William Wanless

William Wanless

Male Abt 1799 - 1856  (~ 57 years)

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  • Name William Wanless 
    Born Abt 1799  Horton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Rock, Embleton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William WANLASS 43 Blacksmith Y
      Mary WANLASS 45 Y
      Thomas WANLASS 18 Y
      Sarah WANLASS 16 Y
      Mary Ann WANLASS 12 Y
      James William WANLASS 5 Y
      -- indexed Hanlap at ancestry.com (HO107/819 bk 15 folio 4 pg 3)
    Census 1851  Rock, Embleton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • HO 107/2419; f 776; p 4 Rock, Embleton, NBL.
      William WANLESS Hd M 52 Blacksmith NBL Horton
      Mary WANLESS Wi M 56 Blacksmith's Wife NBL Thriston or Thirston
      Thomas WANLESS So U 28 Blacksmith NBL Rock
      Saraw WANLESS Da U 26 General Serv. NBL Rock
      M. Ann WANLESS Da U 22 Dressmaker NBL Rock
      Jas. W. Young WANLESS So U 15 Blacksmith NBL Rock
    IMMI Sep 1853  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Index to Assisted Immigrants (Victoria PRO)
      Arriving Sep 1853 on the ship Australia
      book 9
      page 239
      WANLESS THOMAS age 30
      WANLESS ELEANOR age 27
      WANLESS WILLIAM I age blank
      page 241
      WANLESS WILLIAM age 55
      WANLESS JAMES W Y age 17
      page 246
      WANLESS MARY A age 24
      WANLESS SARAH A age 28
    Occupation blacksmith 
    Died 12 Nov 1856  Dunolly, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Tree of Ian Wanless shows birth as 25 Feb 1798, married 1820 (but doesn't have wife's surname, so date is probably a guess).

      William & all his children who lived to adulthood migrated to Australia after Wm's wife Mary Young died.

      IGI, which covers Horton to 1812, does not show his baptism or anything close.

      Note he named his first son Thomas - I wonder if he perhaps is from the Rennington/Rock area and might be another son of Thomas of Bradford (in other words, a brother to John who married Elizabeth Turner and possibly to James who married Isabella Willis)? We assumed he meant the Horton in Earsdon parish, but there is a Horton in Wooler parish, which is a lot closer to Rock. That Horton is 3 miles NE of Wooler town.

      Not married at Embleton or Felton 1815-1821. The Rock and Rennington bishop's transcripts do not show marriages - perhaps none were performed there, or are marriages not included in the bishop's transcripts?

      Why were Wm's children christened at Rock but buried at Rennington? Rock accepted burials at that time.

      This newspaper article undoubtedly refers to a grandson of William (a son of Thomas or James William Young), but I don't know which one was a saddler:
      The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 12 February 1884
      A thousand pounds worth of damage was done by a fire at Dunolly early yesterday morning, at the shops of Desman, hairdresser & tobacconist, Wanless, saddler, and Webb, shoemaker. The children of the latter were rescued with great difficulty.
    Person ID I1  21: William Wanless & Mary Young of Rock, Embleton, Northumberland | top of tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Mary Young,   b. Abt 1795, Thirston, Felton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1852, Rock, Embleton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married Est 1818-1821  Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Wanless,   b. 1821, Rock, Embleton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1821  (Age 0 years)
     2. Thomas Wanless,   b. 1822, Rock, Embleton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1898, Rochester, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Sarah Young Wanless,   b. 1824, Rock, Embleton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John William Wanless,   b. 1826, Rock, Embleton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1827  (Age 1 years)
     5. Mary Anne Wanless,   b. 1828, Rock, Embleton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. John William Wanless,   b. 1831, Rock, Embleton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1836  (Age 5 years)
     7. James Wanless,   b. 1833, Rock, Embleton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1835  (Age 2 years)
     8. James William Young Wanless,   b. 1835-1836, Rock, Embleton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1866, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2003 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Tree of Ian Wanless, (Descendant box chart created on computer after 1980 by Ian Wanless (1925-??); obtained by Holly from Elaine (Maher) Wanless in 2002.).

    2. [S5] Australian Vital Records Index (LDS).
      Surname: WANLESS
      Given Names: William
      Event: D
      Spouse Surname/Father: U
      Spouse Gvn Names/Mother:
      Age: 58
      Year: 1856
      Reg Number: 5467