Thursday, February 02, 2017

Thursday 2nd February 2017 - Number 1134

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 2nd February

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1739 - Birth: Frances LAWS-13844, Lakenheath Norfolk UK

1814 - Birth: Elizabeth Lovewell LAWS (Independent means) -3402, Great Yarmouth Norfolk             UK

1836 - Birth: Albert Decatur LAWS-36482, 

1836 - Baptism: Sarah Jane LAWES-11980, West Lavington Wiltshire UK

1845 - Baptism: Elizabeth Master LAWS-12421, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1854 - Birth: Esther  LAWS (Servant)-13444, Louth Lincolnshire UK

1866 - Birth: William Henry LAWS (Merchant's Clerk) -5267, Whitton, Brentford,                             Twickenham Middlesex UK

1875 - Birth: Catherine Annie LAWS-34608, Barrasford Northumberland UK

1880 - Birth: William Stephen LAWES (RN K 39934) -23890, Basingstoke Hampshire UK

1895 - Birth: John J LAWS (Ag Lab)-42489, 

1895 - Birth: Reginald William LAWS (Builders Labourer) -3890, Cawston Norfolk UK

1897 - Birth: Gertrude LAWES-24522, Rawalpindi INDIA

1911 - Birth: Ronald James LAWS-31729, West Ham Essex UK

1913 - Birth: Walter Richard LAWS-28827, Walworth Surrey UK

1668 - Marriage: Richard WOMES-1067 and Margaret LAWES-1068, West Acre Norfolk UK

1668 - Marriage: Thomas LAWES-1052 and Margaret or Mary WRIGHT-1053, Ashwicken                 Norfolk UK

1669 - Marriage: Nicholas ALLEN-1401 and Amy LAWES-1402, Sedgeford Norfolk UK

1765 - Marriage: William CARLETON-3676 and Eunice LAWS-3664, Billerica, Middlesex Co.             MA USA

1791 - Marriage: George GOFTON-13291 and Mary LAWS-13290, Heddon on the Wall                       Northumberland UK

1840 - Marriage: William SCALES-31180 and Ellen LAWS-31181, Highgate Middlesex UK

1867 - Marriage: James GODBOLD (Horse Tender) -6119 and Jane LAWS-6241, 
          Hockwold Cum Wilton Norfolk UK

DEATHS burials etc
1800 - Death: William LAWS-43489, Loddon Norfolk UK

1900 - Death: Jane LAWS (Widow)-9330, 

1910 - Death: Sarah LAWS (Widow) -8283, Warboys Cambridgeshire UK

1916 - Death: Robert LAWS (Coal Miner - Chargeman) -7558, Bedlington Northumberland UK

1929 - Death: Amy Gertrude LAWS-38248, Theydon Bois Essex UK

1941 - Death: William LAWS-34928, The Post Office, Fernhill Heath Worcestershire UK

1941 - Death: Margaret Campbell  LAWS (Spinster & Civilian War Dead)-4337, Northfield,                 Birmingham Warwickshire UK

1951 - Death: Constance Vera  LAWES (Spinster)-20975, West Malling Kent UK

1960 - Death: Muriel Evelyn Florence Murray LAWES-31962, Chelsea Middlesex UK

1961 - Burial: Thomas Francis Cresswell LAWS-39327, Worthing Sussex UK

1976 - Burial: William Albertus LAWS-16401, Trinity Anglican Cemetery, in Liverpool, 
          Nova Scotia CANADA

1976 - Death: William Albertus LAWS-16401, 

1980 - Death: Harold Sidney LAWS-38207, Christchurch Hampshire UK

1989 - Death: Elizabeth Ethel  LAWES (Pensioner)-1516, Kirkley Suffolk UK

1990 - Burial: Jack J  LAWS(PVT US Army)16730, St Louis MO USA

2004 - Burial: Larry Gerald LAWS (Logger) -14418, Union Grove Cemetery

2007 - Cremation: Audrey Amy Daphne LAWS-28155, Kent & Sussex Crematorium


1920 - Immigration: LAWS (Labourer) -25733, Auckland NZ

1929 - Emigration: Frank Henry LAWS (Tea Planter) -8529, 

1929 - Emigration: Ethel Annie Louise MYER-8528, 

1929 - Emigration: Albert LAWS (Tobacco Agent (BAT) -7167, 

1785 - Baptism: Mary GATEHOUSE-20284, Salisbury WILTSHIRE UK

1840 - Birth: Sarah Elizabeth ROBBE-36483, 

1862 - Christen: William Charles HARDING- (Solicitors Clerk) 14267, Keymer Sussex UK
          (My paternal Grandmother's bigamous father)

1896 - Birth: Sidney EGGLESTON-16349, 

1908 - Birth: Lilian DAVISON-24279, North Shields Northumberland UK


1937 - Death: Geoffrey Cecil Twisleton Wykeham FIENNES-31961, Banbury Oxfordshire UK

1937 - Death: Graham Eden William  (4th Baronet) HAMMOND-GRAEME-31955, 

1973 - Death: Frederick Royal SHAW-9155, 

2002 - Death: Edward Rodney HUNTER-21452, Scarborough North Yorkshire UK

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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