Monday, December 26, 2016

Monday 26 December 2016 - Number 1096

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 26th December

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1744 - Baptism: William LAWES-38326, Tilshead Wiltshire UK

1765 - Baptism: James LAWES-23762, Bishopstone Wiltshire UK

1773 - Baptism: John Coleman LAWS-20349 Portsea Hampshire UK

1790 - Baptism: Betty LAWS-19514, Billerica, Middlesex Co. MA USA

1864 - Birth: Arthur LAWS-8010, Fincham Norfolk UK

1874 - Birth: Caroline Gowler LAWS-10726, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1880 - Birth: Frederick Charles LAWS (Surgical Bootmaker & Leather Worker) -5173,                       Lambeth Surrey UK

1882 - Birth: Richard Arthur LAWS (Clerk for Merchant) -7972, Wandsworth Surrey UK

1893 - Birth: Claude LAWS-20425, 

1895 - Birth: Eva Mary Anne LAWS-12, Swannington Norfolk UK

1906 - Birth: Archibald Vernon LAWS (Australian Army)-12886, Barradine, NSW                               AUSTRALIA

1909 - Birth: Frances E LAWS-20486, 

1910 - Birth: George Gordon LAWS (Reverend) -11402, Melbourne, VIC AUSTRALIA

1912 - Birth: Jesse Charles LAWES Catering Advisor) -35749, 

1913 - Birth: Christine Elizabeth LAWS-16426, 

1914 - Birth: Frederick Eric LAWES-35741, 

1916 - Birth: Lottie LAWS-26053, Texas USA

1780 - Marriage: James LAWES-1899 and Mary HOWTON-1900, Norwich Norfolk UK

1788 - Marriage: James RUSSELL-37753 and Jane LAWS-37754, St George in the East                       Middlesex UK

1797 - Marriage: William LAWS-36545 and Sarah IGHAM-9485, Bexley Kent UK

1839 - Marriage: James John  LAWS (Silk Weaver) -3780 and Frances Vanessa SMITH 
          (Silk Weaver) -22342, Norwich Norfolk UK

1847 - Marriage: Stephen HUNT (Ostler) -35468 and Christiana LAWES-3636, 
          Longfleet Dorset UK

1870 - Marriage: John LAWS (Farm Bailiff) -3109 and Mary Ann GREEN-3110, 
          Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1891 - Marriage: Harry Bonsay PEARSON (Rigger) -43988 and Louise Emily LAWS (Spinster)         -43986, West Ham Essex UK

1891 - Marriage: William George LAWES (Carrier)-852 and Amelia Ellen CUNNINGHAM-                 37266, West Ham Essex UK

1895 - Marriage: Frank Edgar LAWS (Accountant) -14860 and Annie Elizabeth M BURLES-             14857, Southend-on-Sea Essex UK

1897 - Marriage: Charles John LAWS (Fishmonger) -41043 and Jessie CLENT (Confectioner)            -41044, Bermondsey Surrey UK

1900 - Marriage: William Walter LAWS (Ag Lab)-4365 and Emma Jane HOPKINS-37452,                 Feltwell Norfolk UK

1908 - Marriage: Robert Richard DODMAN-20364 and Mary LAWS-20365, 

1919 - Marriage: James William Harold LAWS (Shipwright Carpenter) -24412 and
          May Victoria SALTER-26713, Ipswich Suffolk UK

1930 - Marriage: Arthur Frederick LAWS (ARMY Bandsman) -33770 and 
          Evelina Sarah Ann SPANDLEY-33771, Catton Norfolk UK

1934 - Marriage: Walter Richard  LAWS (Plastere)-40420 and Doris Ethel BRADSHAW                      (Waitress) -40421, Virginia Water Surrey UK

1860 - Death: Eliza Catherine LAWES-18042, Eton Buckinghamshire UK

1870 - Death: William Wright LAWS-20137, Cape Town, Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA

1890 - Death: Grace LAWS-8704, Percy Street, Thornley Colliery DURHAM UK

1903 - Death: Sidney LAWES-24556, Scone NSW AUSTRALIA

1913 - Death: Miles LAWS-38374, Irish Bend, St Mary Co, LO USA

1913 - Death: E LAWS-36965, Sumpter Co FL USA

1913 - Death: E D LAWS-20498, 

1914 - Burial: Henry James LAWES-36650, Nuriootpa, South Australia (Lyndoch)

1916 - Burial: Samuel James LAWS (Farmer)-24904, 

1922 - Death: Jane LAWS (Spinster) -9676, West Ham Essex UK

1953 - Death: Edith Hannah LAWS-7553, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1960 - Death: Harry Mead LAWS (Reverend) -13609, Sturgis MI USA

1973 - Death: Richard LAWS (Postman & RN F16271) -24436, Barnet Hertforshire UK

1990 - Death: Irene LAWS-41401, Caterham Surrey UK

1993 - Death: Gaines Augusta LAWS (Jnr) -20504, Dothan AL USA

2003 - Death: Dorethy Emily LAWS-14553, Sussex Inlet NSW AUSTRALIA

2005 - Death: Tina Maria LAWS-21370, Green Mountain NC USA

2011 - Death: Charles Richard Thurlow LAWS (Stockbroker / Company Director)-32605,

1854 - Occupation: Edward LAWS (Steward on Ship "TELEGRAPH"-27165, 

1868 - Occupation: Robert P AUSTIN (Former Gardener / Widower) -10383, 

1897 - Residence: Jessie CLENT (Confectioner) -41044, Bermondsey Surrey UK

1897 - Residence: Charles John LAWS (Fishmonger) -41043, Bermondsey Surrey UK

1934 - Residence: Doris Ethel BRADSHAW (Waitress) -40421, Virginia Water Surrey UK

1934 - Residence: Walter Richard LAWS (Plasterer) -40420, Sunningdale Berkshire UK

1938 - Residence: Benjamin Elijah LAWS(retired Boat Builder) 7468, St.Leonards SSX

1800 - Baptism: Nancy PEEL-21809, Caldbeck Cumberland UK

1806 - Baptism: George JENNINGS-26019, Wakefield West Yorkshire UK

1833 - Birth: Serelda D BOTTOM-36108, Mercer, Boyle Co KY USA

1880 - Birth: George Talbot SEELEY(Steel Works) 21921, Brumby Lincolnshire UK

1919 - Birth: Grace Myrtle PARRIS-27334, North Weald Bassett Essex UK

1920 - Birth: Joan Doreen MARCHANT-35156, New Southgate Middlesex UK

1857 - Marriage: Thomas WORSFOLD (Lath binder & Nail Maker) -27277 and 
Jane HATTON-27276, Newnham Gloucestershire UK

1882 - Marriage: Henry HOWARD (Costermonger)-42173 and Mary Ann SUETT-17700,                     Stepney Middlesex UK

1908 - Marriage: Ernest Walter JENNINGS (Engine-Man) -41207 and Ethel  JENNINGS (Assistant Teacher)-41208, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK

1931 - Marriage: Frederick Charles SAVILLE (Engineer Jig Maker)-14297 and 
Kathleen Emily TWITCHET-14298, Camberwell Surrey UK

1935- Marriage: Charles Henry BLANCHARD (Shunter)-21927 and Lillian JOHNSON-21929,
1934 - Death: Albert Nelson HOLGATE-20384, West Ham Essex UK

1938 - Death: Elizabeth Buckland SIMPSON-15983, Municipal Hospital, Hastings SSX

1951 - Burial: Harry DACRE-23562, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK

2003 - Death: Dorethy Emily LAWLER-29421, Berry NSW 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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