Friday, August 26, 2016

LFR 26th August 2016 - Number 0978

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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 26th August, from our database

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Family Events
1713 - Marriage: Henry LAWES-12794 and Elizabeth SYMONDS-12795, Norwich NFK UK

                                                The Cathedral Norwich, Norfolk UK

1742 - Baptism: William LAWES-20338, Coombe Bissett WIL UK

Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK 

1798 - Baptism: Edward LAWS-20168, Gateshead DUR UK
1817 - Baptism: Louisa LAWES-31988, Andover HAM UK

                                                       Andover Hampshire UK

1821 - Marriage: James BECKHAM (Widower) -11798 and Sarah LAWS (Widow) -11799,                     Norwich NFK UK
1849 - Marriage: William LOVELL-3633 and Jane Ann LAWS-6987, Portsmouth HAM UK

                                       Nelson's 'Victory' moored at Portsea Hampshire UK

1850 - Birth: John William Horton LAWS(Bricklayer) 4315, Cheriton KEN UK
1858 - Occupation: Francis LAWS (Steward on Ship)-27173, 

1868 - Marriage: Thomas Cresswell LAWS (Master Mariner & Steamship Agent) -8307 and                       Hannah HARTLEY-38165, Stockton-On-Tees DUR UK
1877 - Death: Amy Delila LAWS-22526, Union Co IL
1881 - Marriage: Charles Adolphus MANGUM-11225 and Delia Ann LAWS-11215, 
          Orange Co.NC United States
1884 - Birth: John William LAWS (RN F5314) -24403, Brixton SRY UK
1889 - Death: William LAWS (Fancy Draper) -7500, Hounslow MDX UK
1894 - Birth: William Mckinley LAWS-29448, Madison Co KY United States
1904 - Birth: Rose LAWS-28384, Wandsworth SRY UK
1907 - Marriage: John LAWS (ARMY  L/ 10176 Private)-5175 and Mary ???-41554, 
          Kensington MDX UK
1913 - Birth: Cecil Arthur Edward LAWS-14550, Molong NSW Australia
1916 - Death: Mary LAWS (Widow) -24901, Kidder, Caldwell Co MO United States
1960 - Death: Florence E LAWS-21699, Botany Bay NSW AUSTRALIA
1985 - Burial: Barbara LAWS-36978, San Mateo CA United States
2004 - Death: Tony Ray LAWS-16868, Harmony NC United States
2005 - Death: Howard Sterling LAWS-11298, 

1809 - Baptism: Michael Harrison BIRD- (Seaman) 7099, Kingston Upon Hull ERY UK
1811 - Baptism: William LUSH (Thatcher) -23724, Bower Chalke WIL UK
1838 - Marriage: Robert BRANT (Labourer) -20836 and Jane GLOVER-20837, Boston LIN UK

                                                  St Botolphs Boston Lincolnshire
                                                               (The Stump)

1838 - Baptism: Elizabeth CHARTERS-6650, Aspatria CUL UK
1867 - Birth: Mary Anne CLEGG (Cotton Winder) -7104, Kirkcudbright KCD UK
1908 - Birth: Leslie Norris WALKER-9789, Yeadon WRY UK
1918 - Death: Elizabeth CHARTERS-14194, Blennerhasset CUL UK
1942 - Death: Hermione Octavia C SCHENLEY-30879, 
1942 - Death: Hannah MASON-3993, Seaham Harbour DUR 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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