John Wanless

John Wanless

Male 1805 - Jun 1861-Aug 1865  (59 years)

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  • Name John Wanless 
    Born 21 Nov 1805  Darlington, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 29 Dec 1805  Darlington (St. Cuthbert), Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence Dec 1828  Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1830  Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jan 1845  Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    15 Mariners Lane 
    Census 1851  Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 15 Mariner's Lane (HO107/2397 folio 59)
      John Wanless, head, married, 46, mariner, DUR Darlington
      Elizabeth, wife, 32, YKS Whitby
      John, son, single, 17, mason, DUR Stockton
      John HESLON(?) or HESLOR(?), stepson, 11, scholar, DUR Sunderland
      Ann Wanless, dau, 5, scholar, Sunderland
      Jane Wanless, dau, 3, Sunderland
      Martin HALL, father-in-law, 54, mariner, YKS Whitby
    Occupation 1817-1853  Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    mariner, sailor, or seaman in the merchant service 
    • Seaman's ticket # 59885
      John Wanless, born Darlington, Durham on 21 Nov 1805, age 40, age 39 when ticketed on 4 Jan 1845 at Newcastle, capacity: mate, height: 5 ft 4 in, brown hair, darkish complexion, brown eyes, anchor on left arm, first went to sea as apprentice in 1817, can write, has not served in Royal Navy or Foreign Service, when unemployed resides at Sunderland, [numbers regarding voyages in 1845]

      1853: dau Jane's burial says he is a mariner
    Residence Jan 1853  Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    15 Mariners Lane 
    • dau Jane's burial
    Census 1861  Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 7 & 8 Mariner's Lane (piece 3777 folio 52), eccl. parish of Sunderland
      John Wanless, 55, seaman merchant service, Sunderland DUR
      Elizabeth, wife, 43, YKS Whitby
      Ann, dau, 15, Sunderland
      William, son, 7, do
    Died Jun 1861-Aug 1865  (probably) Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Must've been at sea in 1841 when children John & Elizabeth are listed with their grandmother Elizabeth Peacock & uncle Ralph Haggiston (their mother had died in 1840).

      Not on Mariners Lane, Sunderland in 1841 census, although Ann & Jane, daus of John Wanless the butcher, did live there, and it looks like they were his sisters.

      No burial in Sunderland. Perhaps he died at sea. Possible death:
      Wanless John Sunderland 1862 Jun 10a 262
      but the only burial matching this place and time has the wrong first name:
      Sunderland Cemetery (Stockton Rd.)
      20 Jun 1862 William Wanless, of Mariners Lane, age: 57, waterman
      Did the clerk get his first name wrong in the burial record? He did live on Mariner's Lane.

      How do we know that John who married Mary Ann is the same John who married Elizabeth? Well...we know that John Peacock Wanless born about 1834 is a mason from 1861 and later censuses, and in 1851, he is shown with John & Elizabeth as a 17 yr old mason, born Stockton, which matches the Stockton christening of John Peacock Wanless.

      In the 1851 census, he has an 11 yr old stepson named John Heslon or Heslor, suggesting that a prior wife was named that (either maiden or married name). Or perhaps he is the son of Elizabeth Hall, his wife?
    Person ID I5  52: John Wanless & Ann Hartley/Harpler
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2016 

    Father John Wanless,   b. Abt 1754, Kirk Merrington, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1840, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Ann /Hartley Harpler,   b. Abt 1775, Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1840, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1803  Darlington (St. Cuthbert), Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Ann Frances Haggerston,   b. 3 Aug 1808, Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1840, Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1828  Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Oswald Wanless,   b. 10 Dec 1829, Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ann Elizabeth Wanless,   b. 1831, Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1833, Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. John Peacock Wanless,   b. 1833, Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1867, Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     4. Elizabeth Wanless,   b. 1836, Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Frances Wanless,   b. 1838, Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1840, Stockton, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2005 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Hall,   b. 1818-1824, Whitby(?), Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 28 Jan 1845  Holy Trinity, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Ann Wanless,   b. Abt 1846, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jane Wanless,   b. Abt 1848, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1853, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     3. William Wanless,   b. Abt 1854, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Parish register.
      19 Dec 1805, John Wandlass, born Nov 21 1805, second son of John Wanless, labourer, native of Church Merrington by Ann Harply native of Stockton on Tees.

    2. [S7] Census, 1851, England.

    3. [S3] Parish register.
      John Wanless, sailor [or tailor], native of Merrington, marr Ann Hartley [or Harpler], native of Stockton in St Cuthbert Darlington 1 Oct 1803.

    4. [S3] Parish register.
      21 Dec 1828 John Wanless, bachelor, & Mary Ann Haggison, spinster, both of this parish, by banns, he signed, she marked, witnesses Robt. Bates, Frances Godfrey her mark

    5. [S3] Parish register.
      Sunderland Holy Trinity

      28th January 1845 John Wanless [full age] Widower, Mariner = Elizabeth Hall [full age], Spinster
      Residence both of 15 Mariners Lane
      Fathers John Wanless [Labourer] & Martin Hall [Mariner]
      Witnesses George Lord & Page Smith