Monday, May 23, 2016

LFR 23 May 2016 - Number 884

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I'd like to celebrate the successful completion of the 2nd INVITUS Games in Orlando Florida, USA 

The USA has been a magnificent host to all  

Prince Harry closed the second ever Invictus Games in Florida on Thursday night, name-dropping US athletes Sarah Rudder and Elizabeth Marks while praising all the competitors who took part
Prince Harry an inspiration 

As a Veteran of 31 years service

I say


After watching the coverage on the BBC
I now know that I AM not the only one
with that empty space eating at my soul
involved in many activities ,and 
a volunteer in my local community
but there 
is still something missing



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. 


                       Family Events for today 15th May, from our database

We have excluded records of living people to protect their Privacy -we are not showing births after 1920 or marriages after 1940 these are only available to members of the register

If you are interested in anyone listed here, email us with the name, date and reference number, and we will happily do a look up, you might even get a whole tree! 

Family Events
1779 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWS-24113, Feltwell NFK UK
1779 - Baptism: John LAWES-23767, Bishopstone WIL UK

                                                  Bishopstone WIL UK

1831 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS-23211 and Ann WATSON-24057, Hainford NFK UK
1832 - Death: J LAWS-25165, Costessey NFK UK
1863 - Death: William LAWS-16471, OH USA
1866 - Emigration: Robert LAWS-13817, LONDON
1866 - Emigration: William Hart LAWS-13799, LONDON
1866 - Emigration: Benjamin LAWS (Labourer) -6350, LONDON
1867 - Birth: John JamesLAWS (Joiner) -7291, Sunderland DUR UK
1874 - Marriage: John LAWS-28929 and Mary ADAMS-28930, Feltwell NFK UK
1875 - Baptism: Minnie August LAWS-5254, Hawkinge KEN UK
1884 - Birth: Arthur LAWES (Horseman on Farm) -30101, Tydd St Mary LIN UK
1895 - Birth: Richard William LAWS (Australian Army - Private 4829) -11512, Berry NSW                       AUSTRALIA
1905 - Birth: Harry LAWS-35904,
1905 - Birth: Catherine Stoker LAWS-30447, Byker NBL UK
1910 - Birth: George Edward LAWS-36136,
1914 - Birth: Agnes V LAWS (Cafe Assistant) -42724,
1920 - Residence: Herbert Edward LAWS (Shop Assistant) -22626, Bolton LAN UK
1952 - Death: Nurrabeal Spencer LAWES-24582, Heidelberg VIC AUSTRALIA
1956 - Death: Henry Walton LAWS (Clerk to Gas Company) -4076, Great Yarmouth NFK UK

                                                       Great Yarmouth NFK UK

1960 - Death: William George LAWES-36054, Launcester, Tasmainia AUSTRALIA
1985 - Burial: Muriel Alice LAWS (Unpaid Domestic Work) -31263, Worthing SSX UK
1994 - Death: Ethel LAWS-37163, Los Angeles CA United States
2002 - Death: Cecil Alfred LAWS-41407, HAM UK
2008 - Death: Alan Burton LAWS-38613, East Dereham NFK UK

1776 - Birth: Isobel MCMINN-21793, Borgue KCB UK
1815 - Marriage: Matthew SMITH-31076 and Charlotte KNAPPETT-31077, Norwich NFK UK
1824 - Death: Hannah CARLETON-3671, Salem, Essex Co MA USA
1855 - Birth: Stella Evelean IRELAND-40359, Suffolk NY USA
1857 - Death: Sarah JOHNSON-34562, Prudhoe NBL UK
1866 - Emigration: Mary HART-13798, LONDON
1870 - Birth: Lily MITCHELL-20049, West Winch NFK
1912 - Birth: Muriel TURNER (Mothers Companion)-1231, Whitby NRY UK
1916 - Birth: Margaret CLEGG-28212, Stalybridge CHS UK
1920 - Residence: Beatrice MILES-36830, Burnley LAN UK
1938 - Death: Kathleen Marjorie Livingstone HODGSON-231, Blything SFK UK
2000 - Death: Michael David LAWRENCE (Civil ServAnt) -28424, Northallerton NRY UK


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's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypy.

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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