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Ann WANLAS - was born on 8 Dec 1756 in Pitroddie, Kilspindie, Perth, Scotland
Ellen Wanlass - was born on 8 Dec 1828 in Alston, Cumberland, England
Sarah Wandless - was born on 8 Dec 1850 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA
Matthew Wandlass - was born on 8 Dec 1871 in Southwick, Durham, England
Robert Crossgrove Wanless - was born on 8 Dec 1874 in Shildon, Durham, England

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Tree #38: Thomas Wanless & Isabella Ferguson

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Thomas Wanless (b. abt 1756-1761) married Isabella Ferguson in 1803 in Lesbury, Northumberland, England. They had 2 known children: Isabella b. 1803 at Lesbury and John b. abt 1821 at Alnmouth. Isabella married George Donkin / Duncan and lived in Morpeth. John married Charlotte Turner and this database mostly follows their descendants in Amble, Morpeth, Willington Quay, and Essex. We would like to locate more children for Thomas & Isabella between 1809 and 1821 in the Lesbury / Alnmouth area. We suspect this line may link up with several families in the Amble / Warkworth area.

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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 […]