The Faulkner family originated in Bedfordshire, England.
John Faulkner born 1705/7 and died 1758. He was possibly married to Elizabeth Margaret Dove born in 1702. They had one son, William who was born in 1723 in Biddenham, Bedfordshire, England and possibly died in 1803. He married December 26, 1748 in Biddenham to Elizabeth Mackerness born 1727 in England. Elizabeth was christened on March 26, 1727 in Biddenham and was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Mackerness.
William and Elizabeth had a son, Thomas Faulkner born in 1762 in England. Thomas married May 28, 1787 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England to Mary Kent. Mary was born March 14, 1762 in Dean, Bedfordshire, England to Robord and Mary Kent. They had 8 children. Their son, John Faulkner was born August 28, 1796 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England and died in 1844 in Winnebago, Winnebago, Illinois. He married July 28, 1812 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England to Elizabeth Two. Elizabeth was born October 21, 1792 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England and died January 2, 1883 in Winnebago County, Illinois. See the Two family below. John and Elizabeth had 12 children. Their son George’s family is below.
(Not sure if George Faulkner and his wife, Elizabeth (Colethrop) Faulkner emigrated before 1850 (possibly 1848) to Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. They traveled on the sailing ship “William Amido” just after their marriage. Elizabeth gave birth to a child during the seven weeks it took to cross the ocean. In the 1850 Illinois State Census it shows that a George and Elizabeth Faulkner of England had a 2-year-old son, William who was born on the Atlantic and did not survive. George traded a sow and her litter of pigs for 40 acres in Seward Township, on what is now Water Street in Rockford. He lived there for many years until his death in 1873. We have been unable to locate a burial place for George, but new information says that Elizabeth was buried in Iowa.
George’s son William Faulkner, Sr. was born May 7, 1856 in Rockford. He lived in Rockford all his life on a farm on the city limits where the local high school is now situated. The house is still standing on the corner. (see below)
In 1880 William married Christianna (Anna) Layng, the daughter of Robert and Mary McCann Layng. (See below) Anna was born July 26, 1862 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois and died December 16, 1954 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois.
They had the following children:
Minnie May Faulkner
Etta Mae Faulkner
Etta was born May 9, 1882 Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois and died February 7, 1968 in Bell, Los Angeles, California. She married October 17, 1914 to John Edward O’Brien (1917-1951). They had one son, William Jay O’Brien born May 3, 1917 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California and died September 1, 1944 in Bonners Ferry, Boundary, Idaho.
George Robert Faulkner
George was born July 26, 1883 Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois and died May 5, 1965 same place. He never married.
Fannie Maud Faulkner
Fannie was born May 31, 1885 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois and died July 22, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California. She married January 29, 1903 in Winnebago County, Illinois to Adelbert Howe Maxon, Sr.. (1880-1947) They had the following children:
- Adelbert Howe Maxon, Jr. was born February 1903
- Olive Lucille Maxon was born May 15, 1907 in California and died August 2, 1988 in Los Angeles County, California. She married Edward William Towne (1901-1997).
- Homer Carl Maxon was born May 23, 1908 in California and died June 2, 1982 in Chula Vista, San Diego, California.
She married Frank Scott Hancock (1889-1951).
Alice Ann Faulkner
Alice was born October 6, 1887 Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois and died November 26, 1966 in Winnebago County, Illinois. She married on June 19, 1915 in Winnebago County, Illinois to Adolph Olson (1885-1957).
Clara Esther Faulkner
William Edward Faulkner
They had one daughter, Joanne Ida Faulkner born January 14, 1929 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois and died January 9, 2004 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. She married July 1, 1950 in Winnebago County, Illinois to William Edward Sutton, Sr. (1928-1987).
Arthur Raymond Faulkner
Arthur was born January 13, 1894 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois and and died April 24, 1973 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois.
He married September 26, 1925 to Mildred Minnie Johnson (1898-1964).
They had one son, Raymond Faulkner who was born January 25, 1928 in Rockford, Winnbago, Illinois and died March 18, 2005 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois. He married about 1946 to Carol Gaffaney.
Frances Pearl Faulkner
Frances was born December 8, 1898 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois and died April 17, 1988 in Porterville, Tulare, California. She married December 30, 1920 to Charles Leo Jones (1879-1966). They had one daughter, June Barbara Jones born October 7, 1924 in Porterville, Tulare, California and died October 9, 1995 in Porterville, Tulare, California. In 1951 she married Harold Elwood Borum (1924-2009).
Two other children were born who died in infancy.
McCann and Layng Family
Robert Layng was born December 27, 1819 in Lancashire, England and his wife, Mary McCann was born in Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland March 23, 1823. Her parents were Arthur McCann, born in Portadown, Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland and Bessie Peck from Ireland. Arthur’s parents were Arthur McCann and Eliza Jane Davidson.
After Robert and Mary’s marriage they immigrated about 1844 to the U.S. It appears they settled in New Jersey where several of their children were born. At least for the birth of their son William they were in NY or perhaps visited there. By 1860 they were in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois where their daughter Adeline (Addie) was born. Robert died May 26, 1903 in Rockford and Mary died September 26, 1911 in Rockford.
Robert and Mary Layng’s children were:
Robert Harry Layng b: May 1, 1846 New Jersey, d: April 1, 1887 in Rockford, Winnebago Cty, IL
George William Layng b. September 5, 1848, d. September 30, 1910 in NJ, m. March 3, 1866 to Mary Jane Richardson, b. 1850, d. October 2, 1939. Their children:
George William (Will) Layng b. February 22, 1869, d. August 21, 1916, m. 1891 to Jennie L. Wilson b. June 21, 1871, d. December 18, 1953. Their children:
- Ivan George Layng b. April 8, 1893, d. May 29, 1893
- Oral William Layng b. December 28, 1893, d. October 17, 1980
- Gladys Emma Layng b. December 11, 1897, d. October 2, 1984 m. James Corbett Mackey b. September 8, 1893, d. June 4, 1983
Charles Henry Layng b. April 19, 1871, d. January 8, 1960, m. October 3, 1895 to Ida Menti b. August 15, 1874, d. November 19, 1959. Their children:
- Harry Charles Layng b. January 24, 1897, d. February 14, 1979
- Ralph R. Layng, b. December 14, 1898, d. May 5, 1975
- Ruth Anna Layng, b. July 1, 1901
- Maude Barbara Layng, b. July 4, 1904, d. March 16, 1989
- Roy Menti Layng, b. August 25, 1913 m. Virginia Hoopes
Madgaretta (Madge) Layng, b. 1872, d. March 31, 1906, m. May 18, 1904 to Thomas McNamara
Bessie Layng b. 1880, d. 1882
Robert Layng (Bert) b. January 17, 1881, d. December 25, 1955, m. November 21, 1902, m. (1) Eva Belle Claypool, (2) Florance Robbins b. December 10, 1881, d. September 30, 1969
Mary Elizabeth Layng m. James Tait
Emma Gladys Layng b. August 4, 1883, d. September 21, 1975, m. November 9, 1901 Ethelbert Pollard b. September 12, 1876, d. march 3, 1930
Jenny Jane Layng b. January 23, 1886 m. Leroy Bowles November 7, 1907
Georgia Hazel Layng b. July 21, 1888, m. Ed Linden December 20, 1913
Robert Layng Home
1327 Greenwood Ave.
William Edward Layng b. September 27, 1851, d. December 23, 1927 in NY, m. Anna Blunk b. 1857, d. March 8, 1908. Their children:
Albert William Layng b. May 2, 1875, d. April 24, 1923 m. July 7, 1893 to Mary T. Gerlich b. May 2, 1887, d. September 6, 1958. Their children:
Earle Layng b. August 10,1894, d. July 24, 1957 m. January 9, 1918 to Camilla Margaret Timmons, b. July 16, 1897, d. April 18, 1968
Loretta Marie Layng b. January 14, 1898, d. January 18, 1976, m. January 1, 1917 to Harry O. Wolfe b. July 9, 1888, d. February 3, 1966
Phyllis Adelle b. January 14, 1900, m. March 28, 1921 to Carl Lawrence Danielson (Butch) b. June 19, 1893, d. June 14, 1963
William A. Layng, b. November 9, 1902, d. January 4, 1976, m. November 16, 1929 to Mabel Boyce b. July 16, 1905, d. February 6, 1968
Robert August Layng b. March 17,1876, d. September 6, 1965, m. April 3, 1899 to Agnes Amorette Orr b. July 6, 1881, d. October 3, 1951. Their children:
Robert Roy Layng, b. July 11, 1900, d. January 20, 1986, m. January 5, 1924 to Eleanora Anna Margit Krause b. February 2, 1905, d. February 10, 1989. Some of their children are still living.
Ralph Kenneth Layng b. March 1901, d. December 19, 1902
Mildred Gladys b. August 18, 1904, d. June 26, 1959
Raymond Laverne Layng b. June 7, 1907, d. January 27, 1983, m. November 17, 1929 Mildred Lydia Whitmer b. December 8, 1910, d. July 18, 1980. Some of their children are still living.
Alice Marian Layng b. June 1, 1909, d. June 21, 1971 m. (3) January 1938 Herbert Edelbert Cordell b. September 2, 1895, d. January 26, 1966. Most of their children are still living.
Vera Irene Layng b. March 21, 1912, d. April 22, 1996, m. September 6, 1930 to Lewis Stratemeier Price b. June 3, 1906, d. December 19, 1990. Most of their children still living.
Merle Agnes Layng b. March 12, 1922, d. January 15, 2000 m. Frank Leombruni, b. September 23, 1923 d. August 3, 1998. Their children still living.
George T. (Teddy) Layng b. January 6, 1878, d. November 11, 1940 m. Lottie.
John William Layng (aka William John and Billy) b. December 23, 1879, d. March 19, 1913 m. Elin Sofia Peterson. Children:
Valeria Mae Layng b. April 29, 1900, d. ?
Son Layng b. abt. 1903
Mary Etta Layng b. February 25, 1857, d. January 18, 1908 in NY m. William Sprague Tunison b. August 4, 1853, d. December 21, 1929. Their children:
Arthur W. Tunison b. 1874, m. Nettie Lockwood. Four children: Margaret, Edna, Frances and Arthur
Eugene G. Tunison b. March 17, 1876, d. January 22, 1904
Maggie Tunison b. August 11, 1878 m. November 20, 1899 to Ed Griffith b. July 6, 1873. Their children: Marian, Dorothy, Margaret, Edward, Hettie and Arthur.
William S. Tunison m. Bessie Williams then Minnie. One child, Leota?
Adeline H. Tunison b. March 19, 1882 m. February 3, 1909.
Madge R. Tunison b. March 19, 1882 m. John Schellenbarger.
Bessie Tunison b. 1884, d. 1945 m. Steven Shipman.
Raymond E. Tunison b. 1886 m. Kate Krouskey
Clara Tunison b. 1880
Joseph Edward Tunison b. February 17,1 890, d. September 23, 1959, m. December 2, 1914 to Sophia Miller b. September 30, 1880, d. July 5, 1979.
Mary Tunison b. 1855, d. 1908
Hazel Tunison b. 1895 m. Bob Roberts
Margaretta (Madge/Maggie) L. Layng b. September 25, 1857 in Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, d. November 20, 1946 in Rockford, Winnebago, IL m. She married Calvin M. Messenger and had the following children:
May Messinger b: 1876
Calvin Arthur Messinger 1882-1962
Bessie Esther Messinger 1883-1966
Fred Edward Messinger b: 1886
Burt E. Messeinger b: 1888
Margaretta married Francis Marion Green b. 1848, d. 1920 and had the following children:
Francis A. Green
James F. Green
Latecia (Tisha) Layng b. 1858 in New Jersey, d. April 1923 in Elgin, IL. She never married.
Adeline (Addie) Layng b. March 5, 1860, d. June 26, 1933 in IL m. Charles Hitchcock b. 1856, d. October 9, 1929. Their children:
Clarence Hamilton Hitchcock 1882-1935
Frank Artemus Hitchcock 1886-1946
Eleanor M. Hitchcock b: 1889
Morris Leroy Hitchcock b: 1896
Christianna (Anna) Layng b. July 26, 1862 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois and died December 16, 1954 same place. She married June 29, 1880 to William Faulkner. She was a tiny woman with great personal strength and graciousness. See more about her family above under William Faulkner.
The Two family can also be spelled Tew and Thew.
Richard Two was born in 1703 in St. Andrew, Holborn, London, England and married Ann who was born 1707 same place. Their son, Thomas Two was born July 20, 1729 in St. Andrew Holborn, London, England and died March 1772 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England. He married on July 23, 1758 in Moretaine Parish to Eliz(s)abeth Battin who was christened on May 19, 1745 in Northhampton, St. Sepuchre, Northamptonshire, England and died April 1840 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. Her parents were Edward and Esther Battin. Thomas and Elisabeth were the parents of James Two.
James Two was born December 20, 1767 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England and died 1824 in same place. He married November 21, 1788 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England to Mary Dicks. Mary was born March 5, 1769 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England and died January 1859 same place. Their children were:
- Thomas Two was born 1789 in Bedfordshire, England and died March 1855 same place.
- James Two was born 1791 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England and died March 1873 in Bedfordshire, England.
- Elizabeth Two was born October 21, 1792 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England and died January 2, 1883 in Winnebago County, Illinois. She married John Faulkner (see above)
- Anne Two was born January 4, 1795 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England and died 1835 same place.
- Martha Two was born July 30, 1797 and died September 1, 1797 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England.
- Stephen Two was born September 2, 1798 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England and died March 21, 1872 same place.
- Joseph Two was born October 25, 1801 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England and died 1848 in Bedfordshire, England.
- John Two was born December 30, 1804 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England and died 1807 same place.
- David Two was born December 25, 1809 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England and died June 1853 same place.
Isaac Dicks/Dix was born 1688 in Millbrook and married October 7, 1713 in Millbrook to Joanna Sanders born 1692 in Millbrook. Their son Thomas Dicks/Dix was born February 23, 1732 in Millbrook, Bedfordshire, England and married July 14, 1767 in Kempston, Bedfordshire to Anna Peacock who was baptized June 16, 1747 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England.
Anna Peacock’s parents were John Peacock who was born in 1721 and Elizabeth Kendall who was born in 1725 in Marston-Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England. They married October 1, 1741 in Harrold, Bedford, England. John’s parents may have been John Peacock Sr. and Sarah. He may have been baptized June 28, 1724 in Cheshire, England. He may have died March 21, 1780 in Great Budworth, Cheshire, England.
The steamer GREAT BRITAIN was built in Prescott, Ontario, Canada, by the New Yorker David Brown in 1830. 147 x 23 feet (length x breadth). She became a storage hulk in 1840, and in 1845 was rebuilt as the bark ELEANORA (registered 18 February 1846): 431 45/95 tons; 159 x 26.9 x 12.4 feet (length x beam x depth of hold); 1 deck, carvel build, square stern, no quarterdeck, scroll stem. She was wrecked at or near Burlington, Ontario, Canada, in August 1848 [Sources: The Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston, Registry Ship List; The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston, The New Mills’ List: Registered Canadian Steamships 1817-1930 over 75 feet (John Mills, Canadian Coastal and Inland Steam Vessels 1809-1930, no. 1740); Canadian Ship Information Database] – [Posted to the Emigration-Ships Mailing List by Michael Palmer – 13 August 1998].
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Index to selected England births and christenings. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
List of Faulkner Descendants by Malinda Jackson
Last Updated on April 7, 2021 by rootie