Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday 17th January 2017 - Number 1118

to  the
Laws Family Blog

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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 17th January

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1777 - Baptism: Barbara LAWES (Spinster)-2991, Ovington or Ovingham Northumberland UK

1802 - Birth: James LAWES (Carman) -35249, Ditchingham Norfolk UK

1813 - Birth: Jonah LAWS (Glassworks Foreman) -6924, Swalwell Durham UK

1885 - Birth: Alvin Marvin LAWS-36642, 

1903 - Birth: David LAWS (Coal Miner)-39287, 

1906 - Birth: Hilda LAWS (Tailoress) -42714, 

1911 - Birth: Olive LAWS (State Registered Nurse) -35905, 

1914 - Birth: Reginald J LAWS (Lorry Driver) -31777, 

1914 - Birth: Robert A LAWS (Pig Breeder) -44249, 

1915 - Birth: Ivan Baron LAWES (Australian Army) -12973, Jeparit VIC AUSTRALIA

1728 - Marriage: Godfrey LAWS-5052 and Frances HARDING-5053, Gayton Thorpe Norfolk               UK

1770 - Marriage: Samuel HOBBS (Wheelwright) -375 and Mary LAWES (Spinster) -374,                     Breamore Hampshire UK

1819 - Marriage: Robert PARAMAN (Widower) -11790 and Mary Ann LAWS-11791, Norwich             Norfolk UK

1904 - Marriage: John Bonner LAWS (Carpenter) -31010 and Melinda Cleveland JOHNSON-             31011, 

1905 - Marriage: William Andrew MACILLWRAITH-25364 and Edith Hannah LAWS-7553, QLD AUSTRALIA

1880 - Death: William LAWS (Grocer / Innkeeper / Coal Merchant) -6976, Southampton                     Hampshire UK

1882 - Death: Cuthbert Umfreville LAWS (Solicitor) -34640, Prudhoe Northumberland UK
          Burial Ovington or Ovingham Northumberland UK

1903 - Death: Margaret LAWS-30354, Bishopwearmouth Durham UK

1937 - Death: Mary LAWES (Spinster)-34946, Hillingdon Middlesex UK

1943 - Death: Edward Owen LAWS (Gas Company Employee) -39006, Folkestone Kent UK

1944 - Death: Matthew LAWS-39031, Cambois Northumberland UK

1966 - Death: Emma Louise LAWES-2721, Brighton Sussex UK

1968 - Death: Lucy Jane LAWS-28978, Cargo NSW AUSTRALIA

2001 - Burial: Mary Elizabeth LAWS-27772, White Chapel Memorial Gardens, DeWitt

2007 - Death: Grace Cox LAWS-24947, SC USA

2013 - Death: John Ray LAWS-39219, Joplin, Jasper Co MO USA



1730 - Baptism: Joseph CHARTERS-14229, Torpenhow Cumberland UK

1858 - Marriage: Joseph BENNETT-12596 and Jane WING-12595, St Pancras Middlesex UK

1870 - Death: Elizabeth Gilham BULL-3, Kingston Surrey UK

1902 - Birth: Gertrude Mary HILL-37343, Castle Cary Somerset UK

1917 - Death: Edward Russell MOONEY-42361, Edmonton Middlesex UK

1972 - Death: Margaret E BROWN-42203, Lawrence TN USA

1992 - Death: Ruth Elizabeth SCHOW-18084, Roseburg OR USA

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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