William Wanless

William Wanless

Male 1827 - Abt 1877  (~ 50 years)

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  • Name William Wanless 
    Born Mar 1827  Bermondsey, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Alt Birth Abt 1830 
    • Per marriage record.
    Christened 13 Dec 1837  St. Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence Aug 1857 
    • Aboard the HMS Impregnable, presumably moored at least temporarily at Devonport for his marriage.
    Census 1861  Royal Navy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On the ship Valorous:
      Wm Wandless, 2nd master, married, 34, b. Bermondsey, Surrey
    Newspaper 9 Sep 1865  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, September 9, 1865
      Naval and Military News - The crew of the HMS Liffey, on leave in Montreal, were entertained in Toronto by a supper at Mr Bolman's British Hotel. Wm Wandless, 2nd master of the Liffey, was included.
    Census 1871  Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Listed twice, both at home and on his ship as "not on board":

      H.M.S. Indus, docked at Devonport (RG10/2140/folio 77 pg 18)
      list of officers & men NOT on board on census night
      William Wandless, 44, married, A.B. (able-bodied seaman), London, Middlesex

      29 Clowance Street, Devonport, Stoke Damerel (RG10/2131/folio 50 pg 14 & folio 51 pg 15)
      William Wanless, 43, Head, Naval Pensioner, Bermondsey, London
      Mary A. Wanless, 36, Wife, , Devonport, Devon
      William Wanless, 7, Son, Scholar, Devonport, Devon
      Richard Wanless, 4, Son, Scholar, Devonport, Devon
      Henry Wanless, 2, Son, , Devonport, Devon
    Pension 31 Oct 1873 
    • Pension Ticket at National Archives (ref ADM/188/5)
      William Wandless, born March 1827 in London, Middlesex
      Pension Ticket 7901
      5 ft 7 in tall, brown hair, gray eyes, fair complexion, no scars or marks, v. good character, no trade
      Able-bodied seaman on board the ship Indus from 1 Jan 73 to 31 Oct 73. Discharged to shore per order.
    Occupation mariner 
    • Seaman aboard the HMS Impregnable in Aug 1857
      Naval Pensioner in 1871
    Died Abt Nov 1877  Stoke Dameral, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    Person ID I2757  100: Small Groups of Wan(d)lesses Worldwide
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2019 

    Father Thomas Wanless, (A Currier),   b. Est 1780-1793,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Eleanor Jackson,   b. 18 Oct 1793, Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Jun 1819  Stockton (St. Thomas), Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F870  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Ann Cousins,   b. Abt 1835, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1894, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 16 Aug 1857  St. Mary's, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Mary Eliza Wanless,   b. Mar 1858, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1859, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     2. William Wanless,   b. Mar 1863-Jun 1863, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     3. Richard Thomas Wanless,   b. Jan 1867-Mar 1867, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944, Totnes, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     4. Henry Wanless,   b. Abt 1869, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Alfred Wanless,   b. Jul 1873-Sep 1873, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930, Chepstow Reg. Dist., Monmouthshire/Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     6. Frederick Wanless,   b. Apr 1876-Jun 1876, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2007 
    Family ID F713  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Pension Ticket for William Wandless, seaman, born March 1827, London, Middlesex, England
    Pension Ticket for William Wandless, seaman, born March 1827, London, Middlesex, England
    Served on the ship Indus from Jan 1873 to Oct 1873. Includes physical description of him.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Census, 1871, British Isles.

    2. [S11] Seamen's register, PENSION TICKET GIVES BIRTH AS MARCH 1827, LONDON, MIDDLESEX (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S6] Parish register, FHL 0254557 (ST. MARY MAGDALENE, BERMONDSEY, SURREY BAPTISMS) (Reliability: 3).
      13 Dec 1837 Mary Jane, Thomas, and William Wanless, parents Thomas & Eleanor,
      abode Lewisham, father a currier

    4. [S78] GRO Index, WANLESS WILLIAM STOKE 1877 DEC 5B 227 AGE 50 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S6] Parish register (Reliability: 3).
      26 June 1819 Thomas Wanless, bachelor, of the parish of St. Ann, Middlesex, and Eleanor Jackson, spinster otp, by licence, both signed, wit John Chapman, Richard Jackson

    6. [S18] Newspaper (Reliability: 3).
      The Newcastle Courant etc (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England), Saturday, July 3, 1819
      Married the 26th ult. at Stockton, Mr Thomas Wanless, of London, currier, to Miss Jackson, daughter of Mr Richard Jackson, of the former place.

    7. [S24] Marriage record (Reliability: 3).
      William Wanless, 27, Bachelor, Seaman, residence HMS Impregnable, father Thomas Wanless, Currier
      married at St Mary's Devonport Aug 16 1857 by banns to
      Mary Ann Cousins, 23, Spinster, Tailoress, residence 9 Doidges Well, father Richard Cousins, Painter
      William signed (in quite a clear strong hand), Mary Ann made her mark
      witnesses were Eliza Cousins and Thos Cousins