Friday, September 09, 2016

9th September 2016 - Number 1002

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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 9th September, from our database


1716 - Christen: James LAWES-2052, Portsea HAM UK

                 Horatio Nelson,s Flagship HMS 'Victory' moored in Portsea Naval Dockyard

1837 - Birth: Benjamin Palmer LAWS (Coachmaker) -3373, Costessey NFK UK

                                                  Costessey Norfolk UK

1838 - Birth: Louis LAWS-40674, NC United States

1855 - Baptism: George Charles LAWS-8668, Norwich NFK UK

                                               The Cathedral, Norwich Norfolk UK

1881 - Birth: Aaron LAWS (Ag Lab) -4300, Littleport CAM UK

                                                       Littleport CAM UK

1887 - Birth: Hyden Mary Sophia LAWS-30147, Welney CAM UK

1888 - Birth: Herbert Miller LAWS (ARMY Private 4348537 former Ag Lab) -11927, 
          Kingston Upon Hull ERY UK

                                          Kingston upon Hull ERY (ftpm the North)

1890 - Birth: Eva Emily LAWS (Seamstress) -13929, Hilgay NFK UK

1896 - Birth: Gordon William LAWES-38468, 

1898 - Birth: John Claude Bennett LAWES-229, 

1906 - Birth: Colin Chamberlain LAWS- (Australian Army) 12898, 
          Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1911 - Birth: Leo Vernon LAWS (PVT US Army) -16758, 

1912 - Birth: Arthur Robert  LAWS (Ag Lab)-42672, 

1914 - Birth: Robert William LAWS-31883, 

1921 - Birth: Gertrude K LAWS (Assistant in Hardware Shop) -42606, 

1926 - Birth: Gwendoline Alice Florence LAWES-12840, Winchester HAM UK

                                              The Cathedral, Winchester HAampsuire


1793 - Marriage: Edward LAWS-5572 and Ann FOX-5573, Norwich NFK UK

                                                   Elm Hill, Norwich Norfolk UK

1846 - Marriage: Alfred LAWS (Shopkeeper & Beerhouse) -4263 and Sarah WILSON-4264,                 Stradbroke SFK UK44444

1929 - Marriage: Ernest William LAWS (Fireman NFS)-15899 and Maud Kathleen WATTS-               17214, Ipswich SFK UK

                                            St Nicholas Street, Ipswich Suffolk UK


1856 - Occupation: Edward LAWS- (Steward on Ship "TELEGRAPH" 27165, 

1942 - Military: Jake M  LAWS- (PVT US Army) 16688, 

DEATHS and burials

1891 - Death: John Williams LAWS(Retired Grocer/Esq) 4566, Brixton SRY UK

1921 - Death: Fremont LAWS-25130, Hammond, Lake Co, IN United States

1936 - Death: Ralph LAWS-20542, 

1937 - Burial: Percy Robert George LAWES (RN 168394 CPO / Coastguard) -1238,                             Scarborough NRY UK where he resided but died at Clifton NRY UK

                                                  Scarborough NRY UK

1950 - Death: Tom LAWS (Railway Platelayer) -36631, Yaxley HUN UK

1958 - Death: Meda LAWS-30376, 

1959 - Death: Gilbert P LAWS (Sgt US Army) -16709, 

1977 - Death: Steven Ray LAWS-30422, Lake Cu1979 - Birth: Latricia Renee LAWS-19047, TX

1982 - Death: Lily Maria LAWES-1272, Ingestre STS UK

1985 - Death: Elizabeth Mary LAWS-14555, Croydon Park, NSW AUSTRALIA

1991 - Death: Betty Jean LAWS-43028, 



1804 - Birth: Catherine BLENKINSOPP-32658, 

1869 - Birth: Edmund  or Edward GRIMANI(Scenic Artist) 32374, Deptford KEN UK

1911 - Birth: Jacob Albie SIMMONS-33292, 


1787 - Death: Mary Anne or Anne EASTMURE-3384, Great Yarmouth NFK UK

                                                   Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1875 - Death: William WESTLAKE-23176, Mile End MDX UK

1882 - Death: William BOGGAN (Miner) -8078, Ballarat VIC AUSTRALIA

1951 - Death: Annie DOBSON-32271, Ponteland NBL 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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