William Falconer

M, #4333, b. before 12 September 1841
     William Falconer was born before 12 September 1841 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was baptized on 12 September 1841 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Falconer and Margaret Mair.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at 29 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Falckoner, head; Margret Falckoner, wife; James Falckoner, son; Ann Falckoner, daughter; John Falckoner, son; William Falckoner, son; Joseph Falckoner, son; George Falckoner, son; Elizabeth Addison, servant.2
William Falconer was a whitefisher.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1861 census at 44 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Margret Falkner, head; John Falkner, son; William Falkner, son; Joseph Falkner, son; George Falkner, son; Jannet Falkner, daughter.3
He married Jane Anderson at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 15 October 1864.4,5


  1. [S6208] William Falconer, ScotlandsPeople search, Old Parochial Register of Baptisms, Parish of Cullen, Surname: Falconer. Forename: William. Parents: John Falconer / Margaret Mair. Gender: Male. Date: 12/09/1841. Parish Number: 150. Ref: 50 248. Parish: Cullen.
  2. [S3418] 1851, Scottish Census, "William Falckoner (sic), son, unmarried, male, age 9, born in Fordyce, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 29 Portknockie."
  3. [S6203] 1861, Scottish Census, "William Falkner (sic), son, unmarried, male, age 18, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, whitefisher, resident at 44 Portknockie."
  4. [S3827] William Falconer to Jane Anderson, Marriage entry, "1864 on the Fifteenth day of October at Portknockie. After Banns, according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. William Falconer, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 23, usual residence Portknockie, parents John Falconer Fisherman (Deceased) and Margaret Falconer M.S. Mair. Jane Anderson, Her X Mark, William Wood Witness, George Wood Witness, (Spinster), age 27, usual residence Portknockie, parents William Anderson Fisherman and Jane Anderson M.S. Wood. John MacKay, Minister of Fr. Ch. at Cullen. William Wood Witness. George Wood Witness. Registered 1864 Oct. 17th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming Registrar."
  5. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.