Robert Wandless

Robert Wandless

Male Abt 1800 - 1880  (~ 80 years)

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  • Name Robert Wandless 
    Born Abt 1800  Black Fell, Lamesley, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1834  St. Peter's, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1841  Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • WHITKIRK LANE END, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE HO 107/1311/24 FOLIO 10
      ROBERT WANDLASS 35 NOT BORN IN COUNTY
      MARY .. 25 BORN IN YORKSHIRE
      JOHN .. 5 ..
      JAMES .. 3 ..
      ANN .. 1 ..
    Census 1851  Whitwood, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1851 50 PIT ROW, WHITWOOD, WEST YORKSHIRE HO 107-2330
      ROBERT WANLASS HD M 50 COAL MINER,YORKSHIRE, NOT KNOWN
      MARY .. WI M 38 YKS DARRINGTON
      JOHN .. SO U 15 COAL MINER, YKS ASTLEY
      JAMES .. SO U 14 YKS FAIRBURN
      ANN .. DA U 11 YKS NEWTON
      SARAH .. DA U 8 YKS METHLEY
      RUTH .. DA U 6 YKS METHLEY
      MARY .. DA U 3 YKS METHLEY
      GEORGE .. SO U 6 MTHS YKS METHLEY
    Census 1861  Southmoor, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • RG9/3733 Folio 59, Southmoor, County Durham
      Robert Wanless Head Widower 60 Coalminer Black Fell?, DUR
      Ruth Wanless Dau. Unmarr. 17 Methley , Yorkshire
      George Wanless Son Unmarr. 13 Methley, Yorkshire
      William Wanless Son Unmarr 11 Altofts?, Yorkshire
      Hannah Wanless Dau 4 Leasingthorne, Durham
    Census 1871  Burnhope, Holmside, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • RG10/4960 #27 Burnhope (ecclesiastical parish of Holmside)
      Robert Wandless head, widowed 70 coalminer born Dur Lamesley
      William Wandless son un 18 born Yorks Normanton
      Hannah Wandless dau un 14 born Dur Easingthorne**
      **should be Leasingthorne
    Residence 1880  Ferryhill Station, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Sep 1880  Little Chilton Colliery, Little Chilton near Ferryhill, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Sep 1880  Ferryhill Parish Church, Ferryhill, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Birthplace: 1861 census says Black Fell, which is in Washington parish, right at the junction of Washington, Lamesley, and Chester le Street (just north of Birtley, just south of Eighton Banks & The Mount). 1871 census says Lamesley. 1851 was useless; said "Yorkshire, not known", and 1841 just said "not born in Yorkshire".

      Between 1834 and 1854 Robert lived in a variety of West Yorkshire coal mining areas including Astley, Mickletown, Ledsham, Newton, Fairburn, Austhorpe, Whitkirk, Methley and Whitwood. In April 1857 he was living in Leasingthorne, Co Durham. The 1861 census saw him a widow, in Southmoor near Stanley and he died 4 Sep 1880 in Little Chilton Colliery, Little Chilton near Ferryhill. May have lived in Pelton Fell in 1870 when dau. Mary Jane married from there.

      Family folklore said my line was from Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, and although there is no evidence at the moment to suggest this is true, I do not rule anything out.

      Father's name George from Robert's July 1864 marriage cert to Mary Cook. We believe this is the same Robert based on the fact that William Oyston was a witness at the marriage, and William Oyston of Pelton married Robert's dau. Ruth of Pelton in Sept 1864. Pelton is about 3 miles from Tanfield, and a suburb of Chester le Street.

      His father George MAY be the husband of Jane Tyrens, but if so, Robert would have had to be born after Johnson in 1802, as Johnson was the 2nd son and the first was James (we're pretty sure).
    Person ID I1  20: Robert Wandless & Mary Bastow | top of tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father George Wandless,   b. Est 1760-1780, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Bastow,   b. 1815, Darrington, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 8 Nov 1857, Leasingthorne, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1834  St. Peters Parish Church, Leeds, West Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. John Wandless,   b. Feb 1836, Astley Old Engine, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1899, Hopetown, Normanton, West Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     2. James Wandless,   b. 2 Apr 1838, Fairburn, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1854, Whitwood Colliery, West Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     3. Ann Wandless,   b. 12 Jan 1840, Newton, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 10 Oct 1857, Leasingthorne, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     4. Elizabeth Wandless,   b. 1 Jan 1842, Austhorpe, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1851  (Age 8 years)
     5. Sarah Wandless,   b. 14 Mar 1844, Methley, West Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ruth Wandless,   b. 3 Apr 1846, Methley, West Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Jane Wandless,   b. 5 Sep 1848, Methley, West Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1900, (probably) Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     8. George Wandless,   b. 1850, Methley, West Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. William Wandless,   b. 29 Oct 1852, Altofts, West Riding of Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1922, Divernon, Sangamon Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     10. Thomas Wandless,   b. Abt May 1855, Pontefract Reg. Dist., Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 16 May 1856, Leasingthorne, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     11. Hannah Wandless,   b. 1857, Leasingthorne, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary (Silvey) Cook,   b. Abt 1814,   d. 1864-1871, (probably) Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1864  Tanfield, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2003 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Census, 1861 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3] Parish Records, his age was given as 80 years and abode described as Ferryhill Station. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3] Parish Records.
      Witnesses seem to be Thomas and Elizabeth Anderson but film is difficult to read.

    4. [S5] Marriage record/certificate.
      Robert Wanless & Mary Cook, 17 July 1864, at Tanfield Parish Church. He was a widower, aged 60, collier and his father's name was George Wanless, occcupation collier. She was a widow aged, 50, father Anthony Silvey a cooper. Both parties were "of the chapelry", married by banns, and living at Whitley Head. Witnesses were George Ridley (he seems to have been an "official" one, as he shows up on other entries) and William Oyston.