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Robert Wanlass - was born on 21 Jan 1778 in Alston, Cumberland, England
Elizabeth Graham Wanless - was born on 21 Jan 1872 in
Jane Wanless - was born on 21 Jan 1874 in West Rainton, Durham, England
Beatrice Hogg Wanless - was born on 21 Jan 1881 in St. George, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Cloverly Bryan Wanless - was born on 21 Jan 1906 in Randolph Co, West Virginia

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Tree #35: Robert Wanlass & other Wanlesses of Lumley & Ouston, Durham

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This tree covers the family of Robert Wanless (d. 1763) of Lumley, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Most of this family stayed in that area, but one branch peeled off to Wiltshire for nearly 20 years before returning to Lumley around 1831. This database also contains several other small Wanless families who lived in Lumley and who are probably connected. There is almost certainly a connection to tree 8, but we don't know what yet.

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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

Extracted from the Alnwick (Northumberland) Mercury at

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 […]