Faulder Family Genealogy

29 September, 2008


Filed under: — David @ 4:29 pm

These pages are focused mainly on the Faulder Family of Cumberland (United Kingdom) descended from Robert Faulder and Anne Jackson and then on other families from which I am descended.

The content of these pages have been prepared by me, David Faulder (one of Robert Faulder’s 41 (at the last count) known Great Great Great Great Grandchildren). To contact me please add a comment – or email me using the address:

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Unless otherwise requested comments added to a web page will be considered public and will usually be published, whilst emails will be considered private.

The general scope of my interest is “the descendants of my ancestors together with their spouses and immediate parents and siblings”. This may be extended in cases where research of maritally related lines (such as the Blaylocks or Crowthers) may yield more information about the main ancestral lines. The main example of this is the family of Catherine Blaylock’s first Husband (Robert Faulder) – her second husband, from whom I am descended, was also called Robert Faulder. (see also)

A separate page summarises my ancestors together with links to details of their descendants.  This is a good place to start if you want to trace some of the other families discussed on these pages.

To navigate these pages use one of the many options on the right hand side:

  • Browse items according to “Biographies”, “Family Trees”, or “Photographs” selected from the menu.
  • Read recent additions.
  • Select items according to “tags” that have been attached to them – the larger the typeface for a particular tag, the more items there are.  This is probably the most comprehensive access method.
  • Select items according to a structured set of categories.
  • Search on keyword

Selecting any of the above will show the associated stories – most recently published first – if there are a significant number there will be a link to “Older Posts” at the bottom of the page to take you to further stories.

Please feel free to add comments using the comment box at the end of each post. In general comments are assumed to be for publication: please use email if you want to communicate privately.

At the moment I have set up the commenting system to allow anyone to comment.  But because miscreants attempt to fill sites like this with offers to sell you things for problems you did not even know you had, all comments are automatically filtered before the survivors are manually reviewed by me. There may therefore be a delay before a comment shows on these pages. Any relevant comment be it an addition, a correction (or an objection) is welcome.


At the moment (2016) I am getting very high levels of spam, so if you have sent a comment and it has not appeared within a few days it may well have been filtered so please email it to me making clear that it is a comment that you have attempted to send. D


  1. I should also add that you can “subscribe” to these pages by selecting the RSS links at the bottom right of these pages.
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    Comment by David — 20 August, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

  2. Dear Mr Faulder,

    >>privacy cut< < a speculative Google search for my Grandfather led me to your fascinating site, as we are related! My Grandmother was Annie Gwendoline Shelley Fell and she did indeed marry Lt Col Claud Furniss Potter CMG DSO, a career soldier. They had 3 children, >>privacy cut<< I would be very happy to give you any further information that you would like. Best regards, Tony Potter

    Comment by Tony Potter — 22 September, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

  3. My cousin has done a substantial amount of research into our family and has gone as far back as the mid 1700’s.We are prepared to share this information with other faulders who may be carrying out similar research. Briefly my father Donald had a brother Kenneth and were the sons of Edwin.

    Comment by geoffrey faulder — 11 October, 2010 @ 11:44 am

  4. My ancestor was William Faulder born 30 August 1769 in Sebergham Cumberland, possibly son of John Faulder and Margaret Pool. He married 20 September 1796 Mary Jane Moorby in Skipton on Craven, Yorkshire. They went on to Northumberland, Tynemouth, South Shields Durhamshire and then finally settled in Oswestry Shropshire. He was an exise supervisor. There must be some information out there about the Faulders of Sebergham and also where they lived before… possibly Scotland. Are they all connected? There were many in the parish records of Sebergham. Would like to compare notes with others who are researching this family. Jean in USA Actually, all the members of this William Faulder line except John Thomas who went to Australia, died and I believe I am the only descndant around.

    Comment by jean allread — 31 December, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

  5. I am looking for relatives in UK. My great-grandfather was Joseph Thomas Faulder, who married Mary Norton. Joseph came to Australia on a ship called “Helen” in 1841. He was born at Boustead Hill, County of Cumberland. Can you help me? Joseph’s son John Richard Faulder was my grandfather.

    Comment by Karen Faulder — 22 January, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

  6. Of passing interest – I have an 18pr shell case engraved:

    July 1915

    S C Brierly

    The name ‘S C Brierly’ is engraved in his handwriting which matches that on his letter to Marjorie Fell Faulder

    [[ to realise the significance of this comment see pages 49/50 of the large file attached to The life and death of Harold Faulder (killed in action Ypres 26 April 1918) ]]

    Comment by Grant Gibson — 2 January, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

  7. Awesome infomation guys, found you on and old family tree goiing back to 1579, I’m the norman side though, thomas blaylock norman is my great great grandfather. Do you know any info on the gardhouses?

    Comment by frankie — 9 March, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

  8. Dear Karen I am also related my great grandfather was Firman whose father was Joseph Thomas that is as far as I have gone so far they all came from Yass nsw. Love to hear from anyone that can help to go back further

    Comment by stanley james faulder jnr — 13 April, 2015 @ 2:58 am

  9. Hi,

    I am descended from Elizabeth Faulder who married George Irving in 1843 in Hayton, Cumberland. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Faulder (school teacher) and Jane Chambers. I am interested if anyone associated with this family has done autosomal DNA testing. My father, Philip Wood, has tested at 23andme and his GEDmatch kit no. is M609847

    Our Faulder genes immigrated to New Zealand.

    best wishes


    Comment by Philippa Wood — 24 March, 2016 @ 4:50 am

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