Family: George Wanless/Isabella Douglass (F436)

m. 20 May 1758


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  • George WanlessFather | Male
    George Wanless

    Born  Abt 1727  Woodside, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  31 Mar 1728  Morebattle, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Nov 1807  Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Kirk Yetholm, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  20 May 1758  [1, 2, 3, 4]  Yetholm Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland  [1, 2, 3, 4] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  George Wanless | F55 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Bessie Carnes or Cairns | F55 Group Sheet 

    Isabella DouglassMother | Female
    Isabella Douglass

    Born  10 May 1730  Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Dec 1796  Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Yetholm Churchyard, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Archibald Douglas | F340 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Margaret Hair | F340 Group Sheet 

    Archibald WanlessChild 1 | Male
    Archibald Wanless

    Born  1758-1766  Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1815  (probably) Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mary Rutherford | F409 
    Married  5 Jun 1786  St. Michael's Church, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location

    Margaret WanlessChild 2 | Female
    Margaret Wanless

    Born  1759  Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Sep 1788  Hairlaw, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Yetholm Kirkyard, Yetholm, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  John Henderson | F422 
    Married  Between 1773 and 1788   

    George WanlessChild 3 | Male
    George Wanless

    Born  1763  Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Jun 1843  Eccles, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  29 Jun 1843  Eccles Churchyard, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Janet Douglas | F354 
    Married  20 Dec 1787  Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location

    Isabella WanlessChild 4 | Female
    Isabella Wanless

    Born  Abt 1766  Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  29 Oct 1831  Rookland, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Robert Herbert | F450 
    Married  Between 1788 and 1794   

    William WanlessChild 5 | Male
    William Wanless

    Born  1772  Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Feb 1838  Town Foot Farm, Biddlestone, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  16 Feb 1838  Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Margaret Grey | F396 
    Married  Between 1792 and 1796   
    Spouse  Mary Cowans | F455 
    Married  Between 1805 and 1809   
    Spouse  Isabella Cowans | F153 
    Married  1 Mar 1820   

  • Photos
    Auchope Farm, Roxburghshire, Scotland - distant view
    Auchope Farm, Roxburghshire, Scotland - distant view
    George Wanless (1727/28-1807) & Isabella Douglas lived here and most of their children were born here
    Auchope Farm, Roxburghshire, Scotland - close view
    Auchope Farm, Roxburghshire, Scotland - close view
    George Wanless (1727/28-1807) & Isabella Douglas lived here and most of their children were born here
    The Cheviot Hills - area surrounding Auchope & Woodside, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    The Cheviot Hills - area surrounding Auchope & Woodside, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    The Cheviot Hills, another view
    The Cheviot Hills, another view
    area surrounding Auchope & Woodside, Roxburghshire, Scotland

  • Notes  Married:
    • A letter written in Canada in 1893 by John Wanless, nephew of Isabella and son of her brother, John gives a description of their family.
      "My father seems to remember things that happened in his boy days better than he can things of later dates and he says Uncle Dick has the Wanless catechism about right. Archibald and William had one sister Isabella, she was married to one Herbert. Their son Thomas Herbert came to America Father thinks about the year 22 or 23 but he does not know what place only he thinks he come to where some of the former ones came to and my father's mother's name was Gray and the first wife of my grandfather William of Biddlestone. His 2nd and 3rd wives were Cowan cousins. The first family was Margaret, George, John "my father," Tibby (Isabella), and William. William was the 7 mo. baby and kept for two months in a fleece of wool on the pot lid. Marg. was married to William Isabella Buckham, Family 7 sons and 2 daughters, 3 sons and 1 girl are dead. My uncle William's family are all dead but one girl. He is living not long ago and quite hearty and fresh. My father's uncle Arch died from home. He went to some of the summer fairs took sick when away and died at a place called Sunsidetownfoot. Archibald's son William my Father's cousin died a few miles from Biddlestone and his cousin Richard who would be about his age if living yet went to school together when his uncle Archibald lived at Fliup?My Father's half brothers and sisters and their families are many of them dead. Archibald's family 3 girls and 1 boy. The girls are married since we left the old country and are now living."

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Letter Of John Wanless, 1893, John Wanless [born 1832].

    2. [S84] Ewen Herbert.

    3. [S187] John Ayton Letters.

    4. [S145] Old Parochial Registers, FILM 1067954 FR145 & 146 AND FILM 1067953 (Reliability: 3).