William Wanless

William Wanless[1]

Male Est 1746-1756 - Yes, date unknown

Personal Information    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name William Wanless 
    Born Est 1746-1756 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • shoemaker
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Named in grandson William Lyal's birth record. "William a shoemaker" is named in the marriage records of daughter Euphemia & Isabel.

      Possible death record: Dundee, 20 Mar 1822 Will. Wandless, age 67, shoemaker, b. Dundee, d. of palsy, dues 2
      -- age fits. If correct, the only Dundee christening that matches is the son of James Wanless and Elizabeth Kinnear, chr. in 1754. Wm's son James's chr. rec. says that he is named for his grandfather James Wanless.

      Court case in Dundee starting in 1853 and stretching to 1858 in which grandson Peter Wanless claimed part of the estate of John Morgan, states the following regarding this family (per the Scotsman newspaper, 17 Aug 1853):
      "Peter Wanless, mariner residing in Leith, states that the deceased John Morgan was the sole surviving child of the marriage of Thomas Morgan dec'd, sometime maltman in Dundee, and his wife Janet Cramond or Morgan; that Elizabeth Morgan, sister-german to Thomas Morgan, married Robert Boyd, mariner, Dundee; that their daughter Euphemia or Euphan Boyd married William Wanless, shoemaker of Dundee; that David Wanless, eldest son of the latter parties, also a shoemaker of Dundee and afterwards Leith and Aberdeen, married Mrs. Agnes Finlay, now residing in Leith, and that her only son is Peter Wanless, who therefore claims on the grounds that there are no other existing descendants of any of Thomas Morgan's sisters and no existing descendants of any of Thomas Morgan's brothers.
      The only children now alive of the marriage of Euphan Boyd and William Wanless are: Mrs Euphan Wanless or Lyall, relict of Peter Lyall, baker, sometime in Dundee and thereafter in Edinburgh; Mrs. Ann Wanless or Duncan, wife of Robert Duncan, gardener at Parknowe near Newport, Fife and presently residing there; Mrs. Alison Wanless or Ritchie, wife of George Ritchie, quarryman at Mylnefield or Kingoodie Quarry and presently residing at Mylnefield or Kingoodie Quarry."

      Interesting that Peter ignored the existence of his brother Niel when declaring himself the only son!

      In March 1956, John Morris and Peter Wanless were found to be the legal heirs of the moveable property, as the nearest of kin.
    Person ID I119  42: William Wanless & Euphan/Euphemia Boyd of Dundee | top of tree
    Last Modified 26 May 2016 

    Father James Wanless,   b. Est 1716-1736,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet

    Family Euphemia BOYD,   b. 1749, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 31 Jul 1776  Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. David Wanless,   b. 1777, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 26 Nov 1833, (probably) South Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Robert Wanless,   c. 16 Dec 1779, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Aug 1853  (Age ~ 73 years)
     3. Isabel Wanless,   b. Est 1780-1790,   d. Bef Aug 1853  (Age ~ 63 years)
     4. Euphemia Wanless,   b. 1780, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jan 1858 and Jul 1858, Newington, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Ann Wanless,   b. 1783,   d. 23 Jul 1868, St. Peter, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. James Wanless,   c. 18 Mar 1787, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Aug 1853  (Age ~ 66 years)
     7. Alice or Alison Wanless,   b. Est 1788-1790, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    News
    1850s Dundee court case describes lineage of William Wanless & Euphan/Euphemia Boyd, their son David Wanless, his son Peter Wanless
    1850s Dundee court case describes lineage of William Wanless & Euphan/Euphemia Boyd, their son David Wanless, his son Peter Wanless
    Descendants of William Wanless & Euphan/Euphemia Boyd, along with around 17 other people, sued the estate of John Morgan in the court of Dundee, Scotland, to try to get their share because Euphan had been related to him. This lengthy case dragged on from 1853 to at least 1858 - we have not found the resolution yet!
    The dates on the articles in this file are:

    • 1853-08-17

    • 1854-03-25

    • 1855-07-21

    • 1856-12-10

    • 1858-07-28

    Last Modified 1 Dec 2004 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S24] Scottish Church Records (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1995 09 21 Edition).

    2. [S24] Scottish Church Records (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1995 09 21 Edition), Film 993400 (Reliability: 3).