Family: David Wanless/Agnes Finlay (F39)

m. 22 May 1810


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  • David WanlessFather | Male
    David Wanless

    Born  1777  Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  17 Dec 1777  Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 26 Nov 1833  (probably) South Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  22 May 1810  [1]  Dundee, Angus, Scotland  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  William Wanless | F59 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Euphemia BOYD | F59 Group Sheet 

    Agnes FinlayMother | Female
    Agnes Finlay

    Born  Abt 1795  Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Est 1861-1871  (probably) South Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  James Finlay | F41 Group Sheet 
    Mother   

    Mary WanlessChild 1 | Female
    Mary Wanless

    Born  Abt 1813  South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Mar 1901  North Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Rosebank Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Norman McCaskill | F42 
    Married  26 Nov 1833  South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location

    Jane WanlessChild 2 | Female
    Jane Wanless

    Born  Abt 1817  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Mar 1894  St. George, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Alexander Thomson | F43 
    Married  12 Mar 1835  South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Peter Ritchie | F40 
    Married  5 Jan 1858  Castle & Portsburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location

    Peter WanlessChild 3 | Male
    Peter Wanless

    Born  Abt 1821  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Elizabeth Wishart Barclay | F29 
    Married  2 Jun 1853  Cockenzie, Tranent Parish, Haddington, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location

    Neil WanlessChild 4 | Male
    Neil Wanless

    Born  17 Jun 1825  South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Nov 1878  Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  11 Nov 1878  Bishopwearmouth Cemetery, Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Barbara Liston | F25 
    Married  17 Aug 1849  South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Margaret (Tullock) Hutchinson | F48 
    Married  23 Oct 1862  St. John's, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary McPherson Hurst | F49 
    Married  17 Jun 1874  Christ Church, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location

  • News
    1850s Dundee court case describes lineage of William Wanless & Euphan/Euphemia Boyd, their son David Wanless, his son Peter Wanless
    1850s Dundee court case describes lineage of William Wanless & Euphan/Euphemia Boyd, their son David Wanless, his son Peter Wanless
    Descendants of William Wanless & Euphan/Euphemia Boyd, along with around 17 other people, sued the estate of John Morgan in the court of Dundee, Scotland, to try to get their share because Euphan had been related to him. This lengthy case dragged on from 1853 to at least 1858 - we have not found the resolution yet!
    The dates on the articles in this file are:

    • 1853-08-17

    • 1854-03-25

    • 1855-07-21

    • 1856-12-10

    • 1858-07-28


  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Parish record (per Romeril film).
      19 May 1810 Wanless David in L. Militia & Agnes Finlay dtr of James Finlay a sailor BTPar 22 May