Wednesday, August 24, 2016

LFR 24th August 2016 - Number 0976

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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. 



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                       Family Events for today 19th August, from our database

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Family Events
1734 - Burial: Richard LAWS-7529, St.James Clerkenwell MDX
1797 - Marriage: William LAWS-31133 and Mary Ann PALMER (former Widow) -31134,                    Deptford KEN UK
1807 - Birth: Jane LAWS (Spinster) -7324, Cambo NBL UK
1819 - Marriage: Edward LAWS-5162 and Sarah CHURCH-5163, Whitchurch HAM UK
1828 - Baptism: Ellen Mary LAWS-24268, Portsea HAM UK
1828 - Baptism: Elijah John LAWS (Labourer)-3909, Portsea HAM UK

                                     HMS.'Victory' moored in Portsea Naval Dockyard

1859 - Burial: James LAWS (Ag Lab) -3632, Bournmouth DOR UK

                                     Bournemouth on the Dorset / Hampshire border
1861 - Death: Mary LAWES-20132, 
1862 - Marriage: Benjamin LAWS (Moulder in Foundry)-4439 and Eleanor BACON-4440,                   Bungay SFK UK

                                                 Bungay Suffolk England UK

1865 - Death: Thomas LAWS (Bricklayer / Coachman / Groom & Twin) -2955, Dorchester DOR           UK

                                               Dorchester, Dorset England UK

1885 - Birth: Albert LAWS (Tobacco Agent (BAT) -7167, Wood Green MDX UK
           (My grandfather's brother)
1899 - Birth: Edward Arthur LAWS-15500, Lincoln LIN UK

                                                 Lincoln Lincolnshire England UK

1902 - Birth: Rosie May LAWS-34290, Derby DBY UK
1906 - Birth: Edith LAWES-28570, Ealing MIDX UK
1907 - Birth: Percy Maitland LAWS (Book-keeper) -32324, Gateshead DUR UK
1907 - Birth: Bernard Oswald LAWS (Farmer) -3261, Shepparton VIC AUSTRALIA
1914 - Birth: Herbert Frederick Kitchener LAWS-34031, Greenwich KEN UK

                                         The Royal Obseratory Greenwich Kent UK

1916 - Birth: Henry Partridge LAWS (Coal Miner)-18339, Seaham Harbour DUR UK
1924 - Residence: Bolitha James LAWS (Lawyer / Judge) -10981, Washington DC United States
1928 - Marriage: Sydney George Edward LAWS (Australian Army) -14721 and 
          Norah Daphne QUIGLEY-14577, Leichhardt, NSW AUSTRALIA
1928 - Death: Ronald LAWS-20789, Kensington MDX UK
1936 - Death: Donald R LAWS-19776, Harlan Co KY United States
1939 - Death: Owen Henry Charles LAWES-41411, Cambridge CAM UK but resided 
          Witcham CAM UK

                                          Kings College Chapel, Cambridge CAM UK
1940 - Death: Percy Frederick LAWS (Decorator) -8577, Chatham KEN UK
1944 - Military: Maurice Edward Seymour LAWS-17221, Order of the British Empire
1957 - Death: James Holland LAWS-26054, Bryan TX United States
1972 - Death: Elsie Myrtle  LAWS (Nurse) -3260, Shepparton VIC AUSTRALIA
2004 - Death: Lloyd Clinton LAWS (YN3 U.S. Navy / Korea) -16833, Hospice House in 
          Topeka KS United States

1882 - Birth: Bertha Mae FRY-30455, ME United States
1886 - Death: Thomas CHARTERS (Draper) -14238, 
1895 - Birth: Charlotte Maud WINZAR-40826, St Pancras MDX UK
1912 - Birth: Percy Edward DEAL-29639, 
1918 - Burial: William George SPENDIFF (Cellarman) -38846, Meaulte FRANCE
1929 - Death: Adeline Annie BETTIS-20560, Piper, Wyandotte Co. KS USA
1977 - Death: Mary Ann Frances STEEL-21330, Dagenham  ESS 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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