Faulder Family Genealogy

6 September, 2012

Faulders mentioned in BBC Who Do You Think You Are

The 5 September 2012 Edition of (the BBC Series of) Who Do You Think You Are? featured the singer Annie Lennox.  Her Great Great Great Grandmother, Mary Rose, was the “Natural Daughter” of a James Rose (Church terminology for illegitimate).  It seems that a few months after the birth of Mary, James Rose married an Isabella Faulder.  That caught my attention!

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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).

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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…)

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

The life of HDS (Dick) Faulder

HDS Faulder WW2 or shortly afterwards

HDS Faulder WW2 or shortly afterwards

Harold Dick Sewell Faulder (1918-2005) was my father.  I am currently trying to write up his life and am posting an outline that may provoke others to contribute. (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…)

Photographs of various family members (all deceased)

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

Map of Huddersfield, Yorkshire

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

Map of North Cumberland

Google Mapopen new window featuring descendants of Robert Faulder and Ann Jackson (and families that married them) who lived in Cumberland.

Ronald Faulder: Parachuting Pioneer

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Ronald Faulder

Ronald Faulder - Parachute Pioneer

Ronald was too young to actually fight in World War 1 (although I believe he was with the RAF) but he was involved in the testing of early parachutes “Guardian Angels”.

Postscript: Many years later when members of the Parachute Regiment display team were at the Rowledge Fête, Ronald was introduced to them. This resulted in an invitation to dinner at their mess in Aldershot at which he was presented with a current Parachute Regiment tie, which he wore with great pride.

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