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John Wanless - was born on 24 May 1720 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, USA
John Wanless - was born on 24 May 1878 in St. Clement, Dundee, Angus, Scotland

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Tree #33: Thomas Wanlass & Isabella Pearson of Alston, Cumberland & Newcastle, NBL

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Thomas Wanless (b. abt 1799, North Shields, Northumberland, England), a miner, married Isabella Pearson in 1820 at Alston, Cumberland. They lived there until the mid-1830s, when they moved to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where Thomas became a glass silverer & plater. Of their children, this database follows primarily the descendants of (1) their son Hugh Wanless (1828-1901), who emigrated to Kentucky, USA in 1850 and raised a family in Louisville, and (2) Hugh's twin brother Joseph (1828-1911), who emigrated to Tennessee in 1856 and moved to Minnesota before settling in La Crosse county, Wisconsin by 1880; some of his descendants use the Wanlass spelling and others use Wanless.

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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. […]