Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Wednesday 4th January 2017 - Number 1105

to  the
Laws Family Blog


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Happy New Year

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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 4th January

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1789 - Baptism: Ann LAWS-10614, Stannington Northumberland UK

1829 - Birth: Mary Ann LAWS-19594, 

1833 - Birth: Hilary Frances LAWES-35943, 

1851 - Birth: Thomas LAWS (Ag Lab & Gardener) -3607, Litcham Norfolk UK

1854 - Birth: Robert LAWS (Carman) -2904, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1875 - Birth: Lucy LAWS-43766, 

1878 - Birth: Henry T LAWS (Boot & Shoe Maker) -43614, 

1889 - Birth: Dora LAWS-17735, Sedgeford Norfolk UK

1891 - Baptism: Charles Walter  LAWS (Tool Maker)-15389, West Ham Essex UK

1897 - Birth: Thomas LAWS (Canadian Army Private) -41681, CITY OF LONDON

1910 - Birth: Andrew Malcolm LAWS-12883, Madras INDIA

1911 - Birth: Thomas LAWS (Boiler Smith) -43553, 

1911 - Birth: Clarence George LAWES-2032, Droxford Hampshire UK

1915 - Birth: Arthur E A LAWS (Motor Transport Driver) -42372, 

1918 - Birth: Albert T W LAWS (Projectionist) -42340, 

1918 - Birth: Harry LAWS-3826, Anlaby East Yorkshire UK

1919 - Birth: George Malcolm LAWS Jnr (Professor of English) -17880, Philadelphia PA USA


1792 - Marriage: John TURNER-14017 and Mary LAWS-14012, Rochester Kent UK

1909 - Marriage: James Robert  LAWS (Slater & Roof Tiler)-21160 and Gertrude Edith                       CRANDLE-37260, West Ham Essex UK

1916 - Marriage: Edgar Eli LAWES-41242 and Violet Louisa MERRIFIELD-41243, 
          Woking Surrey UK

1884 - Death: Agnes Elizabeth LAWS-35556, 

1899 - Death: Richard LAWS (Ag Lab) -13680, Methwold Norfolk UK

1918 - Death: Carlos W LAWS (Machinist) -24911, St James, Mississipi Co MO USA

1918 - Death: Mathias Robert Seppings  LAWS (Army Officer)-8264, St Jean de Luz,
          Base-Pyrennes FRANCE

1926 - Death: Stella Jessie Waters LAWS-3713, Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA

1947 - Death: Ada Isabella LAWS (Spinster) -10582, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1973 - Death: Clifton Marlon LAWS-42116, 

1979 - Death: Vicki Elizabeth LAWS-14594, 

1985 - Death: Hilda LAWS-43002, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK


1851 - Census: Thomas LAWS (Ag Lab & Gardener) -3607, Rosedale Villa, Litcham Norfolk               UK

1862 - Occupation: Thomas LAWS (Steerage Steward) -27163, 

1915 - Enlistment: James LAWS (Miner & ARMY Private 1608) -28821,

1918 - discharged: Henry LAWS (Labourer) -4607, Kensington Middlesex UK

1806 - Birth: James Richard CATTLEY (Merchant) -9243, York North Yorkshire UK

1877 - Birth: Clarence A DENT-30481, Martin, Weakley Co., TN USA

1893 - Birth: Lena Alice CASSELDINE-22535, Switzerland IN USA

1896 - Birth: Bernice Maud BRUNTNELL-12545, NEW ZEALAND

1909 - Birth: Ada Elizabeth AMPSON-36306, Mansfield Nottinghamshire UK

1920 - Birth: Bettina Mary E ORTON-41231, 

1819 - Burial: Eleanor MACHELL-14151, Torpenhow Cumberland UK

1861 - Burial: Mary GERRETT-3634, Bournemouth Hampshire UK

1896 - Death: Elizabeth Margaret TABRAR-39860, Peckham Surrey UK

1903 - Death: Esther COPELAND-4851, South Shields Durham UK

1962 - Death: Polly MOSES-39544, Sidney OH USA

2009 - Death: Judith Ann NORTHLEY-40152, Whitby Town ONT Canada

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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