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Davis Herndon Wanless - was born on 20 Jun 1884 in Lewis Co, West Virginia
Tracey Livingstone Wanliss - was born on 20 Jun 1909 in Leeds, St. Elizabeth's Parish, Jamaica
Thomas C. Wanless - was born on 20 Jun 1923 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, Illinois, USA

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Tree #26: George Wanless & Isabella Kay

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George Wanless & Isabella Kay began married life in Wooler, Northumberland about 1819 and moved to Montreal, Quebec in the early 1830s, where George, by trade a shoemaker, was a gunner in the Royal Artillery until a thumb injury forced his military retirement in 1839, after which he moved his family to Beauharnois Co, Quebec. Their children:

  • Thomas Kay Wanless, b. 1820 in Wooler, lived as an adult first in Norton Creek, Beauharnois co, QUE and then migrated around 1860 to Chatham, Ontario.
  • Isabell, born in Barbados in 1822, who married John Johnston and lived in Pittsburgh Twp near Kingston, Frontenac co, and later in Napanee, Lennox Co, Ontario.
  • George, b. 1833 in Montreal, migrated before 1861 to Chatham, Ontario, and then in 1865 to Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA.
  • William (b. 1835 in Montreal) migrated about 1851 to Port Huron, St. Clair Co, Michigan, USA.
  • John (b. abt 1838 in Canada) who fought in the Civil War out of Oakland Co, Michigan and ended up in Bay City, Michigan from about 1880 until his death there in 1902.
  • James (b. abt 1839 in Ontario) lived first in the Williamstown area of Quebec and then migrated to Chatham, Ontario in the mid-1860s

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GRO Birth Index 1837-1911 updated with mother’s maiden surnames

Updated the GRO Birth Index for 1837 to mid-1911 with mother’s maiden surnames, which are now supplied on the main GRO site.

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. […]