Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday 19th December 2016 - Number 1089

to  the
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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 19th December

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1819 - Baptism: Robert LAWS (Prisoner at Hockwold NFK) -6674, 
         Hockwold Cum Wilton Norfolk UKUK

1824 - Christen: Caroline LAWS (Silk Winder) -7636, Norwich Norfolk UK

1882 - Birth: George Ernest LAWS (Bootmaker)-17654, Battersea SRY UK

1886 - Baptism: Alice Mary LAWES-28364, Headley HAM UK

1888 - Birth: Arnold Alfred LAWS (Stores Clerk & Workhse Officer) -10890, 
          Litcham Norfolk UK

1891 - Birth: Rueben William Henry LAWS (ARMY Private 3253) -4488, 

1893 - Birth: George William LAWS-39318, 

1894 - Birth: Adam LAWS (Coal Miner) -26839, Hylton DUR UK

1910 - Birth: Gill LAWES-35941, 

1919 - Birth: Olga Edith LAWES-38338, 


1878 - Marriage: William HARPLEY-38621 and Sarah LAWS-30769, Gundagai, NSW                         AUSTRALIA

1887 - Marriage: Otis Allen BROACH-23023 and Ruthie Lee LAWS-23022, Franklin Co TX               USA

1893 - Marriage: Cyril JOYCE-12527 and Grace Ethel LAWES-487, Vernon BC CANADA

1893 - Marriage: Francis Walter COLLIN-12526 and Frances Elizabeth LAWES-483, 
          Vernon BC CANADA

1893 - Marriage: William  LAWS (Woodman/ Widower)-3888 and Susannah WATSON(Widow)          -3889, Aylesham Norfolk UKUK

1914 - Marriage: Henry LAWS (Bricklayer) -39706 and Mary Ann COPSEY-39707, 
          Mildenhall SFK UK

1914 - Marriage: Homer Elmer LAWS-19526 and Sarah Blanche SMITH-19527, 

1936 - Marriage: Henry LAWS (Railway Maintenance) -22444 and Emma Hilda TRAFFORD-             22445, Southall Middlesex UK UK


1819 - Death: Sarah LAWES-21193, Homington WIL UK (St Michaels)

1832 - Burial: Jane Elizabeth LAWS-12118, Diss Norfolk UKUK

1917 - Death: Henry Edward  LAWES (ARMY Private 268124)-22209, 

1926 - Death: Robert Cuthbert LAWS- (Farmer 196 Acres) 6556, Hunwick DUR UK

1927 - Death: George LAWS-8065, Low Willington DUR UK

1929 - Death: Arthur Frederick LAWS (Marine Engineer)-3362, QLD AUSTRALIA

1935 - Death: Mollie B LAWS-30641, Jackson, Jasper Co MO USA

1935 - Death: Elizabeth LAWS-10737, 

1936 - Death: Alice Rose LAWS (Spinster) -34841, Paddington Middlesex UK 

1941 - Burial: William Jones LAWS-22125, Dunedin NZ

1941 - Death: Isabel Laws LAWS-19286, Almeda CA USA

1954 - Death: David LAWES (NAVY AA4 FX 855599 RNAS Lossiemouth) -26587, 

1954 - Death: Henry William LAWS(Consultant Mining Engineer) -18360, Victoria BC                         CANADA resided Saanich BC CANADA

1967 - Death: Frederick Claude LAWES (RN K36805) -11432, 

1972 - Burial: Alfred John LAWES (CPL US Army) -16615, Long Island NY USA

1973 - Death: Eric Archibald LAWS (Australian Army NX202736) -12903, Newtown NSW                   AUSTRALIA

2003 - Death: Lawrence David LAWS-13481, 

2005 - Death: Denise LAWS-20679, Hendersonville NC USA


1863 - Residence: Margaret LAWS-30354, Bishopwearmouth DUR UK

1863 - Residence: Joseph Jame LEITHEAD (Shipwright) -30353, Bishopwearmouth DUR UK

1882 - Admon: Jane LAWS (Spinster) -7324, 

1914 - Residence: Mary Ann COPSEY-39707, Bury St. Edmunds SFK UK

1969 - Residence: Lionel William LAWES-41579, Palm Desert, CA USA
          Naturalization: Los Angeles CA USA


1785 - Baptism: Joseph CHARTERS (Innkeeper & Master Joiner) -14185, Torpenhow CUL 
          An ancestor of my wife 

1910 - Birth: Gladys Audrey MILDENHALL-38297, Reading BRK UK

1920 - Birth: Reginald George WEEKS-37331, 



1890 - Death: Jane CHARTERS (Innkeeper Grey Goat PH Baggrow CUL) -14193,                               Blennerhasset CUL UK a distant ancestor of my wife

1943 - Death: Elizabeth BOWMAKER-36784, Sunderland DUR UK

1979 - Death: Thomas Richard TREWIN-3321, 

2009 - Death: Harley ARMITSTEAD-11530, Warwick, QLD Australia

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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