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

Ronald Faulder: Parachuting Pioneer

Filed under: 1912-99,Faulder,Work/Business — Tags: , , , — David @ 3:10 pm

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.

Emily Faulder: Co-founder of Universal Aunts

Emily Faulder

Emily Faulder, Co-founder of Universal Aunts

Emily Story Faulder (1883-1974), was the first child of Joseph Sewell Faulder and his wife Emily Story and was my Great Aunt.

Gertrude Maclean together with Emily Faulder set up Universal Auntsopen new window in 1921 as the original concierge service although very much focusing on looking after children – particularly those travelling alone.

Their websiteopen new window reports:

Having found a partner, Miss Emily Faulder, she [Gertrude Maclean] started her business in a little room behind a bootmaker’s in Chelsea. Their lease did not allow them to work in the afternoons, so they went, with their papers in a capacious knitting bag, to Harrods’ Ladies’ Rest Room where they received clients and applicants on a sofa in the corner. So began a business that by its 80th year had employed over three quarters of a million men and women, and undertaken over a million services. (more…)

“Faulder” Arms

Filed under: - 1837,Coat of Arms,Faulder,Status: Awaiting Further Work — Tags: , , , — David @ 11:17 am

Arms granted to a Faulder

Arms granted to a Faulder

There are arms linked to a Faulder name.

However, arms are granted to an individual and his legitimate male heirs – not to a surname. Can we trace the individual to whom they were granted?

The General Armoury* describes Faulder Arms as Ar. three chaplets vert, roses gu. Crest-On a mountain a beacon inflamed all ppr. Translated this reads as Silver, three green garlands, roses red. Crest – On a mountain a beacon inflamed – normal colours. My interpretation of this is on the right. (more…)

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