Sunday, December 04, 2016

Sunday 4th December 2016 - Number 1074

to  the
Laws Family Blog

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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 4th December

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1780 - Christen: Cuthbert LAWES-2992, Ovingham NBL UK

1833 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWS-10737, 

1836 - Baptism: William Henry LAWS-25755, Preston with Sutton DOR UK

1851 - Birth: Edward T LAWS (Coach Driver) -38631, 

1877 - Birth: George Mervyn LAWS (Butcher) -3706, Cowra NSW AUSTRALIA

1881 - Baptism: Charles William LAWS-16203, Bolam NBL UK

1898 - Birth: William Gerald LAWES-5, Fulham MDX UK

1899 - Birth: Duncan Henry LAWES (Australian Army) -12967, Adelaide SA AUSTRALIA

1909 - Birth: Nancy LAWS-28852, Blyth NBL UK

1919 - Birth: Eric Herbert LAWS (Clerical Officer at Air Ministry) -36131, 
          Edmonton MDX UK


1826 - Marriage: John BALLARD-5060 and Elizabeth LAWS-5061, Litcham NFK UK

                                                          Litcham NFK UK 

1855 - Marriage: John LAWS (Gardener & Innkeeper) -6217 and Hannah HEWITT-3589,                   Stratton Strawless NFK UK

                                                  Stratton Strawless NFK UK


1610 - Burial: John LAWS (Scrivener) -7518, Foster lane London MDX UK

1768 - Burial: Thomas LAWS-16965, Newton Flotman  NFK UK

1849 - Burial: Mary Ann LAWS(Free Emigree) 8006, St.Johns, Parramatta, AUSTRALIA

1889 - Burial: Charles Percy LAWS-5023, Kensington MDX UK

1899 - Death: Barbara LAWS-23573, Gateshead DUR UK

1920 - Death: Louisa Atherton LAWS-38275, Tooele, Tooele, UT United States

1931 - Death: Jane Elizabeth LAWS (Spinster) -10111, Surbiton SRY UK

1940 - Death: George LAWS (Steel Work Labourer)-21040, West Hartlepool DUR UK

                                 HMS 'Trincomalee' moored at West Hartlepool DUR UK

1947 - Death: Henry William LAWS-39061, Catford KEN UK

1949 - Death: George LAWES-39082, Cromer NFK Resided Holt NFK UK

1957 - Death: James Austen LAWES (Chemist)-40467, Sanderstead SRY UK

1962 - Death: Leslie Winter LAWS (Retired Postman)-39331, Hackney MDX UK

1964 - Burial: Charles Robert LAWS (PVT US Army) -16663, Mountain Home National                       Cemetery, Johnson City TN United States

1990 - Death: Betty LAWS-41805, 

1992 - Death: Mamie Ann LAWS-25294, Indianapolis IN United States


1855 - Occupation: W LAWS (Seaman)-27170,

1859 - Occupation: Thomas LAWS (Steerage Steward on ship) -27163, 

1996 - Probate: Barbara Joan LAWS-41120, Brighton SSX UK

                                                            Brighton SSX UK


1853 - Birth: Mary Jane HENRY-8753, Newcastle upon Tyne NBL UK

                                              Newcastle upon Tyne NBL UK

1892 - Birth: William Frederick BARKSFIELD (Civil Servant) -21978, Wathamstow ESS UK

1894 - Birth: Hannah M THEOBALD-28985, West Hartlepool DUR UK

1900 - Birth: Vivia Paternoster WHITE-29477, Para Plains SA AUSTRALIA


1839 - Marriage: Thomas B HOLLIDAY-25091 and Harriett Hannah HALL-25092, Onondaga           County NY United States


1845 - Death: Fanny SMITH-20316, Coombe Bissett WIL UK

                                                 Coombe Bissett WIL UK

1936 - Death: Harold Franklin LAIDLAW-43467, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1957 - Death: Ada M FOARD-21141, Mayfield SSX UK

1964 - Death: Daisey Agnes PITMAN-18078, Rouge River OR United States

1997 - Burial: Gladys A HEAD-14450, Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City TN

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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