John Wanless

John Wanless

Male 1801 - 1846-1861  (59 years)

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  • Name John Wanless 
    Born 29 Jun 1801  Sedgefield, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 2 Jul 1801  Sedgefield, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1826  Norton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1834  New Thornley, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Son Joseph's christening states New Thornley as residence.
    Census 1841  East Hetton, Kelloe, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 22 Planton or Plantation (?) Row, East Hetton
      John Wanless or Wandless, 40, Sawyer
      Mary W, 35
      Thomas W, 11
      John W, 9
      Joseph W, 7
      Robert W, 5
      Joseph W, 42, Agricultural Labourer
      -- It appears that Joseph was visiting his brother John at the time of their census enumeration.
    Occupation 1841-1846 
    sawyer 
    • Prior to that, he was an agricultural laborer in 1828-1830 in Norton.
    Residence Nov 1846  Leadgate, Lanchester, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • son Wm chr there Oct 1846
      dau Mary married there Nov 1846
    Died 1846-1861  Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • We think John who married Mary is the s/o of Joseph & Margaret because John's age in the 1841 census matches the christening date and because they married in Norton where John's family lived.

      We don't have them in the 1851 census yet; in 1846 they were in Leadgate/Iveston, but don't know where they were 5 yrs later, as they moved around a lot. Would be useful to have this census to check John's birthplace, if he was still alive. Not listed as dec'd on son Joseph's 1863 marriage cert, but wife is listed as widowed in 1861 census. Probably in Leadgate, Lanchester in Nov 1846 when dau Mary married there and did not list her father as dec'd.
      1851: searched all of Iveston & Leadgate piece 2389 folio 391 thru 463.

      Searched 1851 census for Jos* anything born 1834 +- 2 yrs in Durham - looked at a few, found nothing. Tried other members of the family; nothing. Were they missed???
    Person ID I32  25: Wanless gardeners of the Norton-Sedgefield area, Co. Durham, England
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2014 

    Father Joseph Wanless,   b. 1760-1764, Framwellgate, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1847, Blakiston Hall, Norton, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Margaret Brotton,   b. 1768, Skelton by Guisborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1852, Middlesbrough, Yorks., England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1793  Whitby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Photos
    Blakiston Hall, 1897 - from a book, with a short history
    Blakiston Hall, 1897 - from a book, with a short history
    "...in 1856 was occupied by Joseph Wanless a market gardener."
    Plan of the fields around Blakiston Hall in 1855
    Plan of the fields around Blakiston Hall in 1855
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Fewster,   b. Abt 1805, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Apr 1881, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1826  Norton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Wanless,   b. 1828, Norton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Thomas Wanless,   b. 1830, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Wanless,   b. Abt 1832, Sedgefield, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874-1876, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     4. Joseph Wanless,   b. 1834, New Thornley, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897, Jackson, Jackson co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Robert Fewster Wanless,   b. 1836-1837, Wingate, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1871-1881, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     6. Catherine Wanless,   b. Est 1837-1838,   d. Bef Apr 1841  (Age ~ 3 years)
     7. James Wanless,   b. Abt 1840, Coxhoe Hill, Kelloe, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. William Wanless,   b. 18 Jan 1846, Leadgate, Lanchester, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2007 
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Parish Register.
      John Wanless born 29 June baptised 2 July 1801, son of Joseph & Margaret Wanless.
      --not Mary as has been transcribed in the IGI...

    2. [S4] Parish Register, states that Joseph is a widower (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S4] Parish Register, Norton St. Mary's (Reliability: 3).
      27th November 1826 John Wanless of this parish married Mary Hewster of the parish of Sedgefield
      Witnesses Mary Hewster & John Simons. (Bishop's transcript says witnesses Robert Hutchinson, George Anderson.)