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Eliza Wanless - was born on 24 Oct 1812 in Pocahontas Co, Virginia
William Wanless - was born on 24 Oct 1861 in
Henry McKendree "Kenny" Wanless - was born on 24 Oct 1872 in Pocahontas Co, West Virginia
George Harrison Wanless - was born on 24 Oct 1891 in Ryhope, Durham, England
Thomas George Wanless - was born on 24 Oct 1893 in Armadale, Victoria, Australia

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Tree #42: William Wanless & Euphan/Euphemia Boyd of Dundee

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William Wanless, a shoemaker, (s/o James), married Euphan or Euphemia Boyd in 1776 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Their eldest son David married Agnes Finlay in 1810. David & Agnes moved to South Leith, Edinburgh by about 1813 and David died by 1833. Their 2 sons Neil and Peter were seaman, and many of their descendants were fisherman or mariners. Neil & his wife Barbara Liston's 4 children were born in South Leith; Neil later moved his children to Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England and their son Neil (b. 1850) immigrated to Australia by 1886. Peter & his wife Elizabeth Wishart Barclay's children were born in Cockenzie, Tranent, Haddington, where Elizabeth died in 1866 shortly after the last child's birth. Most of their known children ended up in Edinburgh by the 1890s. This tree also contains some information on the other children of William Wanless & Euphan/Euphemia Boyd of Dundee.

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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 […]