William Wanless

William Wanless[1]

Male 1772 - 1838  (66 years)

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  • Name William Wanless 
    Born 1772  Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Feb 1838  Town Foot Farm, Biddlestone, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried 16 Feb 1838  Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Aucchope was a farm near the village of Sourhope on the Scottish side of the Cheviot Hills. William and his sister Isabella Herbert migrated south to Alwinton, Northumberland circa 1812, to join their brother Archibald who went there before [John Ayton]

      Lived at Biddlestone, England. [Geo. Wanless collection letter]

      Note we seem to have Wm's death from his father's tombstone, and we have a picture of Wm's tombstone, but not a transcription of what is on it...

      Likely death: Wanless William Rothbury 1838 Mar 25 303 or 301
    Person ID I1142  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 21 May 2016 

    Father George Wanless,   b. Abt 1727, Woodside, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1807, Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Isabella Douglass,   b. 10 May 1730, Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1796, Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 20 May 1758  Yetholm Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6, 7
    • 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."
    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
    Family ID F436  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Margaret Grey,   b. 17 May 1776, Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805-1809  (Age 32 years) 
    Married Between 1792 and 1796  [2, 6
    • Irregular marriage John Ayton
    Children 
     1. Isabella "Tibby" Wanless,   b. 5 Aug 1796, Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Alnham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. George Wandless,   b. 9 Mar 1798, Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1883, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Margaret Wanless,   b. 31 Oct 1799, Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1864, Alnham Moor, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. John Wanless,   b. 23 Oct 1802, Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1898, Erin Township, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     5. William Wanless,   b. 12 Mar 1805, "Auchope" Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1895, Glanton, Whittingham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2000 
    Family ID F396  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Cowans,   d. 6 Jun 1818, Bittlestone Hill, Northumberland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Between 1805 and 1809  [2, 6
    • Irregular marriage John Ayton
    Children 
     1. Joan Wanless,   b. Mar 1809, Yetholm, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1809, Yetholm, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Archibald Wanless,   b. 1811, Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1851, Town Foot Farm, Biddlestone, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     3. Joanne or Joan Wanless,   b. 4 Sep 1813, "Auchope" Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1837, Town Foot Farm, Biddlestone, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     4. Robert Wanless,   b. 1815, Town Foot Farm, Biddlestone, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Elizabeth Wanless,   b. 1818, Town Foot Farm, Biddlestone, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1852, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2002 
    Family ID F455  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Isabella Cowans,   b. Abt 1775, Kirknewton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1853, Barton on Irwell, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1820  [2, 6
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2005 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Townfoot Farm, Biddlestone, Northumberland, England
    Townfoot Farm, Biddlestone, Northumberland, England
    front (top) and back views
    William Wanless (1772-1838; s/o George W and Isabella Douglas) lived & died here

    Headstones
    William Wanless (1772-1838), Alwinton, Northumberland, England
    William Wanless (1772-1838), Alwinton, Northumberland, England
    s/o George Wanless & Isabella Douglas

  • Sources 
    1. [S51] Louise Wanless, LETTER WRITTEN BY JOHN, "I WAS BORN NOVEMBER 18, 1803. MY FATHER NAME WAS WILLIAM, WHO LIVED AT AUCHOPE FOR 32 YEARS AND HAD THREE SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS." (Reliability: 1).

    2. [S84] Ewen Herbert.

    3. [S187] John Ayton Letters.

    4. [S153] Roxburghshire Monumental Inscriptions III, Borders Family History Society Publication, (1992), #60 PAGE 19 - establishes his relationship to Mary Cowans but does not give his death date (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S217] Parish register, FHL 1068613 ALWINTON (Reliability: 3).
      16 Feb 1838 William Wanless, Biddlestone, 66 yrs

    6. [S4] Letter Of John Wanless, 1893, John Wanless [born 1832].

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