Joseph John FAULKNER (1780–1859)
His wife Mrs Maria FAULKNER, née Bolter (c.1804–1879)
St Giles section: Row 19, Grave F30
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH JOHN FAULKNER
WHO DIED MARCH [8, 1859]
[AGED 78 YEARS]
[WIFE OF THE ABOVE]
[DIED FEBRUARY 25, 1879]
[AGED 75 YEARS]
J. J. F.
M. F. 1879
Joseph John Faulkner was born in Broadwell, Oxfordshire (to the east of Lechlade) in 1780 and baptised there on 6 February. He was the son of John Faulkner of Southrop, Gloucestershire and Frances Fisher, who were married at Broadwell on 31 August 1778. His younger brother William Faulkner was baptised there in 1881. At the time of the 1841 census Joseph was aged 60 and a male servant at a house in Park Street, Hanover Square.
Maria Bolter was born in Sarsden, Oxfordshire (to the south of Chipping Norton) in c.1804, the daughter of John Bolter and his wife Elizabeth. Her parents had three children baptised at Sarsden as follows: Elizabeth (1791), John (1793), and George (1800). They then had four baptised together on 15 June 1809, namely Mary Ann, Maria herself, Reuben, and Caroline, followed by Caroline in 1811. There was another brother William Bolter, born c.1794, who was not baptised at Sarsden, and he too ended up in Oxford and is buried in a different grave in the cemetery.
In 1851 (reg. fourth quarter) at St George's Church, Hanover Square, Joseph John Faulkner married Maria Bolter. Joseph was aged 70 at the time of the wedding, and Maria about 47, and there were no children.
Joseph died in 1859:
† Joseph John Faulkner died at St John Street at the age of 78 on 8 March 1859 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 14 March (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).
His effects came to under £300, and his executors were his wife Maria and her brother William Bolter, a farmer of St Albans, Hertfordshire.
In 1861 Mrs Maria Faulkner was the housekeeper at a home in St Giles.
By the time of the 1871 census Maria was living alone at 27 Walton Street, and had a 16-year-old servant girl.
Maria died there in 1879:
† Mrs Maria Faulkner née Bolter died at 27 Walton Street at the age of 75 on 25 February 1879 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 1 March (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).
Her personal estate came to under £3,000, and her executor was her brother Daniel Boulter, a farmer of Enstone.