Faulder Family Genealogy

24 August, 2010

Faulder Cumberland Antecedents

Other posts have made reference to the half-family arising from Catherine Blaylock marrying two Robert Faulders and to the intertwining of various families mainly in North Cumberland in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

This diagram (click on it to see it full size) shows some of the links that have been established.

Faulder and associated families: marriages around the 18th and 19th Centuries

Faulder and associated families: marriages around the 18th and 19th Centuries (click for full-size image)

23 August, 2010

Willett Antecedents

The early Willetts take a bit of disentangling due to second marriages and marriages to other Willetts. (more…)

18 August, 2010

Photographs of various family members (all deceased)

Photographs of Family members (all deceased) Picasa Photo Albumopen new window

17 August, 2010

Inter-relationships of other surnames marrying into the Family

Investigating other surnames marrying into the Family – particularly where there are two people of a particular surname marrying in – raising the question as to whether they are related.

  • Forster surnames: Annie (m Joseph Faulder 1919), Eliza (m Edward Norman 1856)
  • Graham surnames: Elizabeth (m George Blaylock 1828), Deborah (m William Faulder 1921), Janet (m Thomas James 1706?)
  • Jackson surnames: Ann (m Robert Faulder 1754), William (m Hannah Faulder 1858),
  • James surnames: Edward (m Mary Falder 1738), Elizabeth (m William Blaylock 1765?), Thomas (m Eleanor Faulder 1855)
  • Pattinson surnames: John (m Catherine Faulder 1855, m Elizabeth Faulder 1859), John Lawson (m Mary Faulder 1900).
    • Catherine and Elizabeth Faulder were sisters, and consequently John’s second marriage was, at that time, illegal. The 1835 Deceased Wife’s Sister Act (Lord Lyndhurst’s Act) made such unions illegal until it was repealed by the 1907 Deceased Wife’s Sister’s Marriage Act.
  • Story surnames: Emily (m Joseph Sewell Faulder 1882), Annie (m Tom Clark 1929)

(Comments of the “Are we related” type (much welcomed) are being collated on a collection of “Are we related?” pages.)

Other Descendants of William’s parents (Robert Faulder and Catherine Blaylock)

Only other descendant found to date is a younger brother Thomas who died as an infant.  Documentation relating to the Administration of Catherine Blaylock does not indicate that there are other children.

Descendants of William Faulder

Not all of William’s children have been traced through marriage and death.

  • the family of his daughter Isabella who married Thomas Clark (and had two children and at least four grandchildren – known family treeopen pdf window). I am now in contact with the daughter of one of those grandchildren.
  • whether his son Thomas married (shown as ‘single’ in 1891 census, as ‘wid’ in 1901 census), but no record found for either his marriage or the death of his wife.
  • whether his daughter Sarah who married Robert Telford in 1868 but who died in 1870 – to investigate further for any children.

The Origin of the Faulder Surname

  • Suggestion that “Faulder” is a corruption of “Folder”, one associated with (Sheep) Folds.
  • However, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) suggests that the modern word “Fold” (as in “A pen or enclosure for domestic animals, esp. sheep”) is derived from the Old English “Fald” – this would suggest that it is the “Fold” spelling which is the corruption.
  • The OED entry for “Fauld” also gives the following examples (amongst others):
    • 1788 BURNS My Hoggie ii, The lee-lang night we watch’d the fauld, Me and my faithfu’ doggie.
    • c1470 Henry the Minstrel, The actis and deidis of the illustere and vailßeand campioun Schir William Wallace v. 177 Twa scheipe thai tuk besid thaim of a fauld.
    • 1802 R. ANDERSON Cumberland ballads 49 Auld Marget in the fauld she sits.
  • The Scottish Tour guide, Sandy Stevenson, notesopen new window that “fauld” is an alternative Scots word for “field”.
  • Also within Scottish phonology, it is noted that “auld” often reduces to the modern “old” – again supporting the argument that “Fold” is a corruption of “Fauld”.
  • An alternative derivation of the surname is that it is derived from a maker of “faulds”. A “Fauld” is the piece of articulated armour that straps onto the bottom of the breastplate. It usually consists of two or four flared pieces called lames. (Example (bytheswordinc.com)open new window)

Other Families which are interweaved into Faulder descendants

Where surnames crop up a number of times, I want to know if they are related to each other (for instance have two brothers married two sisters). This Chart of Surnamesopen pdf window shows how some of the families are interweaved. (more…)

Ancestors outside the main paternal line.

The following family trees show my cousins (living generations though are not shown). (more…)

The Descendants of Robert Faulder and Anne Jackson (m 1754)

The marriage of Robert Faulder and Anne Jackson in 1754 is the earliest record (in Parish Registers) that I have found for the main Faulder line.

Family Treeopen pdf window

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