Wanless names in Scottish directories

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1782: The Dundee Register, of Merchants and Trades
Wanless, William (Male) – Murraygate, Dundee
Society Name: Nine Incorporated Trades of Shoemakers

1818: (The Dundee Directory for 1818.)
Wanlas, James – Perth road, Dundee

1820-21 & 1822 (The Commercial Directory, of Scotland, Ireland, and the four most Northern Counties of England)
Wanlas, James – Perth road, Dundee

1822: Dundee Delineated; or, A History and Description of that Town, COLVILLE, A., Dundee.
Wanlas, James – Perth road, Dundee

1824: The Dundee Register and Directory
Wanlas, James – Hawkhill, Dundee

1825: Pigot & Co.’s New Commercial Directory of Scotland, for 1825-6

  • Wanless, George (Male)  – Hawick, Roxburghshire
  • Wanlass, John (Male) -Yetholm, Roxburghshire

1825-1828 Aberdeen directories
Wanless (Female) — listed at 12, St. Nicholas street in 1825, 15 St Nicholas St in 1827 & 1828

1837: Pigot’s Directory of Scotland []


Wanles, James, spirit dealer, Perth road
Wanles, James, shoe maker, Black’s croft
Wanless, James, manufactr., Stewart’s lane
Wanless, John, surgeon, Perth road

Dundee City Archives –
James Wanless, Ryehill wynd, Hawkhill, manufacturer
John Wanless, Perth road, surgeon
James Wanless, 210 Perth road, grocer
Mrs Wanless, eatinghouse-keeper, 20 Fish Street
William Wanless, cowfeeder, 310 Perth Rd
Andrew Wanless, photographer & colourist, 1 Crescent Lane
Andrew Wanless, portrait painter & photographer, 1 Crescent Lane, home 9 Middle St
John Wanless, photographer, 9 Middle St
William Wanless, dairyman, 312 Perth Rd
Mrs James Wanless, manglekeeper, 17 Annfield Rd
Mrs Wanless, greengrocer, 310 Perth Rd
Alice Wanless, stationer & fancy goods, merch., 203 Perth Rd
George Wanless, painter, 17 Annfield Rd
James Wanless, shipping reporter, Advertiser Office, home 3 Coupars Alley
William Wanless, dairyman, 310 Perth Rd
William Wanless jun’r, clerk, 310a Perth Rd
John Wanless, agricultural produce merch & forage contractor, 43 Commercial St, home Camphill Cottage, B’Ferry [Broughty Ferry]

Contributed by Margaret Wanless, from the actual directories;
Margaret checked all the street & trade diretories in the Edinburgh Central Library.

1851 -1852 Edinburgh Street Index
Wanless, Wm. Grocer , Market Stairs, 30,Edin.

In the Trades Section:
Wanles, Wm. Grocer. 39 North Bridge. Edin.

1856/57 Edinburgh Voters Register
No Wanless’s but:
John Wanless Macdougald, China Merchant, 1 Mound Place , Edin. Tenant & Occupier.

Edinburgh Street Directory

Wanless, George, 14 Brighton Place, Portobello.
Wanless,Robert, Gardener, Elspin Cottage , Morningside.

Wanless Geo. Comission Agent, 26 Waterloo Place. Edin.
Wanless ,Robert Elspin Cottage , Morningside.

Wanless Geo. Comission Agent, 26 Waterloo Place. Edin.
Wanless ,Robert Elspin Cottage , Morningside.