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Jane Adamson Wanlass - was born on 22 Apr 1850 in Dophsket, Beatty's Row, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland
Hilda A. Wanless - was born on 22 Apr 1854 in Pocahontas Co, Virginia
William Alexander Wanless - was born on 22 Apr 1874 in Portobello, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Bessie Mae Wandless - was born on 22 Apr 1880 in Bath Co, Virginia
Elizabeth Wanless - was born on 22 Apr 1887 in Eldon, Durham, England

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Tree #54: James Wanless & Jean Whyte / William Wanless & Anne Johnstone

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James Wanless, a weaver & coal dealer, married Jean Whyte in 1807 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. William Wanless, a weaver, married Anne Johnstone in 1793 in Dundee. These 2 family lines converge with the 1900 marriage of Alexander Tulloch Wanless & Alice Sturrock Wanless - the relationship between the 2 is unknown so far. Most of this family stayed around Dundee, but some went to South Africa.

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This genealogy site hosts the family histories of all forms of the Wanless name. If you are a Wanless, Wandless, Wanlass, Wanliss, Wandlass, or Wanlace, you will probably find your family represented here. If not, we want to know about you! Step in, relax, explore the site, and learn about the fascinating people who bear this surname in all its forms.

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Thomas Wanless & Ann Marshall moved to tree 52

Moved the 45-person tree of Thomas Wanless & Ann Marshall from the catch-all database (tree 100) into tree 52 (John Wanless and Ann Harpley/Hartley). We’re 90% sure Thomas is a son of John and added […]

George Wandless & Ann Lax moved to the Lumley-area tree

Moved the family of George Wandless & Ann Lax from the Strays tree into tree 35. Realized that Ann Lax Wandless was the Ann Wandless who married Thomas Turnbull, because their son William Turnbull b. […]

Wanlesses mentioned in the Alnwick Mercury newspaper

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Alnwick Mercury 1 June 1857 Deaths – At Australia, lately, aged 60, Mr. Wm. Wanless, blacksmith, formerly of Rock, near this town.

Alnwick Mercury 2 June 1862 […]