Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday 13th February 2017 - Number 1145

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. 

I am a native of Witney Oxfordshire but spent my teens in London, I am an under-graduate of The Open University, retired from military logistics after 32 years, a genealogist for 40+ years and currently Pathwarden Records Administrator (volunteer) in East Lothian Scotland,  and a family man. My wife (Lorna) and I have one daughter (Hannah), a graduate of The University of St Andrews in Scotland and an undergraduate of AAU San Francisco, CA
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Family Events from our database, for today 13th February

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1677 - Christen: George LAWES-2396, Folkestone Kent UK

1701 - Baptism: Barbara LAWES-2768, Berwick upon Tweed Northumberland UK

1727 - Christen: James LAWS-6579, Stepney Middlesex UK

1814 - Baptism: William LAWES (Carter) -849, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1854 - Birth: Julius K LAWS-11214, 

1865 - Birth: Charles Edward LAWS (Railway Platelayer) -27257, Pimlico Middlesex UK

1883 - Birth: Ernest J  LAWS (Poultry Farming)-44406, 

1898 - Birth: Arthur George LAWS-33654, Whitby North Yorkshire UK

1902 - Birth: Alice LAWS (Private Means) -44380, 

1902 - Birth: James Waltham LAWS-38410, PA USA

1902 - Birth: Wilfred Percy LAWS-33908, Darlington Durham UK

1913 - Birth: Mary Ann LAWS-30450, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1919 - Birth: Edna LAWS-41456, NC USA


1624 - Marriage: Thomas BELL-2745 and Alice LAWES-2744, Newcastle upon Tyne                           Northumberland UK

1727 - Marriage: John MILBURN-10157 and Sarah LAWES-12000, Whitsbury Wiltshire UK

1854 - Marriage: Augustus R TUCKER-13829 and Minerva Ann LAWS-13828, Carroll Co TN             USA

1910 - Marriage: George Ernest LAWES- (ARMY Corporal 1721) 28775 and 
          May FARNFIELD-28776, Winchester Hampshire UK

DEATHS burials etc

1845 - Burial: Charlotte LAWS-41183, 

1878 - Burial: Terri Lee LAWS-42792, Folkestone Kent UK

1888 - Death: Arthur LAWS-35564, 

1928 - Death: Arthur LAWES-1499, Northampton Northamptonshire UK

1936 - Death: Clarence LAWS- (PVT US Army)16665, 

1936 - Death: Stephen LAWS  (Gravedigger) -15778, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, Norfolk UK

1944 - Death: Edmund Williamson LAWES (Assistant Surveyor of Taxes) -30290, 
          Timperley CHS UK

1950 - Burial: Mervyn William LAWS (Invalid) -25719, Christchurch NZ

1959 - Burial: Sarah Mitchell LAWS(Married) 25726, Christchurch NZ

1969 - Death: Cordie LAWS-19771, Jefferson Co KY USA

2004 - Death: Lois LAWS-13568, Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. IL USA

2005 - Death: Edward LAWS (Construction Worker) -21259, Lenoir NC USA

2007 - Death: Muriel May LAWS (Widow) -26295, Bristol Gloucestershire UK

2008 - Burial: Arthur Ernest LAWES-35891, 


1706 - Baptism: Margaret WINGROVE-23735, Martin Wiltshire UK

1825 - Birth: Eleanor DUPRY-12414, 

1888 - Birth: Arthur Thomas NEAL-12834, Petworth SSXbUK

1893 - Birth: Harry MANN (Lorry Driver) -44285, 

1914 - Birth: Anthony HOOPER-11013, 

1813 - Marriage: Phillip  GREEDUS (Pork Butcher)-10856 and Sarah LETCHFIELD-35058,             Spitalfields Middlesex UK

1857 - Death: Jane LONG-43498, Calcutta INDIA

1895 - Death: Jane GENTLE (Laundress)-4763, 

1960 - Death: William Richard George MORRIS-43351, Aylesford Kent UK

1991 - Death: Gertrude M TURNER-11941, 

2004 - Burial: Doris LASHLEY-13566, Graham, Alamance Co NC 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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