Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sunday 25th December 2016 - Number 1095

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 25th December


BIRTHS baptisms etc
1783 - Baptism: Thomas LAWS-12640, Portsea Hampshire UK

                 HMS 'VICTORY' Nelson's Flagship moored at Portsea Naval Dockyard

1786 - Burial: Elizabeth LAWS (Pauper) -8188, Felthorpe Norfolk UK

                                     Felthorpe Chuch Norfolk ENGLAND

1790 - Baptism: Elizabeth LAWS-3630, Witchampton Dorset UK

                                    WITCHAMPTON in DOREST ENGLAND

1825 - Birth: Christopher LAWS-27394, Gateshead Durham UK

1830 - Birth: John A LAWS-23273, Lancaster Lancashire UK

1841 - Birth: Miles LAWS-38374, GA USA

1847 - Birth: Fanny LAWES-12875, Bower Chalke Wiltshire UK

                                       BOWER CHALKE WILTSHIRE ENGLAND

1847 - Birth: John Milligan LAWS (Navy Officer)-2857, Lamphrey Pembrokeshire UK 

1866 - Birth: George Angus LAWS (Navy AB)-12046, Kintore Aberdeenshire UK

1872 - Birth: Helen Mary LAWS-3703, Cowra NSW AUSTRALIA

1881 - Birth: George Emanuel LAWS-29395, Sunderland Durham UK

                                SUNDERLAND County DURHAM ENGLAND

1888 - Baptism: Alice Maud LAWS-15388, West Ham Essex UK

1895 - Birth: Bessie LAWS-32665, 

1905 - Birth: John Robert LAWS-35819, 

1906 - Birth: Harold J LAWS-(Driver) 43894, 

1923 - Birth: Joyce B LAWS (Clerk / Telephonist) -43592, 

1923 - Birth: Lovie LAWS-39408, 

1926 - Birth: Verna Alma LAWS (Clerk) -3272, Shepparton VIC AUSTRALIA

1816 - Marriage: James ARMINGER-11796 and Phoebe LAWS-11797, Norwich Norfolk UK

                                          Elm Hill Norwich Norfolk ENGLAND

1818 - Marriage: William BULLEN-9933 and Elizabeth LAWS-11779, Norwich Norfolk UK

                                  The Cathedral Norwich Norfolk ENGLAND
1820 - Marriage: Meshack LAWS-25425 and Lucinda AYRES-25424, Wilkes Co NC USA

1823 - Marriage: Joseph LARMAN-29149 and Sarah LAWS-29150, Shoreditch Middlesex UK

1826 - Marriage: Thomas FIDLER-12372 and Mary Ann LAWS-12373, Ealing Middlesex UK

1834 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS (Bricklayer/Coachman/Groom) & a TWIN -2955 and 
          Martha HISCOCK-2956, Wareham Dorset UK

                                         Wareham Dorset ENGLAND

1836 - Marriage: Theophilus LAWES (Silk Weaver)-2538 and Mary Ann NOBBS-2806,                       Norwich Norfolk UK

                                    St Peter Mancroft Norwich Norfolk ENGLAND

1844 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS (Watchmaker) -22954 and Charlotte SUMMONS (Spinster)             - 22956, Liverpool Lancashire UK

1844 - Marriage: John LAWES (Ag Lab) -689 and Frances JAMES-3785, 
          Dickleburgh Norfolk UK

1850 - Marriage: James LAWES-36015 and Sarah SYVIER-36016, 

1854 - Marriage: William  LAWS-(Wheelwright & Rig Dealer) 41155 and Sophia LAPHAM-               5608, Newington Surrey UK 

1856 - Marriage: Thomas LAWES-28561 & Ellen TANNER-28562, Hullavington Wiltshire UK

1864 - Marriage: Henry STEPHENS (Head Gardener) -20234 and Rosetta Keen LAWS-20233,             Notting Hill Middlesex UK

1867 - Marriage: Thomas CHERRILL-5210 and Hannah LAWS-5209, Ealing Middlesex UK

1867 - Marriage: James LAWS (Hotel Contractor) -3328 and Maria NEWELL-14823, 
          Ealing Middlesex UK

1871 - Marriage: Daniel CARTWRIGHT (Brass Pillar Maker) -32092 and 
          Jane Elizabeth LAWS- (Brass Polisher)32098, Birmingham Warwickshire UK

1871 - Marriage: William LAWES-850 and Fanny ???-20312, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

                                          Coombe Bissett Wiltshire ENGLAND

1873 - Marriage: John  LAWS (Carpenter)-4605 and Annie JOSLIN-37272, West Ham Essex               UK

1874 - Marriage: George LAWS (Bricklayer) -26234 and Emma Eliza PECK-4310, Folkestone             Kent UK

                            Thr Harbour Folkstone Kent ENGLAND

1875 - Marriage: Stephen WHENHAM (Labourer) -37273 and Ann Rebecca LAWS-21077,                   Plaistow Essex UK

1879 - Marriage: Alfred  LAWES (Soldier & former Policeman)-2719 and Emma IRONSIDE-             2720, Charminster Dorset UK

                                        Charminster Dorset ENGLAND

1886 - Marriage: John James LAWS (Labourer) -6576 and Annie WHITMORE-15488,                       Litcham Norfolk UK

                                         Litcham Norfolk ENGLAND

1889 - Marriage: Joseph James POLLARD-16361 and Jemima  LAWS (Bead Worker 5663,                  Mile End Middlesex UK

1891 - Marriage: Ernest Charles LAWES (Warehouseman) -31998 and Ada MILLS-32700,                 West Hackney Middlesex UK

1894 - Marriage: William Parkin LAWS (Coal Miner) -3991 and Susannah ANDERSON-13696,           Dalton le Dale Durham UK

1895 - Marriage: Alfred Arthur FURZE-38881 and Ann Margaret LAWS-4743, Shoreditch                   Middlesex UK

1895 - Marriage: Alfred C B LAWS-19804 and Mae CAMPBELL-19805, Breckenridge,                       Summit Co CO USA

1896 - Marriage: Edwin James LAWS (Zinc Worker) -43320 and Alice Elizabeth RANSOM-               43319, West Ham Essex UK

1896 - Marriage: James LAWS (Fruit Dealer on own account)-32786 and Emily Elizabeth                     KINGSHOTT-32787, St Mathews

1897 - Marriage: John James BEZZANT-19891 and Ellen LAWS-19890, Penrhiwceiber                       Glamorgan UK

1897 - Marriage: William WALKER (Blacksmith's Hammerman)) -15350 and 
          Mary Ann LAWS-4732, West Ham Essex UK

1899 - Marriage: Hebron Charles LAWES (Gardener)-2711 and Elizabeth Ann GLEESON-                 38488, Neath GLA

1900 - Marriage: Albert Ernest LAWES (Timber Carman) -910 and Minnie Elizabeth                         FURNISH-15480, 

1900 - Marriage: Horace Edwin LAWES -447 and Beatrice Marion SLADE-12821, 
          Eastleigh Hampshire UK

1900 - Birth: George Thomas LAWES (Australian Army) -12971, Colac VIC AUSTRALIA

1902 - Marriage: Cyril Edward  LAWS (Bank & Stock Exchange Doorkeeper)-16131 and                     Marguerite Emma GODDARD-33811, Paddington Middlesex UK

1904 - Marriage: John DERRINGTON-40957 and Gertrude Beatrice LAWES-40956,                           Birmingham Warwickshire UK

1905 - Marriage: James Warren LAWS ARMY Private 1891)-28823 and Annie Caroline                       BROMFIELD-28824, Southwark Surrey UK

1909 - Marriage: George TITFORD (Shop Fitter) -42161 and Beatrice Selina LAWS (Spinster)           -42159, Islington Middlesex UK

                                         Islington Middlesex ENGLAND 

1910 - Marriage: George William Henry LAWS (RN 343558 Crewman) -15270 and Catherine               CLACKET-41092, Camberwell Surrey UK

1912 - Marriage: Fab JONES-30412 and Mamie LAWS-30411, Wake NC USA

1916 - Marriage: Joseph DEPLEDGE (French Polisher) -27596 and Elizabeth LAWS-27595,               Sheffield West Yorkshire UK

1918 - Marriage: Richard James LAWS-31851 and Florence R A THOROGOOD-31852, 
          Poplar Middlesex UK

1930 - Marriage: John Issac HARVEY-5945 and Jessie Murray LAWS-5944, 
          Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

                                  Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland ENGLAND

1933 - Marriage: William Eden LAWS-43344 and Ivy Lavinia May WILSON-43345,                           Hindmarsh SA AUSTRALIA

1937 - Marriage: Arthur PECK-28608 and Violet LAWES-28607, Armley West Yorkshire UK

1851 - Death: William LAWS-12012, HMS "Penelope" Lagos West Africa

1906 - Death: John LAWS-7288, Coxhoe Durham UK

1907 - Death: Robert LAWS-7298, Crook Durham UK

1985 - Death: James Kenneth LAWS-24124, Texarkana Miiler Co. AR USA

1986 - Death: John Kenneth LAWS (M D) -17928, Texarkana Miller Co. AK USA

1992 - Death: Bessie Mae LAWS-41757, 

2003 - Death: Hilda LAWES-20057, Cornwall UK USA

1844 - Residence: Thomas LAWS (Watchmaker) -22954, Liverpool Lancashire UK

1866 - Occupation: William LAWS (Apprentice on Steamship) -17181, 

1867 - Emigration: William Frank LAWS-(Foreman Shipbuilder) 8602, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA On ship "Bayswater" & Family as listed here

1867 - Emigration: Sarah Sophia GOODALL-8603, On ship "Bayswater"
1867 - Immigration: Ernest Albert LAWS-11497, On ship "Bayswater"

1867 - Immigration: Lillian LAWS-11496, On ship "Bayswater"

1867 - Emigration: Florence Annie LAWS (Infant aged abt 8 mths) -11495, On ship                             "Bayswater"

1891 - Residence: Harry Bonsay PEARSON (Rigger) -43988, New Brompton

1891 - Residence: Louise Emily LAWS- (Spinster)43986, West Ham Essex UK

1891 - Residence: William George LAWES (Carrier) -852, West Ham Essex UK

1891 - Residence: Amelia Ellen CUNNINGHAM-37266, West Ham Essex UK

1896 - Residence: Alice Elizabeth RANSOM-43319, West Ham Essex UK

1896 - Residence: Edwin James LAWS (Zinc Worker) -43320, West Ham Essex UK

1916 - Occupation: Charles Joseph LAWS (Timekeeper /Clerk CC) 
          (Private Canadian 180 Btn 86245) -15874,  Toronto ONT CANADA

1938 - Residence: Elizabeth Buckland SIMPSON-15983, St Leonards on Sea Sussex UK

1793 - Birth: Elizabeth LODGE-12864, Bishopstone Wiltshire UK

                                     Bishopstone Wiltshire ENGLAND

1796 - Birth: Maria Christmas CRICKMAY-22735

1809 - Birth: Martha HISCOCK-2956, Wareham Dorset UK

1892 - Birth: Louisa Ruth OWEN-33235,

1898 - Birth: Christabel Mary KEELER-3470,

1921 - Birth: Mildred ALLMARK-29945, Salford Lancashire UK

1865 - Marriage: Robert SQIRRELL (Ag Lab) -21060 and Anna DEATH-21061, 
           Hitcham Suffolk UK

1884 - Marriage: William Charles HARDING (Solicitors Clerk) -14267 & 
          Mary Ann Rowell  ELL (Drapers Assistant)-7222, East Dulwich Surrey UK
          My paternal grandmothers parents, he left her about 1912 and remarried bigimously

1920 - Marriage: Walter  BRACKIN-(Miner)41210 and Hilda JENNINGS (Mill Hand)-31098,             Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK

1856 - Death: Jane LITTLE-22815, 
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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