Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday 21st February 2017 - Number 1153

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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 21st February

1695 - Baptism: Ann LAWS-10617, Bywell Northumberland UK

1773 - Baptism: Ann LAWS-10611, Heddon on the Wall Northumberland UK

1800 - Birth: Henry LAWS (Master Mariner)-7170, Walworth Surrey UK
         (My Grandfather's Grandfather)

1802 - Baptism: Hanna LAWES-21202, Homington WIL (St Michaels) UK

1813 - Baptism: Jonah LAWS (Glassworks Foreman) -6924, Whickham Durham UK

1819 - Christen: Mary Ann LAWS-7989, Croydon Surrey UK

1848 - Birth: Hannah B LAWS-22076, Heworth Durham UK

1849 - Birth: Robert Cuthbert LAWS (Farmer 196 Acres) -6556, Lamesley Durham UK

1869 - Birth: Statie LAWS-17128, 

1873 - Birth: Thomas Elijah LAWS (Ag Lab) -8633, Hainford Norfolk UK

1883 - Birth: Charles LAWS (Electric Supply fitter) -44530, 

1889 - Birth: Clare Cecil LAWS-16360, Great Massingham Norfolk UK

1903 - Birth: Fred LAWS-3811, Anlaby East Yorkshire UK

1910 - Birth: Alfred Charles LAWES-38451, 

1915 - Birth: Barbara Gertrude LAWS-41339, 


1828 - Marriage: George HERRINGTON (Woodman) -20131 and Mary Ann LAWES-20130,               Bower Chalke Wiltshire UK

1856 - Marriage: Henry Finch HILL (Butcher) -31193 and Louisa Anne LAWS-26973, 
          St Pancras Middlesex UK

1895 - Marriage: Hermann Edmund SCHLEICHER-36949 and Elizabeth Jane LAWS-3548,               Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA

1899 - Marriage: Issac HALL (Farmer) -17000 and Olive LAWS-16999, Sunnidale. Simcoe Co             ONT CANADA

1915 - Marriage: William Louis Conrad NAVIER-43383 and Alice Marie LAWS-11924,                       Kingston Upon Hull East Yorkshire UK

1925 - Marriage: Francis ANNETTS-36222 and Alice Mary LAWES-36221, Carlton Wiltshire             UK

DEATHS burials etc

1773 - Burial: Mary LAWES-2192, Ketteringham Norfolk UK

1877 - Death: Edgar S LAWS-13914, 

1888 - Burial: Charles William LAWS (Merchants Clerk/Ship Agent) -32062, Stoke Newington              Middlesex UK

1903 - Death: Henry LAWS-38975, Brentwood Essex UK

1913 - Death: Thomas LAWS (Baker) -5631, Darlington Durham UK

1923 - Death: Charles Wesley LAWS-40358, Park Ridge NJ USA

1924 - Death: Jane Jennifer LAWS-8893, Middlesbrough North Yorkshire UK

1945 - Death: D W LAWS (RCAF Sergeant Aircrew) -33590, Helenaveen, Noord-Brabant, 
          Buried Nijmegan HOLLAND

1958 - Burial: James T 
(PVT US Army) -16732, Long Island NY USA

1961 - Death: Maxwell Vaughan LAWS 
(Royal Australian Navy)-12934, Glenferrie VIC                       AUSTRALIA

1964 - Death: Athol Robinson LAWS (Australian Army) 3201, 

1964 - Death: Arthur LAWS (Farmer) -3197, Shepparton VIC AUSTRALIA

1969 - Death: Annie Maria LAWES-714, Montrose ANS UK

1978 - Death: Alice Grace LAWS-14602, 

1987 - Burial: Wilbur Francis LAWS-22796, Blanding UT USA

1995 - Death: George Edward LAWS (Machinist) -25109, Utica NY USA

2003 - Death: Bonnie LAWS-11715, 

2008 - Death: John Brian LAWS-41935, 

1856 - Residence: Henry Finch HILL (Butcher) -31193, Harrow on the Hill Middlesex UK

1856 - Residence: Louisa Anne LAWS-26973, St Pancras Middlesex UK

1861 - Occupation: Thomas LAWS (Steerage Steward) -27163, 

1903 - Residence: Henry LAWS-38975, Maldon ESS UK

1947 - Residence: Ronald C LIVERSUTCH (Engineer) -43455, Cyntwell, Cardiff 
          Glamorgan UK

1828 - Baptism: Sarah HARRIS-552, Martin Wiltshire UK

1842 - Birth: Charles SMITH-9816, Hurstbourne Tarrant HAM UK

1877 - Birth: Minnie RICHARDS-20293, Bristol Gloucestershire UK

1892 - Birth: Mary Frances PEDERSON-27917, Colonia Diaz, Galeana, Chihuahua MEXICO

1917 - Birth: Alice HODDER-21534, Kingston Upon Hull East Yorkshire UK


1865 - Marriage: William Charles HARDING-17223 and Mary Ann SMITH-17224, Wollombi,             NSW AUSTRALIA


1773 - Burial: William HUGGINS-2191, Ketteringham Norfolk UK

1919 - Death: Martha SMITH-8670, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1922 - Death: Rosa Ella HEWETT-16454, Franklin Co Texas USA

1938 - Death: Arthur WOKES-19639, Leeds West Yorkshire UK

1960 - Death: Isobel Saunderson MCPHEE-37712, Hove Sussex UK

1960 - Death: George Henry SCHOFIELD-13708, Manchester Lancashire UK

2006 - Death: Verna Lucille TIPTON-36260, 

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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