Thursday, December 04, 2014

LAWS FAMILY REGISTER Dec 2014 Number 354

Welcome to the Laws Family Register. 

Below I list a selection of my records automatically extracted from my database today.

To see
 our full database, which now contains 
41,322 People   
12,508 Families
97,935 Events 
in 20,559 Places

You should join us today

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Membership is just £10.00 a year collected via PayPal.

BUT if you subscribe before Midnight 31st December 2014  we will waive the joining fee and if you donate a copy of your family tree we will give you a further six months.

What do you get? 18 months unlimited access to our database plus 18 months unlimited support

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(The UK county & US State codes used here are Chapman Codes,)

Surnames are in bold red type. 

Please note that the reference numbers are our database record numbers, which you should quote if you are interested in someone listed here.

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Let me send Fraternal Greetings to all our subscribers across the world, particularly in the following countries in order of the most subscriber pageviews.  

12,169 pageviews since we started in June 2014

USA 4260 Germany 2419. UK 1646. France 801. Russia 579. Ukraine 350. Turkey 338.  
Australia 224.  Ireland 192. Canada 171,  Poland 138. Netherlands 57. China 56.  Romania 25

Portugal 29. Taiwan 16. Italy 16. Sweden 15. Brazil 14. Finland 11. Mexico 11. New Zealand 9. Belgium 7. South Africa 6. Singapore 6. Spain 6. Venezuela 6. Thailand 6. Bulgaria 5. India 5. 

Ghana 4. Slovenia 4. Indonesia 4. Macau 4. Austria 3.  Hungary 3. Vietnam 3. Phillipines 3. Switzerland 2. Iraq 2. South Korea 2.  Kazakstan 2. Ecuador 2. Kenya 2. Jordon 2. Zimbabwee 2. 

Lithuania 2. Albania 2. Denmark 2. Tanzania 2. Belarus 2. Serbia 1. Japan 1. Algeria 1. Honduras 1. 
Nigeria 1. Cyprus 1.

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Family Tree DNA is having a sale that goes through 31 December.  All
orders must be placed by 11:59 pm Central Standard Time, 31 December. 

The sale includes Y-DNA tests (37, 67 and 111 markers of which I recommend 67 markers).  
It also includes Y-DNA upgrades from 12 markers to 37, 67, and 111 markers;
from 25 markers to 37, 67, and 111 markers; from 37 markers to 67 and 111 markers; 
and from 67 to 111 markers.
If you have tested less than 67 markers, I recommend upgrading to 67 markers.

In some cases, an upgrade to 111 markers can give more needed information.  
One example is those who are in the Niall of the Nine Hostages group (Haplogroup R-M222).

Contact me at if you have questions about upgrading to 111 markers.  
Also in the sale is their autosomal DNA test (Family Finder) and their mtDNA Full Sequence test.

Finally, on sale is an upgrade from mtDNA+ to mtDNA Full Sequence.
If you are interested in
your maternal ancestry, I recommend the mtDNA Full Sequence and if you
only have done the mtDNA+ I recommend upgrading.  Any questions, contact me.
 If you test, and are a Laws or descend from a Laws, I recommend that you
join the Clan MacLaren Surname DNA Project (Laws is a Clan surname).
Ialso recommend that you join the Laws Surname DNA Project.  If you have
already tested and are not a member of the Clan MacLaren Project, I
recommend that you join.
Yours aye,
Bob McLaren
Genealogist, Clan MacLaren Society (based in Scotland)
Chairman, Genealogy Society, Clan MacLaren Society of North America

Administrator, Clan MacLaren Surname DNA Project (Worldwide)


Today we would like to salute HM Royal Marines in their 350th year.

In 2014 the Corps of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines celebrate their 350th anniversary.  To commemorate this date, Royal Marines Commandos ski,'d, sailed, cycled, canoed and ran 6656km (circa 4136 miles). The aim was to encapsulate the Commando spirit and Corps values in a significant physical and mental challenge.


Today, we'd also like to salute 


For more Information

Extracted from our database for Dec 04

Family Events
1610 - Burial: John LAWS (Scrivener) -8026, Foster lane MDX UK (St Vedast)
1768 - Burial: Thomas LAWS-38260, Newton Flotman NFK UK
1780 - Christen: Cuthbert LAWES-3197, Ovingham, Prudhoe NBL UK
1826 - Marriage: John BALLARD-5375 and Elizabeth LAWS-5376, Litcham NFK UK
1833 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWS-28684, 
1836 - Baptism: William Henry LAWS-49633, Preston with Sutton DOR UK
1849 - Burial: Mary Ann LAWS (Free Emigree / Svn) -8542, St.Johns, Parramatta, AUSTRALIA
1851 - Birth: Edward T LAWS (Coach Driver) -122505, 
1855 - Marriage: John LAWS (Gardener & Innkeeper) -6596 and Hannah HEWITT-3838, Stratton              Strawless NFK UK

Stratton Strawless NFK

1855 - Occupation: W LAWS (Seaman) -51782, 
1859 - Occupation: Thomas LAWS (Steerage Steward) -51774, 
1863 - Will Proved: George LAWS (Wine & Spirit Dealer) -5360, 
1863 - Will Proved: Letitia LAWES (Spinster) -2072, 
1877 - Birth: George Mervyn LAWS (Butcher) -3961, Grenfell Road, Cowra, NSW, Australia
1889 - Burial: Charles Percy LAWS-5338, Kensington MDX UK
1898 - Birth: William Gerald LAWES-6, Fulham MDX UK
1899 - Death: Barbara LAWS-46626, Gateshead DUR UK
1899 - Birth: Duncan Henry LAWES (Australian Army) -32389, Adelaide SA AUSTRALIA
1909 - Birth: Nancy LAWS-54489, Blyth NBL UK
1919 - Birth: Eric Herbert LAWS-119092, Edmonton MDX UK
1920 - Death: Louisa Atherton LAWS-122129, Tooele, Tooele, UT United States
1921 - Miscellaneous: Alfred LAWES (Steward & Cook on Ship) -45869, 
1922 - Miscellaneous: Alfred LAWES (Steward & Cook on Ship) -45869, 
1931 - Death: Jane Elizabeth LAWS(Spinster) -22706, Surbiton SRY UK
1940 - Death: George LAWS (Labourer) -43078, Hartlepool DUR UK
HMS Trincomalee at Hartlepool DUR

1947 - Death: Henry William LAWS-122976, Catford KEN UK
1949 - Residence: George LAWES-122998, Holt NFK UK
1949 - Death: George LAWES-122998, Cromer NFK UK
1951 - Miscellaneous: James Ritchie LAWS (Company Secretary) LAWS-122869, 
1957 - Death: James Austen (Chemist) LAWES-124430, Sanderstead SRY UK
1962 - Death: Leslie Winter LAWS (Retired Postman) -123259, Hackney MDX UK
1963 - Birth: James Henry LAWS-40457, TX USA
1964 - Burial: Charles Robert LAWS (PVT US Army) -37914, Mountain Home National Cemetery,               Johnson City TN USA
1965 - Birth: Byron Reginald LAWS-40476, TX USA
1977 - Birth: Katherine Doneice LAWS-40629, TX USA
1988 - Birth: Michael LAWES-56837, Liverpool LAN UK
1992 - Death: Mamie Ann LAWS-48725, Indianapolis IN USA

1839 - Marriage: Thomas B HOLLIDAY-48459 and Harriett Hannah HALL-48460, Onondaga                    County NY USA
1845   Death: Fanny SMITH-42156, Coombe Bissett WIL UK (St Michaels)
1853 - Birth: Mary Jane HENRY-9377, Newcastle upon Tyne NBL UK
1888 - Birth: Alice TALMAGE-53883, LAN UK
1892 - Birth: William Frederick BARKSFIELD (Civil Servant) -44144, Wathamstow ESS UK
1900 - Birth: Vivia Paternoster WHITE-55288, Para Plains SA AUSTRALIA
1924 - Birth: Robert John Wilson SWANN-55185, Sunderland DUR UK
1964 - Death: Daisey Agnes PITMAN-39458, Rouge River OR USA
1967 - Birth: Mathew ZILIOLI-118157, 
1969 - Birth: Sarah SPEARPOINT-46084, Portsmouth HAM UK
1997 - Burial: Gladys A HEAD-34912, Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City TN USA