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Thomas Wanless - was born on 30 Apr 1804 in Beal, Kyloe, Northumberland, England
James Hank Wanless - was born on 30 Apr 1834 in Virginia
Margaret Wandless - was born on 30 Apr 1866 in Newington, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Margaret Alice Wanless - was born on 30 Apr 1874 in Seaham Colliery, Seaham, Durham, England
George Graham Wanless - was born on 30 Apr 1879 in Ballibruich, Dunoon & Kilmun, Argyll, Scotland

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Tree #22: James Wanless Dundee, Scotland & Varna, Ontario, Canada

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James Wanless (1750/60-1822) married first Jean Dow and then Agnes Sime. He was a linen and/or woollen manufacturer in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. His son James Wanless (1811-1889), born in Dundee, had 2 children in Scotland by his first wife Margaret Baxter and 7 children in Scotland and Canada by his 2nd wife Margaret Halket. James & his mother Agnes & his 2nd wife Margaret immigrated with their older children to Canada in 1842 and lived around Varna, Ontario. Some of their descendants ended up in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan.

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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 […]