Maria Jane Wanless

Maria Jane Wanless

Female 1862 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Maria Jane Wanless 
    Born 1862  Blakiston Hall, Blakiston, Norton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 9 Oct 1862  Norton, Stockton, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1901  Thorpe, Grindon, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Potter, 39, boiler smith, DUR Stockton
      Maria Jane, wife, 38, DUR Norton
      William, son, 9, DUR Norton
    Census 1911  Blakiston Hall, Blakiston, Norton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wanless, James, Head, Single, 60 Farmer, b. Durham, Norton
      Wanless, Harriet, Sister, Single, 51, b. Durham, Norton
      Potter, Maria Jane, Sister, Widow, 48, b. Durham, Norton
      Potter, William, Nephew, Single, 19 Apprentice Draughtsman, b. Durham, Norton
    Residence 1928  Blakiston Hall, Blakiston, Norton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "To this last Thomas [Davison], his father's cousin, Elizabeth Bland, left her moiety of the Bland estates, and he took the surname of Bland. He left a son Thomas, who about 1800 sold Blakiston to William Russell of Brancepeth, and from him it descended to Viscount Boyne, who sold it to Mr. «b»Wanless«/b». Mr. William Potter, who married Miss «b»Wanless«/b», now owns it. "
      Source: «i»Parishes: Norton, A History of the County of Durham: Volume 3«/i» (1928), pp. 304-15. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=42635&strquery=wanless
      [Actually by 1928 the owner would have been Wm & Maria Jane (Wanless) Potter''s son William M. Potter.]
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Born after her father's death.
      Must've inherited Blakiston Hall after her brother James's death, as it passed through the Potter line to her son William M. Potter.
    Person ID I23  25: Wanless gardeners of the Norton-Sedgefield area, Co. Durham, England
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2010 

    Father Joseph Wanless,   b. 1799, Colchester, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1862, Blakiston Hall, Blakiston, Norton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Robinson,   b. 1817-1823, Stokesley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1896, Blakiston Hall, Blakiston, Norton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1839  St. Mary's, Norton, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Blakiston Hall description and photograph, 1905
    Blakiston Hall description and photograph, 1905
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

    Family William Potter,   b. Abt 1862, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1901  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 1891  [2
    Children 
     1. William Potter,   b. 1892, Norton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age 59 years)
    Photos
    Blakiston Hall - modern bungalow replacement
    Blakiston Hall - modern bungalow replacement
    The bungalow that replaced Blakiston Hall in the 1950s-1970s.
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Blakiston Hall, 1905 (Kitchen wing of the 17th century Davison residence)
    Blakiston Hall, 1905 (Kitchen wing of the 17th century Davison residence)
    The man with the hat is James Wanless (b. 1850, son of Joseph Wanless & Mary Ann Robinson). The woman with the 2 dogs at her feet is Maria Jane (Wanless) Potter, sister of James Wanless. The boy with the pony is her son William Potter (1892-1951). The woman at the right is probably James & Maria's sister Harriet, as she lived with them at Blakiston Hall. [Potter family ID from Stella (Potter) Clarke, Jan 2010]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Parish Register.
      Maria Jane, christened 9th October 1862, Father Joseph Wanless a Gardener late of this parish, Mother Mary Ann widow of the above

    2. [S25] GRO marriage index, Wanless Maria Jane Stockton 1891 Jun 10a 87 William Potter (per Tees Valley Indexes) (Reliability: 3).