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Martha "Patsy" Wanless - was born on 15 FEB 1815 OR 16 FEB 1815 in Pocahontas Co, Virginia
Eleanor Bell Wandless - was born on 16 Feb 1842 in Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, England
Emma Wanless - was born on 16 Feb 1850 in Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
William Norval Wanless - was born on 16 Feb 1898 in Lauriston, Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland
William Roland Wanless - was born on 16 Feb 1912 in Connecticut, 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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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. […]