Early Origins of the Wendsliss family
Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Wendsliss family
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Early Notables of the Wendsliss family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wendsliss family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Wendsliss family name Wendsliss, or who bore a variation of the surname were Elizabeth Wanless landed in America in 1750.
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