Robert Wanless

Robert Wanless

Male 1777 - Est 1866  (89 years)

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  • Name Robert Wanless 
    Born 1777  Kirk Merrington, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 9 Dec 1777  Kirk Merrington, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence Mar 1805  Croxdale, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence May 1805  Merrington, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jan 1807  Sedgefield, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Murdon Moor House 
    Residence 1809-1812  Merrington, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1839  Ferryhill, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    road inspector 
    Census 1841  Ferryhill, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Outlying Farms & Dwellings, Thinford
      Robert Wanless or Wandless, 60, Roadmaker
      Ann W, 60
      Elizabeth Hill, 15, Female Servant, N
    Census 1851  Ferryhill, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Folio 779
      Robert Wanless Head mar 73 Grocer Durham Merrington
      Ann .. wife .. 75 .. Barnard Castle
      John Garnett son in law 31 farmer of 16 acres Yorkshire
      Elizabeth Garnett dau 42 Durham Ferryhill
    Census Apr 1861  Ferryhill, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ferryhill Village
      John Rudd, Head, 28, Ironworks lab, Ferryhill
      Margaret R, Sister, 30, do
      Ann R, Sister, 25, Dressmaker, do
      Robert Wandless, Grandfather, Widowed, 83, Labourer on the Highroads, Merrington
      Thomas Cheetham, Lodger, 27, Ironworks lab, Wolsingham
      Henry Thompson, Lodger, 36, Retired Farmer, West Auckland
    Land Sale May 1861  Ferryhill, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    to his grandson John Rudd 
    • Durham Record Office Ref No. D/El 10/1
      13 May 1861
      (1) Robert Wanless of Ferryhill, yeoman
      (2) John Rudd of the same, foundryman
      Conveyance by (1) to (2) of 940 square yards to the south of Ferryhill village, adjoining the lands of Lord Eldon to the north and east, Chilton Quarry to the south, and the turnpike road from Ferryhill to Rushyford on the west
      Consideration: 5
    Occupation farmer, grocer, and road labourer 
    • 1805: yeoman (farmer)
      1805, 1807: labourer
      1809: farmer
      1811: labourer
      1841: road maker.
      1851: grocer
      1861: road labourer
    Died Est Sep 1866  Ferryhill, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • IGI lists surname at baptism as Wandlows.

      A Robert Wanless was a witness to the marriage of Sarah Lonsdale & Joseph Hudson of Sedgefield in Merrington on 28 Sep 1806. [Claire Wandless]

      Ferryhill was part of Merrington parish until 1848, when it spun off into its own parish.

      Likely death: Sep 1866 Wanless Robert age 88 Stockton 10a 67
    Person ID I1  31: Ralph Wanless of Kirk Merrington, Co. Durham
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2013 

    Father Ralph Wanless,   b. 1737, Middlestone, Kirk Merrington, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1825, Durham City, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Ann Gray,   b. Est 1740,   d. Est 1821, Merrington, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1762  Kirk Merrington, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

    Family Ann Lonsdale,   b. Abt 1775, Barnard Castle, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1858, Ferryhill, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1805  Croxdale St Bartholomews, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Sarah Wanless,   b. Abt May 1805, Kirk Merrington, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1858, Ferryhill, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     2. Elizabeth Wanless,   b. 3 Jan 1807, Murdon Moor House, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Wanless,   b. 1809, Kirk Merrington, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ann Wanless,   b. 1812,   d. Nov 1826, Ferryhill, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Marriage bond of Robert Wanless & Ann Lonsdale, 1805, Durham
    Marriage bond of Robert Wanless & Ann Lonsdale, 1805, Durham
    Shows signatures of Robert Wanless (b. 1777) of Croxdale, Durham and his father Ralph Wanless (b. 1737, Kirk Merrington) of the city of Durham; can be used to compare to other documents to determine if they signed them.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Parish register.
      9 Dec 1777 Robert Wandlows, of Merrington, son of Ralph Wandlows

    2. [S6] Parish register.
      22 November 1762 Ralph Wanlass and Ann Gray, both of this parish. After Banns. Witnesses Robert Wood and William Jackson.

    3. [S6] Parish register.
      27 Mar 1805 Robert Wanless, of this Chapelry married Ann Lonsdale, of this Chapelry, by licence
      Witnesses: Sarah Lonsdale, Thomas Atkinson, Ralph Pearson

    4. [S41] Marriage Bonds & Allegations, (Durham University Library & FamilySearch.org).
      26 Mar 1805 Robert Wandless (yeoman, bachelor), age 21 & upwards, of the chapelry of Croxdale ["the parish of St. Oswald" is crossed out here] near the City of Durham, obtained a licence to marry Ann Lonsdale, age 21 & upwards, spinster of the same chapelry
      Surety: Ralph Wandless, yeoman of the city of Durham

    5. [S9] Dodds Marriage Bonds.
      CROXDALE ST BARTHOLOMEWS (BY LICENCE); ANN LONSDALE FROM BARNARD CASTLE; Robert a yeoman of Merrington; Witness Ralph Wanless a yeoman of Durham.