Wednesday, May 25, 2016

LFR 25 May 2016 - Number 886

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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

I'm involved in many activities
volunteer in my local comunity
but there 
is still something missing


DearAncestor,-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 24th 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
1687 - Marriage: George LAWS-6160 and Susan WATSON-6161, North Runcton NFK,UK
1702 - Baptism: George LAWES-23755, Bishopstone WIL UK

                                                         Bishopstone WIL UK

1705 - Marriage: John LUCOMBE-8047 and Jane LAWS-6178, Exminster DEV UK
1705 - Christen: Jane LAWS-6178, Exminster DEV UK
1730 - Burial: John LAWS-14483, Mealrigg CUL UK
1744 - Birth: Mary LAWS-3666, Billerica, Middlesex Co. MA USA
1753 - Birth: Thomas LAWS/JUDGE-25155, Somerset MD United States
1753 - Birth: Thomas LAWS-4406,
1775 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS/JUDGE-25155 and Amelia CROPPER-25156,
1781 - Birth: Sarah LAWS-24114, Feltwell NFK UK
1807 - Baptism: Joseph LAWS-4634, Tilmey St Lawrence NFK
1808 - Baptism: Thomas Atkinson  LAWS (Master Nurseryman)-3396, Great Yarmouth NFK UK

                                                Great Yarmouth NFK UK

1844 - Marriage: Henry CLEVELEY-23722 and Ann LAWES-23721, Overton WIL UK
1859 - Military: William LAWS (Grocer / Innkeeper / Coal Merchant) -6976, GIBRALTAR
1863 - Marriage: Walter LAWS-10543 and Emma BAILEY-38871, Stepney MDX UK

                                                     St Dunstans Stepney MDX UK

1863 - Marriage: Robert Thomas NOBBS (Innkeeper) -27428 and Mary Ann LAWS-4606,
          Thorpe by Norwich NFK UK (St Matthews)
1873 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS (Ag Lab & Gardener) -3607 and Mary Ann BURTON 
          (Servant Domestic) -3608, Litcham NFK UK

                                                        Litcham NFK UK

1884 - Birth: Samuel Palmer LAWS (Gardener) -33971, Monkwearmouth DUR UK
1893 - Baptism: Wilma Hills LAWS-13810,
1894 - Death: John Gilbert LAWS-19546,
1894 - Birth: Garnett LAWS (Cpl US Army) -16704,
1897 - Burial: Elizabeth LAWS-28122, Stockton-On-Tees DUR UK
1897 - Birth: Laura Ellen LAWS-15806, Great Yarmouth NFK UK
1899 - Birth: Able LAWS-16629,
1902 - Birth: Jane Elizabeth A LAWS-35708,
1905 - Death: George Mervyn James LAWS-3732, Newcastle, NSW AUSTRALIA
1906 - Birth: Ezekeil Zacariah LAWS-36132,
1907 - Birth: Henry LAWS-37559,
1907 - Birth: Ida Elizabeth LAWS-33225,
1909 - Birth: Ralph  LAWS (PVT CO.B, 7TH BN TC US Army)-16789,
1913 - Birth: Arthur Edward Leonard  LAWS-  (Navy Lieutenant)17768, Portsmouth HAM UK

                                   HMS 'Victory' moored at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard

1914 - Birth: Charles Henry LAWS-36305, Derby DBY UK
1915 - Marriage: John George GOFTON-21960 and Mary Ann LAWS-21959,
1915 - Marriage: Alfred George LAWS (Bricklayer)-3140 and Ethel Louise PENDLE-3141,
          Dover KEN UK

                                             The Castle Dover KEN UK

1915 - Birth: Dennis Leonard LAWS-35155, Hornsey MDX UK
1915 - Death: Bernard Courtney LAWS (School-teacher) -12611,
1918 - Birth: Ann Christina LAWS (CE2, US Navy) -20461,
1918 - Birth: Velma LAWS-10970, Rutherford County NC United States
1922 - Death: Elizabeth LAWS (Widow) -8120, Ramsgate KEN UK

                                                        Ramsgate KEN UK

1931 - Marriage: Ferris O LAWS-40935 and Alta Alicia ROGERS-40936,
1935 - Death: Robert LAWES (Gas Fitter/shopkeeper)-1236, Peckham SRY UK
1937 - Marriage: James Lynn PALMER-29099 and Fern LAWS-29098, Salt Lake City UT USA
1951 - Burial: Thomas Cresswell LAWS-31266, Worthing SSX
1962 - Death: Frederick William Derwin LAWS (Retired Engineer) -32419, Maidstone KEN UK                 resided at  Herstmonceuu SSX UK

                                              River Medway at Maidstone KEN UK

1972 - Death: Maggie LAWS (Widow) -25717,
1977 - Death: Allan Spencer LAWES (RAAF 418853) -12056, Malvern VIC AUSTRALIA
2004 - Death: David LAWS-14401, Nebo NC USA
2005 - Death: Terry Edward LAWS-21318, Townsville QLD
2007 - Death: John E LAWS (Canadian Army Private) -27604,

1866 - Birth: Charles Ernest BLANCHARD (Iron Works Foreman) -26647, Crosby LIN UK
1873 - Birth: Sophia CORBETT-28672, Cockfield DUR UK
1876 - Birth: Thomas Henry WOOD-37085, Bellinger River NSW AUSTRALIA
1899 - Birth: Zela Agnes PACKARD-25129, Sherburn, Martin, Minnesota, United States
1900 - Birth: Alice ROE-32280, 
1913 - Death: Thomas William KNOWLER-25325, Maidstone KEN UK
1914 - Birth: Eva Catherine ARKLE-14324, Edmonton MDX UK
1927 - Death: Ida SELWAY (Dressmaker) -4971, Worthing SSX
2006 - Death: Bette Ann GALLAS-41698, Jamestown, Tuolumne, CA USA


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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