Faulder Family Genealogy

17 August, 2010

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.

Ancestors of William Faulder

Further work into the Faulders in Cumberland per 1837. In particular were the two Robert Faulders married to Catherine Blaylock related? (speculative work in progress open pdf window).  At this time life becomes complicated by the variable spelling of the surname.

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

The Descendants of Catherine Blaylock (b 1773)

Family Treeopen pdf window showing the two half families descended from her two husbands (both named Robert Faulder).

See also: The Parents of William Faulder (b 1804)

The Parents of William Faulder (b 1804)

When I first started tracing my ancestors I found there were alternative suggestions for William Faulder’s parents.  William was my Great Great Grandfather. (more…)

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