William WANLESS

William WANLESS

Male 1800 - 1884  (84 years)

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  • Name William WANLESS 
    Born 1800  Hawick, Kirkharle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1824  Haydon, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    farmer 
    Occupation Apr 1830  Wardrew, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    shepherd 
    • Son Wm's christening.
    Residence 1832  Gilsland, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Just up the road from Thirlwall where they lived in 1841; William apparently worked at the Gilsland hotel/spa.
    Census 1841  Wardrew, Thirlwall Twp, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • HO 107/839/26, folio 6 page 5
      William Wanless 40 "hotel for Gilsland", all born in county
      Isabella 30
      Joseph 14
      -- servants and guests, including a possible William Wanlas, 25, grocer - the "n" is unclear, so not sure of the name
    Occupation 1841  Wardrew, Thirlwall Twp, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    hotel keeper 
    • William's hotel served patrons at Gilsland, a spa town on the Cumberland/NBL border. 1841 census says "hotel for Gilsland".
    Residence 1836-1846  Wardrew, Thirlwall Twp, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wardrew is a farm or community of several buildings, just north of Gilsland, Cumberland.
    Census 1851  Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bay Horse Inn
      William Wanless Head Mar 50 Innkeeper Northumb, Hawick
      Isabella " Wife 42 Fethershaugh ??
      Isabella " Dau 12 Scholar ??
      William " Son 4 " ??
    Census 1861  Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Front Street, Bay Horse Inn
      William Wanless Head Mar 60 Innkeper Northumberland Hywick
      Isabella Wanless Wife 54 Haltwhistle
      Elizabeth Wanless Dau 22 Haltwhistle
      George Wanless Son 16 Labourer Haltwhistle
      William Wanless Son 14 Haltwhistle
      Thomas Wanless Nephew 1 Haltwhistle
      Robert Rowantree Lodger 81 Cumberland Brampton
      Jane Waugh Niece 14 Nurse Haltwhistle
    Census 1871  Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bay Horse Inn (RG10/5154 folio 21 pg 35)
      William Wanless 70 Head, Innkeeper, Northd Hawick
      Isabella Wanless 54 Wife, Northd Haltwhistle
      William Wanless 24 Son, single, Groom, Northd, Haltwhistle
      Edward Lidler [Fidler], 8, Grandson, Scholar, Northd Haltwhistle
      Robert Rountree, 91(?), Lelation [Lodger changed to Relation?], single, Retired Shepherd, Lanercost, Cumberland
      Arthur Redford, Lodger, Nevey [navvy?], Hertfordshire
      Thomas Smith, Lodger, Nevey [navvy?], Columby, Kent
      James Wilson, Lodger, Nevey [navvy?], Gloucester
      -- Robert Rountree must be a relative of Isabella's, as her mother was a Rountree. Her mother had a brother Robert born 1779 in Lanercost, which would make him abt 91 here.
    Census 1881  Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1881 Census - RG11/5109; f 23; p 38. Bay Horse Inn, Haltwhistle.
      William WANLESS Head Married 80 Inn Keeper Scotland, ----.
      Isabella WANLESS Wife Married 73 -------- NBL Haltwhistle.
      Wm. WANLESS Son Unmarried 34 Coal Miner NBL Haltwhistle.
      Thomas WANLESS GrSo Unmarried 21 Shoemaker NBL Haltwhistle.
      Edward FIDLER GrSo Unmarried 18 -------- NBL Haltwhistle.
      Orsula WANLESS GrDa Unmarried 15 Domestic Serv. NBL Haltwhistle.
      Alice M. MACKAY Boarder Unmarried 46 Seamstress Liverpool.
      George HIVES Boarder Unmarried 20 Pot Hawker Lancashire, England.
    Occupation 1861-1881  Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    innkeeper of the Bay Horse Inn 
    • 1868 Mercer & Crocker directory
      William Wanless, Bay Horse Inn, Haltwhistle
    Residence 1884  Main Street, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 31 May 1884  Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William's origins are a bit of a mystery. In 1841, William says he was born in county (Northumberland) and in 1851, 1861 & 1871, he says he was born in Hawick, Northumberland. In 1881 he says Scotland. Hawick, Scotland is across the Cheviot Hills north from Haltwhistle. Hawick, Northumberland is much closer - a former township in the parish of Kirkharle, transferred to Kirwhelpington parish in 1847. And who was having kids in Hawick, Kirkharle around 1800? Thomas Wanless & Elizabeth Watson of the Hartburn clan. Note also that their daughter Isabella Ann lived at Haltwhistle at the time of her marriage in 1834 to her cousin Robert Wanlace, and the witnesses to her marriage were transcribed as William Wanless and Margaret Batick - could this be Margaret Patrick, Wm's future mother-in-law or sister-in-law? Isabella does not have a known brother or father named William; it seems mostly likely that this is the same Wm of Haltwhistle here. Perhaps Isabella was helping care for Wm's children after his first wife's death. Note that while we have found no christening record for such a William, Isabella also does not have a christening record, and there is a gap in the Bavington parish register (where their siblings were christened) that covers their births.

      Naming pattern for kids:
      Mary - child's mother's mother
      Joseph English - child's mother's father
      William - child's father
      John - Wm's brother if he is a child of Thomas & Elizabeth as above; but why no child Thomas after his father if the above speculation is right?
      Stephen -- Wm's brother if he is a child of Thomas & Elizabeth as above
      -- with 2nd wife
      Margaret - child's mother's mother
      Elizabeth -- Wm's mother
      George Patrick - child's mother's father
      William - child's father

      Why is their 5-yr-old son George Patrick Wandlas boarding with his grandfather George Patrick in 1851? Note in 1841 George lives next door to Wm and Isabella, and their dau. Elizabeth, 2, is with him & his wife then.

      Who is Ann Wanless who had an illegitimate child Robert at Horse Close in Haltwhistle in 1816? Might she be an older sister of William? None known by that name in the children of Thomas W & Elizabeth Watson.
    Person ID I83  18: William Wanless and (1) Ursula English (2) Isabella Kilpatrick | top of tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family 1 Ursula English,   b. Abt 1803,   d. Dec 1832, Gilsland, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1824  Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary WANLESS,   b. 1824, Haydon, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1836, Wardrew, Thirlwall Twp, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     2. Joseph English WANLESS,   b. 1828, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1874, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     3. William WANLESS,   b. 1830, Wardrew, Thirlwall Twp, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1830, Wardrew, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. John WANLESS,   b. 1831,   d. Jun 1832, Warden, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Stephen WANLESS,   b. Dec 1832, Wardrew, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1832, Warden, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2004 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Isabella "Bella" Kilpatrick,   b. 1808, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1893  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 16 May 1836  Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married at the Presbyterian Church.
    Children 
     1. Margaret WANLESS,   b. 30 Mar 1837, Wardrew, Thirlwall Twp, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1837, Wardrew, Thirlwall Twp, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Elizabeth WANLESS,   b. 14 Jan 1839, Wardrew, Thirlwall Twp, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1867, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     3. George Patrick WANLESS,   b. 2 Jul 1844, Wardrew, Thirlwall Twp, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904  (Age 59 years)
     4. William WANLESS,   b. 9 Jul 1846, Wardrew, Thirlwall Twp, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1906, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2004 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Parish register of Haydon Bridge.
      witnesses JOHN & ANN ENGLISH