Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Wednesday 1st February 2017 - Number 1133

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 1st February

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1747 - Christen: Christopher LAWS-14007, Padiham Lancashire UK

1784 - Birth: John LAWES-20283, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire UK

1818 - Baptism: Stephen LAWS (Silk Weaver) -7688, Norfolk Norfolk UK
          (St James, Pockthorpe)

1829 - Baptism: Mary Ann LAWS-19594, 

1862 - Birth: Emily Mary LAWS (Assistant Jewelry Saleswoman / Spinster) -7831, 
          Chertsey Surrey UK

1884 - Birth: Christopher W LAWS (Master Bricklayer) -43775, 

1884 - Birth: Christopher L LAWS (Master Bricklayer) -43651, 

1891 - Birth: Earl Franklin LAWS-11320, 

1894 - Birth: William H LAWS(Fitters Mate  Steel Plate) 33236, 

1901 - Birth: Hilda Sue LAWS (Infant) -3714, Ferndale NSW AUSTRALIA

1902 - Birth: Arthur Thurlow LAWS- (ARMY Lt. Colonel) 32464, Cardiff Glamorgan UK

1903 - Birth: Margaret LAWS-32766, South Shields Durham UK

1912 - Birth: Barbara Mary LAWS (Stenographer)-28502, Docking Norfolk UK

1915 - Birth: Donald Alexander MCLAWS (Australian Army) -12999, Geelong VIC                             AUSTRALIA

1916 - Birth: Stanley James LAWS-10491, NZ

1919 - Birth: Kate LAWS-44271, 

1702 - Marriage: Edward LAWES-1606 and Sarah BROWNE-1607, Norwich Norfolk UK

1749 - Marriage: John SIMPSON-11072 and Martha LAWS-11073, Norwich Norfolk UK

1803 - Marriage: John IVES-8429 and Sarah LAWS-7532, St.Marylebone Middlesex UK

1878 - Marriage: Robert Arthur MCLAWS-36882 and Mary COCKBURN-36885, London Middlesex UK

1908 - Marriage: Robert Curtis LAWS (ARMY Private 27613) -28863 and Augusta Florence                 BAIRD-28864, Morpeth Northumberland UK

1913 - Marriage: John William Oughton LAWS (ARMY Sapper WR/202714/207480) -22296 and Mary ???-26561, Houghton le Spring Durham UK

DEATHS burials etc
1866 - Burial: John LAWES (Ag Lab widower) -12776, Kirby Bedon Norfolk UK

1887 - Burial: Edwin LAWES-1252, Luton Bedfordshire UK

1891 - Death: Eileen LAWS-38635, 

1897 - Death: Frances S LAWS-17283, Christchurch NZ

1898 - Death: Emma LAWES (Spinster) -9622, Bayswater Middlesex UK

1911 - Burial: Alfred Cannell LAWS (Engineer)-4443, 

1922 - Death: Rebecca Stratford LAWS-5848, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1927 - Death: George Pierce LAWS (Dock Police Sergeant) -5054, Kings Lynn Norfolk UK

1941 - Death: Charles Robert LAWS-(Engineer) 32159, Wolverhampton Staffordshire UK

1950 - Death: William Mark LAWS-39104, Norwich Norfolk UK

1957 - Death: Percival Frederick LAWS (Market Gardener) -7120, Kirkley Suffolk UK

1961 - Death: Forrest F LAWS- (Cpl US Army)16698, 

1968 - Death: Isaiah LAWS (US Army Selective Service)-12604, Binh Duong VIETNAM

1998 - Death: Phyllis LAWES-14542, Cremorne NSW AUSTRALIA

2013 - Cremation: Arthur Graeme LAWS (Solicitor)-12887, Port Macquare NSW AUSTRALIA

1970 - Residence: Grahame Lee  LAWS- (Shirt Cutter RAN 64772) 33787, Sydney NSW                      AUSTRALIA


1809 - Christen: Mary THACKHAM-6972, Chertsey Surrey UK

1838 - Birth: Mary Isabella BIRD-7093, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire UK

1846 - Baptism: Jane HOLLIS-24053, Wingate Durham UK

1913 - Birth: Veronica Anne LAWTHER-14625, Mudgee NSW


1920 - Death: Nellie  Lee CLAYTON-24862, Princeton MO USA

1952 - Death: Robert William ANDERSON-41467, Cedar Grove, Orange Co. NC USA

1973 - Death: Elsie May PEART-36376, Dubbo NSW AUSTRALIA

1982 - Death: Ethel TOPHAM-20808, 

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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