Tuesday, August 30, 2016

LFR 30 August 2016 - Number 0992

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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 30th August, from our database

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Family Events

1718 - Birth: Eunice HOSLEY-3662, Billerica, Middlesex Co. MA United States
1740 - Marriage: James LAWS-6585 and Ruth BROWN-6586, Heigham NFK UK
1807 - Will: Seth LAWES (Gentleman) -31982, Charlton HAM UK
1826 - Marriage: Charles CHAMBERS-3418 and Mary Ann LAWS-3398, 
          Great Yarmouth NFK UK

                                                 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk UK

1834 - Marriage: Isaac  LAWS (Gardener)-744 and Jane  KETTLE (Widow - Laundress)-745,             Thames Ditton SRY UK
1844 - Baptism: Johanna Hendrina LAWS-34539, Tynemouth NBL UK

                                                  Tynemouth Northumberland UK

1845 - Birth: William Gordon LAWS-34616, Barrasford NBL UK
1846 - Baptism: Isabella LAWS-21613, Houghton le Spring DUR UK
1853 - Death: William LAWS-32458, Lumley Colliery DUR UK
1856 - Occupation: Edward  LAWS(Steward on Ship "TELEGRAPH"27165, 
1864 - Baptism: Ellen LAWS-6238, Stratton Strawless NFK UK

                                             Stratton Strawless Norfolk UK

1865 - Birth: Francis Whillis LAWES  (Shipwright)-876, Woolwich KEN UK

                                Woolwich Free Ferry (Steam Paddle Wheeler of my youth)

1867 - Death: William Webster  LAWS (Grocer)-7926, Great Yarmouth NFK UK
1868 - Baptism: Louisa Ann LAWS-23926, Hawkinge KEN UK
1874 - Birth: Julia Eliza LAWS (Drapers Shop assistant) -6486, Old Catton, Norwich NFK
1878 - Birth: John Joseph Michael LAWES (Master Mariner/RN 185088) -1975, 
          Gunards Head CON UK
1886 - Marriage: George Henry WARE-30384 and Alice Louisa LAWS (Housemaid / Spinster)           - 10125, Plaistow ESS UK
1891 - Birth: Frank Leslie LAWS (Plasterer) -12045, 
1893 - Burial: James LAWES-27226, 
1893 - Death: William LAWS (Butler retired) -5355, Washington DUR UK
1900 - Baptism: Gilbert Henry Powell LAWS-14443, Greenwich KEN UK

                                                       Greenwich Kent UK

1901 - Birth: Arthur LAWS (Shoe Worker Examiner) -42644, 
1909 - Birth: Samuel Kenneth LAWS-25112, 
1909 - Birth: Jack LAWS (RAAF Flying Officer 412979) -12916, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA
1910 - Death: Elizabeth LAWS-18358, 
1915 - Birth: James Parley LAWS-13834, Blanding UT United States
1916 - Marriage: William CHILTON-2686 and Clara Lillie LAWES-2665, Rock Springs,                     Sweetwater WY United States

1918 - Death: Thomas Cresswell LAWS (Master Mariner & Steamship Agent) -8307, 
          Liverpool LAN UK
1918 - Death: Charles LAWS (Farmer) -3183, Kialla VIC AUSTRALIA
1918 - Death: William Henry LAWES (ARMY Private 146487) -2429, FRANCE
1922 - Residence: Charles LAWS-22875, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA
1923 - Death: William James LAWES-2402, St.Andrews Hospital, Devon Road, Bromley KEN
1923 - Death: Alfred LAWES-723, Battersea SRY UK
1930 - Death: Christopher Columbus LAWS-17188, Rutherford County NC United States
1944 - Death: Naff L LAWS (Seaman 1st class US Navy 9665491) -36670, 
1949 - Death: Everett LAWS-20528, 
1951 - Death: Jeffery James LAWS (Railway Clerk) -32273, Felixstowe SFK but
           resided Ipswich SFK UK
1958 - Death: Basil W LAWS (MUSC2C US Army) -16649, 
1997 - Death: Le-Mon L LAWS (PV2 US Army)-16752, 
1998 - Death: James Maxwell LAWS-37076, 
2003 - Burial: Lovancy LAWS-12311, Hollywood, Carteret, North Carolina, United States
2011 - Cremation: Terence Ronald LAWS-36994, 
2013 - Burial: Willis Taylor LAWS-39197, Cumberland City TN United States

1829 - Baptism: Thomas HARRISON (Draper) -13022, Allington WIL UK
1843 - Baptism: Elizabeth WOODFORD-474, Semley WIL UK
1867 - Birth: Roden Horace Powlett ORDE-14525,
1874 - Baptism: James Frederick  BAILEY (Fisherman)-23046, Kings Lynn NFK UK
1896 - Birth: Edith Kate HEDGES-23898, Monk Sherborne HAM UK
1916 - Burial: Sarah Sophia GOODALL-8603, Dutton Park, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
1917 - Birth: Minnie Violet MARSHALL-20780, Wandsworth SRY UK
1933 - Death: Anna WALLER-19696, Marion WV United States
1935 - Death: Martha Catherine BENTLEY-19476, Wilkes Co NC United States
1982 - Death: Mary Jane ROBERTS-33565, Peterborogh CAM UK
2005 - Death: Georgia M PERKINS-19445, Loyall KY United States

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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