Monday, December 05, 2016

Monday 5th December 2016 - Number 1075

to  the
Laws Family Blog

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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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a very merry Christmas
and a 

Happy New Yeear


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Family Events from our database, for today 5th December

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1828 - Christen: Emma Josephine LAWS-2830, St.Dunstans Stepney MDX UK

                                                   St Dunstans Stepney MDX UK

1834 - Birth: William LAWS-10738, 

1865 - Birth: Mary LAWS (Spinster) -20739, 

1880 - Baptism: Jane Elizabeth LAWS (Housemaid) -5156, Lambeth SRY UK

                                               Lambeth Palace SRY UK

1886 - Birth: Robert LAWS-17796, Heddon on the Wall NBL UK

1886 - Birth: Ellen LAWS-17795, Heddon on the Wall NBL UK

1888 - Birth: Bernard Francis LAWES (Auctioneers Clerk)-17721, Croydon SRY UK

1888 - Birth: Alice Maud LAWS-15388, Canning Town ESS UK

1889 - Birth: John B LAWS (Railway Signalman LNER) -43564,

1894 - Birth: Anthony LAWS (Stillman at Beanpole Distillery) -42628, 

1896 - Birth: Ellen Louise LAWS-3451, 

1898 - Birth: Beatrice Florence LAWS-40193, 

1908 - Birth: Harry Charles LAWES-35742, 

1912 - Birth: Marion Cruikshank LAWS-41386, 

1915 - Birth: Leah LAWS-25438, 


1805 - Marriage: John LAWES-20283 and Mary GATEHOUSE-20284, Coombe Bissett WIL 

                                                   Coombe Bissett WIL UK

1839 - Marriage: William BARNES-1993 and Hannah LAWES-1994, Portsmouth HAM UK

                                   HMS 'Victory' moored in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard

1931 - Marriage: Leon H LAWS-25102 and Anastasia SWIFT-25103, 


1883 - Death: James LAWS (Homopathic Chemist)-6570, Croydon SRY UK

1898 - Death: Sarah Ann LAWS-22520, 

1913 - Death: William LAWS-7307, South Shields DUR UK

1921 - Death: Dock I LAWS-19775, Bell County KY United States

1948 - Death: Ella M LAWS (Laundress)-43518, Brixton SRY UK

1962 - Death: Victor George LAWS-20772, Acton MDX UK

1971 - Death: Robert Currie LAWS (SP/4 US Army)-16794, 

1980 - Death: Claude Victor LAWS-12507, Rosemead, Los Angeles, California, United States

1983 - Burial: Bernard Oswald LAWS (Farmer) -3261, Shepparton VIC (Pine Lodge Cemetery           (Banksia Lea Site no:187) AUSTRALIA

2001 - Death: Floy Lucinda LAWS-30152, Selmer, McNairy TN United States

2006 - Death: George LAWS (Rish Lumber)-23538, Marietta SC United States

2015 - Death: Charles Christopher LAWS-43051, Leyburn NRY UK



1730 - Baptism: Mary Anne or Anne EASTMURE-3384, Great Yarmouth NFK UK

                                                  Great Yarmouth NFK UK

1825 - Christen: Alice HARPER-6698, Feltwell NFK UK

1835 - Birth: Henry Booth HOHLER (Merchant)-31964, Cambridge CAM UK

                                          Kings College chapel, Cambridge CAM UK

1885 - Birth Alice Maud Mary HARDING (Boarding House Keeper) 7232 East Dulwich SRY 

1906 - Birth: Samuel JENNINGS-23305, Wakefield WRY UK

1915 - Birth: Florence JENNINGS-23303, Wakefield WRY UK

1921 - Birth: Joyce ALVEY-38801, 


1854 - Marriage: William JENNINGS (Miner) -41192 and Betsy SAND-41193, 
          Stanley cum Wrenthorpe WRY UK


1840 - Death: Alice ALLEN-21351, Rickleton House, Chester le Street DUR UK

2001 - Death: Demitri James GEORGIO-32738, 

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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