Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday 12 January 2017 - Number 1113

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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 12th January

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1699 - Birth: Thomas Cox LAWS (Rev Deacon)-8550, 

1826 - Birth: Barbara LAWS-34644, Ovingham Northumberland UK

1850 - Birth: Percy Colbeck Johnson LAWS (Farmer 800 acres) -3016, Barrasford                               Nr Chollerton Northumberland UK

1864 - Birth: Albert Gibson LAWS (Clerk) -24882, Sumner IL USA

1866 - Birth: Emily LAWS (Scholar) -14797, Gloucester Gloucestershire UK

1889 - Birth: Mabel Mary LAWS-3866, Port Clarence Durham UK

1902 - Birth: Agnes LAWS-24658, Kingston Upon Hull East Yorkshire UK

1905 - Birth: Edith Adell LAWS-13845, Carroll Co TN USA

1908 - Birth: John R W LAWS-36606, 

1909 - Birth: Jack  LAWS (Horseman on Farm)-44291, 

1911 - Birth: Lily LAWS-37566, 

1912 - Birth: Joan M LAWS (Wireless Assembler) -43850, 

1916 - Birth: William John LAWES-31644, 

1798 - Marriage: John LAWES (Shoemaker) -2033 and Elizabeth BRIANT (Spinster) -2034,               Andover Hampshire UK

1876 - Marriage: George LAWS-6147 and Lou GREEN-6149, Hinds MS USA

1910 - Marriage: Charles Frederick HILL (Clerk) -41081 and Elizabeth LAWS-41082,                         Farnworth Lancashire UK

1825 - Death: Joseph  LAWS (Private 95th Regt)-30866, 

1855 - Death: Edith LAWS-25161, Costessey Norfolk UK

1861 - Death: Sarah Ann LAWS-8483, Gaywood Norfolk UK

1864 - Death: Alfred LAWS (Shopkeeper & Beerhouse) -4263, Ipswich Suffolk UK

1923 - Death: Thomas Roche LAWS (RC Reverend) (Widower) -7542, Hampstead Middlesex               UK

1932 - Burial: Maria LAWS-27210, 

1932 - Death: Matilda LAWES-2731, Victoria Nursing Home

1938 - Death: Tom Arthur LAWES-31385, Bromley Middlesex UK

1942 - Death: Frederick LAWS(Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy) 22268, 
          SS "Quickstep"

1942 - Burial: Charles Eustace LAWS (Master Butcher) -22056, Kensington Middlesex UK

1948 - Burial: Caroline LAWS (Spinster) -2972, Stockton-On-Tees Durham UK

1949 - Death: James Edward LAWS-24210, Birmingham Warwickshire UK

1958 - Death: Walter Herbert LAWS-25264, Highland, Lake IN USA

1974 - Death: Joseph Hilton LAWS-12573, late of Camperdown, NSW AUSTRALIA

1995 - Death: John LAWS-25167, Denver Norfolk UK

1995 - Death: Alfred Leonard LAWS (Auto Engineer) -20779, Ampthill Bedfordshire UK


1945 - Military: Robert Earl LAWS-(US ARMY Staff Sergeant) 24389, Medal of Honour -                   Citation

1962 - Residence: Frederick George LAWS (Engineer) -15909 & Joan LAWS-42990, Ipswich Suffolk UK Arrived San Juan, Purto Rica USA


1776 - Baptism: Marjory GRAY-36162, Moulin Perthshire UK

1858 - Birth: Maud H HENARIE-19278, CA USA

1878 - Birth: Henrietta SEELEY-21922, Brumby Lincolnshire UK

1900 - Birth: Howard MCVEY-25258, 

1902 - Birth: Kathleen Muriel CHATTERTON-37422, Lambeth Surrey UK

1907 - Birth: Mary BELL-43412, Millstone, Letcher Co KY USA

1914 - Birth: Emma Hilda TRAFFORD-22445, Southall Middlesex UK
1847 - Marriage: Joseph ROUTLEDGE (Station Master) -14195 and Elizabeth CHARTERS-               14194, Blennerhasset, Torpenhow Cumberland UK

1870 - Death: Jane Elizabeth CARTER-18191, Chiseldon Wiltshire UK

1881 - Death: Emma CLIFFORD-11591, Whitby North Yorkshire UK

1911 - Burial: Charles CLEGG-25828, Outwood West Yorkshire UK

1917 - Death: Eliza MORRISSEY-25131, Hammond, Lake Co, IN USA

1922 - Death: Newton Reuben TALLEY-13910, Sandborn, Knox Co. IN USA

1926 - Death: Mary Elizabeth HARNER-36379, 

1929 - Death: Maria FRANCIS-179, Marcham BRK UK

1959 - Death: Ada Sarah BUCKLER-39040, Leominster HEF UK

1996 - Death: Ruby Australia HOLLAND-14585, Mt Druitt, formerly of South West Rocks                 NSW 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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