Faulder Family Genealogy Faulder Family Genealogy

29 September, 2008


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Faulder Ancestry

These pages are focused mainly on the Faulder Family of Cumberland (United Kingdom) descended from Robert Faulder (~1691-1765) and his wife Isabella (~1694-1767 – maiden name as yet unknown) and then on other families from which I am also descended.

This may be extended in cases where research of maritally related lines (such as the Blaylocks or Crowthers) may yield more information about the main ancestral lines. The main example of this is the family of Catherine Blaylock’s first Husband (Robert Faulder) – her second husband, from whom I am descended, was also called Robert Faulder. See The Parents of William Faulder (b 1804)

In addition I have included some details of “Surname Lines” to which I have not yet found any relationship. This is partly to answer “are we related” type comments but also in the hope that others may be able to suggest how the lines may be related.


The content of these pages have been prepared by me, David Faulder (one of Robert Faulder’s 43 (at the last count) known Great Great Great Great Great Grandchildren). To contact me please add a comment – or email me using the address:

Unless otherwise requested comments added to a web page will be considered public and will usually be published, whilst emails will be considered private.


A separate page summarises my ancestors together with links to details of their descendants.  This is a good place to start if you want to trace some of the other families discussed on these pages.

To navigate these pages use one of the many options on the right hand side:

  • Browse items according to “Biographies”, “Family Trees”, or “Photographs” selected from the menu.
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  • Search on keyword

Selecting any of the above will show the associated stories – most recently published first – if there are a significant number there will be a link to “Older Posts” at the bottom of the page to take you to further stories.


Please feel free to add comments using the comment box at the end of each post. As said before general comments are assumed to be for publication: please use email if you want to communicate privately.

Any relevant comment be it an addition, a correction (or a specific objection) is welcome.

Comments of the type “Are we related?” are especially welcome – finding possible cousins who may be researching common ancestors is always useful. Such comments are collated on the “Are we related” group of posts.

Spam detection and processing

At the moment I have set up the commenting system to allow anyone to comment.  But because miscreants attempt to fill sites like this with offers to sell you things for problems you did not even know you had, all comments are automatically filtered.

Those automatically filtered as spam may be deleted without further review – particularly at times of high volumes of spam. Those automatically filtered as unlikely to be spam are manually reviewed by me before they appear on the website.

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  1. Dear Mr Faulder,

    >>privacy cut< < a speculative Google search for my Grandfather led me to your fascinating site, as we are related! My Grandmother was Annie Gwendoline Shelley Fell and she did indeed marry Lt Col Claud Furniss Potter CMG DSO, a career soldier. They had 3 children, >>privacy cut<< I would be very happy to give you any further information that you would like. Best regards, Tony Potter

    Comment by Tony Potter — 22 September, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

  2. Of passing interest – I have an 18pr shell case engraved:

    July 1915

    S C Brierly

    The name ‘S C Brierly’ is engraved in his handwriting which matches that on his letter to Marjorie Fell Faulder

    [to realise the significance of this comment see pages 49/50 of the large file attached to The life and death of Harold Faulder (killed in action Ypres 26 April 1918)]

    Comment by Grant Gibson — 2 January, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

  3. […] have written previously about them. This post ponders the origin of the Blizard name in our family tree and whether knowing […]

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  4. Hi there,
    I am currently researching my line of Keirs and noticed that the name William Faulder Keir is in nearly every generation since a William Faulder Kerr born 1797 in Cumberland and wondered where this random middle name came from. Thank you creating this website, it is very helpful

    Comment by Katie Pring — 3 January, 2024 @ 1:58 pm

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