Sunday, March 13, 2016

LFR 07 March -- Number 807 - 808

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Family Events for today 07 March

1735 - Baptism: Andrew Hingston LAWS-38453, Stepney MDX UK

                                                       St Dunstans Stepney MDX UK

1742 - Baptism: John LAWES-42181, Coombe Bissett WIL UK

                                                         Coombe Bissett WIL UK

1825 - Birth: Henry LAWS (Tailor) -6654, Fincham NFK UK

                                                               Fincham NFK UK

1832 - Baptism: William LAWES-41938, Bower Chalke WIL UK

                                               Holy Trinity, Bower Chalke WIL UK

1846 - Death: Annie LAWS (Spinster) -8888, Ovington NBL UK
1847 - Baptism: Richard LAWES-892, Coombe Bissett WIL UK
1866 - Occupation: William LAWS (Cook on Ship) -51792,
1867 - Burial: Jane LAWS-115069, Ealing MIDX UK
1870 - Miscellaneous: Sarah Ann LAWS (Steerage passenger on Steamship) -38484,
           MELBOURNE to SYDNEY
1870 - Birth: Willie A LAWS-7139,
1872 - Marriage: George DE LAPP-123289 and Ida Sarah LAWS-123288, Carroll Co MS USA
1877 - Marriage: James Marion LAWS-56620 and Luzany Neffany BOWLIN-56621,
           Weakley Co., TN USA
1877 - Death: Hannah LAWS-30266,
1881 - Birth: Ernest Francis LAWS-9681, Clapham SRY UK
1894 - Burial: Thomas Leng LAWES-53544, Stockton-On-Tees DUR UK
1898 - Will Proved: Emma LAWES (Spinster) -17952,
1898 - Miscellaneous: Henry LAWES (Hosier) -2244,
1907 - Birth: Mary Thanie LAWS-48727,
1908 - Birth: Harold Sidney LAWS-122040,
1915 - Birth: Henrietta Jessica LAWS-118655,
1917 - Marriage: Louis BERJEAU-31787 and Eva Mary LAWS-31786, Nelson BC CANADA
1922 - Birth: Roberta Mae LAWS-167497, Laurel Co KY USA
1923 - Birth: Patricia Doreen LAWES-29280, Shanklin IOW UK
1924 - Burial: Doreen Glentworth LAWS-53498, Stockton-On-Tees DUR UK
1930 - Birth: Charles David LAWS-117561,
1933 - Burial: John Thomas LAWS (Gas Worker) -42233, The Necropolis, Rookwood, NSW                        Australia
1938 - Birth &  Death: Murray LAWS-122531,
1944 - Death: Robert James LAWES (ARMY Guardsman 2620923) 45019,
1945 - Birth: Dean Robert LAWS-39389, Almeda CA USA
1946 - Marriage: Clifford Oliver DODSON-3548 and Phyllis Melva LAWS-3497, Shepparton VIC              Australia (Methodist Parsonage)
1946 - Death: Corbett LAWS (1st Lt U.S. Army Air Forces 0-730335) -120028,
1947 - Death: Walter Grey LAWS-41514, St.Maries ID USA
1948 - Birth: Stephen LAWS (Taxi Driver) -53924, Seaham Harbour DUR UK
1951 - Death: George Thomas LAWS (Wine & Spirit Merchant) 6050, Kings Lynn NFK UK

                                                          Kings Lynn NFK UK

1952 - Marriage: Stuart Richard LAWS-3439 and Christine ARTHUR-3478,
1952 - Birth: Stuart Richard LAWS-3439,
1959 - Marriage: Michael Stuart LAWES-100790 and Jean Mary KNIGHT-100791,
           Leicester LEI UK
1961 - Death: John William LAWES-124236, Dogsthorpe NTH UK
1962 - Estate to: Walter Robert LAWES-118534,
1973 - Death: Albert LAWS (Farmer) -3425, Moroopna, VIC AUSTRALIA
1974 - Birth: Allen Christian LAWES-34276, Blackfoot, Bingham ID USA
1992 - Death Cremation & Burial : Edith Winifred  LAWS (Widow)-44303, Dunedin NZ
1992 - Death: Earl C LAWS (MM1C US Navy) -37932,


1692 - Burial: Frances LAWES (Widow of Ceaser CARTER) ???-636,
1750 - Birth: Isobel BURNEY-31599, Gretna Green DUM UK
1858 - Marriage: Joseph JENNINGS (Miner) -125199 and Sarah HAIGH-125200, Stanley cun                    Wrenthorpe WRY UK
1863 - Marriage: Thomas JENNINGS (Blacksmiths Striker) -44973 and Harriet RYCROFT                        125201, Stanley cun Wrenthorpe  WRY UK
1872 - Birth: Ernest AYERS-28605, Little Raveley HUN UK
1877 - Marriage: Daniel  GODFREY- (Solicitor)122571 and Helen SEPPINGS-122570,
           Taunton SOM UK
1889 - Marriage: Edward Russell (Market Gardener) MOONEY-34698 and                                                    Lucy WELLS (Barmaid) -7692, St.Seperchure London MIDX, Lucy (Reputed to be a,                        "Gaiety Girl")
           (My maternal Great grandparents) 
1912 - Death: Emma Salome ROUS-4539, Offton SFK UK
1915 - Death: Elizabeth RIDGERS-100, Aldershot HAM UK
1940 - Death: Abi C MILLER-40878, Los Angeles CA USA
1960 - Death: Ann HINSON-7697, Edmonton MDX UK
1983 - Death: Angus Lesley AUSTIN-29281, Coventry WAR UK

LFR 08 March Number 808

Family Events

1780 - Admon: Thomas LAWS (Seaman HMS Egmont) -120808,
1807 - Marriage: Cuthbert LAWS-116997 and Ann NESBITT-119975, Washington DUR UK
1813 - Burial: Francis LAWS-118336, Stepney MDX UK
1835 - Birth: Mary LAWES (Dressmaker) -59290, Stapleton GLS UK
1835 - Baptism: Rhoda LAWS-5609, Littleport CAM UK

                                                            Littleport CAM UK

1836 - Will: Hannah LAWS (Widow) 39582,
1836 - Will Proved: Christopher LAWS (Master Mariner of Frigate "Pollock") -97222,                                     Bishopwearmouth DUR UK
1840 - Baptism: Amy Ellen LAWES-1193, Coslany NFK UK
1851 - Death: Edward LAWES-45712, West Lavington WIL UK
1865 - Burial: Sax LAWS (PVT US Army) -38081, Hopewell VA USA
1885 - Marriage: Frederick G LAWES (Coachman Groom Domestic) -1865 and
           Adelaide Pamela Palmer KNIGHTS-53737, Hersham SRY UK
1885 - Death: Emily LAWS-49212,
1886 - Birth: Frederick Hayward LAWES (ARMY Private 62748) -54375, ShalfordS RY UK
1897 - Burial: Benjamin LAWS- (Moulder in Foundry) 4731, Bungay SFK UK
1899 - Birth: Edgar Worthy LAWES-36984, Hinton Martel DOR UK
1905 - Birth: Winifred Ruth LAWS-96278, Cardiff GLA UK
1906 - Birth: Reginald Charles T LAWS (Australian Army & Sawmill Manager) -32360,
           Herons Creek NSW AUSTRALIA
1910 - Birth: Arthur Henry LAWS (Seaman 4th Engineer) -120632, South Shields DUR UK
1911 - Death: Sarah Jane LAWS (Widow) -7731, Tilehurst BRK
1913 - Will Proved: Thomas LAWES (Wholesale Cabinet Maker (British Citizen) -1208,
1915 - Enlistment: Arthur Murray LAWS (ARMY Gunner 755846) -54405, Hebburn DUR UK
1916 - Residence: James Albert LAWS (ARMY Private 871424) -6866, Winnipeg SK CANADA
1916 - Residence: Alice LAWS-167415, Hythe KEN UK
1916 - Military: James Albert LAWS (ARMY Private 871424) -6866,
1921 - Birth: Alfonso V LAWS-45799, MI USA
1921 - Birth: George W LAWES (Sgt US Army) -37872,
1929 - Death: Edward LAWS Farm Bailiff) -2960,
1931 - Birth: Robert William LAWES-506, Leigh on Sea ESS UK

                                                           Leigh on Sea ESS UK

1932 - Will Proved: Matilda LAWES-2898, Basford NTT UK

                                                                Basford NTT UK

1933 - Marriage: Edgar Charles LAWS (Farmer) -3492 and Dorethy ANDERSON-3518,
1937 - Birth: Leonard William LAWES-121864,

1863 - Birth: Isaac Cornelius LEWIS-115886, 
1885 - Death: James W AYRES-49211, NC United States
1894 - Death: Eveline RILEY-119987, 
1919 - Burial: Sarah Ann WATSON-3166, Stockton-On-Tees DUR UK
1931 - Birth: Margaret R WALDEN-124159, 
1945 - Miscellaneous: Mary Ann STEELE-122852, 
1992 - Death: Eileen Elizabeth SIMPSON-19034, Barnet HRT UK

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A Child of the Twenties

A suburban childhood of the Twenties 

as seen from the Ninteen Nineties

by my late father John Robert Laws 1921-2008

The tradesmen were the people who are impressed on my memory. Delivery was order of the day despite shopping on an almost daily basis. The milkman had an open backed float with churns in it and would dip the milk out with a long handled measure into your jug. It was not long till he graduated to a horse and cart with four wheels and milk in glass bottles with cardboard tops but in very hot weather, despite two deliveries a day, you still had to boil the milk soon after delivery before it went off. 

My mother used to tell me that when she lived in Devon as a child they had their own cow and that after milking she would separate the cream which she loved and churn the butter. That was all gone for town dwellers of course, but in the grocers shop the butter would still be scooped up and patted into shape instead of arriving in oblong paper packets.

The grocer delivered as well and his man would arrive at the door step and jog the memory with a verbal list of commodities delivered in a rapid fire voice rather like a market auctioneer."Salt-Pepper-Vinegar-Mustard" he would fire away and then take up his list at the same point after he had been interrupted with an item. 

The baker's man pulled a two wheeled handcart with a rounded top and a leg at the back so that it didn't tip up when he let go. He would delve into this for the loaf you wanted, warm and crusty and certainly not wrapped or sliced! The postman was distinctive in his blue uniform with red piping and his odd little flat hat, almost a helmet. He did not bring a load of junk mail for the dustman to take away again, and what he delivered today had been posted yesterday except from foreign parts.

It is odd to have no memory of a butcher delivering at that time, perhaps my mother preferred to select our meat in the shop. There were certainly butchers boys to be seen on their delivery bicycles with a basket on the front, whistling their way around the streets. Later, in the thirties we had a butcher who would call early and then would come back with the meat in time for lunch. Going by the name of Sam Collins he was a big beefy fellow with a perpetual grin who was everybody’s friend.

There were street traders in the twenties as throughout the ages. A muffin man came along the street at weekends ringing his handball with a cloth covering a tray of muffins and crumpets on his head. From time to time a knife grinder would come along with a grinding wheel attached to the front of his bicycle and worked in some mysterious way from the pedals. He called as he came, offering his services and out would come the women with their carvers and kitchen knives to sharpen. Most doorsteps were sandstone anyway so there were plenty who managed well without him.

In the High Street there were those who offered oddments from doorways, matches and lemons spring to mind. Along the gutters the sandwich board men, walked, enclosed in their advertising matter or calls to repentance, sometimes singly sometimes in threes or fours in a straggling crocodile. 

Occasionally there was an organ grinder on the corner of a side street, winding his handle and his mechanical music would add to the general street noise. There is an impression of noisiness in the High Street. Apart from the street traders there were trams clattering on their steel rails, horses were iron shod and so were the wheels of most of the carts. Lorries vans and cars were less well silenced and there was even the occasional Steam traction engine. However there were no motor scooters and the few motorbikes did not roar around as they do now.    

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