John Wanless

John Wanless

Male 1802 - 1898  (95 years)

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  • Name John Wanless 
    Born 23 Oct 1802  Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • William Rainford show birth date as 1803
    Christened 20 Nov 1802  Morebattle, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Wanless 35 Farmer Scotland
      Isabel " 30 "
      James " 12 Northumberland
      John " 10 "
      George 8 "
      Andrew " 2 "
      Archbold 2 months "
    IMMI 12 Jul 1850  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Jul 12, 1850, ship Rockaway
      departed Liverpool, arrived in New York
      John Monless [Wanless], age 47, farmer
      William, son, 21
      John, son, 17
      George, son, 14
      Andrew, son, 10
      Archibald, son, 7
      Robert, son, 4
      Marg't Wanless, daughter, 2
      Country of Origin: Great Britain, intend to settle in the USA
      Family Identification: 15304593, Microfilm Serial Number: M237, Microfilm Roll Number: 90
      Source: passenger manifest, NY Passenger Lists 182001857 (ancestry.com)
    Census 1851  Caledon Township, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Page 65, east half of twp (ancestry.com)
      John Wanless, farmer, U.P.C. [Presbyterian], born England, 49, M, Widower
      Flora Bruse [Bruce], U.P.C., Scotland, 29, F, Single, family member
      William Wanless, U.P.C., England, 22, M, Single
      John Wanless Jr., U.P.C., England, 20, M, Single
      George Wanless, U.P.C., England, 18, M, Single
      Andrew Wanless, U.P.C., England, 13, M, Single
      Archibald Wanless, U.P.C., England, 11, M, Single
      Robert Wanless, U.P.C., England, 7, M, Single
      Margaret Wanless, U.P.C., England, 5, F, Single
      Log house, 1 story, 1 family.
    Census 1861  Caledon Township, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Caledon twp, Peel co
      John Wanless, b. Scotland, Presbyterian F.C., 57, married
      Margaret, b. Ireland, 51, married, Presbyterian F.C.
      R. Wanless, b. Scotland, 15, male
      Margaret Wanless, b. U.C. [Ont.], 13, [mark in male column]
      frame house, 1-1/2 stories, 1 family living there
    Census 1871  Cardwell, Caledon Twp, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • District 40, sub-district A, Division 3, page 1
      Wanless, John 67 b. Scotland, c. Presb religion, Scotch origin, farmer, married
      Margret 59 b. England, C. Presb, English, married
      -- next house is son George
    Census 1881  Cardwell, Caledon Twp, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Caledon, Cardwell, Ontario, Canada
      Source: FHL Film 1375889 NAC C-13253 Dist 141 SubDist D Div 3 Page 31 Family 154
      John WANLESS M M 60 Scottish Scotland Occ: N.G. Religion: C. Presbyterian, married
      Margret WANLESS F M 62 Irish Ireland Religion: C. Presbyterian, married
      -- John's age was actually about 78 and Margaret's age should be abt 67. The ages are clear in the census; I can't imagine why they would be so far wrong.
    Census 1891  Cardwell, Caledon Twp, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • W 1/7 sec 239(?)
      John Wanless, 87, married, self & parents b. Scotland, Presbyterian, can read/write
      Margaret, wife, 77, self & parents b. Ireland, cannot read/write
    Occupation Alton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    miller 
    Died 23 Sep 1898  Erin Township, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 8, 9
    Buried 26 Sep 1898  Boston Mills Cemetery, Chinguacousy Twp, Peel County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 10, 11
    Notes 
    • Apparently he remarried after his arrival in Canada, since he was still a widower in 1851 but has a wife Margaret in 1861 and thereafter. Does anybody know Margaret's name? We cannot find a marriage or death record for her.

      Who is Flora Bruce, single, family member, b. abt 1822 in Scotland, with them in the 1851 Ontario census? Could she be the dau. of Mary Wanless & Robert Bruce of Charleston, South Carolina, in tree 3? More from Flora:
      Annie Boyd age 25 in 1882 of Sullivan, Grey Co, Ont., born Bentick, Grey Co, Ont married Peter McTavish - she the d/o John Boyd & Flora Bruce.
      Flora Boyd died 8 Sep 1892 in Sullivan, Grey Co, Ont. age 70 born Scotland, housewife, Presbyterian, of old age & congestive paralysis (one month), informed by Alex. Beaton, Lot 30, Con 12, 14 Oct 1892
      No Flora Bruce b. abt 1822 in Scotland OPR.
    Person ID I1340  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 16 May 2011 

    Father William Wanless,   b. 1772, Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1838, Town Foot Farm, Biddlestone, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother 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, 4
    • Irregular marriage John Ayton
    Family ID F396  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Isabella Buckham,   b. 1804, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1849, Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 9 May 1828  Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. William Wanless,   b. 8 Feb 1829, Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1915, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. James Wanless,   b. 1830, Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1851, Biddleston, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     3. John Wanless,   b. 30 Dec 1832, Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1911, Peterbrough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. George Wanless,   b. 1835, Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876  (Age 41 years)
     5. Andrew Wanless,   b. 1840, Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931  (Age 91 years)
     6. Archibald Wanless,   b. 12 Apr 1841, Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1911, Erin Township, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Robert Wanless,   b. Abt Dec 1845, (probably) Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878  (Age ~ 32 years)
     8. Margaret Wanless,   b. 26 Oct 1847, (probably) Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923  (Age 75 years)
     9. Janet Wanless,   b. 25 Oct 1847, Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1847, Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2001 
    Family ID F606  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Margaret __,   b. Abt 1812, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Apr 1891  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 1851-1861  Ontario, Canada (probably in Peel co) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F1481  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John Wanless (1802-1898, son of William Wanless & Margaret Gray) & his daughter Margaret
    John Wanless (1802-1898, son of William Wanless & Margaret Gray) & his daughter Margaret
    John arrived in Canada about 1850 and settled in Caledon Twp, Peel county, Ontario.

  • Sources 
    1. [S130] 1841 Census, Barrow.

    2. [S84] Ewen Herbert.

    3. [S187] John Ayton Letters.

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

    5. [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).

    6. [S62] William Wanless Rainford's Records, PAGE 1 (Reliability: 1).

    7. [S160] Census, FHL 0349166 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S85] John Wanless obit.
      Died Wanless-
      In Erin Township, on Friday, September 23rd, '98 John Wanless Aged 95 years

    9. [S181] Death record/certificate, HTTP://HOMEPAGES.ROOTSWEB.COM/~MARYC/DEATHSZ.HTM (Reliability: 3).
      John WANLESS died 25 Sept 1898 at age 95 years of heart failure. Farmer. Born in Scotland & died at lot14, con 7 of Erin twp. Informant was Robert Akett. #22200-98 (Wellington Co)

    10. [S81] Ontario, Canada Cemetery records, (http://www.islandnet.com/cgi-bin/wsearch).

    11. [S85] John Wanless obit, THE FUNERAL WILL LEAVE THE RESIDENCE OF MR. ROBERT AKITT, LOT 10, 7TH LINE ERIN, AT 1 O'CLOCK ON MONDAY, SEPT. 26TH, FOR THE BOSTON CEMETERY (Reliability: 3).