Where did all the Foulners go?

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Re: Where did all the Foulners go?

Post by Russell » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:27 pm

Hi Chris and a warm welcome to TalkingScot [scotland-flag]

I hope that parrot1974 still has the same e-mail address as they have not visited TalkingScot since 2007. An alert will be sent notifying your post so fingers crossed :) or you could try sending a Personal Message (PM) using the PM button on the right side of any of parrot1974's posts.
The family name is so unusual that I, for one, will be fascinated by any further information about them.

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Re: Where did all the Foulners go?

Post by Alan SHARP » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:15 pm

Greetings from New Zealand.

Here are a few FOULNER hits within New Zealand. Can not find other family with that spelling in the quick look that I’ve had.

William FOULNER probate: [The only FOULNER hit]

http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFul ... e=21445840

No NZ white pages hit for that spelling.

PAPERSPAST hits total 33 for FOULNER

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bi ... --1----0--

Jane’s death - Auckland Star, Volume XXVII, Issue 287, 3 December 1896, Page 8

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bi ... 0foulner--

William’s death - Auckland Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 96, 24 April 1900, Page 8

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bi ... 0foulner--

Sale of Wm’s Wellesley street property - Auckland Star, Volume XXIX, Issue 260, 3 November 1898, Page 5

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bi ... 0foulner--

Mr & Mrs FOULNER arrive at the port of Auckland on the Josephine Willis of 750 tons.

Daily Southern Cross, Volume XII, Issue 794, 6 February 1855, Page 2

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bi ... 0foulner--

Historic civil records;

Deaths of Wm & Jane FOULNER [No marriage or birth found for that spelling]

https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.go ... rchResults

All the best.


EDIT; up dated original post, with more hits.

And another interesting one:-

New Zealand Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 5707, 3 March 1880, Page 6

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bi ... ner+cook--

Wm Foulner applied to have property transferred to a Mrs Margaret COOK.

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Re: Where did all the Foulners go?

Post by Currie » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:16 am

Auckland NZ cemetery record, wife was Jane Cook.
http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wp ... sscem.html

Some newspaper items, maybe there’s something new there.

Glasgow Herald, Friday, August 24, 1855
BIRTHS. At 17 Carscube Road, on the 23d inst., Mrs. James Foulner; a son.

Glasgow Herald, Monday, February 11, 1856
BIRTHS. At 28 St. Andrew Street, on the 9th instant, Mrs. John Foulner; a daughter.

Glasgow Herald, Monday, June 15, 1857
BIRTHS. At 9 Normal Place, on the 11th inst., Mrs. James Foulner; a son.

Glasgow Herald, Monday, February 27, 1865
MARRIAGE. At 70 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, on the 23d inst., by the Rev. Dr. Craik, Mr. E. L. Dron, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. James Foulner; and at the same time and place, James Foulner, jun., to Hughina, eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Fawkner.—No cards.

Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1866
DEATHS. At Largs, on the 9th instant, aged four months, Jessie Macpherson, daughter of the late Mr. James Foulner, jun.—Friends will please accept of this intimation.

Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, October 11, 1887
DEATHS. FULTON.—At 8 Albert Drive, Crosshill, on the 9th inst., aged 37, Elizabeth Foulner, widow of James Fulton, surgeon-dentist, Glasgow.

The other Alan

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Re: Where did all the Foulners go?

Post by parrot1974 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:46 pm

Hi Christ
I have PMed you!

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Re: Where did all the Foulners go?

Post by kirsten » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:43 am


I am descended from Maria Jane Foulner and John Brown Robertson, so I thought I'd share what I found, if that is of interest to you and you are out there still. And, of course, it contradicts a little here and there.

Maria Jane Foulner and John Brown Robertson emigrated to Canada in 1872 with their daugher, Ann Bond Robertson. They had 4 more children in Canada. Maria Jane died in Muskoka, Ontario, in 1937. Her death was registered by her daugher, Ann Bond Robertson Boothby. John Brown Robertson died in 1913.

What I have different from your findings is that I have an Ann Bond born in Scotland-- Lesmahagow, Lanark, Scotland, on 23 Apr 1820 with the birth name Ann Rob(b) Bond.

As I recall, you mentioned using ancestry, so this is the death record. They did mis-spell Foulner, however.
http://interactive.ancestry.com/8946/32 ... 08/4080409

If you would like to see other records I have used, let me know.

And thank you for your information about the Foulner family.

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Re: Where did all the Foulners go?

Post by cegarnier » Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:32 pm

Hello, I just came across this board during my research on the Foulners of Glasgow, and it has been most helpful, thanks to all that contributed information.

I am related to the Foulners through Elizabeth Foulner (daughter of James Foulner and Mary Abbey). I am trying to learn why many of my ancestors in this line carry the middle name of Rainier. The first I have encountered it was through Daniel Rainier Foulner. (Elizabeth’s brother.) I assume it was a mother’s maiden name at some point, but like many of you, I am having trouble searching further than John Foulner, stocking mfg.

Has anyone one else encountered the name Rainier?

Thank you! I realize that this is an old thread, but hoping some of you are still out there!
Btw, I am located in Ontario, Canada.


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Re: Where did all the Foulners go?

Post by Alan SHARP » Sun Mar 27, 2022 9:00 pm

Welcome to the forum.

It's been quite a while since I was active on this site, as I have searched all the posibilities I can think of. So a brick wall with my family back beyond 1700, and am now concentrating within NZ from 1842.

As I have retained an old dialup email address, I still get the occasional prompt to TS. But in this instance, sorry nothing new to report, with regard to this post. If you find a hint that the ones who arrived on our NZ shores could be of interest, please get back to me. I am familiar with NZ archive searches.

All the best for your quest.


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