The History of the Folkard Family of Suffolk was originally published in 1992 and is constantly updated as and when the information is sent to me. It updated and corrected the work undertaken by Arthur Crouch Folkard and published in 1898, and a questionnaire was sent to every Folkard listed in the United Kingdom British Telecom phone directory. It also incorporated a book published in 1988 entitled The Folkards of Australia.
From this questionnaire we managed to update the pedigrees started by Arthur Crouch Folkard,
and several people had also undertaken their own research and some of the loose ends were
The orignal book was A4 size, 272 pages and consists of several family pedigrees leading back
to a common ancester to the time of the Norman Conquest. Direct links are available back to
the late 1500s with known Folkard's who lived before that time but unable to positively
identify which branch to which they belong.
It also contains Family trees, photographs, memories, stories and recollections of modern
day Folkard's, to leave for subsequent generations. Unfortunately the photographs are in
black and white, due to the high cost of colour scanning in the early 1990s, but if you
have a copy of the book and are in possession of any of the photos I would appreciate
if you would either resend them to me, so that it/they can be rescanned in colour. Any photos
sent would be obviously be returned, or alternatively if you have a scanner, scan the pictures
yourself and send me a digital picture. Click on the email link below for further information
on how I would like the photographs sent to me.
Due to the relative high cost of printing the book is no longer in print, but is available
in Adobe Acrobat format. Click on the link below for which version you want.
Copies of the book can be seen in the British Library, London and the Suffolk County Library
If you have a copy of the book and have seen errors, or have additional information, or
would like further information on the Folkard family, please email me on the following link.
I am at present reformatting the History of the Folkard Family into an Internet
compatible format. I am hoping this will be easier to update and maintain. This has taken
me longer than first envisaged, especially whilst trying to squeeze earning a living in my
Until then clicking on one of the following links will download a pdf copy:
Complete book (8Mb)
If your mail box won't cope with this (its over 10Mb once all the overheads are put on)
you can download it in two parts:
Part 1 (6.5Mb)
Part 2 (1.5Mb)