parish 685/02 ed 048/02 page 005)
George Wanless, head, married, 29, tea merchant, Longformacus, Berwickshire
Elizabeth Wanless, wife, married, 22, Irvine, Ayrshire
John A. Mather, boarder, single, 17, solicitor’s apprentice, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Elizabeth Penny, servant, 20, house servant, Fossaway, Kinross-shire

Edinburgh – St. Cuthbert’s – 72 W.(?) Richmond Street (parish 685/02 ed 089/02 page 014)
James Winlas, head, married, 24, baker, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Christian, wife, 24, Edinburgh, Midlothian
John, son, 2, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Edinburgh – Newbattle – ED #7, April 3, 1851, film #1042530 (GRO ref 695/00 007/00 023)
House # 14 at Barly Knowe, No 67
James Wanlass, Head, Married, age 25, Coal Miner, born Midlothin, Edinburgh
…Margt Wanlass, Wife, Married, age 28, born Haddington, Tranent
…James Wanlass, son, age 4, born Haddington, Tranent
…Elisabeth, daur. Age 2, born Haddington, Tranent
…Jane Adams Wanlass, daur. Age 11 months, born Haddington, Tranent.

Edinburgh – Canongate, Campbells Close ((#669), 742-744)
Mary Wanless, Head, Mar. 45yrs. born Lanark, Glasgow.
John Wanless, son, U. 19yrs Tobacco Pipe Maker, born Edin, Mid Lothian.
Ann Wanless, daugt, Scholar, 7 yrs. born Edin, Mid Lothian.

Edinburgh – 63 Canongate
Adam Wandless Head, Mar. 26yrs, Master Butcher, born Edin.Mid Lothian.
Emma Wandless Wife, Mar. 20 yrs. born Middlesex.

Edinburgh – South Leith – 11 Broad Wynd (shared with 7 other families) (vol 749 enum. bk. 34 page 6) (GRO ref 692/02 034/02 006)
Agnness Wainlass head widow 56 church doorkeeper b. Forfar, Dundee
Peter do son, single, 30 seaman b. Midlothian, Edinr.
Angness [sic] Thomson grandchild 13 scholar, b. So. Leith

Edinburgh – North Leith – 50 Lapicide Place (FHL 410362, section 746, book 62, page 13) (GRO ref 692/01 014/01 013)
Barbara Wanless wife, married, 22, seaman’s wife, born Midlothian, Newhaven
Niel Wanless son, 9 mos, b. No. Leith
Ann Ridley servant, single, 25, b. No. Leith
– apparently Barbara’s husband Niel Sr. was at sea and not counted in the census

Perth

Alyth – High Street (parish 328 ED 5 page 14) (from transcription at ancestry.com; image not available at ScotlandsPeople as of Oct 2007)
Charles Wanloss, hd, md, 35, innkeeper, b. Glenisla, Forfor
Isabella Wanloss, wife, 34, b. Alyth, Perth
Cecile Ogilvy, dau, 16, scholar, b. Alyth
Manny Ogilvy, dau, 13, scholar, b. Alyth
John Ogilvy, son, 8, scholar, b. Alyth
— the ages are odd here. I think Charles and Isabella should be about 25 not 35.

Abernethy – North Side West Of Steeple Wynd (326/00 006/00 013)
James Wanless 42, head, weaver, b. Abernethy
Isabella Wanless 34, wife, weaver, b. Auchtermuctry, Fife
David Wanless 14, son, weaver, b. Auchtermuctry, Fife
Grace Wanless 11, dau, doing housework, b. Abernethy
James Wanless 9, son, scholar, Abernethy
Jean Wanless 7, dau, scholar, Abernethy

Collace – Saucher village (340/00 003/00 002)
Robert Wanless 42, head, Crofter & Hand Loom Weaver (Linen), b. Collace
Isabella Wanless 42, wife, b. Kinnoul, Perth
Robert Wanless 14, son, Hand Loom Weaver (Linen), b. Collace
James Wanless 12, son, scholar, b. Collace
Elisbeth Wanless 10, dau, scholar, b. Collace
Isabella Wanless 7, dau, scholar, b. Collace
David Wanless 4, son, b. Collace
John Wanless 1, son, b. Collace

Craigdallie, Kinnaird by Errol (parish 368/00 ed 001/00 page 004)
Philip Henderson,head, widow, 60, farm labourer, Perth, Perth
Susan Henderson, daughter, single, 28, farm servant, Kinnaird, Perth
Andrew Wanlas, grandchild, 6, scholar, Kinnaird, Perth

Perth – St. Magdalene’s farm, East Church Parish [vol 303 (seems to be outside city limits; city was 302) (387/00 022/00 003)]
John Wanliss head, married, 60, farmer of 300 acres employing 8 laborers and 1 man and 3 women extra on 3rd March, born Abernethy, Perth
Janet Wanliss farmer’s wife, 49, b. Errol PER
David son 22 b. Abernethy
Janet dau 17 b. Abernethy
William son 15 Abernethy, scholar
John son 11, scholar Perth PER
Mary Ann dau 9, scholar Perth PER
Drummond son, scholar 8 Perth PER
Elisabeth 6 dau, scholar Perth PER
Agnes 1 dau Perth PER
Margaret Menzies house servant, 23 Perth PER
Margaret Adam house servant, 22, Cruick FIFE
Jean McGregor house servant, 21, Kinnoul(?) PER
Margaret Shaw house servant, 16, Errol PER
4 farm servants: Alexander Ritchie, John Grieve, George Sellars, Alexander Robertson
–next dwelling is Friarton

Roxburghshire

Kelso – Millwynd (793/00 007/00 039 )
Ewen Wanless 46, hostler, b. Buncal, BER
Janet Wanless 45, wife, b. Galashiels, Selkirk
Jane Wanless 20, dau, house maid, b. Kelso, ROX
Isabella Wanless 17, dau, at home, b. Kelso
Janet Wanless 7, scholar, b. Kelso
Mary Wanless 5, b. Kelso