Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - Number 1154

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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 

22nd February

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1652 - Baptism: Bridget LAWS-13325, Ormesby St Michael Norfolk UK

1812 - Birth: Spencer Nesbit LAWS-22964, Wilkes Co NC USA

1818 - Baptism: John G LAWS (Jobbing Gardener) -7479, Lavenham SFK UK

1842 - Birth: Ann LAWS-6367, Southery Norfolk UK

1861 - Birth: Phillip John LAWS (Tailor) -7071, Fincham Norfolk UK

1882 - Birth: John W LAWS (Blacksmith General Engineer Railway Wagon) -44337, 

1884 - Birth: Wendal Phillips LAWS-12250, Chester Twp, Howard  IA USA

1893 - Birth: Jessie Winifred LAWES-24520, Devonport Devonshire UK

1894 - Birth: Ethel May Ivy LAWS-23052, Richmond VIC Australia

1895 - Birth: Harold Vivian LAWS-34532, Oregon USA

1900 - Birth: Thomas Henry LAWS (RN K49810) -24416, West Hartlepool Durham UK

1902 - Birth: Frederick Reginald LAWS-20899, Ryde IOW UK

1906 - Birth: Gladys Irene LAWS-23874, Wandsworth Surrey UK

1909 - Birth: Albert Edward LAWS (Bricklayer)-42523, 

1909 - Birth: Charles Benjamin LAWES-11478, Liverpool Lancashire UK

1911 - Birth: George LAWS (Public Works labourer) -43876, 

1914 - Birth: Frederick LAWS (Australian Army) -12909, Leichhardt, NSW AUSTRALIA


1843 - Marriage: Samuel RAINER (Labourer) -24431 and Rebecca LAWS-24432, 
          Hockwold Cum Wilton Norfolk UK

1844 - Marriage: Samuel LAWS (Glazier) -26810 and Mrs RAVEN-26811, Southwold Suffolk               UK

1854 - Marriage: Joseph LAWES-(Miller) 185 and Sarah Jane COLLINS-186, 
          Chippenham Wiltshire UK

1860 - Marriage: John P LAWS-17251 and Mary ALEXANDER-17252, 

1892 - Marriage: Frederick Charles LAWES (Commercial Traveller) -10683 and Margaret                   WILLIAMS-24537, Llantrithyd, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

1897 - Marriage: Job LEWIS-24661 and Ada Mary LAWES-1453, Droxford Hampshire UK

DEATHS burials etc
1877 - Death: Sallie L LAWS-13916, 

1877 - Death: Sarah LAWS-13529, Bowral, NSW AUSTRALIA

1901 - Death: Joseph  LAWS (Coke Drawer)-6509, Box Elder Co.UT USA

1906 - Death: Mary Ann LAWS (Widow) -7990, Wimbledon Surrey UK

1908 - Burial: Dorothy LAWS-28128, Stockton-On-Tees Durham UK

1919 - Death: Mary Ruth Ann LAWS-36406, Woodward OK USA

1924 - Death: John  LAWS- (Railway Porter)6504, 

1925 - Death: William LAWS-3107, Peterborough Cambridgeshire UK

1931 - Death: William Scott LAWS-7547, Twyford Lodge, Acton Lane Acton Middlesex UK

1941 - Death: Francis William LAWES-39000, Handsworth Staffordshire UK

1941 - Death: George Ditter LAWS-23026, Mt Vernon, Franklin Co Texas USA

1956 - Death: Gaines Augusta LAWS-20503, 

1974 - Cremation: Ernest Leslie LAWS-40517, Overdale Lancashire UK

1982 - Death: Albert LAWES-38498, 

1985 - Death: John Ernest Arthur LAWS-43004, Dagenham  Essex UK

1991 - Death: Barbara LAWS-20103, Layer Breton, ESS UK

1991 - Burial: Hubert LAWS (PFC US Army) -16723, Houston, Harris Co Texas USA

1996 - Probate: Ada May LAWS-36175, Winchester Hampshire UK

2000 - Burial: Russell Gary LAWS (DC3 US Navy) -16800, Riverside CA USA

2015 - Death: Stanley Eric LAWS-41808, Ipswich Suffolk UK

1899 - Residence: Edward John LAWS (Clothier) -17302, Bristol Gloucestershire UK

1916 - Residence: Hannah WATSON-2647, Viking AB CANADA

1921 - Residence: Frederick LAWS (Engineer & Machinist) -22900, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1804 - Baptism: William SHINGLES (Ostler) -21520, Acle Norfolk UK

1858 - Birth: Ann CULLEN-30598, Liverpool Lancashire UK

1889 - Birth: Mary Belle LUNSFORD-12191, 

1902 - Birth: Willie WEEKLY-19320, AK USA

1903 - Birth: Alice GIBSON-41348, 

1916 - Birth: Olive CHARTERS-14164, Wortley West Yorkshire UK
          (My late mother-in-law)

1917 - Birth: Timothy O'SULLIVAN-36350, CITY OF LONDON


1898 - Marriage: Joseph Wattam MILLSON (Groom) -41205 and Eveline JENNINGS-17462,             Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire UK


1959 - Death: Leah FRANKS-37295, Barnet Hertfordshire UK

2005 - Death: Marie FOX-20683, Burnsville, Yancy 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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