Skip to main content

4.LAWS FAMILY REGISTER Apr 29 Number 500




Welcome to the Laws Family Register. 

================================================================
Little Silver Bells

By me

Part 4


That evening after dinner, despite the rain, Robert decided to take Ricky for his evening walk, so after putting on his waterproof jacket and turning up his collar, pulling on his gumboots and he walked to the car and took out a powerful flashlight.

They then set off up the lane splashing through the puddles, which by the time they got down to the shooting Lodge, had linked together to form a small stream, which tumbled down into the road. Robert and the dog turned up the valley so that the rain should not be in their faces on their return.

The road swung back and forth across the narrow valley, as they climbed higher and higher, and far below them the river gurgled, and roared.

Suddenly an owl hooted very close, almost too close for comfort. Robert swung the flashlight round and spotted it sitting on a power-line that crossed the valley. The bird turned its head to stare at them, hooted again, and flapped off into the darkness.

It was then, that Robert heard something that startled him and he stopped and listened intently.

When the wind and rain slowed a little, he could hear a man’s voice, singing a tune that he knew, but Robert couldn't recall its name. The voice came strong one minute, then weak the next, dependant on the wind and rain.

He then remembered the name “It's a lament called the Dark Island, though I never heard words to it before,” he said to Ricky. The dog looked up puzzled.

Robert tried to identify the direction the sound was coming from, but one moment it seemed to be far away, the next it appeared to be all around them. One minute deep and gruff the next high and crystal clear. He was reminded of the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle, where a lone piper plays high on the battlements.
         
Robert said to the dog. ‘Time to turn back let's get out of this rain’. Perhaps a wee dram, purely medicinal you understand,” the dog at his feet readily agreed, straining at his lead to pull him back down the valley.

          It was then that he heard something else, a laugh, long and sweet, the laugh of a young woman, then silence except for the wind and rain. Suddenly, as they came to a little rise in the road, a shaft of moonlight blasted through the racing clouds, and illuminated the scene, for one brief moment he looked down into the valley.
         
In the middle of a narrow footbridge that lay across a raging torrent, two young people clung together in an embrace. The man wore a kilt with a cloak flung over one shoulder which streamed horizontal in the wind, along with his golden hair. A long sword swung at his waist.

The girl had hair as black as the raven, which fell heavily to her waist; she wore a simple white dress that flowed over her lithe body to her bare feet. At her waist was a broad leather belt that glinted in the moonlight, with little silver bells that tinkled in the wind, behind them a huge white horse pranced and reared, struggling to escape from the man and flee from the storm.

          Robert stifled a gasp, when just as suddenly as it had appeared, the shaft of moonlight vanished into the clouds, suddenly he heard a cry and the sound of the horse at the gallop, and it appeared to be coming up from the valley floor in their direction. Robert felt it was almost upon them, and he pulled Ricky close to him, and pressed into the bushes that bordered the narrow road.

Just as the huge beast was upon them, he heard another cry or rather a screech and then something passed very close to them. Robert pulled out the flashlight and directed its beam towards the fast disappearing sound. He saw not what he expected, but there, sat on the top bar of a gate, not two yards from them sat the owl, slowly folding its wings.
         

When they got back to the coach-yard, he heard a noise he hadn't heard there before, the sound of a stabled horse. He rushed into the cottage and breathlessly blurted out what he had seen and heard. 

Continued tomorrow

============================================================. =======

Family Events from our database for today April 29



1548 - Marriage: Johes LAWS-3345 and Dorethia COWNE-3346, Ugborough DEV UK
1770 - Marriage: John MAXWELL-8875 and Margaret LAWS-8515, Southwark SRY UK
1810 - Burial: Matthew or Mathias LAWS-4805, Rackham NFK UK
1813 - Burial: Cherry LAWES-47495, Portsea HAM UK


                       Nelson's Flagship HMS ' Victory' moored in Portsea Naval Dockyard

1838 - Baptism: Ann LAWES-32265, Bower Chalke WIL UK


                                                     Bower Chalke, Wiltshire 

1864 - Birth: William Henry LAWS-41286, Staines MDX UK


                                                  River Thames at Staines

1872 - Will  Proved: John LAWS (Mole Catcher) -6696, 
1882 - Marriage: Charles William LAWES-118898 and Henrietta Maria LANG-118899, 
1883 - Christen: Edith Florence LAWS-3386, Folkestone KEN UK


                                                          Folkestone, Kent 

1887 - Miscellaneous: Henry LAWES (Drapers Assistant) -2403, 
1887 - Will Proved: Henry LAWES (Gentlemans Servant) -2402, 
1890 - Admon: Cuthbert John LAWS (Articled Clerk) -40142, 
1891 - Occupation: W LAWS (Master of ship "BALMORAL CASTLE" of London) -51778, 
1896 - Baptism: Christopher Ernest LAWES (Head Postman) -100784, Coombe Bissett WIL            UK (St Michaels)


                                                     Coombe Bissett, Wiltshire

1899 - Birth: Alice Edith LAWS-36426, 
1901 - Birth: Gladys Lela LAWS-45352, Half Rock MO USA
1904 - Will  Proved: Samuel LAWS (Ag Lab / Farmer / Innkeeper) -3664, 
1907 - Birth: Robert LAWS-48679, Hammond, Lake Co, IN USA
1907 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWS-48677, Hammond, Lake Co, IN USA
1912 - Death: Emily LAWES (Spinster) -1738, Clifton GLS UK
1916 - Birth: Mary Victoria LAWES-118796, 
1916 - Birth: Kathleen Isabell LAWS-58036, 
1917 - Birth: James Robert LAWS-122049, 
1918 - Death: James William LAWS (ARMY Private 35481) -45109, 
1918 - Military: William LAWS (PFC US Army) -37722, 
1922 - Birth: Arthur LAWES-120969, 
1924 - Birth: George O LAWS-123478, Zenia OH United States
1928 - Birth: William Robert LAWS-119978, Coleman, Coleman Co TX USA
1930 - Birth: Harry Edward LAWS (PFC US Army) -37966, 
1930 - Death: Vincent Archibald LAWES (Designer of Metal Artwork) -32951, 
1933 - Marriage: Bertie Allen LAWS (Groom) -9267 and Queenie Victoria HARRIS-37553,              NFK (Mitford Reg Dist)
1934 - Birth: John Harvey LAWS-54740, Andover HAM UK
1936 - Death: Henry Lloyd LAWES (Newsagent & Tobacconist) -42967, 
           8 Worthington Street, Dover KEN UK


                                                      Dover Castle, Kent

1938 - Birth: Edward Raymond LAWS (Neurological surgery educator) -39245, 
           New York NY USA
1945 - Death: Alfred Edgar LAWES (Army Sergeant) -1410, Ealing MDX UK
1945 - Residence: James Algar LAWS (RN Leading Seaman C/J 113444) -45097, Chatham            KEN UK Death HMS "Goodall"
1945 - Burial: Cecil Albert LAWES (ARMY Private C/612520) -44904, Arnhem HOLLAND
1945 - Death: Theodore Herbert LAWS-40962, Los Angeles CA United States
1948 - Will  Proved: Bernard Courtney LAWS (Naval Architect) -4849, 
1949 - Birth: Ezell LAWS (PFC US Army) -37949, 
1959 - Admon: Walter Charles LAWES-118297, 
1961 - Marriage: Harry L CHALLIS-114890 and Nancy E LAWS-114891, Clark NV USA
1967 - Marriage: Stephen G LAWS-114864 and Jane E FREDETTE-114865, Marin CA
1972 - Marriage: Laurie KERR-125279 and Janette Judith LAWS-125278, Chermside QLD              AUSTRALIA
1988 - Death: Dorethy Olive LAWS-31829, NSW AUSTRALIA
1991 - Death: Allen Lee LAWS-45803, Orange CA USA
1994 - Cremation: John William LAWS (Retired Accountant) -44304, Dunedin NZ
2004 - Death: Daniel J LAWS-34532, Memorial Medical Center, Woodstock IL USA
2004 - Burial: James Russell LAWS (Hospital Administrator) -34475, Maryville MO USA


To see
 our full database, which now contains 
42,037 People   
12,829 Families
104,370 Events 
in 19,245 Places

You should join us today


To Apply for an account
 Just send an email to 




Let me send Fraternal Greetings to all our subscribers across the world,  

22,812 pageviews since we started in June 2014

The Top 10 Viewers include

USA 8160 - Germany 5139 - UK 2511 - Russia 1560 - France 1387
Ukraine 802 - Australia 383 - Turkey 352 - Ireland 268 - Canada 223
Plus 30 other countries

To move up into the top 10, please forward this blog!

=====================================================================

The content provided on this site is not guaranteed to be error free - It is always advised that you consult original records.


Member of The Guild of One-Name Studies



"This organization recognizes the United Nations' International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024. We reach out to all regardless of race, color, creed or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance.”

With grateful thanks to Simon Knott for permission to reproduce his photographs on this site see :-http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/

Popular posts from this blog

Saturday 19th May 2018 - Number 3139

Welcome  to  the Laws Family Blog

We reach out to all, regardless of Race, Colour, Creed, Gender & Orientation, or National Origin, with support for researching family history and documenting cultural inheritance. -------------------------------
We send Sincere Best wishes to
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle
on the occasion of their marriage
in St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle England



Today's Blog





-------------------------------
Dear Ancestor,- Your tombstone stands amongst the rest, neglected and alone The names and dates are chiseled 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 w…

Tuesday 8th May 2018 - Number 3128

Welcome  to  the Laws Family Blog

We reach out to all, regardless of Race, Colour, Creed, Gender & Orientation, or National Origin, with support for researching family history and documenting cultural inheritance. -------------------------------







-------------------------------
Dear Ancestor,- Your tombstone stands amongst the rest, neglected and alone The names and dates are chiseled 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. 

-------------------------------
 LAWS FAMILY REGISTER
We are happy to work on your  LAWS FAMILY TREE (maybe we already have)
En…

Friday 6th April 2018 - Number 3096

Welcome  to  the Laws Family Blog

We reach out to all, regardless of Race, Colour, Creed, Gender & Orientation, or National Origin, with support for researching family history and documenting cultural inheritance. -------------------------------



-------------------------------
Dear Ancestor,- Your tombstone stands amongst the rest, neglected and alone The names and dates are chiseled 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. 

-------------------------------
 LAWS FAMILY REGISTER
We are happy to work on your  LAWS FAMILY TREE (maybe we already have)
En…