Emily Jane Wanless

Emily Jane Wanless

Female 1840 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Emily Jane Wanless  [1
    Born 13 Mar 1840  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1861  Westgate (St. Paul), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mansfield St. [RG 9/3811 folios 67-74, sch 154, FHL 543190]
      John Wanless, Head, Widowed, male, age 64, architect, born Scotland
      Emily J Wanless, Niece, Un, female age 20, no occupation, born Yorkshire Leeds
      Anne Mason(?), visitor, un, female age 47, no occupation, born Durham Lanchester.
      -- Emily must have returned to England to visit relatives
    Census Apr 1871  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • East Ward, Montreal Centre, page 38
      Gilbert Wanless, 59, b. Ecosse [Scotland], W. Methodist, Scotch origins, commercant [merchant], married
      Emely, 30, b. England, W. Methodist, Scotch origins, married
      -- Emily is not married yet, but the enumerator probably automatically listed her as the wife because she was the first adult female.
    Census 1881  Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Name Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      John CLAYTON M Male English 42 England Printer Congregationalist
      Emily Jane CLAYTON M Female Scottish 40 England Congregationalist
      Gilbert John CLAYTON Male English 7 England Congregationalist
      Christina M. CLAYTON Female English 5 O Congregationalist
      Jane Elizabeth CLAYTON Female English 3 O Congregationalist
      Marrianna M. CLAYTON Female English 1 O Congregationalist
    RELI 1881 
    Congregationalist, as were her husband & children, 
    Residence 1883  Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per father's will
    Census 1891  Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hamilton, Ontario (district 72 subdistrict Hamilton ward 4 page 57)
      John Clayton, 51, self & parents b. England, E.C. (church), painter, 1 employee
      Emily J., 50, wife, b. England, father b. Scotland, mother b. England
      Gilbert, 17, son, b. England, decorator
      Chris'a, 15, dau, b. Ont
      Jane E., 13, dau, b. Ont
      Marrianna, 11, dau, b. Ont
      Harry B., 9, son, b. Ont
      Edw'n Wanless, 51, lodger, self & parents b. England, P.B. church, no occupation, blind
    Census 1901  Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hamilton city (dist 69 subdist D-8 page 11)
      Emily Clayton, hd, married, March [no date], 1841 in England, age 60, immig. 1845, Scotch origin, Church of England
      Christina Clayton, dau, single, born Jan 27 1875 in Ontario, age 25, English origin, Church of England
      Frank Cuttriss, son-in-law, married, Feb 23 1871, England, age 30, English origin, Church of England, engraver
      Jane E. Cuttriss, daughter, married, Feb 22 1878, Ontario, age 23, English origin, Church of England
      Ewing Wanless, brother, single, May 18 1838, England, age 62, immig. 1845, Scotch origin, religion: Plymoth B [Baptist?]
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • !Will of Gilbert Wanless, in posession of Elaine Smyth-Bogumil notes:
      "Emily Jane Clayton, wife of John Clayton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada"

      Likely GRO birth entry, needs investigating:
      Emily Jane WANLESS 1840 Leeds North, June, ref NORT/7/412

      Signed bro. Ben's marriage in Dec 1869 as Emily Jane Wanless.

      Note son Gilbert was b. England abt 1874 per the 1881 census - did they travel there or live there for awhile? Emily is there in 1861, visiting her uncle John Wanless. Gilbert her father returned from England in Sep 1871 alone.
    Person ID I478  3: George Wanless & Mercime Riddell of Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 16 May 2011 

    Father Gilbert Wanless,   b. 23 Nov 1811, Birgham, Eccles Parish, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1883, Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Jane Wright,   b. Est 1810-1815, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1862, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1835  St. Peter's Church, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet

    Family John Clayton,   b. Abt 1839, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 29 Oct 1872  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Gilbert John Clayton,   b. Abt 1874, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Christina M. Clayton,   b. Abt 1876, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jane Elizabeth Clayton,   b. Abt 1878, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Marianna M. Clayton,   b. Abt 1880, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Henry B. "Harry" Clayton,   b. Abt 1882, Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1946, San Diego, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Last Modified 16 May 2011 
    Family ID F164  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S93] Emily Wanless Collection of Papers and Photos, NAME FROM EMILY WANLESS REEVES RECORD BOOK P 76-77 - SEE FATHER'S ENTRY FOR FULL TEXT (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S45] Birth record, 1840 JUN LEEDS NORTH VOL. 23 P. 398 (Reliability: 3).
      #142 When and Where born: Thirteenth of March 1840 at 16 Livery Street Name: Emily Jane Sex: Girl Name and Surname of father: Gilbert Wanless Name, surname and maiden surname of mother: Jane Wanless formerly Wright Occupation of father: Mechanic Signature, description and residence of informant: The mark X of Jane Wanless, mother, 16 Livery Street When registered: Eighteenth of April 1840

    3. [S109] Census, 1881, Canada, DIST 149, SUBDIST D, DIV 1, PG 39, HOUSE 187 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S92] Parish Register.
      Gilbert Wanless, surgical machine maker, of this parish, and Jane Wright, of this parish, married at Leeds St. Peter's on 2 July 1835.

    5. [S55] Marriage record.
      Montréal (Methodist Mountain Street)
      29 Oct 1872 John Clayton, widower of Montreal, and Emily Jane Wanless, spinster, were married in the presence of Gilbert F. Wanless, Laura S. Wanless, Gilbert Wanless. Both signed.