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James Sharp Wanlis - was born on 23 Mar 1863 in Broughty Ferry, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland
Nola March Wandless - was born on 23 Mar 1874 in Bath Co, Virginia
Isabella Wanless - was born on 23 Mar 1875 in Riverton, Sangamon Co, Illinois, USA
Kenneth Wanless - was born on 23 Mar 1926 in South Shields, Durham, England
Lee Grant Wanlass - was born on 23 Mar 1936 in Lehi, Utah Co, Utah, USA

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Tree #45: James Wanless & Helen Skeen

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James Wanless & Helen Skeen(e) married in 1773 in Meigle, Perth, Scotland. Some of their children moved to Dundee and others to Edinburgh. Their son John married Agnes Litster in 1807 and they lived at Cupar and Kemback in Fife. This database primarily follows the descendants of John's sons John (wife Ann Adams) and Robert (wife Margaret Thomson Dick), who both lived in Edinburgh for most of their lives. John Sr. & his sons John & Robert were all gardeners for a living. This file also contains other Meigle, Perth families who are probably related.

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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 […]