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William Henson Wanless - was born on 26 Aug 1819 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Walter Muir Wanless - was born on 26 Aug 1876 in Sarnia, Lambton Co, Ontario, Canada
Miles George Wanless - was born on 26 Aug 1890 in Brighton, Adams, Colorado
Almeda Wandless - was born on 26 Aug 1892 in Hallowell, Prince Edward Co, Ontario, Canada

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Tree #5: George Wanless & Elizabeth Bateman

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This database focuses on the descendants of Thomas Wanless (son of George Wanless & Elizabeth Bateman, married 1771 in Alston, CUL) and his wife Alice Turnbull. Primary locations are Alston, Cumberland and around Newcastle, Northumberland, from the late 1700s forward. George is suspected to be a son of John & Elizabeth (Newton) Wanless of Chester le Street, Durham.

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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 […]