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Elinor "Nellie" Wanless - was born on 28 Jan 1823 in St. Andrew's, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada
Charles Wanless - was born on 28 Jan 1894 in Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Howard Reese Wanless - was born on 28 Jan 1899 in McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon
Leonard Barrett Wanless - was born on 28 Jan 1913 in Anoka, Anoka Co, Minnesota
Thomas Frederick Gray Wanless - was born on 28 Jan 1929 in Aldershot Hampshire England

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Tree #4: Luke Wanlass & Ann Jackson of Alston, Cumberland, England

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Luke Wanlass (abt 1743-1797) married Ann Jackson in Alston, Cumberland; this database primarily concerns the following children of Luke & Ann: Ralph (1781-abt 1825), a shipwright, merchant, and lead miner in Alston, whose grandson Ralph (1845-1926) emigrated from England to Clinton, Iowa about 1883; and Jackson (1789-1859) who was a lead miner in Alston. Four of Jackson's children (Ann, William, Jackson, Ellen) were early Mormon converts who emigrated to Ray Co, Missouri, USA in the early 1850s, and then to Utah, with most of them settling in the Lehi area (Ann & Ellen went first to Canada). The original Luke may or may not be the son of Luke Wanlass & Barbara Dumble; we are seeking evidence to corroborate or refute this theory.

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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. […]