Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday 10th February 2017 - Number 1142

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 10th February

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1782 - Baptism: Kitty LAWS-24294, Portsea Hampshire UK

1825 - Birth: Benjamin LAWS (Labourer) -6350, Hockwold Cum Wilton Norfolk UK

1861 - Birth: James Thomas LAWS-24122, Lincoln Co TN USA

1866 - Birth: Emily Jane LAWES-13636, Booton Norfolk UK

1891 - Birth: Arthur LAWS (Gardener Chauffeur And Manager) -42640, 

1910 - Birth: Alfred George LAWS-4271, Rawpindi INDIA

1913 - Birth: Ethel LAWS-26562, 

1761 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS-3663 and Hannah CARLETON-3671, Billerica, Middlesex Co.           MA USA

1797 - Marriage: James LAWS (Merchant Life) -3385 and Mary Anne Mrs. BEANE-3391,                   Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1807 - Marriage: Rufus Alexander MARSDEN-31166 and Elizabeth LAWS-31167, St Pancras             Middlesex UK

1840 - Marriage: Matthew LAWS (Glassmakers Labourer) -15045 and Jane DONNISON-                   25932, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1866 - Marriage: Isaac LAWS-33691 and Jemima GREENWELL-33694, Johnson City,                       Washington Co TN USA

1896 - Marriage: T H LAWS-40045 and R E CARNES-40046, Franklin Co Texas USA

DEATHS burials etc
1846 - Death: Charles Adam LAWS-19423, 

1854 - Death: Charlotte LAWS-11148, Boyle Co KY USA

1878 - Death: Sarah Elizabeth LAWS-35616, 

1903 - Death: Blanche Edith LAWS-7008, Edmonton Middlesex UK

1912 - Burial: William Thomas LAWS-7152, Waverley NSW AUSTRALIA

1916 - Death: Benjamin  LAWS (Labourer)-6350, Richfield Sevier UT USA

1928 - Death: John LAWS-8032, Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk UK

1931 - Death: John Samuel  DUNKERLEY(Botany Lecturer at Manchester University)7233,             Victoria Park, Manchester LAN UK

1944 - Death: Thomas LAWS (Horsekeeper at Soapworks) -4643, Billericay Essex UK
          Resideed at Laindon ESS UK

1949 - Death: George LAWS-16537, 

1950 - Death: Irene Alice LAWS-20790, Neasden Middlesex UK

1953 - Birth: Pamela Jean LAWS-18749, Texas USA

1954 - Death: Agnes LAWS-35563, 

1955 - Death: Sarah Elizabeth LAWS (Widow) -5617, Lowestoft Suffolk UK

1989 - Death: Cecil Arthur Edward LAWS-14550, Coolah NSW AUSTRALIA

1999 - Death: Vera LAWS-14592, 

2000 - Cremation: Heather Jean LAWES (Management trainee)-28164, Kent & Sussex                         Crematorium

2003 - Death: Douglas Clifford LAWS-31629, Waveney SFK Burial, Halesworth Suffolk UK

2004 - Death: Dewey Edward LAWS-14056, 


1920 - Arrival: Helen Maria LUMBY- (Hospital Nurse)3010, Newfoundland CANADA 

1920 - Residence: Emily Hewlett EDWARDS (Adopted, Art Teacher) -2862, Staverton GLS UK

1799 - Birth: Hannah  BROOKS- (Laundress)32016, Stapleton Gloucestershire UK

1810 - Baptism: John  JENNINGS Colliery Labourer)-17452, Wakefield West Yorkshire UK

1834 - Birth: Clarissa Caroline BRENTON-23014, Pike co IN USA

1839 - Baptism: Charlotte LAKEY-6181, Booton Norfolk UK

1865 - Birth: Leopold George HOCKINGS-25363, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1897 - Birth: Florence Elaine SMEAD-22523, 


1902 - Death: Frances Vanessa SMITH (Silk Weaver)-22342, Norwich Norfolk UK

1917 - Death: Mary Eleanor JONES-36035, Manchester Lancashire UK

1956 - Death: Fanny Elizabeth ARMSTRONG-3874, 

1989 - Birth: Stephanie Patricia COCKS-23904, Basingstoke Hampshire UK

2004 - Death: Mary Victoria KEISLER-13570, Memorial Medical Center, Arlington, Texas                 USA

2008 - Death: Nancy PATTERSON-KING-29355, Nambucca Heads NSW AUSTRALIA

2011 - Death: Susan Ann SPENDIFF-14285, South Croydon Surrey UK
           My cousin   

2012 - Death: Grace Marjorie DINGMAN-42883, Shreveport, Caddo LO 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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