John Wanless

John Wanless

Male 1855 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name John Wanless 
    Born 27 May 1855  Leadgate, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1861  Quarrington, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    with his parents at age 5 
    Census 1881  Wolsingham, Weardale, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    with his parents 
    • John WANDLESS So U 26 Coal Miner DUR Leadgate
    Occupation 1881 
    coal miner 
    Census 1891  Tow Law, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Keeper's Row (RG12/4085/F140/P15)
      John Wanless hd, md, 33, coal miner, DUR Leadgate
      Jane wife, 36, Stanhope
      Jane Maria dau, 6, DUR Tow Law
      Joseph son, 3, America
      Isabella dau, 7 mos., Tow Law
      Fredrick boarder, single, 23, coal miner, DUR Crosser(?)
      -- Note that descendants knew of Keepers Row, Tow Law as John's residence.
    Census 1901  Tow Law, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Piece 4663 folio 57 (from index)
      John Wanless 43 DUR Towlaw Coalminer Deputy Below Ground
      Jane Wanless 36 DUR Towlaw
      Jane Wanless 17 DUR Towlaw Dressmaker
      Joseph Wanless 13 America B S
      Isabel Wanless 10 DUR Towlaw
      Mabel Wanless 8 DUR Towlaw
      John Wanless 4 DUR Towlaw
      Eva Wanless 1 DUR Towlaw
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Children's names from Elaine (Maher) Wanless in Australia (see the entry for George Davison Wanless).
    Person ID I94  16: John Wanless & Isabella Howe
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2008 

    Father William Wanless,   b. 1822, Brancepeth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1895, Tow Law, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Jane Wright or Senior,   b. 1833-1835, Byers Green, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881-1891  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1854  Lanchester, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet

    Family Jane Emerson,   b. 1863-1865, Tow Law, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Jan 1883  Register Office, Auckland District, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Jane Maria "Virginia" Wanless,   b. 2 Jun 1884, Tow Law, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Joseph "Walter" Wanless,   b. Abt 1888, at sea near America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Isabella Wanless,   b. 13 Aug 1890, Tow Law, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mabel Wanless,   b. 21 Apr 1893, Tow Law, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Wanless,   b. 4 May 1896, Tow Law, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1977, Merridin, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Eva Wanless,   b. 25 Aug 1899, Tow Law, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2003 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John Wanless (b.1855) & Jane Emerson
    John Wanless (b.1855) & Jane Emerson

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] Birth Record, Durham Reg. Dist., 1855 June vol 10a p217 (Reliability: 3).
      John, boy, born 27th May 1855, father William Wanless, Coalminer, lives 77 Leadgate Iveston, mother Jane Wanless formerly Senore.

    2. [S26] Census, 1861, England.

    3. [S27] Census, 1881, England.

    4. [S30] Marriage record/certificate, Lanchester Parish, Durham Reg. Dist. (in possession of Bob Wanless) (Reliability: 3).
      Married in the Lanchester Parish Church 19 August 1854 : William Wanless, age 26, Plate Layer, lives Leadgate, father John Wanless a countryman, to Jane Senior, 21, spinster, lives Leadgate, father George Senior a miner
      Witness: George Senior, Timothy Wheatley

    5. [S30] Marriage record/certificate.
      John Wanless (age 26) of Dawson Street,Crook, son of William Wanless, a coal miner, married Jane Emerson (age 20) same address, daughter of William Emerson. Married 11/Jan/1883 Auckland District - County Durham.
      Witness William W. Nevison and Robert Teasdale
      Thomas Dean, Superintendant of Registrar; John Cary Hendry, Registrar.