Sunday, December 14, 2014

LAWS FAMILY REGISTER December 2014 Number 364

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 
41,462 People   
12,562 Families
98,154 Events 
in 20,576 Places

You should join us today

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 Just send an email to me

Membership is just £10.00 a year collected via PayPal.
(If you subscribe before Midnight 31st December 2014)
We will waive the joining fee and if you donate a copy of your LAWS FAMILY TREE we will give you a further six months.

What do you get? 12 months unlimited access to our database plus 12 months unlimited support

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

The Surname is registered with The Guild of One-Name Studies (

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.  

12,631 pageviews since we started in June 2014
We are sending out our blog right across the festive season, hoping to find a lot more of our vast LAWS & LAWES family
There have 12588 views since we first posted in June, is your country included

USA 4441 Germany 2563. UK 1688. France 837. Russia 584  Ukraine 354 Turkey 342. 
Australia 228 Ireland 208.Canada 173,  Poland 141. Netherlands 62. China 57. Romania 29.

Portugal 25. Taiwan 16. Italy 16. Sweden 15. Brazil 14. Finland 11. Mexico 11. New Zealand 11.  
Belgium 07. South Africa 06. Singapore 06. Spain 06. Venezuela 06. Thailand 06. Bulgaria 06. 

India 05. Ghana 4. Slovenia 4. Indonesia 4.  Macau 4. Switzerland 04. Austria 03.  Hungary 03. Vietnam 03. Phillipines 3. South Korea 03.  Iraq 02. Kazakstan 02. Ecuador 02. Kenya 02. 

Jordon 02. Zimbabwee 02. Lithuania 02. Albania 02. Denmark 02. Tanzania 02. Norway 02. 
Belarus 02. Serbia 01. Japan 01. Algeria 01. Honduras 01. Nigeria 01. Cyprus 01

I can't believe it! so there are LAWS & LAWES researchers out there!
If we could recruit just half these folk we'd be a really vibant Family History Society instead of an enthusiastic one-man band 


To move up this list please forward this blog!
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
>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).  I
>also 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

From our database today December 14

Family Events

1769 - Baptism: Mary LAWS-33052, Heddon on the Wall NBL UK
1771 - Marriage: James LAWS-4399 and Martha Frances ???-4400, MDX UK (St Marylebone)
1778 - Christen: John LAWS-37846, Littleport CAM UK
Littleport CAM

1789 - Marriage: Seth LAWES (Plumber) -2487 and Margaret or Mary WRIGHT-1106, Andover                HAM UK
1790 - Birth: Edward Valentine LAWS-3023, Fakenham NFK UK
Fakenham NFK

1812 - Birth: William LAWS (Ag Lab) -30604, Brandiston NFK UK
1829 - Baptism: James LAWS-44198, Littleport CAM UK
1835 - Birth: George LAWS (Commercial Manager) -6228, London MDX (St GHS)
1841 - Birth: Mary Ann LAWS-95271, Chatteris CAM UK
Chatteris CAM

1851 - Birth: George William LAWS-5314, Chatteris CAM UK
1862 - Christen: Jane Elizabeth LAWES (Dressmaker / Spinster) -1576, Burnham BKM UK
1880 - Birth: Almon Doddridge LAWS-40969, IN USA
1882 - Burial: William LAWS (Innkeeper) -7889, Waverley NSW AUSTRALIA
1882 - Burial: William K LAWS-7601, Waverley NSW AUSTRALIA
1889 - Will  Proved: Elizabeth LAWS (Spinster) -8003, 
1890 - Birth: Herbert Victor LAWS (RN SS/109446) -45079, Reading BRK UK
1894 - Birth: Thomas Gilbert LAWES (RN J12280) -47692, Aldershot HAM UK
1896 - Birth: Dorethy Madge LAWS-36264, Portsmouth HAM UK
HMS'Victory' in Portsea Naval Dockyard

1899 - Birth: Carl Hobson LAWS-29573, Winnsboro, Wood Co, TX USA
1909 - Birth: Glenn E LAWS (PFC US Army) -37964, 
1912 - Death: Maria LAWES (Spinster) -1354, Orchard Cottage, North Moreton BRK UK
1918 - discharged: Arthur Murray LAWS (ARMY Gunner 755846) -54405, 
1918 - Miscellaneous: Edward LAWS (Farmer 440 Acres 13 labs 6 boys) -5630, 
1919 - Birth: William Eberneezer LAWS-118705, 
1923 - Birth: Samuel LAWS (S1 US Navy) -38080, 
1927 - Death: Emma LAWS (Widow) -66114, Sunderland DUR UK
Sunderland DUR

1927 - Death: Edgar James LAWES  (Civil Service Messenger) -576, Royal Berkshire Hospital                    Reading BRK UK
1936 - Death: Margaret Jane Mckenzie LAWS-43738, 
1938 - Burial: Dump LAWS (PVT US Army) -37931, Long Island NY USA
1941 - Birth: Boodet LAWS (SGT US Air Force) -37906, 
1948 - Admon: George LAWS-122974, 
 1954 - Miscellaneous: William Arthur LAWES (Ag Lab) -34843, Hambledon HAM UK
1960 - Birth: Winner Lynette LAWS-40421, TX USA
1960 - Death: William B LAWS (PVT US Army) -37726, 
1962 - Miscellaneous: Bernard Charles William LAWES (Van Driver) -124226, 
1962 - Admon: William Arthur  LAWES 
1962 - Birth: Robert P LAWS-123946, Statesville,  Iredell County NC USA
1964 - Burial: Horace LAWS (PVT US Army) -37994, Memphis National Cemetery, TN USA
1976 - Birth: April Denise LAWS-40619, TX USA
1988 - Death: Elijah LAWS-124264, Montgomery PA USA
2005 - Miscellaneous: William LAWS (Builder) -54536, 
2006 - Death: William Robert LAWS-119978, Coleman, Coleman Co TX USA(Abilene Regional                Medical Center)
2006 - Death: Gweneth May LAWS-117804, Hurtsville NSW AUSTRALIA

1701 - Birth: Mary TATE-641, 
1872 - Death: Mary PATTERSON-34590, 
1909 - Death: Thomas CHARTERS-44003, 
1914 - Death: Edward R WODEHOUSE (MP & Barrister) -29509, 
1918 - Will Proved: Charlotte Emma FERNEAUX-39187, 
1950 - Death: John James BEZZANT-41657, Mountain Ash, Pontypridd MON UK
1971 - Birth: Cheryl Jean MILLS-46082, Romford ESS UK
1975 - Death: Madelaine Grace Mathews WITHERS-38650, SRY UK