Jane Wandlass

Jane Wandlass

Female 1820 - 1895  (74 years)

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  • Name Jane Wandlass 
    Born 2 Dec 1820  Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 23 Dec 1820  St. Peter's, Monkwearmouth, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1841  Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Huddleston Street (HO107/299/5 folio 23)
      Jane Watson, 20, Shopkeeper, Y
      Ge. [George] Watson, 4, Y
      Margarie Watson, 2, Y
      Ann Watson, 5 months, Y
      Phoebe Wanlus, 10, Female Servant, Y
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      Joseph Wardle, 26, Engineer, Y
      Ann Wardle, 23, Y
      Margaret Wardle, 1, Y
    Census 1851  Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Strand Street (HO 107/2398 )
      William R. Watson, 34, tailor & publican, DUR
      Jane, wife, 30, DUR
      George, son, 14, apprentice butcher, DUR
      Margory, dau, 12, scholar, DUR
      Jane, dau, 7, DUR
      Robert, son, 4, DUR
      Ann, dau, 3, DUR
      William W., son, 3 mos, DUR
    IMMI 1858  Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Oct 1895  Lyttleton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • It appears that Jane left her husband William Reed Watson in England and came to New Zealand with some of her children. She then apparently lied on her second marriage certificate, saying her first husband had died in 1876. He didn't actually die until 1889, so unless she legally divorced him somewhere along the line, she was committing bigamy when she married Thomas Thompson. Also, there are 2 marriage records for Thomas & Jane, one in 1859 and another in 1884. Was their first marriage recognized as somehow irregular and repeated later?

      June 15, 1859
      Thomas Thompson (45)
      Jane Watson (38)      Christchurch, New Zealand
      Widower, Full Age, Sawyer,
      Widow, Full Age
      Wit: George Henry Morley, Sawyer, Rangiora, Sophia Froggatt

      Sep 11, 1884
      Thomas Thompson (69)
      Jane Watson (64)      House of Mr Thompson on Barbados Street
      Widower (Since 1878), Carpenter, Sunderland, Parents: Tho. Thompson, Mariner, Elizabeth Beaney
      Widow (Since 1876), Monkwearmouth, Parents: Robert Wandless, Hotel Keeper, Marjory Dodds
      Wit: John Blair Thompson, Ann Thompson

      According to research here:
      http://members.cox.net/ggthomp/williamreedwatson.html
      Thomas Thompson also left his first wife Maria Hull when he went to NZ from England, and arrived on the same ship as Jane did. Research on the Thompson children is from that site, with thanks.
    Person ID I121  29: Wandlass families originating around Hartburn, Northumberland, England
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2014 

    Father Robert Wandlass,   b. 1 Aug 1798, Fulwell, Monkwearmouth, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1866, Wear Street, Monkwearmouth, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Margery Dodds,   b. Abt 1791, Sunderland, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1872, Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1819  St. Hilda's, South Shields, County Durham. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet

    Family 1 William Reed Watson,   b. 29 Mar 1817, Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1889, Monkwearmouth, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1836  Sunderland, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. George Watson,   b. 26 Jan 1837, Monkwearmouth, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1903, Rangiora, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Margery Watson,   b. 1838, Monkwearmouth, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ann Watson,   b. 16 Dec 1840, Southwick, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1848  (Age 7 years)
     4. Jane Watson,   b. 11 Apr 1843, Monkwearmouth, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Robert Watson,   b. Abt 1845, Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ann Watson,   b. 3 Jun 1847, Monkwearmouth, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. William Wandless Watson,   b. Abt Dec 1850, Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Isabella Reed Watson,   b. 22 Sep 1853, Monkwearmouth, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F191  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Thomas Thompson,   b. 1 Jul 1815, Monkwearmouth, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1859-1884  Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Wandless Thompson,   b. 28 Feb 1861, Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1949, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F192  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Parish register.
      17 Oct 1836 William Reed Watson (bachelor), of this parish married Jane Wandlass (spinster), of this parish