Sunday, September 11, 2016

11th September 2016 - Number 1004

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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 OUR DATABASE

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Family Events for today 11th September, from our database


1664 - Christen: Elizabeth LAWES-400, Upwell NFK UK

                                                        Upwell Norfolk UK

1808 - Baptism: Michael LAWES-273, Costessey NFK UK

                                                 Costessey Norfolk UK

1825 - Baptism: Sophia LAWS-6214, Stratton Strawless NFK UK

                                                Stratton Strawless Norfolk UK

1835 - Baptism: George Henry LAWS-4559, Southwark SRY UK

1847 - Birth: John William LAWS (Turncock) -26480, St GHS MDX UK

1856 - Birth: William John Munday LAWS-19599, Chertsey SRY UK

                                      Chertsey Bridge over the river Thames SRY UK

1862 - Birth: Frederick LAWS (Brick & Tile maker) -4321, Sproughton SFK UK

1889 - Birth: Thomas LAWS (Miner) -3994, Murton DUR UK

1895 - Birth: Arthur Henry LAWES (RN Able Seaman SS/4964) -22253, Salisbury WIL UK

                                          The Cathedral, Salisbury Wiltshire UK

1903 - Birth: Archibald LAWES-32009, 

1904 - Birth: Ethel LAWS-37163, TX United States

1916 - Birth: Phyllis LAWS-20511, 


1580 - Marriage: Anthony LAWES-2764 and Katherine RIDDELL-2765, Newcastle upon Tyne             NBL UK

                                                 Newcastle Upon Tyne NBL UK

1794 - Marriage: William LAWS-40340 and Sarah BARNES-40341, Lambeth SRY UK

                                         The Archbisops Palace, Lambeth SRY UK

1808 - Marriage: John LAWES-326 and Mary OLIVER-336, Breamore HAM UK

1811 - Marriage: William LAWS-36546 and Sarah WRAIGHT-9486, Goodnestone KEN UK

1879 - Marriage: John BRAWLEY-38383 and Martha LAWS-38382, Parker Co TX USA

1912 - Marriage: Frederick Alfred LAWES-36051 and Rose Etta Lucy JAMES-29873, 

1929 - Marriage: Edward Victor LAWS (Clerk) -20139 and Edith CHITTY-40401, 
          Bramley SRY UK

DEATHS &Burials

1870 - Death: John Graves LAWES (Boot & Shoe Maker) -2174, 

1907 - Death: Ida May LAWS-20564, 

1907 - Death: Ida LAWS-19530, 

1907 - Burial: Edith Hannah LAWS-7553, Dutton Park, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1919 - Death: Ann LAWS (Spinster) -6714, Walthamstow ESS UK

1939 - Death: Nathan LAWS-20593, 

1971 - Death: Myrtie Asbury LAWS-22506, Carroll Co MS United States

1982 - Death: Johanna LAWS-17052, Drummoyne, NSW AUSTRALIA


1914 - Enlistment: Matthew Smith LAWS (ARMY 16658) -28859, Wallsend NBL UK

                                            Wallsend Roman Fort Northumberland UK

1914 - Enlistment: John LAWS (ARMY Private 12401) -28836, North Shields NBL UK



1817 - Baptism: Robert CHARTERS (Joiner & Innkeeper)-14187, Torpenhow CUL UK

                                             Torpenhow CUL UK (St Michaels)

1895 - Birth: George SKINN (Miner) -28676, Leeds WRY UK

1901 - BirthRhoda HAMILTON-28345, Stoke Poges BKM UK

1911 - Birth: Herbert John FOLEY-31518, Hertford HRT UK

1911 - Birth: Gladys Hilda HENLEY (Spinster) -11098, 

1856 - Birth: Edwin George WEBBER (House Furnisher's Manager) -30889, Sion Road,                     Bristol GLS UK


1795 - Marriage: John MCMINN- (Mill Mechanic) 12430 and Mary LAPHRAIK-21792,                     Muirkirk AYR UK

DEATHS & Burials

1895 - Death: Jannet KENNEDY-38633, Lower Stewiacke, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

1920 - Death: Sarah E HOLMES-25085, Syracuse NY United States

1963 - Death: Roy McIntosh BENSTED-11536, 

1972 - Death: Rachel Emeline MILLER-36114, Graham, Alamance Co NC 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 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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