Ralph Wanlass

Ralph Wanlass[1]

Male 1781 - 1823  (42 years)

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  • Name Ralph Wanlass 
    Born 22 Feb 1781  Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 24 Mar 1781  St. Augustine's Church, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Nov 1818  Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    ship wright 
    • per dau Ann's christening
    Occupation 1823  Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    merchant & owner of shares in a lead mine 
    Occupation Bef 1823  Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    ship's carpenter 
    • Listed as a ship carpenter in both children's marriage certs and as a shipwright in son Ralph's 1835 apprenticeship contract.
    WILL 6 Jun 1823  Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Will of Ralph Wanless of Alston in the county of Cumberland, merchant
      - unto my dear wife Mary Wanless and to her brother William Walton and Christopher Litell of Alston, blacksmith, all the lead ore mines or veins and shares of lead ore mines or veins which shall belong to me or to which I shall be any way entitled at the time of my decease
      - one undivided third part to my dear wife Mary Wanless
      - remaining 2 undivided third parts - I direct my trustees to carry on and work the mines as long as they think proper, for the use and benefit of my two children Ann Wanlass and Ralph Wanlass in equal shares; exec'rs are allowed to sell or otherwise dispose of the lead mines at their discretion for the most benefit of the said children while the children are minors
      - upon attaining 21 yrs, the children are to have equal shares; if one dies, the other gets the dead ones share
      - profits from lead mines or sale of mines while children are minors are to be used for the maintenance, education and advancement of the children
      - if in any year the profits from the mines should exceed 200 pounds, then my trustees should pay to my mother Ann Wanlass if then living 20 pounds for each year of such profits; if clear profits are 100 pounds, then she gets 10 pounds; if clear profits are 50 lbs,
      she gets 5 lbs
      - all household goods, cattle, furniture, res of property to dear wife Mary Wanlass after debts and funeral expenses are paid
      - dear wife Mary and previously mentioned trustees are executors; they are not responsible for any losses and are to be properly reimbursed first for their expenses, time, and trouble
      - signed 6 June 1823 by Ralph Wanlass
      - witnesses Robt. Bainbridge of Alston and John Litell of Alston
      - proved 5 Sept 1825 by Christopher Litell, a dissenter from the Church of England and commonly called a Quaker, and William Walton, the other surviving ex'r.
    Died Jul 1823  Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Jul 1823  Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    PROB 5 Sep 1825 
    Notes 
    • Not listed as dec'd on either child's 1840 or 1845 marriage record, although he was dead by then.

      Family records say he was born at Lambley, but baptism says his family is of Alston.
    Person ID I51  4: Luke Wanlass & Ann Jackson of Alston, Cumberland, England
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2016 

    Father Luke Wanlass,   b. Abt 1743, Ford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1797, Lambley, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother 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  [6
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Walton,   b. Abt 1783,   d. Jul 1825, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 12 May 1812  St. Augustine's Church, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Ann Wanlass,   b. 9 Nov 1818, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct-Dec 1861, Houghton-le-Spring Reg. Dist., Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. Ralph Wanlass,   b. 10 Jun 1821, Alston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1848, Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2003 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S40] Parish register.
      Ralph son of Luke & Ann WANLASS of Alston. 24 Mar 1781

    3. [S31] Will.

    4. [S31] Will, FHL 0090962: WILLS PROVED AT DURHAM CONSISTORY COURT, 1825; PAGE 455 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S40] Parish register.
      8 July 1823 Ralph Wandlas, Alston, age 42

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

    7. [S16] IGI v.4.01 (online).