Sunday, September 18, 2016

18th September 2016 - Number 1011

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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 18th September from our database


1760 - Christen: Stephen LAWES-30, Knights Enham, Hampshire, UK

1764 - Baptism: Joseph LAWS-25749, Tarrant Hinton DOR UK

1814 - Baptism: Robert LAWS (Farmer 196 acres & 3 men) -6554, Tanfield DUR UK

1827 - Christen: Sarah LAWS-3480, Folkestone KEN UK

                                                         Folkestone KENT UK

1831 - Baptism: Edward Kent LAWS-14273, Clapham SRY UK

1849 - Birth: George Robert LAWS (Grocer) -5883, Great Yarmouth NFK UK

                                                    Great Ysrmouth NFK UK

1853 - Baptism: Elizabeth Susannah LAWS-4577, Norwich NFK UK

                                                 The Cathedral, Norwich NFK UK

1857 - Birth: Margaret LAWS-3790, Tivetshall St Mary NFK UK

                                                      Tivenshall Norfolk UK

1859 - Birth: William Charles LAWS (Library Attendant)-7880, 

1881 - Baptism: Frederick Harry LAWS- (Ag Lab)16358, Litcham NFK UK

                                                         Litchsm Norfolk UK

1882 - Birth: Reuben William LAWS -Warehouseman) 4489, South Shields DUR UK

1898 - Birth: John Frederick LAWES (Mayor of Bath?) -14517, Cardiff GLA UK

1904 - Birth: Alexander Trevor LAWS-10490, NZ


1636 - Marriage: Edward LAWES-1578 and Ellen BETTS-1579, Ranworth NFK UK

1764 - Marriage: James LAWS (Innkeeper & Agent for London Trades) -3383 and Mary Anne             or Anne EASTMURE-3384, Great Yarmouth NFK UK

                                                   Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1807 - Marriage: Samuel HATSELL-8101 and Elizabeth LAWS-7369, Dymchurch KEN UK

1851 - Marriage: John A LAWS-23273 and Eliza MORRISSEY-25131, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw           MI United States

1931 - Marriage: Ashley LEONARD (Brickyard Labourer) -8156 and Ivy Frances LAWS-5465,           Pluckley KEN UK


1914 - Enlistment: Benjamin LAWS (ARMY Private 16569) -22180, 

DEATHS & Burials

1611 - Death: William LAWS-34567

1819 - Death: Cassandra LAWES-1265, Coombe Bissett WIL UK

                                                  Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1857 - Death: John Henry LAWS (Master Mariner) -8034, 

1889 - Death: Jane LAWS (Laundress) -31567, Lambeth SRY UK

                         Lambeth Palace, the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury UK

1918 - Death: A C LAWES (ARMY Private 205237) -22159, 

1931 - Death: Charles Henry LAWES-955, Hersham SRY UK

1935 - Death: Minnie LAWES-731, Orsett Lodge, Orsett ESS UK

1940 - Death: William LAWS-34921, 

1944 - Death: Albert William LAWES-39032, Mauchline AYR but resided at Wallingford BRK 

1944 - Death: Caroline Gowler LAWS-10726, Peterborogh CAM UK

1957 - Death: Edgar Horace LAWS-25048, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA

1966 - Death: Albert Leslie LAWES (Shipping Agent) -27145, 

1975 - Death: Charles William Griffiths LAWS (Teacher) -3709, Hurlstone Park, Belmore NSW           AUSTRALIA

1990 - Burial: Vaughn David LAWS (S1C US Navy) -16810, Salisbury NC United States

1998 - Death: Adele Marie LAWES-24924, Napoleonville, Assumption County, LO USA

1998 - Death: Sidney Francis H LAWS-14589, Erskineville NSW AUSTRALIA

2007 - Death: Billie Reeves LAWS (SFC Ret)-26611, Newport VA United States

2014 - Cremation: Frederick S LAWS-40235, Ipswich SFK UK

                                           St Nicholas Street, Ipswich Suffolk UK



1803 - Birth: Mary DOUGLAS-37802, SCOTLAND

1845 - Birth: Harriet WALES-5662, MDX UK (St George in the East)

1891 - Birth: Lucy Cordelia JOHNSON-13805, Diaz, Galeana, Chihuahua MEXICO

1892 - Birth: Mary GOLDING-36020, Whitchurch HAM UK

1905 - Birth: Catherine S HOWARD (Married Hop-Picker)-42449, 

1790 - Death: Henry Frederick HANOVER Duke of Cumberland-4631, KEN

1819 - Death: Cassandra JAY-20326, Coombe Bissett WIL UK

1859 - Burial: Julianna Alexandriana MCMINN-22006, Torpenhow CUL UK

1882 - Death: Elizabeth WHYMENT-9217, Lutterworth LEI UK (St Mary the Virgin)

1995 - Death: Augusta KING-26926, Burnsville, Yancy Co, NC United States

2003 - Death: Mary Frances Katherine PHILLIPS-12645, Birch Run MI 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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