Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday 28th January 2017 - Number1129

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 inheritance


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 28th January

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1770 - Birth: Elizabeth LAWIS-10577, Morpeth Northumberland UK

1798 - Baptism: William LAWS (Inspector of Nuisances) -4224, Rochester Kent UK

1824 - Birth: Susan LAWS-29173, Ramsholt SFK UK

1860 - Birth: Sarah LAWES-24626, Wellington NZ

1861 - Birth: Charlotte L LAWS-43650, 

1864 - Birth: Hiram L LAWS (Farmer)-20742, SCOTLAND

1867 - Birth: Catherine LAWES (Boarding House Keeper)-29843, Southampton Hampshire UK

1887 - Birth: Henry LAWES-40963, Birmingham Warwickshire UK

1897 - Birth: Arthur Cecil LAWS-38195, Gateshead Durham UK

1899 - Birth: Dora LAWS-25292, Madison Co KY USA

1902 - Birth: Frederick John LAWES-37294, South Norwood Surrey UK

1910 - Birth: Angus Graeme LAWS (Accountant) -36786, Sunderland Durham UK

1721 - Marriage: John ESSEX-10024 and Elizabeth LAWS-13538, Gussage All Saints Dorset               UK

1895 - Marriage: Walter SMITH(General Dealer) 20083 and Eliza LAWS-20081, 

1895 - Marriage: Herbert Freeman LAWES (Brewers Labourer) -2223 and Annie Maria                       BACON-10149, Booton Norfolk UK

DEATHS burials etc
1794 - Death: Sarah LAWS-28425, Norwich Norfolk UK

1869 - Death: William Dempster LAWS (Master Mariner 42987)-32196, Bombay INDIA

1907 - Death: William George LAWES (Infant 8 mth old) -2676, Banff CANADA

1923 - Death: Edwardus Ignatius Lawrence LAWES-727 Twyford Abbey, Willesden Middlesex           UK

1926 - Death: William LAWS (Wire Rope Maker) -13777, Gleadless West Yorkshire UK

1929 - Burial: Margaret LAWS-36418, Wareham Dorset UK

1938 - Death: Anna Maria LAWS-7074, Kensington Middlesex UK

1939 - Death: Ernest Edward LAWS (ARMY Private 4387) -5085, Bungay Suffolk UK

1959 - Death: William G LAWES- (Welder) 28018, Windsor Berkshire UK

1966 - Death: Thomas Osborne LAWES-24509, Norwich Norfolk UK

1966 - Death: William Osborne LAWES-24505, Norwich Norfolk UK

1970 - Death: Alice Hannah LAWS-5521, Kings Lynn Norfolk UK

1980 - Death: Clarence Stanley LAWS-36152, 

1983 - Death: Fred Preston LAWS-11287, Houston, Harris Co Texas USA

2000 - Death: Heather Jean LAWES (Management trainee) -28164, Grantham Lincolnshire UK

2012 - Death: Henry Robin Kenny LAWES-14524, Wellington Somerset UK


1904 - Residence: Mary Jane Heath LAWS-8219, Southend-on-Sea Essex UK

1919 - Discharged: Frederick LAWS (ARMY Private 30228) -28793, 

1943 - Residence: Mabel Ellen WATSON-39797, Durham NC USA

1943 - Enlistment: William Lewis LAWS (US ARMY Technical Sergeant) -39796, Keesler MS             USA

1804 - Birth: Mary UPJOHN-569, Martin Wiltshire UK

1814 - Birth: Frederick Francis FOX-17576, Luton Bedfordshire UK

1845 - Birth: Isidore Marie THIERRY DE FALETANS-18092, Paris FRANCE

1905 - Birth: Edward Francis HARKCOM-22656, Devonport Devonshire UK

1910 - Birth: Margaret Isabella BULMAN-43331, 

1919 - Birth: Demitri James GEORGIO-32738, Cardiff Glamorgan UK


1880 - Death: Sara Elizabeth COLLEY-11235, Mendoza, Caldwell Co., Texas USA

1943 - Burial: Henry  JENNINGS (Saddler)-32685, Outwood West Yorkshire UK

1950 - Burial: Leslie Stephen DACRE-23561, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK

1993 - Death: Muriel M BARTLETT-12089, Chingford Essex UK

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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