Faulder Family Genealogy

16 December, 2016

Will: Samuel Williamson of Cork

Below is my attempt at transcribing the will of Samuel Williamson of Cork (1808-1872) as found in the Original Will Registers 1858-1920 on Find My Past

It is a key document for working out the family tree of the Williamsons of Cork.
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13 December, 2016

Obituary: William Blizard Williamson (the elder) of Worcester

The following is a transcript of the obituary (and associated reports) for William Blizard Williamson (the elder) of Worcester. He was (via the adoption of my mother) my Great Great Grandfather and lived from about 1811/12 until 15 September 1878.
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1 July, 2016

On this night 100 years ago (1 July 1916)

On this night 100 years ago (1st July 1916), I believe my grandfather, 2nd Lt Harold Faulder, went into the trenches for the first time in front of Serre on the Somme.

Possibly it might be more correct to say the remains of the trenches; my belief is that his first time in the trenches was to recover the dead and wounded from the day’s fighting. (more…)

17 May, 2016

One Hundred Years ago Today

Hansard, The Record of the UK Parliament, reports for 17 May 1916:

HC Deb 17 May 1916 vol 82 cc1572-618

Message received to attend the Lords Commissioners.

The House went, and, having returned,

Mr. SPEAKER

reported the Royal Assent to,

1. Local Government (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1916.
2. Courts (Emergency Powers) (Amendment) Act, 1916.
3. Summer Time Act, 1916.
4. Edinburgh Corporation Order Confirmation Act, 1916.
5. Gas Orders Confirmation Act, 1916.
6. Burnley Corporation Act, 1916.
7. Weston-Super-Mare Grand Pier Act, 1916.
Hansard, HC Deb 17 May 1916 vol 82 cc1572-618

The Summer Time Act had long been advocated by William Willett. He did not live to see his proposal implemented having died in March 1915. The idea had been adopted by many other countries including Germany and it was only the demands of wartime that moved the British from ridiculing the idea to adopting it. (more…)

25 May, 2015

The Willetts of Colchester, Essex (and Daylight Saving) 1 of 2

The change to and from British Summer Time can bring about a flurry of interest in William Willett, the original advocate in Britain of Daylight Saving. For some reason this spring Google and that ilk have pointed a larger number of people than usual towards this family blog. Some of them have familiar family stories about being related to “Daylight Saving” Willett.

In addition another comment by a relative (about William Willett senior – Daylight Saving Willett’s father – running away from his step-mother) has prompted me to re-examine “the top” of the Willett tree as I have previously understood it.

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4 February, 2011

The Quick and the Dead: Upcoming book

Richard van Emden will be publishing a book later this year about the Great War families left without a father or husband.  Although stories of members of our family do not feature, some may recognise the cover.
Cover illustration

The picture was taken at Tyne Cot in the 1920s by Marjorie Faulder, widow of Harold Faulder, and shows my father pointing out his father’s name.

A friend of the author saw the picture when I used it to illustrate a post on the Great War Forum and consequently Richard Van Emden approached me asking if he could use the image.  My brother and I agreed (almost two and a half years ago). (more…)

21 December, 2010

Research Note: Google Ngrams

(This post is more in the nature of a genealogy diary entry or research note discussing a potential line of interesting research.)

Google in their attempt to “capture all information”, have been digitalising huge numbers of mainly out of copyright books (more than 5.2 million).  Now they have introduced a tool to try and analyse this corpus of data: Google NGrams.  This allows you to graph by date of publication the occurrence of a word (or even selection of words).

So for a genealogist, the logical thing to do is ego-surf – stick your own surname in the tool and see what comes out. (more…)

18 August, 2010

Tom Clark’s Family Album (all believed deceased)

Believed to Be Thomas Clark

Believed to Be Thomas Clark

Photos (together with reverses to aid locating & dating) in the Album originally owned by Tom Clark (now in care of Liz Clark*). Families likely to be Clark, Pearson, Faulder, Sewell. In addition other names (e.g. Telford, Pattinson, James) linked to the family appear in the album. (more…)

Marjorie Fell Faulder (née Lendrum)’s WW1 scrapbook

Harold and Marjorie Faulder

Harold and Marjorie Faulder at Holy Trinity, Huddersfield on their Wedding Day

Marjorie Fell Faulder (née Lendrum)’s scrapbook based on her husband Harold’s service in World War 1

Picasa Photo Albumopen new window This contains photographs, postcards and newspaper cuttings meticulously filed until April 1918.  Marjorie Faulder was my Grandmother.

Map of Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Google Mapopen new window featuring Joseph Sewell Faulder’s family and the Lendrum and Fell Families.

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