Sunday, February 05, 2017

Sunday 5 February 2017 - Number 1137

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 5th February

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1675 - Birth: John LAWS-23263, Minokin, Somerset MD USA

1805 - Baptism: Ann Mary LAWS-10621, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1823 - Christen: Mary Ann LAWS-3478, Folkestone Kent UK

1825 - Christen: William Willoughby LAWS-37214, Stepney Middlesex UK

1827 - Baptism: Abigail LAWS-22027, Littleport Cambridgeshire UK

1831 - Birth: John Wesley LAWS-11357, TN USA

1855 - Birth: Eliza Reeks LAWS-30324, Marshall Calhoun MS USA

1876 - Birth: Albert Harry  LAWES(RN 160120)24453, Chobham Surrey UK

1880 - Birth: Alfred LAWS (Labourer) -42579, 

1886 - Birth: Mary Ethel LAWS-363

1889 - Birth: Lucy Ann Wiles LAWS-42117, 

1891 - Birth: Alfred Ernest  LAWS (Blacksmith)-4303, Great Massingham Norfolk UK

1891 - Birth: Ethel  LAWS-(Housemaid)3162, Folkestone Kent UK

1896 - Birth: Florian Deo LAWS-36387, 

1906 - Birth: William George LAWS-40652, 

1908 - Birth: William Joseph Rowland LAWS (Australian Army) -12959, Eaglehawk VIC                     AUSTRALIA

1919 - Birth: James C  LAWS (GM1c US NAVY) -39786, DE USA

1715 - Marriage: John CLARK-8520 and Bridget LAWS-7633, Norwich Norfolk UK

1816 - Marriage: William LAWES-2677 and Sarah BOWLES-2678, Felthorpe Norfolk UK

1825 - Marriage: John NICHOLSON-10634 and Anne LAWS-10635, Newcastle upon Tyne                   Northumberland UK

1826 - Marriage: Thomas LAWES- (Miller)32555 and Hannah BROOKS (Laundress) -32016,             Bristol Gloucestershire UK

1826 - Marriage: John LAWS-6910 and Catherine SAUNDERS-6911, Newington Surrey UK

1927 - Marriage: John Wilfred LEROY (Railway Carpenter)-20394 and Lavinia Isabella                     LAWS-20393, Lidcombe NSW AUSTRALIA

1696 - Burial: William LAWIS-2455, Leake LIN UK

1865 - Burial: William LAWS (PVT US Army) -16511, New Albany National Cemetery IN USA

1880 - Death: Henry LAWS (Master Mariner) -7170, Bethnal Green Middlesex UK

1890 - Death: Mary LAWES-9686, Hampstead Middlesex UK

1896 - Death: Amelia LAWS (Spinster) -3164, Margate Kent UK

1940 - Death: Mary C LAWS-19280, Los Angeles CA USA

1946 - Birth: Winifred Doris LAWS-29922, Camberwell Surrey UK

1948 - Burial: Charles LAWS-30852, Dagenham  Essex UK

1948 - Burial: Henry LAWS-30824, Dagenham  Essex UK

1958 - Death: Charles William LAWS-16203, Rockhampton QLD AUSTRALIA

1961 - Death: Robert Victor LAWS (EM2D US Navy) -16755, 

1968 - Death: Leslie Mark LAWS (Grocer Provision Wine & Spirit Shop Manager) -36754, 

1971 - Death: Frank Norman LAWS-16502, Dunedin NZ

1979 - Probate: Edward LAWS (Ship Draughtsman) -42282, Brighton Sussex UK

1993 - Death: Robert W LAWS-27641, 

2005 - Death: Suzanne Jensen LAWES-41581, Roy UT USA

2011 - Death: Geraldine LAWS-43418, Anadarko, Caddo Co OK USA


1803 - Baptism: Eliza BRIGNELL-10741, London Middlesex UK (St GHS)

1899 - Birth: John Wilfred  LEROY (Railway Carpenter)-20394, St Sampson GSY CHI

1918 - Birth: James Lynn PALMER-29099, Blanding UT USA



1886 - Death: Mary Ann HARWOOD-1542, Homington WIL UK (St Michaels)

1896 - Burial: Martha WAREHAM-4035, Shillingstone Dorset UK

1936 - Death: Hilda Mary Phylliss MARCOM (Assistant Schoolmistress) -38418

1941 - Death: Alice D WHATLEY-19290, Tulare CA USA

1963 - Burial: Thelma May JENKINS-21313, Townsville QLD AUSTRALIA

1974 - Death: Charles HIGH-3475, Horsford Norfolk UK

1976 - Death: Robert DAVIDSON-35451, Pittsburgh PA 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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