Luke Wanlass

Luke Wanlass[1]

Male Abt 1743 - 1797  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name Luke Wanlass 
    Born Abt 1743  Ford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 11 Dec 1743  Norham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1776-1783  Lambley, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1786-1789  Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1793  Harper Town, Lambley, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 27 Nov 1797  Lambley, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lambley, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • [Note from Holly: Luke's death location was given to me as Lamley, No. Cumberland, but there is no such place. Lambley, Northumberland is just a few miles north of Alston. There was a colliery there.]

      Luke's parentage is uncertain. Norham (where the 1743 baptism is) is up by Berwick on Tweed, quite a ways from the Lambley/Alston area. It is possible this christening is not for the right Luke - he could just as easily be the s/o John of Chester-le-Street, born 1747. We have no records that indicate his age or birth date. He may be a s/o John Wanless & Elizabeth Newton - there is some evidence for their son George ending up in Alston.

      Some things to consider re Luke's parentage:
      a) there were no Wanlass families in Alston, Cumberland before 1770. Several Wanlass/Wanless men seem to have moved to Alston, possibly from Chester-le-Street, Durham, around the early 1770s, and married Alston girls shortly thereafter.
      b) if Luke & Barbara were this Luke's parents, you'd expect Luke Wanlass & Ann Jackson to have named children Luke & Barbara after his parents, but they did not. Instead we find a naming pattern that suggests, if they followed the traditional Scottish/English pattern, the following:
      Elizabeth - should be Ann Jackson's mother
      Robert - should be Luke Wanlass's father
      Ralph - should be Ann Jackson's father but he is John according to her christening...
      Mary - should be Luke's mother
      Ann - the mother
      Jackson - mother's maiden surname; this is a departure from the norm
      Luke - the father
      c) Luke who married Barbara Dumble is supposedly buried at Ford in 1746 at age 26; we can find no remarriage or death for Barbara.
      d) Luke from Chester-le-St would have been about 25 when he married Ann Jackson, who was 20; this seems more likely than Luke from Norham/Ford who would have been 30.

      Grandson John Armstrong's christening says the mother is "Mary dau. of Luke Wanlass, native of Alston Moor, miner".

      Should check his burial record for his age, but it may not be shown since it's pre-1798.

      This may be him acting as a witness to the marriage of a relative of his wife's:
      Alston - 15 Jan 1784 George Errington & Ann Jackson both of this parish, wit Luke Wanlass, banns
    Person ID I47  4: Luke Wanlass & Ann Jackson of Alston, Cumberland, England | top of tree
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2018 

    Father Luke Wanlass,   b. Abt 1720, Ford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Barbara Dumble,   b. Abt 1720, Ford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 16 Sep 1742  Ford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet

    Family Ann Jackson,   b. Abt 1755, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1828, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 21 May 1775  Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Wanlass,   b. 19 Feb 1776, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1834  (Age 58 years)
     2. Robert Wanlass,   b. 21 Jan 1778, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1799, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     3. Ralph Wanlass,   b. 22 Feb 1781, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1823, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Mary Wanlass,   b. 2 Nov 1783, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1854  (Age 70 years)
     5. Ann Wanlass,   b. 1786, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1864, Lambley, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Jackson Wanlass, Sr.,   b. 9 Jun 1789, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1859, White House, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Luke Wanlass,   b. 1 Apr 1793, Harper Town, Lambley, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2000 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] GEDCOM from Margene Severson 23 July 1999.

    2. [S16] IGI v.4.01 (online), FATHER LUKE WANLESS (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S16] IGI v.4.01 (online), "parish records and dissenters" (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S18] Marriages - St. Augustine's Church, Alston, CUL.