Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday 30th December 2016 - Number 1100

to  the
Laws Family Blog

May we wish you a very 
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year

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 from our database, for today 30th December

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1691 - Baptism: Alice LAWES-25943, North Bradley Wiltshire UK

1801 - Birth: Francis LAWES-939, Fincham Norfolk UK

1809 - Birth: James LAWS (Sailmaker) -6316, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1810 - Christen: John Innocent Dyball LAWS (Coach Smith)-4928, Costessey Norfolk UK

1827 - Birth: Frederick LAWS (Ag Lab) -20228, Edmondsham Dorset UK

1831 - Birth: Barbara Maria LAWES-38323, West Lavington Wiltshire UK

1833 - Birth: Mary Ann LAWS-3849, Ovingham Northumberland UK

1838 - Christen: Rachel LAWS-14880, Littleport Cambridgeshire UK

1842 - Birth: Rosina LAWS-6547, Hellington Norfolk UK

1897 - Birth: Henry J LAWS (Market Gardener) -37096, 

1906 - Birth: Alfred Stanley LAWS-38191, 

1908 - Birth: Stanley L  LAWS (Bricklayers Labourer)-43631, 

1911 - Birth: Marie Louise LAWS-35924, 

1919 - Birth: Robert Eland LAWS (Australian Army) -12946, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1874 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS-14129 and Virginia POLAND-14130, Prince William county               VA USA

1899 - Marriage: George MUSGROVE (Coal Herwer) -29053 and Hannah Elizabeth LAWS-               3566, Bedlington Northumberland UK

1923 - Marriage: John Joseph LAWS-14698 and Irene Isabel CARBIS-12563, Kogarah NSW               AUSTRALIA

1816 - Burial: William LAWES-24303, Portsea Hampshire UK

1892 - Death: Robert LAWS (Ag Lab)-8042, 

1912 - Death: Elizabeth LAWS(Widow) 8095, Barking Essex UK

1915 - Death: John Robert LAWS-(ARMY Private 14264) 22306, 

1937 - Death: John Joseph LAWS (District Manager Wine & Spirits Trade)-26791, 
          Heaton Northumberland UK

1946 - Death: Berkley McAllister LAWS-22763, Salt Lake City UT USA

1946 - Death: Robert Edward LAWS-19837, Salt Lake City UT USA

1961 - Death: Merle LAWS-41596, Minatare, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, USA

1979 - Death: Frederick Robert LAWS-3452, Horsford Norfolk UK

2005 - Burial: Tina Maria LAWS-21370,
2005 - Death: Gordon Stanley LAWS (Australian Army) -12912, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA

1924 - Occupation: Francis William LAWS (Company Director) -5746, CITY OF LONDON

1938 - Residence: John William LAWS (Engineering Clerk) -17535, Byker Northumberland UK

1946 - Arrival: Giovanna Maria DE LUIGI-34526, Liverpool Lancashire UK

1781 - Birth: Louisa BUNDY-25697, Downton Wiltshire UK

1783 - Baptism: John CHARTERS-14154, Torpenhow Cumberland UK

1821 - Birth: John MCMINN (Ships Carpenter) -21800, Kirkcudbright KCD UK

1855 - Birth: Thomas SHIPTON (Soldier) -23927, Whitfield, Thornbury GLS UK

1878 - Birth: Maud Louise THOMAS-37201, Calcutta INDIA

1903 - Birth: Madge ADCOCK-13289, Rastrick West Yorkshire UK

1908 - Birth: Kathleen Mary BELSON-21667, Lismore N.S.W.Australia

1907 - Marriage: William Malcolm WILLIS-43502 and Edith Maud WILLIS NEE ALLEN-37202, Byculla, Bombay INDIA


1883 - Death: Agnes Elizabeth SALMON-5311, Ipswich Suffolk UK

1889 - Burial: Kate JENNINGS (Infant) -23548, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK

1985 - Death: Emma Hilda TRAFFORD-22445, Southampton Hampshire 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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