Thanks for your effort in getting the publisher to consider a reprint. I've gotten a steady stream of inquiries
about it since it went out of print. Unfortunately I'm afraid that I don't have the addresses of some that have contacted me.
So as not to disappoint, this book traces all the male lines from the senior Scottish family of Falconer of Halkerton that can be traced, meaning those that broke off since about 1600, when there start to be enough records that allow documentation. All of the lines have left Scotland. There are mentions of unconnected Falconers in Scotland, and early records, but I did not try to trace all the different Scottish lines.
Most of it is a genealogy of the descendants who came to the U.S. in 1684 (Patrick) and 1702-1718 (Gilbert and Alexander). About half or better spell the name "Faulkner." This covers about 10% of U.S. Falconers and about 1.5% of U.S. Faulkners.
I do think that most Scottish Falconers do descend from the senior line. There was a pattern by which younger legitimate sons got land and illegitimate sons became tradesmen and got money as their inheritance. This was true in the 17th century, and I suspect it was true in the 15th century and earlier, before there are adequate records showing the connections. The senior line held lands in Kincardineshire (Halkerton and vicinity) and in Nairnshire (Lethen and vicinity) and those were the areas where the name mostly occurred. If necessary, the chief (that is, senior representative, the laird of Halkerton) would come to the aid of a person bearing the same family name if he
was in serious trouble with the authorities.
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