Neil Wanless

Neil Wanless

Male 1850 - 1927  (76 years)

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  • Name Neil Wanless 
    Born 13 Jun 1850  South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 20 Jun 1850  South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Christened 30 Jun 1850 
    • Per Scots Origins and the Surname Index to Midlothian Christenings. Probably a transcription error.
    Census 1851  North Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with mother, age 9 mos.
    Census 1871  Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • With his stepmother and siblings.
    Census 1871  Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    8 Winchester Street 
    • RG10 5008 folio 7
      8 Winchester Street, St Paul's ecclesiastical parish
      Margaret Wanless wife marr 35 master mariners wife born Scotland
      Niel Wanless son un 20 able seaman born Scotland
      Alice Wanless dau un 10 born Scotland
      William Wanless son 4 born London Wapping
    Occupation 1871  Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    able seaman 
    Occupation Jan 1872  Hendon, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    mariner 
    Residence Jan 1872-Jan 1877  Hendon, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    27 Parade 
    Occupation Jan 1877  Hendon, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    locomotive fire man 
    Census 1881  Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • RG11/4955, f 132, p 39 1 Surtees St., Bishopwearmouth, DUR
      Neil WANLESS Hd M 30 Rlway. EngineFireman SCT ----------
      Jane Ann WANLESS Wi M 24 Rlway. Engine F. Wife DUR Sunderland
      William SWALLOW Lodg U 26 Railway Plate Layer DUR Sunderland
    Occupation 1881  Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    railway engine fireman 
    IMMI 1881-1885  Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1885  Newcastle, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    engine driver 
    Died 1927  Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Not in 1861 census with his siblings & grandmother. Perhaps he was already at sea, perhaps with his father?

      Who is John WANDLESS, presumably of the Sunderland area, who witnessed Neil's 1872 marriage?
    Person ID I70  42: William Wanless & Euphan/Euphemia Boyd of Dundee
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2008 

    Father Neil Wanless,   b. 17 Jun 1825, South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1878, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Barbara Liston,   b. Abt 1828, Newhaven, North Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1861, At Sea On Her Husband's Ship Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1849  South Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Isabella Hall,   b. Abt 1853,   d. Sep 1876, Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1872  Register Office, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2002 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Jane Ann Pickering,   b. Abt 1857, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881-1885  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1877  Register Office, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2003 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Annie Elizabeth Pullen,   b. Abt 1857, Faversham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Wickham, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1885  Newcastle, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Neil Montgomery Wanless,   b. 12 Jan 1886, Bull Street, Newcastle, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charles "Chilla" R. Wanless,   b. 1890, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1919, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     3. Ambrozine "Amber" E. Wanless,   b. 1891, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Norman Andrew Wanless,   b. 1894, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945, Islington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     5. James F. "Jim" Wanless,   b. 1898, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William John "Bill" Wanless,   b. 1901,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2002 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Old Parochial Registers, see christening source (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S4] Old Parochial Registers, South Leith. (28). 692 vol.20-33 (Reliability: 3).
      Wanless Neil, Seaman, Lapiside Place, South Leith, and Barbara Liston the spouse, had a lawful son and named Neil, born 13th and baptised 20th June 1850.
      By the Rev. James Lewis. Leith

    3. [S8] Marriage certificate or record, same address in 1872 and 1877, although 1877 says New Hendon (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S3] Personal knowledge of Neil Hart.

    5. [S16] Index to births, deaths, marriages of NSW, Australia, 15696/1927 WANLESS NEIL 77 YEARS WALLSEND (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S6] Parish register, FHL 1067777 Marriages of South Leith, Edinburgh, page 126, proclamations of marriages, Aug 1849 (Reliability: 3).
      Neil Wanless, seaman, residing in No. 11 Broad wynd, Leith, and Barbara Liston, also residing there, daughter of Andrew Liston, fisherman, Newhaven, were three times proclaimed in order to marriage in the Parish Church of South Leith 12th August 1849 and were married at Leith 17th August 1849 by the Rev'd John Thomson, Leith.

    7. [S8] Marriage certificate or record, Sunderland Reg. Dist. (Reliability: 3).
      Married at the Register Office by certificate before George Stphenson Dunn, Registrar, and William Morgan Woke, Supt. Registrar, twenty ninth January 1872: Neil Wanless, 21 yrs, bachelor, mariner, lives 27 The Parade, Hendon, father Neil Wanless a mariner, and Isabella Hall, 19 yrs, spinster, same address, father John Hall a coal trimmer. Witnesses John Wandless and Jane Dawson.

    8. [S8] Marriage certificate or record.
      Neil Wanless, 26, widower, locomotive fire man, living 27 Parade, New Hendon, father Neil Wanless, master mariner
      married at Sunderland Register Office 27 Jan 1877
      Jane Ann Pickering, 21, spinster, living 19 Parade, New Hendon, father George Pickering (deceased), policeman
      Witnesses: John Pickering, Mary Stephenson.
      Neil / Niel signed as "Niel" Wanlefs (appears to be his actual handwriting), Jane Ann made her mark.

    9. [S8] Marriage certificate or record.
      Their son Neil's birth certificate records that his father (Neil Wanless - Engine Driver, aged 35, born Leith, Edinburgh) married Annie Elizabeth Pullen (aged 28, born Faversham, England) on 23/11/1885 at Newcastle (Australia). I also have a copy of Neil Wanless and Annie Pullen's marriage certificate which states that Neil Wanless was a widower at the time he married Annie. [Neil Hart]