Saturday, September 10, 2016

10th September 3016 - Number 1003

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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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from June 30, 30164

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                                                     FROM OUR DATABASE

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Family Events for the 10th September, from our database


1721 - Baptism: Elinor LAWS-5004, Exeter DEV UK

                                                  The Cathedral, Exeter Devon UK

1860 - Birth: James LAWS-11662, South Hetton DUR UK

1860 - Birth: Joseph Frank LAWES (Coachman) -541, Upton Lovell WIL UK

                                                 Upton Lovell Wiltshire UK

1876 - Baptism: Thirza Peninnah Arabella LAWS-4239, East Stoke DOR UK

                                                        East Stoke Dorset UK

1878 - Birth: John William LAWS (Wagonette Driver) -5894, Hingham NFK UK

1889 - Birth: Bertie James LAWES (Australian Army)-12965, Leichhardt, NSW AUSTRALIA

1903 - Birth: Margaret LAWS-40945, Gateshead DUR UK

1905 - Birth: Wilber H LAWS-42000, Crawford County, AK United States

1912 - Birth: Elsie LAWS-38204, 

1914 - Birth: Robert Fruen LAWES-37373, 


1866 - Marriage: William Bennett LAWS-30490 and Louisa WEBB-30491, Weakley TN USA

1881 - Marriage: John ELDRID (Leather Merchant) -17642 and Emily A LAWS-5804,                         Hampstead MDX UK

                                        Spaniards Inn, Hampstread Heath MDX UK

1905 - Marriage: Arthur James JONES-23021 and Minnie Dora LAWS-23020, Mt Vernon,                   Franklin Co TX United States

DEATHS & burials

1820 - Burial: Thomas LAWS-2962, Wareham DOR UK

                                                         Wareham Dorset UK

1900 - Death: Mary Ann LAWS-30314, 

1906 - Death: Margert Elizabeth LAWS-30392, Chanut KS United States

1941 - Death: Thomas LAWS-38376, St Louis MO United States

1944 - Death: William Henry LAWS-19335, Los Angeles CA United States

1945 - Burial: James Robert LAWS-19509, Hartford, Coffey Co KS United States

1952 - Death: Oliver Alfred LAWS-12531, Salmon Arm BC CANADA

1966 - Death: Martha Ann LAWS-39266, Newcastle upon Tyne NBL UK

                                           Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1970 - Death: Alicia Mary LAWS-38125, Castle Hill NSW AUSTRALIA

1979 - Death: Howard LAWS-30646, Franklin Co OH United States

1984 - Death: Jake M LAWS (PVT US Army) -16688, Los Angeles, CA United States

2003 - Death: Edward George LAWS (Turbine Engineer) -12630, St Johns Hospital, 
          Springfield IL United States

2004 - Death: Charles Richard LAWS-19731, 

2007 - Death: Lorraine Doris LAWS-3277, Shepparton VIC AUSTRALIA


1914 - Emigration: Alfred William LAWS (Reverend) -10980, Buenos Aires ARGENTINA

1914 - Enlistment: John William LAWS (ARMY Acting Sergeant  2767) -26088, 
          Portsmouth HAM UK

                                   HMS 'Victory' moored at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard

1967 - Discharged: Murray Barry Milton LAWES (CPO Writer RAN) -33779, 



1874 - Birth Elizabeth Emily Bessie GRIMANI-14291, Deptford KEN UK
          (Part of my extended family)

1877 - Birth: Martha Hannah SAGE (Housemaid) -38913, Layham SFK UK


1909 - Death: Stiles Mounterville TAYLOR-23015, Franklin Co TX United States

1943 - Death: George CROSS-16521, Goodna, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1970 - Death: Alicia M JAMISON-14725, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA

2001 - Death: Joan Doreen MARCHANT-35156, Norwich NFK UK

                                               The Cathedral, Norwich Norfolk 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 crypt.

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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