Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday January 23rd, 2017 - Number 1124

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Dear Ancestor,-
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 23rd January

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1863 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWES-20281, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1866 - Birth: William LAWS (Ag Lab) -4320, Sproughton Suffolk UK

1874 - Birth: Annie Newton LAWS-12659, 

1878 - Birth: Johanna Lydia LAWS-3193, Kialla VIC AUSTRALIA

1885 - Birth: Orris Samuel  LAWS(Shoemaker)15932, Chelsea Middlesex UK

1887 - Birth: Ellen Louise LAWS-24275, Kensington Middlesex UK

1894 - Birth: Benjamin Citone LAWS-17059, 

1896 - Baptism: Edith LAWS-24371, Ryhope Durham UK

1903 - Birth: Thomas George LAWS (Wireless Component Despatcher) -33069, 
          Tyneham Dorset UK

1913 - Birth: Herbert H LAWS (Millwright) -43958,

1914 - Birth: David Leonard LAWES (Farmer) -33561, Holbeach Lincolnshire UK


1650 - Marriage: Henry LAWES (Composer) -1165 and Elizabeth MILES-1161, St.James                   Clerkenwell Middlesex UK 

(Henry a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal and only one who served both Charles I and Charles II having spent the English Civil War teaching young ladies to dance and sing, I can't think of anything better. - Sir Nicholas LAWES Governor of Jamaica, brother in law to Captain Sir Henry Morgan, claimed to have kinship with Henry LAWES and I believe their grandfathers to be brothers in Dydner in Somersetshire)

1816 - Marriage: Richard Lloyd LAWS- (HEICS Master Mariner "Andromache") 2827 and 
          Frances Catherine STARK-2828, Bengal INDIA

1822 - Marriage: James LAWS (Widower) -11745 and Mary NORMAN (Widow) -11744,                       Coslany Norfolk UK

1865 - Marriage: Abraham WILKINS-30313 and Hannah LAWS-30312, SOM UK

1886 - Marriage: Alfred ARNOLD (Ag Lab) -15702 and Esther A LAWS (Scholar) -5701,                     Lakenheath Norfolk UK

1901 - Marriage: Alfred Sidney LAWS (Lumber Sales)-17014 and Margaret Eleanor TAYLOR            (Servant) -17017, Murchison, Northern Dist ONT CANADA

1912 - Marriage: Mark William LAWS-25484 and Augusta KING-26926, Yancy Co NC USA

1876 - Death: Leah Bathsheba LAWS (Infant 1 mth) -10876, Hainford Norfolk UK

1888 - Death: Marie Leonora LAWS-11621, Tiruchirapalli INDIA

1902 - Death: William Thomas LAWS-8000, Melrose, 24 West Side, Wandsworth Common SRY

1909 - Death: Henry Fricker LAWES (Solicitor & Barrister & Gentleman) -11446, 
          Clifton Gloucestershire UK

1915 - Death: R G  LAWES (ARMY Lance Corporal 11640)-22225, 

1917 - Death: William James LAWS (ARMY Gunner 63128)-22357, 

1925 - Death: Charles Bertram LAWES-2793, Rugeley Staffordshire UK

1933 - Death: James Learmont LAWS (Headmaster) -3066, Newcastle upon Tyne                                 Northumberland UK

1939 - Death: Thomas LAWS (Schoolmaster) -3857, Gosforth West Yorkshire UK

1941 - Death: Herbert LAWS (Potato Salesman) -29156, Palmers Green Middlesex UK
          But- Burial:at New Southgate Middlesex UK

1941 - Death: Ira Lucille LAWS-20435, 

1941 - Death: Cuthbert LAWS (Railway Clerk) -5819, Gateshead Durham UK

1942 - Death: Eliza Reeks LAWS-30324, Frayser MS USA

1968 - Burial: Arthur Edmund LAWES-16084, 

1995 - Burial: Clyde C LAWS (SM2 US NAVY)-32844, San Bruno CA USA

2005 - Death: Allen L LAWES- (Canadian Army Private 612750) 27608, 


1774 - Baptism: James ROFE-21287, Wymondham Norfolk UK

1801 - Birth: Elizabeth AGNEW-11895, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1859 - Birth: Arinda Annis WARDEN-33335, Montgomery IL USA


1907 - Birth: Violet KING-42443, 

1945 - Death: Louisa Rebecca CHAMBERLAIN-11510, Surfers Paradise, QLD Australia

1978 - Death: Elizabeth Diosma PFEIFER-24575, Dimboola VIC 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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