1861 Census

1861 Census of Scotland

Index of 1861 Census of Scotland

Complete index for Wan*l*s extracted from Scotland’s People and sorted by GROS Data and age to show census households

Surname Forename Sex Age District City/County GROS Data Comment
WANLESS MARGARET F 22 ARBROATH ANGUS 272/00 027/00 010
WANLESS JOHN M 39 DUNDEE FIRST DISTRICT DUNDEE CITY ANGUS 282/01 026/01 021
WANLESS SUSAN F 38 DUNDEE FIRST DISTRICT DUNDEE CITY ANGUS 282/01 026/01 021
WANLESS ANDREW M 16 DUNDEE FIRST DISTRICT DUNDEE CITY ANGUS 282/01 026/01 021
WANLESS JOHN M 4 DUNDEE FIRST DISTRICT DUNDEE CITY ANGUS 282/01 026/01 021
WANLESS GEORGE M 2 DUNDEE FIRST DISTRICT DUNDEE CITY ANGUS 282/01 026/01 021
WANLESS MARY F 40 DUNDEE SECOND DISTRICT DUNDEE CITY ANGUS 282/02 014/02 019
WANLESS AGNES F 30 MONTROSE ANGUS 312/00 027/00 011 Agnes Ormond
WANLESS JANE ANN F 0 MONTROSE ANGUS 312/00 027/00 011
WANLESS AGNESS F 77 CUPAR FIFE 420/00 004/00 008
WANLESS JOHN M 77 CUPAR FIFE 420/00 004/00 008
WANLESS HELEN A F 48 CUPAR FIFE 420/00 004/00 008
WINELAWS THOMAS M 64 LASSWADE MIDLOTHIAN 691/00 007/00 022
WANLESS JESSIE M 40 GORDON BERWICK 742/00 003/00 008
WANLESS RICHARD M 37 GORDON BERWICK 742/00 003/00 008
WANLESS MARGARET C F 12 GORDON BERWICK 742/00 003/00 008
WANLESS JESSIE S F 10 GORDON BERWICK 742/00 003/00 008
WANLESS JANE F 8 GORDON BERWICK 742/00 003/00 008
WANLESS RICHARD M 6 GORDON BERWICK 742/00 003/00 008
WANLESS JOHN W M 5 GORDON BERWICK 742/00 003/00 008
WANLESS ALEXANDER S M 2 GORDON BERWICK 742/00 003/00 008
WANLESS ROBERT M 0 GORDON BERWICK 742/00 003/00 009
WANLESS WILLIAM M 64 LONGFORMACUS BERWICK 750/00 001/00 003
WANLESS JESSIE F 34 LONGFORMACUS BERWICK 750/00 001/00 003
WANLESS ELLEN H F 14 LONGFORMACUS BERWICK 750/00 001/00 003
WANLESS MARY F 24 WESTRUTHER BERWICK 756/00 002/00 006
WANDLESS JANE F 31 SELKIRK SELKIRK 778/00 009/00 001
WANLESS JANET F 56 KELSO ROXBURGH 793/00 005/00 001
WAINLESS JAMES F 17 KELSO ROXBURGH 793/00 012/00 004

Forfar (Angus)

Dundee – 294 Perth Rd, parish of Liff, 2nd District (282/02 ED 27/02 page 015)
William Wanless, 61, linen weaver, FOR Dundee
Ann, wife, 63, FOR Strathmartin
William, 39, son, single, 39, dairyman, FOR Strathmartin
Mary Ann, 9, grandchild, scholar, FOR Dundee
Ann Henderson, servant, 17, dairymaid, Perth
Ann Anderson, servant, 16, dairymaid, Collace, Perth
————
James Wanless, hd, md, 31, fireman, Dundee
Alison, wife, 29, Dundee
Jean, dau, 2, Dundee
William, son, 3 months or weeks, Dundee

Dundee – Meal(?)’s (or Indals?) Wynd (2nd district) (282/02 001/02 pg 33)
Robert Wanless, 53, baker, Dundee
Margaret, wife, 44, Dundee
James, son, 18, wood turner, Dundee
Elizabeth, dau, 16, flax spinner, Dundee
Jannet, dau, 13, flax spinner, Dundee
John, son, 8, scholar, Dundee
Annette, dau, 6, scholar, Dundee

Dundee – 29 or 30 Small’s Lane (2nd district) (282/02 014/02 032)
Jean Wanless, hd, md, 42, seaman’s wife, b. Dundee
Mary Ann, dau, 13, mill worker, Dundee
Robert, son, 7, scholar
–this is Jane Stormonth Anderson, wife of James Keillor Wanless

Dundee – Gibbs Lane, Marshall Street, parish of Liff, Third District
Jean Rollo or Rolls(?), head, widowed, 61, washerwoman, Perth, Errol
Eliza McInroy, daughter, single, 26, weaver, Perth, Longforgan
George Wanles, grandson, 4, Forfar, Liff
Euphemia Wanles, granddau, 1, Edinburgh

Dundee – 12 Dalfield Walk (282/1 ED 18 page 23)
James Wandless, 35, seaman, b. Dundee
Mary, wife, 34, Dundee

Dundee – Soap Work Lane (282/01 016/01 048)
John Wanless, 26, head, fish & fruit dealer, b. Dundee
Grace, wife, 25, Dundee
George, son, 4, scholar, Dundee

Dundee – 15 Exchange St. (282/01 001/01 007)
Mary Sharp, hd, married, 52, b. Dundee
James S. Wanless, nephew, 30, b. Dundee [profession blank]

Monifieth – Laws Cottage (310/00 008/00 003)
John Wanless, 35, gardener, FIFE Cupar, 2 rooms with 1 or more windows
Ann, wife, 33, FOR Strathmartin
John, son, 3, England
Jane, dau, 1, FOR Monifieth

Montrose – 29 Wharf Street (312/00 007/page 5)
Ann Wanlass, hd, widow, 60, seaman’s widow, Perth, St. Martin’s, blind, 1 room with window

Montrose – 26 Union St (312/00 020/00 page 15)
Elspet Lindsay, single, 44, linen mill worker, Kincardine, Fordun(?)
John Lindsay, brother, single, 37, sailor, Kincardine, Fordun(?)
Robert WINLESS, nephew, 10, scholar, Forfar, Montrose
– son of Robert W & Jane Lindsay

Berwickshire

Westruther, Greenlees (FHL 0103812 Page 19)
James Cockburn Head Mar 34 m Ag Lab Berwickshire, Westruther, 1 child 5-15 1 room with window
Robina Cockburn, wife Mar 28 f Dressmaker Berwickshire, Westruther
Agnes Wanless step daur 11 f scholar Berwickshire, Westruther

Westruther (FHL 0103812 Page 1 #2)
John Wanless Head Mar 36 m Ag Lab Roxburghshire Morebattle 3 children 5-15, house has 2 rooms with windows
Alison ” Wife Mar 34 f Berwickshire Westruther
Alison ” Daur Un 12 f scholar Berwickshire Westruther
Richard ” Son Un 10 m scholar Berwickshire Westruther
Thomas ” son un 8 m scholar Berwickshire, Westruther
Margaret ” daur un 6 f Berwickshire, Westruther
Janet ” daur 3 f Berwickshire, Westruther
Agnes ” daur 1 f Berwickshire, Westruther

Westruther (FHL 0103812 Page 3 #20 )
Richard Wanless, Head, Married, 64, Retired Carrier, Roxburghshire, Roxburgh, 2 rooms with windows
Janet Wanless, Wife. Married, 66, ROX Eckford

Bute

Rothesay – 2 Argyll Place (558/00 002/00 pg5)
Sarah Wanlaw or Winlaw or Winlaws, hd, single, 55, Berwick on Tweed, 2 rooms with windows
———
Andrew Robertson, head lodger, single, 53, printer, Berwick on Tweed, 3 rooms with windows
Catherine Smail, sister, married, 48, Berwick on Tweed
Jane Curbes(?), sister, married, 48, Berwick on Tweed
Marg’t Richardson, sister, single, 46, Berwick on Tweed
– Sarah’s name looks more like Winlaw than Wanless, so I suspect she is not a Wanless

Haddington

Tranent
Haddington (county 26), Tranent (parish #722), village of Port Seaton (written over
Cockenzie), enum. dist. 12, page 6, #34
Peter Wanlass hd, md, 37, mariner, b. Edinburgh Edinburgh, has 4 rooms w/ 1 or more windows
Elisabeth wife, 33, Haddington Tranent
Peter son, 4, Hadd. Tranent
David son, 3, do
Margaret dau, 2, do
pg 16 is a list of people not present, including:
Peter Wanless on a voyage
–others were “at the whale fishing” and “at Bathgate colliery”

Midlothian

Edinburgh – St. Mary’s – 5 Forth St (685/02 043/02 page 26 ) (index says St. Andrew’s, page says St. Mary’s)
John M. Ross, 27, Master of Boarding & Day School, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Agnes, wife, 25, Farnell, Forfarshire
…plus several servants and a dozen young women boarders (presumably students) including…
Jane Wanless, boarder, 19, scholar, Longformacus, Berwickshire

Edinburgh – Tolbooth , St Giles, Original Ragged Industrial Schools, Ramsay Lane
John Wanless 11 years Boarder Scholar.

Edinburgh – South Leith, Piershill Barracks (occupied by 13th Regiment of Light Dragoons), village of Jock’s Lodge (692/02 062/02 page 13)
D. Wanliss, 20, single, Private in 13th Light Dragoons, born Auchtermuchty, Cupar, Fife

Edinburgh – South Leith – 11 Broad Wynd, off Water Lane (parish 692/2 ED 38 page 6)
John Allan Peebles, 41, sea bt. man naval volunteer, b. Edinburgh, Westkirk
Agness Peebles, wife, 46, b. Kettle, Fife
—————–
Agnes Windlass, wife, 69, seaman’s mother house keeper, b. Dundee, Forfar
Barbara Windlass, daughter of son, 8, daughter to Neil Windlass in the West Indies, b. South Leith
Peter Windlass, son of son, 5, son to Neil Windlass in the West Indies, b. South Leith

Edinburgh – 32 Drumsheugh Gardens
Robert Wandless, Head, mar.41yrs. Gardener,Fifeshire, Mountquhanie?- 2- 3.
Margaret Dickson – wife – mar. 33yrs- Haddingtonshire, Dunbar?
Margaret Wandless-daugt. 6yrs. scholar- Edinburgh, Drumsheugh.
John Wandless- son 5yrs- scholar – Edinburgh, Drumsheugh.
Jess Wandless – daugt – 3yrs – Edinburgh, Drumsheugh.
–Note Margaret is called Dickson here, but was Margaret Thompson Dick in her children’s christenings.

Edinburgh – 54 East Crosscauseway
James Windlass – head – mar.- 33yrs. baker – Edinburgh
Christina do – wife mar. 34yrs. do
William do – son 7 yrs. do
Alexander do- son 5yrs. do
Isabella do – daught. – 3yrs. do
Infant not christened 1 month. do

Perthshire

Abernethy – Hart(?) or Stout(?) S. Side(?) (326/00 001/page 5)
David PEARSON, hd, 50, winder(?) [winser?] weaver, PER Abernethy
Isabella PEARSON, wife, 43, FIF Arngask
James WANLISS, stepson, single, 19, PER Abernethy
William WANLISS, stepson, 5, PER Abernethy

Abernethy – North (or South?) Side (parish 326 ED 2 page 9)
Jean Miller, hd, 62, worsted winder, b. Abernethy
Grace Miller, dau, 38, wincey weaver, b. Auchtermuchty, Fife
Margaret Miller, dau, 26, cotton weaver, b. Auchtermuchty, Fife
James Gardener, nephew, 28, ag lab, b. Auchtermuchty, Fife
James Brown Miller, son, 20, ag lab, b. Auchtermuchty, Fife
William Ireland, grandson, 9, scholar, b. Abernethy
Jean Wanless, niece, 16, wincey weaver, b. Abernethy

Saucher, Collace (340/00 001/00 pg 19)
WANLESS, ROBERT, 52, agricultural laborer, tender of 5 acres, PER Collace
Isabella A., wife, 50, PER Kinnoull
Isabella, dau, 17, scholar, PER Collace
David, son, 14, scholar, PER Collace
John, son, 10, scholar, PER Collace

Perth Landward – St Magdalenes Farm House (parish 387/2 ED 2 page 10)
9 rooms with windows
John Wanlise, 71, Farmer Of 250 Acres Employing 9 Labourers And 2 Boys, b. Abernethy
Janet 59, wife, b. Abernethy
Janet 27, dau, b. Errol
John 21, son, b. Abernethy
Mariama 19, dau, b. Perth
Drummond 18, son, b. Perth
Elizabeth 16, dau, b. Perth
Agnes S. 11, dau, scholar, b. Perth
domestic servants:
Christenia McKenzie 21
Jean McFarlane 26
Mary Scrimgeour 16
ploughmen & ag labs living at the farm house Bothie:
Andrew Bebridge 20
William Clark 22
Duncan Ferguson 44
John Gow 12
John Lawson 14
George Rettler 24
William Robertson 23
John Scott 21

Roxburghshire

Kelso (parish #793), Jamiesons Entry (F0103910 ED 9 Page 19 #114 )
Ewans Wanless Head Mar 56 Ostler Berwick, Bunkle
Janet ” Wife Mar 56 Peebleshire, Inverleithom
Jane ” daur unm 30 domestic servant Roxburgh, Kelso
Mary ” daur unm 15 domestic servant Roxburgh, Kelso
Jessie Lochie visitor mar 29 Roxburgh, Roberton

Kelso, Bowmont St. (F0103910 ED #12 Page 4 #16 )
James Jarves, Head, Mar, 54, Minister of the Gospel, Lanarkshire, ? [Glasgow]?
Mary wife mar 50 Renfrew Paisley
Jane daur unm 23 Rox, Kelso
Isabella daur 19 ”
William son 17 ”
Henerika daur 15 ”
Josephine daur 14 ”
Janet Wanless serv unm 17 General servant Roxburgh, Kelso

Stirlingshire

Larbert – Kinnaird House (parish 485 ED 6 page 24) (from transcription at ancestry.com)
Margaret Wanlass, servant, 23, rital on maid, b. Kelso, ROX
– servant in the house of Mary E.C. Bruce, wife of E.L. Bruce, a landed proprietor