Wednesday, September 07, 2016

LFR 7th September 2016 - Number 1000

Welcome to the 1,000th edition  
of the
Laws Family Blog

We reach out to all, regardless of Race, Colour, Creed, Orientation or National Origin, with support for researching family and documenting cultural inhertance


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 7th September, from our database

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Family Events

1694 - Christen: William LAWES-2327, Kenn DEV UK

1755 - Marriage: Thomas ROWSELL-8434 and Mary LAWS-7987, 

1755 - Baptism: Edith LAWES-23833, Bower Chalke WIL UK

                                                   Bower Chalke Wiltshire UK

1774 - Death: Alexander LAWS (Died at Sea) -11384, 

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

                                                    Costessey Norfolk UK

1828 - Christen: Jane LAWS-4766, Alverstoke HAM UK

1860 - Death: Maria Jones LAWES (Widow) -10067, Bath SOM UK

                                                   Bath Somersetshire UK

1882 - Baptism: Ada LAWES-28363, Headley HAM UK

1889 - Marriage: William LAWS (Coal Miner)-4653 and Jane WEEDY-22095, Byker NBL UK

1897 - Birth: Nora C M LAWS-42356, Caterham SRY UK

1899 - Birth: Christopher LAWS (Assistant Ships Steward) -37067, London MDX (Kilburn)

1899 - Birth: Christopher LAWS (Assistant Cook) -22876, Grays Thurrock ESS UK

1902 - Birth: Doris Olive LAWS-36863, 

1902 - Death: John James Holloway LAWES (Annuitant) -2175, Isleworth MDX UK

                                                   Iselworth Middlesex UK

1903 - Birth: Harold George LAWES-38287, 

1905 - Marriage: George Richard LAWES (Master Miller) -481 and Eva CLARKE-12537,                   Armstrong BC CANADA

1914 - Birth: Lionel Mayman LAWS-12485, Perth, WA AUSTRALIA

1915 - Death: Swinburn J LAWS-21935, Hammond, Lake Co, IN United States

1916 - Birth: Arthur Albert LAWES-37313, Greenwich KEN UK

                                                     Greenwich Kent UK

1916 - Discharged: Herbert LAWS (ARMY Private 21260)) -4298, Reigate SRY SRY

1916 - Death: Edward Lucian LAWS (Army Officer) -2861, Mombassa KENYA

1919 - Birth: John Frank LAWS-36964, Colman FL United States

1923 - Death: John Joseph M LAWES (Master Mariner/RN 185088) -1975, Dartmouth DEV 

1940 - Death: William LAWS (Civilian War dead) -33353, West Ham ESS UK

1940 - Death: Margaret LAWS (Civilian War dead) -22313, West Ham ESS UK

1940 - Death: Raymond W LAWS (Civilian War Dead) -10421, West Ham ESS UK

1944 - Death: Troy W LAWS (2nd Lt US Army 0-890381) -36672, 

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

1951 - Death: Edward Gordon LAWES-16078, Leyton ESS UK

1957 - Death: Aaron LAWS (Train Driver) -4196, Ryhope DUR resided South Shields DUR UK 

1958 - Death: John Percy LAWS (Engine Fitter) -4906, Bexley Heath KEN UK

1990 - Death: Shannon Leray LAWS-19746, 

2001 - Death: Virginia Faye LAWS-23527, Huntsville AL USA


1861 - Birth: Florence Elizabeth MARTIN-38926, 

1880 - Birth: Joseph Bird CLEGG (Hairdresser) -7113, Bradford WRY UK

1886 - Death: Henry ROGERS-10682, Edinburgh MLN UK

                                          Edinburgh MLN Scotland (looking South)

                                           Edinburgh MLN Scotland (Looking North)

1888 - Death: Harriett LANE-9518, Coombe Bissett WIL UK

                                                    Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1951 - Death: William WEBB (Engineer) -22363, Birmingham WAR 

1966 - Burial: Benjamin JENNINGS-23567, Stanley cun Wrenthorpe WRY UK

1973 - Burial: Marie BLACK-17982, Blanding UT United States

1981 - Death: Arthur Benjamin CULLINGFORD-26715, Harwich ESS 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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