Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday 21st November 2016 - Number 1065

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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 from our database, for today 21st November

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1830 - Christen: Ann Elizabeth LAWS(Hand Loom Silk Weaver) -6872, 
          St.Dunstans Stepney MDX

1830 - Christen: Emma LAWS-3180, Margate KEN UK

1851 - Baptism: Frederick  LAWS (Mechanical Engineer)-34517, Tynemouth NBL UK

1856 - Birth: William LAWS (Engine Fitter)-3856, Wylam NBL UK

1857 - Birth: Thomas Jefferson LAWS-30325, Marshall Calhoun MS United States

1869 - Birth: Ernest Platten LAWS (Police Cobstable) -34716, Norwich NFK UK

1872 - Birth: George LAWES-12683, Wilton WIL UK

1883 - Birth: George Herbert LAWS (Superintedant Headlights Ventalation) -40133, CANADA

1904 - Birth: William Percy LAWS-31625, Derby DBY UK

1910 - Birth: Walter Pyman LAWS-42823, Whitby NRY UK

1910 - Birth: Mary Margaret LAWS (Spinster) -3458, 

1914 - Birth: Burl Owen LAWS-17061, 

1916 - Birth: Cecil Alfred LAWS-41407, Great Yarmouth NFK UK

                                                  Yarmouth on the Right bank

1919 - Birth: Leonard Frederick LAWES-27975, Paddington MDX UK


1816 - Marriage: Isaiah LAWS-8261 and Elizabeth EMERY-8263, Rawdon HANTS 

1817 - Marriage: James LAWS (Merchant Life) -3385 and Rebecca BROWN-3419, 
          Gorleston on Sea SFK UK

                                                  Gorleston on the left bank

1830 - Marriage: Samuel LAWS (Widower) -11764 and Elizabeth BUNN-11763, 
           Lakenheath NFK UK

1835 - Marriage: Joseph DODDS-21356 and Alice LAWS-21353, Chester le Street DUR UK

1854 - Marriage: Alpheus LAWS-30637 and Lucy Jane DAVIS-30638, Mercer Co KY USA

1871 - Marriage: Henry LAWES-13348 and Emily MOORE-13356, Andover HAM UK

1876 - Marriage: Robert William LAWS- (Innkeeper) 3602 and Maria JARRETT-3603, 
          Stifkey NFK UK

1881 - Marriage: George QUINN-22570 and Sarah LAWES-13353, Avinston ONT CANADA

1892 - Marriage: William LAWS (Builders Labourer) -26716 and Alice Barham CALTHORPE-           26717, Ipswich SFK UK

1892 - Marriage: Lionel Edgar LAWS (Carpenter) -11498 and Louisa Rebecca                                     CHAMBERLAIN-11510, Nowra, NSW Australia

1906 - Marriage: Thomas Octavius MARCH-29462 and Annie Mary LAWS-29461, 
           Castle Ward, Houghton NBL UK

1929 - Marriage: John Franklin LAWS-19543 and Edith PEAR-19545, 


1856 - Death: John  LAWES (Widower)-1989, Bristol GLS UK

1871 - Death: John LAWS-8152,

1875 - Death: John LAWS (Fish Curer) -6297, Norwich NFK UK

1882 - Death: Jane LAWS (Spinster) -7324, Droxford HAM UK

1895 - Death: Joseph Rawson LUMBY(Reverend Proffesor DD) 11442, CAM UK

1904 - Death: Lizzie W LAWS-41476, 

1910 - Death: Augustus LUMBY-LAWS (Saloon Porter) -24852, St Louis MO United States

1920 - Death: Stuart Arthur LAWS-3202, 

1921 - Death: Andrew Timothy LAWS-19475, Wilkes Co NC United States

1944 - Death: Percival James LAWES (ARMY Lance Bombardier 1772392) -22224, 

1949 - Death: Joseph LAWS (Colliery Coal Weighing man) -38659, Blackhall Colliery DUR UK

1949 - Death: William Henry LAWS (Solicitors Managing Clerk) -7853, Chertsey SRY UK

1969 - Burial: Raymond LAWS-35429, Wareham DOR UK

1982 - Death: James Wesley LAWS-43413, 

1984 - Death: John Henry LAWS (SN US Navy) -16741, 

1989 - Death: Gwendolyn Violet Burton LAWS-16344, Liverpool LAN UK

2003 - Burial: Helen Irene LAWS-13479, 

2003 - Burial: Katherine E LAWS-13474, Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, MD United States


1914 - Residence: William Henry LAWS (Solicitors Managing Clerk) -7853, Woking SRY UK

1933 - Residence: G W C  LAWS (Radio & Electrical Engineer)-17330, 
          East Grinstread SSX UK

1936 - Residence: Robert Joseph LAWS (Grocers Clerk) -15251, Cambridge CAM UK


1889 - Birth: Matilda SCHLICHER-25272,

1910 - Birth: Priscilla L M CLARKE-29679, Hintlesham SFK UK



1975 - Death: William Stephen TYMON (Hairdresser)-16427, 


A suburban childhood of the Twenties 

Seen from the Nineteen Nineties

By John Robert Laws 1921-2008
Part 15.


There was little opportunity to wander until going to school opened up new horizons. Once the short walk to school was permitted unaccompanied and a few friends were known the range of life extended. The familiar places were visited first, the lake in Finsbury Park with its ducks, swans and boats was known already, but now more time was spent with the slides and swings than feeding the ducks. 

It cannot always have been summer though because the lake froze and the ducks sat back on their tails as they landed. Once or twice there were even skaters on the ice skating serenely round the island that normally gave the ducks refuge from human intruders. These short periods of snow and ice and frozen lead pipes which burst are all that early memory holds of winter. Toys and books must have pushed the cold and wet into the background. Even pea soup fogs belong to later childhood.

It seems not long till we found there were other open spaces besides Finsbury Park. Another half mile towards London was Clissold Park. Its sole claim to fame was having a smaller boating pond with canoes which children could take out on those rare occasions when enough pocket money had been saved.

The opposite direction was more rewarding. Ally Pally stands on its hill looking out over London through the haze of a coal burning suburbia. Surrounded by its few acres of green it still had its four chateauesque corners intact before Satan unleashed the telly against humanity. 

We could wander its empty halls and eat our sandwiches beside the pond while the sun shone. Not far from there were the woods, Queens Wood, and Highgate Woods, shady but not thicketed, a small wanderer’s delight. Apart from the occasional dog taking itself for a walk, the animals were only squirrels. The fox had not discovered the joys of urban life and the smaller rodents were not obvious.

The acquision of roller skates which extended the range of wandering on foot from three or four miles distance, to twice that range. I was able to go off for the day with one or two other roller skating fanatics and a supply of sandwiches and lemonade and could get to such fascinating places as the River Lea and Epping Forrest. Watching the lock gates working as barges were pulled through by enormous horses on the towpath filled idle summer hours in those times when the days and the weeks were longer. 

What we called the River Lea was the canal of course, the remains of the river we called the Old Lea but except in times of flood it was a rather trifling stream. The canal carried the fuel for the power station at Enfield and also a lot of timber for the various timber yards along its banks. This was all brought from the then very active docks in London and the canal ran north as far as Hertford in territory I could not explore until I got a bike. The numerous miles covered on our roller skates on the abrasive stone paving wore their steel wheels smaller and smaller till at last the ball bearings escaped and hard saved pennies had to be spent in lays Street market where anything could be bought including skate wheels.

Continued tomorrow
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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