Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday 21st October 2017 - Number 1221

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Dear Ancestor,-
Your tombstone stands amongst the rest, neglected and alone
The names and dates are chiselled out on polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care, it is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist, you died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you, in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor, 
The place you filled one hundred years ago
Spreads out amongst the ones you left who would have loved you so,
I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you. 

I am a native of Freeland Oxfordshire but spent my teens in London, I am an under-graduate of The Open University, retired from military logistics after 32 years, a genealogist for 40+ years and currently Pathwarden Records Administrator (volunteer) in East Lothian Scotland, a council member of The Clan MacLaren Society and a family man. 
Rusty is our dog he's a ten year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross, He loves just about everyone, especially the girls but can be a bit intimidating when he launches himself at you like an express train.
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Family Events from our database for today 21st October

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1804 - Birth: Marianne LAWS-6785, Beddington with Wallington Surrey UK
1810 - Christen: Cuthbert Umfreville  LAWS (Solicitor)-34640, Ovington Northumberland UK
1810 - Baptism: Benjamin LAWS-10660, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1849 - Birth: Harry LAWS-31696, Fincham Norfolk UK

1849 - Baptism: Robert LAWES (Gas Fitter/shopkeeper) -1236, Cambridge Cambridgeshire 

1852 - Birth: William Henry LAWS-19335, IL USA
1868 - Birth: Alfred William LAWES (Baker) -39076, Thruxton Hampshire UK
1870 - Birth: Walter Grey LAWS-19798, 
1871 - Birth: Annie LAWS (Machinist) -4834, Battersea Surrey UK
1873 - Birth: Thomas LAWS (Builders Labourer) -44228, 
1876 - Birth: John LAWS (Ag Lab) -4364, Feltwell Norfolk UK
1880 - Baptism: Frank LAWS-34559, Ovingham Northumberland UK
1883 - Baptism: Jessie Ellen F LAWES-32609, Epsom Surrey UK
1897 - Birth: Laura Maud LAWS-23002, Live Oak, Colman Co Texas USA
1902 - Birth: Maud LAWS-42326, Hackney Middlesex UK
1902 - Birth: Josephine Victoria LAWS-33865, West Hartlepool Durham UK

1905 - Birth: Frederick H LAWS ( Clerk) -44866, 
1905 - Birth: Matthew LAWS (PFC US Army) -16614, 
1916 - Birth: Kathleen Jessie LAWS-43292, Coventry Warwickshire UK

1658 - Marriage: Richard LAWES-2482 and Martha BROWN-2095, St.Benets Pauls Wharl                   Middlesex UK
1711 - Marriage: Ruben FENWICK-41908 and Esther LAWS (widow) -41909, Stepney                           Middlesex UK

1759 - Marriage: Matthew LAWS-5850 and Hannah POTTER-5851, Norwich Norfolk UK

1776 - Marriage: Charles STERNDALE-17201 and Lydia LAWS-17200, Old Street, Finsbury               Middlesex UK (St Luke)
1798 - Marriage: John KEMP-24112 and Mary LAWS-24111, Hockwold Cum Wilton Norfolk 

1820 - Marriage: James LAWS-27033 and Ann FIELD-27032, Newchurch Kent UK
1823 - Marriage: Robert EADIE-36876 and Elizabeth MCLAWS-36875, Glasgow Lanarkshire 
1831 - Marriage: William REID-31176 and Sarah Ann LAWS-31177, St Pancras Middlesex UK
1841 - Marriage: Robert WATT (Master Mariner) -27688 and Barbara LAWES-27689,                           Liverpool Lancashire UK
1877 - Marriage: Arthur Benjamin BOOTH (Coachman) -42922 and Emma LAWES-42921,                 Croydon Surrey UK
1891 - Marriage: Hugh Walter DICKSON (Engraver) -3649 and Mary Ledoska LAWS-3648,                 Rosemount, Osage Co, Kansas USA
1911 - Marriage: John Henry Denham ALLEN-715 and Annie Maria LAWES-714, 
           Binstead IOW UK
1916 - Marriage: Jerome Alexander LAWS-16735 and Margaret Mary DONOVAN-16779,                     Suffolk Co, New York, USA
1926 - Marriage: Walter Erie LAWS (Farmer) -38916 and Mabel Estelle LAMBERT-38917,                   York ONT CANADA

DEATHS burials etc
1662 - Death: Henry LAWES (Composer) -1165, LONDON UK
1872 - Death: William A LAWS-41468, 
1875 - Death: Nelson LAWES (Lace Cap Maker) -2799, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire UK
1918 - Death: John Henry LAWES (Army Private 365986) -12699, FRANCE
1930 - Death: Elizabeth Ann LAWS (Widow) -7279, South Shields Durham UK
1955 - Death: James Graham John Dewitt LAWS (Theatre Manager) -39533, St Austell                         Cornwall UK
1964 - Death: Robert Vincent LAWS-14583, Bondi NSW AUSTRALIA
1968 - Death: Brian Frank LAWS (NAVY 077868 L/ME) -26580, HMS "Daedalus"

1968 - Death: Charles Frederick LAWES-25849, 

1922 - Residence: Curtis Lee LAWS (President of a Newspaper) -22878, New York NY USA
1949 - Emigration: Frank Henry LAWS (Tea Planter) -8529, Bombay INDIA
1960 - Residence: Mary Frances YOUNG (Spinster) -22982, Putney Heath Surrey UK
1960 - Residence: Kenneth PercyLAWS  (Local Government Officer) -8579, Putney Heath                     Surrey UK
1732 - Baptism: Mary CHARTERS-14230, Torpenhow Cumberland UK

1857 - Birth: Jane JOLLIFFE (Cook) -711, Martin Wiltshire UK
1868 - Birth: Florence Prudence MANN-15508, Poplar Middlesex UK
1904 - Birth: Winifred Annie PITTUCK-33418, Tendring Essex UK


1862 - Will Proved: Thomas CHRISTMAS (Master Mariner) -3390, 
1916 - Death: Maud Louise THOMAS-37201, Bombay INDIA
1936 - Death: Ann Margaret FURZE-4742, Shoreditch Middlesex UK
1960 - Death: Mary Frances YOUNG (Spinster) -22982, St Marylebone Middlesex UK
1965 - Burial: Mary Luella ROWLEY-22766, Provo UT USA
1972 - Death: Mary Ellen COLLINS-35967, Maffia VIC Australia
1973 - Death: Lilian Frances HILL-12252, Recklaw, Cherokee, Texas USA
1976 - Death: Florence Mary WILLINGHAM-14559, Parramatta NSW
1997 - Death: Ila G WORTS-22586, Petrolia, Enniskillen Twp., Lambton County, Ont                             CANADA
Lord, help me dig into the past
and sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine

Lord, help me trace the ancient roads,
On which my father's trod
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.

Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript,
Thats safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt

Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul, when I can't find
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine


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