Thursday, September 08, 2016

8th September 2016 - Number 1001

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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 8th September from our database


1796 - Birth: William Robert LAWS -37741, 

1811 - Baptism: Edward LAWS-37591, Hilgay NFK UK

                                                         Hilgay Norfolk UK

1829 - Baptism: Lucinda Ann LAWS-7158, Stepney MDX UK

                                        St Dunstans, Stepney Parish Church MDX UK

1833 - Christen: Sarah LAWS-20018, St Botolphs, without Aldgate MDX UK born Minories               City of London

1833 - Baptism: Caroline Ann LAWS-16418, Southwark SRY UK

1839 - Christen: John LAWES-1117, Holbeach LIN UK

                             Holbeach Area & the Lincolnshire / Cambridgeshire / Norfolk Fens

1852 - Christen: Katherine E LAWS-3413, St.John Horsley Downs Bermondsey SRY UK

1856 - Birth: Mary Ann Eliza LAWS-10754, Westminster MDX UK

1860 - Birth: Rosetta  LAWES (Housemaid)-2510, Coombe Bissett WIL UK

                                   Coombe Bissett (St Michael all Angels) Wiltshire UK

1905 - Baptism: Elizabeth LAWS-21477 (Twin with John 21476) , Ryhope DUR UK


1858 - Marriage: Charles BUTLER-26687 and Elizabeth LAWS-26685, Whittlesey CAM UK

                                            Whittlesey St Andrew CAM UK

1858 - Marriage: Samuel Harper RICHES  (Law Stationer)-14287 and                                                 Emily Jane LAWS (Dressmaker) -14286, Stepney MDX UK

1889 - Marriage: Francis Samuel HORROCKS (Waiter) -28577 and Alice LAWES- 
          (Nurse / Spinster) 925, Greenwich KEN UK

                                                        Greenwich Kent UK

1900 - Marriage: Edgar Percy Cecil LAWS (Printers Reader)-5024 and 
          Sarah Charlotte BARRATT-31326, CITY OF LONDON


1851 - Occupation: John Henry LAWS (Master Mariner)-8034, 

DEATHS & Burials

1860 - Death: Margaret LAWS (Servant) -21611, 

1891 - Death: Sarah LAWS-34581, Edinburgh MLN UK

                                           The Castle, Edinburgh MLN SCOTLAND

1891 - Death: Sarah LAWS-8216, Bombay INDIA

1930 - Burial: Charles Watson LAWS (Fancy Draper) -2971, Stockton-On-Tees DUR UK

1944 - Death: Norman Alexander LAWS(ARMY Trooper 7915590) 22317, 

1946 - Death: Caroline LAWES-227, 

1962 - Death: Florence Mary Whittaker LAWES-39048, Eccles LAN UK

1965 - Death: Sidney Thomas LAWES-31938, Newport IOW UK resided at St Helena IOW

1966 - Death: Albert Charles LAWS (Australian Army)-12878, Rochester VIC AUSTRALIA

2014 - Death: Edmond Max LAWS-41444, Lexington NC United States



1822 - Baptism: Elizabeth THOMPSON-8716, Newcastle upon Tyne NBL UK

                                            Newcastle Upon Tyne Nouthumberland UK

1861 - Birth: Helen DOW-3259, Maffia VIC AUSTRALIA

1863 - Birth: John POFFENBERGER-12324, Chewsville, Washington Co MD United States

1869 - Birth: Alice Anne HOLMAN-23108, Stratford ESS UK

1910 - Birth: Reuben W FLETCHER-27590, Granville NSW AUSTRALIA


2009 - Death: Peggie Jean ALLEN-41697, 

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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